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Bamboo Grove of China

With its diversified geographic environment and corresponding climate conditions, China is endowed with kinds of food materials which results in rich eating habits with distinguished features in different areas and regions. In traditional Chinese dietary, there is a particularly dainty come from the bamboo grove- bamboo shoots, which are fully employed in almost each of the four major Chinese cuisines- Cantonese, Sichuan, Shandong and Huaiyang (combining Anhui, Jiangsu and Zhejiang). Chinese chefs love bamboo shoots because of its simplicity of material quality which make it easy to match and assimilate other tastes, in especial to produce a splendid balance with greasy meat.

Bamboos can only flourish in a particular situation with abundant rainfall and relatively steady warm temperature. In consequence, the south China is favored by the nature and gifted with this kind of slim plant, and many people live around are their masters just living by them. In the southeast province of Zhejiang, numerous counties are abound in bamboos, and maso bamboos are the most common kind, from where the toothsome winter bamboo shoots are gained. As a rule of thumb, only a pure bamboo grove can produce bamboo shoots; the mixed plants of other species in the grove will affect the development of bamboos and no bamboo shoot can be found.

A sprout of bamboo hidden under the soil layer, winter bamboo shoot is not easy to be detected. Seen from the appearance in the grove, nothing exists except bamboos; but for those experienced masters, they can always figure out the accurate location of a bamboo shoot just from the colors of the tip of the bamboo. To find a bamboo grew for several years in the first place and then to dig along with the bamboo rhizome; when seeing the shoots, to dig and take out it gently. The fresh-keeping of this food is a big problem as the sprouts is the most vigorous part of the plant. Thankfully, smart bamboo masters have worked out an easy way, a best way taking advantage of the nature – to bury the shoots under the soft and moist soil on the site, and this retaining of the freshness will last for at least two weeks.

In the bamboo grove in Liuzhou, a city with only 2-hour drive to Guilin in the southwest province of Guangxi, it is the place where the sweet summer bamboo shoots are growing. The best time to reap the finest and most tender shoots of this kind is from the midmonth of every June to the midmonth of September. Different from the winter shoots in Zhejiang, they are cut above the soil, and the reaping must be in right time as these shoots will turn to hard quickly after breaking through the soil. If cut not timely, they will taste bitter. Though less fresh and tender than winter shoots, summer shoots are the materials to make the best known pickled sour bamboo shoots of Liuzhou. The freshness of newly cut shoots is retained only for several hours, and people have to speed up to peel off the skins and pickle them in unique way, otherwise these shoots will soften and then rot after being cut in 4 hours.

Different ingredients conduce to various dishes, while slight differences of even one kind also contribute to varied flavors. A material common to find in bamboo groves, the bamboo shoots present frequently at table though cooked in different ways. Braised Bamboo Shoots and Bamboo Shoot Soup with Salted Pork are the most familiar homely dishes in Zhejiang. The former one is simple to cook- just cut fresh shoots into sections and braise them thoroughly in oil with sundry seasonings. As for the later dish, stir-fry salted pork and bamboo shoots according to the same proportion, and then stew with soup-stock; the blending of the salt flavor of the pork and the delicate of the shoots never fail to delight local mouths.

Among all typical local dishes of Guangxi, the stewed little yellow croaker with soybean and sour bamboo shoots is an extremely appetizing dish. Bamboo shoots are pickled in sour flavor in a unique way before cooking in Liuzhou, and this distinct flavor not only contributes to many a delicious homely dish but also a foremost auxiliary material in a national known local snack, Luo Si Fen- the rice noodles cooked in spiral shell soup.

Bamboo shoot is a kind of seasonal food that difficult to store, but the vital reproductive bamboos offers its delicate shoots to people at most of the time of a year all in spring, summer and winter. Though slightly different in the flavor, they are essentially the same and loved by every bamboo-shoot addict.

