Mt. Tengu – Breath- Taking Views!

The Mt. Tengu sits at a breathtaking the height of 532.4 meters above sea level and happens to a be quite a famous place known for offering spectacular views of Otaru city and the Ishikiri Bay.

Mt. Tengu | Image Credit - As6022014 [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

Mt. Tengu | Image Credit – As6022014 [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

How to Get There

The mountain can be reached through a ropeway which will take around 4 minutes from the base of the mountain to the observatory point on top. For those who wish to take an alternative mode of transport, driving and hiking too are possible.

Things to See

Apart from providing some stunning views of the picturesque town of Otaru and the beautiful bay beyond, the summit has a seasonal chipmunk park, a shrine and a ski museum to see. There is also an interesting display hall with a Tengu Goblin mask which people touch to have a wish come true.

Things to Do

For those with a sense of adventure, there is hiking course to make use of and a restaurant/ shop to get a bite to eat and maybe a couple of souvenirs while enjoying the beautiful views.

Mt. Tengu in Winter

During winter Mt. Tengue transforms into a ski slope, where many snowboarding and skiing enthusiasts flock for some fun in the snow. With 6 ski courses and 3 ski lifts being installed annually, the place is quite a popular spot for tourists. The winter wonderland can easily be accessed by many an Otaru hotel near Jr. Station including the likes of Grand Park Otaru.

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Exploring Brisbane – Discover the best places to visit

Sunny Brisbane is home to sandy beaches, scenic mountains and a stylish CBD. Enjoy rock climbing, views off of Story Bridge, river tours, verdant parklands and mind-blowing entertainment.

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Discover Brisbane City

A cosmopolitan city by every definition Australia’s third largest city Brisbane enjoys warm weather conditions for most of the year. There’s a myriad of hotels in Brisbane city centre the likes of Oaks Lexicon Apartments which gives close access to many iconic attractions such as Botanic Gardens, Chinatown and Cathedral Square.

Explore Brisbane Story Bridge

Renowned to offer the best views of the city climbing the Brisbane Story Bridge is a favourite activity among seasoned visitors to the city. As one of only three overpasses around the globe that can be climbed the Brisbane Story Bridge offers climbing excursions at dawn, daytime, twilight and in the veil of night.

Tour South Bank

Home to a manmade beach, sprawling parks, quaint cafes and fine restaurants South Bank is ideal for family-friendly activities of every conceivable nature. From azure lagoons to The Suncorp Piazza with its movie theatres and entertainment options, there’s plenty to do in this relaxed corner of Brisbane.

Explore Moreton Island

As one of the most popular day trips available from Brisbane a day at the beaches of Moreton Island is a must for all visitors. This stunning lagoon offers a range of water based activities such as snorkeling, cruises and four wheel drive tours.

 

 

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Exploring the city of Kandy – Treading beyond the guide

Kandy, the hill city of Sri Lanka, is known for its religious significance due to the presence of Temple of Tooth. However, there is much more to this city, if you dare to venture off the beaten path.

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Udawatta Kele Sanctuary

Declared a nature sanctuary in 1938, Udawatta Kele – meaning Udawatta Forest – is not a highly visited destination among the tourists. However, it presents a mystique aura and has multiple treks and trails where one can stroll through and enjoy the lushness that surrounds them.

Trekking

There are many trekking trails around Kandy both historic and scenic. They are definitely worthwhile exploring and travellers should base themselves in a place like Mahaweli Reach Hotel and spare a day or two to enjoy pristine areas not too far from the city.

City’s colonial past

A neo-gothic 19th century Anglican Church, a Victorian fountain, the 19th century Garrison Cemetery near the old palace, the WWI and WWII Commonwealth War Cemetery on Deveni Rajasinge Mw by the Mahaweli River are the remains from the city’s colonial past.

Peradeniya Botanic Garden

In Kandy, things to do are plenty. Devoting a whole morning to visiting the Peradeniya Botanic Garden, one of best such facilities in the region, will not be wasted as there is much to see besides enjoying its beautiful surroundings. Stroll around the picturesque 200-year-old Kandy Lake in the evening and walk along shaded paths in Udawatte Kele, the historic forest reserve overlooking the Temple of the Tooth.

