The historic city of Kurashiki gracefully sits on the Takahashi River on the coast of the Inland sea. We can say that this place is home to century-old buildings and shops.
As we walk in this historic land the time seems to tick at a slower phase. The calm of the city can make any restless soul to live in the moment.
As we slowly sip in the beauty of Kurashiki, we thought why not share the list of beauty that can be found in this historic land.
So, join us as we slowly walk into the top four places of Kurashiki.
We all know that rice is recognized as one of the vital commodity of Japan. As we travel back to the past, we come to understand that Kurashiki was one of the critical points of distribution for rice. The canal area was mainly used for this purpose.
- Ohara Museum
This is Japan’s first museum of western art. The museum consists of the Main gallery, Annex building, Craft Art Gallery, Asiatic Art Gallery. Just over 200m, we can spot Kojima museum too, which is an art display of Japanese artist Kojima Torajiro.
- Ohashi House
Kurashiki is well known for its many of the merchant classes. One such merchant family is of Ohashi, who built this residence in 1796. Visit this fabulous townhouse of Kurashiki’s wealthiest merchants. It was told about to me by a friend who runs https://www.southernstarroofing.com, a very successful roofing company in North Carolina. Being a high caliber business executive, this place got Brandon’s attention and he suggested it as a great place to stop in and explore.
- Ivy Square
This building is beautifully covered with ivy which is a climbing plant, hence the name ivy square. As we have a look at the Ivy square, we can surely say the greenery that covers this building is so pleasing to our eyes. Dating back to the past, this building was widely known to be Japan First Cotton mill. Today the visitors can enjoy at the museum, restaurant, and a hotel at Ivy Square.
Denmark has been the seat of Vikings and it is a maritime nation as it is bordered by the North Sea and the Baltic. One will get to explore the different Danish Viking ships that are parked in the museum and it is also the homeland of Hans Christian Andersen who has been the fairy tale writer of repute. This country is also loved for art as well as unique food destinations. Jesse Hyler, an old friend who runs one of the most successful pest control companies in Albany, is an avid art connoisseur and loves the rich history and attention to detail he found when he last visited Denmark.
This is a bridge found crossing the Oresund Strait and lies between Malmo and Copenhagen. It is a 5 mile or 8 km long structure that has railway lines as well as highways. It is partially a tunnel as well as a bridge. Many use this bridge to get to Sweden.
This palace is located in the middle of a lake and the Museum of National History is to be found here. It has been the home of one of the well known monarchs of Denmark, King Christian IV. Castle views, views from the lake and the surrounding gardens are scenic and unique.
This is a Viking Ship Museum that is located at Roskilde. There are several interactive exhibits here that children love to explore. There is a working boat yard where one can find some of the shipbuilding techniques of the Viking era still being employed.
This is a great attraction for kids, which is an amusement park as well. There are miniature displays of famous places and buildings here, which are made of fifty million bricks.
This beachside destination is a must visit when you are planning to explore Denmark. Skagen shoreline is windswept and beautiful and has inspired a community of artists who are known as Skagen Painters. Here one will also find the Rabjerg Mile which is a moving sand dune.
Statue of the Little Mermaid
This is a legendary statue that is by the Copenhagen harbor. However, it is a small statue that is only about 1.25 meters in height. It was erected in 1913 to commemorate a play on the Little Mermaid that was originally written by Hans Christian Andersen.
This is a castle that is said to have been mentioned as Elsinore in William Shakespeare. It is also considered an important specimen of a Renaissance castle that was built in the sixteenth century.
Quito is one of the most beautiful cities of America. This is the colonial city easily found between two volcanoes and gives an excellent view. During burn, it gives you the fantastic view of snow-capped mountains. The best view of the snow can be collected from this city and nowhere else in the world.
- Basilica del Voto Nacional – get gothic side of America here
If you want to experience the neo-Gothic side of architecture, visit the cathedral such as Basilica del Voto Nacional. It was created in the year 1887. It comprises of structures such as iguana, tortoise, monkey, and puma. Inside the cathedral, you will come across the mosaic floor and also an altar of Mother Mary.
- Parque La Carolina – relax and enjoy
Quito is consisted of Parque La Carolina, the place where you can do recreation and relaxation. This spot is situated in the main district amongst huge land. You will come across bike lanes, tracks to run, basketball court, and various soccer fields to carry out physical tasks. You can also spot this place for carrying out paddle boating.
- Plaza Foch – enjoy nightlife at its best
The place comprises of bars eateries and various nightclubs. It is the place to meet local people all around. People, especially young arrive here for spending fun time with friends and family. This place is meant to dance and enjoy to its fullest.
- La Capilla Del Hombre – welcome to art museum
This art museum is dedicated to the people belonging to Latin America. It is basically the art museum created by the famous artist such as Oswaldo Guayasamín. It is located over the hilly structure of the city. The best use of murals, sculpture is made here to depict the struggle of people during oppression.