Destination in Vietnam For Adventure Tourists

Trekking routes across the Karst plateau of Dong Van Town, situated in northeast Ha Giang Province, have become increasingly popular since being recognized as part of the Global Network of National Geoparks (GGN) in 2010. Dong Van-based Karst Plateau Travel offers amazing trekking routes between the rocky town, ethnic Mong villages in Ma Le and Thien Huong as well as up to the Ma Pi Leng mountain pass.

The 18km route from Ma Le to Thien Huong has become known as the valley of rocks due to its spectacular natural appearance. As per schedule, tourists are taken to Ma Le Village, 5km from central Dong Van, via van before embarking on a full-day tour.

“The trip is amazing. The landscape and natural conditions across the 1,600m above sea level area has lured many travelers,” said Karst Plateau travel agent Hoang Anh Tuan. “The wild routes offer the perfect conditions for memorable experiences such as barbecues,” he said. Tuan added that tour groups are always accompanied by local Mong guides to avoid people getting lost.

Tourists are additionally provided with sticks and jungle-knives to help them make their way through dense undergrowth. Ta Lang Village, home to the hospitable Giay and Tay ethnic groups, is the first stop.

“Because tourists often can’t speak their language, the hosts may refuse to welcome them into their homes. That’s where we as guides come in handy,” said local guide Li Thanh Hong.

“We always prepare lunch near the Nho Que river-bank while often buying either goat or chicken meat for barbeque parties in the jungle,” Hong added.

“It’s like a wild life lunch. Local guides often teach tourists how to catch fish by hand,” said tour guide Luc Thi Thuy. She added that fish is mostly grilled alongside moss while chicken is coated with clay before being placed on the fire.

Vertical limit: The route is very tough and challenging, and the mountain pathways are almost vertical in places. Ban Mo Village is another favourite stop over for lunch with visitors seated on stone slabs in the middle of the Nho Que River in the dry season. The last and final trek of the day, running 7km uphill from the river-bank to the top of the Ma Pi Leng mountain pass, takes a challenging two hours.

“The route is very tough, but also very interesting. The mountain pathways are almost vertical,” said Anh Tuan, who designed the route two years ago.

“When you reach the top, the river looks like a silk thread cutting through the deep valley.” The tour reaches its end on top of the Ma Pi Leng mountain pass from where tourists are taken back to Dong Van Town to while away the afternoon in exploration. Tour operators offer packages from US$100 for groups of four, which includes transportation from Ha Noi to Dong Van Town.

Karst Plateau also provides trekking tours via Tam Son Town in Quan Ba District as well as in the districts of Yen Minh and Meo Vac. Tourists always benefit from exploring the UNESCO recognised town as a member of the Global Network of National Geoparks. The town’s main market day falls on Sundays while it lights up with lanterns on Saturday nights. Dong Van Town is a definite must on the tourist radar due to its spectacular natural surroundings and its well preserved cultural and ethnic heritage.

Rainforest Ecotourism Vacation

Ecotourism is defined as responsible travel to natural areas in which the environment is being conserved, and the well-being of the local people is being improved as well through uniting conservation, communities, and sustainable travel. One of the main purposes of ecotourism is to educate tourists and travelers about the protected areas such as the tropical rainforest and the preservation of the natural resources. Likewise, most tour operators offer the visitors some alternative ways of learning more about the endangered ecosystem of our planet.

Ecotourism Offers Fun Activities

There are fun activities that encourage tourists and travelers to engage in learning about the conservation of our environment especially the rainforests. These activities are most often listed on their things to do on their vacation. Some of these are the following:

Hiking and Nature Trekking – nothing beats having a good hike on a trail surrounded by trees, rivers, and the undergrowth of the jungle. Most ecotourism operators offer their visitors to enjoy a trip along the nature trail, accompanied by guides and instructors to educate them while they venture within the jungle.

