Railay, Krabi, Thailand

Railay or Rai Leh is a small peninsula located between the Thai cities of Krabi and Ao Nang in Krabi province. It is accessible only by boat (longtrail) by virtue of the high limestone cliffs that isolate it from the mainland. Small wooden motorboats commute regularly between Krabi and Railay, capable of carrying a dozen of people, the journey takes 40 minutes; in the Andaman Sea. The arrival on-site is very beautiful with the green rocky peaks which surround the bay. Thanks to its cliffs, the place is known worldwide for being an ideal site for climbing. You can also climb by yourself from the rocks to the South West for accessing a lagoon but it is rather dangerous. Also famous for its beaches Phra Nang (often regarded as one of the most beautiful in the world) and Railay Bay West. You can also see monkeys on the spot. You will find a cave on Phra Nang beach with statue and little special offerings because it’s carved male gender in wood in all the colors for the God of fertility.

Tips

If you decide to stay in Railay, you will find everything what the tourist needs: restaurants, bars, shops, spots type snack bar on the beach, everything is there. To the East of the peninsula, the beach is not passable and serves only to boats, but it is there that we find all cheap hotels, restaurants and bars.
Be sure that tourists here are mostly young people then you must expect noisy nights.
You can also rent kayaks and make excursions to the nearby islands.
The water is green and transparent, and you can swim quietly; there are no rocks or algae or jellyfish.

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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 Lipe, Adang-Rawi, Thailand

Koh Lipe or Ko Lipe is a small island in the Adang-Rawi archipelago of the Andaman Sea, southern Thailand. The Thai name means ‘Paper Island’. The island is located at the border of the Tarutao National Park, to the immediate south of the larger islands Koh Adang and Koh Rawi, 50 km from Koh Tarutao. The original population of the island are the Chao Leh, also called Sea Gypsies who still live on the island. They have dark skin and are very typical. They often live in a rudimentary way in the center of the island. We find three main beaches: Sunset Beach, Sunrise Beach and Pattaya Beach. With its clear and calm water, 25% of species of tropical fish of the world are in the region, there are wide varieties of fish in the coral just meters deep near the beaches. For a long time, only a few adventurous tourists came to the island. Today, tourism is becoming a mass that threatens the area and assumes tourist constructions and projects.

Tips

The island is accessible only by ferry from Langkawi Pulau or Pak Bara. There is no pier so the ferry drops anchor near the beaches and you must reach the coast on foot or by long-tail boat.
On the island there are no cars and the only modes of transport are walking and motorcycle taxi. As the island is small, it is possible to walk around on foot in just over an hour.
If you like scuba diving, there are several sites and dive shops and people that organize boat trips.