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Top-10 Best Things to Do in Shanghai for 2021
Shanghai is the biggest city in China and a hub of global finance. Its rapid growth beginning in the 1990s has propelled it into the ranks of great international cities like New York, London, and Tokyo. Located at the mouth of the mighty Yangtze River, Shanghai is renowned for its famous architecture, great food, and numerous cultural attractions. Here’s a look at 10 places you certainly want to visit next time your visit the Paris of the East.
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TOP 15 | 2021 Shanghai Can't Miss Attractions
In Shanghai, known as the “Paris of the East,” the cultures from East and West are intertwined to create the city’s cosmopolitan style. What was once the ten-mile Shanghai International Settlement, established by the British in conjunction with Americans and French living along the Huangpu River in present-day Puxi, the metropolis currently develops and changes every day. There are historical and cultural architectural wonders lining the Bund and Xintiandi, as well as fashionable attractions in Pudong, such as the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Shanghai Disneyland Resort. Shanghai is a multifaceted place no one will regret visiting
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2021 Hong Kong Family-Friendly and Kid-Friendly Attractions
Hong Kong, also known as the “Pearl of the Orient”, is a very distinctive city. The city is very prosperous and culturally rich, highlighting both tradition and forward thinking. There are many business districts on both sides of Victoria Harbour, a favorite of tourists looking for a rich shopping experience, while the Star Ferry running across the harbor between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island has been operating for over a hundred years. Hong Kong is also home to the first Disneyland in China, countless delicious eateries and a unique tea shop culture. The city is like a sediment of history being slowly carried forward by the currents of time. Hong Kong films were once a characteristic calling card of the city during their heyday, telling countless stories unique to the Hong Kong cityscape.
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What are vaccine passports and how would they work?
We help you understand vaccine passports, how do they function, and where you can expect to need one. This is our explainer on the COVID-19 vaccine passport.
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Singapore Border Reopen: Travel Tourism Returns with Air Travel Pass
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!
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10 Amazing Places to See Buddha around The World
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.
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8 Must-do Things for You to Enjoy in Busan
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.
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10 Most Family-Friendly Attractions in Seoul
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.
TripBlogMay 26, 2021 1 1,663
Top 10 must-See Attractions on Jeju Island
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.
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36 Hours in Seoul, South Korea
Going to Seoul? Looking for information on all the amazing temples and things to do there? Have only 36 hours to see it all? Then this is your guide to spending 36 hours in Seoul!
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The Ultimate Guide to Sokcho-si You Need to Know
Sokcho-si is a beautiful coastal city located in the northeast of the Gangwon-Do province of South Korea. The city was the part of North Korea from 1945 till the end of the Korean War. The city is surrounded by a water body from two sides, that enhances the beauty of the Sokcho city. The city is a major tourist hub, famous all around the world for its history, culture, national parks, natural beauty, and local cuisine. The city is a popular gateway to the famous Seoraksan National Park and Sokcho Beach. Other than beaches and parks, there are a lot of things to do in Korea which you can explore on your trip.
TripBlogMay 24, 2021 4 7,534
12 Historical Sites That Worth Visiting in Seoul
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.
TripBlogMay 24, 2021 5 9,857
10 Korean Street Food You Must Try
South Korea has had a very long and rich history with multiple outside cultures influencing and merging with the native culture to create a new dynamic. Nowhere is this more evident than in the food of Korea. Rich, nuanced, layered, and outright delicious, anyone who visits Korea must absolutely indulge in some of Korea’s delicacies. Incredible Korean foods are not restricted to the high-end restaurants but are also a great unifier of people from all social milieus. With a strong work culture, most people of Korea prefer to eat out. This has resulted in a vibrant culture surrounding Korean street food that is not just delicious and pocket-friendly but is also healthy.
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11 of the World's Most Majestic Cathedrals
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.
TripBlogMay 8, 2021 6 1,985
The World's Top 9 Most Important Holy Places and Religious Sites
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.
