Kata Beach

Phuket Island is the southern island of Thailand. It consists of the main island and its 30 outlying islands. The superb beach and clear water are the gifts of God, making it a holiday resort. It takes about 1-hour flight from Bangkok and nearly 2 hours flight from Chiang Mai. Phuket’s fun attractions are concentrated in the south, mainly are the major beaches and the town of Phuket, where you can eat, drink, and have fun! It takes about 1 hour to get to each scenic spot from the airport by car, so you need to plan your transportation in advance.

Although there are many beaches on the Phuket coastline, most people will choose the three famous ones: Patong Beach, which is the most concentrated, well-developed area in Phuket. The lively Patong Bar Street, Simon Cabaret and Banzan Fresh Seafood Market, and Cold Shopping Mall are all concentrated in Patong Beach. If you want to play all kinds of resources in Phuket, Patong Beach is the best choice. But Patong Beach is noisy and suitable for people who like to be busy. Karon Beach, which is about 15 minutes’ drive from Patong Beach. But obviously there are less tourists in Karon Beach, the sea is more beautiful, and the scenery is vast. The waves are strong and it is a gathering place for many surfers. There are also some nice restaurants around the Karon beach, but life is not convenient compared to Patong Beach.

Kata Beach, the popular beach following by Patong Beach, although it is about half an hour’s drive from Patong Beach, Kata Beach is not lacking of popularity. Not only its sea view is the most pleasant among the three major beaches, but the surrounding living facilities are also very convenient. It is also not far from the seafood market of Rawai Beach, Karon View Point and Prom Thep Cape. It is also a good place for a holiday in Phuket.

During the day, tourists who come to Kata Beach are to enjoy the sun and play water projects. In the evening, it is a place to enjoy the beautiful sunset. At the night market which is not far from the Kata beach, there are also cheap food for everyone to taste. It is a must-visit beach in Phuket.

Patong Beach

Patong Beach is the earliest developed and most mature beach in Phuket! The beach is 3km long and it is gentle; the waves are soft, and there won’t be a lot of waves. It is very suitable for walking on the beach with bare feet. It is recommended to play on the beach in the morning when there will be less tourists and the sun won’t be too strong. There are many water sports on the Patong Beach, such as rubber boats, jet skis, surfing, sailing and more. If you experience the rubber boat, you will feel it very fast and very exciting, and you should not try it if you are afraid of it.

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There are many restaurants, bars, and small shops around the Patong Beach. It is very convenient to have a meal after you walk around the beach. If you have time, it is still recommended to enjoy yourself at Patong Beach!

Located 15 km from Phuket Town, Patong Beach is the most mature beach in Phuket. During the day, Patong Beach has a large number of tourists, and now it is still attracting more and more tourists. Visitors who like to go shopping also like it, because there are several streets which are full of shops and restaurants near the beach! Patong is a party destination for vacation. The tourists are very happy there and the bar street is very lively and the nightlife is very rich. It is similar to Kuta Beach in Bali! For those who like crystal clear water, clean white sand beaches, and fairyland-like island experiences, Patong Beach is not the ideal choice for you.

Patong Beach is Phuket’s most lively and biggest beach, and it is a good place to look at the beauty who wear bikini, and the amusement facilities are complete, but the price is very expensive. However, the surrounding eating and drinking facilities are relatively perfect, the waves on the Patong Beach are suitable for the whole family to play there. It is a good place to relax, as lying under the sun and swimming in the sea are very pleasant.

Goh Raja Yai

“Racha” means “emperor” in the local language. Goh Raja Yai was once the exclusive holiday island of Thailand’s royal. It has vast expanses of seascape, beautiful mountain scenery and beautiful inland small lakes, all of which retain the original ecological scenery.

Full choice to enjoy five beaches in Goh Raja Yai

Goh Raja Yai has 5 small beaches: Ter Bay and Lha Bay in the east, Kon Kare Bay in the southeast corner, Patok Bay in the west and Siam Bay in the north. Here, there is no hustle and bustle in Phuket, no crowding in Bangkok, and it just brings you a feeling of relaxation and pleasure, and you can quietly experience everything that the sea has for you.

Good place for snorkeling

Goh Raja Yai is a good place for snorkeling. The water temperature is right, the waves are small, the beach line is long, and the fish you can see on the island are different while snorkeling. After snorkeling, you can visit island’s natural tropical island scenery and return to Phuket for a rest in the evening. If you go diving, you can see the beautiful underwater world if you avoid the rainy season. The beach that is especially suitable for snorkeling on the island is Kon Kare Bay, and the scenery you see when the sun is good at noon is better.