Zip Lining – experiencing this activity boosts the excitement of the tourists as they slide fast along the cables on top of the trees. Zip line tours are very popular all over the world, enabling a user to travel along the cables from one platform to another propelled by gravity. And adding to the experience is an ambiance surrounded by nature, from the trees to small rivers and even across a high cliff! This activity is a favorite amongst adventure lovers and thrill-seekers.

Bird Watching – spotting bird species and watching their population in the rainforest is also an ecotourism activity which is growing in popularity, especially for bird-lovers. Armed with visual enhancing equipment such as binoculars and telescopes, tourists can learn a lot about the birds that reside in a particular location. Likewise, there are many ornithologists (scientists who specialize in studying bird species) that engage in this activity. There is an international event, the Christmas Bird Count organized by Audubon Society, in which all bird-enthusiasts and scientists all over the world are invited to participate in spotting and counting the bird species found in participating locations worldwide.

Aerial Tram Ride – watching the rich vegetation and ecosystem above the trees is one great adventure for the whole family. From young school-children to the elderly, riding an aerial tram is an opportunity to explore the great view above the rainforest canopy. Accompanied by nature guides, they will also learn facts about the jungles and the preservation and conservation of our natural resources.

How Most Ecotourism Operators Help Save the Rainforests

Most tour operators offer programs designed to protect the rain forests of our planet, thus preserving nature and its secrets for future generations. They reach out to all sectors of the society, from young school children and high school students to adult members of local communities, aiming to protect the rainforest together. Some of the conservation and sustainability programs include the following:

Reforestation – many tropical forests are cut down every day to make use for other purposes such as making cow pastures, commercial infrastructures, and so on. An example program for reforestation in most ecotourism operators offers a chance for tourists and for the members of the community to replenish the depleted resources by planting new trees and recreating new forest and woodland areas.

Solid Waste Management – reusing, recycling and proper disposal of wastes are very important to keep our environment clean and to make our planet healthy. Together with community leaders, ecotourism operators are working to generate a change in attitudes toward waste. An example is by offering solid-waste classification, allowing visitors and local residents alike to see how it is possible to reduce the amount that goes to landfills by just the separation and proper disposal of waste.

Cleanup Projects – in order to keep the community clean and beautiful, tour operators participate in cleanup projects and activities within the local communities, employing the aid of their staffs and managing the procedure of proper waste management. Likewise, they also encourage all the members of the community to help in keeping the cleanliness of their surroundings and help save the environment.

Being Educators – one of the most common, as well as the most effective ways of contributing to the sustainability of the rainforests is by educating visitors about the importance and necessity of conserving the environment. Adding to the fun of the activities being offered by tour operators, tourists can learn eye-opening facts and important information about the earth’s ecosystem in their vacation experience.

Treks Around Bangalore

If tough deadlines and constant pressure is taking a toll on your workforce, taking them out on an adventure trip around Bangalore could be a nice way to beat the stress. Trekking is one of the many adventure activities that places around Bangalore have to offer. While there are a lots of trekking around Bangalore, we have picked 5 of the best ones out there.

Anatargange

Located in Kolar, about 60 km from the city of Bangalore, Anatargange offers not such a strenuous experience, but still, a very rejuvenating trekking experience. The 45 minute trek to the top of the hill involves a bit of rock climbing, nice camping and a lot of fun; the view from the top is every bit rewarding.

Savanadurga trek

Savanadurga is the largest monolith in Karnataka, located in Magadi. With a height of 4050 feet above sea level, trekking to the top of this single rock formation is a real adventure. At the top of it lies a historical fortress which is believed to have been built by Kempegowda II. There is even a conglomerating of two peaks near Savanadurga, namely Billiguddda and Karigudda. Between them lies the valley of Ramanagar, another popular trekking route to explore.

Kodachadri trek

Kodachadri is one of the highest peaks in Karnataka, located about a 100 km from Shimoga district. It lies in the Mookambika National Park. With a height of more than 1300 meters above sea level, the top of the peak is believed to have been the meditation ground for Guru Shankaracharya. A trek to the top takes you through verdant greenery, waterfalls and other scenic adventures; and the top of the peak rewards you with scintillating views and some really romantic sunrises and sunsets.

