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When you’re looking for a place to travel during a vacation or a holiday, the best places to be are found in Asia. The continent of Asia and its constituent countries boast a myriad of places filled with colourful and distinct cultures, interesting histories and tradition, and also a very wide collection of weathered structures that, today, inspire awe and admiration in those who can truly appreciate them. So, if you are one of those individuals who love going on exciting trips to see the greatest wonders that the world has to offer then one place to be is Siam Reap.
Siem Reap, pronounced as see-emree-ep, is the capital of the Siem Reap Province in north-western Cambodia. Its name, Siem Reap, means “the flat defeat of Siam”. Siam was then, the name of Thailand, and the people of Siam or the Thais were called Siem. Siam Reap today is a famous tourist spot. This is because, Siem Reap, is known as to be the entrance to the Angkor region. The Angkor region is known, worldwide as the host of the Angkor Wat.
The attractions that can be found in Siem Reap are all interesting and promise a. One of the attractions is the famous Angkor Wat or Angkor Temple. The Angkor Wat is the largest hindu temple in the entire world. It is one of the eight wonders of the world and is definitely at the top of the must see list when you are on a holiday in Siem Reap.
There is also the Cambodian Cultural Village, which offers tourists the chance to experience 11 unique cultures, heritage, and local customs. Locally made products like wood carvings, and stone crafts make an ideal purchase for those who are interested in shopping for novelty goods. Various performances like the Apsara Dancing, peacock fights, and elephant shows can also be experienced here. The People here are friendly and only add to the wonderful experience.
Other places that are known as the attractions of Siem Reap are the Angkor National Museum and the Angkor Thom. During the day you can visit the Angkor National Museum and get the 4-1-1 on the ancient Khmer civilization and the archaeological treasure that is the Angkor Wat. And during the afternoon you can talk a walk as you marvel at the majesty of the Angkor Thom, the royal city built in the 12th century.
And at night, you can get your nightlife on, around the many small establishments like 5-star hotels, restaurants and resorts around Siem Reap. Also you can go shopping for souvenirs and put your taste buds out for a drive at the Old market and Central Market. Light up your nightlife as you surf the streets of the Central satiating your hunger with the fine local cuisine, go shopping for clothes, and also jewellery. Or you can get your shopping sickness cured as you shop for replica Khmer antiques and local souvenirs.
So the next time you’re planning on a vacation where you can marvel at great structures, appreciate culture, go shopping for unique goods, get a nightlife tasting exotic foods, or simply enjoy the attractions. Then visit Siem Reap today.
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Summer is just around the corner which means you’re probably gearing up for a holiday filled with sun, sea, and sand. Whilst these traits are a major priority for many travellers, a holiday also offers the perfect opportunity to explore another culture and experience a new adventure. If you’re looking for the best of both worlds, then there are plenty of relaxation and adventure holidays that fit the bill all over the world. One day you could be hiking, snorkelling, and marvelling at local attractions, and the next you could be soaking up the sun on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It’s as easy as that!
Tanzania is the perfect compromise of sprawling white-sand beaches and an adventure paradise. For the active traveller, Tanzania is home to Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the world’s most famous mountains and one of the most popular climbing hotspots on earth. Here, you can venture to the summit where you will be greeted with the most spectacular views across the surrounding areas and, afterwards, you can reward yourself with a relaxing beach escape on Zanzibar, an island famous for its spice production and palm-lined shores just off the coast of the mainland.
There are many , both cultural and relaxing. It’s home to an assortment of majestic temples, including the Angkor Wat complex which boasts a selection of inspiring hidden temples tangled amongst impressively gnarled tree trunks. After an adventurous day exploring the history and traditions of Cambodia, you can relax on one of its many beach paradises or enjoy a spa experience in any of the peaceful jungle lodges.
Greece offers the perfect blend of ancient history, fascinating architecture, and gorgeous beaches tucked away on a series of tranquil islands. Adventure-seekers can explore the ruins in Athens and wander through traditional rustic villages complete with winding alleyways and colourful bougainvillea. On the islands, there are plenty of water sports opportunities along with a never ending amount of secret palm-fringed beaches that descend into sparkling blue waters.
Costa Rica is ideal for travellers seeking sun, sea, sand, and adventure all rolled into one fun-packed trip. The country is lined with beautiful white-sand beaches perfect for catching some rays and indulging in some relaxing water sports like snorkelling, scuba diving, and sailing. Elsewhere, the more adventurous can take a canopy tour set against a lush jungle backdrop, enjoy a coffee tour of local plantations, and dust off the walking boots to take a trek up one of the numerous volcanoes before hitting the hot springs to soothe any aching muscles afterwards.
South Africa is one of the most diverse countries in the world, and boasts a mixture of busy cities, beautiful coastlines, and wild safari adventures. You could start by getting up close and personal with some of nature’s most amazing animals at one of the nature reserves before taking some time out on the rugged yet relaxing beaches that sprawl out around the coast. South Africa is a place for adrenalin seekers, and boasts a range of once-in-a-lifetime adventures like bungee jumping and shark cage diving.
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The history of winemaking has most definitely left its mark within the history of Cape Town, a city located in the beautiful Western Province of . More than 350 years ago, vines were successfully planted in (among its lush surrounding areas) and harvested into wine. Constantia Valley, one of Cape Town’s exclusive and leafy suburbs, was quickly identified as land with prime grape growing potential.
Constantia, the original farm in this area of South Africa, was owned (and named) by the governor of the Cape, Simon Van Der Stel. Over the years, this estate had been sub-divided and sold on to other parties. In the 21st century, however, most of the land had been returned to vineyards. As a result, Constantia became well known for the production of original, world-class wines.
Besides the Constantia Wine Route, wine connoisseurs are highly encouraged to visit the , which include Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl and Wellington.
Groot Constantia Wine Estate
The scenic Groot Constantia Wine Estate is the oldest wine estate in South Africa and the core of the original Constantia farm. This wine estate dates back to 1685 and great care has been taken to restore the historical buildings to their former glory.
Sold off from the original farm in 1712, the magnificent Klein Constantia Wine Estate is home to indigenous forests and an eclectic combination of architectural styles.
High Constantia Wine Estate
First called Wittebonnen (White Trees), based off its abundance of Silverleaf trees, High Constantia has also had great success as a wine producing farm since the 1800’s.
Constantia Uitsig is well known for its country style boutique hotel, wine shop, spas and restaurants. Breathtakingly beautiful, the Constantis Uitsig Wine Estate is a great base from which to explore the wine route and attractions of Cape Town.
Buitenverwachting Wine Estate
Home to an award-winning restaurant, Buitenverwachting’s scenic beauty is also a popular wedding and event venue. Buitenverwachting, which means ‘ beyond exceptional’, used to be part of the original farm and now produces award winning wines which are known all over the world.
Steenberg Hotel, Golf & Wine Estate
The scenic and beautiful has been declared a historically significant spot because of their beautiful yet antiquated buildings. Steenberg is also the only farm in the area that was originally granted to a woman. Catherina, also known as the widow Ras, asked Simon Van Der Stel to be granted deeds for a piece of land at the foot of the Silvermine Mountain. Today, this estate is home to exclusive private homes, a five star Hotel, a championship golf course and an award winning wine estate.