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The Philippines: A Country of a Thousand Islands
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.
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Maldives: Clear Blue Waters and Unforgettable Memories
It was once said about the Maldives that this is “where the blue sky and white clouds, the coconut trees and shadows, the clear water and white sand, are located in the paradise of the Indian Ocean.” This relatively small country comprises some 26 atolls. It is a place travelers yearn to visit, a place where couples venture for the perfect honeymoon, and a place to truly find rest and relaxation. In this short article, we will take a closer look at the Maldives and opportunities visitors will find there. We will profile some of the more developed atolls, and highlight some excellent sightseeing opportunities.
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Singapore: The Garden City at the Crossroads of the World
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.
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Sihanoukville: Cambodia's Beach Paradise
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.
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Komodo National Park – A Land that Time Forgot
For many, nature exists as a curiosity, as somewhere to visit or occasionally recreate. There are those rare places, however, where one finds harmony in nature. Places time seems to have forgotten. Places where ancient creatures roam, and where the landscape seems conjured from the imagination. Komodo National Park is such a place.
Love.TripMay 14, 2019 1,447 5,695
Amazing Places to See Cherry Blossoms in Japan!
Spring is a time of rebirth. A time to cast off winter’s embrace. In Japan, spring heralds the coming cherry blossoms. For what seems like a fleeting instance, cherry trees flower in exquisitely delicate shades of white and pink. The soft colors signal promising times ahead. Some spend their entire lives chasing the bloom, looking for that perfect flower. For travelers aspiring to catch a glimpse of the annual miracle, this short article offers some background and suggests a few places to visit.
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Where to Experience Chinese New Year
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!
Love.TripMay 13, 2019 1 3,635
Fall in Love with Shanghai: Paris of the East
Shanghai has, in a mere 25 years, emerged as global financial center and trendsetting modern metropolis. Glittering skyscrapers dot the skyline in Lujiazui, just across the Huangpu River from the stately architecture along the Bund. Chic cafes and restaurants intermingle with street vendors and classic gardens. Known as the “Paris of the East,” Shanghai garnered a reputation for noir and intrigue in the 1920s and ‘30s. The image of Art Deco buildings, gangsters with tommy guns, and cabaret never faded. As China’s undisputed financial capital, Shanghai is a city on the cutting edge. Money talks and glamor abounds; yet the past is never far away.
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World's Most Incredible Dive Locations
As lumbering land mammals, we humans can but imagine the freedom experienced by creatures who call the oceans home. Some 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water. The oceans remain the last great frontier of Earthly adventure. With new species to discover and countless unexplored regions, let’s take a journey beneath the waves. As mere visitors to the underwater realms, diving affords us a modicum of understanding this part of our great blue planet. Here we will consider some of the world’s best diving locations. For the vast majority of people, diving is both easiest and most enjoyable in the rich tropical waters circling the globe at the equator. Vast coral reefs shelter mesmerizing life forms, ones whose colors and numbers astound. These are the world’s best diving locations.
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Songkran: Thailand’s Wet and Wild Festival
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.
Love.TripMay 13, 2019 2 5,074
Japan: A Traveler's Guide to Tokyo and Kyoto
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.
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Hong Kong: A Great Golden Week Destination
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.
Love.TripMay 10, 2019 2 2,349
Aomori – Japan's Prefecture for All Seasons
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.
Love.TripMay 10, 2019 1 2,501
El Nido: Heaven on Earth in the Philippines
In the western Philippines, there is an island archipelago with unique geology and majestic scenery. Known locally as “Heaven on Earth,” travelers who venture there cannot help but to agree. El Nido sits on the northern tip of Palawan Island, roughly 420 kilometers south-west of Manila. Owing to its location as part of the Sunda tectonic plate, the geology on El Nido is unlike anywhere else in the Philippines.
Love.TripMay 10, 2019 1,453 10,061
Ipoh: Not just a stopover location
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.
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