Accommodation choices for your trip to Goh Raja Yai

If you want to stay overnight at Goh Raja Yai, basically the process is the same, as the agency will tell you when they will pick up you in the next day, and you need to tell the hotel what time will you take the boat, then the hotel will take you to the dock, and there will be someone receiving you after you arrive at the dock. The connection there is very good, so don’t worry about being left on the island.

The resort on Goh Raja Yai is an ideal choice for accommodation here, with the famous The Racha resort on the west, Rayaburi on the north and Ban Raya on the east, and you can choose your favorable hotel according to your requirement.

Peak Flown From Afar

Tickets for Lingyin Scenic Spot need to be bought at the entrance. And tickets for Lingyin Temple must be purchased separately at the entrance of Lingyin Temple, with clear instructions. The temple where Ji Gong Li Xiuyuan became a monk is worth seeing. Across the mountain it is Peak Flown From Afar. You can choose to climb or you can see it from the opposite side. They are stone statues which are preserved from the Tang Dynasty. There are also temples where the scenery is beautiful. If you have time, you can walk around to enjoy the charm there.

The Peak Flown From Afar scenic spot is actually more intimately called Peak Flown From Afar. If you want to go to Lingyin Temple, you need buy the incense separately. It is about 20 minutes’ drive from the West Lake Scenic Area. It is recommended to take a taxi to go there and take the bus back your hotel, and there are No.7 direct subway station to the West Lake. Peak Flown From Afar is a stone carving museum that is more serene and rustic even though the business atmosphere is strong here. And you can spend 5-6 hours to play there.

Peak Flown From Afar is a rare ancient stone art treasure in the south of the Yangtze River. It has the spiritual stone cliffs of the Tailao Mountain and the beauty of the stone peaks of the Rabbit Ear Ridge, which is comparable to the Sichuan Dazu Rock Carvings. After you enter into the Peak Flown From Afar, you will feel that it is cool. And when standing by the stream, you can sense the wind blowing, and it is much more comfortable than that of outside the scenic area. It is really a treasure. The entire Peak Flown From Afar scenic spot includes Peak Flown From Afar’s Buddha statue group, Yongfu Temple, and Taoguang Temple, which are three main landscapes. The full price ticket is 45 Yuan/person. It should be noted that the Lingyin Temple in the scenic spot is charged separately, which needs 30 yuan. If you are interested in worshipping Buddha, the large and small Buddhist halls in each temple will provide with three free incenses, which can be usually collected on the table.

Thousand Islets Lake

The water in Qiandao Lake is very clear. Thousand Islets Lake, also called the Xin’anjiang Reservoir, is located in Chun’an County, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province. It is connected to the northwest of Jiande City in Hangzhou. It was built in 1955 and completed in 1960, it is an artificial lake built to hold back the upper reaches of the Xin’an river for the construction of the Xin’an hydropower station. The reservoir dam is 105 meters high and 462 meters long. The reservoir is about 150 kilometers long and has a maximum width of more than 10 kilometers. The deepest point is more than 100 meters, and the average water depth is 30.44 meters. Under normal water level, the area is about 580 square kilometers. The water storage capacity can reach 17.8 billion cubic meters. At the highest water level, there are 1078 land bridge islands which is more than 0.25 square kilometers, and the islands mainly are less than 2 square kilometers. The island area is 409 square kilometers. Thousand Island Lake water ranks top in the Great Lakes of China in the Great Lakes. It is a national first-class water body and has reached the drinking water standard without any treatment. It is known as “The finest water in the world”. On December 15, 1984, the Zhejiang Geographical Names Committee officially named Xin’anjiang Reservoir as “Thousand Islets Lake”.

The Thousand Islets Lake landscape is divided into two scenic spots: The Central Lake District and the Southeast Lake District. It takes 5 to 6 hours to finish your visit in 1 lake area, so you are impossible to play two lakes in one day. Tickets for the scenic spots include boat tickets and the entrance tickets. If you want to play two lakes, you can explain when you buy tickets, so you can pay extra 10 yuan. In this way, you don’t have to buy entrance tickets for the next day, but the boat tickets must be bought for every day.

Thousand Islets Lake is not far from Hangzhou, where the water is really clear, the weather is fine and the scenery is beautiful. Visitors who come here will usually stay for a few days and feel the fun there. When you go to the Thousand Islets Lake in the spring, flowers bloom everywhere, reflecting the blue waters of the lake, making everyone feel refreshed.