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Bullfighting in southern Thailand – the battle of the beasts

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Two magnificent beasts facing each other head-on, grinding their horns and goring one another in a bloody battle; this is a tradition and one of the famous festivals celebrated in southern Thailand.

The bulls

These aren’t any ordinary bulls, being chosen at the age of two, they are vigorously trained and fed special diets for over two years and are well groomed to become mean and unmerciful fighting machines.

The game

Apart from tradition, this is one of the top gambling sports in southern Thailand and one of the famous sporting events, with the audience ranging from police chiefs and top politicians to peasants. Betters call bulls with a special name and the fight tickets sell out weeks in advance.

Legal issues

This sport is practiced in only the southern part of Thailand and is subjected to strict regulations. The contests happen weekly and will only take place in legally registered sites. ‘Events and Festivals Blog‘ suggests that you verify with a local before visiting the event whether the event is licensed or not for your safety.

The good things

Being criticized by many as animal slaughter, this is a tradition that is a lively hood for many. It is said bullfighting plays a key role in the conservation of local breeds and some say without bullfighting some species may have become extinct. For the record, no bulls are killed in this game because it is very rare that a bull will fight to the death.


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Night Kayaking at Moreton Island – And Adventures Galore on Moreton Island

Moreton Bay is one of the most beautiful places on the eastern coast of Australia. It is an extremely significant coastal resource, and attracts countless visitors on a recreational basis.

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Transparent Kayaking

This is one of the most easily-accessible adventurous activities you can experience in Moreton Bay, and it is likely to take your breath away. These transparent kayaks allow visitors to glimpse right down to the bottom of the bay. This experience can also be enjoyed at night!

Sandboarding

This is one of the hallmarks of Moreton Island, in an area which is referred to as ‘The Desert’. Brave sandboarders can place themselves on a board just 5mm in thickness and slide down sandy dunes at speeds of around 70km/h.

Snorkelling

This is one of the best ways to experience the marine splendour of Moreton Bay. If you’re staying at Brisbane hotel accommodation, with many places such as Oaks Charlotte Towers situated close to the bay, you can easily procure yourself a snorkelling trip.

Sunset Safaris

There are many places where you can get yourself an unforgettable safari adventure to Moreton Island on a purpose-built 4X4 bus. This is a great and fun way to experience the splendour the island.

 

 

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Best Diving Spots in Phuket – Experience the Region’s Marine Marvels

Phuket is a particularly renowned place in Thailand when it comes to aquatic wonders. There are many beautiful islands around her waters, and magical realms beneath them.

Koh Dok Mai

This refers to a small island that is covered in thick jungle to be found just a short distance away from Phuket. This island is actually composed of a massive limestone rock that steeply rises out of the sea. The island’s walls contain an abundance of marine life beneath the surface of the water.

King Cruiser

This was a notable car ferry that strayed way off course during a routine trip between Phuket and the Phi Phi Islands and ended up striking a reef. Luckily, all of the passengers and crew were rescued, and the wreck is now one of the region’s most famous dive sites.

Anemone Reef

If you visit the wreck of the King Cruiser, it’s probably worth exploring the reef that resulted in its sinking. It’s slightly closer to Phuket city than the King Cruiser, and if you’re staying at a Phuket resort along the likes of Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas, you can reach the dive site within 90 minutes.

Shark Point

This is the most popular of local dive sites and is part of a marine sanctuary. In addition to notable quantities of sharks, you can also find many different species of tropical fish.

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Adventures in the National Parks of Krabi – Explore the Enigmatic Natural World of Thailand

Krabi is situated on the western coast of southern Thailand, and is one of the most beautiful places the nation has to offer. Krabi is also the national park capital of Thailand.

Bang Kram Wildlife Sanctuary

This is one of the most essential parks to visit since it occupies the last remaining lowland forest patch in Thailand. This sanctuary is famous throughout the world for being the best place for bird watching in southern Thailand.

Khao Ngon Nak Viewpoint

This is one of the most spectacular locales in Thailand, thrice so if you happen to be a hiker or a lover or breath-taking vantage points. If you’re staying at one of many Krabi resorts situated close by, such as Anantara Si Kao Resort, this is an essential experience.

