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3 Days 2 Nights Mulu Headhunter Trails

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RM1895

Brave through the Headhunter trails, one may find the beauty of nature and excitement through former dangerous routes in Borneo and observe the tribe lifestyle as you walk through the lowland forest to Terikan River.

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3 Days 2 Night Mulu Pinnacles

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RM1436

Enjoy and observe the tribal lifestyle at the Penan Settlement. And also going to Gunung Api to view the magnificent Pinnacles and later and behold the beauty of nature through trekking by the jungle.

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4 Days 3 Night Mulu Cave + Headhunters Trail

 

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RM2,228

Reach the Deer Cave and Lang cave and observe the exodus of bats flying out of the caves during the late evening. And next observe tribal lifestyle at Penan Settlement and journey to the Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave as well as going through longboat journeys all over.

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Mulu Activities & Optional Tours

Do you want to see more of Mulu’s vast cave system? Then try adventure caving and no matter what your experience, there is an adventure just right for you. Caves are rated as Intermediate and Advanced.

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Asia Guide - Malaysia

To know Malaysia is to love Malaysia. A bubbling, bustling melting pot of races and religions where Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic groups live together in peace and harmony.

Multiculturalism has not only made Malaysia a gastronomical paradise, it has also made Malaysia home to hundreds of colourful festivals. It's no wonder that we love celebrating and socialising. As a people, Malaysians are very laid back, warm and friendly.

Geographically, Malaysia is as diverse as its culture.Malaysia is divided into 13 states and 3 Federal Territories, separated by the South China Sea with 11 states and 2 federal territories (Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya) in Peninsular Malaysia and two states and 1 federal territory (Labuan) in East Malaysia.

Map of Malaysia

States:

  1. Johor Bahru
  2. Kedah
  3. Kelantan
  4. Malacca (Melaka)
  5. Negeri Sembilan
  6. Pahang
  7. Perak
  8. Perlis
  9. Penang
  10. Sabah
  11. Sarawak
  12. Selangor
  13. Terengganu

 

Federal Territories:

  1. Kuala Lumpur
  2. Labuan
  3. Putrajaya

 

There are two islands that Malaysia is located, and they are the West which is called Peninsular Malaysia and the East and called Borneo. Here we are going to talk about Peninsular Malaysia. To know about Borneo, click here.

One of Malaysia's key attractions is its extreme contrasts. Towering skyscrapers look down upon wooden houses built on stilts, and five-star hotels sit several metres away from ancient reefs.Cool hideaways are found in the highlands that roll down to warm, sandy beaches and rich, humid mangroves.

Malaysia is the 42th most populous country with a total population of 28,334,135. Malaysia has a multi-ethnic, multicultural, and multilingual society. The original culture of the area stemmed from indigenous tribes that inhabited it, along with the Malays who later moved there. Substantial influence exists from Chinese and Indian culture, dating back to when foreign trade began. Other cultural influences include the Persian, Arabic, and British cultures. Due to the structure of the government, coupled with the social contract theory, there has been minimal cultural assimilation of ethnic minorities. Some cultural disputes exist between Malaysia and neighbouring countries, notably Indonesia. The two countries have a similar cultural heritage, sharing many traditions and items. However, disputes have arisen over things ranging from culinary dishes to Malaysia's national anthem. Strong feelings exist in Indonesia about protecting their national heritage.

Malaysians observe a number of holidays and festivities throughout the year and the are observed by particular ethnic or religion groups, and the main holiday of each major group has been declared a public holiday. The most observed national holiday is Hari Merdeka (Independence Day) on 31 August, commemorating the independence of the Federation of Malaya in 1957. Malaysia Day on 16 September commemorates federation in 1963. Other notable national holidays are Labour Day (1 May) and the King's birthday (first week of June).Muslim holidays are prominent as Islam is the state religion; Hari Raya Puasa, Hari Raya Haji, and others being observed. Malaysian Chinese celebrate festivals such as Chinese New Year and others relating to traditional Chinese beliefs. Hindus in Malaysia celebrate Deepavali, the festival of lights, while Thaipusam is a religious rite which sees pilgrims from all over the country converge at the Batu Caves. Malaysia's Christian community celebrates most of the holidays observed by Christians elsewhere, most notably Christmas on the 25 December and Easter. East Malaysians also celebrate a harvest festival known as Gawai, and another one known as Kaamatan. Despite most festivals being identified with a particular ethnic or religious group, celebrations are universal. In a custom known as "open house" Malaysians participate in the celebrations of others, often visiting the houses of those who identify with the festival.

For the perfect holiday full of surprises, eclectic cultures and natural wonders, the time is now, the place is Malaysia.

 

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia and one of the three Federal Territories of Malaysia. Its modern skyline is dominated by the 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers, a pair of glass-and-steel-clad skyscrapers with Islamic motifs. The towers also offer a public skybridge and observation deck. The city is also home to British colonial-era landmarks such as the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building and having an estimated of 1.7 million in 2015.

Kuala Lumpur has 11 districts

  1. Bukit Bintang
  2. Titiwangsa
  3. Setiawangsa
  4. Wangsa Maju
  5. Batu
  6. Kepong
  7. Segambut
  8. Lembah Pantai
  9. Seputeh
  10. Bandar Tun Razak
  11. Cheras

 

Petronas Twin Towers

Once were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 and remain the tallest twin towers in the world. The buildings are a landmark of Kuala Lumpur, along with nearby Kuala Lumpur Tower and has around 88 floors.

At the bottom is Suria KLCC which is an upmarket retail center at the feet of the Petronas Towers. It features mostly foreign luxury goods and high-street labels. Its attractions include an art gallery, a philharmonic theatre, an underwater aquarium and also a Science center. Suria KLCC is one of the largest shopping malls in Malaysia. Altogether with the KLCC park that spans over 17 acres (6.9 ha) below the building is the KLCC Park with jogging and walking paths, a fountain with incorporated light show, wading pools, and a children's playground.

Kuala Lumpur Tower

The Kuala Lumpur Tower is a tall tower located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Its construction was completed on 1 March 1995. It is used for communication purposes and features an antenna that reaches 421 metres (1,381 feet) and is the 7th tallest freestanding tower in the world. The roof of the pod is at 335 metres (1,099 feet). The rest of the tower below has a stairwell and an elevator to reach the upper area, which also contains a revolving restaurant, providing diners with a panoramic view of the city.

Genting Highlands

Genting Highlands is a high-altitude hill resort in Malaysia, located in the Titiwangsa Mountains northeast of Kuala Lumpur. Developed since the 1960s, the site comprises hotels, a shopping mall, restaurants and the Casino de Genting. Its Chin Swee Caves Temple sits on forested acreage with mountain views. Genting Skyway, a cable car, connects the resort with the plateau town Gohtong Jaya.

Berjaya Times Square

Berjaya Times Square is a 48-storey, 203 m twin tower, hotel, condominium, indoor amusement park (Berjaya Times Square Theme Park) and shopping centre complex in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

Pavilion Kuala Lumpur is a shopping mall situated in the Bukit Bintang district in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Mid Valley Megamall

Mid Valley Megamall is a complex comprising a shopping mall, an office tower block, 30 offices, and 2 hotels located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was opened in November 1999.

Selangor

Selangor is a state on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, encircling the capital Kuala Lumpur. In the state capital, Shah Alam, the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque has 4 soaring minarets and a huge blue dome. To the northeast are the limestone Batu Caves, which house ornately decorated Hindu shrines. A large golden statue of the Hindu god Lord Murugan stands at the entrance, and monkeys scamper about.

Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque

The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque is the state mosque of Selangor, Malaysia. It is located in Shah Alam. It is the country's largest mosque and also the second largest mosque in Southeast Asia after Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta in Indonesia.

Batu Caves

Batu Caves is a limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples in Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu, which flows past the hill and also it is the tenth limestone hill from Ampang.

Sunway Lagoon

The Sunway Lagoon is a theme park in Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. It was officially opened by then former Prime Minister Tun Mahathir bin Mohamad on 29 April 1993.

Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru, capital of the Malaysian state of Johor, sits at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. With a causeway across the Straits of Johor connecting it to Singapore, it’s a gateway for exploration of that island nation. On the Johor Bahru's waterfront is Istana Besar, a royal palace built by Sultan Abu Bakar in 1866 that now houses the Royal Abu Bakar Museum.

 

Danga Bay

Danga Bay or Teluk Danga is the largest recreational park in the city of Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.

Legoland Malaysia Resort

Set at the entrance to the Legoland Malaysia theme park, this lively hotel with a colourful facade is 4 km from Puteri Harbour and 17 km from the Malaysia–Singapore Second Link bridge. Ranging from pirate to Egyptian-themed decor, the playful rooms have flat-screen TVs, tea and coffeemaking facilities, toy brick sets and bunk beds. Upgraded rooms sleep up to 8 guests. Room service is available. Breakfast is complimentary. Dining options include an Italian restaurant and a buffet eatery. Other amenities consist of a bar and an outdoor pool. A resort fee covers parking, in-room gifts and kids' play areas.

Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque


Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque is the state mosque of Johor, Malaysia. Located along Jalan Skudai, Johor Bahru, the mosque was constructed between 1892 and 1900, under the direction of Sultan Abu Bakar.

Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple

Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple known as Old Temple by the locals, is a Chinese temple located in Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia. Located at Jalan Trus, the temple is flanked by modern skyscrapers.

Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple

The Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple is a major Hindu temple in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. It is also one of the state's tourist attraction.

Malacca (Melaka)

Malacca is a Malaysian state on the Malay Peninsula's southwest coast. The capital, Malacca City, has a colonial past seen in its preserved town center, the site of 16th-century, Portuguese St. Paul’s Church. It's also home to Christ Church, built by the Dutch in the 18th century. Next to Christ Church in Red Square is the Stadthuys, the Dutch-era town hall now housing a museum of Malaccan history and ethnography.

Christ Church

Christ Church is an 18th-century Anglican church in the city of Malacca, Malaysia. It is the oldest functioning Protestant church in Malaysia and is within the jurisdiction of the Lower Central Archdeaconry of the Anglican Diocese of West Malaysia.

A Famosa

A Famosa is a Portuguese fortress located in Malacca, Malaysia. It is among the oldest surviving European architectural remains in south east Asia.

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

The Cheng Hoon Teng temple is a Chinese temple practicing the Three Doctrinal Systems of Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism located at No. 25 Jalan Tokong, Malacca City, Malaysia. It is the oldest functioning temple in Malaysia.

Malacca Sultanate Palace Museum

The Malacca Sultanate Palace Museum is a museum located in Malacca City, Malacca, Malaysia. The building is a modern reconstruction of the palace of the Malacca Sultanate. It showcases the history of the region.

Penang (Pulau Pinang)


Penang is a Malaysian island off the Malay Peninsula in the Strait of Malacca. In George Town, the capital of Penang state, foreign influences are evident in landmarks like colonial Fort Cornwallis, Chinese clan temple Khoo Kongsi and Indian-style Kapitan Keling Mosque. Other notable religious sites include the Chinese Goddess of Mercy Temple, the Buddhist Kek Lok Si Temple and Hindu Sri Mahamariamman Temple.

Kek Lok Si

The Kek Lok Si Temple is a Buddhist temple situated in Air Itam in Penang facing the sea and commanding an impressive view, and is one of the best known temples on the island. It is said to be the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia.

Wat Chayamangkalaram

Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram is a Thai Buddhist temple in George Town, Penang, Malaysia, most notable for its Reclining Buddha statue. The statue is the 3rd largest of its kind, being 33 meters in length.

Penang Botanic Gardens

The Penang Botanic Gardens, also known as the "Waterfall Gardens" because of the cascading waterfall nearby, is a public park situated on Jalan Air Terjun in George Town on Penang Island, Malaysia.

Penang State Museum and Art Gallery

The Penang State Museum and Art Gallery is a museum and art gallery in George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Negeri Sembilan


Negeri Sembilan is a Malaysian state on the Malay Peninsula's southwest coast, known for its beaches, nature parks and palaces. To the west, on the Malacca Strait, the area around Port Dickson has seaside resorts, the Wan Loong Chinese Temple and the Kota Lukut hilltop fort. South along the coast, in the neighboring state of Malacca, is Cape Rachado (Tanjung Tuan), a nature reserve with a lighthouse.

 

 

Putrajaya

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Putrajaya, officially the Federal Territory of Putrajaya, is a planned city and the federal administrative centre of Malaysia.

 

Labuan


Labuan, officially the Federal Territory of Labuan, is a federal territory of Malaysia. It is made up of the homonymous Labuan Island and six smaller islands, and is located off the coast of the state of Sabah in East Malaysia.

 

Pahang

Pahang is a large state in Peninsular Malaysia. It's known for its mountains, rainforests and beaches, including the white sands and coral reefs of Tioman Island off the east coast. The state capital, Kuantan, is a major seaport. In the west, the gentle hills of the Cameron Highlands include resorts, tea plantations and terraced farms, and the village of Fraser’s Hill resembles an English hamlet.

 

Terengganu


Terengganu formerly spelled Trengganu or Tringganu is a sultanate and constitutive state of federal Malaysia. The state is also known by its Arabic honorific, Dāru l-Īmān.

 

Kelantan


Kelantan is a rural state in the northeast of Peninsular Malaysia. Kota Bharu, the riverside capital, is home to royal palaces like the wooden Istana Jahar. Sultan Ismail Petra Arch is an ornate timber structure with Islamic inscriptions. The central market, Pasar Siti Khadijah, is crowned by a glass dome. Balai Getam Guri village is known for its handicrafts, including silverware, batik and embroidery.

 

Kedah


Kedah is a state in northwest Malaysia, bordering Thailand and encompassing the Langkawi archipelago. On Langkawi Island, the SkyCab cable car passes over rainforest to reach the peak of Mt. Machinchang. Here, the SkyBridge pedestrian bridge curves across the landscape. Nearby are the 7 pools of Telaga Tujuh waterfall. In Kuah, the island's main ferry port, an eagle statue dominates Eagle Square’s star-shaped jetty.

 

Perlis


Perlis is the smallest state in Malaysia. It lies at the northern part of the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia and has the Satun and Songkhla Provinces of Thailand on its northern border. It is bordered by the state of Kedah to the south.

 

Perak


Perak is a state in the northwest of Peninsular Malaysia. The capital city Ipoh is known for its British colonial landmarks, including a baroque railway station. Sam Poh Tong is a huge Buddhist cave temple filled with wall paintings. The town of Gopeng is a base for rafting on the Kampar river. Off the west coast, the resort island of Pulau Pangkor has forested hills and the ruins of a 17th-century Dutch fort.

For info on Sarawak and Sabah, click here.

Asia Guide - China

China's tourism industry has become one of the hot spots in the country's already sizzling economy. As the country becomes increasingly ‘tourist-friendly' with improvements to infrastructure and transportation, especially at major tourist sites, the number of overseas visitors to China grows each year. 

China possesses a near inexhaustible supply of unique attractions for the traveler to enjoy. China boasts vast terrain, splendid landscapes, rich cultures, multiple nationalities and ethnic backgrounds with various customs and exquisite arts and crafts. The possibilities for exploration and enjoyment are endless. Moreover, with the diversity of Chinese cooking, a visitor is guaranteed to find something that suits his or her appetite.

What follows is a brief outline of the must-see sights when making a trip to China.

