Showing posts with label asia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label asia. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

How to Spend Four Days in Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Hong Kong diaries: four days of pure bliss

 
The bustling packed streets, lines of noodle stands, fashion paparazzi go-to spot, and every traveler’s dream destination, and only one destination can fit into all these labels, Hong Kong. It is one such traveling destination which attracts people from all wide corners of the globe.

The food it presents, the unique multiculturalism that the place portrays, and the beauty of the fast pace makes it every traveler’s dream destination. The city is not only the home to the biggest airport hub but to eight million people. There are thousands of people from across the globe who just dreamt of trotting the streets of Hong Kong, and fell head over heels for the place.

This uniqueness of the city has made it the home to thousands of travelers who settled in the city forever. If you cannot handle too many people, then Hong Kong is definitely not your dream go-to destination.

 

All you need is four days

 
If you are an avid traveler and want to trot across the globe, and fill your soul with the beauty of the world, then try visiting Hong Kong. It is a city you will absolutely fall in love with. If you are on a tight schedule, all you need is four days to tour the entire city. Whether you’re alone or with your loved ones, touring Hong Kong will certainly be a life altering experience for every tourist.

An extremely popular tourist’s spot in the city is Kowloon’s island especially because of the massive park. The park is always packed with visitors and flaunts a well equipped fitness center, swimming pool, several small ponds with floating ducks; a well spread area to relax, and a mesmerizingly beautiful Chinese garden.

It is amongst the top traveling destinations in the city and is a beautiful place that truly represents the term ‘multiculturalism’. While visiting this park you’ll notice tourists probably from every corner of the world, yes that’s how famous it is. It is a particularly inviting place if you’re touring the city alone, here you’ll make hoards of friends.
 

Fascinating experience

 
While Hong Kong is famous around the world for its bustling streets, it is equally known for the breathtaking spots in and around the city. If you want a little calm and want to enjoy watching the beautiful landscape of the city try the cable ride at Ngong Ping. Visit the Po Ling monastery which is at the end of the ride, and while traveling enjoy the gorgeous panoramic view of the city’s landscape, harbor and port.

Amongst the top traveling destinations in Hong Kong that is a place you have to visit the Heritage Museum. Even if you are not a huge history fan, visit the museum it bares the culture and the museum itself is a unique piece of rare mastery and skill. No matter, which part of the world you’re from, you cannot leave Hong Kong without doing a one day food tour. Ditch the expensive restaurants, go around the city, visit the nooks and corners, and you’ll probably have the feeling that you reached ‘food heaven’.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

6 Reasons Why Asia is Calling You!

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For a lot of people, the east still remains symbolic of everything exotic, enchanting and mysterious. So if you are an ardent traveller, and you have always wanted to venture out into the east, now might be your chance. Here is why you should definitely visit Asia:

  1.  Whereas countries like southern France or Spain offer spectacular views and are serious travel destinations among avid travellers, most people on a budget crunch cringe at the expenses. Now Asia is comparatively cheaper and makes you travel in easy without breaking the bank and thus not making you worried about money and helping you to focus more on the sights in front of your eyes. You go back home with a heart filled with zen and a bag filled with Kodak memories. 
  2.  Asian food is the best. No matter where you are in Asia, from India to Thailand to Japan to Hong Kong, let’s just say you are going to be in one big ride of gastronomy which goes only up. From big gourmet restaurants to street vendors, you can get gobsmacking taste bud bursting food everywhere which would only make your visit all the more worthwhile. 
  3.  Asia is perhaps the only continent with as much a sprawling diversity that it actually offers. You get to meet people of varied nationalities, varied taste and varied culture. Even different places within the same nation can be so drastically different it can take your breath away. The northern Indian culture is completely different from the southern Indian culture. 
  4.  Asia is a continent, which holds a regard for family like no other. So if you want to get off the beaten track and opt for a home stay instead of a hotel one, you can be assured that you will be treated to the warmest hospitality. 
  5.  You can easily find your kind of adventure in every corner of Asia. If your adventure is getting drunk and partying all night, well the beaches of Thailand were made for you. but if you do like spending your time amidst nature seeing wildlife, perhaps taking a ride on the elephant or seeing a royal Bengal tiger up close and personal there are plenty of options for you there as well. And if your adventure defines your spirituality, then from the monasteries to temples to stupas to sites engraved in sumptuous past, Asia has it all. All you need is a flight ticket. 
  6.  Asia has something for everyone. And if you have not visited yet, now is a good time to reconsider. From Japan the land of the rising sun to Thailand the party capital, to Singapore the perfect caterer to all your consumerism needs to India to feel in your cultural curiosity to Vietnamese food and history to the majestic grandeur of china or the lesser known beauties of Sri Lanka, you can choose the destination based on your desire and budget but be assured regardless of what you choose, this is a vacation that would never disappoint you.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Natural Wonders Of Philippines


Philippines

PHILIPPINES IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE where there are lots of things to do. It offers leisure and tourist activities that can make a weekend an awesome one. Anyone looking for a party island for your next holiday this place has got it.There is many islands that make up the Philippines. This country is blessed with rich environment lush forest tropical islands, white sand beaches, lakes, rivers, mountains. The people staying here are very warm towards the visitors. One should come on a long holiday on a visit to this place since there is a lot to experience in thisplace. Each year the numbers of tourist increase year by year.

