Top 7 places to visit South East Asia

Southeast Asia is a group of countries with diversity. With white sandy beaches, vivid seas, dense rainforest and ancient temples in Southeast Asia are one of the most attractive travel destinations.

1. Malaysia

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Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country full of diverse atmosphere. From the sky-high buildings to the tropical rainforest, lovely beaches, breathtaking views will simply blow anyone’s mind. Variety of dishes are available here.

The Petronas twin tower is one of the tallest towers in the world. Both the towers of 88 stories are connected through a sky bridge at the 41st and 42 and floor.

Langkawi is one of the main islands of Malaysia. It is full of beautiful beaches and also a great place to enjoy crystal clear water and rainforest. Langkawi sky bridge is also a great place to enjoy the stunning beauty and spectacular views.

The Aquaria KLCC is said to be the world’s largest aquarium, holding major attractions like the tiger shark, bright coral fishes, sea snakes, seahorses and many more marine creatures.

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, Bako National Park, Batu Caves, Mount Kinabalu, Turtle Sanctuary Beach are some beautiful places.

Malaysia is the perfect place for Island hopping or to enjoy the scenic beauty of the beaches or the waterfalls all in the same place.

2. Philippines

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The Philippines is located in the Pacific Ring of Fire close to the equator. It consists of more than 7000 islands which makes it ideal for Island hopping. The scenic beauty of the islands with mountain and tropical rainforest are breathtaking.

Palawan should be at the top of the list for its spectacular beaches and islands. Underwater and overwater views will make anyone astonished. Bohol is an all-in-one travel destination containing beaches, natural landscape and heritage sites. Apart from beaches, there is Cordilleras, which is a mix of landscapes, waterfalls and mountain summits. If you want to enrich your photo gallery with some perfect beach holiday selfies Bicol is the place for you. Nature may seem to be photoshopped here.

Surigao is the best place for surfing for any off-beat traveller. There are a lot of waterfalls named Limunsudan falls, Tinago falls, Maria Cristina falls, Aliwagwag falls and many more. Cebu is a worthy place to visit for hiking.

There is a plenty of mouthwatering dishes to enjoy such as chicken adobo, Sinigang, Balut, Halo-halo, Leche flan every foodie must try. Exotic hotels are available easily and are available for online booking.

3. Singapore

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Singapore is an island city-state with a tropical climate. Visitors can travel Singapore all around the year because of its climate.

Marina Bay is the most famous place in the city to have spectacular views. Mariana Bay Sands complex is the focal point where around 8 pm spectacular light show can be seen. The light illuminates the water and various iconic symbols. There are many great things to do and see in the area around the epic building, such as the Casino, Science Museum, dining or to enjoy the nightlife.

Universal Studios is another main attraction of Singapore which contains more than 20 attractions including Ancient Egypt, New York, Lost World, Hollywood, Sci-Fi City, Madagascar, Far Far Away. Shows, Retail outlets and F&B outlets are also there. Gardens by the Bay is a huge beautiful garden situated by the bay area. The famous Supertree structures offer a skywalk to enjoy the view. A variety of plants and trees makes the destination enjoyable for both kids and adults.

Chinatown is a great place for shopping and dining. There are hundreds of restaurants and hawker vendors to choose from. Clarke Quay, the delightful riverside, is full of bars and restaurants, nightclubs and many more. Orchard Road, similar to London’s Oxford Street is the excellent location to spend all the day. Local and international departmental stores, spas and beauty salons, hotels, offices, restaurants, cafes, boutiques are there.

The Singapore Flyer is the world’s largest observation wheel having 150 meters in diameter, 165 meters high. Singapore Night Safari is a leading conservation and research centre attracting visitors.

4. Thailand

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Thailand has been a popular tourist destination for many years with endless places to visit. Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand has an incredible vibe, fantastic foods and is busy all the day. Parties, Nightlife and amazing street foods are remarkable.

Khao Yai National Park is filled with wild animals including Asian Elephants, Pythons, Bears, Gibbons etc. There are numerous waterfalls to relax. Beaches of Khao Lak are stunning. You can just chill out on the beach or enjoy scuba diving. Koh Samui island has spectacular white beaches and warm blue seas. Speedboat, jetski, scuba diving are great activities to enjoy.

