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This Precious Belt Bridge in Suzhou Has 53 Arches

This Precious Belt Bridge in Suzhou has 53 arches. By the look of it, this bridge has weathered time in ancient Chinese history. It is stone bridge that dates back to mid-Tang Dynasty era in Chinese history. However, due to several reconstructions, the bridge you see today goes back to

Jama Masjid – The Largest Mosque in India

Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India. It is in the old part of New Delhi, perched on a hill and overlooking the markets below and the Red Fort nearby. This is the first tourist attraction I’ve seen in India. I landed in Indira Gandhi International Airport in the

Jal Mahal is a Dream-like Water Palace in Jaipur

On my way back to downtown Jaipur from Amber Fort (or Amer Fort, as the locals call it), I saw dream-like water palace by the roadside. I had to ask my Uber driver sweetly if he’d be kind to stop for a while so I could see the floating palace

Taj Mahal – The Monument of Love

Visiting Taj Mahal – The Monument of Love – is something you should include in your bucket list. What comes to mind when the Taj Mahal is mentioned? Love. Undying love. Yes, Taj Mahal is always synonymous with the undying love of Emperor Shah Jahan to his favorite wife. He

Burj Khalifa Facade- The Tallest Building in the World

Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the world’s tallest building. Or tower. From a distance, it looks like a futuristic spire that goes or points nowhere but up. It is Dubai’s most-famous structure, eclipsing Burj Al-Arab, the world’s first 7-star hotel. It is Dubai’s centre of attraction or the city’s “apple of

Changdeokgung Palace in Seoul

I’d suggest that you join the 1 hour and 20 minutes tour of Changdeokgung Palace in Seoul. I was impressed with our tour guide who speaks impeccable English and her knowledge about the palace itself was extensive. The tour doesn’t give you time to take pictures here and there but you

Is this the World’s Most Beautiful Open-Air Museum?

The National Museum in Phnom Penh, Cambodia might be the world’s most beautiful open-air museum where treasures of old Khmer civilization are displayed without the boring traps of most modern museum you’ve been in the past. The open-air concept goes into the natural, inviting courtyard with a lush green pool,

Walt Disney Concert Hall is Simply Beautiful

Walt Disney Concert Hall is simply beautiful at night. I never had the chance to visit it during the day on my sojourn in Los Angeles as I was more kind of busy meeting busy people than sightseeing. Only on my way back to my hostel from having dinner with

New York Skyline at Night

New York skyline is, I must admit, more beautiful at night. However, I’d advise anyone to see New York from above both during the day and at night. While you’ll be seeing the same cityscape in different times of the day, New York turns magical at night. That’s when you

This is New York’s Most Beautiful Art Deco Building

There is no doubt that Chrysler Building is New York’s most beautiful art deco building. It’s gorgeous on a beautiful azure and it’s stunning at night, shining like a diamond in the city that never sleeps. New York City is dubbed as the world’s capital of art deco architecture—and the

The Grandeur of the Palace of Fine Arts

The grandeur of the Palace of Fine Arts would dazzle you with its Greco-Roman architecture. Though the area isn’t that big, a stroll around with someone you love would be romantic. Tip to save money in San Francisco: Buy a CityPass to maximize your time and budget. Just take small

The Monastery or Little Petra in Jordan

It seems that the best monuments in the world are tombs. The Pyramids of Egypt, The Taj Mahal in India, The Terracota Warriors in Xian, China, St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and Westminster Abbey in England are all famous sites that honor the dead: Kings, Queens, Emperors, Royals, Pharaohs and

Cheaper Way To See Toronto Skyline

The price ($32) you pay to climb CN Tower, North America’s free standing structure, is the same bucks you pay for three glasses of white wine at Panorama Lounge—your cheaper choice to see Toronto skyline in its glorious, sweeping view. Located on the 51st floor of Manulife Building, diners, loungers,

Chinese Doors and Their Scary-Looking Doorknobs

While living in China for years, the doors at Chinese houses keeps my attention. The door handles – in various sizes, shapes, colors and the superstitions that come with them are fascinating. Most doorknobs are in the shape of a lion or a dragon’s head. I really couldn’t accurately identify

Chicago Skyline from Porter Airlines

Porter Airlines didn’t fail to impress me on my first ride. It was good. For a budget airline, I didn’t expect much but they left me a good impression. I don’t want to talk about the details–you might think I got a free round-trip ticket for saying too much. Although I could
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