 

Map of China

 

Provinces of China

  1. Beijing
  2. Shanghai
  3. Taiwan
  4. Hong Kong (Administrative Region)
  5. Macau (Administrative Region)
  6. Tianjin
  7. Hebei
  8. Shanxi
  9. Inner Mongolia (Autonomous Region)
  10. Liaoning
  11. Jilin
  12. Heilongjiang
  13. Jiangsu
  14. Zhejiang
  15. Anhui
  16. Fujian
  17. Jiangxi
  18. Shandong
  19. Henan
  20. Hubei
  21. Hunan
  22. Guangdong
  23. Guangxi Zhuang (Autonomous Region)
  24. Hainan
  25. Chongqing
  26. Sichuan
  27. Guizhou
  28. Yunnan
  29. Tibet (Autonomous Region)
  30. Shaanxi
  31. Gansu
  32. Qinghai
  33. Ningxia Hui (Autonomous Region)
  34. Xinjiang Uyghur (Autonomous Region)

 

The Top 20 cities in China are:

  1. Shanghai
  2. Beijing
  3. Chongqing
  4. Guangzhou, Guangdong
  5. Shenzhen, Guangdong
  6. Tianjin
  7. Wuhan, Hubei
  8. Dongguan, Guangdong
  9. Hong Kong
  10. Foshan, Guangdong
  11. Chengdu
  12. Nanjing
  13. Shenyang
  14. Hangzhou
  15. Xi'an
  16. Harbin
  17. Suzhou
  18. Qingdao
  19. Dalian
  20. Zhengzhou

 

Beijing

Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China and the world's third most populous city proper. It is also one of the world's most populous capital cities. The city, located in northern China, is governed as a direct-controlled municipality under the national government with 16 urban, suburban, and rural districts.

Beijing is an ever-changing mega city rich in history but also truly modern, exemplified in its extraordinary global influence in politics, business & economy, education, history, culture, language, sporting, architecture, fashion, art, entertainment, innovation and technology. Beijing is the second largest Chinese city by urban population after Shanghai and is the nation's political, cultural, and educational center.

 

Forbidden City

The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty—the years 1420 to 1912. It is located in the centre of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. It served as the home of emperors and their households as well as the ceremonial and political centre of Chinese government for almost 500 years.

Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China to protect the Chinese statesand empires against the raids and invasions of the various nomadic groups of the Eurasian Steppe. Several walls were being built as early as the 7th century BC; these, later joined together and made bigger and stronger, are now collectively referred to as the Great Wall. Especially famous is the wall built 220–206 BC by Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China.

Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Square is a city square in the centre of Beijing, China, named after the Tiananmen ("Gate of Heavenly Peace") located to its north, separating it from the Forbidden City. The square contains the Monument to the People's Heroes, the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China, and the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong. Mao Zedong proclaimed the founding of the People's Republic of China in the square on October 1, 1949; the anniversary of this event is still observed there.

Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven is an imperial complex of religious buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. It has been regarded as a Taoist temple, although Chinese heaven worship, especially by the reigning monarch of the day, predates Taoism.

Hong Kong and Macau

Hong Kong is an autonomous territory, and former British colony, in southeastern China. Its vibrant, densely populated urban centre is a major port and global financial hub with a skyscraper-studded skyline. Central (the business district) features architectural landmarks like I.M. Pei’s Bank of China Tower. Hong Kong is also a major shopping destination, famed for bespoke tailors and Temple Street Night Market.

Macau is an autonomous region on the south coast of China, across the Pearl River Delta from Hong Kong. A Portuguese territory until 1999, it reflects a mix of cultural influences. Its giant casinos and malls on the Cotai Strip, which joins the islands of Taipa and Coloane, have earned it the nickname, "Las Vegas of Asia." One of its more striking landmarks is 338m-high Macau Tower, with sweeping city views.

Disneyland, Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Disneyland is a theme park located on reclaimed land in Penny's Bay, Lantau Island. It is the first theme park located inside the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and is owned and managed by the Hong Kong International Theme Parks.

Repulse Bay

Repulse Bay is a bay in the southern part of Hong Kong Island, located in the Southern District, Hong Kong.

Macau Tower

Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre, also known as Macau Tower, is a tower located in Sé, Macau, China. The tower measures 338 m in height from ground level to the highest point.

The Venetian Macao

Set on Macau's Cotai Strip, this Vegas-style, Venice-themed palatial resort and casino lies 3 km from Taipa island and 8 km from Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre.

Chengdu


Chengdu is the capital of southwestern China's Sichuan province. Chengdu's history dates back to at least the 4th century B.C., when it served as capital for the Shu Kingdom. Artifacts from that dynasty are the focus of the Jinsha Site Museum. The city is also home to the famous Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, a conservation center where visitors can view endangered giant pandas in a natural habitat.

LeShan Giant Buddha

The Leshan Giant Buddha is a 71-metre tall stone statue, built between 713 and 803, depicting Maitreya.

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, or simply Chengdu Panda Base, is a non-profit research and breeding facility for giant pandas and other rare animals. It is located in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. Chengdu Panda Base was founded in 1987.

Mount Qingcheng

Mount Qingcheng is a mountain in Dujiangyan, Sichuan, China. It is amongst the most important centres of Taoism in China. In Taoist mythology, it was the site of the Yellow Emperor's studies with Ning Fengzi.

Wenshu Yuan Monastery

The large Buddhist Wen Shu Monastery in the north of town has become a major tourist attraction in Chengdu and is currently undergoing extgensive renovations — both inside and outside the temple walls. The monastery was built during the Sui Dynasty (605BC – 617BC) and fell in the flames of war during the Ming Dynasty.

Guangzhou


Guangzhou is a sprawling port city northwest of Hong Kong on the Pearl River. The city features avant-garde architecture such as Zaha Hadid’s Guangzhou Opera House (known as the “double pebble”); the carved box-shaped Guangdong Museum; and the iconic Canton TV Tower skyscraper, resembling a thin hourglass. The Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, a temple complex from 1894, also houses the Guangdong Folk Arts Museum.

 

Canton Tower

Canton Tower, or Guangzhou Tower, formally Guangzhou TV Astronomical and Sightseeing Tower, is a 595.7 metres tall multi-purpose observation tower in the Haizhu District of Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.

Guangxiao Temple

Guangxiao Temple is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Guangzhou, the capital of China's Guangdong Province. As the special geographical position, Guangxiao Temple often acted as a stopover point for Asian missionary monks in the past.

Chimelong Paradise

Chimelong Paradise is a major amusement park in Panyu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. Opened on April 12, 2006, Chimelong Paradise is the largest amusement park in China and boasts the 10 Inversion Roller Coaster, which prior to the opening of The Smiler at Alton Towers, England shared the record for most inversions with Colossus at Thorpe Park in Surrey, England. It is classified as a AAAAA scenic area by the China National Tourism Administration.

Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street

Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street, or simply as Shangxiajiu, is a commercial pedestrian street in Liwan District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. It is the first business street in Guangzhou opened in September 1995.

Guilin


Guilin is a city in southern China known for its dramatic landscape of limestone karst hills. At its center are 2 lakes, Shanhu (Cedar) and Ronghu (Banyan), remaining from a medieval-era moat that once surrounded the city. Boats travel through these and other lakes via connected rivers. On Cedar Lake’s shore, twin pagodas, the Sun and Moon, light up the sky at night.

Guilin Two Rivers & Four Lakes Scenic Area

Scenic water system around the city, showcasing ornamental bridges, fountains & illuminated pagodas.

Moon Hill

Moon Hill is a hill with a natural arch through it a few kilometers outside Yangshuo in southern China's Guangxi autonomous region.

Reed Flute Cave

The Reed Flute Cave is a landmark and tourist attraction in Guilin, Guangxi, China. It is a natural limestone cave with multicolored lighting and has been one of Guilin’s most interesting attractions for over 1200 years.

Elephant Trunk Hill

The Elephant Trunk Hill is a hill, landmark and tourist attraction in Guilin, Guangxi, China. Elephant Trunk Hill is the symbol of the city of Guilin. It got its name because it looks like an elephant drinking water.

Hangzhou

Hangzhou, the capital of China’s Zhejiang province, is the southern terminus of the ancient Grand Canal waterway, which originates in Beijing. Its West Lake, celebrated by poets and artists since the 9th century, encompasses islands which are only reachable by boat, temples, pavilions, gardens and arched bridges. On its south bank is 5-story Leifeng Pagoda, a modern reconstruction of a structure built in 975 A.D.

 

Lingyin

Lingyin Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Chan sect located north-west of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. The temple's name is commonly literally translated as Temple of the Soul's Retreat.

West Lake

West Lake is a freshwater lake in Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province in eastern China. It is divided into five sections by three causeways. There are numerous temples, pagodas, gardens, and artificial islands within the lake.

Leifang Pagoda

Leifeng Pagoda is a five-storey tower with eight sides, located on Sunset Hill south of the West Lake in Hangzhou, China. Originally constructed in the year AD 975, it collapsed in 1924 but was rebuilt in 2002.

China National Tea Museum

The China National Tea Museum is located in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China. The exhibitions display tea production, and different kinds of tea. Exhibitions are in Chinese and English languages.

Kunming

Kunming, the modern capital city and transportation hub of China’s southern Yunnan province, has a large student population and a temperate year-round climate. Bridges and pavilions cross the islands of Cui Hu (Green Lake), a park designed in the 17th century. Nearby is Yuantong Si. A temple founded by Buddhists in the 8th century, it features a statue hall and a pond with an ornate stone bridge.

 

Green Lake

Green Lake Park, or Cui Hu Park, is an urban park in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China. It was established in the 17th century on the west side of the Wuhua Mountain and is sometimes described as a "Jade in Kunming".

Yuantong Temple

Yuantong Temple is the most famous Buddhist temple in Kunming, Yunnan province, China. It is located in a protected natural depression and in recent years it has been expanded with funding from Thailand.

 

Stone Forest, Kunming.

The Stone Forest or Shilin is a notable set of limestone formations about 500 km2 located in Shilin Yi Autonomous County, Yunnan Province, People's Republic of China, near Shilin approximately 90 km from the provincial capital Kunming.

Western Hill Dragon Gate

Cut out of the side of a precipitous cliff, the Dragon Gate is the highest temple of the Western Hills and sits at 2,500 meters (8000 ft.) above sea level. The temple is made up of a group of grottoes, sculptures, corridors and pavilions that were hacked from the cliff between 1781 and 1835.

Nanjing


Nanjing, capital of China’s eastern Jiangsu province, is roughly 300km up the Yangtze River from the city of Shanghai. It was the national capital during part of the Ming dynasty. Many monuments and landmarks remain, including Zhonghua Gate (Gate of China), a preserved 14th-century section of the massive wall that contained the old city’s southern entrance.

Gate of China (Zhonghua Gate)

The Gate of China, is a gate and defensive complex on the city wall of Nanjing, China. It is the southern gate of Nanjing city. It is a renowned ancient city gate in China and the city gate with the most complex structure in the world.

Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall

The Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall or Memorial for Compatriots killed in the Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Forces of Aggression is a hall to memorialize those that were killed in the Nanjing Massacre.

Purple Mountain

Purple Mountain or Zijin Shan is located on the eastern side of Nanjing in Jiangsu province, China. It is 447.1 m high, with the lowest point 30 m. Its peaks are often found enveloped in mysterious purple and golden clouds at dawn and dusk, hence its name.

Sun Yat-Sen Mausoleum

Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum is situated at the foot of the second peak of Mount Zijin in Nanjing, China. Construction of the tomb started in January 1926, and was finished in spring of 1929.

Shanghai

Shanghai, on China’s central coast, is the country's biggest city and a global financial hub. Its heart is the Bund, a famed waterfront promenade lined with colonial-era buildings. Across the Huangpu River rises the Pudong district’s futuristic skyline, including 632m Shanghai Tower and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, with distinctive pink spheres. Sprawling Yu Garden has traditional pavilions, towers and ponds.

Shanghai Tower (The tallest building in the picture)

The Shanghai Tower is a 632-metre, 127-story megatall skyscraper in Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai. As of 2015, it is the world's tallest building, by height to highest usable floor.

Oriental Pearl Tower

The Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower is a TV tower in Shanghai. Its location at the tip of Lujiazui in the Pudong district by the side of Huangpu River, opposite The Bund, makes it a distinct landmark in the area.

Yuyuan Garden

Yu Garden or Yuyuan Garden is an extensive Chinese garden located beside the City God Temple in the northeast of the Old City of Shanghai, China.

Nanjing Road

Nanjing Road is the main shopping street of Shanghai, China, and is one of the world's busiest shopping streets. The street is named after the city of Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu province neighbouring Shanghai.

Suzhou

Suzhou, a city west of Shanghai, is known for its canals, bridges and classical gardens. The Humble Administrator’s Garden, dating to 1513, contains zigzag bridges over connected pools and islands. The Lingering Garden features ornate viewing pavilions and the Crown of Clouds Peak, a striking limestone rockery. Tiger Hill is home to the 7-story, leaning Cloud Rock Pagoda at its summit.

Tiger Hill Pagoda

The Tiger Hill Pagoda, more officially the Yunyan Pagoda, also sometimes translated as Huqiu Tower, is a Chinese pagoda situated on Tiger Hill in Suzhou city, Jiangsu Province of Eastern China. It is nicknamed the 'Leaning Tower of China'.

Suzhou Museum

The Suzhou Museum is a museum of ancient Chinese art, ancient Chinese paintings, calligraphy, and handmade crafts, situated in Suzhou, Jiangsu, China. Admission is free.

Lingering Garden

Lingering Garden is a renowned classical Chinese garden. It is located at 338 Liuyuan Rd. Suzhou, Jiangsu province, China. It is recognized with other classical Suzhou gardens as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Mountain Villa with Embracing Beauty

The Mountain Villa with Embracing Beauty is a Chinese garden located on 272 Jingde Rd., inside the Embroidery Museum in Suzhou, Jiangsu, China. In 1997, it was recognized with other classical Suzhou gardens as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Xi'An

Xi’an is a large city and capital of Shaanxi Province in central China. Once known as Chang’an (Eternal Peace), it marks the Silk Road’s eastern end and was home to the Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang dynasties' ruling houses. At archaeological sites in Xi’an’s surrounding plains are the famed Bingmayong (Terra Cotta Army), thousands of life-size, hand-molded figures buried with China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang.

Terracotta Army

The Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China.

Bell Tower

The Bell Tower of Xi'an, built in 1384 during the early Ming Dynasty, is a symbol of the city of Xi'an and one of the grandest of its kind in China. The Bell Tower also contains several large bronze-cast bells from the Tang Dynasty.

Stele Forest

The Stele Forest, or Xi'an Beilin Museum, is a museum for steles and stone sculptures which is located in Xi'an, China. The museum is housed in a former Confucian Temple and it has housed a growing collection of Steles since 1087.

Xi'ana City Wall

The fortifications of Xi'an, also known as Xi'an City Wall, in Xi'an, an ancient capital of China, represent one of the oldest, largest and best preserved Chinese city walls.

Other Tour Hotspots

Mount Everest

Mount Everest, also known in Nepal as Sagarmāthā and in China as Chomolungma/珠穆朗玛峰, is Earth's highest mountain. Its peak is 8,848 metres above sea level. Mount Everest is in the Mahalangur Range.