- Calle La Ronda – a street with unique three city blocks
This is the street where you will come across several buses and taxis. It is the street covering three blocks when it is to enjoy leisure time. Have fun with small shops, cafes, and other eateries. You can shop for a variety of things too.
Managua is the city located on the Lake Managua south shore and it is also the capital city of Nicaragua. The city is famous for its rich vibrant culture and many natural beauties. If you have planned a vacation in Managua, then do not skip these spots.
- Natural Reserve Tiscapa Lagoon
Tiscapa Lagoon was basically a lagoon formed because of volcanic eruptions and it is about 10,000 years ago. The lagoon is present within the city in Nicaragua, and covers the area of 0.13 km². It was protected as a natural reserve. It creates a beautiful sight of the city and one of the most visited spots.
- Old Cathedral of Managua
The Old Cathedral of Managua is also known by the name Catedral de Santiago in Spanish language. It is a cathedral in Managua, Nicaragua and it was designed by Belgian architects.
- Montelimar Beach
If you love nature’s beauty, then Montelimar beach is the place you should surely visit. At present on the Nicaragua Pacific coast in the department of Managua. The main attraction of Montelimar Beach is the 3 km of white sand beach and the Barcelo Hotel and Resort.
- Chocoyero-El Brujo Natural Reserve
This is a great place for nature watching and hiking. You can reach here within an hour from Managua. On your way to Managua, you can have the magnificent look of unpaved and cross pineapple, banana and coffee plantations. The place is full of natural beauties and mesmerizing views. The chocoyero present here is the natural house for lots of birds.
- Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Managua
The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of Mary (MCICM) is also known as New Cathedral. The place is located in Managua, Nicaragua. And it was dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. It has beautiful architect.
In addition to these spots the city has many other sights to watch and experience. But, these are some of the most important one, and your journey to Managua will be called incomplete, if you do not visit these places.
If you wish to explore the state of Minnesota, it would be wise to select St Paul as your one stop destination to get a flavor of the state as a whole. This capital city of the state has also the second largest population for the state. Located in Ramsey County, the city is located on the eastern side of the Mississippi river, near the point where it merges into the Minnesota River. The city combines with Minneapolis to form a large and sprawling economic center as well as the sixteenth largest metropolitan area in the country.
At the time of its formation, the city was a trading center and a transportation hub for the state. Today there are several cultural and industrial landmarks that showcase its history and draws visitors from the world over. It houses the famed energy center Xcel that forms the business hub for the upper Midwest region of the country.
The city has numerous landmarks among which a cultural and educational center id the Science Museum of Minnesota. Here one will find interactive exhibits as well as movies shown in the IMAX theater mode.
Log chapel of Saint Paul has a link to the city’s forming days and it is a religious landmark place that is a must see, also for its iconic architecture.
The city is known for several parks and natural recreational areas. A popular place is the Como park zoo and conservatory. The zoo was founded in 1897 and has several animals and aquatic creatures kept in natural surroundings. It is the first zoo that was formed in this state.
The Cathedral of Saint Paul is another revered landmark of the city. It was built as a replica of the St Peter’s church in Rome and it is a beaux arts church that has a rose window and a copper dome.
If you wish to check out the local food and brew, stop by Pig’s Eye which is a popular tavern in the city.
Constructed in the smack middle of a desert, Phoenix is now the capital of the state of Arizona and one of the largest cities of the country. The rich agriculture of the soils of the city drew Native Americans to inhabit it early in the 11th city. Since it’s in the desert, Phoenix is naturally very hot in the summers. So if you’re heat-sensitive, we recommend planning a trip to Phoenix in the winter season.
Tourist Sites and Attractions in Phoenix
Being the capital of Arizona, the city has a decent number of tourist attractions and sites. Clear your schedules for each one because they are all unique and educational!
The Arizona Science Center is a famous name in the world of technology. The center holds a number of tech exhibits, latest gadgets and inventions and also an IMAX theatre to watch the latest movies.
Phoenix also has several museums that are often visited by tourists. The Heard Museum is famous for its cultural vibe whereas the Pueblo Grande Museum and Archeological Park is for those who love archeology, history and the prehistoric era.
Along with the educational museums, the capital also has museums and centers to appreciate art. The Phoenix Art Museum is the most popular stop for budding artists. The center has exhibits of both modern and contemporary genre.
The Desert Botanical Garden is also a great place to visit during your stay in the city. Unlike other lush green gardens, this one focuses on the flora and fauna of the desert – what they are and how they are grown.
Tourist Activities in Phoenix
If you’re traveling with a child, then the activities in Phoenix will make their trip the best they’ve ever had! The Carnival of Illusion, the Sea Life Aquarium and the Desert Storm Hummer Tours are all exciting activities for people of all ages.