5. Cambodia

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The main reason to visit Cambodia is definitely the spectacular Angkor Wat. It is one of the largest ancient temple complexes in Asia anyone would love to visit. It may take several days to explore it completely. Angkor Wat archaeological park is also a nice place to visit.

Another attraction of Cambodia is its wild islands, which are still undeveloped compared to its nearby countries. Those rugged beaches are relatively less crowded.
There is Bousra waterfalls, best for camping or hang out. Bokor National park is also great for some cool mountain air or a bike ride. Bikes can be hired at a rental cost.

6. Indonesia

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Indonesia is definitely a prior destination for surfing, trecking, diving or enjoying wildlife. The island of Bali is great for spending a week. There are a lot of ancient Hindu temples, volcanoes and of course beaches which make it worthy.

Mount Bromo, full of volcanoes is another worthy place to enjoy the sunrise. A jeep or a horse can be hired to get to the top.

Lake Toba, one of the most visited lakes in Indonesia, is great for relaxing, swimming or to enjoy the food. The cool breeze of Baliem Valley is quite soothing. One can enjoy the spectacular views or trekking.

7. Vietnam

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Vietnam is a wonderful mix of natural highlights and cultural diversity. The rural areas, big cities and spectacular beaches are simply awesome. Halong Bay, a UNESCO world heritage site is famous for its scenery seen by boat and the caves that can be entered.

Ho Chi Minh City is another big attraction including HCMC Museum, Jade Emperor Pagoda, History Museum, Independence palace etc. Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam has the charm to offer. The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Vietnam Fine Art Museum are amazing.

The deep valleys and most beautiful rural areas of Sapa Countryside, the temple city My Son, Nha Trang beach, Ba Be National Park are other attractions.

 

This article is written by Anwesha Karmakar. Please write comments to modify, or you want to share more information about the topic discussed above.

7 Myths about Travelling

No matter which country you set foot in, you will be bombarded with a plethora of opinions, some good, some bad and some that sound so unreal that you want to pack your bags and flee home. But take from them what you can, and sometimes, when you least expect it, that tidbit of information will be your knight in shining armor. However, scattered among the useful advice are many long-suffering myths, which are still passing around today, just because they sound so believable.

1. Travel is expensive

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Everything in this world costs some money. Nothing is free, travel is also included there. Yet, the notion that travel is impossible for anyone without a trust fund is false. A little bit of planning and some time-tested hacks can ensure that everyone has a shot at adventure.

2. Couch surfing is unsafe

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There is a general fear of staying with strangers, but veteran travellers stand by the opinion that people on couch surfing are kind and helpful. While some incidents do occur, there are multiple options available. A website which connects with local travellers are well reviewed and trusted, can be chosen without thinking further.

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3. You’ll die while hitchhiking

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Not everyone ends up in a ditch on the side of a road. Being well equipped and well prepared will almost always guarantee that you will reach your destination safely and not end up being eaten by a bear. Although exceptions do exist!

4. Women shouldn’t travel alone

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Men and women both face risks while travelling, while women have to deal with additional obstacles. While some countries should be avoided by women, others are perfectly safe to explore. Everyday millions of women travel the world alone, and that’s enough to say to prove that it’s doable.

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5. Only the young can be travellers, old can be tourists

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Much too many people that I’ve come across believe that travel is only something that you can do in your twenties. This cannot be further away from the truth. Age doesn’t matter. Although older people may require more planning and less spontaneity, it is certainly possible.

6. Package deals are the best

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This is certainly not the case. Planning ahead and research goes a long way in your travel being more affordable, and tour companies are almost always more expensive. If you think you’re about to book a great deal, separate out the components and check the individual pricing. You will be amazed to see how you can cut the prices and can have an amazing travel experience without seeking any of those expensive package deals.

