Tuesday, 12 July 2011

10 Most Famous Landmarks in Taiwan

1. Taipei 101
Taipei 101, one of the world's most famous skyscrapers and the well known landmark of Taiwan, situated in the commercial heart of Taipei City. Standing at a height of 508 m, the world second highest building after the Burf Khalifa of Dubai. Taipei 101 is a combination of the financial power of Taiwan and classic Taiwanese architecture. The building is constructed to represent a shoot of bamboo, the interior of the building is a mix of commercial and business properties. Beside the Taiwan's biggest business and some finest dining, Taipei 101 also offers opportunities for visitors to observe the panoramic views of the Taipei City and the island itself, either at indoor or outdoor observation decks in 89th and 91st floor respectively. Each night, the skin of the building displays one of seven spectrum colours of light and a bright yellow gleam from its pinnacle casts Taipei 101 in the role of a candle or torch upholding the ideals of liberty and welcome.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

10 Most Scenic National Parks in India

1. Bandhavgarh National Park
Bandhavgarh National Park is situated at Vindhya hills in Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh. It consists of a core area of 105 km² and a buffer area of 437 km². The topography varies between steep rocky hills, tropical forest, meadow valleys, woodlands and the dense Sal forest, and making the park one of the most dramatic landscape in the country. Bandhavgarh National Park is well known for the highest density of the Royal Bengal Tigers population and one of the most important wildlife conservation area in India. The park was the former hunting preserve of the Maharaja of Rewa and at present is a famous natural hub for White Tigers. White Tigers, now a major attraction around the world's zoos, were first discovered in Rewa, not far from here. Apart from the wildlife, the park also consists of a millennium old fort and a famous declining statue of Lord Vishnu that enhancing the tourist attraction of Bandhavgarh National Park.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

10 Most Interesting Places in Nepal

1. Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu Valley, the political, commercial and cultural hub of Nepal, is the first stop for the majority of visitors to the country. The valley contains three fabled cities, Kathmandu, Patan (Lalitpur) and Bhaktapur. The history of the Katmandu Valley begins with the Buddhist saint Manjushree who slashed a passage through the surrounding green hills to drain out the primordial waters and make it inhabitable. Over the centuries, a refined urban civilization emerged, built on a unique synthesis of Hinduism and Buddhism. Dynasties came and went. Trade and the arts flourished. Its deeply religious Newar inhabitants built fabulous cities and artistic temples that attracted devout pilgrims as well as rampaging invaders. In the late 18th century, following the founding of modern Nepal within more or less the present boundaries, Kathmandu was made as the capital. Kathmandu, the largest city in Nepal, is situated at an altitude of 1,350 m. Out of ten UNESCO World Heritage Sites, seven cultural heritage sites are located in this valley, including three famous Durbar Square in each of the cities, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Changu Narayan.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

10 Great National Parks in Indonesia

1. Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is one of the most famous national park and also a popular tourist destination because of its beautiful mountain landscapes and fascinating volcanic cones. It was established in 1982 and spanning an area of 503 km² in East Java, about 53 km from Malang town. The different of this national park is the only Indonesia's conservation area that has a sand sea, the Tengger Sand Sea, across which is the caldera of an ancient volcano from which several new volcanic cones have emerged. This unique feature covers a total area of 5,250 hectares and located at an altitude above 2,100 m. Mount Bromo is one of the volcanoes that sits inside the massive Tengger caldera and surrounded by sand sea. It is easily recognised by its white sulphurous smoke constantly plume from the crater inside. Within the park Mount Semeru is one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia, where a huge cloud steam and smoke belched from the crater for every 20 to 30 minutes, sometimes interspersed with ash and stones. Although Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park may described as one of the most dangerous area in Indonesia, but it is still visited by thousands of visitors each year.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

