Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Two Cultures in Special Tourism Destinations

Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Hong Kong and Macau, two special administrative regions of People's Republic of China, is a product of cultural assimilation of East and West. Now, both are tourist magnets in eastern Asia.

Melting of two cultures due to colonial Britain in the past to make Hong Kong decorated modern building, but designed and built based on feng shui calculations. In fact, feng shui rules were applied when designing the Hong Kong Disneyland theme park, which has five play areas, ranging from Fantasyland, Adventureland, Tomorrowland, Main Street USA, and one area that has just opened, Toy Story Land.

Hong Kong Disneyland

Adventureland
Adventureland

Tomorowland
Tomorowland
Main Street USA
Main Street USA
Toy Story
Toy Story
The uniqueness is what makes Hong Kong as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia. Moreover, Hong Kong is also known as an entertainment center which many artists contributed, talented actors and filmmakers on the international scene. One of them figures martial arts, Bruce Lee, who now stood erect his statue on the Avenue of Stars, a tribute to the star surrounded by top Hong Kong celebrities, such as Andy Lau, Jackie Chan, Tony Leung and Stephen Chow.
Avenue of Stars
Avenue of Stars

Bruce Lee-Art
Bruce Lee-Art

Not how far from the Avenue of Stars, you will find the museum a very famous waxwork, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, which featured a number of wax figures of the industry's top entertainment, sports, to science. Of course Hong Kong provides many interesting places to shop, such as Tsim Sha Tsui, Causeway Bay, and Ladies Market in Mongkok area.

Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds
Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui
Causeway Bay
Causeway Bay
Ladies Market
Ladies Market
If you visit Hong Kong towards the end of the year, you can follow the Bauhinia Cruise, which will surround the Victoria Harbour. From the above cruise, you can see the beautiful lights of office buildings, while waiting for the second’s turn of the year that will be enlivened with a fireworks display that lit up the night sky of Hong Kong. This experience will be more impressed with the company serving snacks and excellent musical accompaniment.

Bauhinia Cruise
Bauhinia Cruise
Victoria Harbour
Victoria Harbour
Not much different from Hong Kong, Macau was born from the merger of two cultures, namely China and Portuguese. Just look at The Ruins of St. Paul's, one of the most famous landmarks in Macau. Landmark is a remnant of a university and cathedral of the 17th century the Portuguese, which has now been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In fact, a typical Portuguese egg tart was now a by-the mandatory in Macau.

Macau
Macau
The Venetian Macau is a popular entertainment center in Macau. Blend with a luxurious resort with Venetian-style interior design, complete with artificial river and gondola, The Venetian Macau is always filled with tourists. Plus a spectacular show, "Dragon Treasure Show", which you can see in the City of Dreams, Macau is really spoiling the tourists. Not surprisingly, the region located 70 kilometers southwest of Hong Kong has always been the target of the tourists, especially in the holiday season.

The Venetian Macau
The Venetian Macau
The Venetian LV gondola
The Venetian LV gondola

City of Dreams
City of Dreams
Dragon's Treasure
Dragon's Treasure
City of Dreams

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Alternative Holidays in China

Nanning
Nanning
Nanning, the capital city of Guangxi province of China known as the Little Hong Kong, not just famous because of the modern buildings towering into the sky, but also flashing lights twinkle that make this city as beautiful as in Hong Kong at night. No less interesting is a typical shopping center a cheap, varied from cheap local brands to international quality can be found here. One is the famous shopping centers around the Wanda Plaza with several large malls and hundreds of other stores. In addition, Nanning is also known as the green city because of the beauty of the area.

Wanda Plaza
Wanda Plaza
Guilin
Guilin
In addition to Nanning, Guilin there anyway. There are ancient Chinese proverb which says that the beautiful landscape under heaven is in Guilin. Hundreds of years the beauty of Guilin has been revered throughout history in China. The beauty of hundreds of hills, Lijiang river, and the beautiful underground cave managed to charming every pair of eyes that never get there.

Guilin of hundreds of hills
Guilin of hundreds of hills
Lijiang River
Lijiang River

Yangshuo was no less interesting. Its beauty has managed to invite foreigners to come and live around the area. One of the famous West Street here is the night market and the restaurants and pubs. However, Yangshuo is famous precisely because Liu San Jie spectacular performances are directed by Zhang Yi Mou, veteran director who designed the Beijing Olympics opening. During the month of October, the show could be held until three times a night.

