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Things To Do In Maldives

September 7th, 2009 by

Maldives is an archipelago of 1,190 islands in the Indian Ocean, whose beautiful beaches have made an impact for centuries of visitors (Marco Polo once called the islands, “The flower of the Indies”). This predominantly Muslim nation has the smallest population in Asia, and is divided into 26 coral atolls.  As tourism is one of the major industries in Maldives, visitors are very much invited, even given a free 30-day visa upon arrival.


Here are a few things to do during your stay in Maldives:

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Three Countries In Ten Days: Bang Pa-In Summer Palace

September 4th, 2009 by

The travel time from Bangkok to Ayutthaya took close to two hours. It was a great thing that we decided to hire a private taxi for our trip. We were only charged THB2000 including all toll fees for the Ayutthaya tour. Needless to say, it was an enjoyable and comfortable ride given that we were able to take quick snacks and naps on the road.

Welcome to the Bang Pa-In Summer Palace

In no time at all, we found ourselves being “delivered” by our taxi to the entrance of the Bang Pa-In. This particular attraction was the first stop in our Ayutthaya tour itinerary. The Bang Pa-In, which was located about sixty kilometers of forty miles North of Bangkok, is also called the Summer Palace of the kings of Thailand. It is also situated along the banks of the Chao Phraya River.

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10 Incredible Restaurants in Tokyo

September 2nd, 2009 by

The city of Tokyo, Japan is constantly bustling with activity. Fashion and cultural trends come and go quickly here – in a city that represents both ancient history and modern advances. The citizens of Tokyo honor and respect some of Japan’s most ancient traditions while at the same time embracing the fast paced nature of change.

More Japanese food. It had okra, nori, natto, tororo, and an egg, over rice.

Fortunately, there are dozens of opportunities for visitors to take a break from the constant movement. Stepping inside one of Tokyo’s fine dining establishments will afford you an opportunity to relax while at the same time enjoying true Japanese cuisine. Make sure you stop by at least a few of these incredible restaurants during your stay. Read the rest of this entry »

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  • Polls

    Top 5 Romantic Spots in Asia

    • Palawan, Philippines (39%, 182 Votes)
    • Boracay, Philippines (36%, 168 Votes)
    • Bali, Indonesia (31%, 143 Votes)
    • Agra, India (18%, 84 Votes)
    • Batangas, Philippines (17%, 79 Votes)
    • Male, Maldives (16%, 77 Votes)
    • Jeju Island, South Korea (16%, 75 Votes)
    • Sentosa Island, Singapore (15%, 72 Votes)
    • Krabi, Thailand (13%, 60 Votes)
    • Macau, China (10%, 49 Votes)
    • Halong Bay, Vietnam (7%, 34 Votes)

    Total Voters: 467

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