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The Perfect Honeymoon Destinations in Thailand to Watch Out

There are many ways in which you can experience Thailand. This is a short preview of the many romantic places available in this tropical country. Whether you’d like an exciting or relaxing and romantic honeymoon, Thailand has everything.

Thailand is a great get away destinations, but did you know that it is also makes for a great place to have your honeymoon? Whether you are here for the beaches or for something more adventurous, keep reading to find the best spots in this paradisaical place on south East Asia. Here are some places to visit in Thailand if you are on your honeymoon:

 

Gulf of Siam

Gulf of Siam

The first place you have to visit is the island of Ko Samui on the Gulf of Siam. This island will provide you and your significant other with great beaches, like Chaweng which is the longest one. Chaweng has soft powdery white sand and the water is very clear. It is however the most populous of the beaches at Ko Samui. The southern part of the beach will give you great backdrops to take beautiful pictures. There are lots of things to do in thailand.

 

Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan

A few miles from Ko Samui is the island of Ko Pha Ngan. This is also a place where you can go exploring if you like nature. There are many beaches all around Ko Pha Ngan where you can go and relax with your new husband or wife. But if you like a great party in this island they have a special celebration during the full moon. In Haad Rin on the island you can attend the world famous Full Moon Party. In Haad Rin there are a lot of bars and discos that are open all night. You’ll be able to dance your night away.

 

Island of Ko Tao

Island of Ko Tao

Another in the list of things to do in Thailand is to visit the island of Ko Tao. In this island you’ll be able to scuba dive. If you are not trained there are plenty of scuba schools to choose from. If you are a veteran there are hundreds of places to explore, and with visibility at an average of 15 meters almost year round you’ll be able to take in the scenery. You can see here young bull sharks, but be careful since they can be curious and can turn aggressive. If diving isn’t your thing, you can also take a day long tour in a boat. Marinas specialize in taking tourist hard to reach places where you can rock climb or simply take in the scenery or even take pictures.

 

Krabi

Krabi

A well kept secret is Krabi, this southern province of Thailand is less busy than Samui. It however has a lot of impressive cliffs and great beaches with clear waters and white sands. The fact that it is a little bit outside of the beaten path makes this region a great place for couples looking for a romantic and relaxing get away. Since Krabi is located close to other areas of interest like Phi Phi, you can make it the place where you travel to all these other destinations. The most romantic however is Railey Beach which is only accessible by boat. Imagine a tropical beach all to yourself and your partner.

 

Phuket

Phuket

Another destination that has become an objective for newlyweds or even to have your wedding ceremony in is Phuket. This is Thailand’s biggest islands and gives tourists lots of beaches to explore, from the very popular Patong and Kamala to the lesser known Surin, Kata, and Nai Hark Beaches.  This is the absolute best combination of an exotic place for the ceremony, an exciting place for the party and a romantic getaway for the honeymoon.

 

Take advantage of the many cheap flights to Thailand to pay us a visit.

Strolling Along to Visit the Historical Places in Tokyo

Three of the best places you can go to when visiting Tokyo. The combination of the martial, religious and sporting will give you a broad view of this city’s past and present. Come visit Tokyo.

One of the best reasons to visit Japan, besides their technology, is their historical sites. Although everybody prefers to visit Kyoto for this reason, I’m here to tell you that the capital city of Tokyo is not only shopping, but it also offers the discerning traveler a lot of culture if he or she is willing to find it. So, grab one of those cheap fights to Tokyo and let’s find its historical places.

 

Imperial Palace

Imperial Palace

The first stop you must, definitely must visit is the Imperial Palace. The palace is unfortunately not open to the public except for 2 days of the year: January 2nd for the New Year’s greeting and December 23rd for the Emperor’s birth day. Still, the grounds around the palace are open and they are breath taking enough. The palace was built initially as the seat of power for the Tokugawa Shogunate that ruled Japan until 1867. The palace was finally finished in 1888 and was destroyed in World War II, and later rebuilt in the same style.

Kokyo Gaien

Kokyo Gaien

A place that is open to the public is Kokyo Gaien which is a large plaza in front of the palace. From this plaza you can see the twin bridges that allow the imperial family access to the inner palace. These are very famous and beautiful bridges that arch over one of the inner moats of the palace. The gardens are also open to the public except on Monday’s and Fridays and other special occasions.

 

Senso Ji temple

Senso Ji temple

The next place you should visit is Senso Ji temple, after the imperial castle this is one of the things to do in Tokyo. Located in Asakusa, this is a temple area that houses Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist temple since it was constructed in 645. The temple location also is adjacent to a Shinto shrine; The Asakusa Shrine which was built in 1649 by Tokugawa Iemitsu. So, when you enter through the Kaminarimon or thunder gate, you’ll be greeted with a 200 meter long market selling all kinds of stuff. You’ll find traditional food as well as traditional dress call the Yukata. This street market is called Nakamise and it ends in the inner gate called Hozomon.

