Tokyo – an Amazing Place for Tourists

Tokyo- A Place that will Keep You Intrigued!

GENERAL INFORMATION

If you wish to experience the perfect blend of modern and old fashioned lifestyle then Tokyo is where you need to spend your next vacation in! The city is capital of Japan and is also among the top ten tourist cities of Asia. Talk about high tech gadgets or beautiful infrastructure, It has everything to offer you to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

Tokyo

 MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

Tour to Tokyo will open up the window to rich Japanese heritage, culture, art and architecture accompanied with state-of-the-art facilities as well as entertainment. Check out major attractions:

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Meiji Shrine

This shrine is dedicated to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken because they have contribution hugely in modernizing Japan. Occasionally traditional Japanese weddings are also held in the vicinity of this shrine. If you are lucky enough, then you too may witness the wedding ceremonies.

Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree

This tower is a must see. It stands tall at 2, 080 ft and so it becomes the tallest building of the world after Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Climbing this tower definitely will offer you a very unique and memorable experience.



Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Lovely flowers and trees in these gardens will make your eyes crave for more. They are immensely beautiful, but you can easily save this place for your last day of your vacation in Tokyo.  

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Tokyo Disneyland, Mori Art Museum, Edo Tokyo Museum, Rainbow Bridge, Harajuku, Roppongi Hills are some of the other places that you should accommodate during your vacation in this best city of Asia.

Rainbow Bridge

MAJOR ACTIVITIES

Fish Market Tour

Have you ever seen fish auction, specifically a tuna sale on a grand scale? In Tsukiji fish market you will experience something like this. Try to reach the market as early as 4- 5 AM for more fun.

Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon)

You can buy fantastic souvenirs here in this market as well as everything in the trend not to forget electronics in your list. The market also has fantastic snacks’ shops where you can just sit, relax and relish the delicious Japanese cuisines.  Other things you could do while in this city are visit art galleries, antique shops, theaters, zoo, temples, museums, etc. In addition, do enjoy nightlife and clubbing in the city at various places.  

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ACCOMMODATION & TRANSPORTATION

Serviced apartments/ holiday rentals are the best options if you want to self cater. You get complete privacy if you hire these. There is a huge range of luxurious hotels in Tokyo let your budget and lifestyle decide what option to go with. Guesthouses, youth hotels and camping are some other options you can very well consider.

It is easily accessible. Many airlines have daily flights flying to Tokyo. Within city, you can either hire a cab or travel by buses anything that suits your needs.

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Top Ten Must – Travel Cities of Asia

Top Ten Must – Travel Cities of Asia

A mind, set on a road can’t be settled ever on any kind of destination. It needs a journey to follow and carry on. A traveler always looks for road towards new places, new keys to locked secrets, and new dimensions to reach out. If you are one such traveler looking for new adventures and interesting locations then Asia must be on your travel map. From the mountainous regions to the beaches, from metropolitan s to villages, one can see all the colors of civilization and natural beauty in splendor. Here we offer you the list of top ten must travel cities of Asia for your next tour:

1. Bangkok:

Bangkok-Thailand

There is a perfect chaotic mixture of the old and new here, towering shopping malls, famous Buddha temples like Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Pho, a shopping paradise, Safari world and entertainment avenues, Museums and royal buildings, not to forget the famous Thai massage and the mouth-watering Thai food. Travelling in a tuk-tuk or a neon meter taxi, or the underground MRT train or the BTS Sky train, each and every trip is worth every moment you spend on it. Read More

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 2. Tokyo one of the travel cities of Asia:

 

Tokyo

The place is filled with towering heights of the building and giving an endless opportunity to roam in the maze of streets which are crowded with restaurants, cafes, gaming centers, pubs, karaoke clubs, pachinko parlors etc. While in Tokyo, remember to visit Yoyogi Park, Shinjuku Gyoen, Tokyo Imperial Palace, Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo Tower, Rainbow Bridge and many other significant attractions.  Read more

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  3. Beijing:

 

Beijing

With the finest levels of the remnants of China’s past and the extraordinary representation of the modern life, Beijing showcases its life, unfolding the bewildering anxiety of the sites it offers. From the Forbidden City and Great Wall of China, to the palaces, famous temples and parks, from the religious life and traditional cuisines to standardized way and the level of life with shopping, deluxe hotels and being an Olympic site, everything gives a reason to visit this place.  Read More

