Archive for May, 2010

  • Pay a visit to the ancient Longhua Temple in Shanghai
    Pay a visit to the ancient Longhua Temple in Shanghai
    Shanghai, in China, encompasses plenty of ancient shrines that are quite fascinating and worth a visit. In fact, the shrines in Shanghai are one of the most famous tourist attractions in the city. If you like to visit such religious places, there is one temple in particular you would adore. The Longhua Temple, which is a Buddhist Temple and is dedicated to Maitreya Buddha, is one of the most visited temples in the city. Tourists whenever come to the city, never fails to pay a visit to this beautiful site. This temple is a well-preserved architectural design of a Song Dynasty monastery, a Buddhist Chan sect. In fact, this temple is the largest, most genuine, and a complete ancient temple structure in Shanghai. The Longhua Temple was initially built during 242 AD, during Three Kingdoms’ Period. As every temple or ancient structures  [...]
    Posted at May 28th, 2010 at 02:05 am
  • Shanghai’s Jade Buddha Temple (Yufo Si)
    Shanghai’s Jade Buddha Temple (Yufo Si)
    Jade Buddha Temple was founded in the year 1882, and is recognized as the Yu Fo Si in Shanghai. Today, this religious temple has become a well-known tourist destination. The reason behind its world-popularity are the two brilliant white jade Burmese Buddha statues. The two white jade Buddhas were actually brought from Burma by a monk of putuo shan in the year 1881. This temple is raising the magnificence of Shanghai, China with its amazing tradition. The temple structure was destroyed and was abandoned after the year 1911. However, the buildings were again constructed on the same site between the years 1918 and 1928. Today, a monastery of Chan (Zen) Buddhism, which is known as Jade Buddha Temple, entirely serves the foreign tourists and the local devotees equally. Even though, the Jade Buddha Temple is not so popular due to its architecture,  [...]
    Posted at May 24th, 2010 at 04:05 am
  • Introducing Europe: One look towards its magnificence
    Introducing Europe: One look towards its magnificence
    There are plenty of places in Europe for which tourists throng to the continent from all over the world year round. Whether it is a historical site, cultural, or spectacular natural settings, Europe has everything to lure and make people utterly fascinated. Right from the Northern Lights of Europe to the Southern shores, the continent continues to offer thrilling, surprising, and confusing experiences to every tourist. Europe has everything with beautiful sights, sounds, crowds of people, and parties. A vacation to this continent will be a lifetime experience, as you will explore lots of unique attractions that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Europe is a blend of old and new. The destinations boast architectural wonders, beaches, old and new structures, and beautiful cities, with magnificent scenes. No doubt, most parts  [...]
    Posted at May 21st, 2010 at 03:05 am
  • Temple of the Town God (Chenghuang Miao) in Shanghai
    Temple of the Town God (Chenghuang Miao) in Shanghai
    Shanghai is among the captivating tourist destinations of China. You will be enthralled by the diversity of Shanghai and also its various tourist attractions. It is a city that offers unique combination of the ancient Chinese tradition along with the tenets of a contemporary city. You will never see shortage of tourist attractions in Shanghai. Instead of that, you will be mesmerized from its beautiful sights that are historically as well as culturally among the best in Asia and also in the world. The city is considered as the historical as well as cultural landmarks that feature 112 cultural relics; 15 venues, which reflect the culture of Chinese; and the 22 memorial sites. Out of this, the Temple of the Town God that is the Chenghung Miao in the city of Shanghai is among the countless religious sites that draws thousands of tourists  [...]
    Posted at May 17th, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Get Down With Crocs in Proserpine River Tour
    Get Down With Crocs in Proserpine River Tour
    There is huge debate going on in Australia to whether to make crocodile hunting legalize or not? But RSPCA, Humane Society International and also the International Fund for Animal Welfare, are few names to name among many other NGOs and organizations, who criticized such form of entertainment recommendation. There are people on both side of the argument, but people recommending safari hunts of crocodiles just for merely fun is sick! Australia, known as land of Kangaroos, is also a best place to see huge and ferocious beast, crocodiles. here there are number of humans who get killed or attacked by the crocs, each year, but crocs are killed more than humans, then also crocodiles is the  arguably the ultimate apex predator. With so many eco-friendly crocodile safari happening these days, we have to ask the question, why not just respect  [...]
    Posted at May 13th, 2010 at 12:05 am
  • Remembering the Proclaimed Serenity of Haiti
    Remembering the Proclaimed Serenity of Haiti
    The last month’s natural calamity, earthquake, befallen on the Haiti is the most tragedy event in the history of Haiti. In past few years, when finally, Haiti was becoming visible to the world for its tropical lush vegetation and scenic views, the last month’s earthquake pushed it back in to the darkness from the sunlight of the Caribbean. The faith of new start for Haiti was, this time, buried behind the horror of the earthquake which resulted in more than ten thousand deaths and millions displacements. Though continues suffering from human or natural calamities that Haitians over the years have tolerated, have still maintained their welcoming and proud spirit! We just hope that Haiti this spirit is sustained through their latest trials. And can finally rise from its turbid past and heartbreaking present. If you are only aware  [...]
    Posted at May 10th, 2010 at 12:05 am
  • BORA BORA BECKONS… CAN YOU HEAR IT CALLING?
    BORA BORA BECKONS… CAN YOU HEAR IT CALLING?
    Bora Bora beaches means first to born is the most romantic island in the whole world. Whatever it be, legends, mysteries, romance, all gets relate to the name itself that brings mystical feeling to the island. The island has everything that a romantic couple wants in a beach such as beautiful sunrise and sunset, pristine blue water, dazzling white sand and over water bungalows, which rates at 10 on a scale of romance. Over forty years, the resorts and hotels have been alluring couples for their perfect romantic vacation. Each resort or hotel has unique benefits that are designed to give couples unforgettable experience. In the French Polynesia, this stunning tropical island stands out for the romantic happy holidays for the couples. Most of the visitors are the honeymooners, rich and famous people. Plus there are other more islands  [...]
    Posted at May 6th, 2010 at 12:05 am
  • Getting High in Amsterdam
    Getting High in Amsterdam
    I was at Amsterdam enjoying my vacation – relaxing and strolling in the well-known museums like Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank Museum, etc but one must try going to Red Light district that are dressed in exotic way and try to lure ever passer by. But still this place awesome except prostitutes and all florescent lights, you will get to see many old building, which dates back to the colonial period. The vacation of a week has made me realize that every place has its uniqueness but if you want to come to Amsterdam, you need to keep an open-mind. You might be thinking its only Red light district, I am talking about but you will be surprised to know that that capital city of the Netherlands is the only place on earth where cannabis, or marijuana, is not only legal – it’s sold in coffee shops. It is so common in Amsterdam that you  [...]
    Posted at May 3rd, 2010 at 02:05 am
  • Guide to Statue of Liberty
    Guide to Statue of Liberty
    Statue of Liberty, officially named, as Liberty Enlightening the World, is the most recognized symbol of States. It was gifted by the France to America representing friendship between two countries. Initially when it was shipped to America, it came in three hundred and fifty pieces and took three months to put it together. The history behind the statue is significant and cannot be forgotten by the citizens of States. As the land on which the statue is built, reminds most of the citizen’s that before settling in America, their ancestors were first to step here to enter in America. The Ellis Island was the official immigration office where most immigrants had to register first to come in the States. So to come at Ellis Island, immigrants had to pass the Statue Island. Millions of immigrants who step onto the land of States brought  [...]
    Posted at May 1st, 2010 at 12:05 am