Where Else Can You Hold a Baby Panda? - Review of Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), Chengdu, China. The Panda base is the one must-see attraction in Chengdu.
There doesn't seem to be a lot of reason to go to the further panda bases, when you can see up to 80 pandas here, hold baby pandas to get your photo taken with them, learn all about the pandas, etc. It costs 58 RMB for admission (about $8.50), and is open from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM every day. The base is located just outside Chengdu, it was 30 RMB for the taxi from our hotel - watch out because our hotel concierge tried to first sell us a private driver for 700 RMB, then when we asked for a taxi, he conspired with the taxi driver to first say they could only do round-trip taxi because there were no taxis at the panda base, then after I told him to forget it, they said it would be 80 RMB one-way. I knew that it was closer to the hotel than the airport was, and we paid only 43 RMB from the airport, so I knew they were trying to scam us - not unusual for hotel concierges in China. Took about 30 minutes. Misool Eco Resort - Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
Ultra-luxurious Viceroy Bali Resort. Tropical Hideaway Near Bali”s Valley of the Kings: Viceroy Resort. Nestled on a hill near Bali’s Valley of the Kings, Viceroy Bali Resort&Spa offers accommodation units that combine comfort and privacy.
Accommodations - Soneva Kiri By Six Senses. Upon landing, guests are greeted by their Mr or Ms Friday - who will be on hand during the entire stay – and escorted on the five-minute Aquasense power-boat crossing from the airfield. Retreat to the Ayada Maldives. Luxury W Retreat Koh Samui in Thailand. By Eric • Nov 7, 2011 • Selected Work The luxury W Retreat Koh Samui is the first of its kind situated on Ko Samui, one of Thailand’s most exquisite isles off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus.
W Retreat Koh Samui is an all-villa resort set within a beautiful landscape of lush tropical plants and palm trees, sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. A fine example of a tropical escape, the hotel boasts of 75 luxurious Villas beautifully decorated and each with its own private pool! The hotel has an idyllic position fronting a virtually private sandy beach and provides stunning ocean and sunset views. For people looking to enjoy a Thai beach experience at its best, W Retreat Koh Samui is a must go destination! Photos courtesy W Hotels. Jumeirah Vittaveli Resort in Maldives. By Eric • Dec 28, 2011 • Selected Work Jumeirah Vittaveli is a brand new Resort developed by Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts that opened earlier this month.
Located in the Maldives, the resort has 91 villas and suites, each with its own private pool, private massage room, direct beach or lagoon access, and more. An expansive 8,600 square foot presidential suite offers three bedrooms, two private swimming pools and a deck with outdoor seating, shower and spa. Villas and suites can be booked all year round, from $1,143 to $10,000 per night, depending on the season and the type of villa. More Resorts in Maldives Jumeirah Vittaveli by Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts: “At Jumeirah Vittaveli, escape to an idyllic world where spectacular beauty fuses with blissful comfort. Unforgettable experiences are the result of this perfect blend of spectacular beauty and gracious hospitality, where guests capture the essence of opulence in its most essential form.
Luxury Villa Amanzi, Thailand by Original Vision Studio. The Luxury Anantara Veli Resort & Spa, Maldives. The Luxury Anantara Veli Resort & Spa, Maldives Anantara Veli Resort & Spa, Maldives, is a sensual island living over a turquoise lagoon that will put you in a natural mood for romance in one of 50 over water bunglows.
This stunning resort is only a 35-minute speedboat ride from Male International Airport, yet the white sands, endless blue sky and lush foliage seem a world apart. Walk hand in hand on idyllic sands. Cool down in the crystal clear waters that lie just beneath your luxury private bungalow. Contemplate the oceanic light as it evolves from morning glow to dusk, savouring time that is luxuriously well spent in between. Luxury Anantara Kihavah Villas, Maldives. Luxury Anantara Kihavah Villas Resort, Maldives Luxury Anantara Resorts opened Anantara Kihavah Villas earlier this year in the beautiful Maldives.
Located on the Baa Atoll, only 35 minutes by seaplane from Male International Airport. You can expect the morning sun dappling the crystal-clear waters of a secluded lagoon. Bali: beyond the usual suspects. Bali may have its fair share of tourists seeking nothing more than seven days of sun, sand and sex in the southern party triad of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak, but this only forms a small part of what’s on offer.
In reality, Bali is a lush Indonesian island teeming with cultural experiences, delicious food and exhilarating adventures. For those after a little slice of Balinese culture, food and adventure, consider the following, less visited possibilities: 1. Southern Bali: Bukit Peninsula Good for: surf, seafood and spirituality Bali may be known for beaches and cornrows now, but it was the surfers who first discovered this beautiful Indonesian island.
Explore Bali’s spiritual side with a visit to Pura Luhur Ulu Watu on the island’s south east. A trip to the Bukit Peninsula isn’t complete without visiting the Jimbaran fish markets. 2. Good for: food, unique coffee and natural wonders 3. Chocolate Hills. The Chocolate Hills is a geological formation in Bohol Province, Philippines. There are at least 1,260 hills but there may be as many as 1,776 hills spread over an area of more than 50 square kilometres (20 sq mi). They are covered in green grass that turns brown (like chocolate) during the dry season, hence the name.
The Chocolate Hills is a famous tourist attraction of Bohol. They are featured in the provincial flag and seal to symbolize the abundance of natural attractions in the province. They are in the Philippine Tourism Authority's list of tourist destinations in the Philippines; they have been declared the country's third National Geological Monument and proposed for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Description Locator map of the Chocolate Hills. Kyoto Obubu Tea Plantations. Vat Phou. History
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora - A Luxury Hotel in Bora Bora, French Polynesia.