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Taipei City is the capital city of Taiwan, it is situated on the northern tip of Taiwan 16 miles southwest of the port city of Keelung. The city has a population of nearly 2.75 million inhabitants and was founded in the early 18th century by Chinese immigrants. Since the 19th century the city grew quickly fueled by international trade. Today Taipei City is seen as the economic, political and cultural centre of Taiwan with major multinational high-tech industries, high speed rail, two airports and railway lines radiating out to other parts of the island. Hotel Taipei deals can be some of the cheapest in Taiwan allowing you to keep some money back to enjoy the local attractions!
The city is growing in importance as a tourist attraction with many great attractions and amenities to be seen and enjoyed. Taipei City is home to many of the countries world famous cultural and architectural landmarks including the Chiang kai-shek Memorial Hall and gardens with its huge courtyard, large bronze statue of Chiang Kai-shek and museum. The memorial hall is used for national celebrations with the nation’s flag being raised here each morning. The world’s second tallest skyscraper Taipei 101 at 508 metres high is found here in the Xinyi District and affords unrivalled views over the city landscape and to the distant hills. It also boasts the second fastest elevators in the world that whisks tourists up to the 89th floor in a mere 37 seconds. Other buildings worth visiting include the National Concert Hall, the highly rated 5 star Grand Hotel near Yuanshan rated as one of the world’s finest back in 1968, The National Palace Museum, The Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall constructed in found memory of Dr.Sun Yat–sen the founding father figure of the Republic of China and the Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines.
There are plenty of green parks to break up the urban sprawl including Daan Forest Park, the beautiful Taipei Botanical Garden with its lotus ponds a place of real tranquility, 228 Peace Park where you can watch senior citizens taking part in chess and taichi. Located on the south bank of the Keelung River is the 12km long Dajia Riverside Park and only 10 minutes’ walkfrom Zhishan Metro Station is the picturesque Zhishan Gardens with several important shrines and temples. Taipei has many famous temples well worth viewing on any trip to the city including the most popular ones Longshan Temple, Baoan Temple which was constructed in 1805 and is considered one of the leading religious sites having won many acclaims, the nearby Confucius temple and the Xingtian Temple are also worth seeing. There is very little left of the city’s ancient architecture but four of Taipei’s five original city gates still stand proud and certainly worth seeking out. The benefits of hot springs is well known around the world and Taipei has three main areas to relax and enjoy the health benefits , they are located at Wulai, Beitou and the Yangmingshan National Park which is great for hiking with dozens of well-marked trails for the enthusiasts to follow.
Taipei is a shopper’s city with world class shopping malls with all the famous brands being well represented here. The citys main shopping area is neatly divided into two districts, West and East, West Taipei with its old narrow streets crammed with small shops and East Taipei with its wide tree lined boulevards and large shopping malls. Don't forget to use our price comparison tool above to bag a hotel Taipei bargain!
What's to do when staying in Tsim Sha Tsui hotels?
Located on the tip of the Kowloon Peninsula is the Hong Kong district of Tsim Sha Tsui, much of the east of the district has been reclaimed from the Hung Hom Bay. The district points towards Victoria Harbour and offers great views of nearby Hong Kong Island. It has grown in popularity and is a major tourist hub for Hong Kong and has many shops,and restaurants for tourists who are attracted to cheaper Tsim Sha Tsui hotels offered here.
Many of Hong Kong’s important museums are sited in the Tsim Sha Tsui district including the HK Space Museum, HK Museum of Art, HK Science Museum and HK Museum of History. Other major tourist attractions include the historically important Clock Tower of the former Kowloon-Canton Railway which terminated here; it took 2 years to construct and was completed in 1915. It is all that remains from the former railway station and stands proud over the surrounding area at forty-four metres high, topped off with a seven metre lightning conductor. The much loved public piazza of the Cultural Centre is another of Hong Kong’s popular landmark attractions located near the clock tower. The waterfront here is both popular with tourists and locals alike and is a great location to take memorable unobstructed photographs of the Central District of Hong Kong across Victoria Harbour. The Avenue of Stars and the Star Ferry terminal located here are also popular destinations.