The nature seems to be very natural like 1000 chocolate Hills, underground rivers and caves, 2ooo year old terraces carved by ancient islanders,colourful coral reefs, one of the deepest trenches and perfectly formed Volcano. More adventurous travellers prefer to stay on the coastline.

Some Of The Famous Tourist Destinations Are: 

El Nido Palawan is one of the most beautiful island beaches in the world. It should be visited definitely. Here you will experience different island like beautiful white sand beaches, lagoons and crystal clear waters. You can swim snorkel, do kayaking or just relax and enjoy the beauty of MotherNature.

Boracay island, Aklan: Everyone dreams about visiting this island in the province of Aklan. Don’t miss out its soft white sand, bright blue water, beautiful sunset view and unforgettable night experience.

Batanes islands, Batanes: It is one of the most wanted tourist destinations in Phillippines.Scenery over here is very unique that includes unspoiled islands that satisfy nature’slovers. There are animals freely roaming on the green hills, huge cliffs, overlooking oceans under the blue sky, rocky shores and white sand beaches and the rich cultural heritage of the Ivantans.

Camiguin islands at Camiguin holds the record of having the most number of Volcanoes. This place boasts
of natural attraction including uninhabited white sandbar, hot and cold springs and waterfalls.

Kalanggaman Islands: The island of Kalanggaman in Palompon is famous for its beautiful sandbars in this place and in the world. No wonder the international cruiseships always makes a stopover on this dream islands where hundreds of tourist from the different parts of the world enjoy this island. The water is very clear and transulant. Walk along a white long sandbar and experience a beautiful blanket of stars at clear night sky.

Siargao Island is famous for surfing and a home to the world renowned surfing wave called the Cloud9. There are also beautiful beaches, lagoons, natural pools, waterfalls and caves.

Mayon volcano Albay is the most active volcano. This volcano is a breath-taking landscape .This picture of the volcano is printed on the postcards and on the Philippine currency.

Mount Apoinmindanao is the highest and tallest peak in this place. Mountaineers and Adventurers are more willing to face challenges while climbing on this mountain, but it is not easy. It is also a home to floraand fauna.

Tubbatahareef Natural Park Palawan is a heaven for the scuba divers .This is a wonderful underwater world near the middle of Sulu Sea and also one of the best sites on earth.

NIGHLIFE in Philippines is really wonderful, specially while partying .There are some place where one can visit MANILA, BORACAY, CEBU, PUERTO GALLERABAGUIO.

THE TOP FOOD REGIONisCEBU –LECHON, DAVAO-TUNA BELLY, and BATANGAS-BULALO, LLOILO- LENGUA CON SETAS Y OLIVAS and BICOL-BICOL EXPRESS.

When One Is Immersed In Nature Try To Explore The World.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

10 Top Tourist Attraction in Cambodia


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Cambodia is situated in Southeast Asia. Buddhism is the religion followed by most of the people in Cambodia. People come here from all over the world to enjoy the beautiful places. Some of the tourist attractions are mentioned here:

Angkor Wat: It is one of the temples located in this vicinity. Thetemples of Angkor aremore than 1000 years old. It is a famous monument. This temple is a whole and soul of Cambodia. It is termed as the seventh wonder of the world. The walls are carved with beautiful scenic drawingsand also with fantastic architecture.

The Royal Palace Phnom Penh: This Palace is 100 year old. This Palace gleams in gold. The roof of the tower is very beautifully decorated with golden coloured tiles. Usually this Palace is used for honouring foreign dignitaries, high official celebration, Coronation and for the functions of government officials. In the surroundings of the Royal Palace is the Silver Pagoda. The flooring is made up of silver in Silver Pagoda. There is image of Emerald Buddha made up of Baccarat crystal. There is also a beautiful statue of Buddha made of 90 kgs gold.

Botum Sakor National Park: It is said to be one of the big forests in this city. It is situated at the foot of the Cardamom Mountain Range. There are different types of plant and animal species. Some of the wild animals like the Asian elephant, the Indo Chinese tiger, the clouded leopard, the sun bear, king cobra and Siamese crocodile can be seen here.

