10 Night – Hong Kong To Singapore
Itinerary: Hong Kong, China | Kaohsiung, Taiwan | Nha Trang, Vietnam | Hue/Danang (Chan May), Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh (Phu My), Vietnam | Singapore
Departure Port: Hong Kong
Ship: Voyager of the Seas
Departure Dates: 2017 08/10
Hong Kong, China
Be blown away by the exhilaration of Hong Kong and its fascinating mix of East and West. Shop for silk, jade, souvenirs, fashions and high end goods in the markets and malls or take the funicular to the Peak for some spectacular views. Ride the historic Star Ferry from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon or experience a thrilling cable car ride to the impressive Big Buddha and the tranquil Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island.
Visit extraordinary Fo Guang Shan Buddha Memorial Center, with its giant Buddha, eight pagodas and numerous shrines. Twenty temples dot the shores of scenic Lotus Pond, including the Dragon and Tiger temples, which you enter and exit in sequence for good luck. Explore the lively Pier-2 Art district for galleries, vintage shops, boutiques and trendy cafes or discover the beaches, seafood and coastal park of Cijin Island.
Nha Trang, Vietnam
Snorkelling is supreme in this stunning seaside resort, famed for its long crescent bay dotted with tropical islands, turquoise seas and a backdrop of beautiful peaks. Tour the seafront promenade, explore the sculpture parks and scenic gardens, or try a revitalising spa treatment. Try Nha Trang’s delicious seafood, or if you’re adventurous, its swallow’s nest soup is considered the best in Vietnam.
Hue/Danang (Chan May), Vietnam
Hang out at beautiful China Beach, where American soldiers used to go for rest and recreation during the Vietnam War. Discover the delicious street food in downtown Da Nang or the wonders of Hu?, on the Perfume River, the former seat of the Nguyen Dynasty. Its 19th century Citadel protected the Imperial City, with its opulent palaces and shrines, including the Forbidden Purple City, once the home of emperors.
Ho Chi Minh (Phu My), Vietnam
Explore the tunnels where Viet Cong fighters lived during the Vietnam War. See the mix of French colonial, Asian and modern architecture in the former Saigon and visit The History Museum for 2000 years of Vietnamese history. Sample the tantalising food stalls of Ben Thanh Market and tour the incense-filled Jade Emperor Pagoda, dedicated to a Taoist god. For impressive views, visit the 68-storey Bitexco Financial Tower.
Taste Singapore’s mouth-watering cuisine, influenced by the flavours of Malaysia, China and India. Visit the stunning Botanic Gardens and National Orchid Garden or the exotic Jurong Bird Park to see colourful toucans, pelicans, eagles and parrots. Take a ferry to the islands for unspoilt beaches or enjoy south-east Asian art at the National Gallery. A temple in Singapore’s Chinatown is said to house one of the Buddha’s teeth.
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