Ella Travel Guide – what to expect

Famous for the waters that beckon its shores, Sri Lanka has more than sandy beaches to offer. As one progresses inland the country’s terrain rises to kiss the skies. One of such effortlessly breath taking town in the central hills is Ella. The natural beauty of the small town remains unspoiled. The serene atmosphere, the stunning views through the gaps of Ella are priceless.

However many visitors have started exploring this once isolated town. Sri Lanka also has a reputation for being a destination for a perfect romantic getaway , Honeymoon hotels in Sri Lanka have also been fast growing in numbers. One that has managed to stand out among many others is 98 Acres Resort & Spa. Over looking some of the most scenic mountains of Sri Lanka the resort offers comfortable yet close nature accommodation.

There are many ways to get to this hill town , one of the highly recommended options would be to take a train ride to Ella , the journey to Ella is truly magnificent , passing many lush green tea plantations, picturesque mountains , cascades of water flowing down in full glory down tall mountains and some of the flora and fauna are things to look out for.

Most make their way up to this hill town mostly for the great views it has to offer, on a clear night one can observe as far as the Southern Cost of Sri Lanka and could spot some of the light houses that stand tall here. Ella is also a perfect place for hiking as many people. One of the most visited places in Ella include Little Adam’s Peak, not a long climb either , the path way leading to the top is made of concrete stairs and this is a must visit if you want to catch a glimpse of the best of Ella. Ravana Ella is another famous water fall in the Ella area and the Ella gap water fall too is one of the frequently visited places in Ella. Ella is one of the places to be visited if you plan to get away from the beaches.

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Palace of Heavenly Purity – a palace in the Forbidden City

Impressively laid out on a single layer white marble platform and one of the age-old palaces in the Forbidden City in Beijing, the Palace of Heavenly Purity is quite an intriguing sight that draws large crowds to its premises the entire year. Built in 1420 the premises can be easily explored by residing at any of the luxury executive apartments Beijing has to offer. Ascott Raffles City Beijing with its many serviced apartments in Beijing would come across as a suitable means of accommodation.

Qianqing Palace as it is also called by was one of the three halls that formed the Inner Court and was also the audience hall of the emperor during the period of the Qing Dynasty. The area also functioned as the sleeping quarters of the emperors within the premises of the Forbidden City. Those touring the area will come across a platform at the centre of the palace on which a throne and desk stand. It is believed that this place was where the emperor attested documents and wrote down notes when in council with his ministers. Visitors will be able to learn of its significance and role played in the daily routines of the emperors of the past. During the Qing Dynasty it was customary to place the coffin of the late emperor for the purpose of carrying out memorial ceremonies. Explore this cultural landmark in the Chinese capital that will take you back to the days where emperors ruled and kingdoms flourished.

Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.




Repulse Bay – The Shallow Waters of the South

The shallow waters off the southern coast of what is now known as Hong Kong gained this name after the British “repulsed” or deterred some pirates who had made themselves comfortable in these waters where they were not welcome. Another historical narration asserts that the name may have been derived from the vessel HMS Repulse, which was docked at the bay at one point in time.
For commercial purposes, the bay was converted into a tourist attraction and the beachfront was extended into the sea artificially to allow more tourists at a time. To bring the swimmers and sea farers to the tip of the south, the bus networks were developed leading to the area that surrounds Repulse Bay, hence some of the oldest bus routes commence from the locality. The area that overlooks the bay and the land adjacent to it remain as some of the expensive blocks of residential land in the country and are sought after by the elite for prestigious purposes.

The Repulse Bay is a small stretch of water that divides the mainland from the Middle Island of Hong Kong, which is bordered on its outer side by the Deep Bay. The cable car line that has been drawn out of the mainland over these bays provides some panoramic views of them from above. The Kwan Yin Shrine and the Longevity Bridge are the highlights of the bay for those who do not indulge in a good swim in the safe waters or a brisk walk on the coarse sandy beach.
The bay is not just a natural beauty bereft of other importance; it was one of the strategic locations used during Hong Kong’s battle in World War II. Many naval craft, including the bay’s name sake, the Repulse, were anchored in the stretch of sea and the Middle Island provided protection and cover from the enemy.
Find a Hong Kong hotel that is within proximity to these coastal areas, particularly if you are on holiday and want to indulge in some welcome relaxation The Cosmopolitan hotel Hong Kong is one option that can be considered if you are seeking convenient accommodation in the form of a Wan Chai hotel Hong Kong has to offer its leisure and corporate visitors.

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