A tourist attraction site in Fujian Province, China is giving visitors a chance to experience flying kung fu.
The tourist attraction, located in Youxi County in Fujian, lets its customers waltz through the air and perform mesmerizing stunts like in the old kung fu soap operas of Chinese entertainment, according to Shanghaiist.
Tourists planning to ride elephants in Thailand are being urged to think again as photos of the alleged abuse towards the animals have gone viral on Twitter this week.
While the Thai government discourages elephant rides, these attractions reportedly persist in some tourist locations across the country, subjecting the animals to unimaginable torture from a young age.
Step aside Pikachu and Eevee, there is a new official tourist ambassador in Japan — it is none other than the aquatic Pokemon Lapras.
Those who are planning to travel to Japan might need to save up a little change before leaving the country as the government officially implemented a departure tax earlier this week.
The new law, which is being dubbed as “Sayonara Tax,” was put into effect on Monday, January 7, according to Yahoo News. Visitors in Japan will now have to pay 1,000 yen ($9) when they leave the country.
There is a new Terracotta Warriors-themed hotel in Xi’an and it features numerous replica sculptures depicting the famed armies of China’s first Emperor Qin Shi Huang.
India recently opened its first dedicated hospital for elephants and animal lovers are loving it.
The facility, which covers an area of over 12,000 square feet, was built in the town of Mathura, Reuters reports.
A 96-year-old man painted his village in Taiwan as a way to prevent the government from demolishing it; as a result, it attracted many tourists, earning the name “Rainbow Village” for its colorful murals.
Huang Yung-Fu, a retired soldier living in Taichung, Taiwan, turned his village – a temporary housing area that the government gave to soldiers – into a massive art gallery that showcases his artwork.
Year after year, young British and American students flock to Asia to “find themselves” before dedicating 3-4 years of their lives to earning a degree. Malia Obama has done it, so has Benedict Cumberbatch and even Prince William has been there. Companies have profited off of gap year and voluntourism schemes where students can pay several thousand dollars to teach English in Asian countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Cambodia, China, and Japan while immersing themselves in the local culture.
These students can be seen on Instagram feeding baby elephants, relaxing on sandy beaches and posing for photos with underprivileged Asian children from local villages without their parents’ consent. Essentially, it’s a guilt-free way for foreigners to explore Asian countries while tricking themselves into thinking they are helping local communities and civilizing the uncivilized — textbook definition white saviors.
China just pushed its love for hot pot to a whole new level by opening a hot pot-inspired hot spring in Chongqing city.
Chongqing, a major city located in southwest China, is famous for its hot springs as well as its Sichuan-style hot pot restaurants, according to Shanghaiist. What better way is there to attract more tourists into the city than to combine two of its most famous attractions?
A state-of-the-art “Mars simulation base” that will serve as “part research facility and part tourist attraction” has been unveiled in China.
Built in a remote section of the arid Gobi desert, the $61 million site features living accommodation designed to simulate how humans would be living on the surface of the planet Mars.
In the wake of last month’s massive earthquake, a city in Hokkaido is showing the world its resilient beauty via awe-inspiring promotional videos in high-definition.
Kushiro, a city in Japan’s northernmost main island, is known for its astounding scenery but is often overlooked by tourists.
In a bid to keep unruly visitors from causing damage to a land formation, administrators at a geopark in China have decided to install some unsightly, yet effective, metal spikes.
The land formation, which has the appearance of a peacock, is one of the star attractions at the Dunhuang Yardang National Geopark in Gansu province.