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 4. Macau one of the travel cities of Asia:

Macau

This place that earns more from gambling than “the Strips” in Las Vegas and has more colonial history than even Hong Kong stands as one of the most densely populated city of China. It is also termed as the Las Vegas of the East. Ruins of St. Paul’s, Macau Tower, Grand Prix Museum and Senado Square are some of the must-see places in the city. Read More

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 5. Shanghai:

 

Shanghai

China’s largest and richest city, Shanghai is the perfect blend of the eastern and the western culture and having an oriental charm accompanied with state-of-the-art infrastructure. It serves as perfect shopping place as well as tourist destination for visitors. Yu Garden, People’s Square, Jade Buddha Temple, several towers, parks, stadiums and museums leave you awestruck in Shanghai. Read more

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6. Kyoto:

Kyoto

  Often when culture of Japan is taken into consideration, the very first place to strike is that of Kyoto. With more than 1600 Buddhist temples and 400 shrines such as Kiyomizu-Dera and Ninna-ji, it is a culturally rich place. The hill-side gives the perfect view of Kyoto. There are places that offer to dress up in Kyoto Hollywood trend. And there is no leaving Japan without the traditional bathing in the bath houses. Read More  

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 7. Singapore:

Singapore

The skyscrapers and the cultural heritages, lined from side to side all around the island city. The international mindset co-exists along with the traditional Asian values. With places like Sentosa, a resort island, River safari, Night Safari, Jurang Bird Park, Singapore Botanic Garden, Underwater World, one can experience the adventure of life time. There are art exhibitions, nightlife, museums and a lot more in store for tourists.  Read More

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 8. Hong Kong one of the travel cities of Asia:

Hong Kong

It is a colorful, chaotic, fantastic place to live and visit. This densely populated place never lets you feel alone, with all the entertainment and fun it has on offer such as Ocean Park, Disneyland, Lantau Island to name a few. With one of the most advanced networks of the world, you can easily travel around in Hong Kong to enjoy magical light shows done on the skyscrapers as multimedia canvas, the art-exhibitions, monasteries, museums and other popular spots. Read More

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 9. Seoul:

 

Seoul

It is among one of the most economically stable states and well-networked that makes easy travel. There are so many café, PC bangs, restaurants, spas, shopping centers open all hours of day that makes it worth staying awake all night. Not-to-miss attractions include Myeong-dong, the Northern Palace, N Seoul Tower, and other significant places in Seoul.  Read More

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 10. Mumbai:

 

Mumbai

Being the eclectic city and the home of Bollywood, this place is the same to India as New York is to the world. From the varying taste of the bada pav on the stalls o the international food chains, all are available. The marine drive sunset, several British Heritage Buildings such as Flora fountain, a double-decker bus ride, the Tonga rides or walking along the Chapel Road, caves, temples, lakes and forts, each and everything about the place is just beautiful.   Read More

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There are many places worth visiting but these cities surely deserve to be the top ten must – travel cities of Asia.

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Nizwa the Oldest Islamic Culture

Travel to Nizwa to Know the Oldest Islamic Culture

General Information

Once a capital of Oman, Nizwa is a very small town with a very rich Islamic history associated with it. The town is 140 km away from the very famous city of Muscat. It is especially famous for production of dates.

Nizwa Oman

Major Attractions

1. Jabrin Castle

It is the most picturesque castles in Sultanate. It was built by Bil’arab Bin Sultan of the of the Ya’ruba dynasty in 1675 AD. On the walls are inscribed some beautiful poetry, Koranic verses and quotes.

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2. Nizwa Fort

Nizwa Fort

This fort is the most popular national monument of Oman. The construction of the main structure took as many as 12 years to complete. The fort will give you a great insight about the history of Oman.



3. Nizwa Souk

Nizwa Souk

This is an expansive open air market that sells immense variety of products seen unseen! Friday is the best day to visit the Souq to gain interesting experiences.

4. Tanuf Ruins

This is a historical site located near Nizwa. It is a great picnic spot with a beautiful valley and nice water streams surrounding the place.