Yangshuo
Yangshuo
West Street
West Street
Liu San Jie spectacular performances
Liu San Jie spectacular performances

Meanwhile, other destinations are Bama, which is known as one of the five villages of the world's longevity. It was said, because there is one person over the age of 100 years for every 3500 inhabitants. The secret of longevity is the negative oxygen ions are very high, the source of drinking water that contains minerals that makes the body grow healthy. As well as diet and healthy lifestyle.

Bama Village
Bama Village

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Charm of Taiwan Tourism

Modernization side by side with tradition. That's what printed on the mind when you visit Taiwan. Region which was closely related with China's State is known for its electronic products and high-tech gadgets. Taiwan's economic success can be seen from the buildings towering skyscraper in Taipei, the main town in Taiwan. In fact, there is a building in Taipei is touted as one of the world's tallest building, the Taipei 101.

Taipei 101
Taipei 101
On the other hand, the roots of the tradition are still strongly entrenched in Taiwan. Nuances attached to the Chinese tradition would you feel, especially when visited Taiwan on Lunar New Year celebration. Colorful red gold color that blends with the cities in Taiwan. The buildings are also typical of traditional Chinese are still well maintained.

Taitung Hot Spring
Taitung Hot Spring
As if not to be outdone by other East Asian region, Taiwan's natural scenery was allowed thumbs up. For example, when you visit Taitung Hot Spring. Or, taken up to the Sun Moon Lake is phenomenal. Largest lake in Taiwan has sparkling clear water with views of the slick. Natural treats that lure you can enjoy the Eternal Spring Shrine and Swallow Caves. Taiwan is the right choice for end of year tour because even in winter, but temperatures are not so cold and can be accepted by society or the traveler who has a tropical climate in the region. The average temperature winter in Taiwan is only about 10 degrees centigrade.

Sun Moon Lake
Sun Moon Lake
Eternal Spring Shrine
Eternal Spring Shrine

Swallow Caves
Swallow Caves

Invite your family and enjoy the tour visited the National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium, Chiang Kai Sek Memorial Hall, National Palace Museum, and a host of other attractions in Taiwan. While traveling, children can also learn about Taiwan and its history. Meanwhile, for fans of heavy spending, Taiwan is also a suitable destination. Locations such as the Taipei 101 Mall, Mitsukoshi Mall, and Dream Mall shoping not be forgotten shopping list of targets. Taiwan is known fashion products with competitive prices with good quality. In fact, it was thought Taiwanese products more fashionable fashion compared to China.

National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium
National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium
Chiang Kai Sek Memorial Hall
Chiang Kai Sek Memorial Hall
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum

Taipei 101 Mall
Taipei 101 Mall
Mitsukoshi Mall
Mitsukoshi Mall
Dream Mall
Dream Mall

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Jeju Island of Enchantment

Jeju Beach
Jeju Beach

Pick and choose destinations for tourism and vacation tricky. Although the funds available, does not mean the issue is completed. Because each destination offering natural beauty and charm that is ready to be enjoyed by the travelers. Therefore, gathering as much information to be an important step to do before deciding. Thus, you can compare and choose the adventure that you would never see and do.

Halla Mountain
Halla Mountain
Asian countries, like Korea can make a decent one of the countries targeted for day trips. In addition to relatively closer and accessible, this destination stores the myriad attractions that are not less interesting than the European countries or America. Just look, for example, Jeju Island is charming and located at the end of the Korean peninsula and Japan. In the middle of this island there is Mount Halla (Halla-San). With a height of 1950 meters, this volcano became the highest mountain in South Korea. South Korea's largest island is such a beautiful island, like the island of Bali in Indonesia.

Jeju Island
Jeju Island

Climate influenced the mainland of Asia and the four seasons make the plants commonly grown in the subtropics can survive on this island. Not surprisingly, in the winter, Jeju became the warmest areas around Korea.
Jeju Island-South Korea
Jeju Island-South Korea

In winter, Halla Mountain will look more beautiful because of decorated blanket of snow. In addition, a jug you can enjoy the scenery Jungwun Coast, with a carpet of colorful sand. This place is often used as a filming location and advertising. Typical Korean houses also add to the beauty of this island.


In addition to Jeju Island, there are many other interesting destinations in Korea, including Nami Island which is famous as the backdrop to the drama Winter Sonata, Seorak Mountain, Ski Resort, Everland Theme Park and others.

Nami Island
Nami Island

Nami Island Winter Sonata
Nami Island Winter Sonata
For those of you who want to feel the charm of the island of Jeju many providers of vacation packages that you may be looking for it, with packages that efficient but still qualified certainly be your best choice.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Know the Other Side of America

Americans hear the name that immediately came to mind is the United States (U.S.). On this continent there are still some two major parts namely North America and South America, or often referred to as Latin America. Overall, the two land covers about 8.3 percent of the earth's surface, or 28.4 percent share of the mainland. With a territory covering an area that, if Americans save a lot of natural wealth, both natural wealth and cultural diversity. In addition, all of which are available can be an interesting tourist attraction.

