Phuket Island Safari – Explore Paradise!

Beautiful Phuket is indeed a place that is rich with many delightful charms. If you are travelling here you really should take the time to enjoy a charming island safari.

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Cultural Sights

If you are interested in the culture and heritage of Thailand you really should visit some of the famous cultural attractions in Phuket. Places like Big Buddha, Wat Chalong and Phuket Old Town should not be missed. You can stay at centrally located hotels like Avadina Hills by Anantara to enjoy ease while travelling here.

Nigh Markets

Thailand is truly a shopaholic’s paradise! While the shopping scene in Phuket is not as colourful as that of Bangkok, there are plenty of great places that you can visit to enjoy a sensational shopping spree. The Naka Weekend Market is one of the most exciting events that take place weekly here.

Accommodation in Phuket

Be sure to look for centrally located accommodation so you will get to enjoy your tour to the fullest. You will be able to find all the information that you need about the best hotels and resorts here online. There is ample information about villas in Phuket for sale as well. If you are interested in real estate, you can surely consider researching more on the topic!

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Signs your souls need an emotional healing retreat – when things aren’t quite right…

When life seems unfair and you seem to be all lost, emotional healing retreats can come up with proper guidance and direction to life. It is not about getting healthy food, having your fitness exercises and even meditating seeking a balance in mind, but by communicating what bothers you in your life.

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When you feel the need for a change

Sometimes in life, you feel there is something wrong, but you are not able to figure out what it is. It can be confusing and end up with so much negativity. Sometimes, you already know where it is wrong and what must be subjected to a change, but you are scared to take the first move. This is where you look for options like Kaya Sri Lanka which can bring you total relief!

When you feel dull and depressed

Childhood traumas, physical illnesses, and various other personal problems can make you feel depressed making you feel sad constantly with a noticeable lack of sleep and motivation. Statistics of many a Sri Lanka wellness resort report that depression very commonly results is suicidal thoughts, making the suicides in the country go up at a rate.

When fear gets in

It is quite general to feel fear to engage in a dangerous task in life but fearing life itself can be quite uncommon. This is where an emotional healing retreat is needed to explain to your own mind that things are going to be okay and that you are not alone.

When you feel anxious

No matter how hard life can get, you should always strike a balance. When things do not happen the way you wanted them to be, you get anxious. An emotional healing session will make you get rid of this anxiety through its exercises quite positively.

 

 

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Water Sports You Cannot Miss in the Maldives – Add in a Little Sense of Adventure to Your Vacation!

Being a popular vacation destination, the Archipelago of Maldives is a utopia for holidaymakers and adventure junkees alike; this is because the islands offer a wide variety of water sport activities for you to partake and enjoy. Read on to know more about some of the must try’s

Jet Skiing

If you are looking for an activity that will give you the feel of adrenaline rushing through your veins, then probably this is something you should not miss! The jet ski’s engine is so powerful and accelerates at dizzying speeds almost instantly giving you a thrilling and memorable riding experience.

Scuba diving

Home to a variety of marine life and exquisite underwater scenery, Scuba diving is certainly an activity you should definitely try during your time in the Maldives. You can enjoy this at most of the Maldives luxury hotel properties the likes of Naladhu Private Island Maldives as they include scuba diving in the leisure activity list.

Sea Kayaking

Hop into a kayak along with your loved one and paddle your way through the pristine waters of the Maldives. Kayaking in the ocean is definitely an exciting thing to do and it can be enjoyed best during evening hours where you can also marvel at the evening scenery.

Snorkelling

The islands of Maldives are surrounded by shallow waters that are home to vibrant corals and a plethora of amazing reef dwelling creatures and snorkelling is a wonderful way to explore these stunning underwater worlds. Unlike scuba diving, snorkelling doesn’t require many skills and can be enjoyed with minimal gears, and that too will be offered by your resort.

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A Day Spent Exploring the Phuket Town – A day with Culinary, Retail and Historical Surprises

The best way to explore everything the city has to offer is by racking through the old streets lined with museums, buildings and a plethora of attractions that entertain the travellers.

Shopping

Pop in at one of the few shopping malls for high-end brands or go to the local market – especially on the weekend – if you are looking to strike the best bargain. At one of the boutique shops, you can shop for souvenirs and other local products.

For the night owl…

Owing to the fact that the town isn’t exactly what you call a tourist destination, there are only a few bars, night clubs and beer bars. However, there are several night-shows you might find interesting.