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7. English is spoken everywhere

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While it’s becoming increasingly common, it primarily depends on where you’re travelling. In some places where most of us assume that English would be widespread, like France and Japan, it really isn’t. Using gestures can often work wonders while trying to overcome the language barrier. Alternatively, pointing to a map and looking lost can also help! 😉

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This article is written by Aarushi Bhardwaj.  Please write comments to modify, or you want to share more information about the topic discussed above.

Top 10 Travel Books You Must Read

Reading while travelling is one of the most common habits seen in people these days. But isn’t it a good idea to pick up a book about travelling and read it while you travel? So here are top 10 travel books you must read,

1. Turn Right at Machu Pichu by Mark Adams

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Travel writer Mark Adams begin a quest of rediscovering Machu Pichu just like Hiram Bingham did 100 years ago. A good mix of historical facts, timelines, and humor, this book follows the story of Mark Adams and his son following the regular tourist trail, he decided to hike, camp and explore the way to gain information about it.

2. On The Road by Jack Kerouac

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No list on best Travel book will be completed without this book. The unique way of telling the story in this book will automatically transport you to the post-World-War America. A mix of Travel, poetry, jazz, and drugs will take you on a roller-coaster of emotions.

3. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts

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Top 10 best weather places in the World

In the world full of diversity and variations there are some places with a pleasant climate all the year. The top 10 places with best weather year-round are listed below.

1. Canary Islands, Spain
Canary islands, located near the shores of Africa are Spanish territory. The cold Canary stream which passes over the islands makes the climate cool. Air temperature remains moderate, neither too high nor too low. Usually, the temperature remains in the range of 20°C to 26°C throughout the year. The island of Tenerife gets heavy rainfall, unlike other islands. This island is also known as ‘Island of Eternal Spring’. The islands offer clean air and comparatively dry air, which make the islands more comfortable.

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2. Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sao Paulo, the largest city in Brazil has a pleasant weather. In summer, the temperature is about 27°C and in winter it is near 20°C. The summer is moderately warm and rainy whereas the winter is sub-dry with a strong wind flow. In summer days, rainfall is abundant. The city is located on a high plateau, which makes the climate tolerable. Formation of a cyclone or tornado is uncommon. Because of its excellent weather conditions, around 12 million people visit the city every year.

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3. Oahu, Hawaii
Oahu is one of the largest islands of Hawaii, located in the heart of the Pacific Ocean. The island is also known as ‘The Gathering Place’ because of its population and excellent weather conditions. The weather remains warm and sunny around the year. The weather makes the island most popular destination in Hawaii. Temperature remains in the range of 25 to 30°C throughout the year and the weather is almost dry. Rainy season is uncommon here. It experiences rain in the winter, but the sun reappears after a rainstorm.

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4. San Diego, California, USA
San Diego is a city in California, well known for its beaches and climate. The weather is one of the main reasons why most of the rich people choose this place. Summer is warm and dry with an average temperature of 25°C and a mild winter with around 19°C. Spring season also feels like summer. So, a warm sea can be enjoyed throughout the year. The Pacific Ocean and mountains make the weather so good and healthy. Cold streams passing around California brings the temperature in a moderate range. San Diego River flows from east to west.

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5. Sydney, Australia
Sydney, the state capital of New South Wales has excellent weather around the year. Climate conditions are categorised by warm summer, cool winter and average rainfall throughout the year. The temperature in summer remains around 30°C and 20°C in winter. The activity of the cyclone or thunderstorm is rare. Snowfall is also uncommon. Sydney is surrounded by mountains in the west and sea in the east. The geographical position of the city makes the climate enjoyable.

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6. Mombasa, Kenya
Mombasa is the second largest city in Kenya. Being close to the equator it has a tropical climate. The temperature remains in the range of 20- 30°C around the year. A little cloudiness is common. Here the climate is wet and dry and the amount of rainfall depends on the season. In the month of April and May, most rainfall can be seen.

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7. Nice, France
Nice is one of the most popular cities in France. The city has mild Mediterranean climate conditions with temperature in the range of 20-27°C. This feature attracts a lot of people. Apart from the beautiful sea, the city is surrounded by mountains to the north. This city has one of the warmest climatic conditions corresponding to the latitude. Summer season is usually hot and sunny. Rainfall is moderate and about 50 days all around the year.

