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    Kamoi Sugiyama Shrine
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    Shinagawa #17: Yatsuyama Bridge
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See all 10616 Bangkok Tips
  • Grand Palace

    Bangkok Things to Do

    The Grand Palace was built from the ruins of Ayutthaya, Thailand's ancient capital. With few resources they stripped every stone and brick from Ayutthaya, leaving only the temples, and shipped each one down the Chao Phraya river the hundred kilometers to Bangkok. The Grand Palace was vast - populated with thousands of staff and family members; they...

  • The Oriental, Bangkok

    Bangkok Hotels

    its an experience one must have...stay there at any cost. its totally worth it in every way u can...

  • Streetfood

    4 out of 5 stars

    Bangkok Restaurants

    Thailand is known for some exotic street food. You can definitely find some on Soi Rambuttri. In a few places along the walking street, some vendors walk around with a basket of grilled scorpions on a stick. The vendor is definite In searched of tourist wanted to try the experience. The cost to try one of these scorpions is the equivalent of $5...



See all 4759 Singapore Tips
  • Sentosa Island

    Singapore Things to Do

    Worst experience ever due to combination of broken attraction and staff who really do not like customers ruining their chill out time. We prebooked a birthday party with two lanes for a group of 8-9 year old kids. Wave machine booked for 11am, at 11am on the dot staff wonder up and fiddle with the machine - it's broken. Nobody bothers to mention...

  • Raffles Hotel - Singapore

    Singapore Hotels

    Yes, it''s true, even the staff at the raffles hotel say that their iconic and historic hotel are...

  • Bugis Village Hawker Center

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Singapore Restaurants

    As with other Hawker Centers,The Albert Center market and Food Centers assorted Hawker foods is an ecletic mix of Singaporean, Malysian, Indonesian, Peranakan, Regional Chinese, Regional Indian and Sri Lankan Cuisines which are really cheap on the budget. Furthermore, the place is packed with locals and is always full. Here are some pictures of the...


Kuala Lumpur

See all 6315 Kuala Lumpur Tips
  • Petronas Twin Towers

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kuala Lumpur Things to Do

    Most of César Pelli's buildings look like a post-modern future as imagined by Fritz Lang in the movie Metropolis. His twin Petronas Towers seem to be a mix of New York Art Deco fused with local Malaysian styles and cast in concrete and glass. You can almost imagine shimmering electrical plasma rings moving up and down the two towers. It's not...

  • Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur

    Kuala Lumpur Hotels

    A fabulous stay and a great hotel in all respects especially with regards to the range of...

  • Streetfood

    4 out of 5 stars

    Kuala Lumpur Restaurants

    Not far from Bintang Walk which is Kuala Lumpur's busiest shopping area you will find Jalan Alor which is an entire street that is full of cheap hawker food. There are tables and chairs along the sides of the road and footpaths and everyone wants you to eat from their stall. This area is extremely busy at night with locals and tourists and as...



See all 4362 Tokyo Tips
  • Harajuku And Omote Sando

    Tokyo Things to Do

    Omotesando is a neighborhood in the Shibuya Ward of Tokyo located between Harajuku and Shibuya crossing, but much closer to Harajuku. The main street, a wide tree-lined boulevard, was created as the primary entrance to Meiji Shrine. Today the area is one of Japan's high end shopping districts, featuring several major huge outlets for major brands....

  • Park Hyatt Tokyo

    Tokyo Hotels

    The Park Hyatt Tokyo is everything I expected from the highest quality of hotels. All of the staff...

  • McDonald's

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Tokyo Restaurants

    Every country has unique items at McDonald's and Japan is no different. We made it a point to visit McD's once during our trip and got to partake in these delicious Japanese items: - Ebi-O-Filet: Similar to a fish filet but made with "ebi" (Japanese for shrimp) pattie - Shaka Shaka: Special seasoning to add to fries - Green Tea McFlurry If you...


