Hue – A City of Awesome Monuments and Historical Landmarks

I have searched the magazines and browsed the internet in search for the best place to visit during my vacation and the country I have chosen is Vietnam. The reason why I have decided to spend my holiday to the country is the remarkable city of Hue. The city is a dwelling place for tons of historical landmarks and monuments that will give you a clear picture of the past glory of the city. In fact, due to the magnificence of Complex of Hue Monuments it has earned a spot in UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. Here are some of the attractions of Hue that I have appreciated the most during my Vietnam tour.

The Citadel

The citadel is a very old complex that was constructed in the Old Royal Hue between 19th and 20th century. The complex is composed of two parts, the outside and inside citadel. There are still mandarins and houses within the citadel that serve as a shadow of the old city.
My favorite part of the citadel is the Hoang Thanh area where the Emperors and their royal family used to live. Hoang Thanh has four massive and as you get inside you will be able to see the impressive Thai Hoa Temple where the Emperor meets his imperial officers to discuss things. Furthermore, I was filled with amazement as I gaze around the remnants of the Forbidden City – the place where the Emperor reside together with his family. Although it has been severely damaged by war, the remains of the Forbidden City still portray its former beauty. This is the reason why I included Hue in my Vietnam tour package.

Khai Dinh’s Tomb

As soon as Khai Dinh ascended to the throne in 1916, at the age of 31, he ordered the construction of many magnificent buildings and awesome temples for himself as well as his royal family. Some of these extraordinary infrastructures are Kien Trung Temple, Truong An Gate, Hien Nhon Gate and Chuong Gate. However, the most spectacular among his fantastic buildings is Ung Lang (also Known as Kai Dinh’s Tomb). Aside from the stunning landmark, the tomb was situated between a mountain and a stream that creates a panoramic view that will surely conquer your heart and soul. A trip to this historical site will give you a memorable Vietnam tour experience.

Touring Around the City Through a Xich Lo

If you a want to explore the spectacular sights of the city, then I suggest that you hire a xich lo. I assure you that this will give you a completely new experience! I have tried it myself during my Vietnam tour.

A xich lo is a three wheeled bicycle that has a carriage on the front where you can sit. Once you are seated, the driver will pedal you to the main attractions of the city. The ride was slow of course, but this will allow you to take a good look of the daily activities of the local residents.

I don’t have any regrets when I have decided to make Hue as my Vietnam tour destination since a visit to this historical city has given me a notable experience that I will treasure for many years to come.

Things to do in Cozumel

Looking for a beautiful exotic vacation destination? There’s no better place to escape to than Cozumel. Cozumel is a beautiful island in Mexico and one of the most famous destinations for those looking for a tropical getaway. And what better way to travel to this famous spot than on a Caribbean cruise line? MSC Cruises offers a large variety of sailings so that you can pick the perfect time to take your luxury Cruise to Mexico. Invite your family and friends and step aboard a beautiful MSC ship where you can enjoy every amenity you can imagine as you sail into the blue waters of the Caribbean. There are so many opportunities for exploration and adventure in Cozumel; you might never want to leave!

About Cozumel

Cozumel is Mexico’s biggest island, only 12 miles off of the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. It measures 28 miles long and 10 miles wide. It’s known worldwide for its white sandy beaches and its crystal clear waters. It’s also known for its historic Mayan ruins, vast marine life, deliciously warm climate, and bustling tourism.

MSC Cruise Excursions in Cozumel

While you travel to Cozumel on your MSC Cruise, you’ll be able to enjoy the vast luxuries of MSC cruise ships all on the open seas. With spectacular staterooms and suites, swimming pools, entertainment, dining venues, and bars, your time spent traveling to the Caribbean will be absolutely unforgettable.

Once you get to the island of Cozumel, you’ll have the comfort of partaking in a variety of safe, affordable, and exceptionally fun excursions that MSC has planned for all its guests. That means there’s no fuss over worrying about what to do once you arrive to port; everything will already be planned for a great day of exploring.

MSC Cruises will take you right to the port of Cozumel, where your Caribbean adventure will begin. Choose from a wide variety of excursions that MSC has specially planned just for you and your fellow travelers.

If you’re looking to dive into the blue waters of the island, choose from a variety of snorkeling excursions where you can see all the colorful fishes of the sea. Instead of snorkeling, you can choose to swim with the one of the sea’s smartest creatures – dolphins! You can even opt for a fishing excursion where you can catch some of the most exotic fishes you’ll ever see. If you want a more adventurous day, choose to do some kayaking through the Caribbean waters or horseback riding through the tropical forest. If you want a more relaxing day, you can opt for a beach day excursion where you can enjoy the warm sun and a dip in the crystal clear waters. You absolutely have to pay a visit to the Mayan ruins that scatter the land of Cozumel, so that you can take in the breathtaking sights of the majestic temples.

The best part of MSC Cruises excursions is that transportation to and from each activity is completely planned out, and oftentimes meals and drinks are included in many of the excursions, so that your only worry is to have the most fun possible. MSC Cruises to the beautiful island of Cozumel provides the most amazing, unforgettable vacation experiences for anyone looking to explore the tropical lush lands of the Caribbean.

Bali at a glance

Bali is a province in the country of Indonesia, lying between Java and Lombok island. With a population almost 4 millions people, mostly balinese people embrace Balinese Hinduism religion. It is also the largest tourist destination in the country with the Ngurah Rai international airport as the only and the main gate for tourists come to bali. Mostly spoken languages in Bali are Balinese and Indonesian. English is a common third language (and the primary foreign language) of many Balinese for foreign tourists.

Bali is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music. Bali, a tourist heaven for decades, has seen a further surge in tourist numbers in recent years. Bali is a land that seems to have a magnet at its very heart. Maybe its Bali’s beauty, maybe the friendly people, or maybe even the influence from spirits that certainly abide in this place. It is a feeling that is difficult to understand unless experienced but once visited you are surely compelled to come back and you may even want to stay forever.

Some call it the island of the gods, this tropical island inhabited by a remarkably artistic people who have created a dynamic society with unique arts and ceremonies. Received the Best Island award from Travel and Leisure in 2010. The island of Bali won because of its attractive surroundings, diverse tourist attractions, excellent international and local restaurants, and the friendliness of the local people.

Tri Hita Karana, is a concept of life practiced by Balinese people. It is a life concept of three relationship, between 1) human and God, 2) human and human, 3) human and environment. It has been practiced since a long time ago by the ancestors and still practiced until now. For example, celebrations are held for many occasions such as a tooth-filing (coming-of-age ritual), cremation or odalan (temple festival), offerings are presented everyday in the form of canang sari, that is a few examples of the implementation of Tri Hita Karana in real life.

Bali is an island blessed with beautiful nature, with it’s friendly people that will make your holiday, wedding, or honeymoon in Bali become an unforgettable moment in your lifetime. Sunset beach, traditional balinese architecture, rice terrace, beautiful waterfall, magnificent lake, and much more is all you can find in Bali.

Welcome to Bali – Live, Life and Love in Bali.