The Great Wall of China

One of the grandest construction feats in the history of the world, the Great Wall winds for 6700 kilometers (4163 miles) across deserts, grasslands, mountains, and plateaus maintaining a height of 15-20 feet, and a width of up to 25 feet.

Hengduan Mountains:
Extreme fluctuations in the topography of the area have led to such descriptions as, "the climate differs every ten miles" and "four seasons coexist on one mountain" – apt descriptions as valleys covered in monsoon rainforest occur alongside alpine peaks covered in snow and ice. 

Peking Man:
Though China is famous for being one of the birthplaces of human civilization, it is also known for its rich Paleolithic history. The discovery of Peking Man at Zhoukoudian on the outskirts of Beijing confirmed the existence of hominids older than Neanderthals, and brought international research into the beginnings of man to China. 


Mogao Grottoes:
Located near Dunhuang, the Mogao Grottoes are a collection of Buddhist cave temples whose walls are covered in beautiful, well-preserved murals and statues. Some caves have thousands of exquisitely painted Buddhas lining the walls inside. 


Minority Cultures:
China is home to 56 ethnic groups, each with its own history and culture.

Asia Guide - Borneo

In Southeast Asia lies the third largest island in the world and the largest in Asia. It is internationally known as Borneo and Kalimantan by Indonesians. It homes one of the oldest rainforests in the world and is home to the Borneon Orang Utans. It has 15,000 species of flowering plants, 3,000 species of trees with 267 species being dipterocarps, 221 species of terrestial mammals and 420 sepcies of resident birds. The island is divided among three countries that are Malaysia at 26% (Sarawak and Sabah combines) and Brunei at 1% in the Northern regions, and Indonesia in the south by approximately 73%.

Borneo itself is home to 19.8 million inhabitants and counting. Its population consists mainly of Dayak ethnic groups, Malay, Banjar, Orang Ulu, Chinese and Kadazan-Dusun. (69.5% Indonesian, 28.1% East Malaysians, 2.1% Bruneians)

There is also a Malaysian federal Territory of Labuan which is situated on a small island just off the coast of Borneo.


Map of Borneo Island

Borneo promises an adventure around every corner. As it has plenty of places to visit.

Today Borneo is a totally unique travel destination; travel in Borneo is like travelling in no other destination on earth. Home to a truly staggering abundance of flora and fauna that can be found nowhere else, Borneo is also a culturally rich island, with visitors easily gaining access and insight into the islands tribal past and present day heritage.

 

Where to start when travelling in Borneo?

There are many places to start in Borneo, especially Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, or Kalimantan. So we shall first start with Sarawak.

 

Sarawak

Welcome to the land of the hornbills! Sarawak is located at the northwest of Borneo, also known as the Land of the Hornbills, is one of the two Malaysian states that is located on the island of Borneo. With it's beautiful blue skies and tropical breezes you can bathe in the sandy beaches and palm-fringed state of Sarawak. Tropical showers cool the land with heavier rainfalls during the monsoon months from November to March. We hope you enjoy your stay in our vast wild home. It's capital is Kuching city and is the economic centre of the state and the seat of the sarawak state government. The other cities and towns are Miri, Sibu, Bintulu and so on. It has a total population of 2,636,000 and counting. The state exhibits notable diversity in ethnicity, culture, and language.

Most of the people of Sarawak are sedentary farmers who live in communal longhouses and practice swidden rice agriculture. This state has the most diverse ethnic groups with a very distinct culture, language and lifestyle. A variety of religion with 45 different languages and dialects runs this town. In spite of these  differences, the locals epitomise peace, harmony and unity.

Iban is the largest population thus making its language the most widely used in Sarawak. Chinese society comes in second. Although Sarawak is part of Malaysia, the Malay population only falls in third. The Orang Ulu is well known for their intricate beadwork and detailed tattoos. Bidayuh people are famous for their hospitality and warm smiles. The Melanau are fearless sailors and skilled fishermen while the Penan, on the other hand, are shy and elusive. The Penans are the last true nomadic people of Sarawak. The population consists of Ibans (30%), Chinese (24.4%), Malays (24.2%), Bidayuh (8.4%), Melanau (6.7%), Orang Ulu (5.4%), Indians (0.3%) and others at (0.3%) (*Note: Results may differ due to population increasing)

Sarawak's rainforest are some of the most diverse and protected ecosystems in the world today. Rich abundant wildlife is what attracts visitors from around the world. This place is for animal lovers.

Enjoy the different types of culture these races provide and celebrate and experience the festivals that this various culture celebrate together such as Gawai Festival (Harvest Festival), Chinese New Year, Hari Raya Aidilfitri and many more.

For our entertainment, we have are Borneo Jazz Festival, Rainforest World Music Festival and Kaul Festival. Next are weaving where tribal communities weave palm, rattan, tree barks, bamboo and various other plants gathered from the forests into works of art. Beadworks are made by the Orang Ulu ladies who are the artisans of this fine craft as they make ceramic beads for their traditional costumes as well as for their traditional costumes as well as for trading. Pottery are where the Chinese are much sought after for their porcelain wares around the world. Family run pottery kilns produce beautiful and uniquely handcrafted decorative and functional earthenware.

Map of Sarawak

 

Sarawak is divided into 12 divisions:-

  1. Kuching (Capital of Sarawak)
  2. Miri
  3. Sibu
  4. Bintulu
  5. Kapit
  6. Sarikei
  7. Betong
  8. Mukah
  9. Samarahan
  10. Serian
  11. Limbang
  12. Sri Aman

Each divisions has its own subdistrict.

Assuming that you want to start travelling with Borneo, assuming that you want to start with Sarawak. We shall start with Miri, where our company is located at.

Miri

Located at the Northeastern side of Sarawak and near the borders of Brunei of the island Borneo. Miri was founded when the Royal Dutch Shell discovered the first oil well in 1911, this discovery led a rapid development of the town, the preserved first oil well is on top of Canada Hill near the Petroleum Museum. We have is the Coastal City known as Miri or also known as the Resort City.


Miri is the second largest city in Sarawak with a total population of 234, 541 (2010 population statistics) and counting. Indigenous people form the largest ethnic group in the city (143,736, 61.3%) which consists of Iban (61,273), Malay (46,723), Melanau (8,313), Bidayuh (3,308), and other indigenous tribes (24,119). This is followed by Chinese (75,329, 32.1%), Indians (980, 0.43%), and non-Malaysians (13,362, 5.7%). The locals here including the younger generations mainly speaks English, Mandarin or Malay, so it isn't hard to get around. However,the indigenous groups speak languages such as Berawan, Bruneian/Kedayan, Miriek, Iban, Bidayuh, Kayan, Kenyah, and Kelabit languages. Meanwhile, the Chinese would speak Mandarin, Hakka Chinese, Cantonese, Teochew dialect, Hainanese, and Fuzhou dialect.

Enjoy the attractions Miri provide you with places such as Gunung Mulu, Gua Niah and Lambir Hills.

 

Mulu National Park

Deer Cave

Gunung Mulu is located Southeast of Miri close to the borders of Brunei. To get there, one must go there by air, which is wholly owned subsidiary of Malaysian Airline Services. As it is impossible to get there by land unless you want to go there by foot, through the 'Headhunter's trail'.

Enjoy the morning walks and make your way to the Melinau River in a traditional longboat to visit the biggest caves in the World. You would visit Cave of the Winds, Clearwater Cave, Lagang Cave, Deer Cave, and Lang Cave.

Later, enjoy trekking through the Garden of Eden Valley Walk to the Paku Waterfall which is an easy half-day walk away from the caves where you can relax, swim and have picnic. Furthermore, enjoy the trek in the tropical forest with a longboat to Long Langsat where the streams are clear as they tumble down narrow valleys. Then conquer the 2,377 metres Mulu Summit via a 24km steep climb through conifers, stunning rhododendrons, and pitcher plants.

Walk through the 480 metre long Mulu Canopy Skywalk which is the world's longest tree based canopy walk as it takes you up into the towering trees where the forest pulses with life as you sway gently over the tranquil river 20 metres below and around you is a sunlit world or fragrant flowers., beautiful ferns, monkeys, squirrels and birds. However this is only for guided tours only.

Mulu is remote and isolated. Although we wouldn’t want it any other way, it does surprise some visitors that they just can’t pop down the shop and pick up something they forgot to bring along for their trek.
That means: NO banks, NO chemist, hardly any roads and not many options.

Things you must consider to pack:
Trekking Shoes

  • Raincoat
  • Torchlight
  • Waterbottle
  • Insect repellent
  • 1st aid kit
  • Hat
  • Cash (RM)

Clearwater Cave

Mulu's Canopy Skywalk

Activities in Mulu

Canopy Skywalk

DURATION:

2 Hours

DEPARTURE TIME:

7:00 am, 8:30 am, 10:00 am, 10:30am, 1:00 pm & 2:00 pm

Tour Program

The Mulu Skywalk, the world's longest tree based canopy walk opens your personal pathway to discovery. This 480 metre walkway, suspended 20 metres above the forest floor winds among the lush tree tops with tranquil river views below and the soaring heights of the nearby limestone cliffs above.

The group sizes are limited to 8.

As you walk among the ferns and vines enjoy this unique opportunity to get closer to the rainforest 'web of life'. Compare the vegetation of riverine forest floor to the understory, the treetops and the nearby limestone cliffs.

Return transfers from Mulu Marriott Resort to Mulu National Park HQ

Night Walk

DURATION:

2 Hours

DEPARTURE TIME:

7:00 pm & 7:30 pm

Tour Program

Immerse yourself in the night sounds of the rainforest; watch the blinking fireflies float before you or search for luminescent fungi. Quietly move through the forest looking for animals that hide during the day but emerge in the darkness which protects them from being seen by predators. Be amazed by the thousands of insects of amazing shapes and colour, from miniature to enormous, that are attracted to the lights.

A Mulu World Heritage Guide helps you understand this mysterious world guiding you along the 1.5km plank-walk which meanders through kerangas forest with Borneo's famous pitcher plants, riverine, swamp and limestone vegetation.

If it is raining, departure will be delayed up to 30 minutes before the tour is cancelled by the World Heritage Guide and a refund will be arranged the next day.

Return transfers from Mulu Marriott Resort to Mulu National Park HQ

Fastlane

DURATION:

3 Hours

DEPARTURE TIME:

2:00 pm

Tour Program

A short boat ride, a 500 metre walk through the rainforest and a climb up the steps to the cave entrance brings you to the beginning of your 1.5km underground adventure. Tours to this caves are led by World Heritage Guides.

This tour is unlike any other offered in Mulu. The group is limited to 12 persons and as the only ones in the cave you can fully enjoy the story of the cave's origins.

The tour begins by torchlight encouraging you to 'discover' for yourself. Cave fauna is easily seen at the beginning of this trip; twinkling spider eyes stare back at you, beautiful blue Racer snakes sit waiting to catch a bat flying by, white crabs feed blindly in the shallow pools of water and the long antennae of cave crickets pickup your movements as you pass by.

As the cave becomes larger some of the best formations in Mulu are presented to you via stunning lighting. The wide plank walk path allows you to look around you and thoroughly enjoy this amazing experience.

Lagang Cave

Adventure Caving ( Intermediate level )

DURATION:

4 Hours

DEPARTURE TIME:

1:00 pm

Tour Program

Minimum age is 12 years old.

This is a beautiful cave with many stalactites, stalagmites and wonderful examples of cave sediments. Equipped with helmets and torches you scramble over boulders and along ancient riverbeds. Experience the thrill of seeing this underground world by torchlight and the anticipation of what is around the next dark corner.

There is no climbing in this cave which makes this is a great adventure, ideal for family groups.

Return transfers from Mulu Marriott Resort to Mulu National Park HQ

nd the long antennae of cave crickets pickup your movements as you pass by.

 

As the cave becomes larger some of the best formations in Mulu are presented to you via stunning lighting. The wide plank walk path allows you to look around you and thoroughly enjoy this amazing experience.

Racer Cave

Adventure Caving ( Intermediate level )

DURATION:

4 Hours

DEPARTURE TIME:

1:00 pm

Tour Program

Minimum age is 12 years old.

Your Guide leads you through the cave climbing up and down the passageways with the aid of ropes. This cave requires some upper body strength but most people are successful. Enjoy the great feeling that comes with discovering your abilities and meeting a physical challenge. Animal life in this dark place will amaze you; see insects that have evolved with curious shapes, replacing vision with long feelers to navigate in this underground world and Racer Snakes that have learned how to catch a meal as it flies past.

And the long antennae of cave crickets pickup your movements as you pass by.

 

As the cave becomes larger some of the best formations in Mulu are presented to you via stunning lighting. The wide plank walk path allows you to look around you and thoroughly enjoy this amazing experience.

Clearwater Revival

Adventure Caving ( Intermediate level )

DURATION:

5 Hours

DEPARTURE TIME:

10:00 am

Tour Program

Minimum age is 12 years old.

Clearwater River Revival Tour will take you on a journey through the ancient underground river into areas only our most advanced cavers usually experience. By entering and exiting the system through the boardwalks of Clearwater Cave this tour is suitable for intermediate cavers with confidence in water and rock climbing.

The adventure begins when you step off the show cave boardwalk and into the cool, clear waters that have been carving out the expansive 200km of passages in the Clearwater system for over 2 million years. Depending on the water levels you will wade, swim and climb to the far reaches of Clearwater Cave and return via the same passage.

Packaged with a longboat ride and picnic lunch.

• Please note that this tour is weather dependant as high river levels prevent access into the river systems of Clearwater Cave.

REQUIREMENT FOR THE TRIP :SWIMMING ABILITY, REASONABLE LEVEL OF FITNESS, CLOSED IN SHOES, WATERPROOF CAMERA OR DRYBAG IS NECESSARY FOR THIS TOUR. YOU WILL GET WET!

Garden of Eden Valley Walk

( Intermediate level )

DURATION:

4 Hours

DEPARTURE TIME:

9:30 am

Tour Program

This tour is not suitable for children below 12 years old.

You will be venturing deep into this ancient enclosed valley which can only be entered via Deer Cave. You will get muddy so bring old clothes, good walking shoes and extra pair of socks to get across the slippery rocks.

From the Garden of Eden pool described above, climb, walk and swim up the Eden River to the walking trails that wind around the valley through a series of waterfalls and rock pools ideal for swimming. This secluded valley receives few visitors and is an ideal place for a picnic lunch, photography, exploring and enjoying the peace. After exiting Deer Cave your Guide will show you Langs Cave then leave you at the Bat Observatory.

While waiting for the Bat Exodus enjoying afternoon tea. You return to Park HQ at your leisure along the Rainforest Discovery Walk.

Picnic Lunch and afternoon tea is included.

No additional charge for Deer and Langs Cave tours when combined with the walk.

(NO SANDALS allowed, rubber shoes with good non slip soles can be purchased from the Park Shop- if available).

Heavy rainfall in the area may mean cancellation of this tour at short notice.

Long Iman Riverwalk

DURATION:

4 Hours

DEPARTURE TIME:

9:00 am

Tour Program

The tour travels down the Melinau River before entering the larger Tutoh River and travelling upstream to Long Iman, a Penan settlement where you will be greeted by a local guide. Here you will have the opportunity to wander through the longhouse, their medicinal garden and purchase local handicrafts direct from the community.

This is a beautifully secluded place, untouched by people and development and a privilege to visit. We remind any of our visitors how important it is that they respect this and help in its protection by being responsible visitors.