Green Route Trek

If you like a little more mystic to your trekking trails, the Green Route Trek is what is ideal for you. The Green Route Trek lies along the Bangalore-Mangalore railway line and takes you through interesting caves, biodiversity hotspots and everything in between. Trekking through this 20 km trail would be a lifetime experience for your corporate team.

Ranganathaswamy Betta trek

40 km from Bangalore, it is a peak with a temple dedicated to Lord Ranganathaswamy. There is interesting flora to be explored along the trail, and you even get to see some wildlife along the way. This trek to the top of this peak is about 4 km, which is ideal for a day off from office for a little bit of fun.

Dolphin Watch in Key West Florida

There are hundreds of dolphins in the waters surrounding Key West, Florida, making dolphin watch tours a high point for many tourists. In fact, dolphin watching is so popular that local dolphin experts have put policies in place to help protect the areas dolphins from exuberant tourists. Even though they’re wild, the bottlenose dolphins in Key West are typically curious and interested in the boats and people who have come so far to watch them. So you’re very likely to come across at least a few during your dolphin watch excursion.

Key West dolphin watch trips are created to give you the thrill of observing dolphins up close, without bothering the dolphins or interfering with their normal activities. Visitors of all ages are going to treasure a dolphin expedition. Dolphin watch expeditions are both fun and educational for the whole family.

Everyone wants to make sure that the dolphins don’t become a victim of their own popularity. It’s particularly moving for lots of folks whenever dolphins are observed in their native home in the sea. You’ll view them catching fish, going and playing singly and in big pods. Considering that they have a whole lot of natural intelligence, you are able to observe them carefully from a safe distance…safe both for you, and for the dolphins.

People are entranced by bottlenose dolphins because of their beauty and grace, and the special relationship they seem to have with our species. In fact, there are many confirmed reports of wild dolphins rescuing people in the water who need help. About 8 years ago, four lifeguards who were swimming off Ocean Beach in New Zealand were surrounded by a group of dolphins for almost an hour when the swimmers were being threatened by a great white shark.

Most The Key West dolphin tours last about four hours, which gives you plenty of time to observe dolphins and the wealth of marine life they share the ocean with. Tour operators provide everything that a Key West tourist needs to enjoy a day on the water, including snorkeling gear, snacks and beverages. They’ll help you put on your gear and get into the water safely and easily. But be sure to bring sunscreen and a waterproof camera so you can record photos of your dolphin watch adventure.

Dolphin watching is just one of the eco tourism options that are available in the Florida Keys. Others include sea kayaking tours in the Backcountry and seaplane and ferry excursions to the Dry Tortugas, a coral atoll 70 miles west of Key West.

Adventure in Climbing Kilimanjaro

If you wish to climb a mountain but haven’t any education or knowledge, you may want to think about using one of many Kilimanjaro tours available. Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, is both highest free standing mountain on earth along with the greatest mountain on the region of Africa. It is amongst the number of mountain tops that can be climbed without specific tools or specialized know-how.

In order to ascend this mountain, you simply must to remain with one of the Kilimanjaro tours, that will steer you up one of the 6 approved routes for ascending the mountain. The local travel agency will make use of chefs and porters to cope with having tools and cooking your meals in your case, that makes the ability a little easier.

Even so, the trip to the top level of Mount Kilimanjaro and back on one of several Kilimanjaro tours normally takes of a full week, and requires hiking involving 45 and 75 a long way. Due to the huge different versions in altitude during the trek, it’s quite common for those to get altitude sickness. Some avenues give a day for acclimatization to generate this unlikely to happen.

