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Hong Kong Stopover: Tourist attractions and Sightseeing near the airport

Hong Kong Stopover: Tourist attractions and Sightseeing near the airport

Many of the passengers who pass through Hong Kong every year, are either spending their short stopover holiday in the city centre, or simply prefer to stay at the airport, not knowing that some of the city’s most spectacular attractions can be found just near the airport…

This article will show you how you can enjoy your short Hong Kong stopover without getting too far from the airport.

Lantau Island, right next to the airport, is Hong Kong’s largest and most scenic island, and other than beautiful nature sceneries of steep forest-clad mountains and sandy coves, it is home to some of Hong Kong’s most spectacular tourist attractions.

After clearing with Immigration and Customs, you can deposit your trolley luggage at the baggage storage facility, in the “Meeters and Greeters Hall” (Full details can be found in my other article: “Hong Kong Stopover – the Easiest Ways to Get From the Airport to the City’s Main Attractions”).

Now you can catch a bus to the new town of Tung Chung, on Lantau Island.

Bus routes S1, S52P and S64 are all traveling to Tung Chung Bus Terminus and the journey takes something like 10 minutes.

You can also catch a blue-colored Lantau Taxi or a red Urban-taxi.  It’s only a short ride and the price is not likely to be more than HK$ 35-40

Tung Chung’s Bus Terminus is located right next to Citygate Outlets (some of the buses have a stop within the mall).  This modern shopping complex is Hong Kong’s first and (so far) only outlet mall, which means that international brand names can be bought here at significant discounts, all year round…

Citygate is also a good place to enjoy a cup of coffee or a light meal, as the mall boasts 14 restaurants and cafés, as well as a cinema and other entertainment venues.

From here, you can start your cable-car journey to Ngong Ping and its attractions.

A visit to Ngong Ping Village, Po Lin Monastery and the “Big Buddha” is definitely one of Hong Kong’s must-dos.  The 25 minutes long cable-car ride covers a distance of almost 6 km, from the lower terminus, next to Citygate, all the way up to the mountain, and the panoramic views are simply spectacular.

Up on the mountain, you can see the famous “Big Buddha”: An immensebronze statue of the seated Buddha, soaring to a height of 34 meters above its Lotus-shaped base, and the Po Lin Monastery, with its beautiful golden statues, lavish Chinese décors and lovely vegetarian restaurant.

Ngong Ping Village spans from the cableway’s top terminus to the monastery and the Big Buddha’s base.  It’s a “culturally themed village” with restaurants, souvenir shops and some cliché attractions, related to the life and philosophy of the Buddha.

If you love nature and you do have a bit of time on your hands, you might want to pop to the Ngong Ping Nature Centre and join one of theirfree nature guided walks.  …

Why you should consider tourist buses for Delhi sightseeing?

Why you should consider tourist buses for Delhi sightseeing?

Being the capital of country and a highlighted place in the history of India, the city of Delhi attracts millions of tourists from abroad every year. In fact, the local people also keep visiting the museums, historical monuments and famous markets to catch some fun in their free time.

As tourists visit the city in large numbers, the Delhi tourism has started to offer the service of well organized tourist buses too. These tourist buses are based on the concept of hop on hop off and can be customized for a hassle-free tour.
 
If you are willing to enjoy Delhi sightseeing, then nothing is better than the option of tourist buses. According to the conception of hop on hop off bus services, the passengers are allowed to choose the destinations of their own choices. As there are fixed stoppages of bus; passengers can skip a particular location and switch to any other transport.

These are the specialties of tourist buses for Delhi sightseeing:
Comfortable and Convenient Journey
The passengers would not find any rush in the buses as all the seats are booked only for travelers. These tourist buses are fully air-conditioned, so humid or hot weather will never be an obstacle for the journey. Moreover, passengers can leave the tour before the destination arrives, if they want to switch.  

Qualified Guides
Most of the buses have a guide inside who informs about the exclusiveness of certain locations. Other than the general information about popular monuments, the guide tells about famous roads, streets and the reason for their popularity.

Flexible Timings
The frequency of these buses has made the timings very flexible. If tourists miss a bus on the stoppage, they can get another similar bus within no time. So, the passengers do not need to regret for missing the bus.

Money Saving
The booking charges of these buses are fixed and very reasonable. Travelling to different tourist spots through owned conveyance or even a cab would cost much higher as compared to these tourist buses. So, a tourist bus can be a far better option in terms of money saving.

Panoramic Windows for Broader View
On a general note, these tourist buses are customized with panoramic windows through which the tourists can easily check out different passages, roads, streets, shops and many more without any distraction. They are also great for clicking pictures without leaving the bus.

Covering Fascinating Destinations
These buses have a fixed route which covers all the prominent places of the city including the attractive monuments, best shopping malls, famous markets and museums. In that way, these buses save a lot of time.

With such specialties of tourist buses, it is hard for people to ignore their concepts completely. Therefore, if you are coming to Delhi for a one day tour with your family, then such tourist buses can easily reduce your cost of travel.…

Los Angeles Tours and Sightseeing

Los Angeles Tours and Sightseeing

While on a trip to Los Angeles (LA), it becomes obvious that there are an extensive amount of sights and places to see. Because Los Angeles is so large, your first consideration should be transportation, including rental cars, taxis, buses, subways, and even helicopters. Because LA is so widespread, and not merely concentrated in one central area, you need to plan your travels based upon the sites and places that are most important for you to experience. Then, you must determine what steps you should take, while taking into consideration the effort that will likely be expended to get to those places. The number one factor will be traffic. LA is well known for its traffic jams and it is best to limit the amount of driving you do, especially during rush hour periods.

One good way to travel throughout Los Angeles, without having to drive yourself, is to take a tour around LA. There are numerous tour companies and most can be found on the internet or in travel magazines. A bus or private van tour of LA could be good for those who do not consider themselves to be good drivers. In addition, a tour ride in a van will allow you to relax and take pictures while someone else drives. Furthermore, the tour driver will not only be able to take you to many of the spots and sights you will want to see, but will be able to narrate and provide interesting facts as well. For some of you however, sitting in a van that is driving around in traffic is not an exciting way to spend your trip. If this applies to you, then you may want to consider an aerial tour of Los Angeles in a helicopter.

A helicopter tour over Los Angeles will allow you to see most of LA in a very short period of time. A Los Angeles helicopter tour is sure to provide an exciting time and memorable experience of your trip. While avoiding traffic, your helicopter flight may take you over downtown LA, Santa Monica, Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, Griffith Observatory, the Hollywood Sign, the beach, amusement parks, stadiums, and star’s homes. A good helicopter tour pilot will show you points of interest and fly the helicopter in order to allow you to take the best possible pictures. It is generally recommended that you take an la helicopter tour only when the weather is nice, otherwise the visability could be disappointing. Fortunately, Los Angeles has very good weather most of the time.

Some other ground-based tours which you may want to consider would include movie star’s homes in Beverly Hills, shopping malls, Rodeo Drive, museums including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Getty Center, Petersen Automotive Museum, and the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum. Also be sure to see amusement parks, such as Disneyland, Universal Studios, Knott’s Berry Farm, Disney California Adventure, and Six Flags Magic Mountain. In Santa Monica you can check out the world famous Santa Monica …