Koh Tonsay: It is also known as RABBIT ISLAND. It is a white sand beach with shallow water which is ideal place for swimming. This Island is in the shape of an animal. It is a right place for relaxation. One can enjoy swimming, snorkelling and eat fresh sea food.

The Cambodian Cultural Village: It is a theme park or it can be called as a museum. It represents culture and ethnic on Cambodia people. There are miniature of historical building, stone carving and wood work etc. Also entertainment like dances, circus, acrobats, boxing and the Apsara dance entertain the people who are visiting the cultural village.

Sihanoukville In Cambodia: Boating, touring around, mini golf, scuba diving, snorkelling,visiting different islands, disco and eating delicious food are some of the entertaining things that can be experienced here.
Bokar Hill:It is a very high mountain having good view from above. From the top of the mountain Kampot Town, Kep Beach, Sihanouk Province and blue sea water can be viewed clearly. On the way to the mountain there are Interesting temples and nice resorts with casinos.

Angkor Water Slide: This is the only one water slide in Siem Reap. If you want to have some fun then surely you have to visit this water park. There are slides for small children too.

Baksei Chamkrong: This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is a temple older than Angor Wat. This temple was named after a bird that sheltered the king under its wings. It has a shrine on the top with a pyramid base. There are steps on all four sides. There are also carvings done all over the temple. The architecture is based on astronomical alignments.

Flight of Gibbon Review: It is an adventure to go on this flight of Gibbon. During the flight they give a lot of information on nature and historical monuments and also get a gorgeous view of the jungle. It is an expensive trip.

Angkor Balloon Ride: It is safe and a nice ride. It gives a view of the whole area of Seam Reap and one can take pictures of Angkor Wat from above. The sunrise and the sunset should not be missed out while touring in the balloon ride.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Cambodia!


The Kingdom of Cambodia is located directly on the Gulf of Thailand between the countries Vietnam, Laos and Thailand. One of its major attractions is the Angkor Wat, which is nominated as World heritage site by the UNESCO The mighty Mekong River, which is one of the ten longest rivers in the world, crosses the country in the east. Further in the inland there is a largest freshwater lake in South-east Asia called Tonle Sap. The Cambodian countryside is dominated by a central level, nestled in the majestic mountains in part. Cambodia’s fascinating capital Phnom Penh The country's capital, Phnom Penh is subjected to a rapid increase in population, which is due to an increasing rural exodus.

 Because most streets run parallel to each other, the orientation in the city is very easy. Phnom Penh develops inexorably to the typical Asian capital cities, where they could keep up but now its provincial charm. Particularly fascinating are the countless markets where you can buy typical food. Anyone who dares to try the deep fried crickets, spiders or beetles and larvae can try it here. Angkor Wat is definitely the most important tourist haven in Cambodia. It is the largest temple with great temple area, which has been built between 850 and 1200. In addition, the temple is the world's largest religious building, consisting of a pyramid with five towers. The temple was built by the Khmern in honour of the God Vishnu. Cambodia is dominated by a tropical monsoonal climate. The rainy season is between May and October and brings sometimes very large amount of running water.

 During this time, up to 80 percent of the annual precipitation falls from the sky. The maximum temperatures are, meanwhile, rarely exceed 30 degrees. In the months of December and January, the humidity and the temperatures are relatively low. In addition, be expected at this time with little rain, so that this time offers to travel. In early February, the temperatures start to rise again in April and reached its peak at about 40 degrees. During the months of May and June, the monsoon brings with it a lot of rain and the humidity reached almost unbearable proportions, which can be a real ordeal for tourists from Europe. During the rainy season, the forest is in full bloom, but should the roads in the north-eastern regions are shunned because they are flooded due to the heavy rain.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

A forum on best practices and technical support



"The Partnership will provide a lively forum where the countries involved in sustainable tourism can educate themselves from victorious initiatives of other members and to obtain technical assistance. The Partnership will hold up the continuing exchange of ideas, exchange of experiences, and verdict solutions to general problems in the sector of tourism, "said Gina Guillen Grillo, Senior Advisor to the Minister of Tourism of Costa Rica.

The knowledge gained through the Partnership in Africa may be applied in Latin America, Asia, Europe or North America, and vice versa.

The Partnership has identified seven thematic areas:

1. policy frameworks,
2. Climate Change
3. environment and biodiversity,
4. the fight against poverty,
5. cultural heritage and natural
6. sustainable tourism practices in the private sector,
7. finance and investment.

Many partners already involved

The transition towards more sustainable tourism will be even faster than the successful experiences will be duplicated by a large number of partners.

To date, the Global Partnership is composed of 18 national governments, 5 UN agencies, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), 17 international organizations, companies and 16 non-governmental organizations, as many actors who will demonstrate their commitment to integrating sustainable development in the tourism sector.