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tokyo-mt-fuji-globotoursJapan, the Land of the Rising Sun, Mount Fuji and the home of the Samurai, is one of the world trading leaders and pop-culture trend setters. To discover Tokyo you must travel to Tokyo, a city with many famous and historical landmarks including the Meiji Shrine which is Japan’s most famous Shinto shrine dedicated to the Emperor Meiji and his wife. Drive by the National Diet Building to see the imposing Japanese Capitol or the House of Parliament that’s dominated by a massive central tower. Wander through the Imperial Palace East Garden, where you can take some memorable pictures of Edo Castle, the Old Palace and wonder in the opulently kept gardens. No stop in Tokyo is complete without discovering Asakusa Kannon Temple and a stroll through the Nakamise-dori shopping arcade where one can find great souvenirs and delicious foods.

When in Tokyo take time to visits Harajuku. It’s a wonderful Japanese experience on a warm day or crisp evening. Elvis look-alike are out, girls dance in poodle skirts and kids run around dressed like robots. No other destination will give you as much modern pop and unique shopping exposure that Harajuku. You can also discovering the best Sashimi at many well known local Sushi restaurants. Try the best local flavors and be transported by local restaurants decor and atmosphere.

After Tokyo fly on to Singapore. The one thing travelers remember about Singapore is how dynamic and rich the city is. The contrast and color are a harmonious blend of award-winning cuisine, modern art and cutting-edge architecture. Brimming with unbridled energy, traveling to Singapore embodies the finest of both East and West. Singapore is one of Southeast Asia’s most vibrant and unique cities and can be considered one of the best gateways to the rest of Asia. Drive past the colonial district for a view of the Padang formerly known as the Padang Cricket Grounds, surrounded by several important landmarks including Saint Andrew’s Cathedral, City Hall, the Old Supreme Court Building and the City Hall MRT Station. Take a picture with the the Merlion in Marina Bay – Singapore’s own original mythical beast consisting of the head of a lion and a body of a fish. Other iconic locations around Singapore include Little India and Chinatown. A stop at a Gem Factory is a great way to admire the best of Asian craftsmanship and an opportunity to pick up unique gifts and keepsakes plus cap off your visit by enjoying a Singapore Sling at the iconic Raffles Hotel.

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globotours-wall-city-manilaA visit to the Philippines has all the experiences a good trip needs. A rich and deep history, unique and tasty national culinary arts, oasis low-traffic tropical islands, dazzling nightlife and spectacular shopping- to name a few. Traveling to Manila is traveling to the center of everything western Pacific. Manila is the hub of the Philippines, the main gateway to many tourist destinations throughout the Philippines and is loaded with attractions to suit all interest. Discover the old city of Manila via the scenic Roxas Boulevard, passing through Luneta Park where the Rizal Monument is situated. Take advantage of a photo-op in the “Walled City” of Intramuros with charming moss covered ancient walls, church ruins and other relics from the Spanish Conquistadors era. Travel through cobbled streets to San Agustin Church, the oldest stone church in the Philippines that’s heavily decorated with ornate Spanish architecture, carved wooden doors and high vaulted ceilings.

While many escape the bustling metropolis to enjoy cool weather up north, we would rather travel to Tagaytay famous for the Taal Volcano and its Binintiang Malaki cinder cone surrounded by the Taal Volcano Lake. In Tagaytay the traveler can partake in exceptional fusion foods, impressive churches and local souvenir collecting. Another great reason to visit Tagaytay  is for its outstanding scenery and cooler climate provided by its high altitude.

While down in Southeast Asia discover one of the regions most culturally diverse cities, Kuala Lumpur. Located in Malaysia a country that offers balmy tropical islands, cool quiet hillside retreats and wild jungles along side landscapes that defies imagination, Kuala Lumpur has it all. When traveling in Kuala Lumpur, discover the city’s old and new by visiting the King’s Palace, taking in the heritage at the National Museum and the superb buildings at the Independence Square as well as the Moorish-style railway station. The most iconic building of Kuala Lumpur by far are the Petronas Twin Towers that light up the night skyline with modern jewel-like beauty. Discover Kuala Lumpur and Manila with an experienced travel agency that can offer more than the usual tour and we always recommend Globotours when discovering Asia.

globotours-thailandThailand is amazing by having a unique distinction of being full of wonderment and an exotic country that boasts hundreds of famous sites, cities and temples to explore. Come and discover Thailand’s historical and cultural treasures including an internationally known culinary style and the national sport of Muay Thai. Thailand is where colorful culture, awe-inspiring scenery, mouthwatering cuisine and a fascinating lifestyle awaits you. Travel to Phuket, undoubtedly a popular tropical beach destination known best for its towering islands and crystal blue waters. To the novice and experienced traveler Phuket is a vacation haven for its spectacular tropical landscape, romantic sunsets and warm seas. This Thailand island offers unlimited hospitality and unbeatable accommodations along side pastel colored soft sand.

Tour Bangkok a city that’s as mysterious as it is contemporary. A technological modern city set next to age-old traditions and temples, are all parts of the total experience in Thailand’s thriving and lively capital city. The new underground rail system and Skytrain link most of the main tourist spots and business areas allowing easy and quick access to virtually anywhere in the city. The old city called Rattanakosin and the riverside of Chao Phraya river have become popular areas near Bangkok’s more iconic temples. But if you’re into shopping, head over to Sukhumvit Road or Ploenchit.

Travel to Chiang Mai a town built on traditional heritage and colorful culture, transformed into a city with a beautiful cultural personality and majestic natural beauty that will captivate your days and unparalleled hospitality that will comfort your tropical nights. Silk fabrics, beautifully crafted silver and wood items, excellent accommodations, award winning restaurants and entertainment make Chiang Mai one of Thailand’s premier destinations. The city also makes an excellent base for exploring northern Thailand’s beautiful countryside including a visit to the local hill tribes and villages. We recommend that you book your travel experience with an exceptional travel company like Globotours, that can offer you an unforgettable visit and a chance to book a set-tour or a tailor-made experience.