In the main plaza you’ll see the main pagoda. This is the temple’s main building; it is a structure 5 stories high.  This is the place where a lot of the temple’s activities take place. The Sanja Matsuri which is an annual festival where portable shrines are paraded around the streets to bring good luck. It takes place in May and is one o the biggest of this religious festivals in Tokyo.

 

Ryogoku Kokugikan

Ryogoku Kokugikan

The third thing, and sort of to embrace the cliché of the trip to the country of the rising sun is Ryogoku Kokugikan. This is an indoor sporting arena to see what else? Sumo wrestling. It is located in the Yokoami neighborhood of Sumida. It was built in 1985 and can house 13,000 fans of the sport. Sumo is the highly ritualized wrestling sport of Japan. The wrestlers or rikishi’s job is to make the other touch the floor of the ring or dohyo with something other than his feet. The impressive size and strength of the wrestlers has attracted many fans over the years.  As a Shinto tradition Sumo wrestling began in the 16th century as we know it today, but it was influenced by many other forms of martial arts that came into Japan earlier.

The best part of this short plan is that everything is close to the best hotels in Tokyo.

Exploring the Beauty and Traditional Festivals of Singapore

The deeply diverse cultural background of Singapore delivers an eclectic mix of festivities. Here are only a few of these. The more you investigate about this colorful country, the more you’ll be rewarded with new and exciting experiences to have.

There are a lot of festivals that take place year round in Singapore. It’s blend of Chinese, Malay, Indian, Australian, Dutch, Portuguese and even Japanese has made this culture an example of a melting pot of traditions. It is, therefore no wonder that our first stop in this traditional festivities tour is: Chinese New Year!

 

Xi Fa Cai

Gong Xi Fa Cai

Gong Xi Fa Cai is celebrated in according to the lunar calendar. It is also called the Spring Festival and begins in the first day of the lunar calendar and ends 15 days later. Traditionally this is a time of renewal and people wear new clothes. They also clean their houses to sweep away bad luck and bring in only positive energy. Children receive money in red envelops called hong bao and families get together to enjoy big meals.

From any of the cheap hotels in Singapore or from the streets, especially in the china town, you will be able to see street performances and shop from a variety of street vendors. The main attractions of these festivities are the dragon and lion dancers. The main event held on this 15 days is the Chingay parade which has an atmosphere very similar to carnival with floats, magicians and street dancers. In recent years it has become so big that it has got to be transferred to the pit used for F1 racing.

 

 Vesak Day

Vesak Day

Next in the list of things to do in Singapore is Vesak Day, which celebrates the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha.  It is celebrated in the month of May but the day changes according to the Chinese lunar calendar. During this festival the statues of the Buddha are illuminated and a candle lit procession is held on the streets of the city. A lot of people would light incense sticks and pray for enlightenment. Buddhist believe that it is important to do good deeds on Vesak Day, so some students hold big blood drives to help others.

The Hungry Ghost festival

The Hungry Ghost festival

Another Chinese influenced festival is called The Hungry Ghost festival. For Chinese that believe in the Taoist traditions August is the month where the “Gates of Hell” are open and all kinds of spirits are free to roam the earth. Therefore in this month they appease these spirits by having cultural festivals and religious ceremonies at temples. You’ll see a lot of people burning paper money on the street during this month.

 

Deepavali

Deepavali

The last festival we are going to describe is the festival of Deepavali. This is a festival observed by the Hindu living in Singapore. So, everywhere Hindu live in the country there is a festivity going on for this festival. Deepavali is held to celebrate the triumph of light over darkness. Therefore Hindus decorate their homes with flower arrangements and paintings. The streets become alive with color and smell as incense and other aromatic substances are brought out. During this festival that traditionally last for 5 days, families exchange gifts. The families also traditionally engage in prayer to the Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth and prosperity.

This is only a small collection of festivities that make Singapore tourism be very contemplating. There are others which include traditional Christian celebrations like good Friday, Christmas and western new year. There are so many things to see, come and take a look for yourself.

Top 5 Places for Newlyweds to visit in Malaysia

Are you a newlywed? Are still high up on the wedding spirit? Are you looking for a honeymoon destination to go enjoy with the love of your life? If your answer to all of the above questions is YES, then perhaps you should make your way down to Malaysia. It has been revealed that Malaysia boasts of having some of the best honeymoon destinations 2014 for couples looking for a little bit of adventure. The country prides for this because it is known to have some of the best tourist destinations that attracts both the local and international travellers.