When you're ready to take the 40 minute walk out the Ba'Desai Waterfall along a local trail, your Long Iman guide will show you the way. Arriving at this oasis in the wilderness will not disappoint and it's is a great spot to enjoy your picnic lunch, immerse yourself in the tranquil surrounds of nature and cool off in the refreshing pools of Ba'Desai.

Spend as much time as you like splashing and swimming in its waters or sit under the small water falls that make natural spa pools.

Long Langsat Riverwalk

DURATION:

3.5 Hours

DEPARTURE TIME:

9:00 am

Tour Program

If you would like to see more of the park and its surrounds, it is possible to combine a boat ride with a cool walk up a rainforest stream. A popular choice is to travel from the park headquarters by boat to the Langsat River where the boat can be beached and you can trek up the river, wading in its cool, clear water.

The tour travels down the Melinau River before entering the larger Tutoh River and travelling upstream past Long Iman, a Penan settlement, before entering the much smaller Langsat River, which flows from the park. Once on the Langsat River, you can enjoy a leisurely trek upstream, experiencing the forest and doing some bird watching. Spend as much time as you like splashing and swimming in its waters or sit under the small water falls that make natural spa pools.

A stop at Long Iman on the way there or back is worthwhile as the community has a small market that sells local handicrafts.

This is a beautifully secluded place, untouched by people and development and a privilege to visit. We remind any of our visitors how important it is that they respect this and help in its protection by being responsible visitors.

Most of the boat operators are Penan and do not speak English – so if you think this would be a problem you should hire a World Heritage Guide to accompany you.

 

 

Niah Cave National Park

Gua Niah or Niah Cave is popular due to its discovery of 40,000 year old human remains which points out that Niah Cave was once the main centre of human settlement during that time. One can encounter paintings during the Palaeolithic and Neolithic burial sites and iron-age cave paintings, all together with death-ships or boat-shaped coffins. However its contents were moved to Sarawak Museum.

Gua Niah National park offers jungle walks, iban longhouse homestay and cave experiences.

Before exploring the cave, one must remember to bring flashlight and walking shoes as it is dark and slippery within the cavern. If one were to walk out during sunset, he might sight two intermingling black clouds of either swiftlets going back to their nests or bats moving out to forage the forest. One can also enjoy staying in Niah Cave as it is pleasant to live in by staying in an Iban Longhouse.


Lambir Hills National Park

Lambir Hills National Park is probably the world’s most complex and diverse forest eco-system. In a total area of just 6,952 hectares, experts have found what appears to be the greatest level of plant biodiversity on the planet. It is not only plant life that is diverse and plentiful at Lambir - 237 different species of birds (at the last count), flying squirrels, wild pigs, gibbons, many different types of monkey, various species of deer, and untold insects and other invertebrates, all combine to create Lambir’s rich biological kaleidoscope.

As if all this abundant nature wasn’t enough, Lambir’s unusual geology has created dozens of sparkling waterfalls and bathing pools scattered about the rainforest. Take into account how compact and conveniently located Lambir is, and you have one of the most accessible and enjoyable national parks in all of Malaysia.

Lambir’s major attraction for visitors is its interesting selection of forest walks, from a gentle 15-minute stroll to an arduous all-day jungle trek. Most of Lambir’s trails are interlinked, so it is very easy to do quite a few in a day.

Shopping Malls in Miri

Tired of all the hiking and jungle trekking? Enjoy Miri's shopping mall. Miri’s shopping malls are interconnected to hotels so one would not tire themselves by looking far for a place to go shopping. Opening hours are from 10:00AM to 10:00PM


Bintang Megamall (Locals call it "Parkson")

Address: Bintang Plaza Sdn Bhd, Jalan Miri-Pujut MCLD, 98000, Miri, Sarawak, 98000, Malaysia

Permaisuri Mall and Imperial Mall (Interconnected)

Address: Jalan Merpati, 98000 Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia

Boulevard Hypermarket

Address: 

Kuching

The most populous city in Sarawak and located at the banks of the Sarawak River on the Northwestern Region of the Island of Borneo, or the Southwestern tip of the Sarawak State. The Name Kuching is derived from the Malay word for Cat. So technically, it is the City of Cats. Kuching is a major food destination for tourists and the main gateway for travelers alike when visiting Sarawak and Borneo. The city population (North and South) consists of Malays (146,580), Chinese (120,860), Iban (28,691), Bidayuh (13,681), Non-Malaysian citizens (7,216), other Bumiputras (3,250), Melanau (2,078), Indian (1,626) and others (1,140).

Here, the languages used by the locals are Bahasa Sarawak(which is also a dialect of Malays) and Chinese (Mandarin, Hokkien, Hakka). However, most of the residents are able to speak English. They have 5 districts which is Kuching itself, Padawan, Bau, Lundu, and Sematan.

Kuching also have plenty of delicacies such as the famous Sarawak Laksa which is a must try and most recommended and it can be found at Chong Choon Cafe.

Kuching has recreational attractions such as Bako National Park, Mount Santubong, Semmengoh Natural Reserve, Damai Beach and Gunung Gading.

Bako National Park

Entrance to Bako National Park

This is the oldest National park in Sarawak and also the smallest. It features different typeso f biomes, abundant wildlife, jungle streams, waterfalls, secluded beach, and tracking trails.In addition, various beaches are accessible by boat from Kampung Bako or Teluk Assam, as well as a geologically interesting sea stack rock formation.

With its rainforest, abundant wildlife, jungle streams, waterfalls, interesting plant life, secluded beaches, panoramic rocky shoreline, bizarre rock formations and extensive network of trekking trails, Bako National Park offers visitors an excellent introduction to the rainforest and coastline of Borneo. There can be very few places in the world that pack so much natural beauty into such a limited area, all just 37 km from Kuching. Its accessibility - and its sheer range of attractions and activities - have made Bako one of the most popular parks in Sarawak.

This place is where one want to explore and enjoy a stroll through a tropical rainforest. With ecosystems and wildlife so diverse, it's hard not to enjoy its scenery.

  • Contains almost every type of plant life in Borneo
  • (25 distinct types of vegetation from 7 types of ecosystem such as beach vegetation, cliff vegetation, kerangas/health forest, mangrove forest, mixed dipterocarp forest, padang/grassland vegetation and peat swamps)
  • Contains unusual plant life such as pitcher plants, sundews, bladderworts and so on.
  • Home to approximately 150 endangered proboscus monkeys
  • Other animals include the long-tailed macaque, silvered langur, plantain squirrel, Bornean bearded pig, monitor lizards, and otters.
  • Also home to a number of lizards and snakes, most of which are harmless.
  • Bako is a fascinating place for bird watching, with over 150 species recorded.
  • Bako's nocturnal creatures include the colugo, pangolin, mousedeer, various species of fruit-eating and insect-eating bats, tarsier, slow loris and palm civet.

Bako National Park Map

Proboscis Monkey in Bako

Sea stack rock formation

Mount Santubong

View of Mount Santubong from afar

Mount Santubong (Gunung Santubong) is a mountain within a state of Sarawak and is located North of the Capital City Kuching. The hike distance is approximately 3.5km to summit, but climbing 800 m - some of it straight up!Full day trip. Approx 3-4 hours to the Summit; 2.5-3 to return, depending on route (total 5-7 hours).

Mount Santubong are for those who have the knack of adventure and hiking altogether with enjoying the perception of beauty within nature. This place is recommended to them.

Before hiking this mountain it is better to take special consideration that the trail can be slippery and potentially dangerous when wet, and there would be no views in bad weather anyway. From time to time the bridges and boardwalks may be damaged by falling trees, and it may be necessary to skirt them. Conservative common sense will tell you what to do. Parts of this trek also require a tolerance for heights.


No running water is available after the start of Section 2, and all water should be treated before drinking. The walk is best done when weather is clear; haze from bushfires may prevent views in July to September. No permits are required for this trek, as Gunung Santubong is not a national park. The trails are very obvious, but guides can be hired from the Damai Holiday Inn resorts if desired.

All in all it is a refreshing walk through the mountain and enjoy the beautiful scenery at the summit. It is also recommended to start in early in the morning.

Mount Santubong Hike Route

Mount Santubong view from village.

Semenggoh Natural Reserves

Semenggoh Natural Reserves signboard.

Semenggoh Natural Reserves is located 24 km south of Kuching and was established to take care of animals that were found injured in the forest, orphaned, or were previously kept as illegal pets.And is currently caring for around 1000 endangered mammals, birds and reptiles of different species.

This place homes the famous Orang Utans, the orang utan is an endangered species and is totally protected by law in Malaysia, Indonesia and internationally. Today, there are an estimated 20-27,000 orang utan left in the wild (perhaps 20,000 or so in Borneo and the rest in Sumatra). To gain a better understanding of the orang utan and re-introduce rescued animals into the wild, both the Indonesian and Malaysian authorities have set up rehabilitation programmes. Sarawak’s centre at Semenggoh is open to the public so visitors can find out more about these highly intelligent creatures of the rainforest.

On occasions, the orang utan may descend from the trees near the Centre HQ and approach visitors. Although this is likely to be an unforgettable experience, visitors should bear in mind that the orang utan, however tame they may appear, are still wild, powerful and potentially dangerous animals. The Centre is also part of a Totally Protected Area. Therefore the following rules & regulations must be observed when visiting the centre.

  • Do not hold, feed, touch, play with or in any way disturb the orang utan, and always move at least six metres away from an animal that is on the ground. There are three very good reasons for this. Firstly, the animals may become too attached to humans, making it harder for them to survive in the wild. Secondly humans are able to communicate certain diseases to orang utan, and vice-versa. By eliminating contact the possibility of disease transfer is reduced. Thirdly, an orang utan may feel threatened and attempt to attack you – some of the Semenggoh wardens carry ugly scars from protecting thoughtless visitors from injury.
  • Do not bring any food or drinks into the Centre. The orang utan and other animals at the centre already receive a balanced diet, and the smell of food may encourage an animal to approach too closely.
  • Do not smoke in the feeding area or any other part of the Forest Reserve.
  • Do follow the warden’s instructions and advice at all times.
  • Do not collect, or pick plants or animals in Semenggoh Nature Reserve, or in any other Totally Protected Area.
  • Do not litter. Please use the litter bins provided.

 

Orang Utan in Semenggoh Natural Reserves

Tourist taking pictures of Orang Utans.

Taman Negara Gunung Gading (Mount Gading National Park)

Entrance to Taman Negara Gunung Gading

It is located West of Kuching city. And near a town called Lundu. Gunung Gading National Park has a very special star attraction, which is the world's largests flower - The Rafflesia. One can say that this is the best place to watch the Rafflesia's spectacular bloom.

Gunung Gading was gazetted as a park in 1st August 1983 primarily to provide a conservation zone for the protection of the Rafflesia. It was opened to the public in 1994 and visitors can now view one of the most spectacular plants found on the planet. The park is easily accessible from Kuching on a day trip. Those wishing to stay longer can enjoy Gunung Gading’s other attractions - particularly its rainforest scenery, waterfalls and jungle trails. Some of these trails lead to the peaks of the mountains that make up the park and offer challenging jungle treks. The Rafflesia is a rare flower with a short flowering period. Therefore a certain amount of luck is required if your visit to Sarawak is to coincide with a Rafflesia in full bloom. Although Rafflesia have no set flowering season, blooms are more common at Gunung Gading during the wetter months (November to February). They are also more common on the lower slopes of the park’s mountain peaks.

Gunung Gading is home to a range of animals including civet cats, wild boar, small deer, porcupines, monkeys and giant squirrels. However, as the Park is surrounded by villages, most of the wildlife stays deep in the jungle, on the upper slopes of the park’s mountains, and therefore Gunung Gading is not an easy place for spotting wild animals. Visitors who opt for a summit trek are more likely to see some of the park’s wildlife.

Rafflesia Arnoldii

Shopping in Kuching

After all that travel, one would want to bring back a souvenir or two or just want to go on a shopping spree in the best malls in Kuching.

tHe Spring

Address: Jalan Simpang Tiga, 93300 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Opening hours: 10:00am - 10:00pm

Vivacity Megamall

Address: Ground Floor, Jalan Wan Alwi, 93350 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Opening hours: 10:00am - 10:00pm

City One Megamall

Address: T20, Mall 2 City One Megamall, 1, Jalan Song, 93350 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Opening hours: 10:00am - 10:00pm

Other Shopping Malls

 

Plaza Merdeka

Address: L4-68, Plaza Merdeka, Jalan 88 Pearl Street, 93000 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

 

Boulevard

Address:  Boulevard Shopping Mall, Jalan Datuk Tawi Sli, 93250 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

 

The Summer Shopping Mall

Address: Jalan Datuk Mohammad Musa, 94300 Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia

 

Hills Shopping Mall

Address:  No. 8, Jalan Bukit Mata Kuching, Interhill Place, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia


Sabah

Welcome to Sabah, where you either hike and mountaineer the highest mountain in Malaysia or dive into the sea and observe underwater sea life. It is situated on the Northeastern type of Borneo and is bordered near Sarawak and Indonesia. Sabah or the "Land Below the Wind" is a melting pot for tourism due to the popularity of Mount Kinabalu.

Sabah has a total population of 3,543,500, being the third most populous state in Malaysia and have the highest non-citizens population at 870,400. The three largest indigenous group in Sabah are the Kadazan-Dusun, Bajau and Murut, followed by the Bruneian Malays, Suluk and other indigenous,while the Chinese makes up the main non-indigenous population.

Sabah is divided into 5 divisions each with their own districts and they are

  1. West Coast
    • Kota Kinabalu
    • Kota Belud
    • Papar
    • Penampang
    • Putatan
    • Ranau
    • Tuaran
  2. Interior
    • Beaufort
    • Nabawan
    • Keningau
    • Kuala Penyu
    • Sipitang
    • Tambunan
    • Tenom
  3. Kudat
    • Kota Marudu
    • Kudat
    • Pitas
  4. Sandakan
    • Beluran
    • Kinabatangan
    • Sandakan
    • Tongod
  5. Tawau
    • Tawau
    • Kunak
    • Lahad Datu
    • Semporna

Here we shall be talking about attractions rather than the districts as that is for you to find out which is all part of travelling. We shall start with the main attraction Mount Kinabalu.


Mount Kinabalu

 

Mount Kinabalu is a prominent mountain on the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. It is located in the East Malaysian state of Sabah and is protected as Kinabalu Park, a World Heritage Site. Kinabalu is the highest peak in Borneo's Crocker Range and is the highest mountain in the Malay Archipelago as well as the highest mountain in Malaysia. Mount Kinabalu is also the 20th most prominent mountain in the world by topographic prominence.

Mount Kinabalu along with other upland areas of the Crocker Range is known worldwide for its botanical and biological species biodiversity with plants of Himalayan, Australasian, and Indomalayan origin. A recent botanical survey of the mountain estimated a staggering 5,000 to 6,000 plant species (excluding mosses and liverworts but including ferns), which is more than all of Europe and North America (excluding tropical regions of Mexico) combined. It is therefore one of the world's most important biological sites.

There are two stories that led to the main beliefs in the origin of the mountain's name.
The first derivation of the word Kinabalu is extracted from the short form for the Kadazan Dusun word 'Aki Nabalu', meaning "the revered place of the dead".
The second source states that the name "Kinabalu" actually means "Cina Balu" (which would fully mean "A Chinese Widow"). Due to the lingual influence among the Kadazan Dusun of Sabah, the pronunciation for the word "cina" (chee-na) was changed to "Kina" (kee-na).