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8. Costa Rica
Costa Rica, a country in Central America is located near the equator. The climate is tropical year round. Temperature remains in the range of 19-27°C. The main seasons are summer and winter. Rainfall occurs in the winter of over 5000 mm per annum. The country is subdivided into many microclimates depending on elevation. The weather remains very warm and comfortable year round.

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9. Kunming, China
Kunming city in Yunnan has a fantastic climate all year. It is also known as ‘Spring City’ because of its perfect weather. Weather is neither too warm nor too cold. Mild climate with warm, humid summer and cool dry winter is its speciality. Weather is almost dry except the rainy season. Annual mean temperature is 16°C.

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10. Loja, Ecuador
Loja is located in Southern Ecuador in the bottom of Cuxibamba valley. The average temperature is 16°C year round. Variation of temperature is very rare. Though the days are warm and nights are cold and often wet. The absence of sunlight during the morning is common because of its location in the valley. The city is blessed with an average rainfall of 60mm.

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Top 7 places to visit in the Middle East countries

Across the years the Middle East has emerged as a dear holiday destination for people willing to spend quality time in nature’s warmth replete with rich culture and tradition. The enormous diversity in cuisine evolving over years, with 14 nations distinct in every term yet sharing borders is a typical. Not only is the Middle East flooded with antiquity, but nations like China, Dubai, India with towering buildings, high-tech cities, fine roads and luxurious hotels make the Middle East the right vacation choice.

1. Dubai, UAE
The largest and the most popular city of United Arab Emirates, Dubai is the home of magnificent architectures including Burj Khalifa. With effectual supermarkets, splendid human constructions like the palm island, some of the most luxurious hotels in the world, Dubai is a must visit in the Middle East. The versatile spicy cuisine in enough to make your mouth water. Food, shopping, adventure, tranquillity Dubai promises to offer you all on your trip.

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2. Petra, Jordan
The ancient city of Petra is believed to be rooted back to 9000 BC. With having around 27 spectacular sites to gape at Petra is one among the 7 wonders of the world. Away from the ever-changing modern world, Petra is drowned in its own rich history. Ride a camel amidst the arid raw desert and eyewitness the vibrant buildings, sandstone cliff faces and the ruins of what once was a thriving trading center.

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3. Tel Aviv, Israel
If you wish to spend your vacations along with a Mediterranean beachside but do not wish to lose out on cosmopolitan metropolis or the smell of history and culture; then Tel Aviv, “The Hill of Spring” (as it translates to English) is the right destination for you. This vibrant city is titled the “Mediterranean Capital of Cool’ by the New York Times. Apart from offering you, incredible UNESCO recognized sites, the city has in the package for you stunning nightlife and luscious food.

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4. Cairo, Egypt
The tradition city of Cairo has stood for beyond 1000 years on the banks of river Nile. Apart from the gargantuan and the famed pyramids of Egypt, the captivating architecture of the city like the Arab League headquarters the modern Umar Makram Mosque and beautiful temple provide you plenty of sites to be enchanted by; enjoying shopping and partying simultaneously.

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5. Istanbul, Turkey
The largest city of Turkey, Istanbul is a blend of Asian and European culture with diverse heritage and distinguished cuisines. You will witness ancient mosques, churches, and museums existing simultaneously with little-packed bazaars and modern restaurants.

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6. Abu Dhabi, UAE
Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE maintains it’s rich history and culture giving you distinctly Arabian ambiance. Sites such as Corniche Park, the White Fort, the Heritage Village give you an insight into the Bedouin life and fine restaurants and hotels guarantee you a luxurious stay.

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7. Hurghada, Egypt
The tranquil resort town, Hurghada, stretches across an area of 40 km along Egypt’s Red Sea. The turquoise sea water embellished with coral reefs is perfect for people seeking equanimity and planning to spend their vacations windsurfing and swimming. This busy resort town is also an homage to some of the world’s best diving and snorkeling sites.

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This article is written by Shivani Gothwal. Please write comments to modify, or you want to share more information about the topic discussed above.