Dining

Restaurants range from expensive to budget-friendly – so money won’t be an issue if you’ve set out your heart on sampling Thai food.

Accommodation

You can find the most varied range of accommodation options here. There are luxury hotels in Phuket the likes of Anantara Layan Phuket Resort as well as cheap hotels if you are on a budget.

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All you need to know about Majestic Chao Phraya River – A fabled and enchanted river!

Regarded as the lifeblood of Thailand, millions of people in the country directly or indirectly depend on the Chao Phraya River for their livelihood. Read on to know more about this amazing river.

Overview

The Chao Phraya River, also known as the Maenam, is the principal river in Thailand which flows through the fertile plains of central Thailand for an extent of 365 Kilometers finally meeting the ocean at the Gulf of Thailand.

Geography

The river originates at the confluence of Nan and Ping rivers in the province of Nakhon Sawan Province. Then it flows towards the south nourishing a plethora of cultivation lands and making tributaries and distributaries fertile.

River engineering

The river’s course has been altered several times as civilizations flourished in the banks of the river. Historical evidence state that most of the changes have been made during the period of Ayutthaya. Several canals have also been constructed to bypass the many large loops that were present in the river’s topography.

Settlements

Since the regions around the rivers were fertile and were rich in minerals, humans started cultivating crops at the banks of the river. People started to settle in these regions and civilizations started to flourish. The small settlements became villages, then the villages became towns and the towns eventually became great cities. The magnificent metropolis of Bangkok is one of such cities.

Seeing the river today

You can see the river up close by visiting Bangkok or any other cities that are located in its banks. But if you wish to see more of the river, the most ideal way is to get aboard a Chao Phraya river cruise in Bangkok. Among the many cruises, the Manohara Cruises is an option worth considering since you can witness the real beauty of the river while indulging in luxurious comforts.

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All you need to know about Majestic Chao Phraya River – A fabled and enchanted river!

Regarded as the lifeblood of Thailand, millions of people in the country directly or indirectly depend on the Chao Phraya River for their livelihood. Read on to know more about this amazing river.

Overview

The Chao Phraya River, also known as the Maenam, is the principal river in Thailand which flows through the fertile plains of central Thailand for an extent of 365 Kilometers finally meeting the ocean at the Gulf of Thailand.

Geography

The river originates at the confluence of Nan and Ping rivers in the province of Nakhon Sawan Province. Then it flows towards the south nourishing a plethora of cultivation lands and making tributaries and distributaries fertile.

River engineering

The river’s course has been altered several times as civilizations flourished in the banks of the river. Historical evidence state that most of the changes have been made during the period of Ayutthaya. Several canals have also been constructed to bypass the many large loops that were present in the river’s topography.

Settlements

Since the regions around the rivers were fertile and were rich in minerals, humans started cultivating crops at the banks of the river. People started to settle in these regions and civilizations started to flourish. The small settlements became villages, then the villages became towns and the towns eventually became great cities. The magnificent metropolis of Bangkok is one of such cities.

Seeing the river today

You can see the river up close by visiting Bangkok or any other cities that are located in its banks. But if you wish to see more of the river, the most ideal way is to get aboard a Chao Phraya river cruise in Bangkok. Among the many cruises, the Anantara Cruises Bangkok Thailand is an option worth considering since you can witness the real beauty of the river while indulging in luxurious comforts.

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Things to Do in Cyberjaya – Traverse fascinating landscapes

Home to a science park, a tech hub that aspires to be Malaysia’s Silicon Valley, Cyberjaya has become a hotspot among tourists across the world. Here are some top things to do in this fascinating town.

Selangor's Green Mosque

Selangor’s Green Mosque | Image Credit : Soham Banerjee from Bangalore, india, Selangor mosque (514438716), CC BY 2.0

Pay a Visit to Selangor’s Green Mosque

Visit the Masjid Fisabilillah Cyberjaya which is the town’s main mosque. It also goes by the name of the Green Mosque of Selangor. Eco-tourists will be glad to learn that this mosque has been named thusly because it has many energy saving mechanisms in place. For example, the roofs are equipped with solar panels, all the lights are LED-based, the and there is also a system in place to collect and use rainwater.

Cycling

The Cyberjaya Lakeside is the best place to enjoy some cycling. Rent a bike and enjoy the thrills of whizzing around the city as the gorgeous sunshine warms you up. You may want to consider the option of booking hotel apartments Cyberjaya for a hassle-free stay. Providing easy access to the city centre and Kuala Lumpur is the Citadines D’Pulze Cyberjaya apartments.

