Thursday, January 31, 2008
Palace is the symbol of Lhasa, it might one of the most famous monuments in the world, the Potala and Tibet and the golden roof and white walls of this 1,000 room palace and fortress stand proudly above the ancient streets of old Lhasa. It is the grandest example of Tibetan architecture and was first built in the 7th century by King Songtsan Gambo (617-650).
The Potala Palace was built at the top of Red Hill which is 300 meters (1,000ft) above the floor of the valley.The Potala Palace is now open to the public as a state museum though not all parts are open to visitors and pilgrims.
Phuket, Thailand’s largest island, with the shape of an irregular pearl, is 21 kilometres wide and 48 long.
Driving from one tip of the island to the other would take about 1½ hours.
Located in the sparkling waters of the Andaman Sea just 70 minutes flying time south of Bangkok, Thailand’s most popular beach destination has everything that you could possibly want on holiday: beautiful beaches, some of the finest resort hotels, international and Thai cuisine, temples, water sports, coral reefs, turquoise seas, scuba diving and liveaboards, and tropical sunshine — all in plentiful proportions.
The Eiffel tower has come to symbolize the city. This historical monument was built during 1889 as the centerpiece of the World’s Fair. Try to climb to the top of the Eiffel tower and have a magnificent view of the city below.
The Sydney Opera House is one of the world’s most distinctive 20th century buildings, and one of the most famous performing arts venues in the world.
As well as many touring theatre, ballet, and musical productions, the Opera House is the home of Opera Australia, the Sydney Theatre Company and the Sydney Symphony. It is administered by the Opera House Trust, under the New South Wales Ministry of the Arts.
The largest aquarium in Europe, it contains 21 glass tanks positioned along either side of a wide, curving corridor. Each tank depicts a different marine habitat, with emphasis on everything from multicolored fish and corals to seagoing worms to sharks. The highlight is a huge “oceanarium” representative of the Mediterranean as a self-sustaining ecosystem. You view it from the inside of a glass-roofed, glass-sided tunnel that runs along its entire length, making fish, eels, and sharks appear to swim around you.
The land of the thunder dragon has shunned the rush towards modernity.
Bhutan, nestling in the heart of the great Himalaya, has for centuries remained aloof from the rest of the world. Since its doors were cautiously opened in 1974, visitors have been mesmerised: the environment is pristine, the scenery and architecture awesome and the people hospitable and charming.
Boracay is a beautiful small island surrounded by coral reefs and located one km north-west of Panay island in Visayas of the Philippines. It is the most popular beach in the country as the most visited tourist spot in the Philippines. Before the middle of 1980s, it was a famous hidden resort but known to limited numbers of sea lovers. Now many tourists visit there from all over the world, America, Europe, korea, Taiwan and so on. The climate from March to June are the summer months in Boracay, with temperatures ranging from 28 to 38 degrees Celsius. November to February bring enjoyable winds, cooler temperatures, and occasional rain showers. July to October are the rainy months.