Most Beautiful Lakes in New Zealand’s South Island – A hiking adventure to discover the hidden jewels

A visit to the South Island in New Zealand becomes a wholesome experience only when one has visited at least one of the breath-taking lakes here. Given below are some lakes you might want to check out during your vacation here;

Lake Wanaka| Img by: Mariamichelle via Pixabay

 

Lake Wanaka

Nestled among the huge mounds of earth known as the Alps in New Zealand, the river is as stunning as can be! This lake is popular among local and foreign tourists for the amazing vistas ideal for photography.

Lake Wakatipu

If you have opted to stay in a property like Oaks Shores offering budget friendly Queenstown apartment accommodation, Lake Wakatipu is just a short distance away. The scenery from Ben Lomond peak is breath-taking and definitely worth a day!

Lake Tekapo

When travelling between Christchurch and Queensland, the lake is not hard to spot with its majestic blue sparkling in the sunlight! This lake is the second largest lake in New Zealand’s South Island and is 700 meters above sea level.

Lake Pukaki

With views of snow-tipped rugged mountains and stunning shades of greenery surrounding the lake, the whole scene is nothing short of remarkable! In fact, the area close to Lake Pukaki was the setting for ‘Laketown’ for the television series ‘The Hobbit’.

 

 

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Koh Phangan Travel Guide – Explore a Backpacker’s Paradise!

Known as the gem of the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Phangan is a treasure trove of stunning natural beauty and rich biodiversity! You’ll come across plenty of interesting things to do and see, like those given below.

Tour the temples

Koh Phangan is home to numerous historical temples! These religious complexes are not merely regarded as spiritual and historical places, they provide ample opportunities to get a clear understanding about the Thai culture as well. Located on a top of a hill, Wat Phu Khao Noi is known as the oldest temple in Koh Phangan.

 

Full Moon Party

Being one of the most famous parties in the world, The Full Moon Party was first celebrated during the 1980’s. Initially, it was a small party on the beach with a few backpackers having a beer and playing their guitars. After 2000 this party has gotten bigger since then.

 

Ang Thong National Marine Park

Staying true to its name Ang Thong, which means “a golden bowl”, this marine park comprises 42 islands with exquisite flora and fauna. This is indeed an ideal destination to view some of the most unusual scenery in Thailand. It’s wonderful to view how some of the limestone cliffs have formed into beautiful shapes due to centuries of erosion. If you’re staying at a Koh Phangan resort the likes of Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas, you can easily plan a boat trip to witness the marvel of this beautiful marine park.

 

Stunning Beaches

When in Koh Phangan, an essential experience is to spend time at a tranquil, beautiful beach. From gorgeous sunsets to crystal-clear blue waters, especially the nightlife at these beaches is a mellow affair just the way everyone likes!

 

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Why Visit Abu Dhabi During Ramadan – For a Tranquil Vacation Experience…

Ramadan the night month of the Islamic calendar and it is regarded as one of the holiest and happiest months among Muslims. Read on to know more about Ramadan and things you could do when you visit Abu Dhabi during this month of devotion and celebration.

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Overview

Ramadan is observed by Muslims as the month of fasting. People fast during the day and eat after sundown and the month’s final day is celebrated as a festival. Islamic nations such as the UAE prepare for the final day from the beginning of the month cities like Abu Dhabi offer its guest a myriad of attractions and things to do during Ramadan.

Shopping around

Abu Dhabi is also known as a shopaholic’s paradise and during the month of Ramadan malls and shops boom with crowd due to the sales and cheap prices of the commodities. Visitors will also have more choice as shop owners fill up their stocks to address high demands!

Visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

There is no better time to visit this magnificent and holy place of worship than Ramadan! This is by far one of the most beautiful Mosques in the UAE and is certainly a spectacle to watch. Since you are visiting here during a holy month ensure that you are aware of the times when visitors are allowed and when its only open to worshippers.

Settle in and relax at a resort

Planning your vacation at any of the Abu Dhabi luxury resorts is a good idea to spend a carefree and relaxing vacation. Also, resort properties the likes of Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara offer exclusive packages for their guests to enjoy their stay and observe the festivities better during the festival month.

Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+