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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Jurong Bird Park, Singapore

One of the main attractions is located at the corner of the island, a very modest with an ornate gate and a collection of the most rare and beautiful animals you will ever see. If you have been to Singapore, the wonderland of South East Asia then a visit to Jurong Bird Park is definitely a must and never to be avoided which is tucked in a beautiful island. This majestic bird park is one of the wonders of the world where you will find colorful birds of every nock and corner of the world. Here you will find flock and flamingos. It is currently the world’s largest bird park in terms of number of birds, there are about 5,000 birds of 380 species in this Bird Park which covers an area of about 202,000 square meters (50 acres) in Boon Lay Planning Area of the Jurong district.

This place easily attracts anyone who loves for the unusual, exciting, colorful and an experience that resembles a natural forest within the concrete and steel buildings. This wildlife bird sanctuary make feels you like you are in another world leaving lights and mass crowds of busy city centers and suburbs Boutique. When you enter into the park you will have the feelings like the way that you felt when watching Jurassic park. Here also you will have almost same experience only instead of a roar and a thunder rumble shaking – you will experience the warm smiles of the staff and the echoing sound of different species in the air.

The gift and souvenir shops are also a must for anyone who wants a complete trip and bring back home something that is worth to cherish throughout the rest of the life. The gifts are original, charming and entirely inspired bird – from key chains to T-shirts that serve as a reminder for the wonderful time you had in the bird park west. The park certainly lives up to its motto of a place with bright colors and there is never a dull moment in the landscape of birds and different attractions that will keep both adults and children happy. Be scared and fear the birds of prey and be amazed by the beauty of birds of paradise. From all corners of the world, birds of all sizes, shapes and sizes are available here in this bird sanctuary, either in large rooms or released within enclosures and large outdoor viewable.

You can even feed and let the earth in your hand – a sensory experience that gives you an idea of the birds and how they live, breathe and recreation. Travel through the whimsically named panorail and zip along with some of the birds and get a bird’s eye view of the entire park that makes you overwhelmed by its enchanting beauty. It is not only a tourist attraction, but it is an experience in itself, a marvel, a gem within an island known for being a giant city. It is one of the favorite among young couples prefer this to start their new life among these beautiful and colorful birds.

 

Horseback Riding Tips

Your first horse riding lesson

the first horse riding lesson is very important as the coach will assure this vital lesson to make sure that a bond between you and it is created. It is all about the faith that you show on the them and thus it will return it back. You need to understand the actual nature of the them before you get started and speed up. Learning to become the horse’s guardian will finally benefit you a lot and have a wonderful equestrian horseback riding trip.

Know your horse well

Just make sure you know about them and also his behavior. Just knowing a couple of things would not do. The tips which you learn about should not just include the riding but also they as it will transport your from one place to other. What you need to do is learn to win the trust of the it. All this will not just help but your trip can also be fun-filled. No matter it is Australia equestrian horse riding or United States equestrian horse riding it is crucial for you to follow this tip.

Patience

Understand and accept that you cannot learn all this just in a day, so see that you hold patience. Just see that you are very patient with them while riding. Do not forget that you are going to ride a horse which is an animal of the wild. If you are pushed back by the it then be patient and stay calm.

This is important because in case you cannot keep your cool there are chances that of them will sense this and react to it. Try and behave as if you are completely all right. After you complete your equestrian horseback riding lesson, one thing that you need to remember is that you should always get down from the back of them from the left side.

Be well prepared

This is considered to be one of the most important tips for horse riding. Make sure, before you go to the field you are well prepared. If you will be scared of them will know about it and therefore will act wild on you. How much you enjoy while you ride will depend on them. Make sure you research well about riding tips and then go to the field. This would prove to be helpful to you.

Himalayas Trek

High snowy mountain peaks, good weather, local delicacies and people around you make every moment you spend almost unforgettable. There should be a balance between adventure and safety during your trek in Himalayas.

Basically, northern part of India is formed by the Himalayan ranges; this provides multiple options to those looking forward to experiencing trekking over there. Places like Garhwal, Kumaon, Ladakh, Sikkim and Himachal are some of the best known places in this region.

In Ladakh, the Zanskar mountain range also known as “The Lost Valley” is one of the most challenging mountains for trekkers. Winter season stays for almost 9 months but it would be great if you make all your plans in advance. Best time to hit this place is between June and September. This is the time when most of the Buddhist monasteries hold their annual festivals and. Visiting the place during this time allows you to learn the local culture of the Ladakh better.

Apart from Kumaon region, the only trekking place known for its high difficulty level is the “Nanda Devi”. Located on the Indo-Tibetan border, it’s the highest peak to trek in Himalayas. You can start your journey from the small town called Munsiyariand head towards the stunning “Johar Valley”. Being an unexplored region, this place gives you the rewarding experience of your life.

Next comes the Garhwal Mountains which are very close to Delhi. Starting with the Roopkund Lake, situated at an altitude of 5029 m, it comes in the periphery of Nanda Devi Sanctuary. There is a place called the Bhyundar Valley, aka the Valley of Flowerin the Garhwal region which is known to be the most rewarding place to trek. Your access point for this place will go through a village called Gangharia. Getting through this village is an adventure in its own way and you can experience only by visiting this place. May-September is the best time to be here and enjoy the most beautiful season of this valley; a season when the valleys are covered with flowers.

