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Tops Destinations In Vietnam

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Vietnam is a wonderful country with green rice fields and rich historical and ancient traditions. Tourism is a major industry in Vietnam. It is home to beautiful sea beaches, mountains, traditional villages, historical cities and modern cities. Vietnam tourist destinations will keep your days full.

Halong Bay

Halong Bay, a World Heritage site of outstanding natural beauty is an essential experience for the Vietnam traveler. It features nearly 2000 islands and islets nesting in the calm emerald green waters of the Tonkin Gulf in the South China Seas.

All of the islands are of limestone and dolomite and they cover and area of 1500 square km. Tours are available to embark on a traditional style wooden junk. A fresh sea food lunch is served on the boat during your cruise. As the tour continues you will then visit the Thien Cung & Dau Go caves. These boast some of the most spectacular tales and characters fossilized into the grotto.

Hanoi

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam with beautiful lakes and pretty yellow stucco buildings. Hoan Kiem Lake is a beautiful and peaceful lake with the 18th century Ngoc Son Temple; this temple can be reached by the Huc Bridge.

Old Quarter is the most popular place in Hanoi with shops selling all types of goods in nearly 40 winding streets. There are also many craft stores, cafes, art galleries and restaurants. Hanoi is one of the popular Vietnam tourist destinations.

Mekong River

Move inland in Vietnam and take a boat tour of the mighty Mekong River. Travel through beautiful lush jungles of Laos and Thailand to see towns and temples along the shores while traveling up river.

Take a side excursion and travel through the local canals to see interesting sights and the local people. It will surely be worth carrying your camera as you won’t want to miss anything.

Phong Nha-Ke Bang

Phong Nha-Ke Bang is a natural park situated at the province of Quang Binh and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The popular attractions of this site are the Tien Son Cave and the limestone forest.

Ho Chi Minh City formerly known as Saigon is one of the commercial centers of Vietnam and is one of the major Vietnam tourist destinations. The streets are filled with two wheelers and the markets are chaotic. You can visit the colorful Emperor of Jade Pagoda which is a Chinese temple with glided characters and woodcarving of local deities.

Some of the popular tourist spots in Ho Chi Minh City are; the Hotel de Ville, twin towers of Norte Dame Cathedral, War Remnant Museum, Re-Unification Hall and many more.

China Tour – Reccomended Famous Sights That You Should Not Miss

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

China is vast, populous country that never ceases to fascinate the world with its multitude of offerings. Wherever you go in China, you will be treated to a unique plethora of sights and sounds. Planning a China travel tour is never easy, as there is just so much to see and do that you may not have enough time for them all.

Here are recommendations for three different aspects of China that you may want to experience – historical, nature and city life.

Touring the Great Wall of China

One of the prime tourist destinations in China and the world is none other than the awe-inspiring Great Wall of China. This amazing structure is admired for its jaw-dropping scale and the incredible amount of time taken to build it.

You can visit many different sections of the Great Wall with each having its own characteristics. However, the most popular section which is in close proximity to Beijing is the Badaling section. Its popularity is probably due not only to its accessibility, but also its relatively easy terrain and panoramic views at the top.

Besides Badaling, Simitai and Jinshanling are also often visited sections of the wall. Hiking between these two sections can be an exciting experience with lots of beautiful sights. However you have to be fit and wear good walking shoes to traverse the steep and uneven terrain.

Cruising down the Yangtze River

If you are an admirer of nature, you should not miss out on the ultimate scenic experience – a cruise down the Yangtze River. There are three routes which you can take on your cruise – from Chongqing to Yichang, Chongqing to Wuhan or Chongqing to Shanghai, where you will witness some of the most picturesque scenery along the longest river in China.

One of the highlights of your cruise will no doubt be the beautiful Three Gorges which are widely recognized for their natural, religious, historical and cultural significance. In particular, the Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydro-electric power plant in the world, proves to be a spectacular sight as well.

Besides the scenery, you can also learn about the rich culture of the river. One local festival of note is the International Tourist Festival of Three Gorges in Chongqing in June, which involves travel seminars, artistic exhibitions and performances.

Appreciating the diverse charms of Shanghai

Known as the “Pearl of the Orient”, Shanghai possesses a blend of modern, historical and cultural charms that have attracted many tourists to visit this bustling city. As the largest city in China, there is no shortage of new discoveries that you will encounter here. Here are some recommendations.

The city’s newest quarter, Pudong, is developing at a mind-boggling rate and it is here that you will see some of the most modern urban architecture in the form of the Jinmao Tower and the Oriental TV Tower.

An iconic historical sight would be The Bund, located on the city’s waterfront. This famous attraction houses a row of structures which remind visitors of Shanghai’s illustrious past. Last but not least, the Jade Buddha Temple houses several relics, including jade Buddha statues, while providing a tranquil setting that is a welcome break from the crowds outside.

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