Singapore has announced a gradual return of travel tourism. We'll let you know just who is allowed to visit and what is required both pre-departure and on arrival. Come discover the Garden City at the crossroads of the world!
Have you heard travel is back in 2021? Just in time for a summer vacation too! If you're wondering where to go after a long COVID-induced hibernation, might we suggest America's Playground? Las Vegas is a perennial favorite, and for good reason! Read on to discover our recommendations for the top-5 return-to-travel Las Vegas hotel stays.
There are obviously numerous places where you can see a Buddha statue. They're most often found inside Buddhist temples. Temples in Buddhism are said to be representations of a pure environment and are designed to help cultivate both inner and outer peace. Temple architecture varies from region to region due to cultural intermixing and other factors. A Buddhist temple is not just the main structure. Rather it is an entire complex that includes the surrounding environment. Buddhist temple design evokes the five elements of nature: earth, air, fire, water, and wisdom. The following guide will help introduce you to 10 amazing places around the world where you can see a magnificent Buddha statue.
Busan, the second largest city in South Korea, is a port city with charming scenery. It has South Korea's largest seafood market and many urban beaches. Busan's annual film festival attracts many movie stars. Flights from Seoul take about an hour. Budget 2-3 days for your visit.
Seoul is the capital of South Korea brimming with sumptuous food, spectacular skyscrapers, and exciting shopping squares. Seoul attracts millions of tourists worldwide as the city has something exciting in every corner. This incredible city has bustling city life and endearing scenic beauty that makes it an ideal pick for family vacations. Excitement awaits you on every corner of Seoul, Korea with unique experiences to cherish. Be it Seoul's art museums or its surreal and picturesque nature, everything in the city is alluring. On the other hand, there are Buddhists temples, Pagodas, and Palaces that add to the beauty of the city. As you can see, the hi-fi squares and glitzy nightlife prominent in Seoul, there are various family-friendly attractions in the city to make it an enjoyable family destination.
If you fancy a nice getaway, look no further than South Korea's Jeju Island. In this guide, we take a look at the top-10 attractions on Jeju Island and offer some recommendations for getting the most out of your vacation.
South Korea is an East Asian state that forms the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and shares a land border with North Korea. Seoul is operating from 43 cities with populations of over a million people within three hours. The location of Korea between China and Japan was a significant geographical advantage for the country. People of Seoul enjoy shopping in trendy boutiques and drinking in cool cafes and welcoming bars. The people of Seoul are friendly and stylish. The Korean language is the main language of Seoul. The best time to visit Seoul is from March-May, and September–November. Take a look down on this sprawling metropolis of about 10 million people from the top of any of the four guardian mountains in Seoul, and you'll feel the strong pungsu-Jiri (Feng Shui) that has long nurtured and preserved the city.
When fire tore through Notre-Dame Cathedral in the heart of Paris, centuries of history that had survived revolution, two world wars, and natural disasters was swept from existence. It was a reminder that our most precious constructions can vanish before our eyes. Here is a look at 11 of the world's most majestic cathedrals and why you shouldn't wait to see them.
Billions of people today organize their lives around religious teachings and consider a variety of places around the world sacred. We've put together this list of the world's most important holy places. Though necessarily incomplete, these locations are intangible cultural treasures. These are nine of the most important religious sites on Earth.
Here is our list of the top 20 best things to do in NYC. Buckle up as we head uptown, downtown, and all around to explore the Big Apple. 1. Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island 2. Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn Bridge Park 3. Empire State Building 4. Grand Central Terminal 5. Chrysler Building 6. Central Park 7. Metropolitan Museum of Art 8. American Museum of Natural History 9. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 10. Times Square
Other trendy things to do in New York City
11. Tenement Museum NYC 12. NoLIta and SoHo 13. 9/11 Memorial 14. The High Line 15. The Flatiron Building 16. New York Public Library 17. 6 1/2 Avenue 18. New York City Ferry 19. Riverside Church and Grant’s Tomb 20. Roosevelt Island
2019 Top-10 Things to do in Las Vegas
1. Las Vegas Strip 2. Fremont Street Experience 3. Red Rock Canyon 4. Hoover Dam
5. Lake Mead National Recreation Area 6. Grand Canyon National Park 7. National Atomic Testing Museum
8. Bellagio Hotel and Casino 9. The Mirage 10. Las Vegas Shows
11. Death Valley 12. The Venetian and the Palazzo 13. Caesars Palace 14. The Neon Museum
15. Stratosphere Tower 16. Seven Magic Mountains 17. Akhob 18. Dig This
19. Pinball Hall of Fame 20. The High Roller
Known as the “country of a thousand islands,” the Philippines is full of surprises. Travelers can explore history and the arts in Manila, relax along some of the world’s best beaches on Boracay, dive under the waves on Bohol, or explore countless coves and bays on Palawan. With delicious cuisine, friendly people, and a proud culture, there are near infinite possibilities available to travelers. In this short article, we will survey several popular destinations and recommend things to see. When planning a trip to the Philippines, focus on what you hope to experience and narrow your focus to a few locations.
