Ko Tao, Thailand

Ko Tao or Koh Tao is an island in Thailand located on the West coast of the Gulf of Thailand, between the provinces of Chumphon and Surat Thani. It covers an area of 21 km². The primary institution and the main port of the island, is Ban Mae Hat.
Its name derives from ‘Turtle’; many turtles which until a few years ago spawned on its quiet beaches and the curious shape of the island also itself. With most of Ko Samui and Ko Phangan and other smaller islands, forms the Mu Ko Samui archipelago.
The island‘s economy is almost entirely focused on tourism. Ko Tao is indeed known amateurs of diving everywhere in the world for many schools and sport clubs that allow you to get easily the ‘Open Water Diver’ diving certificate. Tourist guides announce the bottom of shallow seas, transparent waters and fascinating coral reefs of the island as an ideal for the practice of diving sport for beginners. The interior of the island is full of wild and lush greenery. The climate is pleasant throughout the year and the beaches are heavenly, the most famous are Sairee and the quieter than others Chalok, Mango Bay and Ao Leuk.
 
 
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If you want to follow the course of diving and the certificate, as a beginner or as master of diving: there are many centers and many courses because it is cheap, then look at standard tourist packages that are very practical and cheap but be careful, cheap hotels are not recommended!
To move on the island the more convenient is the moto with mountain wheels if possible, because roads are not well paved, or aren’t at all.
If you like fireworks, there are on almost all beaches in the evening.
 

Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Burj Khalifa is the tallest tower in the world and the highest structure ever built, located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and is the center of the new Downtown Burj Khalifa. This real estate project covers 2 square kilometers. It was inaugurated on January 4th, 2010 in honor of the Emir of Abu Dhabi. The skyscraper measuring 828 meters high and has 160 habitable floors, with architects in charge of the main project: Adrian Smith and Bill Baker. We find residential apartments, offices and the Armani Hotel, a luxury hotel that is part of the company Giorgio Armani S.P.A. from Milan; the hotel has five restaurants and a spa. There are eight escalators and fifty-seven lifts, including the fastest elevator that can reach 40km / h. There is also a large gift shop. You will find pictures of the building with interesting information throughout its walls.

Tips

You can buy tickets to visit it on their site; children under 4 years do not pay and you have two options; during the day you can climb to the 124th floor and after 18:00, you could visit the 124th floor over the 148th floor. It is a privilege place to see the sunset.
Do not be afraid, climb or descent are in just 1 minute and you feel nothing.
Remember to bring your camera because the top view is magnificent !!!

Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Pha Ngan or Koh Phangan is an island in the Gulf of Thailand, located in the south-east of Thailand, just north of Ko Samui. It belongs to the province of Surat Thani. The island is a tourist destination known for its beaches and for the Full Moon Party, party grouping a musical mix that takes place on the beach of Haad Rin, southeast of the island, every month with the full moon. Now the island is primarily a tourist destination but fishing and coconut are important for the local economy. Due to its topography, population lives in coastal and mountainous interior is almost inaccessible. More than half of the island is part of a national park and the island has more than 80 km2 of virgin rainforest with a wide variety of flora and fauna. It is also considered a spiritual place with several Buddhist temples with industry for retirement and meditation booming.

Tips

The most convenient way to move around is the scooter, especially if one wants to visit non-tourist areas of the island. The island has many beautiful beaches of white sand along its coastline, some of which are still accessible only by boat.
December to February is the ideal time to visit the island, sunny but not too hot with little chance of rain.
Whatever you are looking for, you’ll have no trouble finding it in Thong Sala and Haad Rin shops, or the recently opened stores along the main road.