Battery Park

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First and foremost if you stand there, you will be facing the Statue of Liberty. Is there a more iconic urban landmark? This construction by the French is quite amazing as it stands in the middle of the sea, welcoming visitors and seafarers from all over the world. You will also see a few islands including Ellis Island where millions of immigrants passed through in past centuries.

The park itself at Battery Park is a rather small green, with Clinton Castle, a nice bank along the sea, a few statues like the American eagle and survivors. This is where “Desperately seeking Susan” was filmed with Madonna. You can take ferries from there to visit the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island or Staten Island.

What is even more interesting is that from Battery Park, you can walk up north for miles on each side, with a fantastic New York City panorama.

If you go to the West you will find what is called Battery Park City Parks, which is a series of small parks, gardens and lawns along the Hudson River. There is the Esplanade which is a beautiful and peaceful path along the water from South Cove to North Cove and beyond. You can keep on walking for many miles like that, up to 50th street and more. You will see plenty of artistic work such as various statues, in bronze, metal or stone. Memorials too like the Irish Hunger Memorial.

North Cove is one of the few spots on Manhattan Island where yachts can park and you will see some wealthy people dining on their boat there in the summer. There is also a yachting school for the kids.

Or you could also walk on the East Side from Battery Park along the East River. On that side the city has not done the same kind of renovation work as they did on the west side, but the walk is nevertheless very picturesque. You will walk below the Brooklynn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge first on concrete but then there are parks too, with baseball and soccer fields. You can walk like that all the way to Midtown.

Sadly flooding can ruin this area, so avoid the storm season but this is a great way to discover New York City if you like walking, either during the summer sunny days or when it is snowing in the winter. Some even love it when it is raining due to the quite without the tourists.

Visiting Thailand

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One of the most amazing places that you can go in the world is Thailand.

There are many things to see and do in beautiful Siam as it was called earlier, as in the movie The King and I.

Below you are going to find some of the most notable attractions that you want to see if you are planning a trip to Thailand.

Grand Palace – Located in Bangkok, this is often the first stop in Thailand (see picture).
This spectacular, dazzling building awes many visitors every year with its intricate details and beautiful architecture. It dates back to 1782 and was the home of the kind of Thailand and his royal court for over a hundred years.

This amazing construction is without a doubt Bangkok’s best loved landmark. If you are going to visit the palace, make sure that you are dressed appropriately since you may not be allowed to get inside if you are dressed inappropriately.

Wat Arun, or the Temple of Dawn – Also located in Bangkok, this amazing temple is one of the most beautiful places that you can visit in Thailand.

It’s one of Thailand’s most beautiful pieces of architecture and draws many people to its site every year. Its spire on Chao Phraya River’s ranks among the most famous landmarks in Thailand and it’s more than 70 meters high.
The spire is beautifully decorated with Chinese porcelain and little colored glass pieces, all delicately placed into very intricate patterns. Even though it’s called the Temple of Dawn, it’s also very stunning as the sun is setting, especially when the temple’s lit up.

Railay Beach – For those who love the beach, Railay Beach, found in the Krabi Province, is one of the must see places in Thailand.

There are no roads that lead to this beach, since it’s in walking distance. It provides beautiful beaches filled with white sand, limestone cliffs which soar into the sky, and a lagoon tucked into the cliffs, fed and shaped by the ever changing tides. And it is also famous for its cliffs.

For those who are looking for a place to just get away from it all and enjoy a tropical respite, Railay Beach is the place to go.

Floating Markets – Perhaps one of the most interesting things about Thailand are the floating markets.
These unique Thai attractions were made famous by James Bond movies and they are a sight that many people go to see every day. Accessible by boat, taxi, or tuk-tuk, these amazing floating markets offer many different things for sale, including fresh produce, all sold from small boats.

You will discover that there are many things to see and do in Thailand. The above suggestions are just a small sampling of what Thailand has to offer. The food, the sights, the smells, and the culture are all waiting for you in this amazing country. Make sure that when you book your trip to Thailand you plan to come for a long trip.

This is going to ensure that you have enough time to see and do everything that this country has to offer. We guarantee it isn’t going to be your last trip there – you will want to come back again and again.