Kinner Kailash mountain, located in the “Kinnaur Valley” of Himachal Pradesh comes among the top places to trek in Himalayas. This place is known to be the abode of Lord Shiva and trekking over here is quite challenging and rewarding, for beginners as well as experienced trekkers.

There are few things that you should know prior to trekking Himalayas. Collect brief information about the place either from the internet or from your travel agent. It’s always good to have some basic knowledge about a place where you visit it for the first time. Once you start trekking, weather condition can get really bad. Make sure you carry all the necessary things with you including sleeping bag, medical kit, light and warm clothes.

In case you don’t want to make your first trekking experience horrible, double check your backpack for all the necessary items that would be required during trek in Himalayas.

Know more about China Adventures

Explore the Silk Road

Covering an area of 330,000 square kilometers, Taklimakan is the biggest desert in China. Under the endless sand are the relics of Silk Road, one of the greatest trade route in the history which connected the west and east. Although Xian is the starting point of Silk Road, the real essence which display the history of the road is in Xinjiang Province where you can find 14 grottoes and 990 caves. The sculpture and murals in these grottoes integrate the different artistic styles from China, Persia and India. On the road, the most fantastic view is castle of Luolan. In the ancient time, Luolan was a prosperous trade kingdom on the Silk Road. It takes you about two weeks to finish the whole journey so you should prepare everything well beforehand.

Western Tibet, off the beaten track

Traveling to the mysterious Tibet is always a dream for adventure-lover. But for the ordinary tourists, many of them choose to visit Lhasa and its vicinity. The most magnificent view and ancient culture lies in the western Tibet. Going to the western Tibet, you should not miss Mt Kailash which dominate the region with the sheer awesomeness of the four-side summit and the mythology of a billion Tibetan. Guge ancient kingdom is not far from Mount Kailash. The mystery of Guge lies in why no descendant of Guge exists in the world. Some relics of the castle was left and well-preserved.

Tiger Leaping Gorge Trekking

Located between the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Haba Snow Mountain, Tiger Leaping Gorge is one of the deepest in the world and of of the best for trekking. Despite the odd danger, it is gorgeous almost every step of the way. The path constricts and crumbles. When it rains, landslides and swollen waterfall can block the path. So you should check the weather before your journey. You should also study the trekking map of Tiger Leaping Gorge carefully. By the way, make sure that you bring the enough water on this hike.

Shangri-La Adventure

Shangri-la is a fictional place described in the Lost Horizon by British author James Hilton. In the book, Shangri-la was a mysterious, harmonious valley gently guided from a lamasery. In the realistic world, people found such a place as the book described in Zhongdian, Yunnan Province. Zhongdian is a wonderful places for getting off the beaten track with plenty of trekking and horse-riding opportunities as well as little-visited villages and monasteries. Shangri-la tour will leave you a lifetime travel experience in China.

Rock Climbing in Guangxi

Yangshuo is the best place for rock climbing in China. The best place for rock climbing lies in that you can not only challenge yourself but also enjoy the charming landscape around you. There are over 300 rocking climbing routes attracting many rock-climbing-lovers so that it is easy for you to find a partner. The locations for climbings include Moon Hill, Tongmen Hill, Thumb Peak, Big Banyan, Win Bottle Cliff, Baby Frog, etc, but the most famous crags of these are Moon Hill.

Explore virgin forest of ape-man in Shennnongjia

Shennongjia has been the adventure place for Chinese adventure-lovers for decades. Famed for its medical plants and legendary ape-man, Shennongjia is likely to be the wildest travel experience. The whole forest is divided into two selections; one is open to tourists and the other is the natural reserve which is not advised to pay a visit to. But adventure-lovers always try their best to hike in this area so the classic hiking route come into being and is regarded as brave person’s route.

Tips for adventurers:

Virgin forest is very large and many places are not open to the tourist so you need a tour guide.

For avoiding to be bit by blood sucker and snakes, you should wear trousers, long dress, hat, boot.

if you come across storm, you should stay at a open plain to avoid lightning strike.

Take some necessities such as raincoat, antiultraviolet glasses, knife, rope and compass.

Trekking along Great Wall

The saying goes like “He who has never been to the Great Wall is not a true man”. Adventurers can partake in the Great Wall Marathon which is usually held in May every year. It not only test your running ability but also give you a different Great Wall travel experience.

Mount Huashan

Mount Huashan is the most steep and dangerous mountain in China. As an old Chinese saying goes, there is only one path leading up Mount Huashan since the ancient time. So you don’t need to worry about being lost and it is unnecessary to invite a tour guide. The sunrise of Mount Huashan is very beautiful. If you plan to witness the sunrise, you have to climb the mountain at night. Many tourists choose to climb the mountain at nigh for watching the sunrise so that you can meet partner and the climbing path is generally safe.

Horse-Riding on Hulunbuir Grassland

Located in the northeastern Inner Mongolia, Hulunbuir Grassland is regarded as the most unsullied grassland in China. After May, the land is dotted with colorful flowers, birds, horses, sheep and cattle. It is very enjoyable to lie on the grassland and watch the clear blue sky. You can learn to ride horse here.

Bike-riding in Yangshuo

Yangshuo is an ideal place for riding bike. It is easy to find the place to rent a bike. You can visit the villages along your route and enjoy the beautiful karst scenery.