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Guangzhou, China’s Third Biggest City

Guangzhou, China’s Third Biggest City

Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong Province, It is a large metropolis that is the home of the renowned Canton Fair that attracts thousands of tourists each year. There are plenty of other reasons to come to this wonderful city. Don’t forget your Guangzhou Travel Guide & Route Planner Metro Map when you make your visit. This app will make navigating through the colossal city a piece of cake.


The Port of Guangzhou is the second most important port on the Pearl River. It provides easy and convenient transport to and from Hong Kong and Macau. And Guangzhou’s Baiyun International Airport is one of the largest in the country, providing an excellent means of entering and leaving China.


Guangzhou has the perfect mix of traditional and modern. It has numerous natural spots and historic spots most notable of which are the White Cloud Mountain and Chen Ancestral Shrine. It also has modern marvels like the Canton Tower and Chimelong Holiday Resort as well as several theme parks. Guangzhou has somehow managed to advance into an international-level developed city without losing its heritage.

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Authentic Yue Cuisine

Yue Cuisine, traditionally known as Cantonese food, is one of China’s Eight Regional Cuisines. Tenderness and mild sweetness are the defining qualities of Yue Cuisine. Your visit to the city can’t be complete without tasting authentic dim sum. Make sure you explore the local restaurants and check the dishes out.

Easy Shopping

The city has several shopping streets and plenty of shopping centers to provide you with anything you might want. If you want a more informal setting, the street markets are the place for you. Some vendors will even allow you to haggle for better prices. If you prefer a more quiet and orderly environment, then the malls should be where you do your shopping.

Traditional Chinese Operas

Going to a traditional Chinese opera is a great way to relax after a busy day of exploring the city. There are several theaters in the city where Classic Cantonese Opera is regularly performed. The most popular among these theaters is Haizhu District’s Jiangnan Theatre.

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Bangkok Temples and more – You will be in awe!

Bangkok Temples and more – You will be in awe!

As the Asia’s backpacking capital, also known as the Banana Pancake Trail, because of the many stalls selling banana cakes within the cities along the trail. Bangkok is a commercial and economic center of Thailand. It can be a difficult city to navigate for single travelers, but if you get yourself familiarize with the transportation system, and a comfortable hotel around then you'll easily tour the city's sights on your own. It's a fascinating yet chaotic place, brimming with sights, thrills, people, cultures, noise and bedlam.It’s fun visiting the place and here are some things for you to know before going there:

Chatuchak Weekend Market

Chatuchak market is a famous weekend market in the Northern Bangkok. It's quite easy to find thru public transportation. It's a huge market that you really can find anything you’re looking for, along with many things you never knew you wanted!

Rooftop Bar

There are about 20 stunning rooftop bars in the city. And don’t ever miss the fun of visiting some, some of these bars are chilled out areas, some are simple tourist areas matched with sceneries around the city, yet a few more are hidden with a local crowd.

Chao Phraya River

With its low alluvial plain forming the center of the country, this river played a key role in attracting tourists from all over. There are numerous ways to experience the river, with many boats that tour in Bangkok’s prominent temples.

Discover Chao Phraya River
Discover Chao Phraya River

Floating Market

There’s not just one, but 5 floating markets that every traveler has to visit. Most in these market places offer fruits, vegetables, snacks and sweets. The most popular tourist floating market in Thailand is Damnoen Saduak, great for picture taking, food variances, and such an attractive place to witness the traditional way of selling and buying things. A must try is the sticky mango rice! Yum!

Visit Bangkok Floating Market
Visit Bangkok Floating Market


Splendid temples are just around the city that serves as religious dwellings, your tour will NOT be complete without seeing the magnificent infrastructures built in the historic center, located on the East bank of the Chao Phraya river. Most temples were built by Kings of the Chakri dynasty and some contain the ashes of former Chakri Kings. To name some of these temples are: Wat Phrao Kaeo Bangkok, Wat Benchamabophit White Marble Wat, and Wat Phrao Kaeo Bangkok.

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Travel Paris Through Famous Movie Locations

Travel Paris Through Famous Movie Locations

Film-induced tourism is a rapidly growing segment of cultural tourism, where locations that appeared on film or television become tourist attractions.

This niche is relatively new, but, it’s already considered as an emerging driver for tourism development in many countries. Experts say it will only grow stronger as the entertainment industry becomes more global and the price of air travel more affordable.

And, as a popular location for many Hollywood films, Paris is one of the cities that’s hoping to boost their tourist numbers from the magic of the movies.

So, if you want to recreate your favorite movie and TV moment check out this list of must-see movie scene locations in Paris.

Café des Deux Moulins (Amélie)

Located at 15 rue Lepic in the Montmartre area, this cozy café shot to fame after it was featured in the global blockbuster hit Amélie. There’s no shortage of Amélie memorabilia in the café, from the gnome to a selection of dishes from Les Plat du Jour d’Amélie.

Shakespeare and Company (Before Sunset)

This independent bookstore located at the La Rive Gauche, was the location of Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy’s characters’ reunion scene in Richard Linklater’s Before Sunset. And, with an immaculate view of the Seine, how can anyone not fall in love?

Hôtel Raphael  (Hotel Chevalier)

This 5-star hotel in Avenue Kléber is the site of Wes Anderson’s 13-minute short film featuring Natalie Portman and Jason Schwartzman. The quirky love story served as a prequel to his adventure comedy feature The Darjeeling Limited.

Père-Lachaise Cemetery (Paris, je t’aime)

Père-Lachaise located in Paris’ 20th district is the location of Wes Craven’s short in the anthology film Paris, je t’aime. It’s about a couple whose failing relationship is saved by the ghost of Oscar Wilde. Aside from Wilde’s, you can also find the graves of Balzac, Chopin, Edith Piaf, and Jim Morrison in this cemetery.

Paris Best Places to Travel. Peré Lachaise Cementery
Paris Best Places to Travel. Peré Lachaise Cementery

Musée des Arts Forains (Midnight in Paris)

Although this Woody Allen movie is teeming with well-known Parisian destinations – Église Saint-Étienne du Mont, Pont Alexandre III, Musée Rodin - Musée des Arts Forains captures the movie’s love for the Belle Epoque era the most. Book a tour if you can want to take a try out antique carnival rides.

Pont de Bir-Hakeim (Inception)

This bridge connecting Paris’ 15th and 16th districts is where Leonardo DiCaprio taught Ellen Page how to build dreams in Christopher Nolan’s 2010 sci-film. It was also featured on the small screen, as the highlight of Ben (Adam Scott) and Leslie’s (Amy Poehler) Paris trip in Parks and Recreation.

Paris Travel Guide for iPhone and iPad
Paris Travel Guide for iPhone and iPad

If you want a vacation that’s just like in the movies, make sure to download the Paris Travel Guide and Offline City Maps app. For more information check out eTips for more suggestions on famous movie locations around Paris.