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china

BingLing Temple (炳灵寺) China

This place is hard to get to but worth the effort! It is so remote the only way to get there is by boat but the beautiful cliffs, Yellow river, and Buddhas (carved right into the cliffs!) make me want to go again and again. 


There are hundreds of stone statues throughout the 100+ caves. There is a bit of walking so be sure to wear comfortable shoes but there weren’t as many stairs as I had expected so that was a plus.


Further Information

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bingling_Temple

https://goo.gl/maps/X9EzAV7G8m76VP8S6

https://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/gansu/lanzhou/bingling.htm

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china

Star Ferry, Hong Kong

The Morning Star boat by Star Ferry

What can you get in New York for $0.35? No much. Well, despite being just as expensive as New York (ref), this ferry trip and tourist attraction in only costs HKD$2.70.

The boats run every few minutes from 6:30 to 23:30 making it more convenient that most subways. Plus, the view is wonderful on the ride – especially at night.

If you come to Hong Kong this is a must-see!

More information can be found on the Star Ferry website.

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Thailand

Chao Phraya River, Thailand

Sunset over from the Chao Phraya river. Photo by Traveler Ni.

What an unforgettably romantic sunset over the Chao Phraya river! Everything seemed to align on this sunset trip. The boat, skyscrapers, and sunset all came together to make this perfect moment. If you ever visit Bangkok, take your special someone here.

How to get there:

There are many boat options available from the Sathon Pier. There are many other stops along the river but what makes this spot the best is its proximity to the subway system. You can buy your ticket in person or online.


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