Posts Tagged“Asia”

One of the most beautiful attractions in Vietnam and the whole world would have to be the picturesque Halong Bay, is situated on the north eastern side of Hanoi. Because of its natural beauty and appeal it has been of the most famous and defining landmarks of Vietnam. The Bay has thousands of small islands which make it great for an island hopping activity. You can enjoy watching the lush islands set against the emerald waters of the bay while riding one of the small fishing boats which can be rented from the local folks. The bay of course is…

By the way, SQT means “Spend Quality Time.” Yes, I could’ve just written that I the title, but that would make it look longer. Anyways, that is exactly what this post is all about – visiting the various temples around the city of Bangkok that houses statues and replicas of Buddha. And believe me when I say that the people who constructed these houses of worship spared very little or none when it comes to the architecture of the buildings. Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) The temple is located in Yai District on the west bank of the Chao Phraya…

Every traveler has a different idea when it comes to taking a holiday. For some, the ideal holiday is one that is in a lesser known, off the beaten path destination. For others, the idea of traveling to more touristy destinations and visiting all of the well know sights is the kind of holiday that fits their fancy. But, whatever you may prefer when it comes to a holiday, there are a few destinations out there that simply can’t be missed. Below are 5 different holiday destinations that you just have to visit at least once in your lifetime. A…

If you’ve ever watched a traditional Japanese film, you know, those stories about ancient samurais and warriors, then you must be one of the many who have been wowed and amazed by the beautiful autumn foliage of Japan. Aside from cherry blossoms falling ever so gently, the maple and other colour changing trees are also some of the best attractions in Japan. While hiking you can see the orange to red leaves falling down on your path, or you can see a whole mountain slope mixed with yellows and oranges and reds. Watching the foliage change in colour is one…

Chennai is located in the southern parts of India – specifically in the north-eastern parts of Tamil Nadu, and the city is pretty much near the Bay of Bengal. The city, by the way is still referred to by some of the locals as Madras, the name it was called back when the British still governed the land. Be warned though, the climate in the city is pretty hot, and like most modern cities it is congested and busy. However, it is still worth visiting because of the many fine examples of Raj architectures found in the place. Marundeeswarar Temple…

The Australian dollar over the past couple of years has been very strong, this is basically due to demand from Asia for what’s in the ground. So with a booming economy and traditional expensive destinations like Europe in an economic downturn, what does it actually mean to the average Aussie punter who may be considering a range of personal loans to fund their latest travels? Asia has gotten cheaper Let’s face it most of Asia has been cheap forever… well Japan, Hong Kong and more recently Singapore aside. It’s not just the seasoned travelers who are going over by flocks…

There are many great places to visit in Japan, and one such place is the capital of Hokkaido which is Sapporo. Aside from enjoying the Snow Festival where you can get to behold giant ice sculptures, there are also other things which you can enjoy in the area. Mt. Moiwa If you are looking for a great place to ski, Mt Moiwa is definitely the place for you. It is a small skiing slope which is actually great because this means it is low key, so you don’t have to worry about bumping into other skiers. If you don’t have…

Taipei, Taiwan is known by many as a developed and busy city, famous for its amazing bridges, towering skyscrapers, and the bustling metropolitan area with great restaurants and shops. Sure, the city is great, but there are times when it simply becomes too crowded and too noisy. In these times, many people run into the mountains and nearby countryside in order to escape. So where in Taipei can you run to? Elephant Mountain Also known as the Nangang District Hiking Trail, it takes a steep climb to the top of the mountain, about 200 metres or so, give or take.…

Jakarta, Indonesia is one of the most famous tourist destinations for both eastern and western travellers. The lovely beaches, exotic culture and friendly people make for a wonderful vacation for gap year travellers, honeymooners and even expats seeking for that perfect spot in Southeast Asia. When in the place, be sure to pay the following places a visit, since they are well worth it as they bring you closer to understanding the culture and history of the place and enjoying the famous beaches therein. Taman Mini Indonesia Indah This place is where you can get to visit the whole of…

Mumbai is a thriving metropolitan and is one of the busiest locations in all of India. It is also one of the most frequented places by tourist both from neighboring provinces and other countries because of the many structures and activities that reflect the local culture of the country. Religious Structures Mumbai is like the melting pot of religious cultures in India, as you can easily see different places of worship in the area. There is the beautiful Babulnath Temple in Southern Mumbai, with its gorgeous and palace-like façade. It is a temple frequented by Hindus who pray to the…