Attractions and sites abound in China, whether you choose to visit the capital of Beijing or take a hiatus to Shanghai. You will never be out of things to do while you enjoy a holiday on the Asian continent. One of the main events of your trip to China should be a visit to the Great Wall of China, which can be visited at various points along its lengthy course.
#1 - The Great Wall of China and Its Major Sections
- The Badaling Section of the Great Wall of China
The most popular section of China’s Great Wall is Badaling, which never stops being filled with visitors and tourists. It may be best to see this section during the week as the weekends can be somewhat harried. The Badaling section is approximately 72 kilometres or 45 miles from Beijing. Restoration began on the wall in 1953.
You can visit this section from 6:30 a.m. in the morning to 7:00 p.m. in the summer and from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the winter. The Badaling section has been open longer than any other part of the attraction and is the best preserved. Tourists can see beautiful scenes of the trees below the wall. World celebrities have visited this section, including Margaret Thatcher and former U.S. President Richard Nixon.
A typical tour time takes 3-hours during the peak season or 2-hours normally. Restaurants available at this stretch of the Great Wall include McDonald’s Yonghe King, Great Wall Commune Restaurant, the Badaling Hotel Restaurant and Jindian Friendship Restaurant. Hotels in the area include the Great Wall Commune and Badaling Hotel.
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Traveling always gets a new experience and when one chooses train to do it, the excitement just triggers to another level. The luxury train experience introduced in India takes this experience several folds higher with the royalty and comfort that is offered during the entire trip. These trains have been designed to fulfill the adventurous desire while keeping the passengers safe. A best way to explore India when visitors come for the first time is taking a tour with any of the five trains. These take separate tours in different regions and have the lavish set up to treat the passengers majestically throughout.
1. Maharajas Express
King of all, Maharaja Express train is owned by IRCTC and is the most expensive train of all. It tours around 12 destinations from October to April, where most of the destinations lie in Rajasthan. This train offers a range of five itineraries during the month of September and April and includes amazing experiences like seeing temples of Khajuraho, watching elephant polo in Jaipur and meeting the members of the royal family. The price range of the Deluxe Cabin starts from $3,850 and goes up till $12,000.
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Wherever I travel I look for sport fishing opportunities. While touring Southeast Asia my home base was Sihanoukville, Cambodia’s beach resort on the placid Gulf of Thailand. Thousands of small commercial boats fish the gulf for mixed catches of bottom fish and squid, staples of the city’s beachfront restaurants. I wondered what other fish were out there.
I saw a charter fishing boat moored near the commercial port, but there was no skipper to be found. I heard these charter boats come and go. They target barracuda and marlin and the fishing grounds are a costly four hour, full throttle run. Fisherman’s Den Charters and Pub promised catches of Barracuda and Dorado at a reasonable price. I booked my trip over a couple of pints.
Read more: Fishing the Gulf of Thailand