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Chengdu – Capital of the Sichuan Province

Chengdu – Capital of the Sichuan Province

The capital of Sichuan province in southwest China, Chengdu is an important transportation and commercial hub. The fertile plain on which Chengdu is located is called Tianfuzhi guo which when translated means ‘land of Abundance’or ‘Country of heaven.’ Chengdu, China’s fifth most populous city is renowned for its teahouses and its culinary delights, which are […]

Shanghai – the Pearl of the Orient

Shanghai – the Pearl of the Orient

From a small fishing town, Shanghai, also known as the Pearl of the Orient, has emerged as the eighth largest city in the world, drawing millions of tourists and businessmen alike. China’s largest city spread over an area of about 6341 sq km, is the epicenter of all business activities in the country and is […]

Beijing – abundant oriental history and culture

Beijing – abundant oriental history and culture

The capital of the People’s Republic of China Beijing called ‘Jing’ for short is the epicenter of the nation’s political, cultural educational spheres as well as the center of international trade and communications. The city of Beijing is located in northern China close to Tianjin Municipality and is surrounded by Hebei Province. The capital today […]

New Delhi – A brief introduction to the capital of India

New Delhi – A brief introduction to the capital of India

Delhi, the sages say, has a divided soul. It is a city of incredible contrasts combining the ancient and the modern, Old and New Delhi each reflecting the images of the past and the reality of the present. Delhi, the capital city of India is a city of significant standing which is evident in the […]

The Seoul of South Korea

The Seoul of South Korea

The heart and soul of South Korea, Seoul is a Korean term literally meaning capital city. It was originally known as Hansong, it got its present name in 1945, when Korea, then a single country, was liberated from 35 years of Japanese rule. The capital of the Republic of Korea, Seoul is divided by the […]

Bangkok or “Bang Makok”

Bangkok or “Bang Makok”

Overview The first thing that strikes you about Bangkok is the bombardment of juxtaposing influences, Eastern and Western, traditional and modern, that hit you from all corners. Buddhist monks calmly walk past high rise buildings, ancient wats share space with beer bars and night clubs. Unlike other Asian cities like Tokyo, which resembles just another […]

Taipei – the Vibrant Super Busy Capital of Taiwan

Taipei – the Vibrant Super Busy Capital of Taiwan

Taipei is the vibrant super busy capital of Taiwan. The vibe in Taiwan is frantic akin to the vibe experienced in New York or Hong Kong where everyone seems to be super busy all the time. Known largely as a powerhouse for the manufacture of electronics especially computer hardware Taiwan is all that and more. […]

Kuala Lumpur – A great place to start for a truly Asian experience

Kuala Lumpur – A great place to start for a truly Asian experience

Malaysia’s capital city is a blend of the new and the old and a mascot for the Malaysian Tourist board’s catch phrase welcoming tourists to Malaysia ‘Malaysia truly Asia’. For a few years now the Malaysian Tourist Board along with Malaysian Airways has been creating campaigns in order to attract the foreign tourist to Malaysia, […]

Kathmandu – The Ancient Capital of Nepal

Kathmandu – The Ancient Capital of Nepal

Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal is a land of ancient temples and tranquil temple squares, dilapidated mansions and crowded alleyways, exotic bazaars and serene monasteries, a potpourri of fascinating colors and delectable cuisine and breathtaking scenery be it the awe inspiring Pashupati temple or the majestic mountain peaks. The boisterous city of Kathmandu is buzzing […]

Bandar Seri Begawan – The Capital of Brunei

Bandar Seri Begawan – The Capital of Brunei

Bandar Seri Begawan or B.S.B as it is popularly known is the capital of Brunei. It is located on the North West coast of Borneo, the third largest island in the world (Borneo is administered by Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei). The present day settlement of B.S.B is on a relatively new site as the entire […]

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