Ho Chi Minh City

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See all 3212 Seoul Tips
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    Among the Four Royal Palaces in Seoul, Gyeongbok Palace is the most popular for tourists and is the one included in a half day City Tour of Seoul if you have a really long layover from Incheon Airport if riding Asiana or Korean Airlines (these tours are complimentary). Gyeongbok Palace was the Main Palace of the Chosun dynasty until it got...

  • Metro Hotel

    Seoul Hotels

    This hotel was budget friendly compared to other hotels in the area. The room was more spacious than...

  • Street Vendors

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Restaurants

    Seoul is no exception than any other Asian country, street food in Seoul is remarkable. I was so curious about their local specialty. At first I'm doubting, this is a first time in my life see this kind of food. I have to stare at it for long time before I able to try it Now I'm on the food, which is one of the better aspects in Seoul. Tasty,...



See all 2083 Goa Tips
  • Dudhsagar Waterfalls

    Goa Things to Do

    Dudhsagar Waterfall is among the highest water falls in India. It lies in the southern part of Goa, towards the border with Karnataka state, in the Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary/Molem National Park. The water fall is at its peak flow during the monsoon months from mid-June to September and wanes out towards the summers from March to early...

  • Leela

    Goa Hotels

    I stayed in Leela for a week . It was a great experience. Everything about Leela is awesome, its...

  • Beach Shacks

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Goa Restaurants

    There are lots of beach shacks on the beach at Candolim - however when we visited Goa it was in April -right at the end of the tourist season - a lot of the shacks have shut up shop and lliterally disappear away leaving just the beach behind. Bobby's was one of the few left. All the seats look out to the ocean - you can sit at a litttle candlelit...



See all 2019 Mumbai Tips
  • Gateway of India

    4 out of 5 stars

    Mumbai Things to Do

    The view you have is very nice and there are a lot of Indian people around you too. You won't see a lot of foreigners so that's nice too. The scenery is the Port of Mumbai and the harbour that is located next to it

  • Taj Mahal Palace Tower

    Mumbai Hotels

    FANTASTIC :-) Right from the doormen, through to the security, check-in desk, the customary garland...

  • Leopold

    4 out of 5 stars

    Mumbai Restaurants

    Life is normal in Leopold Cafe now. November 26, 2008, three of the ten Pakistani terrorists who had sneaked into the city via sea route opened fire with AK47s at Leopold Cafe, claiming 10 lives and the bullet holes are still present and it was near my head in the window in the upstairs area. "Good Lord! There is a big hole in the ceiling...



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See all 2195 Manila Tips
  • Luneta - Rizal Park

    Manila Things to Do

    This is the equivalent of Central Park New York . The Philippines has somethiing to offer similar - what they call the Rizal Park (formerly Luneta Park ) located at the capital city of Manila . It is the countryy's most popular park. It is also historical that goes back as far as the Spanish colonization of the country in 1521. This park was named...

  • Makati Shangri-La Manila

    Manila Hotels

    This is my Makati Shangrila Tips with the Newer Pictures. The Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is a...

  • Greenbelt and Glorietta

    4 out of 5 stars

    Manila Restaurants

    well, who doesn't know about tony romas? we all know that tony roma's is a famous ribs and steak consortium that has branches around the globe. This international chain started in the 1970's in the US State of Florida in Miami and it became famous around the world for their slow cooked ribs (mostly pork like baby back ribs, regular pork ribs, beef...



See all 2523 Penang Tips
  • Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera)

    Penang Things to Do

    There's a cable car to take you up Penang hill. I went on the first dry Saturday in a few weeks, after a very wet week, during the school holiday, just after Christmas, at about 11am. I therefore ended up queuing for nearly 2 hours (and 30 mins on the way back). Was it worth it? Probably not quite. I did enjoy the views, the temples and some of the...

  • Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion Hotel

    Penang Hotels

    After a long but pleasant drive from KL, through mountains and verdant scenery, arriving at Cheong...

  • Street Food & Hawkers

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Penang Restaurants

    Brother Sheng is owner of this stalls,he is nice.When i order a drink call ''Teh Tarik'' ,Brother Sheng is very funny to show a bit acrobatics to making ''Teh Tarik''. Brother Sheng love to use his old stove,he said old stove making drinks and bread is more yummy.Early morning in 5 am,Brother Sheng need take 30 min to start his fire inside the...



