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EDITOR’S NOTE A clock is now alarming to rise the leisure time arrival for marvelous adventure! Sounds like a serendipity to profoundly begin the passionate journey infinitely! So, a page of NOW journey report is ready to be revealed and pass the happiness of leisure to our beloved reader! Let’s get along with the imperial destination in the capital Vienna, Austria. Discover the magnificence hidden in Kefalonia Island, Greece. Meet the inspiring architecture in Shenzhen, the city that was claimed as the creative city in China. Let’s arrive at Bangkok with the insider guideline, you will grieve if you miss a visit! Design your love honeymoon and wedding as you please with those splendid destinations in Thailand, love will be provided by the most special option! And let’s join to be a part of the exciting and fun vote for nominees, whose business in Asian travel industry will get the winner crown of the best hospitality from NOW Travel Asia Awards in the big lavish concept “Ultra Luxury.” It will be known soon, not too much longer of waiting!

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2019

Life needs some anti-tired drugs like the vacation! NOW Travel Asia offers the brilliant properties to discover a world of luxury travel!

Kanapot Sitthiwong Editor-in-Chief editor.nowtravelasia@gmail.com

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CONTENTS SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2019

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NEWS NOW

Latest news & Updates for what’s going on in Asia Travel Industry.

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WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS IN THAILAND

Pleasing design for a wish of your significant love.

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2019-2020 NOW TRAVEL ASIA AWARDS

Nominee announcement for NOW Travel Asia Award 2019-2020 Ultra Luxury

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CITY UPDATES - BANGKOK

Get along with a blissful side of “Eat, Play, Stay and Dine” in the capital Bangkok!

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Let’s captivate the creative scene in Shenzhen

Dated back to the valued historical place in Vienna

DESTINATION - SHENZHEN

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LAVISH GUIDE - VIENNA

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ISLAND Escape to the serenity with Kefalonia Island


Natural, Partner, Elegance, Warm, Unique Deriving from Franca, Paxton Vacances Hotel Management Group perfectly merges Pax (harmony) and Ton (balance) to composedly keep own brand concept. Moreover, it also adheres to the service concept ‘By Your Side’, to constantly improve the quality of rest and vacation of guests. Paxton has four hotel types which is vacation, business, economic and design respectively. Furthermore, they are spresd over many resorts, developed cities and emerging markets, such as Chengdu, Shenzheng, Suzhou, Xichang, Sanya, Kangding and Nanjing, Huahin (Thailand), etc.

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PAWS FOR TEA AT THE MURRAY, HONG KONG Time for your lovely furry fourlegged buddy! The Murry, Hong Kong already launches the finest afternoon tea’s package for pet! Offer in the name “Paws for tea.” Sweet afternoon tea set will be arranged for a pet in a bitten size. Your pet will enjoy a premium Swedish ice scream, a delicious array of specially-curated cookies, white peach and yogurt cream verrine, strawberry cake roll, Javara Chocolate Cake and more sweet offerings. You will be invited as human guest, and have the exclusive afternoon tea, which specially provided by the executive chef of hotel, Terrence Crandall.

AVIS REVEALS A PLAN TO SET A BRANCH IN MONGOLIA A ride now arrives to Mongolia! Avis, one of world’s leading car rental business, announces an opening plan to expand the branch to set in a land of Mongolia. Hans Mueller, vice-president of Avis group, said that Mongolia has a high charming in its own place to attract an amount of million tourists year by year, so this is our good opportunity to complete in achieving this goal. Moreover, this can boost the tourism business in Mongolia more bustling as well.

VIETJET OFFERS ONE MILLION ZERO-FARE TICKETS FOR ALL ROUTES IN ASIA Vietjet, a leading low-cost airline in Asia, has a ticketing proposal to be offered to the customer. One million super-saving tickets offerings that get a price only VND 0 (USD 0). This proposal dates release since 7 September 2019 to 25 June 2020 on all international routes of Vietjet across Asia: South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Myanmar, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia and Thailand’s domestic routes. 14 NOWTRAVELASIA.CO M / S EPT EM BER - O CT O BER 201 9


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CONRAD MACAO LAUNCHES AN EVENT IN SUPPORT OF BREAST CANCER AWARENESS Conrad Macao offers a leisure month of the magnificent pink-themed launch for hotel’s embellishment. Spa, restaurant, external lighting even menus, will wholly turn into a riot of passionate pink! This is the eighth year since the campaign has begun, which some of earnings from this event will be donated to benefit breast cancer awareness campaign. This special occasion will be held throughout October 2019 at Conrad Macao.

