Interesting spots in Wan Chai – Unique places to visit

Wan Chai has a lot to offer, including interesting architecture together with the best restaurants and bars in the city. Here’s a pick of some of the best things to do in this neighbourhood.

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Hung Shing Temple
Built between 1847 – 1852, as an altar upon a rock. Numerous farmers, sea traders and fishermen would come here to worship their deity. Due to the changes in the city and the development that occurred, the temple because situated further inland. However, it’s still very much in use and can be reached without a hassle from any Wan Chai hotel.

Tamar Park
This park was opened to the public in October 2011, providing a much-needed green escape within Hong Kong. The park covers an area of 1.76 hectares and is an 11-minute drive from Dorsett Wanchai Hong Kong. Offering beautiful views of Victoria Harbour, it’s an elegant and minimalistic park emitting a certain sense of peace.

Hong Kong Arts Centre
Highlighting art within the community, the Hong Kong Arts Centre is a non-profit organization. This centre has played a rather large role in promoting Hong Kong’s contemporary art and culture for the past 38 years and continue to provide programmes that are held within their facilities.

Lovers’ Rock
This interesting monument is a must to visit if you’re visiting Hong Kong with your partner. This monument symbolizes the traditional belief that the rock is home to the God of Love. It’s said that the crimson stained rock has become a symbol of luck and fortune.

 

Wildlife and Nature of Sir Bani Yas Island – For an Epic Adventure

If you are a lover of nature or a wildlife enthusiast, then one of the best places to visit during your travels would be Sir Bani Yas Island. This conservatory offers a wildlife experience like no other!

Location

Sir Bani Yas Island is a natural island which is situated towards the south was of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Jebel Dhanna which is 9 km offshore from the island acts as a crossing point to other islands close by.

History

The island has quite a history which begins with the Bani Yas clan that inhabited the island. A total of 6 archaeological sites have been discovered on the island. One of the noteworthy sites would be the Nestorian Church which is said to be standing from 600 AD.

 

Wildlife

This sanctuary for wildlife is home to about 13000 indigenous animals to the Arabian Peninsula. The highlight of all the animals here would be the famous Arabian Oryx that was on the verge of going extinct.

Hospitality

Besides being one of the most famous nature reserves, the Sit Bani Yas Island has also turned into a famed holiday spot. Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villas along with other luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi for great accommodation as well as wildlife adventures on the island.

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Would You Love to Cuddle a Koala? – Then Visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary!

If the chance of actually cuddling or even holding a koala has got you excited, then the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane is the place to visit. Read on for more!

Getting There

Home to over 130 koalas, the sanctuary which is billed as the first of its kind in the world (not to mention the largest too) is around a 20 minute drive from Brisbane City and Oaks Lexicon. Those using public bus services can take Bus 430 from the Queen Street Station or Bus 445 from Adelaide Street.

Cuddly Koalas

One of the sanctuary’s key allures is the chance to hold koalas and yes, even give them a cuddle. Only a limited time is allocated for this activity per day, so carefully plan a visit here from your Brisbane CBD hotels. On some occasions, it may not take place like if koalas show reluctance (they are creatures of the wild after all). Hopefully, you will get to enjoy the experience!

Other Wildlife Encounters

Koalas are by no means the only wildlife you can get up close to. You can hand-feed kangaroos, wallabies and lorikeets and meet barn animals like sheep as well as miniature pigs and goats. There’s a Sheep Dog Show where you can see these dogs in action and a Free Flight Raptor Show featuring falcons, eagles, owls and more.

But Wait, There’s More!

The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is home to much more native wildlife; you have the chance to see the platypus, Tasmanian devil, dingo, kookaburra, emu and common wombat too.

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