Archive for August, 2011

  • The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
    The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
    The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve has 3 primary sections; they are: Broken Group of Islands, West Coast Trail and Long Beach. This setting of this natural reserve boasts features of both forest and marine environment. This place possesses island archipelago, a rainforest and a number of archeological sites of great historical significance. Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is located in Canada and houses a wide variety of animals. Here you will come across marine mammals of different species; this includes seals, whales and sea lions. There are also more than 250 avian species, some of which come as migrants during the fall and spring. The activities you can take part in during your visit to the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve includes fishing, scuba diving, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, wildlife viewing, camping and several  [...]
    Posted at August 30th, 2011 at 12:08 am
  • A Trip to the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
    A Trip to the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
    Bilbao is a municipality of Spain and is also the capital of the Spanish province of Biscay. If you are in Bilbao and making a list of the must-visits there, the Guggenheim Museum should be among the first few names in the list. The Guggenheim Museum is a structure designed by the famous architect of North America Frank O. The design of this museum is laden with several unique features. The Guggenheim Museum is located amidst a picturesque backdrop; on one of its side there’s the Nervión River; the river is situated 16m below the level of the other parts of Bilbao. Another end of the museum has been pierced by a bridge called Puente de La Salve; this bridge is the primary route of accessing both ends of the city. Let us again come back to the architectural features of the Guggenheim Museum. The building of this Spanish museum  [...]
    Posted at August 29th, 2011 at 01:08 am
  • The Attractions Housed by Barry’s Amusements, Ireland
    The Attractions Housed by Barry’s Amusements, Ireland
    Are you going to Ireland during the next summer vacation? If yes, then one of the places you should not miss visiting is Barry’s Amusements. It is the biggest theme park of Ireland and is also one of the most visited sites by the tourists coming to this part of the world. The exact location of  Barry’s Amusements is at the central part of Portrush, a place located in the northern coast of Ireland. In this article, we’ll be discussing about the main attractions housed by the Barry’s Amusements. Freak out: This is basically a fairground ride based on a pendulum. This ride has chairs positioned around the pendulum’s bob; riders need to sit facing one another on these chairs. When in motion, the pendulum rises at a maximum height of 72 feet or 22 meters. As the pendulum swings, the chairs start rotating along  [...]
    Posted at August 25th, 2011 at 12:08 am
  • Visiting the Jigme Dorji National Park, Bhutan
    Visiting the Jigme Dorji National Park, Bhutan
    Are you planning to spend your next vacation in Bhutan? Then, the first thing you must do is deciding the places you will be visiting during your stay in this wonderful landlocked state situated in the eastern side of the Himalayan Mountain range. One place that should be included in every tour plan made for exploring Bhutan is the Jigme Dorji National Park. This natural reserve is named after late Jigme Dorji, Bhutan’s 3rd Druk Gyalpo (or the head of the state of Bhutan). The Jigme Dorji National Park is the state’s second biggest National Park. Jigme Dorji National Park was inaugurated in the year 1974 and covers a total area of 4316sq km. The area of this park encompasses a big share of Bhutan’s Gasa District; the other areas of Bhutan occupied by some parts of this National Park are the Punakha District, Paro District  [...]
    Posted at August 23rd, 2011 at 12:08 am
  • Visiting the Easter Island: Overview of the Climatic Condition
    Visiting the Easter Island: Overview of the Climatic Condition
    The Easter Island aka Rapa Nui is one of the Polynesian islands located in the southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean. To be more precise about the location of this island, it can be said that the Easter Island is situated in the extreme southeast of Polynesian triangle. The Island is particularly famous for the 887 monumental statues housed by it; these statues are collectively referred to as moai. The Rapanui people of the ancient times built these statues. Besides these, a large part of the Easter Island includes the Rapa Nui National Park. Due to these special attraction housed by the island it has been declared as one of the Heritage Sites of the world by UNESCO. This article will offer you information about the climatic condition of this Polynesian island. The position of Easter Island is to the south of  the Tropic of Capricorn,  [...]
