Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Hong Kong is the third most popular destination in the world. A city with not only Chinese, but also English influences. A city with more skyscrapers than New York City and so many shops, that you get the feeling that the whole city is one big shopping mall. And a city where most people would go crazy because of the chaotic lifestyle. Hong Kong have a number of favorite places in this great city; Kowloon Park, Victoria Peak , the Lord Stow’s bakery Portuguese egg starts from Macau that they sell at the Excelsior Hotel’s Espresso shop; perhaps the world’s most romantic and historic boat ride. There are many beautiful places that every tourist must visit. So let’s start with Macau.
Museum of Macau is built into a hill and occupies for Macau’s strongest fort, this fort maid in the 16th century. It describes about the history of the city and the territory of the Portuguese colony in Macau so if you like to know more about such things you must visit this museum. Now a day’s it is a special administrative region for the people of china.
Hong Kong Disneyland
Located at Lantau Island, Hong Kong Disneyland is the smallest Disneyland in the world. Disneyland is one of the most beautiful place to visit your kids will love to visit it and there are seven themed areas such as adventure land tomorrow land, USA, Main street, Mystic Point, Grizzly Gulch. The theme park’s cast members speak in Cantonese, English, and Mandarin. While you are there, do not miss the Flight Of Fantasy Parade, which is a scheduled daytime parade of Disney characters, if you are a kid, you will most probably love all the rides! However, I highly recommend the 3D animated film at Mickey's PhilharMagic and the Festival of the Lion King musical - they were pretty awesome! And of course, you have not really visited Disneyland if you did not catch the nightly fireworks display with the Sleeping Beauty Castle as the backdrop.
Lamma is one of the many islands in Hong Kong that can offer you a relaxing day off from the bustling city. It’s about a half hour from Central Hong Kong, passing alongside giant apartment towers on one edge of Hong Kong Island before heading the short distance to Lamma. There are exposed orange-red rocks on the shore and a small pagoda, and then, wham, you’re in the harbour. There’s a ramshackle fishing village and then a small main street that’s filled with lively and extremely casual cafes and small shops selling cans of imported beer for a buck, plus snacks and towels and such. There you can find both Chinese sea food and Western restaurants. The village isn’t that big, but that’s part of the charm. Family Trail can take you between one to two hours, depending your speed and the amount of photographs you want to take along the trail. It’s quite a relaxing route, but does include some work for your legs and butt. Wear comfortable shoes and remember a water bottle.there is plenty of excellent fish and seafood restaurants, with picturesque views of live animals in aquarium. It is also large fish farming site in waters of this quiet bay here, said to be the largest one in Hong Kong.
This is a world class food city, but only recently have they offered world class sausages and poutine. The pig is centre of attention in Hong Kong at the moment, first with the opening and unyielding popularity of The Salted Pig, and now with Yonge Piggies, on the corner of Bonham Strand and Jervois Street. Yonge (pronounced ‘young’) Piggies is a Canadian hotdog joint named after hotdog vendor-lined Yonge Street in Toronto. With its retro neon signs, metal clad decor and open front, complete with high red stools, Yonge Piggies does indeed look like it’s been transported straight from North America, much like its Canadian sausages.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Kullu Dussehra festival, held in India’s northern Himachal Pradesh state, is a popular event that is an off-shoot of the countrywide Navrati festival. Celebrated in grand style, The pageants and processions of the Dussehra festival celebrations end in an explosive display of pyro-technics as giant wood-and-paper effigies of the ten-headed demon King Ravana, his son Meghnad and brother Kumbhkaran are set alight. These effigies are burnt within the presence of huge crowds who view this as a traditional act of burning the evil. Kullu Dussehra centres around a colourful procession of gold and silver idols symbolising the Hindu deities, which are brought in from far flung villages in the Kullu Valley to be paraded through the town’s streets.
Dussehra Festival CelebrationsOver much of northern India, amateur theatre groups don paint and costumes to re-enact the Dussehra story at Ramlilas in every neighbourhood, while in Mumbai and Ahmedabad, feasting and fasting, whirling garba and click-clacking dandiya are an integral part of the festivities.
Kullu Dussehra itself, dates back to the 17th century when the local King Jaganand installed an idol of Raghunath (Lord Rama) on his throne as an act of penance, after which the Raghunath idol came to be known as the ruling deity of the valley.
Dussehra Celebrations in Kullu
Dussehra is a week long celebration in Kullu, which normally starts on Vijaydashmi, (in the month of October) the day Dussehra come to an end in the rest of the country. This is the time when valley could be seen in its best form with colorful attire of the people, who have come across all over the valley.
Dussehra celebrations in Kullu are world famous as more than two hundred deities are believed to meet for the unusual Dussehra celebration which begin on Vijayadashami itself and the celebrations continue for seven days.
On the last day of the festival the chariot of Lord Raghunath is taken near the bank of the river Beas, where a pile of wood and grass is set on fire symbolizing the burning of Lanka.