It was told that a Chinese prince, was cast away to Borneo when his ship sank in the middle of the South China Sea. He was subsequently rescued by the natives from a nearby village. As he recovered, he was slowly accepted as one of the people of the village. Eventually, he fell in love with a local woman, and married her. Years went by, and he started to feel homesick. So he asked permission from his newly found family to go back to China to visit his parents (the Emperor and Empress of China). To his wife, he promised that as soon as he was done with his family duties in China, he would come back to Borneo to take her and their children back to China.


When he made his return to China, he was given a grand welcome by his family. However, to his dismay, his parents disagreed with him about taking his Bornean wife back to China. Worse, they told him that he was already betrothed to a princess of a neighbouring kingdom. Having no choice (due to high respect towards his parents), he obeyed with a heavy heart.


Meanwhile, back in Borneo, his wife grew more and more anxious. Eventually, she decided that she would wait for her husband's ship. However, since the village was situated far away from the coast, she couldn't afford to come to the shore and wait for him daily. Instead she decided to climb to the top of the highest mountain near her village, so that she could have a better view of the ships sailing in the South China Sea. Thus, she was then seen climbing up the mountain at every sunrise, returning only at night to attend to her growing children.
Eventually her efforts took their toll. She fell ill, and died at the top of the cold mountain while waiting for her husband. The spirit of the mountain, having observed her for years, was extremely touched by her loyalty towards her husband. Out of admiration for this woman, the spirit of the mountain turned her into a stone. Her face was made to face the South China Sea, so that she could wait forever for her dear husband's return.
The people in her hometown who heard about this were also gravely touched by this. Thus, they decided to name the mountain "Kinabalu" in remembrance of her. To them, the mountain is a symbol of the everlasting love and loyalty that should be taken as a good example by women.
Local legend among the people of Ranau, a district in Sabah, has it that St. John's Peak was the stone which her body was turned into.

 

 

Sepilok Orang-Utan Sanctuary

Sepilok is a famous Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre and the best place to see Orang Utan if you are in Sabah.

The centre attracts tourists and researches alike, giving them the opportunity to watch the orang utan up close in their natural habitat. A boardwalk which leads to a viewing gallery and feeding platform where the apes are fed milk and bananas twice a day at 10am and 3pm by rangers. Feeding time also attracts long-tailed macaques to the area.

Kinabatangan River Basin

The Kinabatangan River (Malay: Sungai Kinabatangan) is a river in Sabah, Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. It is the second longest river in Malaysia, with a length of 560 kilometres from its headwaters in the mountains of southwest Sabah, to its outlet at the Sulu Sea, east of Sandakan.
Kinabatangan is known for its remarkable wildlife and fascinating habitats such as limestone caves at Gomantong hill, dryland dipterocarp forests, riverine forest, freshwater swamp forest, oxbow lakes and salty mangrove swamps near the coast.

Danum Valley

  • With its canopy walk, great trekking and a  wide variety of flora and fauna

Sipadan Island

  • For  some of the finest diving to be found  anywhere on the planet.

 

 

Mabul

  • The island is covered in palm trees and fringed with fine beaches. It is a famous diving spot for divers, both international and local alike, and is well known as the macro diving paradise.

Brunei

Brunei is a neighbouring country to Malaysia and Sarawak and is a sovereign state located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. Apart from its coastline with the South China Sea, the country is completely surrounded by the state of Sarawak, Malaysia. It is separated into two parts by the Sarawak district of Limbang. Brunei is the only sovereign state completely on the island of Borneo; the remainder of the island's territory is divided between the nations of Malaysia and Indonesia. Brunei's population was 408,786 in July 2012. One can come here through Miri by land.

Asia Guide - Korea

Finally achieving its world-class travel destination after a millennium due to its complex history it has build up to. South Korea, also known as the Republic of Korea located in the Eastern region of Asia, is a place that will provide you with both Eastern and Western, traditional and cutting-edge, strange yet warmly familiar atmosphere. Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is the fourth largest city in the world and provides you with its absolute awesomeness. The mountainous national parks of South Korea are a marvel to behold for those seeking for exotic nature. A trip would be incomplete without a visit to Jeju Island to the south, where it's beaches are pristine white and clear blue sea.

 

Seoul

Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is a huge metropolis where modern skyscrapers, high-tech subways and pop culture meet Buddhist temples, palaces and street markets. Notable attractions include futuristic Dongdaemun Design Plaza, a convention hall with curving architecture and a rooftop park; Gyeongbokgung Palace, which once had more than 7,000 rooms; and Jogyesa Temple, site of ancient locust and pine trees.

 

COEX Mall

containing COnvention centers, EXhibition halls and many malls, is an underground shopping mall inGangnam-gu Seoul, South Korea.

  • Korea's largest underground shopping mall
  • Hundreds of shops, the mall houses two food courts, Megabox (movie theatres), COEX Aquarium and a large bookstore, but the Kimchi Fields Museum has moved to Insadong.
  • It features a game area that is used to film computer game tournaments, which are broadcast on local television.
  • There are stages inside and outside the mall for seasonal events and public appearances by celebrities.

Myeong-dong

One of the primary shopping districts in Seoul. The two main drags meet in the center of the block with one beginning from Myeong-dong Subway Station (Seoul Subway Line No. 4) and the other from Lotte Department Store at Euljiro.

  • Many brand name shops and department stores line the streets and alleys. Common products for sale include clothes, shoes, and accessories. Many designer brands are sold in Myeong-dong.
  • Several major department stores include Lotte Department Store, Shinsegae Department Store, Myeong-dong Migliore, Noon Square and M Plaza. The department stores carry many premium labels and other fashionable goods at reasonable prices.
  • Myeong-dong also has family restaurants, fast food, plus Korean, Western and Japanese dining options.

War Memorial of Korea

Located in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, the War Memorial of Korea exhibits and preserve materials related to the Korean War and serves as a national moral educational venue. It was established to commemorate the noble sacrifice of patriotic martyrs by the War Memorial Service Korea Society on June 10, 1994. The museum houses approximately 33,000 artifacts with about 10,000 on display at indoor and outside exhibition halls.

There are six separate indoor halls, including Expeditionary Forces Room, Patriotic Memorial Room, War History Room, 6·25 Korean War Room, Development Hall and Large Machinery Room. The outdoor exhibition hall showcases large-sized weapons. Visitors of all ages from children to adults can also participate in 20 various educational programs and diverse cultural events such as military music and honor guard events, drawing contest, cultural event and others. The character of War Memorial of Korea is ‘Mudori’ featuring a helmet symbolizing the protection of the nation and a bay leaf meaning peace.

Gyeongbokgung

Gyeongbokgung (Hangul: 경복궁; hanja: 景福宮), also known as Gyeongbokgung Palace or Gyeongbok Palace, was the main royal palace of the Joseon dynasty. Built in 1395, it is located in northern Seoul, South Korea. The largest of the Five Grand Palaces built by the Joseon dynasty, Gyeongbokgung served as the home of Kings of the Joseon dynasty, the Kings' households, as well as the government of Joseon.

Namsangol Hanok Village

Namsangol Hanok Village, also known as "A Village of Traditional Houses in the Namsan Valley", is a Korean village located in the area of Pil-dong neighborhood in Jung-gu, a central district of Seoul, South Korea where hanok (한옥) or Korean traditional houses have been restored to preserve the original atmosphere of the area.


The Namsangol Hanok Village offers one the opportunity to experience a wide cross-section of Joseon-era citizenry and activities, from royalty to commoners. A great effort has been made to accurately furnish each dwelling with appropriate era and social status appointments.


Jeju Island

Jeju province encompasses the South Korean island of Jeju in the Korea Strait. It's known for its beach resorts and volcanic landscape of craters and cavelike lava tubes. Hallasan Mountain, a dormant volcano, features hiking trails, a crater lake at the 1,950m summit and nearby Gwaneumsa Temple. The Geomunoreum Lava Tube System includes 7km-long Manjanggul Cave, created centuries ago when Hallasan was still active.

Hyeopjae Beach (협재해수욕장)

Located on the west side of Hanrim-eup, and is part of Hanrim Park. The beautiful white color of the sand comes from the large amounts of crushed seashells that have been mixed in with the sand. The long seashore stretches for 9 km and has cobalt colored seawater and evergreen forests scattered around the vicinity, making the scenery very beautiful. Just off the beach is Biyangdo Island. The white sandy beach is about 20 meters long, and the water is 1.2 meters deep with no sudden drops. In the evergreen groves, there are plenty of convenient facilities and campgrounds for visitors to use. 
Hanrim Park nearby, provides interesting tour sites such as a subtropical arboretum, Hyeopjaegul Cave, and Ssangyonggul Cave. The seashore to the southwest of Hyeopjae Beach connects to another beach called Geumreung Beach, and both beaches combined are also called Hyeopjae Beach. From any beach on Jejudo Island, you can always see Mt. Hallasan. It is a great place for a relaxing family vacation.

Jeju Jungang Underground Shopping Center

Located in Jungangro of downtown Jeju, Jungang Underground Shopping Center is a modern underground shopping arcade that recently re-opened after a major renovation. Stretching over Jungangro, Seomunro and Dongmunro, the center has over 280 stores selling clothing, shoes, accessories, glasses, watchers, jewelries, bags, hats, flowers, etc. There are also many amenities such as restaurant, fast food chains, as well as rest lounges scattered across the shopping center. It is the only underground shopping arcade in Jeju Island, and offers a pleasant shopping experience.

Hallasan National Park

Hallasan Mountain rises up proudly from the center of Jeju Island and is perhaps the island’s most memorable landmarks. Also called Mt. Yeongjusan, meaning "mountain high enough to pull the galaxy," Hallasan Mountain is widely known by scientists for its geological value. Designated as a national park in 1970, there are 368 parasitic volcanoes called Oreums (peaks) around the main mountain. 

Hallasan Mountain is famous for its vertical ecosystem of plants that results from the varying temperatures along the mountainside. Over 1,800 kinds of plants and 4,000 species of animals (3,300 species of insects) have been identified; to explore the mountain's treasures, simply follow one of the well-developed mountain hiking trails. 

Hallasan Mountain is relatively easy to hike. With hiking courses less than 10 km in length, it is possible to go to the peak and back in one day. However, the constantly changing weather brings a lot of wind, so make sure that you are well prepared before you start climbing.


Hamdeok Beach

Located 14 km east of Jeju City, Hamdeok Beach is famous for its clean and shallow water, attracting many family visitors during summer vacations. The beach offers great scenery with its emerald-blue water, an arched bridge over black basalt and a red lighthouse. It boasts excellent amenities including dressing and shower rooms, guesthouses, hotels, and a camping site. In addition, motorboats, onboard fishing, water skiing, and banana boats are available.

Shielded from wind by Seoubong Peak, both sides of the beach are quite calm despite the change of wind directions, making it an ideal place for kayaking. Further out, wave kayaking is also popular during windy days.

Jeju Folklore & Natural History Museum

Jeju Folklore & Natural History Museum currently has on exhibition folklore remains and natural historical materials of Jeju-do that were excavated in Jeju-do and displayed in 1984. 

The museum is divided into 4 exhibition halls: the Natural History Hall, the Folklore Exhibition HallⅠ, the Folklore Exhibition HallⅡ, and the Outdoor Exhibition. 

The Natural History Exhibition Hall displays mainly natural historical items such as marine life, soil and rocks, and fauna and flora of Jeju in a three-dimensional way. It gives visitors a better understanding of Jeju’s unique nature and culture. It is divided into an Ecology Hall of Marine Life, a Soil and Rock Exhibition Hall, and a Land Ecosystem Hall. 

In Folklore Exhibition Hall I, you will see a transformation in the lifestyle of Jeju-do Island as well as Jeju people, when you look at 2,381 displayed items. It also plays a very important role to visitors in helping them to understand the ancient lifestyle on Jeju Island by recapturing Jeju’s traditional housing architecture, rites of passage, and regional food specialties. 

The Folklore Exhibition HallⅡ exhibits diving gear used by Haenye (women divers) and farming tools used by farmers in Jeju-do. In addition, 100 items including traditional tools for daily living, ritual materials, and diverse stone structures made by volcanic rock of Jeju-do are showcased in this outdoor exhibition.


Busan

Busan, South Korea's 2nd largest city a large port city, is known for its beaches, mountains and temples. Busy Haeundae Beach features the Sea Life Aquarium, plus a Folk Square with traditional games such as tug-of-war, while Gwangalli Beach has many bars and views of modern Diamond Bridge. Beomeosa Temple, a Buddhist shrine founded in 678 A.D., is at the base of Geumjeong Mountain, which has hiking trails.

Shinsegae Centum City

The Shinsegae Centum City Department Store is registered in the Guinness World Records as the largest shopping complex in the world. The department store has a countless number of items all under one roof. Visitors can also enjoy numerous entertainment options in the complex. Shinsegae, which opened the first department store in Korea, reflects decades of retail experience in this flagship location. Some of the various entertainment facilities available include a spa and an ice rink. 

Globally renowned experts such as Italian architect Claudio Silvestrin and an American architecture and design firm Callison completed Centum City under the concept of a “golden sea”. The department store has emerged as a defining landmark in Busan.

Gwangalli Beach

The Gwangalli Beach ( or Gwangan Beach is a beach in Busan,South Korea. It is located at Gwangan 2(i)-dong (formerly in Gwangan-ri), Suyeong-gu, Busan Metropolitan City, west of Haeundae Beach. It sits inside a cove spanned by the Gwangan Bridge and covers 82,000 square meters over a length of 1.4 km and a width of 25 to 110 metres, in a curved in a half-moon shape with fine sand. Adjacent are alleys with restaurants, coffee shops and nightclubs. Because of its popularity, city officials are pushing for improving water quality around the beaches

Beomeosa Temple

Beomeosa Temple is located at the edge of Mt. Geumjeongsan, a famous mountain in Busan. About 1,300 years ago it was constructed by monk Ui Sang in the 18th year (678) of King Munmu (reign 661~681) of the Silla Kingdom (the kingdom mainly occupied the Gyeongsang-do Province region in 678A.D.). In the geography book 'Donggukyeojiseungram' the origin of Beomeosa Temple is written as follows: 
"There is a well on the top of Mt. Geumjeongsan and the water of that well is gold. The golden fish in the well rode the colorful clouds and came down from the sky. This is why the mountain is named Geumsaem (gold well) and the temple is named 'fish from heaven'." 

Haeundae Beach

Haeundae Beach is a beach in Busan, South Korea. Haeundae beach is 40 minutes away from Busan's main railroad station (in the Downtown area), and less than one hour from Gimhae International Airport. Along the 12 km of coastline is Busan's most popular beach, and with Seogwipo's, it is one of the most famous beaches in South Korea. Because of its easy access from downtown Busan, the beach is busy year round with several kinds of beach festivals. Most visitors are domestic. Dongbaekseom (Dongbaek Island), at the south end of the beach, is a popular fishing area. Oryukdo (Oryuk Islets), a symbol of Busan to many Koreans, can be seen in the distance from Dongbaek Island. During the hot summer months (late July to early August when most Koreans take their summer vacation), Haeundae beach becomes heavily crowded into a virtual human wall with thousands of people and parasols packed into a mile of sand. Visitors to the beach come from all over South Korea as well as outside of Korea. Haeundae is home to most of Busan's expatriate population.
There are many beach-related cultural events in Haeundae. Along with Geumjeongsan and Dalmaji (Greeting of the Moon) Gogae, Haeundae is one of the most popular spots in Busan to view the New Year sunrise, with around 1000 people gathering before dawn. Also, a popular beach event occurs in the first week of January when the temperature is around 0°C, the "Polar Bear Club." This event has occurred annually at the Choseon Beach Hotel since 1988.

SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium

The Busan Aquarium contains over 35,000 species of fish, algae, reptiles, and amphibians. This state-of-the-art facility is one of Korea’s top aquariums. The aquarium covers an area of 36,000 m2 and is spread over 3 underground levels and features an outdoor park. On the first underground level is a souvenir shop and several places to eat, while the B2 and B3 levels showcase the various exhibits. The third underground level boasts an 80m main (seabed) tunnel. 

The tunnel experience resembles a walk along the ocean floor with various sea creatures swimming above. This is a very popular area of the aquarium and is sure to amaze visitors. The simulator also stimulates the imagination and provides a unique feeling of life on the ocean floor.

Geumjeongsan

Geumjeongsan (or Geumjeong Mountain) is a mountain in the city of Busan in South Korea. It covers a large surface that extends into Dongnae-gu in the south, Buk-gu in the west, Geumjeong-gu in the east, and the city of Yangsan in the north. Its highest peak, Godang-bong, the highest peak in the region, stands at 801.5 meters on the city limit between Busan and Yangsan.
Geumjeongsan is the city's most popular hiking destination, and thousands of people climb it during the week-ends. The top can easily be reached using the cable-car in Geumgang Park near Oncheonjang station or by taking the bus from Oncheonjang station to Saseongmaeul on the mountain top.


Gyeongju

Gyeongju is a city on South Korea's southeast coast. It was the capital of the 1,000-year-long Silla dynasty and is known for its extensive historical remains. The 8th-century Bulguksa Temple features twin stone pagodas, a series of wooden staircases and a large bronze Buddha. Nearby, Seokguram Grotto houses a towering seated Buddha and offers panoramic views of the sun rising over the Sea of Japan. 
No vacation is complete without a shopping spree. Although Gyeongju does not have trendy malls and huge shopping districts like other cities in South Korea, there are nevertheless plenty of places where you can purchase souvenirs, antiques, incenses, local crafts, art pieces, teas, textiles, and so much more. Make sure you plan your shopping trips in advance and check with people living in Gyeongju about things such as where to shop and the best items to purchase. That's actually the trick to shopping in Gyeongju and making the most of your shopping spree. Another thing you may want to remember is to carry enough cash as some of the stores at the local markets here do not accept credit cards.

Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pong

Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond were the secondary palace site which was used for the palace of the Crown Prince along with other subsidiary buildings and it also was the banquet room for important national event and important visitors. After the fall of Silla, followed by Goryeo and Joseon, the site was named ‘Anapji’ instead. Later, a fragment from a pottery which the carved letter “Wolji” was found in 1980s and it revealed that Wolji contained the meaning of the pond reflecting moon. Thus, the name ‘Anapji’ was changed to the current - ‘Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.’

Namsan

Mt. Namsan is a symbolic mountain located at the center of Seoul. Although not as high as other surrounding mountains, Mt. Namsan is a very popular nonetheless as a resting site. At the top, there are various facilities such as Palgakjeong (octagonal hall), Seoul Tower, Maritime Aquarium, fountains, and Namsan Library. You may take a cable car to the top or walk up the stairway path. Other than this path, there are many other walkways to Namdaemun, Hoehyun-dong, Taegyero 3(sam)-ga, Jangchung Park, Itaewon, Huam-dong and much more. The driving courses here are also popular for couples. 
Namsan Park is a historical site. You will find Bonghwadae (beacon mound) at the top as it was once the center of capital defense. During the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) the capital was changed to Hanyang,(current Seoul) and to protect the city from invasions, castle walls were built on the 4 major mountains like Mt. Bukaksan, Mt. Inwangsan, Mt. Naksan and Mt. Namsan. On Namsan peak, five beacons were built to report the news from local governments to the central government with a five-signal system. 
Also on the top of Mt. Namsan, there is the Palgakjeong Pavilion, which has a fantastic view. At Seoul Tower (479.7m), you can view the whole landscape of Seoul and the West Sea beyond Incheon. The rotating restaurant in the Seoul Tower also boasts excellent views. With excellent night view, you should try having dinner at the tower. It would be a great experience to visit Namsangol Traditional Korean Village which is a village of 5 traditional Korean houses.

Silla Arts and Science Museum

Silla Arts and Science Museum is located in Gyeongju Folk Craft Village, and displays miniature models of cultural assets in the region in order to promote the scientific principles of the cultural properties.

On the first floor of the museum are cultural items including Sillawanggyeongdo, unearthed relics from Hwangnamdaechong Tomb and a reconstruction of relics from Namsan Mountain.

The second floor houses a golden crown of Silla and Baekje, and Tripitaka Koreana of Haeinsa Temple. The basement has miniatures of Seokguram Grotto and Gunwisamjonseokbul in Palgongsan Mountain. Outside the museum, Gameunsaji and Cheomseongdae observatory are on display. The museum is unique for promoting scientific preservation methods of cultural relics based on a thorough analysis of their structure and genuine beauty.

Gyerim

Gyerim Forest is located between the Cheomseongdae Observatory and Wolseong Fortress. The forest is thickly populated by ancient zelkova and willow trees rooted on gently sloping hills and along the small stream in the northwest part of the woods. According to legend, the forest is closely associated with myths surrounding the birth of Alji, the founder of the Gyeongju Kim clan. As such, it is designated national Historic Site No. 19. 
Legend has it that King Talhae heard a rooster crying from deep inside the Sirim Woods. Chancellor Hogong was sent to investigate. Upon arriving, he found a rooster crying underneath a tree on which hung a golden box. Hogong immediately reported his find to the king, who instructed him to bring the golden box into the palace. The king opened the box and found a small child inside, Kim Alji. The forest, which had previously been called ‘Sirim’ or ‘Gurim’, became known as ‘Gyerim’, ('gye’ meaning rooster). The name Gyerim was also used to refer to the Silla kingdom. 
Alji was adopted as the king’s son, but because the crown was passed on to King Pasa of the Park family, he never ascended the throne. The Kim clan later became the royal bloodline with the coronation of King Naemul some years later. 
The memorial stone recording the birth of Kim Alji was erected in the third year of King Sunjo's rule in the Joseon Dynasty. Located close to the royal fortress of Silla, the forest is still deeply revered as the mystical birthplace of the first ancestor of the royal Kim clan of Silla. Yellow canola blossoms along the path connecting Daereungwon with Gyerim and Banwolseong only add to the magical ambiance of the forest.

Tohamsan

Tohamsan Mountain Natural Recreation Forest is home to various broad leaf and needle leaf trees, animals, and plants. It is close to Bulguksa Temple, Seokguram Cave, and other famous tourism sites that make the area a nice natural and resting area. Cabin House is a suitable camping site. Group accommodations are available and reservations can be made through the homepage.


Daegu

Although Daegu is Korea's 3rd largest city, much of it still retains a countryside feel. The views of Palgong-san to the north and Ap-san to the south are hidden by smog less often than the mountains encircling Seoul. The area is a major textile center for Korea, producing vast amounts of cloth and clothing. It also serves as a major hub for metal and machine industries, with several manufacturing plants from the nation's largest conglomerates. Agriculturally, the area has much farmland and is especially known for its apples (resulting from grafting American apple tress to local crab apple trees by Presbyterian missionaries in the early 20th century).

THE ARC

The ARC is a building that embodies an elegant and geometrical approach to the sky, the earth, culture and river culture. The ARC is an abbreviation of Architecture of River Culture and Artistry of River Culture. With water as it common theme, the multi-purpose space is organized in such a way that the structure itself is a work of art. The interior features a modern, yet simple design concept. The building has exhibition spaces and art galleries on the basement floor, a huge circle theater highlighting the theme of water on the first and second ground floors, and an observatory on the third floor with a view of the surrounding natural landscape.

Donghwasa

Donghwasa Temple is located on the south side of Palgongsan Mountain, about 22km northeast of Daegu. It was built by Monk Geukdal in the 15th year of King Soji’s reign (reign 493, 21st king during the Silla period). The original name of the temple was Yugasa, but Simjiwangsa rebuilt the temple under King Heungdeok (reign 826~836) and named it Donghwasa, which means even during the winter season, the paulownia tree still blooms. The present temple was last rebuilt in 1732. 

When you turn the corner, the first thing that catches your eye is the Seolbeopjeon Building. To the left of Seolbeopjeon is Daeungjeon, the main temple, and to the right of the building leads to the Geumgang Stairs. If you turn left in the direction of Daeungjeon you will see Bongseoru, aptly named to signify a Bonghwang (phoenix) with its tail pointed downward. Past Bongseoru are stairs that are typical of the ones leading into Daeungjeon, called "Nugak Stairs". On either side of the stairs are railings in the shape of a dragon, and in the middle of the stairs, there is a round stone marble that resembles a Yeouiju (or a dragon orb), a ball often associated with dragons. 

Donghwasa’s Daeungjeon is segmented into 3 sections at the front and side, and its natural looking pillars are one of its main attractions. It includes the statues of Seokgamonibul, Amitabul, and Yaksayeoraebul inside. If you walk down the stone stairs beside Bongseoru and walk along the cement road for a while, you will find the huge Seokjoyaksa Yeoraebul. Created as a prayer for reunification, this large Buddha statue is 17m high. The stone tower, stone light, lion statue, and the lotus flower that decorate the Buddha statue are all very large in size. Behind the statue are also stones arranged in a circular form, resembling a beautiful scroll painting. These are world-class size stone artifacts.

Daehyun Primall

Daehyun Primall (formerly the Jungang Underground Shopping Center) is Daegu’s largest underground shopping space, which has been receiving the love of Daegu’s citizens for over twenty years. A diverse array of shops are located here that offer cheap prices and variety of goods. In particular, there are many clothing shops and also shops selling glasses, cameras and small electronics products. Also, there are lots of shops selling shoes, accessories and toys. Another advantage is the convenient transportation with connections to Jungangno Station (subway) and lots of city buses.

E-World

E-World (formerly Wooband Tower Land) is a theme park built around Woobang Tower (Oct. 1987). The area around the tower was remodeled as a European-style park and opened to the public in March 1995. It features a waterfall, fountains, lighting displays, and flowers, as well as rides, exhibition and performance halls, and restaurants. E-World has several plazas characterized by different themes; major plazas include Entry Plaza (at the park entrance), Central Plaza, Children’s Plaza (playground), and Young Town Plaza.

Seomun Market

Seomun Market (formerly known as ‘Daegu-Keun Market’) of Daegu is steeped in history. Along with Pyeongyang Market and Ganggyeong Market, Seomun Market was one of the three main markets during the Joseon Dynasty. It is situated only 300m from the West Gate of the city, and is befittingly named ‘Seomunsijang’ or ‘West Gate Market.’ Though the market has grown from its small size, the historic names of the alleyways such as Hongdukkaejeon and Daekjeon have remained unchanged.

The specialties of the current Seomun Market include fabric-related items like silk, satin, linen, cotton, knitted goods, and men's and women's wear. However, visitors to the market will also find a decent selection of crafts, silver products and dried seafood. While still traditional in many respects, Seomun Market offers modern conveniences including a heating and cooling system and a large parking lot.

Asia Guide - Indonesia

Indonesia straddles the Equator between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. While it has land borders with Malaysia to the north as well as East Timor and Papua New Guinea to the east, it also neighbors Australia to the south, and Palau, the Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, and Thailand to the north, India to the northwest.  a Southeast Asian nation made up of thousands of volcanic islands, is home to hundreds of ethnic groups speaking many different languages. It’s known for beaches, volcanoes, Komodo dragons and jungles sheltering elephants, orangutans and tigers. On the island of Java lies Indonesia's vibrant, sprawling capital, Jakarta, and the city of Yogyakarta, known for gamelan music and traditional puppetry.


Jakarta

Jakarta is the capital and largest city of Indonesia, located on the northwest of the island of Java. Jakarta is the country's economic, cultural and political centre and the most populous city not only in Indonesia but in Southeast Asia as a whole. It is filled with an exciting nightlife and vibrant shopping areas. The city is also the centre and melting pot of Indonesian culture which might be the thing for you to enjoy Jakarta. A historic mix of cultures such as Javanese, Malay, Chinese, Arab, Indian and European that has influenced its architecture, language and cuisine. The old town, Kota Tua, is home to Dutch colonial buildings, Glodok (Jakarta’s Chinatown) and the old port of Sunda Kelapa, where traditional wooden schooners dock.

Shopping Malls in Jakarta

Grand Indonesia

Mall Taman Anggrek

Plaza Indonesia


Theme Parks in Jakarta

Ancol Dreamland

Taman Impian Jaya Ancol otherwise known as Ancol Dreamland is an integral part of Ancol Bay City, a resort destination located along Jakarta's waterfront, in Ancol Kelurahan, Pademangan, Indonesia. Ancol Dreamland opened in 1966 and is currently the largest integrated tourism area in South East Asia, boasting an international championship golf course, a theme park, hotels and other recreational facilities. There are 27 rides at Fantasy World, 8 pools at Atlantis Water Adventure and 8 shows at Ocean Dream Samudra.

  • Dunia Fantasi (Fantasy World)
  • Atlantis Water Adventure
  • Ocean Dream Samudra
  • SeaWorld Ancol
  • Beaches
  • Pasar Seni
  • Executive Golf Fun
  • Jaya Bowling
  • Ocean Eco Park
  • Ancol Beach City

History, Culture & Arts in Jakarta

Jakarta History Museum

The Jakarta History Museum , also known as Fatahillah Museum or Batavia Museum, is located in the Old Town (known as Kota Tua) of Jakarta, Indonesia. The building was built in 1710 as the Stadhuis (city hall) of Batavia. Jakarta History Museum opened in 1974 and displays objects from the prehistory period of the city region, the founding of Jayakarta in 1527, and the Dutch colonization period from the 16th century until Indonesia’s Independence in 1945.The museum is located in south side of Fatahillah Square (former Batavia city square) near Wayang Museum and Fine Art and Ceramic Museum. The building is believed to be modeled after Dam Palace.

National Monument (Monumen Nasional)

The National Monument (Indonesian: Monumen Nasional, abbreviated Monas) is a 132 m (433 ft) tower in the centre of Merdeka Square, Central Jakarta, symbolizing the fight for Indonesia. It is the national monument of the Republic of Indonesia, built to commemorate the struggle for Indonesian independence. Construction began in 1961 under the direction of President Soekarno. Monas was opened to the public in 1975. It is topped by a flame covered with gold foil. After the Indonesian government returned to Jakarta from Yogyakarta in 1950 following the Dutch recognition of Indonesian independence, President Sukarno began to contemplate the construction of a national monument comparable to the Eiffel Tower on the square in front of the Presidential Palace.