Khao Phanom Bencha National Park

This is one of the most tranquil national parks, and is a great place to discover inner peace. Tham Khao Ping is a large cave within the park that is worthy of exploration.

Klong Thom Hot Springs

Taking a dip in these relaxing and revitalising springs is an ideal way to conclude your Krabi adventure. These waters are known to be rich in minerals, and work to help with a range of ailments which include rheumatism and sciatica.

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Best theme parks in Singapore – Wet N’ Wild Adventures

Singapore has some of the finest theme parks in Asia. Even though the country has a business-focused reputation, it is actually packed with fun-filled attractions for the young and young at heart.

Universal Studios Singapore | Image Credit - William Cho, CC BY-SA 2.0 Via Wikipedia Commons

Universal Studios Singapore | Image Credit – William Cho, CC BY-SA 2.0 Via Wikipedia Commons

Universal Studios

Revered as one of the world’s most iconic entertainment hubs Universal Studios Singapore is no less magic than its American counterpart. Themed after a blockbuster Hollywood movie or well-known television program this all encompassing leisure centre is home to the world’s highest duelling roller coaster double.

Adventure Cove Waterpark

Adventure Cove Water Park is home to the premier hydro-magnetic roller coaster in all of Southeast Asia. Other attractions in this popular aquatic theme park in Sentosa include the Adventure River and its massive wave pool dubbed Bluewater Bay. Travellers based in Clarke Quay hotels in Singapore the likes of Park Hotel Clarke Quay will be a stone’s throw away from this popular water park.

MegaZip Adventure Park

Specifically designed to entice adventure sports fanatics the MegaZip Adventure Park is home to not one but four iconic adrenalin pumping activities. The route which extends across 450m is experienced at 50kmph speeds from a vantage point 75m in the air.

Forest Adventure

Ideal for nature lovers and adrenalin junkies Forest Adventure in Singapore is an aerial obstacle course that takes visitors through a verdant canopy of trees through bridges, ladders, nets trapezes, swings and zip lines. Located in Bedok Reservoir participants can zip line from tree to tree and experience the thrill of a life time that is closer to nature.

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Guide to Wildlife Safari in Yala – What you should expect

The mesmerising and informative Yala Safari is something every visitor or native should experience at least once in their lifetime.

Image Credit - Walkers Tours

Image Credit – Walkers Tours

Where to go

Adventure tours in Sri Lanka are rarely planned without including a safari or two in it and of all the places to go to on the island, the Yala National Park attracts the most visitors every year. A Yala Safari can be arranged with the help of any travel agency, Walkers Tours, for example, and you will have a fun-filled day where you watch the wildlife in their natural habitats.

Image Credit - Walkers Tours

Image Credit – Walkers Tours

About Yala Safari Park

Being the second biggest national park in Sri Lanka, it is also known as the Ruhuna National park. Spreading over a massive 979 square kilometres, this reserve is home to many endemic animals and birds, and a few endangered ones too.

The Safari

They pride themselves on providing the best tours and safaris on the island and a guide will take you through the jungles as he explains and shares fun facts about every animal or bird you spot.

What to expect

The Sri Lankan leopard and the Sloth bear are the most sought-after animals, closely followed by the deer, elephants, and crocodiles.

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Dolphin Watching near Raa Atoll Maldives – The Maldives at Her Most Beautiful

When it comes to travel in the 21st century, the Maldives islands are one of the most famed and sought after destinations on the planet, right up there with locales such as Paris and Bali.

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Raa Atoll

This a significant administrative division in the Maldives that boasts some of the most beautiful landscapes in the nation. Alifushi island also falls into this territory and is one of the most renowned of the islands in the country

Moresby Channel

This channel exists between the Northern Maalhosmadulu Atoll and the Fasdhutere Atoll, and is a very historically significant place. It was named in honour of Captain Robert Moresby, who more or less single-handedly chartered the Maldives atolls.

Tourism

These atolls are strictly off limits for tourists until very recently due to their unique geographical and zoological features. If you’re looking for a Maldives beach resort around this beautiful place there are a few to choose from such as Dhigali Maldives.

An Abundance of Marine Life

In addition to remarkable schools of Dolphins, you can discover a range of other creatures such as rays and some incredibly rare whales such as the Tropical Bottlenose Whale which many believe to be the rarest species of whale in the world.

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