Your knowledge being a hiker so you willingness to rough it helps to find out which route you must stick to to get to the top. The most frequent route, the Marangu Route, is sometimes called the Coca-cola route since it is the simplest path and lots of the camp of huts in places you remain in order to the top offer you Coca-cola for sale. Even so, taking this route gives you less of a probability of achieving the summit. To get a far more beautiful route, you need to be willing to be tents. The Machame Route provides you with a good venture of attaining the top as there are much less probability of altitude sickness because route offers you additional time to adjust. Possibly the Lemosha or Umbwe Routes supply you with fantastic landscapes within your trip up, but they’re a smaller amount utilised simply because they expect you to be more daring, and also the Umbwe Route is easily the most tough ascend, although it’s also the least.

Adventures in Chapel Hillside

Chapel Hill is usually a town with Orange State. It would be the 16th major city in Idaho. It seemed to be named with 1959 while using the creation connected with Research Triangle Park your car. Chapel Hillside, Durham in addition to Raleigh usually are three corners on the Research Triangle. Not long ago, Chapel Hillside was branded a 2011 Distinct Destination, by means of National Confidence for Cultural Preservation. The College or university of Idaho (UNC) on Chapel Hill would be the Premier Open University from the State of Idaho.

Free Shuttle bus Service is offered by Chapel Hillside Transit in the course of Carrboro, Chapel Hill along with the University, as well as it’s Doctor’s offices. Daytime intercity services can also be being offered by The Triangle Transit Guru between Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill in addition to Hillsborough.

Travelers should know a little about it is Neighborhood which will help them to understand where to merely spend the vacation. The number of neighborhood because of the visitors mostly depends on the type of activities there’re seeking. There are lots of interesting books relevant to Chapel Hillside which readers might contemplate. Chapel Hill is usually a city connected with four clear and different seasons.

Electrical power Things to do with Chapel Hill many of which usually are:

Day trips: This Chapel Hillside has paid a Biennial Chapel Hill Spg Garden Expedition since 1996. That is a self-guided expedition of twenty distinguished Gardens from the Oaks in addition to Meadowmont. This tour attributes unique facilities and industrial details. A range of styles in addition to sizes connected with gardens, including woodland “Rescue garden” is usually enjoyed by means of visitors. Likewise the waterfalls, rock-lined costly, intimate home gardens, charming orangery, fountains connected with ceramic in addition to bronze, tasteful and unique garden sculptures, geometrically laid-out organic garden usually are worth seeing with the visitors.

Museum: The Chapel hill Museum is the most interesting museum in Chapel Hill. It truly is dedicated to help “Exhibiting the smoothness and identity of Chapel Hill, To the north Carolina”. Travelers can look into this museum to have a sense on the local way of life.

Some far more Recommended in addition to Attracted Things to do with Chapel Hill with the Travelers usually are:

Franklin Street: decorative college Village Street having shops in addition to restaurants. University of North Carolina: Home on the UNC Tarheels, NCAA Winners 2009. North Carolina Botanical Garden: Natural herb Gardens, medicinal and deadly. NC Botanical gardens undoubtedly are a great destination to relax, explore and experience the magnificence of characteristics. There is usually a children’s lawn, cabin to help explore, trails and even more. Kids, young in addition to old will like it in this article.

Morehead Planetarium: Their early astronauts had taken their celestial nav training in this article. Finely World of golf: It’s a great track, the course was in great shape along with the greens rolled true. Important play for any person passing throughout the area. Kidzu Children’s Museum: It’s a fantastic place with the youngest vacation goers. Paul Green Theater: For anyone who is looking with Chapel Hillside, looking intended for something to try and do, you have to visit that theater.

Several things to do with Chapel Hill is usually explored as a result of different courses. It also will depend on the interest on the visitors which sort of activities there’re interested with.

