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Small Ship Wanders: Asia

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Cruising in Asia is full of opportunities to wander around ancient temples, old towns, stunning landscapes, and bustling cities. South Korea, Japan, China, and ports in South East Asia are exotic destinations with plenty of places to entertain, educate, and inspire world travelers.
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People's Square, Huangpu, China, 200000
Yu Garden - This is the traditional Chinese garden, a very large garden. The feel is very zen. Again, I went there in pouring rain, but still very pretty. There are other major sights that you should go once in Shanghai: 1. The Cheng Huang Temple...
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Lantau Island, Hong Kong
The 112-foot-tall, bronze Tian Tan Buddha statue on Lantau Island is a breath-taking sight. Getting to the Po Lin monastery, where it’s located, via the Ngong Ping 360 cable cars is just as memorable. The 3.5-mile ride in the sky departs from Tung...
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341 Cao Đạt, Phường 1, Quận 5, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Whenever I get the urge to complain about my lack of space in the US, I remember the efficiently packed tight way that almost everyone else in the world lives. For instance, SE Asians are the masters of balancing their wares on bicycles. They also...
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181 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238896
There are nearly 100 malls in Singapore, the majority of which have become gleaming symbols of the city’s modernity. But what Singapore lacks in knock-off outlets, it makes up for in quality and convenience. Every year between May and July,...
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1 Kinkakujichō, Kita-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 603-8361, Japan
The Golden Temple in Western Kyoto is one of the most frequently visited sites in the city. It is beautiful and I'm glad I had the chance to see it again (I was here before as a young child) but I prefer the smaller, less touristy temples where...
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Zhongshan Park is located in Jiangyin City in the heart of the the city center. The large community park has an amusement park, a Confucian temple, a lake, public works of art, and many places for locals to gather to talk, play cards and to listen...
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At the gates of Taiqing Palace, travelers will choose their fate by picking either wealth or longevity. The doorway on the left will lead to wealth; the door on the right will lead to longevity. The door in the middle is not available, unless you...
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Bangkok, Thailand
I was on my way to dinner by cab and saw this strange street art outside the window. I speak English and math, but very little Thai.