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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Forbidden City must Visit

Three Grand Halls

What is the most important building structure in the Forbidden City? Probably the three grand halls named Hall of Supreme Harmony, Hall of Central Harmony and Hall of Preserving Harmony should be, for they are the soul of the whole city, located in the center. Walking through the entrance Meridian Gate and the Gate of Supreme Harmony, you will enter the real place where the past Chinese emperors once lived and dealt with political affairs. The most important building that swarms into your eyes is the Hall of Supreme Harmony, the highest and largest building in the whole city, where large ceremonies were once been held including the enthronement of each emperor. In China, it is also called Gold Hall. Behind it is the Hall of Central Harmony, which is smaller and once served as the lounge for the emperor ready to hold the ceremony or be enthroned inside the Hall of Supreme Harmony. Behind this hall is the Hall of Preserving Harmony where students past various examinations gathered to be examined by the emperor himself in the Qing Dynasty.

Three Palaces of the Inner Court

Keep walking forward from the Hall of Preserving Harmony and through the Gate of Heavenly Purity, and you will enter the inner court. The inner court was the family residence of the emperor and was not open to the officials or civilians of that time. The three most important palaces are located in the inner court, named Palace of Heavenly Purity, Hall of Union and Palace of Earthly Tranquility.

Compared to the three grand halls, the three palaces look pale and even smaller and shorter. According to Chinese tradition, the inner court should be more of yin and the outer court where three grand halls stand should be more of yang. Females belong to yin and males belong to yang. In the past males were regarded more important than females, and that’s why buildings of the inner court look less magnificent than those of the outer court. But stories happened in these court sound even more attractive.

Emperor Jiajing of the Ming Dynasty was nearly strangled to death on his bed at night by a few palace maids in the Palace of Heavenly, and the third emperor Yongzheng of the Qing Dynasty has been surrounded by rumors that he usurped the throne from one of his brothers and the source originated in the Palace of Heavenly Purity. The Hall of Union looks much smaller than the Palace of Heavenly Purity but was the sleeping palace of the empresses of the Ming Dynasty. In the reign of Emperor Qianlong, it was changed to a storehouse where 25 imperial jade seals have been stored so far. The Palace of Earthly Tranquility is at the back of the Hall of Union and was the living room of the empresses of the Ming Dynasty but was altered to the wedding room of the married emperor and his wife and the place of sacrifice in the Qing Dynasty. I guess you must want to have a look at them!

Six West Palaces

The six west palaces are located west of the three palaces of the inner court and neighbors them. As we all know, an emperor usually has multiple wives, and these palaces are where the concubines of the emperor once lived. Many women living here had only met the emperor once or twice and died lonely after then, and some outstanding ones such as the notorious empress Cixi won the love and care of the emperor and became quite famous later. Empress Dowager Cixi once lived in the Palace of Gathered Elegance before she won the love of the emperor, and she squandered large sums of silver ingots to renovate this palace because she once lived there.

Houses of Treasures

In addition to all these above places, two more places in the Forbidden City are also worth your trip. They are the House of Jewelries and the House of Clocks, with each house charging 10 RMB, which is not included in your admission ticket to the Forbidden City. The House of Jewelries is located in the Hall of Great Supremacy and this house looks not that interesting if you are not an expert of jewelries or antiques. The House of Clocks is located in the Hall of Ancestral Worship. Clocks exhibited in the hall were the collections of the past emperors and some of them were made in Britain, France and Switzerland. Indeed, they are good-looking and show the unbeatable clock-making art of the past times. And of course, they are all quite valuable!

Find great Accommodation In Melbourne

The tourist guide:

It is true that the best hotel deals can only be suggested by the city tour guide in Melbourne. They have the best deals and the finest offers for you to access. Whether you are looking for some budgeted hotel, or a luxurious one these are the perfect guide for you. You should actually look forward to all these, so that there lays no aspect for you to have a bad stay at Melbourne.

The internet:

It is true that in this digitalized world the way to search for something like hotel is not at all a difficult task and you just have to locate the right search term for the purpose. If you have entered the correct form for the search, then you can be assured that there will be no defect in your search and you will receive the best hotels for accommodation.

The references:

If you are in a holiday mood and is actually looking for something that will guide you to a good hotel accommodation, then the best thing is to look for references. This is one of the aspects that work more than enough and you do not have to worry about how to look for a hotel. Yes it is true that references are the one that works well for every reason, as they are a version from the experienced person.

Hence, it can be concluded that when you are looking for a good stay in Melbourne then it is better that you should follow all the above mentioned terms and actually make your move accordingly. The Budget Accommodation in Melbourne is not impossible, but a daunting task and you need to have a good amount of research for the same. Therefore if you want the best stay ever, it is better that you should make your move in the best way and always call for references.

Glimpse of Dubai

Burj Khalifa:

An amazing piece of engineering, it is the tallest tower in the world. You can see the story of the structure when you visit the top of the building. It requires you to buy advance tickets and in this process, you can save some amount of money.

Global Village:

Ever since its inception, for the last 15 years, global village has been providing cultural entertainment along with a new shopping experience to millions of tourists all over the world. Some of the other attractions are

  • Mouth watering cuisine
  • Handicrafts
  • Live performances

Many more attractions are in the place like firework displays, games and thrill rides. The global village is open from November to March, but sometimes it extends way into April. It is worth to watch the cutoff dates from the website of the global village.

Dubai Marina:

One of the emerging tourist attractions of Dubai is the Dubai Marina. It is set in the amazing backdrop and has great views and boat rides available. It is amazing during the day and the night. It is the largest man-made marina in the world and is also the home to the super yachts.

Sensational Places In South Africa

Johannesburg:

Johannesburg is one of the most famous cities in South Africa and often included as an important destination in world tour packages that cover the country of South Africa. It is known as the economic heart of Africa and is home to a number of attractions. Close to Johannesburg is Sun City an amazing resort complex with access to beaches, water sports, swimming pools, activities and entertainment. You can also try a hot balloon safari at nearby Pilanesberg Game Reserve to get a beautiful view from above.

Kruger National Park:

Kruger National Park is one of the oldest and largest reserves in Africa. Here you can easily spot the famous Big 5 – lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalo. Besides these, you can also spot a number of other animal and bird species including cheetahs, giraffes, crocodile and various types ofantelope. The park has excellent infrastructure and you can enjoy a self drive safari and opt to stay in either budgets lodges or luxury wildlife resorts when you visit South Africa as part of your world tour packages. It is an ideal destination if you wish to observe animals in their natural surroundings undisturbed.