AGODA PREPARES TO RELEASE NEW FEATURE, "TRAVEL GUIDE." “Quick and easy to use.” It’s the grand concept of leading travel agency, Agoda. Now, Agoda is on a mission “Convenient way to access a world of travel.” Agoda has a plan to release Travel Guide for people who is looking for somewhere to enjoy a visit to nature, beach, food and drink, culture and landmark in any destinations, which they can easily search that information on phone or desktop before making a visit. The language will be available up to 20, and will progressively keep translating the other language for more convenient access for the worldwide visitors.

SRI LANKA NOW APPROVES FREE VISAS FOR CHINESE TOURISTS As the world of travel industry known, China is one of the largest markets of tourism. Sri Lanka tourism has finally approved a free tourism visa policy on arrival for Chinese tourists to access the country. This proposal is beneficial for Sri Lanka as well. 1 August 2019 is a day start. All information was received and provided by John Amaratunga, the president of Sri Lanka Tourism. Additionally, he said that there will be more a million of Chinese tourists come to Sri Lanka. 16 NOWTRAVELASIA.CO M / S EPT EM BER - O CT O BER 201 9


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FLYDUBAI AIRLINE LAUNCHS FLIGHTS TO KRABI AND YANGON Flydubai, a world-class airline in the world, has engaged a plan to expand its network to Southeast Asia region. Flydubai gives new chance to explore a new journey with new daily direct flight to Krabi, Thailand and Yangon, Myanmar. Which the flight will be code-shared with Emirates airline, it will open at Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport. “This launch of our new routes will further support trade links” Sudhir Sreedharan, senior vice president of commercial operations in UAE, GCC, subcontinent and Africa at flydubai, has commented.

INTERCONTINENTAL USHERS THE VISITOR TO “NEW ERA IN TRAVEL” IN BEPPU, JAPAN IHG or InterContinental Hotels & Resorts announced the opening plan of InterContinental’s branch, ANA InterContinental Beppu Resort & Spa, providing in concept “new era in travel.” Full accommodation will be set it on. There is “Only Japanese” traditional hot spring culture offerings. You will find the genuine peace of nature and the valued history hidden around this hassle-free resort.

STAR ALLIANCE AND NEC PARTNER UP FOR BIOMETRIC IDENTIFICATION TO USE IN AIRLINE Star Alliance and NEC Corporation, both leading global company with interests in IT, network and biometric technologies, has an agreement to sign a contract of partnership for a biometric data-based facial identification development for airlines. Takashi Niino, president and CEO of NEC Corporation stated that Facial recognition will be useful for airline industry, and it will provide the most convenience to the customer when passing the gate point, it just authorizes only scan a face by using biometric data. This can be called “a new step of travel ecosystem.”

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Let’s capture the blissful essence of Provence in the heart of Chiang Mai

A relaxed time is yours

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Begins a love inspiration. Find the missing part of your love jigsaws. Meet the destinations where the romantic essence witnesses a valued love between you and your loved one amidst the wonderful land of love paradise.

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CREST RESORT & POOL VILLAS If there is somewhere to witness the memorable moment of the life, it must be here. Perfect 5-starred romantic settings of Andaman sea with an endless path of white-sandy beach of Patong Bay and environment surrounded by lush highland of Tri Trang. Elegant views of the blue ocean are perfectly framed by floral arches featuring the white canopies. A wonderful selection of unique wedding options: make-up and hair styling for bride and groom, high romantic dinner, 2 tier wedding cake, delectable

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food and champagne, provided all arrangement by the professional wedding staff team which will stand there to meticulously design your white day! Deeply touch a fresh airy atmosphere that works together with a cool breeze and a gentle wave sound of the sea, bringing your wedding to a pure bliss. Everything that will be in your memorable day must be filled by the most perfection with perfect lavish as you please.