Game of Thrones is a worldwide cultural phenomenon. The best-selling novels by George R. R. Martin have spawned an incredible following and award-winning television adaption by HBO. Bringing the characters, locations, and stories to life was a massive undertaking. Fortunately, the screenwriters and production team were up to the task. They scoured the globe looking for the best places to incorporate into their visual storytelling. In this travel guide, we explore some of these real-world localities. Often surprising, these accessible destinations would rank high on anyone’s travel list. Come along as we explore the most incredible Game of Thrones film locations to visit in 2019.
Located in the heart of Europe, Germany is the continent’s largest and most important economy. A major trading nation, it is central to the politics of the European Union. Germany’s long and complicated history have left indelible marks throughout the land. Travelers can tour ancient Roman ruins in Cologne, or visit great Romanesque Revival palaces in Bavaria. See the monuments to war in Berlin, or just relax along the Baltic Coast. This article will introduce the wondrous diversity on offer in Germany and suggest things to see in some of the country’s major cities. Come along we visit this beautiful destination.
O Canada, indeed! The world’s second largest country is a veritable natural wonderland. Pristine boreal forests, towering snow-capped mountains, powerful rivers, majestic waterfalls...Canada is a playground for outdoor lovers. Its major cities like Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver are themselves full of great culture, food, and entertainment. Whether you’re looking for some excellent shopping, a quaint main street, or some picturesque scenery, you will find it all and more in Canada. In this article we will explore some of the best Canada has to offer and recommend some things you will not want to miss.
Singapore is a wealthy and developed island nation located off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. A global financial center with a thriving high-tech sector, Singapore attracts visitors from around the world. Cosmopolitan culture, delicious street food, beautiful gardens, amazing luxury, all of these can be found in Singapore. In this article we’ll take a closer look and concentrate on several must-see districts. The aim is to provide a way to maximize your time and enjoyment.
On the shores of the Balearic Sea lies Barcelona. Capital of Spain’s autonomous Catalonia region, the city sparkles in the Mediterranean sun. Walking along spacious boulevards, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in London; however, dart into a narrow alleyway and it seems you could strike sparks anywhere. Barcelona is effervescent and overflowing with humanity and Catalan pride. Come along as we explore this beautiful and intriguing city, a place where Roman ruins mingle with Gaudi’s modernism. This short guide will highlight some must-see attractions and provide an overview to the many wonderful things travelers will find when they visit Barcelona.
Turkey has long been a global crossroads. Straddling Europe and Asia, its lands have seen the rise and fall of vast empires including the Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman. This long history combines with pristine natural beauty. Black Sea resorts dot Turkey’s northern coast. Grand cathedrals and mosques line the Bosporus Straits in Istanbul. Picturesque islands are scattered in the Aegean Sea. And ancient ruins coexist with modern luxury along the Mediterranean coast. It is a land for travelers seeking something exotic yet familiar. In this and so many other ways, Turkey is the ideal blend.
Picturing beach resorts in Southeast Asia, Thailand’s Phuket, Indonesia’s Bali, and Philippines' Boracay probably come to mind. With tourists flocking to those locations, however, people who seek less populated shores must look elsewhere. White sand beaches, diving hotspots, fresh-from-the-ocean seafood, and a rapidly growing casino scene make Cambodia’s premier beach town of Sihanoukville a worthwhile destination.
