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Monday, September 28, 2009

Beijing-“The Forbidden City”

The Forbidden City, the colonial palace located in the central point of Beijing, China, was built around 600 years ago.

It was the home of the Emperor and his family unit for almost five centuries. The palace consists of 980 surviving buildings and covers an area of 720,000 square meters.

The structure illustrates traditional Chinese palatial architecture which has influenced architectural and cultural developments.
In 1987, the palace was declared a World Heritage Site and is currently listed by UNESCO as the largest accumulation of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world.

The Forbidden City is traditionally divided into two regions: the Outer Court and the Inner Court. The Outer Court that was used for ceremonial purposes comprised the southern sections. The Inner Court or Back Palace that includes the northern sections was the residence of the Emperor and his family.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Vøringsfossen waterfall

A great view from "Fossetromma" by Fossli Hotel, a path from road to the bottom of the waterfall. Located next to "Tourist road Hardanger" Rv7, with several possibilities for photo stops, picnics and activities in the near surroundings.

Vøringsfossen is the most famous waterfall in Norway with a free fall of 145m, and a total fall of 182m. You can enjoy a great view over the waterfall from "Fossetromma" by Foslli Hotel. There is a path from the road to the bottom of the waterfall. Location next to the "Tourist Road Hardanger" Rv7 offers several possibilities for photo stops, picnics and activities in the near surroundings. The old road in Måbødalen has been changed into a foot path and bicycle track from Måbø Farms to the Vøringsfoss Cafeteria. This famous road is a unique piece of engineering in mighty surroundings.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Dream Holiday To Sri Lanka

While taking a vacation in your office, you all of a sudden dream of white sandy beaches, exotic foods and dive light. As busy as you may think about how to book your dream vacation to Sri Lanka without any hustles and bustles. The fact is that for planning your trip is not as difficult as it may seem.
When booking on the Internet that is accessible to people who are too busy to visit a travel agency in the book holidays, vacation planning is now as easy as 1-2-3. Looking for the perfect place in Sri Lanka is easy and finding the most likely to take only one hour to finish. Naturally, this includes only the best accommodations that the country can offer.

Booking online gives you the opportunity of an extensive network of hotels, villas and apartments in accordance with your preferences. One great thing about this is that you can access those sites and choose from among many to go without leaving your home or work in your office during the day. It is more appropriate than the travel agency only to find himself facing a bunch of your people. Another is that it proves to have been ported to many people, so as to ensure that your reserves are eligible.
Be in cities or in the white sand beaches of Sri Lanka, be sure to enter the online booking system for your perfect vacation adventure. After the book can be secured better housing, and almost all services in hotels, this is because people in Sri Lanka are hospitable, generous and respectful. That is why the tourists to return.

How much will it cost me?
To admit this, but people want nothing better. And the better you can always expect high-end price to come by. In Sri Lanka, you will receive nothing but the best places to visit, better food and better people - but a more affordable price. Actually, cannot even have food cost more than 20USD. With that said, you can expect luxurious vacation without having to spend a hefty sum of money. Also, in the seaside resorts in Sri Lanka are very comfortable. This is because the services provided in Sri Lanka the country level very expensive in other countries. Just get the same comfort and luxury without a cost.
What makes Sri Lanka is a discrete charm and natural beauty. Among them were exotic culture, rich history and great beaches. Sri Lanka is a place for people who want to be spoiled and pampered with certainty that they are safe, while fun time with friends and family. Tourists usually like to have full control of all aspects of their holidays and those who have visited Sri Lanka to meet and go home happy.

Khao Yai National Park and Elephant Ride Day Trip from Bangkok

Explore the protected green landscapes of Khao Yai National Park on a full-day guided pleasure trip from Bangkok. The ultimate cities escape for those looking to get back to nature at some stage in their stay in Bangkok. You'll have the prospect to sample indigenous fruit and search local wildlife including tigers, black bears and leopards. A highlight is a 45-minute elephant ride through the lush forest at Pakchong Creek.

Khao Yai National Park lies about 108 miles (175 kilometers) northeast of Bangkok and is Thailand's most visited reserve for good reason. Covering 1,347 square miles (2,172 square kilometers) of forests, jungles and grassland the park covers five vegetation zones and is one of the few remaining intact monsoon forests in Asia. The reserve is home to over 153 different species of animals, including 200-300 wild elephants, as well as other rarely seen mammals such as Asiatic black bear, tiger, leopards, barking deer to name a few. Exotic birds such as the great horn bill and the Himalayan ribbed bats also live inside the park and are protected by law. Sightings can never be guaranteed but it is great to wander the park knowing wildlife is out there!

En-route to the park your tour will stop at a local fruit market in the province of Nakhon Nayok so you can enjoy exotic fruits such as mango and rambutans - other wise known as the 'hairy fruit' which is similar to a lychee. Once at Khao Yai National Park you can take a walk along one of the well marked trails that wind their way through the mountains, forests, streams and waterfalls.

On your way back to Bangkok from Khao Yai you will stop at Pakchong Creek to experience a 45-minute elephant ride with a trusted mahout (elephant caretaker) through the lush forest.