    Posted at August 22nd, 2011 at 12:08 am
  • Kiyomizu-dera: The Buddhist Temple in Kyoto, Japan
    Kiyomizu-dera: The Buddhist Temple in Kyoto, Japan
    The Kiyomizu-dera is a Buddhist temple located in the eastern part of Kyoto, Japan. The temple was originally constructed in 798 BC; however, the current building of Kiyomizu-dera was built in the year 1633. The unique feature of this temple’s building is that it does not involve the use of a single nail. The temple was named after a waterfall situated in close vicinity of the temple; the term Kiyomizu actually means pure water or clear water. Let us now discuss the architecture of the Kiyomizu-dera in brief. The chief hall of the temple possesses a hefty veranda; the veranda is supported by lofty pillars. This kind of architecture i.e. architecture adorned by hefty verandas and lofty pillars was a common feature of the construction of Edo period. This pattern of construction allowed the temple area to accommodate a large groups  [...]
    Posted at August 18th, 2011 at 12:08 am
  • How to Spend Time in Trinidad?
    How to Spend Time in Trinidad?
    Trinidad is one of the liveliest places in the Caribbean. It is the place witnessing the origin of steel pan drums and calypso. This article will offer you some tips of spending time in Trinidad: Like most other West Indian islands, Trinidad is also home to a number of exotic beaches. According to many, the beaches of Trinidad are the most gorgeous ones on the Caribbean. The beaches in this island are a lot less crowded compared to that of the other Caribbean islands. Beaches like Balandra Bay, Manzanilla Bay and Maracas Bay are the most popular beaches of Trinidad. If you are looking to spend some solitary time, you can opt to visit beaches like Blanchisseuse Bay or Paria Bay. One of the Trinidadian attractions obtaining maximum footfalls every day is the Asa Wright Nature Centre. This place is home to a wide variety of animals,  [...]
    Posted at August 16th, 2011 at 12:08 am
  • A Trip to the Dream World, Bangkok
    A Trip to the Dream World, Bangkok
    The Dream World is often described as the local Disneyland of Thailand. If you are in Bangkok with your family, you cannot afford to miss a visit to this theme park. This Bangkok based theme park has several sections, named and built creatively for instance: the Dream Garden, the Fantasy Land, the Adventure Land etc. The primary attractions of the Dream World are the haunted mansion, the bumper cars, the Viking boat and the roller coasters. All these surprises are present in the Adventure Land of Dream World, Bangkok. During a visit to the theme park’s Fantasy Land, the kids will get the opportunity of climbing up the beanstalk for reaching the giant’s house. Children will also get to spend some fun time inside the castle of Sleeping Beauty or in the pumpkin carriage of Cinderella. There’s also the pond, where you will see  [...]
    Posted at August 9th, 2011 at 12:08 am
  • Sri Poyatha Moorthi Temple in Malaysia
    Sri Poyatha Moorthi Temple in Malaysia
    Sri Poyatha Moorthi Temple is a Hindu temple in the country of Malaysia; it is one of the oldest Hindu temples of the country. Sri Poyatha Moorthi Temple is located in the Malacca, a Malaysian state. This temple is also among the few Chitty temples existing in this country currently. This temple was originally built in the year 1781 by a Chitty leader called Thavinayagar Chitty. The plot of Sri Poyatha Moorthi Temple was gifted to Thavinayagar Chitty by Malacca’s then Dutch government. The deity worshipped in this Malaysian temple in Vinayagar or Lord Ganesha (elephant deity of the Hindus). The backroom of the temple has the sculpture of Lord Ganesha. According to Hindu mythology, Ganesha had the head of an elephant; the remaining body resembles that of a normal human being, but possesses 4 hands instead of 2. The sculpture in  [...]
    Posted at August 4th, 2011 at 12:08 am
  • The Guntown Mountain of Kentucky
    The Guntown Mountain of Kentucky
    Have you ever been to the Cave City of Kentucky? If not, then you must make it a point to visit the Guntown Mountain, located in the US state of Kentucky. This place will offer a number of fun options for the tourists. You will enjoy your day out in Guntown Mountain both with your friends and family. Other than enjoying the magnificence of the Onyx Cave, you will also get the opportunity of witnessing gunfights, magic shows and the wildlife museum of the Guntown Mountain. How to reach the Guntown Mountain, Kentucky? You will only need to travel a distance of 35 miles for reaching the Guntown Mountain from the bowling green located at Highway 70 and I-65 intersection. The best way of reaching the Guntown Mountain from this intersection is by taking the Exit-53 of the I-65. The Guntown Market has a huge area dedicated as parking lot.  [...]
    Posted at August 1st, 2011 at 12:08 am