Major Activities

1. Trying local delicacies

The restaurants will serve you Kahwa (coffee mixed with cardamom powder) along with dates and Omani halwa.

You should try the famous Omani Kebabs that are served with vegetables. Machboos, mashuai, shuwa and sakhana are some dishes you should try. People who love trying out different cuisines are going to love the Omani food.

2. Exploring the town

Nizwa is a very small town in Oman and its people are very warm and friendly. You can easily walk all by yourself to see the architecture as well as the lifestyle of the local people. Women need to make sure that they are dressed properly. Do not wear anything that’s too revealing as a matter of respect to the Arab culture.

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3. Must Buy Souvenirs

Khanjars (daggers) from Nizwa are worth buying. The craftsmen, exclusively handcraft the silver khanjars that you cannot find anywhere in the world. The souq (meaning the open market) will have thousands of daggers to choose from, but be ready to bargain hard. The market will also have amazing antique pieces that you would love to flaunt back home.

Being in Oman and not buying the home-grown dates would not be an appreciated gesture. Another things that you could buy are saffron, vanilla, nuts and dried lemons.

Accommodations

Nizwa like any other tourist destination offers you an array of accommodation facilities. Depending upon your budget and of course your lifestyle, you can choose to put up in a guesthouse, apartment on rent, hostels, budget hotels and 2/3/5 star luxurious hotels. You are advised to book your accommodation well in advance of your travel because you may otherwise find it difficult to find your ideal place to stay. 

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Transportation

Traveling to Nizwa is easy. Once in Muscat, you can hire a taxi. It will take you about four hours to reach your destination. The best thing is it is safe to travel at any time of the day and even night! Being one among the best tourist destinations of the world, Nizwa tourism is developing with each passing day!

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Top Beaches of Asia

Top Beaches of Asia

Beach vacations summarize the perfect holiday and there is simply no denying that the magnificent continent of Asia is home to plenty of stunning beaches with crystal sand and dazzling water. Get to know some of the top beaches of Asia here:



Koh Phangan, Thailand

Koh Phangan is a famous island that is situated off South Thailand coast. Beach parties, Full Moon parties have given it a hedonistic reputation and spellbinding music, affordable beverages and inexpensive yet amazing food keeps the tourism on this amazing beach high.

Koh Phangan, Thailand

Siloso Beach, Sentosa, Singapore

Sentosa Island’s beauty is hardly a secret and when talking of lively, fun and soothing beaches, it would be unjustly to mention Siloso Beach. A family friendly beach, Siloso offers many sightseeing attractions like Siloso historical Fort and hosts the famed annual Rave party ZoukOut.

Siloso Beach, Sentosa, Singapore

Koh Rong, Cambodia

Cambodia has long been sought after tourism country but the coastline of Koh Rong has somehow managed to stay idyllic, a far cry from the bustling cities and crowned beaches. The white sand beaches will suffice anyone’s need of a grand and undisturbed each holiday. The southeast part of the Koh Rong offers great nightlife while the north of Koh Touch has some of top beaches of Asia.

Koh Rong, Cambodia

Nha Trang, Vietnam

Nha Trang was earlier a fishing town however it is not a renowned vacation seaside resorts. Easily accessible, Nha Trang offers beaches that keep up their classic traditional fishing village essence. Once can also go scuba diving here and it is said that these beaches offer the best of this activity in all of Vietnam.

Nha Trang Coast, Vietnam

Ko Yung, Thailand

Counted among the top Ko Phi Phi Archipelago ecologically diverse islands, north of Ko Yung offers a beautiful and serene coastline. With exotic marine life, eclectic coral reefs in mesmerizing hues, this island is ideal for unwinding. The beaches have beautiful stones, crystal clear sand and the warm Andaman Sea waves are subtly sufficient for a relaxing beach holiday.

Ko Yung, Thailand

El Nido, Philippines

El Nido is alluring and a paradisiacal beach spot. It has wonderful coastline that is unexplored even though there has been huge tourism spike in the region. Sophisticated, unwinding white sand with turquoise sparkling water is offered by this beautiful beach along with outdoor activities like snorkeling, rock climbing (medium height cliffs).

