TRAVEL TIPS

June 18, 2018

JAPAN

 

CURRENCY: Yen (¥)

LANGUAGE: Japanese

1. Tokyo

Japan’s capital with skyscrapers, museums, the Imperial palace and Meiji Shinto Shrine

2. Kyoto

Old Japanese capital known for Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, Nijō Castle and Lion district geisha

3. Osaka

Modern Japanese port city famous for its busy nightlife, restaurants and Osaka Castle

4. Nara

Japan's 8th-century capital with period temples like Tōdai-ji, farmed for its 15m bronze Buddha

5. Hakone

Hot springs resort town on the shores of Lake Ashi with Mount Fuji views, shrines and art museums

6. Shinjuku

Parks, shopping, and autumn leaf colors

7. Hiroshima

Japanese city with Peace Park Memorial commemorating WWII atom bomb destruction and Shukkei-en garden

8. Sapporo

Hokkaido city with Sapporo Beer Museums, festivals in Odari Park and nearby ski resorts

9. Nikko

Small mountain city known for the shrine of the first Tokugawa shogun, with temples and national park

10. Shibuya

Planetariums, shopping, fashion and parks

 

Winter clothes

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-Fingerless Gloves

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-Layering

-Sunscreen, Moisturizer and Lip Balm

-Face masks

 

Summer clothes

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-Sandals

-Comfortable Pants

-Sleeveless Top

-Shorts

-Hat

-Sunscreen

-Sneakers

 

SOUTH KOREA

 

CURRENCY: South Korean Won (₩)

LANGUAGE: Korean

 

1. Seoul

South Korea capital with modern skyscrapers, ancient temples, Gyeongbokgung Palace and N Seoul Tower

2. Busan

South Korean port city known for Haeundae Beach, Beomeosa Temple and Geumjeongsan Mountain trails

3. Jeju City

Capital city of South Korea's Jeju Island, with Folklore Museum, Nanta Theatre and seawater saunas

4. Incheon

South Korea port city by Seoul featuring a large airport and many islands lined with beaches

5. Gyeongju

South Korea city with historical Silla dynasty sites including Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto

6. Daegu

Oriental Medicine Cultural Center, Daegu National Musuem and Gatbawi Buddha

7. Suwon

Provincial capitl, with Hwaseong Fortress, Hwaseong Haenggung Palace and Yeonmudae Post

8. Seogwipo

Waterfalls, seaside resorts and museums

9. Sokcho

Seaside resorts, beaches, and seafood

10. Daejeon

Art museums, parks, and hot springs

 

Winter clothes

-Insulated Jacket

-Heat-tech inner-wear

-Footwear That Slip On and Off Easily

-Wool, Merino Wool & Cashmere Sweaters

-Fingerless Gloves

-Warm & Cozy Socks

-Fleece Lined Leggings

-Layering

-Sunscreen, Moisturizer and Lip Balm

-Face masks

 

Summer clothes

-Loose Top

-Sandals

-Comfortable Pants

-Sleeveless Top

-Shorts

-Hat

-Sunscreen

-Sneakers

 

THAILAND

 

CURRENCY: Baht (฿)

LANGUAGE: Thai; Chinese; English

 

 

 

1. Bangkok

Modern Thai capital home to opulent Grand Palace, gold-spired Wat Phra Kaew, canals and nightlife

2. Chiang Mai

North Thailand city with Buddhist temples like Wat Chedi Luang, handicrafts and nearby hill country

3. Ko Samui

Tropical Thai island known for beaches, upscale resorts, late-night partying and Big Buddha Temple

4. Phi Phi Islands

Snorkeling, beaches, and seaside resorts

5. Pattaya

Gulf of Thailand resort with beaches, water sports, nightlife and Sanctuary of Truth Shrine

6. Phuket 

City on Thailand's Phuket Island with Chinpracha mansion, Thai Hua Museum and Sino-Portuguese houses

7. Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya

Former capital with Buddhist temples and palace ruins, a floating market and an elephant sanctuary

8. Hat Yai

City near the Malaysian border known for shopping and the Wat Hat Yai Nai's huge reclining Buddha

9. Khao Sok National Park

Thai nature reserve with rare species, rain-forested limestone cliffs, waterfalls and Cheow Lan Lake

10. Doi Inthanon National Park

Mountain park with nation's highest peak

 

HONG KONG

 

CURRENCY: Hong Kong Dollar (HK$)

LANGUAGE: Chinese; English

 

1. Victoria Peak

It is a mountain on the western half of Hong Kong Island. It is also known as Mount Austin, and locally as The Peak.