See all 529 Lahore Tips
  • Shahi Qila (Lahore Fort)

    Lahore Things to Do

    Shahi Qila is situated in front of Badshahi Mosque. It is a huge forte bounding a lot of beauty. A great ancient work of architecture. Without Visiting Lahrore Forte your visit to Lahore is incomplete. History of Lahoe Forte is very old. Originally It was built some 1000 years ago. But current Lohore Forte was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1566...

  • Pearl Continental Lahore

    Lahore Hotels

    It is a five star hotel located on the beautiful and historic Mall road Lahore. PC Lahore is a...

  • Coco's Cafe

    5 out of 5 stars

    Lahore Restaurants

    YUMMMMY - MOST EXOTIC RESTAURANT I HAVE EVER BEEN TO Andaaz is located right across the road from the grand Badshahi Masjid Is owned by a USA trained chef - AMAZING AMAZING food Surprisingly refreshing - low on the ahhh so spicy chili- FLAVORFUL And the view and ambiance is to die for - guy has a collection of artifacts/ crafts aging back to the...



See all 2846 Hanoi Tips
  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

    4 out of 5 stars

    Hanoi Things to Do

    It is located in the centre of Ba Dinh Square, which is the place where Vietminh leader Ho Chi Minh, Chairman of the Communist Party of Vietnam from 1951 until his death in 1969, read the Declaration of Independence on 2 September 1945, establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

  • Sofitel Metropole Hotel

    Hanoi Hotels

    Last week I purchased three nights in one of the best rooms at the Sofitel Metropole Hanoi on...

  • Cha Ca La Vong

    3 out of 5 stars

    Hanoi Restaurants

    I guess i'm in the luck making the right decision leading my group of 40 pax opt not going to this restaurant at the end of Hanoi-Ha Long Bay visit. We're heading to airport unexpectedly early (something fishy) and no thanks to the local tour guide keep bragging about this 200 yrs. old restaurant serving Cha Ca fish trying to convince us to lunch...



See all 3250 Phuket Tips
  • Phi Phi Islands

    4 out of 5 stars

    Phuket Things to Do

    We booked with Phuket Tours Direct to go on the HongTae Tours trip to Phi Phi island. After travelling an hour to the port and sitting through the 45mins safety session we were informed that my 5 month pregnant wife could not go on the boat. After showing the tour operator her medical certificate (as we knew this could be a problem) they were...

  • Amari Coral Beach Resort

    Phuket Hotels

    Amari Coral Beach Resort is superbly located on a secluded private beach at the southern-most corner...

  • Clubs, bars, go go

    Phuket Nightlife

    Tattoo Bar is opposite Sabai Beach Restaurant Loma Park and is one of our favorite bars; it is right in front of Patong Tattoo which is owned by our very good friends of many years Mit and Wat. It is one of the first places we take friends and family for a drink (and a tattoo) I have lost count of the amount of parties, get togethers and fun...



See all 1946 Kyoto Tips
  • Gion (Geisha District)

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kyoto Things to Do

    In the evening we had a quick stroll through the Gion area of the city. It was pretty with its wooden buildings and lamps. However, I do not feel we really did the area justice as we were exhausted, hungry and cold by the time we got here. Gion is Kyoto's most famous geisha district. It is located around Shijo Avenue between Yasaka Shrine in the...

  • Hotel Granvia Kyoto

    Kyoto Hotels

    We stayed 3 nights at Kyoto Granvia Hotel from Feb. 27 to Mar 1, 2008. We paid Yen 17,600 per night,...

  • Kaiten zushi

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kyoto Restaurants

    One of the must-have eating experiences on any visit to Japan is a visit to a kaiten or conveyor- belt sushi restaurant, and this one in Kyoto is a great example. On the ground floor (or first floor I guess, since the Japanese follow the US convention in numbering floors) is a counter where diners perch on stools and choose from the plates that...


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