|bookbuyer16 (bookbuyer16) wrote,|
@ 2012-11-07 10:31:00
Have You Seen the Many Delights of Asia?
The continent of Asia is large to say the least and is a great destination for holiday makers. Asia does have a rich culture and amazing history and is also the continent that is home to some of the great wonders of the world.
China is an Asian country where the Great Wall is located and which is 1,500 miles long and 25ft high. The wall has the added distinction in that it can be seen from outer space. Constructed out of earth and stone at the time of the Qin dynasty for the purpose of defending the city from the nomadic people.
China is also the country to visit to see the Terracotta Warriors and Soldiers Museum, considered to be one of the greatest archaeological finds ever.
You could also visit the enclosed Forbidden City in Beijing, now called the Palace Museum. As its name suggests the enclosure surrounds the palaces of former Chinese emperors and next to the city is Tiananmen Square that everybody will think of as the location on which student demonstrations occurred in the 80s and is considered to be a memorial site to those who died. There are also caves in Dunhang which contain frescoes made by ancient Buddhists which may also be of interest to holiday makers.
Needless to say, seeing these places is a chance of a lifetime, but your pleasure at seeing them can be maximised to the full if prior to your visit you found out all about it from books on history.
Angkor is a major ancient site in the north west of Cambodia. The ruins of this historical location contains two Hindi temples known as the Angkor Wat and the Angkor Thom. If travelling to Cambodia this site would be worth seeing.
Everyone knows the Taj Mahal and should your holiday destination be Agra in India then this ancient site has to be top of your places to visit list. The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum which was built for the beloved wife of the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan.
One of Asia's most popular destinations is Bangkok in Thailand where travellers can see the famous Wat Pho or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. For travellers making their first visit to Thailand there are many travel books and maps offered online to purchase so that you can plan your holiday before leaving.
A further intriguing temple you won't want to miss is the Temple of the Emerald Buddha or Wat Phra Kaeo, which is an outstanding example of 19th century architecture. Different places worth visiting are the Sanam Luang, a Buddhist temple where royal ceremonies are often held; the Dusit Park, Zoo and Chitladda Palace, the royal family's residence.
There are lots of art houses in Bangkok, that is to say the National Museum, National Theatre, National Gallery, National Library, National Archives and the Rajadamnoen Stadium, the finest Thai kick boxing venue. Perhaps you could study the art of kick boxing in books for sports before you travel to Bangkok.
There are lots of Thai dining establishments in the UK where you will be able to try out their food and drink range ahead of travelling or if you prefer you can also purchase cookbooks and indulge in a homemade Thai food festival of your own.
Last, but by no means least, there is The Philippines which claims to have beaches and resorts to rival any others, anywhere in the world. For instance, Boracay is recognized for its crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches and you mustn't deprive yourself of seeing Tarsier and Chocolate Hills in Palawan and Bohol.
You could pay a visit to the Ifugao Rice Terraces, yet another wonder of the world that's situated in Baguio.
I think you will agree that Asia has much to offer today's holiday makers as it not only allows you to see some of the wonders of the world but the ability to experience their food and history, more than you'll ever need to take in much of the Asian culture.