Set on the northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, Cancun is a town continually inventing itself. Established as a resort destination in the early 1970s, Cancun has risen to prominence, alongside Acapulco, as the premiere resort destination in all Mexico. Beachgoers from around the world come to experience the white sands and blue Caribbean waters. Beyond creature comforts and relaxation, Cancun features Maya archaeological sites, shopping, and of course, delicious food. To take in the sights and sounds of Cancun, it is best to allot yourself several days. Interspersing visits to the beach with day-trips to archaeological sites provides a nice balance. The following collection things to do is a great basis upon which to build your own Cancun adventure.
Thailand conjures up images of elephants, temples, beaches, and of course, delicious food. The Southeast Asian nation is a major regional hub and massively popular travel destination. Lush green jungles stretch through the northern regions. Here elephants roam and monkeys are quick to steal a snack from inattentive tourists. Bangkok’s temples glitter by day while its boulevards shine bright under the neon nightlife. In the south, incredible white sand beaches stretch endlessly along the Andaman Sea and Gulf of Thailand. The country’s diversity and rich bounty make for a truly splendid travel destination.
Towards the end of January, a palpable excitement takes hold in places like China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. The Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations are a time of great joy and precipitate the world’s largest annual human migration. Hundreds of millions of Chinese people leave major cities to return home to smaller villages or provincial towns. The journey is joyous as people fill all manner of transport, eager to return home to see parents and children. Lunar New Year is central to Chinese cultural life, yet what are the holiday’s major characteristics? Where can you go to experience the festivities for yourself? This short primer will provide some answers to these questions and should, by the end, have you anxiously awaiting your own Red Packet!
For most people, New Years evokes memories of large celebrations. Perhaps it’s watching the ball drop in New York’s Times Square, perhaps it’s the fireworks from Sydney Harbour Bridge. In Thailand and other places throughout Southeast Asia, New Years is an excuse to have a massive water fight. Thailand’s traditional New Years festival, known as Songkran, is observed every year from April 13-15. To understand Songkran is to gain an appreciation of Thailand and Thai culture. In this travelogue, we explore the traditions around Songkran and delve into some recommendations for great places to participate in the festivities. Make sure you’ve got a change of clothes, because we’re going to get wet.
Even Tokyo where neon lights cast futuristic shadows and digital billboards advertise the latest gadgets, even there you will find Japan’s classic character. Restaurants with exquisite handwritten menus, kimono-wearing shoppers searching for festival gifts, historic facades tucked amongst steel and glass. All of this comes together to create modern Japan. See where ancient opera still graces the stage, where flower festivals and tea ceremonies are enthusiastically passed down through the generations, and where the new world blends seamlessly into the old.
Hong Kong has long been a gateway into China and other parts of Asia. British explorers marveled at the natural beauty and protection offered by Victoria Harbour. The city’s location at the mouth of the Pearl River has helped Hong Kong become a major center for commerce, trade, and manufacturing. When factories started to leave the city in search of cheaper labor on the mainland, Hong Kong responded by developing into Asia’s premier financial center. Through it all, Hong Kong has maintained a remarkable identity and culture. It is a fabulous destination that offers visitors a wealth of options. From luxury shopping and fine dining to pristine natural parks, Hong Kong remains Asia’s gateway city.
Aomori is Japan’s prefecture for all seasons. Set in the northernmost part of Honshu, the largest of Japan’s islands, Aomori is a place for travelers seeking a different experience. The region blends the natural and the urban in surprising ways. Beautiful landscapes and the largest collection of cherry blossoms in all Japan make this an unforgettable destination.
Picture yourself standing in a quiet field. Snow crunches underfoot as you shift your weight, gazing towards the heavens. Your breath forms a frosty mist in the air. In the distance, a dogsled pulls its passenger over the frozen fields. Slowly, almost imperceptibly, the skies above begin to glow. Great rivers of color swirl high overhead and soon the entire sky appears on fire; an eerie greenish light casting shadows far below.
While sitting in a café located in Ipoh’s Old Town sipping a cup of white coffee, and enjoying the city’s slow pace and tranquil environment, it’s hard to imagine that about 70 years ago, this city was actually one of the world’s largest producer of tin.Located 200km north of Kuala Lumpur and 130km south of Penang, this capital of Perak used to have a nickname “Millionaires’ City” in the early 20th Century, as many people made a fortune from tin mining in the district.