Malaysia popularity as a budget friendly honeymoon destination is second to none. Add to the fact that it has stunning sites and you can understand why thousands of newlyweds make Malaysia one of their top must visit destination. While in the country, the best place for honeymoon where you are likely to find other newlyweds is the city capital of Kuala Lumpur. As travel guide, we have compiled a list of the top destinations for newlyweds to visit.

a)      Langkawi   

Langkawi

Langkawi

 

Off the coast of Malaysia lie a numbers of spectacular small and large Islands commonly known as the Jewel of Kadah. Langkawi is known throughout Asia for her numerous spectacular five star resorts, the white sandy beaches, world class spas, jungle trekking among other stunning features. Everything about Langkawi is honeymoon oriented and gives the newlyweds that which they’re looking for. The food is superb with lovely cafes and restaurants, great nightclubs to add a little bit of fun to the experience. If you are looking to add a little bit of adventure to your honeymoon, make your way to Langkawi.

b)      Pulau Redang  

Pulau Redang

Pulau Redang

 

The Pulau Redang Island is located off the coast of Kuala Terengganu and provides the newlyweds with an out of the world experience that offers clear blue waters, kayaking, jungle trekking experiences among other things. With the aforementioned features, the Island is without a doubt amongst the best honeymoon destinations 2014. You want to have a blast outdoor experience? Why don’t you start by taking a romantic walk down the white sandy beaches with your soul mate?  Or better yet choose to rent scuba diving equipment and head to the bay for a diving experience and explore the ocean.

c)       Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas

Another best place for honeymoon is at the Pulau Kapas Island. The Island is best known for her relaxed atmosphere convenient for a low key honeymoon. Some of the most engaging activities that one can take part in include; windsurfing, kayaking, scuba diving, swimming or simply lying on the beach.

d)      Port Dickson

Port Dickson

Port Dickson

The world famous 18 km beach is located in Seremban. The beach presents honeymooners with an out of the world experience where they get to surf, Scuba dive, kayak and swim. For couples who love some history lessons can also visit to learn about the 16th century lighthouse.

e)      Pangkor Laut Resort

Pangkor Laut Resort

Pangkor Laut Resort

The 300 acre privately owned Island is located along the Strait of Malacca and ranks amongst the best tourist destinations in Malaysia. If you are looking for privacy, this is the place to be. The beaches are secluded hence guaranteeing an ideal environment.

5 Top Tourist Attractions in China

As you surely know, China is the third largest country in the world, after Canada and Russia. It is situated in the eastern part of Asia, near the Pacific Ocean, and has one of the most important capitals in the world. Its endless territories are home to one of the oldest cultures in the history of mankind, which together with Mesopotamia and Egypt have managed to shape the history of the world as we know it. Although it is a country rich in historical heritage, it is also a place where sky scrapers watch over busy economical centers and traditional buildings.

The greatest symbol of China is the Great Wall, an architectural masterpiece which can be seen from outer space. It needs no introduction, because it is already considered one of the ten wonders of the modern world. It stretches on 6700 kilometers of wilderness, and in the past it used to protect the people from invasions. There are many things to say about this country, but in this article we will be talking about the best attractions in China.

5: Great Buddha in Leshan

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Great Buddha in Leshan

Great Buddha in Leshan is the largest statue of Buddha in the world. The construction of this stone monster latest for nearly a century. It is 71 meters total, and it is also very important for the Buddhist followers. Many have heard of Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the Tibetan Buddhists. You might have also heard about the beautiful Potala Palace which is the home of Dalai Lama. The great things about this place are the white interiors and intricate design.

4: Huang Mountain

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Huang Mountain China

One of the most popular attractions in China is the Huang Mountain, situated in the East. The image of the surreal cliffs can be also seen in the movie “Avatar”. The Huang Mountainous Chain offers great panoramas of this splendid country, and some of the rocks seem taken out of a sci-fi movie. You should not miss it for the world!

3: Pudong

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Pudong

If your desire is to see something a bit more futuristic, then you should visit Pudong, which is a neighbourhood in Shanghai. You would be surprised to know that only two years ago, this territory was almost totally barren.

2: Army Museum in Shanxi

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Army Museum China

Discovered accidentally in 1974, by a citizen who was digging for a well, the terracotta army, buried in 210 AD, this historical attraction has rapidly become one of the top destinations of China. The interesting thing about it is that every soldier has his own particular features, and weapons. If you wish to see the army for yourself, you should visit the Army Museum in Shanxi, Xi’An.

1: Forbidden City

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forbidden-city

The Forbidden City, situated in the heart of Beijing, near the Tiananmen Market was home to many ruling dynasties in the past. The former house of the Ming and Qing families has recently become part of the UNESCO Cultural Patrimony.

For those who love animals, a stop at one of the best tourist attractions in China is necessary! Nowhere in the world will you be able to see giant Koala bears. The Koala is, however, almost extinct, and the team of attendants is extremely careful with how they treat the animals living there. There you have it, some of the most interesting tourist attractions in China. But what makes this place more interesting is the perfect balance between culture, history, tradition and modernity.