Mountain Putuo

The Mountain Putuo has a diamond shape. When you stand at the highest peak of Mount Putuo, you will feel that the top of the Buddha is surrounded by the mountains, and the vast sea is like a sea of clouds. Many small islands around it are like its decoration under the Putuo Mountain. The Buddhism in Putuo Mountain has a long history, and it was first created in the Tang Dynasty as the Guanyin Dojo. In the past, the traffic was inconvenient and climbing the island must be very difficult. The clean environment on the island is very suitable for self-cultivation, and the Buddhist disciples will experience hardships. It is suspected that they can learn from the scriptures in the West. This may be the highest realm which is pursued by the Dharma.

Mountain Putuo is worth a visit, you can choose to drive by yourself, as the parking lot there is very large, and the ETC can also be used. When you buy tickets, you can go directly to the gate to pass the security check at the dock to buy the ticket. The tickets of 160 fare are divided into two types: a 30 large ship which probably can accommodate a few hundreds of people, and a 100-business yacht which probably can accommodate 50 people. If the conditions permit, it is recommended to choose the yacht, which will be very comfortable. And when buying tickets, just do not go to the distribution center to buy, because there are many people, but there are fewer windows, and the staffs will show you poor attitude! The island is very large, and there are also accommodations. If you are not afraid of tiredness, it is best to arrange two days on the island to enjoy the tour. There are small buses on the island, and you can go back and forth in various scenic spots. The price is 5 yuan to take the bus. If time is not allowed, you can go there earlier in the morning, or it’s really in a hurry for your trip in the Mountain Putuo. At about 22:30 in the evening, there will be the last boat trip back to the parking lot!

On the 19th February, 19th June, and 19th November of the lunar calendar, it is the Guanyin Bodhisattva’s birthday, the monk’s birth, and the three major incense sessions all over the mountain. The temple during these periods are full of people, just arrange your time well when you make a trip to Mountain Putuo.

Hulishan Fortress

The Hulishan Fortress Scenic Area in Xiamen is a national cultural relics protection unit and a national AAAA-level tourist scenic spot. It was built in the 20th year of Guangxu Emperor in Qing Dynasty, with a total area of over 70,000 square meters and a castle area of 13,000 square meters. It is divided into the war plateau area and the barracks area and the back-mountain area. The structures of the fort include semi-bunker and semi-urban style, combining with European style and architectural charm in the Ming and Qing Dynasties in China. The Hulishan Fort is a product of the Chinese Westernization Movement.

The Krupp cannon, which is also known as the “Cannon King”, is “the ancient 19th-century coastal cannon that is still preserved on the original site in the world” and is listed in the “Giannis World Records of 2000″. On September 3, 1937, the Krupp cannon of the Hulishan Fortress sank the Japanese No.13 ship of ” indocalamus” type, which has firstly opened the brilliant record to sank the Japanese warship in the war zone.

At 8:30 every day (9:30 in the winter), the “welcome ceremony” of the Hulishan Fortress shows the scene that when the Hulishan Fortress was completed, the Fujian Navy Admiral led the crowds to open the gate to welcome the visitors. While accepting visitors to review, it promoted the mighty power of the Fortress.

The Hulishan Fortress has a performance of the Red Army Artillery Clearance at 10:00 and 16:00 o’clock every day. The historical prototype of the Hongyi artillery of the qing dynasty is the honor guard of the red flag and the yellow flag of the eight banners of the qing dynasty. Its content and form use background music, eight-flag clothing, armor, sabre, drums and Qinglong banner to reproduce the process of the Red Yi Artillery’s performance and launch in Qing Dynasty through scene performance.

In short, if you are travelling in Xiamen, you can make a visit to the Hulishan Fortress if you have more time there, as you will learn more about Chinese history in this scenic spot.

Wuyi Mountains

The Water Curtain Cave in the Wuyi Mountains is one of the 72 caves in Wuyi Mountain which is located in the north of Zhangtang Temple. After entering the scenic spot, you will see there is a small waterfall that plunges down from the top of Xiabin Rock. It is called the small Water Curtain Cave. The top of the cave is covered with dangerous rock, and the cave is deep inside the converging rock waist. The entrance to a cave is wide and oblique, and the top of the cave is cool and shaded. The two flying springs pours from the sloping top of the rock, floating in the mountains, which looks like two bead curtains, hanging from the sky to the human world, so it is also known as the Bead Curtain Cave in the Wuyi Mountain.

