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The Ultimate Stopover Guide

SOME OF THE BEST PLACES TO SPEND A STOPCOER TOKYO DELHI 0) DUBAI SHANGHAI ABU DHABI HONG KONG MUMBAI BANGKOK COLOMBO SINGAPORE Having a stopover in an exciting city can be a great way to explore cities you might never have bothered visiting before. We've rounded up the top things to do in each of these great stopover cities for you so you're trip is fully maximized! COLOMBO SRI LANKA TOP 10 PLACES TO VISIT • Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple > Colombo National Museum • Dehiwala Zoo • Mount Lavina beach at sunset for cocktails > Pettah Markets • Beira Lake - Geoffrey Bawa Buddhist pavilion > St Lucia's Cathedral • Pinnawala elephant orphanage • Galle Face Green • Viharamahadevi Park INTERESTING FACTS YOU PROBABLY DIDN'T KNOW 1972 |13,460 |20,000 13,640 KMS Sri Lanka was called Ceylon Sri Lanka has 13,640 The estimated number of until 1972 kilometers of coast line Elephants in Sri Lanka HONG KONG CHINA TOP 10 PLACES TO VISIT: • Nan Lian Garden • Lantau Island • Hong Kong Park • Victoria Harbour • Ten thousand Buddhas Monastery • Dophin & Whale watching • Victoria Peak • Dragons back • Hong Kong Tramways • Chi Lin Nursery INTERESTING FACTS YOU PROBABLY DIDN'T KNOW 230,000 200+ 89.8mn The average number of The number of işlands that make The number of KGs of tea passengers that Hong Kong up Hong Kong consumed each year – triple the tramways carry every day world average BANGKOK THAILAND TOP 10 PLACES TO VISIT • Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew • Khlong Tour • Wat Arun • Chinatown Market > Wat Pho • Chao Phraya River & Waterways • Soi Cowboy • Khao San Road • Jim Thompson's House • Chatuchak Weekend Markets INTERESTING FACTS YOU PROBABLY DIDN'T KNOW 27 03 + 05 The number of acres covered The height in metres of the The maximum number of by the Chatuchak Weekend worlds largest and most centimetres by which Bangkok is Markets - making it one of the valuable gold Buddha, which sinking each year - average rate worlds largest markets can be found in Bangkok is 2-5 cms ABU DHABI UAE TOP 10 PLACES TO VISIT • Sheikh Zayed Mosque • Emirates Palace • Yas Island Waterworld • Ferrari World • Corniche Beach • Desert Safari • Saadiyat Island • Al Jahili Fort • Qasr al-hosan • Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital INTERESTING FACTS YOU PROBABLY DIDN'T KNOW EO 27Bn 40,000 Im 1,002 The amount in $ spent on The number of worshippers that The number of chandeliers in the the Abu Dhabi Yas Island can be accommodated at the luxurious Emirates Palace hotel development Sheikh Zayed Mosque MUMBAI INDIA TOP 10 PLACES TO VISIT • Mani Bhavan Ghandhi Museum • Mahalashmi Temple • Gateway of India • Colaba • Kanheri Caves • Hare Krishna Temple • City Day Tour • Nariman Point • Ride in a Rickshaw > Movie Tour INTERESTING FACTS YOU PROBABLY DIDN'T KNOW 85.6% 52 2.2Bn The literacy rate in Mumbai – The number of malls The number of passengers carried higher than the countries average in Mumbai on Mumbai trains every year which is a staggering 65.4% NEW DELHI INDIA TOP 10 PLACES TO VISIT • Qutub Minar • Swaminarayan Akshardham site • Humayun's Tomb • Lodi gardens • Rajpath • Chandi Chowk • Jama Masjid • Red Fort • Lotus Temple • Nizamuddin Dargah INTERESTING FACTS YOU PROBABLY DIDN'T KNOW 20% T 05 30 88.8% You might be surprised to learn The number of original gates of The percentage of the population that Delhi is one of the 'greenest' the walled city of Delhi that are of New Delhi that are Hindus cities in the world with a green still standing cover of almost 20% (there were originally 14) DUBAI UAE TOP 10 PLACES TO VISIT > Burj Khalifa > Wild Wadi Water Park > Dubai Creek • The Dubai Mall > Palm Jumeirah > Madinat Jumeirah • Palm Islands • The Dubai Fountains • Dubai Museum • Jumeirah Beach INTERESTING FACTS YOU PROBABLY DIDN'T KNOW 2,717 17% 13 The percentage of the population The number of cars on the road The height in feet of the Burj that are Emiratis in Dubai in 1968 – oh how things Khalifa, the worlds tallest building have changed located in Dubai SHANGHAI CHINA TOP 10 PLACES TO VISIT • Yu Garden • Oriental Pearl Tower • Longhua Temple • Peoples square • Shanghai history museum • Jing'an Temple • Jin Mao Tower • People's Square • Shanghai Ocean Aquarium • Sheshan Basilica INTERESTING FACTS YOU PROBABLY DIDN'T KNOW 1,424 08 268mph The number of bus lines in the city, Shanghai is the 8th largest city The top speed of the Shanghai making it the worlds largest in the world Maglev Train bus system TOKYO JAPAN TOP 10 PLACES TO VISIT • Yoyogi park • Harajuku • Tokyo imperial palace • Shinjuku Gyoen • Tokyo skytree • Senso-ji • Meiji Shrine • Tokyo Disneyland • Edo-Tokyo Museum • Ueno zoo INTERESTING FACTS YOU PROBABLY DIDN'T KNOW V 5,000 | 20,000 12 The number of square miles The number of people employed The number of months it takes occupied by the greater Tokyo by Disneyland Tokyo – Disney's to repaint the Tokyo tower - a area – the second largest first park outside of the US task that is carried out every metropolitan area on the planet 5 years in terms of land mass SINGAPORE CITY SINGAPORE TOP 10 PLACES TO VISIT • Sentosa • Singapore Zo0 • Jurong Bird Park • Universal Studios Singapore • Singapore Flyer • Singapore botanic gardens • Night Safari • Peranakan museum • Underwater world • Marine life park INTERESTING FACTS YOU PROBABLY DIDN'T KNOW 03 06 A 18m Singapore is 1 of only 3 surviving The number of times the The average distance that city-states worldwide. The other 2 timezone in Singapore has Singapore residents walk in 10.55 are Monaco and Vatican City changed since 1905 seconds – making them the fastest walkers on the planet (reportedly) SOURCES romancingtheplanet.com weekendnotes.com bangkok.travel travel.nationalgeographic.com mumbaiproperties.com nileguide.com thecrozyfacts.com blogspot.chinatraveldepot.com blog.odysen.com matadornetwork.com sg.news.yahoo.com ** **

The Ultimate Stopover Guide

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Stopovers are traditionally seen as an inconvenience but in my experience that's rarely the case. I've had some of my best holiday experiences during layovers and that's because I don't just lock myse...

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