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

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South Asia’s most teeming nation is a veritable fusion of attractive places, lush landscapes and an ancient culture steeped in history and rituals. Architectural masterpieces of historic dynasties dot various states. India’s rich heritage together with its flourishing bio diversity showcases the beauty of the country. The city of Hyderabad offe…
Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along the Captivating Kerala Backwaters

Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along t…

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

Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of…

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

Festivals in Maldives – Merriment in M…

  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

Medical Tourism – Dental Care …

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

Family Travel to Philippines…

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…

Festivals in Hong Kong – always eventful

Hong Kong is always a captivating place to explore and attracts many visitors from around the globe. If you desire a hotel Kowloon Hong Kong offers an attractive choice would be the Dorsett Mongkok Hong Kong. This excellent accommodation offers well-appointed rooms and welcoming hospitality.

Many fascinating festivals that will capture the imagination of the visitor are celebrated in Hong Kong. With a predominantly Chinese population it is not surprising that an array of Chinese festivals is observed in this city. Naturally one of the local festive highlights is the enthusiastically celebrated Chinese New Year which is the city’s most extravagant and colourful event. Local residents visit temples to offer prayers for good luck in the coming year and you will see bright lanterns throughout the city. You will be able to enjoy the spectacular parade, a sensational fireworks display at the harbour and exciting action at the local racing track. Markets sell festive foods and there is a joyous mood everywhere.

Another fascinating event celebrated in Hong Kong is the Ching Ming Festival. On this occasion local families remember their departed loved ones, sweeping and weeding graves, touching up the inscriptions on tombstones, lighting incense and making offerings of various kinds of foods. Another celebration with a similar theme is the Hungry Ghost Festival, during which it is believed that spirits wander the earth. People provide for their ancestors and other ghosts by burning fake money as well as other offerings for the benefit of these spirits.

Not to be missed is the much anticipated Dragon Boat Festival during which the highlight is the exciting race between the teams rowing the elaborately decorated dragon boats. Meanwhile the Mid-Autumn Festival is another local celebration where families reunite and a host of enjoyable carnivals and lantern displays are organized.

However Hong Kong residents also celebrate Western festivals, with events like Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day and Halloween enthusiastically observed by the people of the city. Visitors can join in these exciting festivities.

Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers. Google+

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