четвъртък, 10 ноември 2011 г.

Top 10 places to visit in Asia for Relaxation and Meditation

Asia is considered to be one of the world’s most diverse, ancient and beautiful places to visit and live. There are lots of breath-taking places that would make you forget for a moment your everyday life, especially your worries. If you like travelling, here you can enter the world of tranquillity, calmness and composure, a place which will help you keeping calm peace of mind.

1. Swaminarayan Akshardham, India



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Swaminarayan Akshardham, India


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Swaminarayan Akshardham, India


 
Akshardham is a Hindu temple complex in Delhi, India. The complex displays the traditional Indian and Hindu culture, spirituality, and architecture. There is nothing so quite so perfect for meditation as a temple or the serenity of a beautiful garden. Swaminarayan Akshardham is one of the most stunning structures in India. It provides both a relaxing forum to view its ancient history and a beautiful piece of architecture.  A lovely gardens are surrounding the grounds. There is a large very beautiful fountain to enjoy the guests.

 
2. The Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Singapore

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The Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Singapore

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The Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Singapore

Another serene and amazing place to visit in Asia is the nature reserve of Bukit Tumah. This is a preserved typical tropical rainforest.  It offers hiking, biking and walking trails. Here you can glimpse  the world’s most rare and exotic insects and mammals. You will journey back in time to the days when much of the island was covered with lowland, tropical forest. In the silent  forest  you will feel  the sounds of the nature like a music to enjoy. Though much of Singapore's original vegetation had been cleared for logging and cultivation, the forest at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve has remained relatively undisturbed. Likewise, patches of primary rainforest can be seen around the MacRitchie area and Nee Soon Swamp at the Central Catchment Nature Reserve.  



3. New Bei Tou Hot Springs, Taiwan

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New Bei Tou Hot Springs, Taiwan



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New Bei Tou Hot Springs, Taiwan

This is one the most popular hot springs in Taiwan. These springs are natural, so it is a wonderful experience visiting this place. There is even a geyser on the premises. It’s the ideal place to relax after days of sightseeing to ease your sore body.


4. The Great Wall of China
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The Great Wall of China

Not all of China’s charms are found in its city. Although climbing the Great Wall may not sound relaxing, you will find the opposite when meet with the beautiful landscape. Tour guides accompany visitors on the top of the walking sections of the wall and highlight interesting facts about the wall. The Great Wall is a place full of history, and is the perfect spot to meditate on the significance of the monumental structure that China is best known for. 


5. Long Shan Temple, Taiwan
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Long Shan Temple, Taiwan
 
The Longshan Temple represents at least five famous temples in Taiwan. It is for worshiping Guanshiyin Budda and other divine spirits. Meditation can be guaranteed in this famous Taiwanese religious site. The temple is still active and during visiting hours, worshipers can be seen offering up prayers. An interesting fact about the temple is that it was bombed during World War II, but survived and stands intact to this day. Although they hold many festivals and celebrations here, visiting during prayer hours will guarantee a mellow, peaceful visit. The temple has many Chinese poems, verses and lyrics on signs. These add a touch of literature in addition to the religious and sightseeing value.


 6. The Maldives

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The Maldives


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The Maldives

Here you’re surrounded by Dazzling blue skies and crystalline waters enchant. The Maldives consists of 26 atolls of about 1,200 islands in the Indian Ocean, with only 200 islands inhabited while about 50 are occupied by resorts.The reefs of Maldives are one of the best coral gardens and offer an underwater beauty that is regarded as paradise all over the world. It is the best holiday destination which offers the best of both worlds, white sandy beaches, with coconut palm fringed tropical heavenly islands. Going to Maldives will ensure you a real relaxation experience.


7. Summer Palace, China (Yiheyuan)
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Summer Palace, China (Yiheyuan)
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Summer Palace, China (Yiheyuan)

 
Summer Palace is among the first group of historical and cultural heritage sites in China which are placed under special state protection. It once served as a summer retreat for the Emperors of China. Today it serves more as a retreat for the tourists who are weary of traversing large crowds throughout the ancient cities. Tourists can relax here and stroll through ancient pavilions, bridges and rich gardens. There are also stunning mansions to observe and a beautiful blue lake to look out over. You can enjoy shops and tea houses as well. It is the perfect place to spend a relaxing afternoon, enjoying the ancient culture and history of the Emperors of China.


8. Sensoji Temple, Japan

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Sensoji Temple, Japan


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Sensoji Temple, Japan


Sensoji  is an ancient Buddhist temple located in Asakusa, a central part of downtown (old town) Tokyo. Sensoji is Tokyo's oldest temple foundation, dating back to 628 AD. According to legend, two brothers kept trying to return a statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy, to the Sumida River only to have it returned to them the next day. This temple was built to honor her.


9. Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore

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Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore

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Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore

 
Although Singapore is famous for its diverse flea markets, there are other places in this fabulous city to visit which don’t include pushing your way through a busy crowd. The Botanic Gardens is a sprawling landscape of gorgeous foliage that ranges from bamboo reeds to vibrant cherry blossoms. It is the only botanic garden in the world that opens from 5 a.m. to 12 midnight every single day of the year, and does not charge an admission fee, except for the National Orchid Garden.The Orchid Garden is especially jaw dropping. It is definitely a place to slow down and “smell the roses.” Singapore is also one of the only two major cities with a tropical rainforest within its city limits


10. Miyakojima, Japan

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Miyakojima, Japan

 
This Japan island is considered to be the most beautiful place in Japan.
The coastline differs in each area on the island, combining rich nature, white beaches, transparent waters and coral reefs, which has helped make the island well known for its many great diving spots. You can find beautiful beaches and enjoy marine sports anywhere on the island.
Miyakojima City Tropical Plant Garden - This tropical garden located near Miyakojima’s largest city is filled with colorful trees and flowers. Some of the highlights of Hirara City Tropical Plant Garden include promenades. Visitors can also enjoy an abundance of the mysterious Chinese Banyan Trees, tropical Bottle Palms, and many more horticultural delights. The Hirara City Tropical Plant Garden also runs a program that allows newly weds to plant a tree to commemorate their union.

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