February 15, 2009

A sojourn to the “Pearl of the South”

There are wonderful sea beaches which are strewn with white sands. The sun plays hide and seek with Mother Nature at Phuket endowing it with an eternal glory. Some beautiful places at Phuket include Phuket Aquarium, Bang Tao Beach, Karon Beach, Surin Beach, Patong Beach, Khao Phra Thaeo National Park, Phi Phi Island, Racha Islands and the Similan Islands. Not just glorious beaches and crystal clear sea, Phuket draws attention of millions by its tropical mangrove forests, nature areas and waterfalls.

Phuket boasts of an extensive range of hotels and resorts, restaurants, pubs and bars, nightclubs, shopping malls, golf courses and other entertainment options. In such a beautiful land you can easily find a comfortable accommodation. Phuket Hotels are renowned for the quality services and unique hospitality.

You can also relish in the historic grandeur of Phuket which becomes conspicuous at its well maintained museums. That is why Phuket Sea Shell Museum in Rawai is so attractive with its world class display of sea shells ranging over 2,000 species, comprising giant clams, ancient fossils and rare golden pearls. The Talang National Museum offers no less to a historian or commoner.  You can learn more history behind popular Two Heroine's Monument, the mystery of Sea Gypsy culture, and also discover some of the interesting ancient artifacts.

At Phuket FantaSea you will be entertained by pack of 50 elephants, along with performers in elaborate costumes, acrobats, pyrotechnics, and stunning sets.  There will be introductory fun theme park games and the usual souvenir shopping. It is extremely popular with children but nevertheless adults take equal pleasure from it. You will get a buffet dinner over here. Simon Cabaret is a Vegas-type all-male cabaret show with intricate costumes and lip-synching.

Phuket Zoo offers classy crocodile show, elephant show and monkey shows. Gibbon Rehabilitation Project is also an interesting tourist place. Phuket consists of more than 30 temples and monasteries but the Wat Chalong temple is worth a visit. With highly revered monks, Luang Pho Chaem and Luang Pho Chuang, his place is alluring for the patients requiring treatment for long term diseases. Both the monks are famous for work in herbal medicine and tending to the injured.

Tour to Phuket is incomplete without rafting, trekking and elephant rides. The Phuket Orchid Garden and Thai Village offers cultural and animal shows. You can get stunning views of beautifully colored butterflies at Phuket Butterfly Farm.

Phuket consists of some magnificent old mansions and Thalang road, off the Yaowarat Road, has a number of some oldest Sino-Portuguese style buildings. History becomes alive at Phuket and nature covers it with its ever gorgeous wings to make this place a blissfully pleasant landscape. Enjoy to your heart's content at Phuket and surely the city will beckon you to come back once more.

Available Forms of Wildlife Photography

Ever thought of taking up wildlife photography? You don't have to travel to Africa, Asia or South America to get beautiful wildlife pictures. You will find that even your current surroundings already have some form of wildlife and by the way am not talking about your cat or dog. There are Zoo's in your surrounding area where you get to view all varieties of animals that you can see and take photos off. But I am sure the fact that they are locked up and just sitting there is really getting you down and probably you now want to take a trip to some exotic country that offers chances for to be able to get wildlife photographs.

This is not the only option you have; there are several forms of wildlife that you see all the time. Such as birds and insects which can be of great interest to you if you are into wildlife photography. You can also travel to other states where you can find bears and moose which are Americas number one tourist attractions.

However if you are still insistent on traveling to another country then you should try Africa where you will get to see a lot more wildlife than you could in your zoo and this animals will be more exciting because they are in their natural habitat. If After all this you are not still satisfied, you can move on to taking photographs of urban and metro buildings, not before you have also tried taking photos of flowers and local plantation.

Peter Gitundu Researches And Reports On Photography. For More Information On Wildlife Photography, Visit His Site At WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY