Tourist Attractions in Bangkok
Oct29

Tourist Attractions in Bangkok

Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Bangkok Thailand’s sprawling capital, Bangkok is a tourist’s paradise. The place is strewn with star attractions at every step. The shrines overwrought with artistic decorations, the pulsating street life, the tranquil Chao Paraya River, the sumptuous Grand Palace, Buddist temples, and Khmer type spires are a handful of numerous Bangkok attractions that would keep you riveted. Among the best places to visit in Bangkok, we have picked up the top tourist attraction to facilitate preparation of your itinerary easily. Wat Traimit Temple The imposing temple dates back to 13th century and piques itself of it fabulous Buddha image. The 900 years old five tons weight, ten feet high Buddha statue features Sukhothai style craftsmanship and is made out of pure gold. Grand Palace Till King Ananda Mahidol mysteriously dies in 1946, this palace whose construction started in 1782 served as the royal residence of Thai Kings. Wat Phra Kaew temple which houses the Emerald Buddha is situated in its compound. Dusit Palace King Rama Vth got the royal palace constructed between 1897-1901 and flaunts European architecture. World’s biggest wooden Vimanmek Mansion is made of golden teak wood and features thirty one rooms on exhibition. Lumphini Park The park offers a beautiful retreat in the midst of frenzied Bangkok. The pond features water monitor lizards and alligators and is ideal for boating. Paths are carved out all along the pond where you can amble, exercise or simply enjoy the beauty of the oasis. Exotic Thai flowers and crafts offer aesthetic pleasure to the eyes. Khao San Road The former Bangkok rice market has transformed itself into a lively backpackers’ hangout. Located in close proximity to the Chao Phraya River, the road has a number of dorm style and 3 star hotels which offer stay at economical prices. Jim Thompson’s House 6 traditional houses in Thai style were fused by the notorious CIA agent Jim Thompson to create this house for reviving Thai Silk industry post 2nd World War. Guided tours are available to view the Southeast Asian arts and weaving crafts stored in the house. Wat Arun The ‘Temple of Dawn’ located on Chao Phraya River’s Thomburi side architecturally represents Buddhist cosmology’s centre of the universe, Mount Meru. In the golden rays of setting sun, the temple offers astounding views. Wat Pho Wat Pho is famous for housing Thailand’s largest reclining Buddha statue and also the highest number of Buddha statues in Thailand. The length and height of 200 years old Nirvana style Buddhist statue are 46 and 15 meters respectively. Shopping places in Bangkok Selecting the best place in Bangkok for shopping is tricky as the...

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5 Top-Rated Tourist Spots In Singapore
Oct27

5 Top-Rated Tourist Spots In Singapore

Top Tourist Spots In Singapore Singapore, the vibrant Cosmopolitan, features prominently on the global tourist map. Tourists visit Singapore to enjoy the thriving city life, bustling townscape, traipse at botanical gardens and aquariums, shop to their heart’s delight and catch the thrill in the air.Here, we are providing you a list of top Tourist Spots in Singapore.   When is the best time to visit Singapore? Best time to visit Singapore is not restricted to a few chosen months. Perennial warm, tropical weather keeps the climate balmy and as such the hotel rates are almost constant year round. However, the room rents soar unprecedentedly during September’s Singapore Grand Prix and national holidays.  During November to June, tourist traffic is highest owing to holiday festivals like Chinese New Year, Zoukout, The Great Singapore Sale and pleasant winter season. By January, the city experience heavy downpour due to Northeast Monsoon season. Temperatures are high from July to October and the tourist influx dwindles. Southwest Monsoon arrives during this time. Interesting places to visit in Singapore There is no dearth of tourist spots in Singapore. There is legion of tourist attractions in Singapore, but we have shortlisted the top 5 spots to ease your itinerary chalking exercise. Singapore Botanic Gardens The Botanic Gardens remain open from 5Am in the morning to midnight. The retreat has a cool, idyllic character to it which attracts joggers, tai-chi practitioners and casual visitors. Broad strips of virgin rainforest offer opportunity for bushwalking. You can enter the boardwalk from Upper Palm Valley Road. The National Orchid Garden houses orchid species and hybrids of more than 2000 varieties in diverse colours. Near the Tanglin Court, the food corner serves traditional local delicacies of coconut jam layered toast, mildly boiled eggs and coffee. Chinatown Heritage Centre Singapore’s history from Chinese perspective can be viewed over here. Every piece of history with its nuances has been meticulously preserved in the Center. Complete sets of household items and sections like kitchens, bedrooms etc. have been artificially created to give you an unalloyed feel of the 19th and 20th century Singapore. Complete street scenes have been authentically recreated. Within close proximity, scintillating skyscrapers offer fascinating views. As you step out of the Center, you can buy souvenirs from the gift corner. Haji Lane Fashion lovers’ would love to stroll in this tiny lane of Muslim settlement. The small shops tucked in homes along the lane sell hip and chic items which reminds one of the Paris’s Le Marais district. ‘Know It Nothing’ is a swanky place where dress shirts exhibiting the acne of sartorial excellence along with silver skull buttons, manufactured by...

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Diwali fashion trends  2015
Oct19

Diwali fashion trends 2015

Diwali 2015 is arriving with rapid strides. Evil influences are being progressively vanquished by good spirits. The time is opportune to embrace contemporary styles and fashion trends to flatter your figure and stay relevant. Worried as to which styling and fashion trends are reigning supreme? Discover them here. Diwali Fashion Trends For Women Latest fashion trends for women allow expression of individuality through a dazzling array of embellishments, hues, prints and silhouettes. Minimalistic approach is the ruling trend with women moving away from outrageous attires that witness an abundance of diamonds, crystals and gems. Delicate vintage embroidery and metal applique are hot whereas embroidery with Parsian accent is gaining acceptance. Motifs inspired by nature, flora and fauna are the mainstay of Parsi embroidery. Kashmiri style and sequined embroidery, chikankari, and kantha are hot favourites. Attires studded with pearls and bling also would make you the epitome of beauty. Designers are blending modernity with traditionalism by harnessing their ingenuity, imagination and ability to be inspired by the best from East and West. Unconventional fashionable outfits are out in the market which melds silhouettes with creative cuts. Lehenga with hem which bulges into a ball gown worn by opera artists or the fusion of dhoti pant with a sari style for making the feminine avatar look slimmer are very much in demand. Traditional salwar kameez is sparkling with splashes of golden and leaf embroideries on the long smock. Versatile silhouettes will make you glitter when teamed up with right accessories. Georgettes and chiffons are gradually giving way to fabrics that are vibrant, radiant and have an earthy element to them.  Indigenous textiles are being revived to fuse them with western ones to create awesome outfits. Kanjeevaram silk with its classic timeless appeal is being merged with kalamkari material in reverse print style to create natural, versatile weaves. Bhagalpuri silk sarees are also a craze. Attractive hues and shades are also doing rounds. An assortment of colours other than the boring red is adorning the outfits for you to flaunt your attitude. Statement making colours like fuchsia purple and commingle of red, green, yellow are adding new dimension to the saris, ghagra choli and salwars. Pioneering and quirky prints with youthful fragrance, dazzling hues and superb aesthetic appeal are haute couture. Know about the Diwali fashion trends of Indian market You can keep yourself abreast of the contemporary Diwali fashion trends of Indian market by keeping an eye on this blog as well as the flagship sites of leading designers. Make this Diwali linger in the memory of onlookers with your statement making style and individualistic traditional looks. Trendy Diwali Outfits For...

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Diwali Home Decoration Ideas 2015
Oct13

Diwali Home Decoration Ideas 2015

Diwali, the celebration of the spirit of divine light that illumines our lives, has almost arrived at our doorsteps. To appease the goddess Lakshmi for blessing us with bounties and to drive away the evil spirits from our homes, it is imperative that we deck up our homes elegantly for Diwali 2015. We bring you a bunch of exciting Diwali home decoration ideas for prepping your space tastefully for the festival of light. Rangolis: An Extravaganza Of Creative Designs And Inspiring Colors   Home decoration with Rangoli has been prevalent since time immemorial. You can add new dimension to the conventional Rangolis by being creative, fun and ingenuous. The intricate artwork would become lively with eclectic filigrees inspired by delicate and enchanting designs floating around us; in jewellery art, natural alignments and designs published by graphic artists from time to time. Cool colours would allow the ornamentation to bloom to its full glory. Aesthetic quotient of rangolis can further be heightened by placing captivating flowers strategically. Floral patterns can be imitated from Kerala’s pookalam designs. Take it to the next level by adorning with colored rice and lamps. Diwali Pooja Room Decoration Ideas It is believed that the grace of Ma Lakshmi is transient and to make it perennial, special efforts have to be invested. The first step in this direction is to decorate the Diwali Pooja room atmospherically to make it vibrant with celestial energies. Lamp shades and lanterns promoting devotion can be innovatively aligned to coolly illuminate the throne of goddess, the light needs to be soothing to avoid the glare and make the mind turn inwards. Designs can be elegantly etched out on thermo-col to simulate columns and shades to house the throne of god. Decorative candles and joss sticks can be placed at the corners to make them glow with divine fragrance blended with illumination. Clay or brass candle holders can be filled with water and a platter sprinkled with flowers can be made centre-stage to hold the candles. Diya Decoration Ideas For Diwali Diya or earthen lamp when lit signifies the triumph of light or noble virtues over darkness or vices. Designer diyas in tempting colors, sequined finishes and sleek looks are available easily. These diyas would complement the home décor and confer a character of its own to your living space. You can have a centrepiece placed and then deck it up with diyas of attractive styles and captivating sizes. Diya platters can be used to have beautiful lamps placed side by side. They can be aligned in a captivating manner with flowers or garlands laid between them. You can also have festoons with...

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