Merdeka Square

Merdeka Square (Indonesian: Medan Merdeka or Lapangan Merdeka) is a large square located in the center of Jakarta, Indonesia. Measuring one square kilometer in area, if the surrounding fields within the Merdeka Square are included, it is considered the largest square in the world or one of the largest. At 75 hectares, it is over five times the size of Tiananmen Square, and 12 times the size of Place de la Concorde. At its center stands the National Monument, often called Monas (Monumen Nasional). The paved plaza surrounds the monument often host national events such as military and float parades, as well as civic demonstrations. Surrounding the Monument is now a park with a musical fountain in eastern side, and a deer enclosure where deer roam among the shady trees in the southeast corner. The square is a popular destination for Jakartans for sports and recreation especially on weekends. It is surrounded by important government buildings such as the Merdeka Palace, the National Museum of Indonesia, the Supreme Court and various governmental ministries. During the colonial Dutch East Indies era the square was called Koningsplein (King's square). Merdeka is the Indonesian word for freedom or independence.

Wayang Museum

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The Wayang Museum is a museum dedicated to Javanese wayang puppetry. The museum is located in Kota Tua, Jakarta, Indonesia. It is one of several museums and galleries facing the Fatahillah Square, which include Jakarta History Museum, Fine Art and Ceramic Museum, and Kota Post Office art gallery. The museum has a collection of various kinds of wayang, such as wayang kulit and wayang golek. It also displays various collections of wayang and dolls from countries like Malaysia, Thailand, Suriname, China, Vietnam, France, India and Cambodia. The museum also shows gamelan sets, wayang sculptures, as well as wayang paintings. Inside the museum is the plate marking the tombstone of Jan Pieterszoon Coen. A wayang theater and a workshop of wayang-making is periodically organised in the museum.

Taman Prasasti Museum

Museum Taman Prasasti (Indonesian for Museum of Memorial Stone Park or Inscription Museum[1]) is a museum located in Jakarta, Indonesia. The museum was formerly a cemetery, built by the Dutch colonial government in 1795 as a final resting place for noble Dutchmen. Several important person that was buried in the cemetery area are Olivia Mariamne Raffles the first wife of British governor general Thomas Stamford Raffles and Indonesian youth activist Soe Hok Gie.The cemetery area is the oldest of its kind in Jakarta and may have been the oldest modern cemetery in the world by comparison with the Fort Canning Park (1926) in Singapore, Gore Hill cemetery (1868) in Sydney, Père Lachaise Cemetery (1803) in Paris, and Mount Auburn Cemetery (1831) in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Bali


Bali is an Indonesian island known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs. The island is home to religious sites such as cliffside Uluwatu Temple. To the south, the beachside city of Kuta has lively bars, while Seminyak, Sanur and Nusa Dua are popular resort towns. The island is also known for its yoga and meditation retreats.

 

Tanah Lot

Tanah Lot is a rock formation off the Indonesian island of Bali. It is home to the pilgrimage temple Pura Tanah Lot, a popular tourist and cultural icon for photography and general exoticism.

Uluwatu Temple

Uluwatu Temple is a Balinese sea temple in Uluwatu. The temple is regarded as one of the sad kahyangan and is dedicated to Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa in his manifestation as Rudra.

Ubud Monkey Forest

he Ubud Monkey Forest is a nature reserve and Hindu temple complex in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. Its official name is the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary (Balinese Mandala Suci Wenara Wana), and its name as written on its welcome sign is the Padangtegal Mandala Wisata Wanara Wana Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary. The Ubud Monkey Forest is a popular tourist attraction and is often visited by over 10,000 tourists a month.

Bali Safari and Marine Park

Bali Safari and Marine Park, or Taman Safari III is a branch of Taman Safari located in Gianyar, Bali. Tickets can be purchased through the official BSMP ticketing partner Voyagin.

Puri Lukisan Museum

The Puri Lukisan Museum is the oldest art museum in Bali which specialize in modern traditional Balinese paintings and wood carvings. The museum is located in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.

Garuda Wisnu Kencana

Mandala Garuda Wisnu Kencana, or Garuda Wisnu Kencana, is a cultural park covering approximation 60 ha area located in Ungasan, Badung Regency, or about 10–15 minutes driving from Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport.

Medan


Medan is the capital of Indonesia’s North Sumatra province. The huge Maimun Palace and octagonal Great Mosque of Medan dominate the city center, combining Islamic and European styles. Just north are Jalan Selat Panjang street, famed for its ethnic food stalls, and Tjong A Fie Mansion, a museum in a former Chinese merchant’s home. Southwest is the striking Indo-Moghul Catholic church of Graha Maria Annai Velangkanni.

 

Lake Toba

Lake Toba (Indonesian: Danau Toba) is a large natural lake occupying the caldera of a supervolcano. The lake is about 100 kilometres long, 30 kilometres wide, and up to 505 metres (1,666 ft) deep. Located in the middle of the northern part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, with a surface elevation of about 900 metres (2,953 ft), the lake stretches from 2.88°N 98.52°E to 2.35°N 99.1°E. It is the largest lake in Indonesia and also the largest volcanic lake in the world.

Maimun Palace

Maimun Palace or Maimoon Palace is an istana of the Sultanate of Deli and a well-known landmark in Medan, the capital city of North Sumatra, Indonesia. Today, it serves as a museum.

Tjong A Fie Mansion

Tjong A Fie Mansion is a two-story mansion in Medan, North Sumatra, built by Tjong A Fie (1860 - 1921) a Hakka merchant who came to own much of the land in Medan through his plantations, later becoming 'Majoor der Chineezen' (leader of the Chinese') in Medan and constructing the Medan-Belawan railway.

Graha Maria Annai Velangkanni

Our Lady of Good Health Church, Indonesian: Graha Maria Annai Velangkanni, is a Catholic temple in Indo-Mogul style opened in 2005 in Medan, Indonesia. It is devoted to Our Lady of Good Health and is also known as Our Lady of Vailankanni.

Rahmat International Wildlife Museum & Gallery

Rahmat International Wildlife Museum & Gallery is a natural history museum in Medan, Indonesia. The museum displays various collections of wildlife from the smallest to the largest according to the habitat.

Yogyakarta


Yogyakarta (often called “Jogja”) is a city on the Indonesian island of Java known for its traditional arts and cultural heritage. Its ornate 18th-century royal complex, or kraton, encompasses the still-inhabited Sultan’s Palace. Also within the kraton are numerous open-air pavilions that host classical Javanese dance shows and concerts of gamelan music, characterized by gongs, chimes and plucked string instruments.

 

Prambanan

Candi Prambanan or Candi Rara Jonggrang is a 9th-century Hindu temple compound in Central Java, Indonesia, dedicated to the Trimurti, the expression of God as the Creator, the Preserver and the Destroyer.

Borobudur Temple Compound

Borobudur Temple Compounds is a term used by the World Heritage designation of the area of three Buddhist temples in Central Java, Indonesia. It comprises Borobudur, Mendut, and Pawon.

Taman Sari

Taman Sari also known as Taman Sari Water Castle is a site of a former royal garden of the Sultanate of Yogyakarta. It is located about 2 km south within the grounds of the Kraton, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Keraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat

Kraton of Yogyakarta is a palace complex located in the city of Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta Special Region, Indonesia. The palace is the main seat Sultan of Yogyakarta and his family.

Bandung

Bandung, capital of Indonesia’s West Java province, is a large city set amid volcanoes and tea plantations. It's known for colonial and art deco architecture, a lively, university-town feel and – thanks to its 768m elevation – relatively cool tropical weather. Bandung is also a shopping destination, with fashion outlets clustered along Jalan Setiabudi and Jalan Riau in the Dago district.

 

Masjid Raya Bandung

The Grand Mosque of Bandung, previously known as the Great Mosque of Bandung, is a mosque in Bandung, the provincial capital of West Java, Indonesia. The mosque received the status of provincial mosque of West Java Province in 2004.

Patenggang Lake

Patenggang Lake is a lake located in the area of natural tourist attractions in the southern Bandung city, West Java, Indonesia, to be exact it is in Ciwidey village.

Kawah Putih

Kawah Putih is a striking crater lake and tourist spot in a volcanic crater about 50 km south of Bandung in West Java in Indonesia. Kawah Putih lake is one of the two craters which make up Mount Patuha, an andesitic stratovolcano.

Bandung Geological Museum


The Bandung Geological Museum opened in Bandung, Indonesia in 1928. On December 10, 1871, six meteorites fell in Sindanglaut, West Java, Indonesia.

Ranca Upas

Enjoy camping with the serenity and beauty of nature accompanied by deers that can be seen nearby.

Puncak


Puncak or Puncak Pass is a mountain pass in West Java, Indonesia. The pass connects the city of Bogor and Bandung, and is spread within the regencies of Bogor, Cianjur, and Sukabumi. The area is a popular area for tourism.

Telaga Warna

Lake Warna (Lake Colour) is located in  The Inland Hill which offers a stunning scenery. Lake Warna is able to change the colour following the natural surroundings, that’s why it is called Lake Warna.

Location :  North Tugu Village, Cisarua Sub District, about 39 km from Bogor

Curug Kembar

Another name of the Twins waterfall is Ponds Green waterfall. This waterfall has a height of about 15 m and below of the ponds is green. The water is very clean, but it also contained a cliff that resembles a cave. This waterfall is from Gumawang River.

Location : Batulayang Village, Cisarua Sub District, about 26,5 km from Bogor

Taman Safari

Taman Safari, Cisarua, with about 170 hectares has around 2,500 animals. The majority of animals are from Indonesian, including Bengal tigers, Giraffe, Malayan Sun Bear, Orangutan, Hippo, zebra, cheetah, elephants, and komodo. There are also many conserved faunas here, including the Bali Starling, a small white Mynah bird. The safari is a drive through and it is possible to be extremely close to all the animals.

Locatuion : Jl. Raya Puncak No.601 Cisarua

Agro Gunung Mas Tourism

You can enjoy a cup of tea, looking at the green expanse of tea plantations and mountains with blue sky making the heart calm and forget every day routines for a moment . To enjoy it all, we can go to a Tea Plantation in Gunung Mas Agro Tourism.

Location : Jl. Raya Puncak KM 87, Tugu Village, Cisarua Sub District, 25 km from Bogor

Kebun Raya Cibodas

You will find an outstanding collection of ferns, palms, 65 pieces of eucalypt, Mexican mountain pines, and glasshouses bursting with cacti and succlents. A road loops around the gardens, passing via the Japanese garden with its cherry trees, and there are also paths leading throughforests of bamboo to the impressive Cismun waterfall.

Location: Mount Gede Pangrango Area, Cimacan Village, Cianjur.

Taman Bunga Nusantara

Taman Bunga Nusantara (TBN) has many diverse collection of beautiful and fresh flowers, ranging from plants to tropical climate as well as for a cold climate, not even just the interest that comes from Indonesia, flowers from all over the world were there. In addition to refresh the eye, we also will get a lot of new insights about the flowers.TBN is located in the Village District Kawung-Luwuk Sukaresmi Cipanas-Cianjur, with total area of ??35 acres, Garden Flowers Collection presents the beauty and charm and natural flowers arranged beautifully. Founded 10 years ago precisely on September 10, 1995, Indonesia’s first display garden is equipped with various collections of plants and flowers are renowned worldwide unique.

Asia Guide - Taiwan

Taiwan is a small island nation 180km east of China with modern cities, traditional Chinese temples, hot springs resorts and dramatic mountainous terrain. Taipei, the country’s capital in the north, is known for its busy night markets, Chinese Imperial art at the National Palace Museum and Taipei 101, a 509m-tall, bamboo-shaped skyscraper with an observation deck.


Map of Taiwan


 

Taipei

Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is a modern metropolis with Japanese colonial lanes, busy shopping streets and contemporary buildings. The skyline is crowned by the 509m-tall, bamboo-shaped Taipei 101 skyscraper, with upscale shops at the base and a rapid elevator to an observatory near the top. Taipei is also known for its lively street-food scene and many night markets, including expansive Shilin market.

 

National Palace Museum

The National Palace Museum is located in Shilin, Taipei, Taiwan. It has a permanent collection of nearly 700,000 pieces of ancient Chinese imperial artifacts and artworks, making it one of the largest of its type in the world.

Longshan Temple of Manka

Lungshan Temple of Manka is a temple in Wanhua District, Taipei, Taiwan. The temple was built in Taipei in 1738 by settlers from Fujian during Qing rule. It served as a place of worship and a gathering place for the Chinese settlers. Built for Guan Yu.

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is a national monument, landmark and tourist attraction erected in memory of Chiang Kai-shek, former President of the Republic of China. It is located in Zhongzheng District, Taipei, Taiwan.

Taipei 101

Taipei 101 – stylized as TAIPEI 101 and formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center – is a landmark supertall skyscraper in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan.

Yangmingshan

Yangmingshan National Park is one of the nine national parks in Taiwan, located between Taipei and New Taipei City.

Ximending

Ximending is a neighborhood and shopping district in the Wanhua District of Taipei, Taiwan. It was the first pedestrian zone in Taiwan.

Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall

The National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall is located in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan. It is a memorial to the Republic of China's National Father, Dr. Sun Yat-sen, and was completed on 1972.

Shilin Night Market

Shilin Night Market is a night market in the Shilin District of Taipei, Taiwan, and is often considered to be the largest and most famous night market in the city.

Daan Forest Park

Daan Forest Park or Da'an Park is a public park located near the centre of the Da'an District of Taipei, Taiwan.

Hsing Tian Kong

Hsing Tian Kong is a popular temple in Zhongshan District, Taipei, Taiwan. This temple is devoted to Guan Yu, the patron god of businessmen, and is relatively recent in origin. This temple is situated on a street corner near the center of the city.

Songshan Cultural Cultural and Creative Park

The Songshan Cultural and Creative Park is a multifunctional park in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan.

Huashan 1914 Creative Park

The Huashan 1914 Creative Park is a multi-purpose park in Zhongzheng District, Taipei, Taiwan.

Taipei Railway Station

Taipei Station, also called Taipei Railway Station or Taipei Main Station, refers to the old downtown region in Taipei, Taiwan, where different modes of public transport systems converge; the station is at the center of this region.

Dihua Street

Dihua Street is a street located in the Dadaocheng area of Datong District, Taipei, Taiwan winding from the south of the district to close to the north in the old village of Dalongdong.

Taipei Fine Arts Museum

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The Taipei Fine Arts Museum is a museum in Zhongshan District, Taipei, Taiwan. It is in the Taipei Expo Park. The museum first opened on August 8, 1983, at the former site of the United States Taiwan Defense Command.

Taipei Children's Amusement Park

The Taipei Children's Amusement Park is a theme park in Shilin District, Taipei, Taiwan.

Miniatures Museum of Taiwan

The Miniatures Museum of Taiwan is the first museum to collect miniatures in Asia. The museum was founded on March 28, 1997 by Mr Lin Wen-ren and his wife. It is located in Zhongshan District, Taipei, Taiwan.

Shung Ye Museum

The Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines is a museum located just 200 metres diagonally across from the National Palace Museum in Shilin District, Taipei, Taiwan.

National Taiwan Museum

The National Taiwan Museum, established in 1908, is the oldest museum in Taiwan. It was founded by the colonial government during Taiwan's period of Japanese rule. The museum is located in Zhongzheng District, Taipei.

Taipei Zoo

The Taipei Zoo, sometimes referred to as the "Muzha Zoo", is a public zoological garden in Wenshan District, Taipei, Taiwan. It is the most famous zoological garden in Taiwan and a leader in conservation, research and education, and recreation.