Ibirapuera Park
Ibirapuera Park
Exotic
Included in the Latin American countries are Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Chile, and several other States. For tourist hunters, exploring these countries will be a special experience. Country that is Brazil's first goal, in this country you can visit the Ibirapuera Park, Sao Bento Square, Sao Paulo Avenue and the Municipal Market. Or, Maracana Football Stadium, the largest soccer stadium in Brazil.

São Bento Square
São Bento Square

Sao Paulo Avenue
Sao Paulo Avenue
Municipal Market
Municipal Market
Maracana Football Stadium
Maracana Football Stadium

Iguassu Falls
Iguassu Falls
For nature tourism and heritage history, you need to visit the Iguassu Falls, one of the world's largest waterfall, and Machu Piccu, remnants of the Inca Empire is famous for its architecture and magnificent scenery. Or visit the Pisac Ruins, Sacred Valley. In Collorado Hills, you can see the statue of Jesus Christ with arms stretched out while enjoying the beauty of Rio de Janeiro from a height.

Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu
Pisac Ruins
Pisac Ruins
Sacred Valley
Rio de Janeiro

If you visited Brazil in early 2012, do not forget the Rio Carnival 2012. This is the party of the year's biggest carnival in Brazil. Excitement of the parade participants dressed in carnival costumes are colorful cabaret along the beach area is guaranteed to keep you amazed.

Rio Carnival
Rio Carnival

Plaza de Armas
Plaza de Armas
 
Moved to Peru, exactly in the capital, namely Lima, presented a different scene in front of you. Plaza de Armas, San Agustin Church, San Martin and the Miraflores Park Plaza a few. Meanwhile in Argentina, you can go to La Boca district, May Square, district San Telmo, Puerto Madero Neighborhood, Avenida 9 de Julio, the world's largest highway.
San Agustin Church
San Agustin Church

San Martin
Miraflores Park Plaza
Miraflores Park Plaza
La Boca
La Boca district

May Square
May Square
San Telmo
San Telmo
Puerto Madero
Puerto Madero
Avenida 9 de Julio
Avenida 9 de Julio

Iceberg

Alaska
Alaska
Talk about the State of United States named Alaska, immediately imagine mountain range of ice and bone-chilling cold temperatures. However, this is where the charm. So, if you want to enjoy the charm of the real Alaska, you can choose the time around midyear, starting in April or early May or early summer. Feel the experience of climbing tours in Alaska by cruise ship or cruise. Some of the facilities including the Island Princess Cruise or Radiant of the Seas Cruise. Along the coasts of Alaska and witnessed the massive ice floes like Hubart Glacier, the longest iceberg in Alaska in Yakutat Bay, as well as stop at a number of cities in Alaska to be an unforgettable experience.

Princess Cruises Island Princess
Princess Cruises Island Princess
Radiance of the Seas
Hubbard Glacier
Hubbard Glacier

Yakutat Bay
Yakutat Bay
Cities such as Alaska's capital Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan are some destinations you should visit. Yes, because every city has its own charm. For instance, in Juneau, you can feel the thrill dog slides, sledding with the dogs he trained the snow.

Juneau
Juneau
Skagway
Skagway

Ketchikan
Ketchikan
Watch the world's longest suspension bridge, Capillano Suspension Bridge. This bridge will test your nerve when walking on it. Meanwhile, Icy Strait Points, you can see the natural life of a typical animal of Alaska. For example, humpback whale, brown bear, bold eagle, and so on.

Suspension Bridge
Suspension Bridge
Icy Strait Point
Icy Strait Point

Not content with exploring Alaska cruise, you can visit Canada. You can go to the Columbia Ice Fields, driving in the snow with Snowcoach Ride, or enjoy the Athabasca Glacier. Can also headed up the Sulphur Mountain gondola and a waterfall or watching a fairly popular in Canada that is Bows Falls. Want to see other Canadian natural charm? Lake Louis the answer. Lake with very clear blue water set in the mountains is indeed worthy of the title Jewel of the Rockies because of its beauty. In addition, the natural scenery there are a myriad other Canadian and Alaska is no less enthralling.

Columbia Ice Fields
Columbia Ice Fields
Snowcoach Ride
Athabasca Glacier

Sulphur Mountain
Sulphur Mountain
Bows Falls
Bows Falls
Lake Louis

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