10 Most Favourite Tourist Destinations in Thailand

1. Grand Palace of Bangkok
The Grand Palace is a large compound built in 1782 which consisted of more than hundred buildings with beautiful gilded architecture, intricate carved decorations and fantastic statues depicting both mythical and the divine. Within the palace, Wat Phra Kaew is the most beautiful and important Buddhist temple in Thailand. It houses Phra Kaew Morakot (also known as the Emerald Buddha), the most highly revered Buddha image carved from a single block of fine jade. Inside the temple, the grounds are scattered by numerous interesting sculptures of artistic value, including the fanciful animals in mythology, the fierce-looking giants standing guard at the gates, the six pairs of Cambodian-style bronze lions and the stone figures from China. The inner surface of the walls which is surrounding the temple are extensive mural paintings depicting scenes from the famous epic ''Ramayana''. It is the longest wall painting in the world as well as one of the Unseen Bangkoks. Today, the Grand Palace is the most famous and popular place that for every tourist who comes to Bangkok.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

10 Great Holiday Destinations in Malaysia

1. Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur, better known as KL, is a successful capital city of Malaysia where the charm of its colonial past has been well retained. A mix of old and new, KL features some of the world's highest buildings and diversity of religious buildings and grand colonial structures interspersed by attractive and welcoming gardens and parks. This modern city has boasts numerous worthwhile attractions and iconic landmarks, including the enormous Petronas Twin Towers and equally impressive KL Tower. Merdeka Square is the core of KL's historical buildings which has significant historical importance for every Malaysian. While, nearby Chinatown adds that extra kick to KL's already multicultural persona. There's also a Little India in KL, around the area occupied by Jame Mosque, where you'll find flower stalls, Indian Muslim and Malay costumes, and traditional items. The Lake Gardens, a large sanctuary that houses Kuala Lumpur's bird park, butterfly park, National Museum, National Mosque, Orchid Garden, Hibiscus Garden and other attractions, is one of most tourists visited places.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

10 most popular tourist destinations in Hong Kong

1. Victoria Peak
Victoria Peak is located in western Hong Kong Island, 554 m above sea level. It is the highest peak in Hong Kong and the best place to enjoy the night scene. By night fall, the brilliant view of Hong Kong and Kowloon from the Peak resembles two pearls inlaid in Victoria Harbour, adding to each other’s splendor under the glow of a thousand lights. The heart of Hong Kong, Central is full of high-rise buildings that highlight the prosperity of the island. Each year Victoria Peak attracts millions of tourists at by means of its unique geographical environment and social landscape, becoming a compulsory stop for tourists in Hong Kong. 

Saturday, 30 April 2011

10 Most Beautiful National Parks in New Zealand

1. Fiordland National Park
Fiordland National Park (established in 1952) is a vast, remote wilderness and the heart of Te Wāhipounamu - South West New Zealand World Heritage Area which was recognised by UNESCO in 1990 as an area of outstanding natural value. The park gains renowned as the home of Mitre Peak and the Fiords of Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. Also well know are the Great Walks (the Milford Track, Routeburn Track, and Kepler Tracks). Southwest New Zealand is one of the great wilderness areas of the Southern Hemisphere. It is an area where snow-capped mountains, rivers of ice, deep lakes, unbroken forests and tussock grasslands produce a landscape of exceptional beauty. Some of the best examples of animals and plants, which were once found on the ancient super-continent of Gondwana, still exist here. The park spans an area of 12,500 km² is the largest National Park in New Zealand and administered by the Department of Conservation.

Monday, 25 April 2011

10 Most Popular Tourist Attractions in South Korea

1. Gyeongbokgung Palace
Built in 1394 under orders of King Taejo, the first king and founder of the Joseon Dynasty. The Gyeongbokgung Palace houses the National Folk Museum and the National Palace Museum of Korea. The palace is composed of several buildings including the Gangnyeongjeon (Gangnyeongjeon Hall), which was used as the king's main sleeping and living quarters. It is arguably the most beautiful of its four sister palaces, which are all in Seoul. The Gyeongbokgung Palace was originally a massive complex of 330 buildings and 5,792 rooms. Many of the buildings were destroyed during the Japanese occupation of Korea (1910-1945). Since 1989, the Korean government is in the process of rebuilding the structures that were destroyed.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

10 Best Destinations in Bhutan

1. Phuentsholing
The frontier town, it is a thriving commercial centre, situated directly at the base of Himalayan foothills. It is a fascinating place where different ethnic groups mingle prominently Indian, Bhutanese and Nepalese. Being the border town, Phuentsholing serves as the convenient entry/exit point for Bhutan and also the important link to visit the Indian state of West Bengal, Sikkim and Assam.