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Nehru Zoological Park – a foretaste of Indian wildlife in their natural habitat

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Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along the Captivating Kerala Backwaters

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Often called the Asian equivalent of the American Bayou, the Kerala backwaters are an expansive network of intricate waterways that include five lakes, forty rivers and a host of canals that span half the length of its home state. Stretching across over 900km the labyrinth of lakes, rivers, inlets and creeks form a truly magnificent eco system and …
Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of wonders

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Positioned just a short drive away from the beautiful Whitley Bay, the impressive Blue Reef Aquarium is ideally located in the North East coastal city of Tynemouth. It is a great place to discover how life goes on under the ocean. The Blue Reef Aquarium is a modern aquarium showcasing marine life in a new and exciting way. It has been designed and …
Festivals in Maldives – Merriment in Male

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  No one would think that the decorative specs on the Indian Ocean would on close scrutiny turn out to be such resplendent islands full of tourist attractions. However, that is precisely what the Maldives is like. It has over twenty six tiny atolls or islands, which are governed separately but are a cohesive part of Maldives. Most of the festi…
Medical Tourism – Dental Care & Dentists in Bohput

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The Thai island of Koh Samui might have garnered a reputation for its idyllic beaches and pristine oceans, but it is also gaining popularity for another feature that is quite unique; medical tourism! Offering reasonably priced and international standard medical care, Koh Samui and such coastal areas as Bohput are also known for their high standards…
Family Travel to Philippines

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The multicultural nation of Philippines presents an ideal destination for a family holiday. The suitable areas for families visiting the country include Boracay Island, Central Visayas and the National Capital Region Cebu. You may visit the most popular beach in Boracay, known as the White Beach which is famed for its spectacular sunsets and pristi…

A Serene Lake Amidst a Sea of Activity – Shichahai Lake

Beijing, the capital of the People’s Republic of China is one of the most populous and developed cities in the world. This global city is the hub of China’s political, cultural and economical activity, and has thus gained a reputation of being one of the busiest cities in the world as well. Beijing is an excellent place to witness the fusion of traditional Chinese culture and modern day lifestyles, and is also popular for its many iconic landmarks and attractions.

Amidst the bustle of Beijing is an escape from all the activity: Shichahai Lake. Serving as a site for people to relax and take a break from the worries of everyday life, Shichahai Lake is a blissful area with a green environment. Therefore, it is probably one of the best places in Beijing to enjoy a calm and relaxing walk away from the constant rush that persists in Beijing.

The lake is said to have been created somewhere in the 12th Century and covers a vast area of over 146 hectares. The lake consists of three lakes; Qianhai, Houhai, and Xihai, which have been amalgamated into Shichahai Lake. For years, the lake served as a source of water, an important waterway, and recreational site for the people in Beijing. Today, the lake and its surrounding area have been enhanced to a beautiful leisure and recreational space for the people. The lake features a refreshing ambience which is created by the charm of the beauty of the environment of the lake and its surrounding area.

Many families and young couples are seen catching a break from the hustle and bustle of city life at the scenic area of Shichahai Lake. The area surrounding the scenic area is home to several beautifully constructed houses, temples, and nunneries, which also add to the tranquility of the lake. Some of the highlights of the scenic area are the Drum and Bell Towers, the Wanning Bridge, several nuage restaurants, and the Silver Ingot Bridge.

If you are seeking accommodation in Beijing, nestled in the dynamic Dongzhimen district of Beijing is the Ascott Raffles City Beijing which is a luxury serviced residence. In close proximity to iconic landmarks such as Gui Jie and the Forbidden City, this residence offers accommodation in four different types of stylish, spacious and fully equipped serviced apartments in Beijing. The residence also provides a host of conveniences and amenities as well, making these Beijing serviced apartments ideal for a comfortable long stay in Beijing.

Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and hopes to visit them all someday.

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