Dahongpao Scenic Area is located in the center of Wuyi Mountains, within the scenic Grand Canyon. This is a deep and long valley which is controlled by the east-west fault structure. The valley is deep, and the two long-striped single-sided mountains are towering and stone-streaked on both sides. The nine dangerous peaks are divided into north peaks and south peaks, and the unique joints development of the peaks make the peaks ridges ups and downs, like the nine dragons about to rise and fall.

Huxiaoyan Scenic Area in Wuyi Mountain covers an area of 17 square kilometers. The main scenic spots include One Line Sky, Pavilion Rock, Lingxiao Peak, Shimen Rock and Huxiao Rock. It is one of the best places in Wuyi Mountain that has special springs. The so-called “Huxiao” is an allusion to the immortal who once rode the tiger on the rock. In fact, the sound of “Huxiao” came from a huge hole in the rock. When the mountain wind passed through the hole, it screamed and shook the empty valley and shocked the mountains. Here is also the other explanation for it: There is a huge hole in the Huxiao Rock, and when the mountain wind passes over the hole, the hole will sound like a tiger. When the sound is small, it is not obvious to hear, but when the sound is bright, it can be a shock to the Wuyi mountains, which is creepy.

South Putuo Temple

South Putuo Temple is located on the edge of Xiamen University, so you can spend the same day playing with Xiamen University. It is a Buddhist temple which is famous in southern Fujian and even the whole country. If you are ready to pray, you may wish to come here to worship. In the back of the temple, it is the Five Old Men Peak, which is also one of the eight scenic spots in Xiamen. If you want to visit the mountain, you can also climb the mountain.

There are two mountain gates on the periphery of the temple. The east gate is close to Xiamen University and the west gate is close to the Bell and Drum Tunnel. The distance between the two gates is very close, so you can choose to go in the temple in any one of them. The FREE LIFE POND is in the middle of the two gates, with turtles inside and lotus ponds in front.

South Putuo Temple is very small, if you are not ready to climb Five Old Men Peak, you will finish you tour in the temple very fast. The main buildings include Tianwang Hall, Daxiong Hall, Dabei Hall, Zangjing Pavilion, etc., and on both sides of the temple, it has a bell tower and a drum tower, the charity building on the left side and the right-hand Pu Zhao Building is corresponding to each other, to make it very majestic.

Tianwang Hall is the first hall of South Putuo Temple. After entering the gate, you can see Maitreya Bodhisattva. Generally, worshiping Maitreya Buddha is mainly seeking for luck and wealth. The Daxiong Hall is dedicated to consecrate the Three Holy Saints of the West. The Dabei Hall is dedicated to Guanyin. In the Zangjing Pavilion, you can see all kinds of treasured Buddhist relics.

Pu Zhao Building is a place to eat vegetarian food, which is about 59 yuan per person, and you can consider eating here. The vegetarian food of the South Putuo Temple is still very famous, and has also won awards. You can just have a taste.

Shanghai Zoo

Shanghai Zoo used to be called Xijiao Zoo. It is the old zoo in Shanghai. It is not as big as the Shanghai Wild Animal Park. Adults even will feel very tired when they play in the Shanghai Wild Animal Park. The Shanghai Zoo is medium in size and it is very cost effective and worth a visit! The only downside is that there are too few parking spaces, so you need to find a parking space nearby, and it will cost 50 yuan for half a day to parking. However, the traffic is really convenient now. When you take the high-speed train, you can get off at Shanghai Hongqiao station, and transfer to Metro Line 10, and take three-stop stations to the Shanghai Zoo. Next to the subway exit it is the entrance to the zoo.

It is especially suitable for you to take with children (2-3 years old children) to play in Shanghai Zoo. It is recommended to bring your own cart or rent a small cart so that adults will not feel too tired. The whole journey in Shanghai Zoo is basically an outdoor visit, so spring and autumn season are more suitable to play there. It is not suitable for you to go there during the rainy days and hot days. During Spring season, there will be so many catkins, and do remember to wear masks. The Shanghai Zoo is a large park with a full range of animals and it will be a very satisfying itinerary.

Shanghai Zoo is really a good place to take children to see animals. The zoo environment is very good, there are many animals, and there are many varieties, including wild tigers, lions, wolves, and your children will like them, and they will have a lot of harvest, will be very happy to play there. But it is recommended to take with your own dry food, because the snacks in the zoo are very expensive!

Overall, it is still very good attraction to have a visit. There are quite a lot of animals, and your mood will be really much better after watching the animals. There are many people, and it is recommended not to go to the Shanghai Zoo on holidays.