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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.…

Popular Tourist Destinations in L.a

Popular Tourist Destinations in L.a

Southern California, and specifically Los Angeles remains one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States today and continues to grow in popularity with each passing day. Los Angeles offers everything for everyone in the family. From Disney Land to sporting events, Los Angeles has it all. The Angels, Kings, Dodgers, Clippers and Lakers all call Los Angeles home. Los Angeles is referred to as ‘Cities within a city’ and it is where the world goes to party. Only miles from Loa Angeles are Hollywood, Orange County, Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Long Beach, Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica, Sunset Blvd., Venice and Marina del Rey, and plenty of tourist spots to go to in Los Angeles.

In the Los Angeles area tourists can visit plenty of sporting events for the basketball, hockey and baseball lover as well as attend concerts at a variety of venues throughout the area. Any family that wishes to vacation in the Los Angeles area might want to take more than a week when there to make sure that they hit everything that the area has to offer. For concert lovers there is the Disney Concert Hall, the Greek Theater in Hollywood, the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa, the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, the Verizon Amphitheater in Irvine and the Universal Amphitheater in Universal City.

Other tourist spots to go to in Los Angeles while on vacation are Disney Land in Anaheim, the Getty Museum in Santa Monica, Griffith Park in Hollywood, Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, the Hollywood sign in Hollywood, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown, Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific, the RMS Queen Mary in Long Beach, Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, the Santa Monica Pier, Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Venice Beach and Universal Studios in Universal City.

For the sports enthusiasts in the family, there are plenty if stadiums and arenas to visit while in Los Angeles. Some tourist spots to go to in Los Angeles for sports enthusiasts are Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Dodger Stadium in Chavez Ravine, Edison Field in Anaheim, Hollywood Park in Inglewood, the Home Depot Center in Carson, the L.A. Coliseum in the Downtown district, the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, the Pauley Pavilion in Westwood, the Santa Anita Park in Arcadia and the Staples Center in the Downtown district.

For the television show enthusiast in the family, don’t worry, there are plenty of tourist spots to go to in Los Angeles to view television show tapings. Tickets can be obtained from Audiences Unlimited, located in Universal City; from CBS, located on Beverly Blvd. and the tickets are for talk shows, game shows and sitcom tapings; Paramount Pictures, which is located on North Gower Street. The tickets for any of Paramount Pictures’ sitcoms and talk shows can be obtained as far in advance as five days prior to the taping of the show at their offices …