Tsim Sha Tsui is a world class bazaar with abundant malls such as K11, The One and iSQUARE, there are also markets, shops and stalls galore selling international brand name stores, expensive jewellery, flashy cameras and top quality electronics, it’s easy to see why it is often called “the Golden Mile”. Seek out Canton Road and you will be treated to the world’s best luxury items and the biggest shopping mall in Hong Kong “Harbour City” and “1881 Heritage” which blends a sense of history and luxury shopping into a unique shopping experience. Wherever you go here you will come across huge shopping malls it truly is a shopping paradise if the credit cards can cope. To take a different view of shopping available from the glitzy malls head for residential and shopping district of Mong Kok bathed in neon lights, here you will find the popular “Ladies Market” with groups of merchants selling only single products in different streets. Here you can grab yourself a great bargain or two from luxury jewellery to simple cosmetics.
There’s much more to see than just the world class shopping malls, Hong Kong has many temples and shrines that should be part of any tourists’ itinerary. One of the most popular is Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin a beautiful Taoist temple and Wong Tai Sin Temple, a temple famed for making a wish and that wish coming true. There are also other important temples and shrines in the surrounding outlying territories that are accessed via some of the many boat tours that depart from here. For some of the greatest views of Hong Kong Island take a cruise around the busy harbour and island, remember to bring your camera for some fantastic and memorable images, especially impressive at night when it’s lit up like a million stars. Other popular things to do include a trip to the races, a great day out with a tremendous atmosphere, a visit to Hong Kong Disneyland is also highly recommended. To finish off your vacation head for one of the many top quality beaches that surround the island and mainland, three of the best on the island are Shek O Beach, South Bay Beach and St Stephen’s Beach.
Hoi an hotel - Sunrise Premium Resort
This Hoi an hotel is a 5 star resort that offers a heavenly place to stay. Free wireless in rooms is standard and for the active minded guest there are some outdoor tennis courts available as well as a luxury fitness centre. Stunning sea views are on offer from the cool and contemporary rooms which all include air con, private bathroom, mini bar and some funky slippers! Find out the latest prices and availability for this simply stunning Hoi an hotel. by visiting this page and search for the 'Sunrise Premium Resort Hoi An" you wont regret it!
About Hoi an
Located in the Quang Nam Province in Vietnam is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hoi An, this atmospheric town was once a major port and boasts a captivating riverside setting and grand architecture. In its early beginnings back in the 1st century it possessed the largest harbour area in Southeast Asia and flourished between the 7th and 10th centuries when the port controlled the spice trade which resulted in great prosperity for the area. This ancient town of 120,000 inhabitants is exceptionally well preserved with parts of the port area dating back to the 15th century; the influences of foreign intervention mainly Japanese, Chinese and European along with its indigenous people have combined over the centuries to create this unique heritage site which is one of Vietnam’s major tourist destinations with a real cosmopolitan atmosphere.
With the increase in popularity of the town has come increased wealth once again making Hoi An one of Vietnam’s richest towns. This wonderful ancient town is one of the world’s most intriguing destinations with parts of the Old Town full of ancient teahouses, Chinese temples and wavering Japanese merchant houses. You will also find four museums which showcase the history of Hoi An and the surrounding area, The Museum of History and Culture is a fine example of what’s on offer, formerly a 17th century pagoda you will find it located next to the Quan Cong temple.
There are over 1,000 timber framed buildings with wooden or brick walls, fine architectural monuments, cult houses and many temples and shrines. The houses show fine examples of carved traditional motifs on the exterior and they are tightly arranged in unbroken rows along the ancient narrow walkways. The front of the buildings allows easy access from the walkways with the backs conveniently opening up onto the waterway, the lifeblood of the town as an ancient trading port. Seek out the fine example of an 18th century Japanese influenced wooden bridge complete with its own pagoda; it is a truly remarkable place of great interest, culture and history. The riverside takes on a surreal atmosphere at night when it is lit up with hundreds of old-style lanterns which makes for wonderful photographic experiences.
Some of the great attractions to see in the area include the memorable My Son Santury, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in its own right; these Hindu-themed ruins were constructed by the ancient civilization known as the Champa who occupied this area for 15 centuries. The temple complex survived considerable bombing during the Vietnam War and still retains many fine examples of towers, intricate stone sculptures and temples in a jungle setting which reminds many visitors of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat complex.
Shopping here is a wonderful experience with two distinct shopping areas, downtown and the Riverside market, here you will find some of the lowest cost suits and silk shirts and with little bartering skills prices can be even lower ensuring some fantastic bargains to be had. Along the riverside you will find many reasonably priced restaurants offering some wonderful local cuisine so it’s a great place to eat in one of the world’s most appealing and unforgettable surroundings. Don't forget to check out Hoi an hotel the Sunrise Premium Resort Hoi An.
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