Adventures in Oregon

There are a multitude of reasons to live in the Northwest. People from all different walks of life and with diverse interests can all find something in the area to enjoy. But perhaps the things that attract people the most, or keep people the most interested are the huge selection of sports (professional and amateur) and outdoor activities. Oregonians are notoriously protective of their home, often encouraging misconceptions about their state. When people say, “Oregon, doesn’t it rain all the time there?” local residents just nod their heads publicly, but privately they tout the lush greenery, the generally warm and dry summers and the fact the rain isn’t all as frequent as outsiders may believe it to be. They also laugh quietly to themselves when those back east think of Portland and Oregon as a rural, farming kind of place, knowing that the sprawling cities encompass a diverse range of business from Intel to Nike all while thriving on their clean and green image.

Again, out of all those things, one of the main influences of those seeking Portland real estate, those wanting to make a home here is the love of sport and the outdoors. Oregon’s landscapes are wide and vast and, “varies from rain forest in the Coast Range to barren desert in the southeast.” The Oregon Coast is legendary for adventure, fun and romance (a popular honeymoon location). Nearby Mount Hood and Mount St. Helens are both visible from Portland itself. Crater Lake in southern Oregon is the deepest lake in the United States.

All of these different types of terrains, spread throughout the state make it an outdoor mecca. The fact that a huge number of these landmarks and destinations are within a day’s drive or less from the state’s largest city, Portland, make living there a very attractive proposition for outdoor lovers. The nearby mountains provide ample opportunity for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snow-caving, mountain hiking or even just running down the mountain on an inner-tube or sled. Hiking extends through numerous state parks, through the desert, along the coast or next one of the nearly uncountable waterfalls such as the famous Multnomah Falls. There are many rivers and streams for fishing, boating and even rafting. From hardened adventure trekking to simply taking in the sights and sounds there is truly something for everyone here.

If your interest in sport goes towards the more “organized” style, there is still much to capture your attention. Portland is home to the Portland Trail Blazers National Basketball Association team and the Portland Timbers Major League Soccer Team. Each of these teams adds to some of the nationally recognized nicknames for Portland, with Rip City and Soccertown, USA respectively. Portland is also home to the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League (semi-pro). Add this to the growing backing and support for a Major League Baseball team and the state and city have most of the professional sports teams covered.

Beyond the professional level you can find a number of “fringe” sports as well, including lacrosse, rugby (through the Rose City Rugby League), Australian rules football, paintball, roller derb and Mixed Martial Arts (former champion Randy Couture’s camp is based in Portland). Rock climbing is hugely popular and there are plenty of places to do it. Portland also has auto racing through Portland International Raceway and the Woodburn Drags. Horse racing has been a part of the city since the 40’s. You’ll even find cricket here through the Oregon Cricket League. And of course as home to both Nike and Adidas Portland is a huge state for running.

Of course, residents would appreciate if you didn’t know or believe any of this. They like to keep the activities and the many Portland homes for sale that allow you to make them a permanent part of your life for themselves.

River Rafting Trip in Rishikesh

Rishikesh is a name that is synonymous with spirituality but this pilgrim centre has also established itself as the best spot in India for white water rafting. River rafting is an adventure sport which involves steering an inflatable rubber boat or raft on an uncontrolled river filled with rapids. ‘Rapids’ refer to the white foam which arises because of a sudden increase or decrease in the volume of flowing water. Rapids carry a grade from 1 to 6, depending on how easy it is to negotiate them and to ‘ride the waves’:

Class 1: These are slow- moving currents like ‘Cash Flow’ that are ideal for first timers.

Class 2: These are small waves like ‘Good Morning’ which are also ideal for first timers.

Class 3: Tourists who have tried white water rafting previously should try these rapids as sound technical know-how is important to steer the raft for example ‘Three Blind Mice’.

Class 4: These rapids like ‘Golf Course’ have faster currents and bigger waves which make them ideal for tourists with more Rishikesh river rafting experience.

Class 5: These rapids like ‘The Wall’ have very fast currents and large waves which are best tackled by tourists who have good rafting experience.