Phoenix is also home to some of the finest opera theaters like the Arizona Opera and the Phoenix Symphony.
In a nutshell, the capital of Arizona has everything – history, art, music, theater, and fun activities. Just make sure to pack some sunscreen!
No matter you are visiting the city of Hong Kong for the very first time or for the 10th time, this city has a lot to offer for the tourists in terms of places to see, drink, and eat. It is an absolute tourist’s paradise and one that you will always love to visit over and over again.
Tian Tan Buddha
This is the largest outdoor bronze statue of Buddha in the world. You can get to this statue by taking the 360 degrees Skyrail cable car ride from Ngong Ping. You will get to have a bird’s eye view of the Lantau Island. Hiring the crystal cabin will offer you a glass bottom to get a picturesque view as you move to the top. Visitors who like to walk can reach the bronze statue by climbing the 268 steps.
Wong Tai Sin Temple
This is a very popular spiritual temple in the city of Hong Kong and plenty of people flock to pray in this temple. This temple is devoted to a shepherd boy who is believed to have super healing powers. He is considered as a demi-god here after his death.
This is a fun filled and entertaining aquatic theme park for everyone in the family. The park boasts of two giant pandas apart from the wide range of aquatic and marine species. There are over 5,000 fishes in the Grand Aquarium at the park and it is also a place where you can find dolphins, seals and penguins. Take the cable car ride to reach the top of the cliff to enter the wonderful world of roller coaster rides.
Peak Tram Ride
The peak is the highest point in Hong Kong and there is at Victoria Park on the top of the peak. You can reach the top of the peak by taking a historic tram ride. You get the best view of Hong Kong city to the top of the peak.
Star Ferry Ride
Get to see some of the best views and the iconic skyscrapers that Hong Kong has to offer by taking a quick 5-minute star ferry ride from TST to Wan Chi. You will love the sea breeze and the cool waters as you travel from one shore to the other.
Austria attracts lots of hikers and skiers with its beautiful mountain ranges. It is situated in the Alps and also well known for its cultural programs. Some of the world renowned musicians like Mozart and Strauss Waltzes came from this region. Let us look into some of the popular tourist destinations of Austria.
This scenic valley has the beautiful Danube River flows in full glory and the region is also well known for its exotic fruits including apricots. With more than 500 monuments of historic significance, visitors will have a difficult time to cover all the attractions of this place.
Zell Am See
If you love to travel to a tourist destination that has the most beautiful lakes and mountains, you can choose this one for your holidays. The elevated walkway of the Hippolyte Church is the major attraction of this town. Tourists also enjoy the scenic beauty of alpine mountains from this location.
The world famous tourist destination for winter sports also has a number of other attractions including cathedrals. The 1964 and 1976 winter Olympics were held in this region that has now become a popular tourist destination for skiing activities. The Bell Museum and ScholssAmbrass are the major tourist spots of this region.
This region is the birthplace of Mozart and also the fourth largest city of Austria. It has an old town flavor and visitors come here to enjoy the picturesque mountains in the surrounding area. The home of Mozart has been reconstructed and visitors can have a look at this amazing place.
The capital city of Austria is very famous for its musical concerts and it has more than 200 of them every year, giving visitors ample choice to attend their favorite balls. The city is also well known for its cafes along with different museums that have an amazing collection of paintings and jewelry.
Bangkok is a populous and capital city of the Kingdom of Thailand. The city is located by Chao Phraya river delta which is in Central Thailand. The city has a population of about eight million, while a population of 14 million occupies the Bangkok Metropolitan Region.
Bangkok’s history can be traced back to the time when it was a trading post of miniscule proportions during the time of the Ayutthaya Kingdom. From its trading operations in the 15th century, it grew to be a site where dual capital cities were located, Rattanakosin and Thonburi, which existed in the same place in the eighteenth century. When Siam was being modernized Bangkok was centered on this project and later Siam came to be known as Thailand. There were political struggles that the country went through in the 20th century as the country moved to a constitutional rule from monarchy. When the investment boom took place in the Asian countries during the nineties, several multinational corporations made Bangkok their regional headquarters. The city soon had a flourishing business hub along with which grew other service sectors like health care, transport, entertainment, fashion, art and culture.
Today the city is known to be a tourist destination for its vibrant street culture as well as the historic and religious landmarks that echo the history of the region.
For those who wish to see the city, there are certain historic landmarks to check out such as the Grand Palace or Buddhist temples like Wat Pho or Wat Arun. In contrast the nightlife scenes like Patpong and Khaosan Road are popular attractions for tourists who come here. There are royal palaces, temples as well as museums that showcase the cultural and historic evolution of the city. The city is also popular for varied dining and shopping experiences.
Can you believe it? Finally doing a blog. I am NOT great at this but excited because traveling is the bug I got as a kid. I will share with you everything I see and experience and recommend you get out traveling!