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All countries strive to protect its own individual culture and lifestyle for it carries with it the unique identity of its citizens. The state of Philippines is no different. Having recognised the importance of preserving the arts, crafts and culture of the Philippines, President Ferdinand Marcos of the Government of the country established the Cultural Centre of Philippines in 1996. As it is located in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, the cultural centre can be visited by tourists residing in any Manila Hotel in Makati, and is easily accessible from a number of hotels, including the Berjaya Makati Hotel in Manila. While the headquarters in Manila was designed by the National Artist for Architecture, it was established with the express purpose of preserving, developing …

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A disk of gold shines high in the sky. The beats are catchy and the night is young. When the moon pays its monthly visit, tourists gather eagerly at the island of Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand to celebrate the Full Moon Party. Today, the party is popular to the extent that the island of Ko Pha Ngan has become synonymous with the party. It is a party that is not to be missed especially if you have planned to stay at Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort. This Koh Samui beach resort is somewhat close to the island of Ko Pha Ngan and is worth heading to if you plan to visit during the full moon period. However, what’s most exciting about the party is that …

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One of the first things that come to mind at the mention of the Middle East are the camels. These animals have been a part of the lives of the Arabs for centuries. Today they are even used for many recreational tourist activities. This traditional sport that is famous across the Middle East takes places in different locations at various times of the year. Oman is one of the countries that hosts these races, some of the venues that have specially laid tracks for such events are, As Seeb, Salalah, the Interior and Batinah regions.The camel races are similar to the horse races and one will be surprised at the facilities available at the stadiums that hosts these events. If you wish to witness this …

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Rumassala is a must-visit destination if you are to visit the southern coast of Sri Lanka. If you are in Galle or Unawatuna, be sure to book a day trip to Rumassala to enjoy astounding natural beauty, amazing views of the southern coast and to enjoy a range of exciting water sports. 1. Learn a bit about Rumassala Rumassala was formerly known as Buono Vista. If one is to climb to the top of the Rumassala Hill, they will be presented with one of the most stunning views of the southern coast of Sri Lanka. Aside from the beautiful views from the top of the hill, Rumassala is also famous for its rich biodiversity. Both the ocean and forests around Rumassala are rich with amazing …

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Koh Phangan is an island in southeastern Thailand. It was once a sleepy little island and it continues to be for the most part. The exception is during the full moon when the aptly named, ‘Full Moon Party’ gets underway. The party takes place on Hat Rin Beach on the southern tip of Koh Phangan. Resorts and boutiques catering to the discerning traveller are located on the more tranquil western and northern shores. Wild party aside, the island has much to offer in the form of natural beauty. The surrounding forests and pristine bays give it the feeling of a private island. It is also home to the luxurious Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort and Spa. Koh Phangan will soon be only an hour’s …

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Siem Reap is a major tourist hub located in northwest Cambodia. Its claim to fame is that it is the closest city to the world famous temples of Angkor. The city of Siem Reap shares its name with province to which it belongs. The name translates to ‘Siamese defeated’ a reference to the defeat of the army of the Thai kingdom at the hands of the Khmer Empire, in the 17th century. The past fifteen years have turned the city into one that is bustling with tourist activity. Earlier, it was an isolated location that catered to the few hardy backpackers with only the odd budget hotel, today it is home to the Anantara Angkor Resort. Culture junkies and history buffs descend on Siem Reap …

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