2. Central

Central is the central business district of Hong Kong.

3. Wong Tai Sin Temple

It is a well known shrine and tourist attraction in Hong Kong, it is dedicated to Wong Tai Sin, or the Great Immortal Wong

4. Tsim Sha Tsui

Often abbreviated as TST, is an urban area in southern Kowloon, Hong Kong. The area is administratively part of the Yau Tsim Mong District.

5. Avenue of Stars

Modeled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it honors celebrities of the Hong Kong film industry.Modeled

6. Ocean Park

It is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, animal theme park and amusement park situated in Wong Chuk Hang and Nam Long Shan in the Southern District of Hong Kong

7. Tian Tan Buddha

Also known as the Big Buddha, is a large bronze statue of Buddha Shakyamuni, completed in 1993, and located at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island

8. Tai O

It is a fishing town, partly located on an island of the same name, on the western side of Lantau Island

9. Repulse Bay and the Beaches

It is the most popular in the country, and a day spent here is complemented with the luxury and style typical of Hong Kong itself

10. Temple Street Night Market

Vendors sell everything from electronics and clothes to jade jewelry and traditional Chinese crafts.

 

TAIWAN

 

CURRENCY: New Taiwan Dollare (NT$ or $)

LANGUAGE: Mandarin Chinese; Taiwanese Mandarin

 

1. Taipei

Taiwan's modern capital city with famed night markets and the National Palace Museums

2. Kaohsiung

Taiwanese port city for Love River greenways, museums and skyscrapers like Tuntex Sky Tower

3. Taichung

Central Taiwanese city that's home to Taichung Station, Fengjia night market, museums, and teahouses

4. Moon Lake

Lake in central Taiwan with Formosan Culture Village, Sun Moon Lake cable car and foot rails

5. Taroko

Park with Taroko Gorge, a shrine and more

6. Yangmingshan

Picturesque are with hiking and a volcano

7. Green Island, Taiwan

Snorkeling, hot springs and light houses

 

INDONESIA

 

CURRENCY: Rupiah (Rp)

LANGUAGE: Indonesian

 

1. Ubud

Upland town, known for its Monkey Forest, Hindu temples, art museums and lush countryside

2. Kuta

Bustling resort are in Bali known for its surfing, large malls and party atmosphere

3. Denpasar

Known for Sanur Beach, Pura Blanjong Temple and the Bali Museum

4. Jakarta

Indonesia's capital city, with an old town, modern malls and historic relics at the National Museum

5. Lombok 

Beaches and diving in Kuta and the Gillis, plus trekking to a caldera lake on volcanic Mt. Rinjani

6. Jimbaran

Beach resort in Bali known for Jimbaran Bay, Kedonganan fish market and Dreamland Beach

7. Gili Islands 

Indonesian islands with coral reefs, sea turtles at Turtle Point and a sunken ship near Mentigi Beach

8. Surabaya

Diverse port city with Ampel Mosque, colonial architecture, military monuments and shopping malls

9. Nusa Lembongan

Snorkeling, surfing, beach and manta ray

10. Kintamani

Volcanoes, hot springs, lakes and cycling

 

CHINA

 

CURRENCY: Chinese Yuan (¥)

LANGUAGE: Mandarin

 

1. Beijing

China's capital and home to major sites such as the Forbidden City palace complex and Tiananmen Square

2. Shanghai

Modern Chinese city known for its skyscrapers, the Bund promenade, art deco buildings and shopping

3. Xi'an

An ancient Chinese dynastic capital, Xi'an is home to big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Terra Cotta Army

4. Guilin

Southern Chinese town with hilly karst landscape, twin pagodas and boat tours on Cedar and Banyan Lakes

5. Chengdu

Sichuan's capital, known for spicy cuisine, Jinsha Site Museum artifacts and giant panda center

6. Guangzhou

Large Chinese city featuring modern architecture and colonial homes on Shamian Island

7. Hangzhou

Chinese city famed for its expansive West Lake, its Grand Canal and nearby Longjin tea products

8. Zhangjiajie

Gateway to Wulingyuan Scenic Area with 330m Bailong Elavator, Tianmen Mountain and cliff walkway

9. Pudong

Sprawling area with biking and boating at Century Park, Shanghai Disney Resort and traditional dining

10. Wuxi

City on Taihu Lake known for Lingstan Grand Buddha, Grand Canal boat tours and Huishan clay figurines

 

MALAYSIA

 

CURRENCY:Ringgit (RM)