Class 6: Rapids like ‘Suicidal’ that come in this category are best attempted by professional racing teams or by Rishikesh rafting veterans.

The best time for Rishikesh rafting is between September- December and March -July. Here are a few tips to bear in mind before setting out on your white water rafting trip:

  1. If you plan to seriously pursue river rafting as a hobby, it makes sense to invest in quality equipment and accessories. On the other hand, if you’re trying it just for kicks, ensure that your adventure package also includes good quality rafting accessories such as life jackets, safety helmets, waterproof dry bags and other camping gear.
  2. Whether you are just a beginner or a veteran, make sure that you have a certified instructor with you at all times as the rapids can get dangerous.
  3. Don’t forget to pack your swimming costume, a torch with extra batteries and sports shoes.
  4. Leave behind your expensive camera and purchase a waterproof disposable camera if you are keen on a few clicks of your adventure.
  5. It’s always a good idea to pack some extra mosquito repellent lotion and plenty of sunscreen as well.

Rishikesh river rafting is unlike anything you may have tried before and you are certain to have many fond memories of your experience. After all the thrill of white water rafting on the Ganges with towering mountains in the background overlooking the waters is something else.

Johannesburg Museum Wildlife Tours

Johannesburg is gradually becoming the beating heart of South Africa! Though not a traditional tourist destination of the country, over the years the city has transformed into a massive lure for holiday makers.

Johannesburg, also known as Jo’burg, is teeming with incredibly trendy restaurants, modish shopping malls and a host of other entertainment avenues. There is lot to do and lot to experience in this city but if one has to pluck out a couple of attractions that truly pays off for the money spent on flight cheap tickets to Johannesburg, it has to be city’s interesting museums and the wonderful wildlife.

Enrichment and gratification is guaranteed for tourists who chose to weave these two pearls in the necklace of city holidays.

Museum Tours in Johannesburg

Museums are perhaps the best way to understand a culture. And it really doesn’t get much vibrant than South African culture and customs. For art patrons, visit to the different city museums is surely the fine way to reach orgasmic delights!

The Apartheid Museum

A visit to the Apartheid Museum allows the visitor to get acquainted with South Africa’s history of black oppression. Tourists can understand the country’s struggle for social emancipation as they view the relics of the apartheid system. Most visitors travelling to the country’s famous museum are left numb at the ‘heart wrenching’ exhibits that include photos, artefacts, newspaper clippings and film recording.

Johannesburg Art Gallery

For art patrons taking flights cheap tickets to South Africa, Johannesburg Art Gallery is the fine alternative to take in the country’s incredibly radiant artistic lures. Considered by many the finest art gallery in the city, Johannesburg Art Gallery features impressive works ranging from Picasso & Henry Moore to South Africans Sekoto, Batisse and Pierneef. Traditional pieces of artwork can also be enjoyed at the art gallery.

Other than the above mentioned, museums like the Hector Pieterson Museum, Cradle of Humankind Site and Kliptown Open Air Museum also offer value to one’s museum tour in the city.

Wildlife Tour in Johannesburg

Any trip to Johannesburg is rendered hollow in case the rover fails to include the ever so incredible wildlife of the region in his travel itinerary. Families with kids, who do not wish to wander into the wide expanse of reserves and parks, can check out the following ‘wild’ gems!

The Lion Park

Home to a wide range of predators, the Lion Park is one reason why cheap tickets to the city are so highly revered! The park boasts 8 different African carnivore species, including 80 lions and rare white lions. One can also check out the antics of other animals like wild dog, striped hyena, cheetah, black-striped jackal and antelope.

The Johannesburg Zoo

Unquestionably one of the biggest temptations of Jo’burg holidays, Johannesburg Zoo is an apt stop for families looking for cheap tickets to the city. The zoo offers a safe environment to check out wild animals like lion, polar bear, tiger, elephant and bat-eared fox. Johannesburg Zoo is home to more than 2,000 animals and about 365 different species.