Enjoy a Spot of Shopping

The area is now resplendent with plenty of shopping venues. In Cyberjaya you will find IOI City Mall which is dubbed as one of the biggest shopping centres in the Klang Valley. There is also the D’Pulze Shopping Centre that may not be too large but is home to a good range of shopping centres.

Thrills of Go-Kart Racing

Near the Cyberjaya Lake Gardens is the ‘Go Kart at Raycer Powerhouse’; ideal for all racing enthusiasts to enjoy some adrenaline pumping action. The sessions last around 45 minutes and promises to be quite thrilling.

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The New Year festival of Sri Lanka – A series of traditional customs

The new year in Sri Lanka represents prosperity and the reaping of the harvest. The Asian koel has a strong association with this festivity as the mating season of this bird coincides with the season.

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History of the festival
The history of this festivity is one that’s heavily influenced by the Buddhist and Hindu religions of Sri Lanka. However, certain people believe this celebration existed even before the religions came into being, but this piece of information has been buried with years of history.

The Astrological concept
It’s believed that geographical reasons together with planetary movements decided the date to be April 14 as the date to celebrate. Based on the sun’s movement from the House of Pisces to the House of Aries, Sri Lanka welcomes the new year. Most of the mythological background of the Sinhala and Tamil new year has a touch of Hindu religion.

What happens during this time?
You’ll see all sorts of celebrations in every corner of the island, from several Galle hotels such as the Fortress Resort and Spa to other locations! People of all ages, the old and young take part in the celebrations. Paying respect to elders, exchanging gifts, applying oil and several other customs are followed on the day of new year. Everyone also engages in traditional games and activities during this time, along with enjoying tasty traditional new year food!

Shopping Guide for Dubai – A Memorable Retail Therapy

Dubai is often synonymous with shopping. Tourists holidaying in Dubai cannot leave here without buying or taking home anything, be it souvenirs, designer items or local delicacies.

Dubai Mall

Certainly, a key highlight in the city, the Dubai Mall is one of the places that you must visit indeed while you are here. Located in Downtown Burj Dubai, this mall is indeed geared to provide the optimum shopping and entertainment experience. The Dubai Mall offers various leading international brands to its visitors. Many hotels in Dubai Deira the likes of Avani Deira Dubai Hotel are within easy reach of this shopping mall.

Mall of the Emirates

The Mall of the Emirates is also a large shopping mall, offering a plethora of options for the avid shopper of the modern day. Located in Al Barsha, the Mall of the Emirates is where you will find a host of leading fashion brands including Lacoste, Levi’s, Carolina Herrera, Chanel, Fendi, French Connection, G2000 and many more.

WAFI Dubai

The WAFI Dubai, located in Sheikh Rashid Road is a place that is quite popular among locals and tourists alike given the plethora of shops that are found here. Many items of great appeal, hailing from leading local and international brands are found here making shopping here a true delight.

City Centre Mirdif

This mall is very popular amongst families as the place is home to a Little Explorers, Vox Cinemas, iFly Dubai where you can experience indoor sky diving, and a Magic Planet. The notable dining outlets at this top mall include Pars an Iranian restaurant and Leila for Middle Eastern delights.

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Romantic Things to Do on Your Honeymoon in Maldives – Love is in the Air!

Secluded islands, soft sandy shores, dazzling ocean waters, rejuvenating spa bliss, magical sunsets and plenty of time for each other; all the “ingredients” that make a honeymoon in Maldives truly unforgettable!

Private Island Escape

Imagine spending a day with that special someone on a private island just for the two of you; such experiences can be found at certain Maldives resorts and give you the chance to enjoy everything from romantic picnics and BBQs to sunbathing and snorkelling with your one true love.

Overnight Yacht Cruise

Set sail for adventure on a luxury yacht as you and your partner explore uninhabited islands, snorkel or scuba dive and take in wondrous sunsets. Offered by resorts like Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, such luxury vessels have their own staterooms where you can fall asleep to the gentle lullaby of the ocean.

Wellness Treatments

There’s nothing quite like a relaxing spa session, especially when you need to de-stress after a hectic wedding! Apart from trying a range of traditional or western treatments, newlyweds can look to take part in yoga or meditation together as well.

Romantic Dining

Resorts in Maldives will often arrange special dining for couples and having a dinner set up on the beach will make for a truly great surprise for your partner! Set amidst a star-studded sky and served with gourmet delights and fine wine, such dining is bound to be one of the highlights of your honeymoon.

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