LANGUAGE: Malay

 

1. Kuala Lumpur

City with Petronas Twin Towers skyscrapers, also known for shopping, dining and colonial architecture

2. Kota Kinabalu

City gateway to Mt. Kinabalu and home to tracts of rainforest, wildlife, beaches and coral reefs

3. George Town

Capital of Penang, Malaysia with colorful colonial landmarks, multiethnic heritage and street food

4. Malacca City

Malaysian city with Jonker Street night market, Cheng Hoon Teng temple and Kampung Kling Mosque

5. Penang Island

Malaysian island with colonial-era capital George Town, Buddhist temples like Kek Lok Si and beaches

6. Langkawi

Snorkeling, beaches, honeymoons and eagles

7. Putrajaya

Malaysia city with pink-domed Putra Mosque, man-made Putrajaya lake and 3-tiered Putra Bridge

8. Genting Highlands

Hill resort in the Titiwangsa Mountains known forits cable car, shopping mall and Casino de Genting

9. Redang Island

Seaside resorts, beaches and snorkeling

10. Kinabalu Park

National park with a mountain and lodges 

 

 

VIETNAM

 

CURRENCY: Vietnamese Dong (₫)

LANGUAGE: Vietnamese

 

 

1. Hanoi

Vietnam's capital, home to Bach Ma Temple, Dong Xuân Market and neoclassical Hanoi Opera House

2. Ho Chi Minh City

City with French colonial landmarks like Notre-Dame Cathedral, War Remnants Museum and busy markets

3. Ha Long Bay

Vietnamese bay of thousands of limestone islands caves like Dau Go, junk boats and floating vilages

4. Da Nang

Port city with Hindu sculpture museum, sandy beach resorts, pagodas and the Marble Mountains

5. Hue

Former Nguyen Dynasty capital home to 19th century Citadel, Imperial City and Thien Mu Pagoda

6. Nha Trang

Vietnamese resort city with beaches, islands, a marine reserve and the Po Nagar towers religious site

7. Sa Pa

Mountain town that's a base for trekking, visits to waterfalls and climbing Phang Xi Pang peak

 

CAMBODIA

 

CURRENCY: Riel (៛)

LANGUAGE: Khmer

 

1. Siem Reap

Elegant Cambodian resort town with markets and bars, known for the nearby huge stone ruins of Angkor

2. Phnom Penh

Cambodian capital with Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Russian Market and art deco Central Market

3. Tonlé Sap

Lakes, rivers, fishing, temples and forest

4. Banteay Srei

Temples, butterflies, sculpture and ruins

5. Battambang

Riverside city with Battambang Museum, Phare Ponleu Selpak circus and Ek Phnom pagoda

6. Koh Rong

Island known for coral reefs near Koh Rong Pier, plus Jewelorchids zoo and Police beach

7. Koh Ker

Temple complex in north Cambodia with Koh Ker Temple, Prasat Krahom and Rahal Baray water tank

8. Poipet

Thai borber known for its many casinos and the nearby Banteay Chhmar temples

9. Kratié

Dolphins, kayaking and rivers

10. Angkor Thom District

Temples

 

EUROPE

 

CURRENCY: EURO (€)

LANGUAGE: Germanic; Romance

 

1. Paris

Home to the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Notre-Dame, sidewalk cafes and high fashion

2. Rome

Home to the Vatican as well as world-class art and ancient ruins like the Colosseum

3. Venice

Italian island city known for canals lined with Gothic palaces, Piazza San Marco square and Carnival

4. London

Home to Buckingham Palace, St. Pauls Cathedral, British Museum and Hyde Park

5. Florence

Renaissance art and archtecture

6. Barcelona

Known for Gaudi's whimsical architecture, the Gothic Quarter and tapas bars

7.  Madrid

Home to the Royal Palace and major art museums like the Prado and Reina Sofía

8. Pisa

tuscan university town known for the Learning Tower of Pisa, and a notable cathedral and baptistry

9. Vienna

Museums, Vienna State Opera performances, and Schönbrunn & Hofburg palaces

10. Milan

Northern Italy city known for haute couture, its Gothis Duomo and da Vinci's "The Last Supper"

 

Winter clothes

-Synthetic base layers

-Wool

-Silk

-Cotton

-Insulating layer

-Hard/Soft shell

-Socks

-Waterproof shoes/boots

-Gloves

-Scarf

-Lip balm/moisturizer

 

Summer clothes

-Sleeved/long sleeved tops 

-Tank tops

-Dress

-Socks

-Raincoat

-Knit/light sweater

-Scarf

-Waterproof sandals

-Shoes/Flats

 

