Friday, November 27, 2015

Hong Kong & Macau - Marvels of Asia

Hong Kong and Macau are fascinating destinations with intense energy and a unique mix of ancient and modern. Explore the ancient treasures and modern marvels of the exciting cities of vibrant Hong Kong and historic Macau.

Hong Kong: Your One Stop Shop

Hong Kong is located conveniently in the heart of Asia, making it the region’s most connected destination for everything. Half the world’s population is located within five hours of flying time, and it offers visa-free travel for visitors from over 170 countries. Hong Kong welcomes all Indian passport holders to stay for up to 14 days with no visa charges.

The city overwhelms you with its fascinating contrasts: the super-modern skyscrapers that sit alongside ancient temples, the juxtaposition of east and west architecture, culture and gastronomy – the strikingly different worlds that coexist and create a spectrum of experiences unlike any other city.

Hong Kong is a city of non-stop intensity that never sleeps and is full of energy.  A city with a past as long and colourful as Hong Kong’s is a haven for people who are looking to rejuvenate, relax and enjoy.

All year round, visitors flock to Hong Kong with events and festivals happening throughout the year. The Hong Kong Winter Fest that is just round the corner, where the X’mas spirit is at its highest with Christmas trees aglow amidst glittering skyscrapers and festive food followed by a spectacular New Year Countdown. The tram parties that go on long after the sun goes down along with the thrilling shopping experience during the winter sale at throw away prices, makes it a delightful destination for anyone to travel this winter. Just when the year would draw to a close, the Chinese New Year in Hong Kong is the classic way to start the year off.

There will always be a tiny bit of Hong Kong that you will carry along with you after your trip is over. This is one of the few cities that allow you to mix business and pleasure with a myriad of sightseeing, shopping, dining, arts and cultural attractions. 

Macau: Much more than Las Vegas of the East!

Macau, the only city which has a vibrant mix of Portuguese and Chinese culture is one place where you can soak in the interesting intercultural mix. With colonial buildings, urban squares, churches, museums & culinary customs, Macau has all ingredients for a perfect holiday. Lying on the western side of the Pearl River Delta, it is one of the Special Administrative Regions of China popularly known as The Vegas of the East. Blending East and West cultures into an entertainment, gaming and dining hub, Macau has tailor made itineraries for all types of travelers. 65km west of Hong Kong and just an hour by the ferry, you get to experience the duality Macau has to offer. The Visa on Arrival feature also makes it easy to hop into the city.

There is so much for a family to experience in Macau  - The City of Dreams brings the award winning US$250 million production show, – ‘The House of Dancing Water’. The storyline infuses elements of Chinese and global culture, which works as a metaphor for Macau. For adventure seekers, experience the thrill by bungee-jumping off the Macau Tower from 233m, you can also enjoying the view from its observation deck or try the sky walk. The Macau Grand Prix Museum houses best of cars and bikes & the 3D Art Museum at Sofitel with picture-perfect backdrops is perfect to click outstanding pictures. For animal lovers, Panda Pavilion houses two giant pandas Kai Kai and Xin Xin and for an educational insight, there is the Science Centre.

Loaded with excitement are the festivals that Macau hosts all around the year. Celebrate New Year the way it’s supposed to be celebrated; in style and witness the Macau, Latin City Symphony Parade on 6th December with fireworks, orchestras, flowers, amber glowing lights, dragon dances and fortune tellers. The Macau International Marathon, Macau Shopping Festival, LEGO, Grand Prix, Food and Music Festival also highlight the best of Macau.

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