El Nido, Philippines

Nha Trang Coast, Vietnam

Nha Trang is well-known but the beaches offer an unspoiled charm and beauty that will force all stress and exhaustion out of the visitor. It is also quite underrated so it will be safe to expect a non-crowded beach. The availability of several five-star resorts, marine activities, and exhilarating nightlife also makes is quintessential Asian beach spot.

Nha Trang, Vietnam

Teluk Siang, Redang Island, Malaysia

Redang Island is one of the intact and non-spoilt island offering diverse wildlife along with marine activities like snorkeling, diving, etc  It is located off the east Peninsular Malaysian coast and is a quite spot. It is not only picturesque but also a new and subtle place that offers privacy under the beautifully shining sun with eclectic marine life.

Teluk Siang, Redang Island, Malaysia

Bonus

Mirissa Beach, Maya Bay, Kho Phi Phi Lee, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Kuta Beach, Bali, Indonesia, Yapak Beach, Boracay, Philippines, etc simply can’t be missed by anyone planning a beach vacation.

 

Best Safari Tours in Asia

Best Safari Tours in Asia

Globe trotters have long flocked to Asia to experience bustling cities, varied cuisines, mystical temples and unique cultures and traditions amalgamated to offer a richer and a superior experience. If this is not enough, the new sets of adventurous travelers are now turning to Asia’s wild frontiers for astonishing landscapes as well as safari tours in Asia. Thailand, Cambodia, India, Sri Lanka and other countries have much to offer to the tourists coming from every corner of the world!

Major safari tours in Asia

Panda Tracking, China

Nature Reserve is a home to Giant Pandas of China. Travelers get to sleep in the tents near the reserve, which makes the experience even more exciting and thrilling.



Apart from this, you can always have the option to visit the Jiuzhaigou Valley National Park where you get to experience the luxurious overnight camping within the park’s premises.

Elephant Safari, Thailand

Imagine yourself riding an elephant in a deep wild forest. Now that is what you call a true adventure. When you are in Thailand, you exactly get to experience something like this. You can explore the remote, pristine jungle sitting on the back of a huge elephant, meet hill tribe people and get to know their lifestyle which is far from urban or modern.

Wildlife Safari, Sri Lanka

 Sri Lanka is considered to be the best place in Asia for seeing wildlife. Leopards, elephants, wild elephants, birds of various species, sloth bear, etc. form a major part of the country’s wildlife.

Wildlife Safari, India

India too has a lot more to offer when it comes to wildlife. Corbett National Park, Pench, Sasan Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, Sunderbans, Kanha and Bandavgarh are must see places for all those who are looking forward to encounter wild and uncommon animals.

Jungle Safari, Nepal

If you are in Nepal and not going for a Jungle Safari then you are surely missing out on something very amazing. The tropical jungles of Nepal have a rich wildlife habitat and therefore, it becomes an ideal destination for the adventure lovers.

Hokkaido, Japan

This place must be visited in winters to come across elegant Japanese cranes literally dancing in the snow. Steller’s sea eagles also flock the sea around this time.

Gunung Leuser National Park, Sumatra

Orangutans are what you are going to love watching in this national park. The park actually has a rehabilitation center that makes the young Orangutans learn to live in the wild. Apart from these animals, you also get to see tapirs, gibbons, rhinos, tigers and elephants.

Komodo Dragons, Indonesia

Now Komodo Dragons are definitely a different breed of animal, though it falls in the category of monitor lizard but their conduct is something different. You can see for yourself when you visit Indonesia.

The Maldives

 Maldives is famous for its coral atolls. The tourists mainly come here to see the reef. Whales and dolphins too are a major tourist attraction. There are many other species too that you wouldn’t have seen anywhere else.

Accommodation & Transportation

If your purpose is to explore the safari tours in Asia then living in a luxurious business hotel would not make any sense. You can get in touch with the travel company you are planning your vacation with and know if there any arrangements to live in desert camps, forest camps, or any other accommodation that allows you to remain uninterrupted with the nature.


With flights flying from every country there shouldn’t be any problem as far as transportation is concerned. Apart from this, trains, buses and cars are always there for easy commutation.

Conclusion

Try to go for one safari tours in Asia at a time. If you try to combine any of them together, you won’t be able to give justice to any of them and also, too much of traveling won’t allow you to enjoy it to the fullest.