USA

 

CURRENCY: Us Dollar ($)

LANGUAGE: English

 

1. New York City

Influential metropolis known for the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building and Times Square

2. Las Vegas

Neon-lit desert city with luxury resorts, theme hotels, 24-hour casinos and big-name entertainment

3. Los Angeles 

Sunny city known for the Hollywood film industry, Venice and Santa Monica beaches and Lakers basketball

4. San Francisco

Hilly bayside city known for the Golden Gate Bridge, year-round fog, cable cars and Victorian homes

5. Grand Canyon National Park

Vast, 277-mile river valley known for its dramatic viewpoints, white-water rafting and hiking

6. Washington, D.C.

Home to the federal government and cultural institutions such as the Smithsonian

7. Yosemite National Park

California park with Tunnel View, granite peaks like El Capitan, hiking trails and giant sequoias

8. Disneyland/Walt Disney World

Famed amusement park with 8 themed lands

9. Yellowstone National Park

Wilderness and recreation are with active geysers like Old Faithful, plus canyons, rivers and lakes

10. Maui

Hawaiian island known for huge Haleakala volcano and beaches like Kapalua, Kaanapali and Ho'okipa

 

Winter clothes

-Insulated Jacket

-Heat-tech inner-wear

-Footwear That Slip On and Off Easily

-Wool, Merino Wool & Cashmere Sweaters

-Fingerless Gloves

-Warm & Cozy Socks

-Fleece Lined Leggings

-Layering

-Sunscreen, Moisturizer and Lip Balm

-Face masks

 

Summer clothes

-Loose Top

-Sandals

-Comfortable Pants

-Sleeveless Top

-Shorts

-Hat

-Sunscreen

-Sneakers

 

CANADA

 

CURRENCY: Canadian Dollar ($)

LANGUAGE: French; English

 

1. Vancouver

Hip coastal city with historic Granville island, beaches, Capilino Suspension Bridge and Stanley

2. Banff

Town known for its film festival, gondola and national park with geothermal waters and ski resorts

3. Toronto

Big Canadian city with the soaring CN Tower, many parks, a large Chinatown and Royal Ontario Museum

4. Montreal

Known for Vieux-Montréal(old city), Notre Dame Basilica and Montreal Botanical Garden

5. Niagara Falls

520-ft-high Skylon Tower views of the Horseshoe Falls section

6. Whistler

Alpine ski mountain and pedestrian base town that was formerly the site of the 2010 Winter Olympics

7. Jasper

Small, historic mountain town, the main accommodation and dining hub of Jasper National Park

8. Lake Louise

Canadian Rockies hamlet known for glacier-fed Lake Louise, jagged mountain, wildlife and skiing

9. Quebec City

City with Château Frontenac, Hôtel de Glace (seasonal ice hotel) and famed winter carnival

10. Victoria

Vancouver Island city in British Columbia known for Parliament Buildings and formal Butchart Gardens

 

 

Winter clothes

-Synthetic base layers

-Wool

-Silk

-Cotton

-Insulating layer

-Hard/Soft shell

-Socks

-Waterproof shoes/boots

-Gloves

-Scarf

-Lip balm/moisturizer

 

Summer clothes

-Sleeved/long sleeved tops 

-Tank tops

-Dress

-Socks

-Knit/light sweater

-Scarf

-Sandals

-Shoes/Flats

 

HOLY LAND

 

CURRENCY: Israeli New Shekel (₪)

LANGUAGE: Hebrew; Arabic

 

1. Jerusalem

Middle Eastern city with Temple Mount's Jewish, Christian and Muslim pilgrimage sites, and musuems

2. Dead Sea

Salt lake more than 400m below sea level, with resorts and spas, Masada fort ruins and Biblical sites

3. Tel Aviv

Coastal Israeli city with nightlife, chic shops, museums, White City's Bauhaus buildings and beaches

4. Eilat

Red Sea resort town known for its swimming beaches, snorkeling reefs, and nature centers

5. Nazareth

Ancient Israeli city with the Basilica of the Annunciation, St. Joseph's Church and Nazareth Village

6. Sea of Galilee

Lakes, beaches, camping, and christianity

7. Haifu

Known for Mediterranean beaches and the terraced Bahá'í Gardens on Mount Carmel

8. Tiberias

Known for the Tomb of Maimonides and mineral-rick hot springs

9. Beersheba

Deserts, parks, museums and history

10. Ashdod

Beaches, parks, and museums

 

 

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