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White Water Adventures in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia

October 8th, 2010 by

There are quite a number of destinations in Asia where one can throw caution to the wind and experience the exhilaration of white water rafting.  Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia is no different.

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White water rafting is an adventure sport laced with high voltage thrills. It involves a small group of people who plot the course of a river on board a raft.  The label “white water” comes from the frothy white appearance of the rapids. These white water rafting tours are offered on a regular basis by tour groups usually in partnership with different hotels in Kota Kinabalu.

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Top 10 Outstanding Beach Resorts in Thailand

October 6th, 2010 by

Thailand is a tourism tour de force with culture and charisma galore. Close to 15 million people visit the Kingdom every year – 10 million visit dynamic Bangkok alone – to take in a formidable array of attractions. From UNESCO World Heritage Sites to ancient Buddhist landmarks, lush highlands to national parks, Thailand is superb.

The siren call of paradisal tropical islands however, is perhaps the most coercive lure at Thailand’s disposal. With this precisely in mind, the people behind the annual HotelClub Awards set out to identify and honour the top 10 beach resorts in the Southeast Asian nation. Check out the notable finalists and winners.

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Three Views Of Japan

October 5th, 2010 by

The Three Views of Japan (Nihon Sankei) is a list by scholar-poet Hayashi Razan that dates back to 1643 and is akin to the “Seven World Wonders”. This trio of peerless scenic gems is a must-see experience for visitors to Japan.

Amanohashidate

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Amanohashidate.

A veritable “Bridge to Heaven”, this 3.6 km-long sandbar near Kyoto contains thousands of pine trees. In Miyazu Bay, the name derives from a local legend which claims the sandbar was a link between earth and sky for various gods.

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Vietnam In Seven Days: Caves Of Ha Long

October 1st, 2010 by

After a splendid night in Ha Long Bay on board the Oriental Sails, we went off to explore some of the area’s spectacular cave systems. Most visitors to the area rely on hotels in Hanoi for solid advice on quality tour operators to the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Bo Nau Cave

Bo Nau Cave or Pelican Cave is 2 km southeast of Trong Mai Islet. As the name suggests, pelicans hide en masse within the cave to protect them from inclement weather. The distinctive entrance features three stones that resemble human-like shapes.

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    Top 5 Romantic Spots in Asia

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    • 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)
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