National Museum of History

The National Museum of History is located in the Nanhai Academy in Zhongzheng District, Taipei, Taiwan and exhibits Taiwanese historical items.

Miramar Entertainment Park

The Miramar Entertainment Park is a shopping mall in the Dazhi area in Zhongshan District of Taipei, Taiwan. The department store also contains an IMAX theatre.

Chunghwa Postal Museum

The Postal Museum is a museum located on Nanhai Street in Zhongzheng District, Taipei, Taiwan. The museum encompasses four floors and covers the history of Chunghwa Post, the modern postal service, philately, and special exhibitions.

Republic of China Armed Forces Museum

The Republic of China Armed Forces Museum is a museum located on Guiyang Street Zhongzheng District, Taipei in the Republic of China.

Chinese Culture and Movie

The Chinese Culture and Movie Center is a former movie studio and tourist attraction located in the Shilin District of Taipei, Taiwan. It is owned by the Republic of China Central Motion Pictures Company.

Museum of Drinking Water

The Museum of Drinking Water is a museum about drinking water in Zhongzheng District, Taipei, Taiwan. The museum is located at Taipei Water Park.

Museum of Anthropology

The Museum of Anthropology is a museum in Da'an District, Taipei, Taiwan. The museum is located at National Taiwan University.

Tianmu Baseball Stadium

The Taipei Tianmu Baseball Stadium is a baseball stadium located in Tianmu Sport Park in Shilin District, Taipei, Taiwan. It was built in 1999, and mostly hosts baseball games.

 

Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung is a massive port city in southern Taiwan. It's home to many skyscrapers, such as the 248m-tall Tuntex Sky Tower, and is known for its diversity of parks. Its focal point is the Love River, with walking paths and cafes along its banks, and cruise boats navigating its waters. Shopping options range from high-end malls to the Liuhe and Ruifeng night markets.

Love River

The Love River or Ai River or DPP river is a river in southern Taiwan. It originates in Renwu District, Kaohsiung City, and flows 12 kilometers through Kaohsiung to Kaohsiung Harbor.

Liuhe Night Market

The Liuhe Night Market is a tourist night market in Sinsing District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. It is one of the most popular markets in Taiwan where seafood, handicrafts, clothing, knives, cameras and live animals are sold.

Dragon and Tiger Pagodas

The Dragon and Tiger Pagodas is a temple located at Lotus Lake in Zuoying District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. The temple was built in 1976. One of the towers is the Tiger Tower, the other one being the Dragon tower.

Cijin - Gushan Ferry

The Cijin–Gushan ferry connects the Cijin and Gushan Districts of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. It is popular with tourists visiting the attractions of Cijin Island.

Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum

The Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, previously known as the Buddha Memorial Center, is a Mahayana Buddhist cultural, religious and educational museum located in Taiwan's Kaohsiung City, Dashu District.

Tuntex Sky Tower

Tuntex Sky Tower, or the T & C Tower or 85 Sky Tower, is an 82-story skyscraper located in Lingya District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The structure is 347.5 m high. An antenna increases the building height to 378 m.

Dream Mall

Dream Mall, located in Qianzhen District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, is the largest shopping mall in Taiwan and the largest in East Asia.

Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts

The Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts is located in Gushan District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. It was founded by the Kaohsiung City Government and has been administrated by the Kaohsiung Bureau of Cultural Affairs since 2003.

Spring and Autumn Pavilions

The Spring and Autumn Pavilions are a Taoist temple complex located on Lotus Lake in Zuoying District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Like the Dragon and Tiger Pagodas, the temple is special and unique.

National Science and Technology Museum


The National Science and Technology Museum is a museum of applied science and technology in Sanmin District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Shou Shan Zoo

Shou Shan Zoo is a zoo in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. It is located on the northern border of Shoushan Park in Gushan District and houses animals from Asia, Africa, Americas and Australia, such as lions, tigers, elephants, black bears and kangaroos.

Kaohsiung Museum of History

Kaohsiung Museum of History is a museum located in Yancheng District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. It is administered by the Kaohsiung City Government.

Kenting National Park

Kenting National Park occupies the Hengchun Peninsula at the southern tip of the island of Taiwan. It’s known for its white-sand beaches, caves, coral reefs & northern mountains. The park’s main resort, Kenting Town, is home to restaurants, street-food stalls, bars and nightlife. The Frog Rock outcrop and the jagged, 318m Dajianshan peak overlook the resort.

Cihou Fort

Cihou Fort or Cihou Battery is a historic fort in Cijin District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, formerly guarding northern entrance to Kaohsiung Harbor.

Central Park

Central Park is a park in Cianjin District at the heart of the city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The park is an oasis of greenery in the midst of a heavily built-up urban area.

Chengcing Lake

Chengcing Lake, also known as the Cheng Ching Lake, Dabei Lake, or Toapi Lake in Taiwanese, is an artificial lake located in Niaosong, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The lake is not far from downtown Kaohsiung and the major suburban district of Fengshan.

Lotus Pond

Lotus Pond is a man-made lake and popular tourist destination on the east side of Zuoying District in Kaohsiung City in southern Taiwan.

 

Taichung

Taichung is an industrial city on the western side of central Taiwan. It’s a gateway for exploring the island’s mountainous interior, including nature areas like Sun Moon Lake, popular for boating and hiking. In the bustling city center are museums, temples and the ornate brick Taichung Station, a legacy of the Japanese colonial period (1895–1945).

 

Feng Chia Night Market

Fengjia Night Market, also called Fengjia Shopping Town, is a night market in Xitun District, Taichung, Taiwan. The market is located next to Feng Chia University. It was claimed to be the largest night market in Taiwan.

National Museum of Natural Science

The National Museum of Natural Science is a national museum in North District, Taichung, Taiwan.

921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan

The 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan is a national museum in Wufeng District, Taichung, Taiwan. The museum is dedicated to the 7.3 earthquake that struck the center of Taiwan at 01:47:12.6 TST on Tuesday, 21 September 1999.

Lihpao Island

Lihpao Land is a theme park located in Houli District, Taichung, Taiwan. It currently has two roller coasters, including Gravity Max, the world's first coaster to feature a true 90-degree drop and the world's only tilt coaster.

Wufeng Lin Family Mansion and Garden

Wufeng Lin Family Mansion and Garden is the general name for the former residence and grounds of the Wufeng Lin family at its ancestral home in Wufeng District, Taichung, Taiwan.

Luce Memorial Chapel

The Luce Memorial Chapel is a Christian chapel on the campus of Tunghai University in Xitun District, Taichung, Taiwan.

Dakeng

Dakeng is the area that contains most of the mountain region of Beitun District, Taichung, Taiwan. Within these mountains is the Guguan Hot Spring, a famous recreational spot.

Taroko National Park

Taroko National Park is one of the nine national parks in Taiwan and was named after the Taroko Gorge, the landmark gorge of the park carved by the Liwu River. The park spans Taichung Municipality, Nantou County, and Hualien County.

Shei-Pa National Park

Shei-Pa National Park is a national park located in the central part of Taiwan around the peaks of Hsuehshan and Dabajian Mountain, with an area of 768.5 km², covering the area of Hsinchu County, Miaoli County and Taichung City

Fulfillment Amphitheater

The Fulfillment Amphitheater is a large-scale outdoor Amphitheatre in Wen-Hsin Forest Park on Wenxin Road, Nantun District, Taichung, Taiwan. Every year, Taichung City Government holds "MidTaiwan Lantern Festival" here.

Xueshan

Xueshan or Hsuehshan a mountain in Heping District, Taichung, Taiwan. It is the second highest mountain in Taiwan and in East Asia, at 3,886 m above sea level.

Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium

Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium is a stadium in Beitun District, Taichung, Taiwan. The stadium officially opened on November 9, 2006 replacing the antiquated Taichung Baseball Field.

Maple Garden

Tainan

Tainan, a city on Taiwan’s southwest coast, was the island’s capital from 1683–1887 under the Qing dynasty. Today it’s known for its centuries-old fortresses and temples. One of its most famous sites is Chihkan Tower, an 18th-century Chinese complex with gardens, intricately carved towers and a temple erected on the foundations of Fort Provintia, a Dutch outpost dating to the mid-1600s.

Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)

Fort Provintia or Providentia was a Dutch outpost on Formosa at a site now located in the West Central District of Tainan in Taiwan. It was built in 1653 during the Dutch colonization of Taiwan.

Fort Zeelandia

Fort Zeelandia was a fortress built over ten years from 1624 to 1634 by the Dutch East India Company, in the town of Anping on the island of Formosa, during their 38-year rule over the western part of that island.

Guanziling Hot Spring

Guanziling in Tainan is one of the most famous hot spring sites in Taiwan. This rare spring releases methane, which has been burning constantly for around three centuries.

National Museum of Taiwan Literature

The National Museum of Taiwan Literature is a museum located in Tainan, Taiwan. It opened in 2003. The museum researches, catalogs, preserves, and exhibits literary artifacts.

Chimei Museum

The Chimei Museum is a private museum established in 1992 by the Chi Mei Corporation in Rende District, Tainan, Taiwan.

National Museum of Taiwan History

The National Museum of Taiwan History is a museum in Annan District, Tainan, Taiwan, covering the history of the island nation of Taiwan and its associated islands.

Taijiang National Park

Taijiang National Park, located in the southwest coast of Taiwan, is a national park of Taiwan. Taijiang National Park was established in 2009. The majority of the park is within the city of Tainan.

Taiwan Confucian temple

The Taiwan Confucian Temple, also called Tainan Confucian Temple or Quan Tai Shou Xue is a Confucian temple on Nanmen Road in Tainan, Taiwan.

Tainan Flower Night Market

The Tainan Flower Night Market is a tourism night market in North District, Tainan, Taiwan. It is often considered to be the largest and most famous night market in the city. It is said "South is Flower, Middle is Fengjia, North is Shihlin".

Great South Gate

The Great South Gate is a historical gate in West Central District, Tainan, Taiwan.

Koxinga Ancestral Shrine

Koxinga Ancestral Shrine is a family shrine built in West Central District, Tainan, Taiwan in 1663 by Zheng Jing, to worship his father Koxinga.

Other places to visit in Taiwan.

 

Sun Moon Lake

Sun Moon Lake is the largest body of water in Taiwan as well as a tourist attraction. Located in Yuchi Township, Nantou County, the area around the Sun Moon Lake is home to the Thao tribe, one of aboriginal tribes of Taiwan.

Alishan

The Alishan National Scenic Area is a mountain resort and natural preserve located in the mountains of Chiayi County in Taiwan. It is 415 km² in area.

Hehuanshan

Hehuanshan is a 3,416-metre-high mountain in Central Taiwan. The peak lies on the boundaries of Nantou and Hualien counties and is within the Taroko Gorge National Park. Hehuanshan is a popular destination for the local people of central Taiwan.

Qingshui Cliff

Qingshui Cliff is a 21 kilometer length of coastal cliffs averaging 800 meters above sea level in Xiulin Township, Hualien County, Taiwan. The tallest peak, Qingshui Mountain, rises 2408 meters directly from the Pacific Ocean.

Fulong Beach

Fulong Beach, also known as Fulong Bathing Beach, is located at Fulong Village, Gongliao District, New Taipei City at Northeastern Taiwan. It is the outlet of the Shuang River. The sands there are golden, which is rare in Taiwan.

Farglory Ocean Park

The Farglory Ocean Park or Hualien Ocean Park is a water theme park in Shoufeng Township, Hualien, Taiwan.

Leofoo Village Theme Park

The Leofoo Village Theme Park is a theme park and a safari located in Guanxi Township, Hsinchu County, Taiwan.

Janfusun Fancyworld

Janfusun Fancyworld is an amusement park in Gukeng Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan. The park features Sky Wheel, which is Taiwan's tallest Ferris wheel.

Shishmen Dam

Shihmen Dam is a major rock fill dam across the Dahan River in northern Taoyuan City. It forms the Shihmen Reservoir, Taiwan's third largest reservoir or artificial lake.

Guishan Island

Guishan Island or Steep Island or Turtle Island, also known as Kueishan Island, is an island in the Pacific Ocean currently administered under Toucheng Township, Yilan County, Taiwan and located 9.1 km east of port of Gengfang Fishery Harbor.

Sanxiantai

Sanxiantai is an area containing a beach and several islands located on the coast of Chenggong Township, Taitung County, Taiwan. The beach stretches for ten kilometers in length. It is situated at the 112-kilometer mark.

Cape Eluanbi

The Cape Eluanbi is a cape in Hengchun Township, Pingtung County, Taiwan.

Chaotian Temple

The Chaotian Temple is a temple in Beigang Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan. The temple is dedicated to the deity Mazu, the goddess of the sea.

South Bay

The South Bay, also called Nanwan or Blue Bay is a beach in Hengchun Township, Pingtung County, Taiwan. The beach is part of Kenting National Park.

Jhiben Hot Spring

The Jhiben Hot Spring is a hot spring in Beinan, Taitung County, Taiwan. It is one of the most famous Taiwanese hot springs. In its literature the local Taitung tourism authorities spell the name of the area Chihben

Fort San Domingo

The Fort San Domingo was originally a wooden fort built by the Spanish in 1629 at Tamsui District, New Taipei City, Taiwan. It is located near Hobe Fort, which was built during Qing rule.

Taiping Mountain

Taiping Mountain or Taipingshan is located Datong Township in northern Taiwan's Yilan County. It is one of Taiwan's three major forest recreation areas.

Liyu Lake

The Liyu Lake or Carp Lake is a lake in Shoufeng Township, Hualien County, Taiwan.

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Testimonials

My life changed ever since i took the 5 day tour to Singapore with family. I have never seen anything so wonderous and i really recommend it to adventurers who want something to remember. A great trip to share with your friends and family. No doubt is it a conversation starter.   

Anita McTavish Oct. 9th, 2011

 

I heard that if you wanted to see monkeys or the hornbills, best time would be the 7am tour. Because my son was too naughty playing on the trip until there at 8.30am and there was no animals or birds - however the main attraction for this are actually the lovely trees. The walk to the skywalk is all on boardwalk. No torches are needed, but i recommend that you wear sneakers/shoes and not hiking boots or sandals. You need a good footing on these bridges.

Suzuki Yuri 16. FEB, 2014

Finally, our adventure trip 3D2N  Mulu Caves at Mulu National park finish on day 2. In our trip, we was observe million of bats out of cave, using the boat made by the Mulu people and swim at clear water spring. We feel tied during the trip, but tied was disappear when we start getting closer to the finish trip. This is a photo with great smile before we leave the cave. 

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Micheal Shaun May. 30th, 2014

After we finish a briefing under the mountain, then we start climbing the mountain Kinabalu, We start the walk by going up the stair and already feel that it will be a hard and extreme trip. Finally we finish the trip climbing mountain Kinabalu with full Extreme and very high trip.

Mark 11. JUNE, 2013

Annyeonghaseyo, 1st Korea language that i been learn when im travel to Korea. I'm very interested in Korean culture trasional like clothing, dances and village made ​​me feel very calm. I  also have been eat a lot of delicious Korean food like kimchi, Grain Dishes, kimbap and more. Go and try travel to Korea, annyeong

Romeela Afisiolas 31. Mar, 2013

Taook a photo before swimming at clear water Mulu. Water is very cool and clear, make my whole body feel fresh. Mulu is a nice place with many flora and fauna and it looks green and natural.

Aloria Glaccy 19. JAN, 2014

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