THE BEST SUNSET WEDDING CHAPEL IN PHUKET

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A romantic sign of wedding perfection all assembles here at Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa. The paradisaical location with the direct access on an endless stretch of beautiful pristine beach. The abundant tropical gardens to the fanciful azure sea will be set as the scene of love paradise event. True heart of love will remember every wonderful step happening during the time when exchanging a valued promise. Demonstrated the good hospitality by the hospitable staff, all details will fully provide

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beyond the expectation. Amidst a delightful wedding ceremony venue with unparalleled service provided. Bask in the colorful, chic décor and perfect light in magnificent indoor and outdoor ceremonies, uniquely designed place cards, a cake with the level of tier as you wish, all offers just only one purpose “Let’s do this your way." Making the announcement of your faithful promise and romantically exchange with your loved one in front of the guests as the honor witness in this event of love paradise. All you’ve imagined for a heaven marriage or perfect honeymoon is more and more reality.


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S SONEVA KIRI

Prove your word with the never-disappointed promise into a pleasant atmosphere of romance and have the warmest congratulation from your honor guest. SONEVA KIRI offers a full range of wedding stages to celebrate in complete privacy, providing an entire island to be yours. Pleasantly meet with the great worthwhile and very pleasing choice of your valued wedding with those ceremony offerings: into sand, sea and rainforest with beautiful hillsides, stand beneath a beautiful arch woven from bamboo and fallen flowers gathered from the rainforest while

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standing beneath a stunning arch woven bamboo and admire the blue sea against the scene with your partner’s eyes at the same time, a dip in the waters and do vow exchange in front of those tropical fish as the blue sea witness, and private villa is one highly recommended! All is fully provided as wonderful options for a romantically occasional event. Every significant moment of your special day would be served with utmost care by the hotel’s genuinely friendly, gallant and dedicated wedding planner team. Collect the unforgettable moment with the best decision made, there is nothing to fault at all.


MEET A PLEASING ROMANCE

Address: 110 Moo 4, Koh Kood Sub-District, Koh Kood District, Trat, Thailand Tel: +66 124 4511000 E-mail: reservation@soneva.com

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A DAY OF PURE ROMANCE Time to arise all bravery to make the love proposal to people who you love most, Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa will stand by your side and help you there. The resort where offers the beautiful presentation of love destination for a worldwide couple, with ideal setting of coconut groves, pristine beach, legendary Andaman Sea and the jungle-covered limestone cliffs. There is a staff team attentively supports and always shows that impressive smile. Splendid types of wedding are offered for you as alternatives to design your event of the day, and make it as unforgettable memory. Recommend a package “Land of the princess.� The premium wedding package provision. For delivering the most perfection to your important day, package will be unpacked by all necessary element, such as Buddhist or Thai Ceremony, a deluxe spa and private speed boat that will take you and your loved one get through to explore the vast ocean, which all offering in package is added as the special option to create a day of lifetime.

Address: 214 Moo 2, Tumbon Ao-Nang, Amphur Muang, Krabi, Thailand Tel: +66 75 817 630 E-mail: reservation@rayavadee.com

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THE NOMINEES 2019-2020 NOW TRAVEL ASIA AWARDS

2019-2020 NOW Travel Asia Awards Gala Ceremony. Time for an exciting vote is still remaining! The honor awards who will be owned, it’s getting closer to find out! Let’s meet “Ultra Luxury” together with the best leading classes of favorite chefs, luxury restaurants, world-class spa, hospitable hotels, love weddings & Honeymoons and airline in Asian travel industry. Your decision is valued to find out the winner! Vote NOW: WWW.NOWTRAVELASIAAWARDS.COM

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ASIA’S TOP BEACH HOTELS 1. The Ritz-Carlton Bali, Indonesia 2. Mulia Nusa Dua Bali, Indonesia 3. The Grand Ho Tram Strip, Vietnam 4. New Star Beach Resort, Thailand 5. Intercontinental Hua Hin, Thailand 6. The Legian Bali, Indonesia Samabe Bali Suites & Villas, Indonesia 7. Fusion Maia Da Nang, Vietnam 8. Abaca Boutique Resort, Philippines 9. Atmosphere Kanifushi, Maldives 10. JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa, Thailand 11. Royal Wing Suites & Spa Pattaya, Thailand 12. Banyan Tree Samui, Thailand Rayavadee Resort Krabi, Thailand

ASIA’S TOP DESIGN HOTELS 1. Hotel EClat Beijing, China 2. Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay, Thailand 3. The SIS Kata Phuket, Thailand 4. VIE Hotel Bangkok, MGallery Hotel Collection, Thailand 5. The Salil Hotel Sukhumvit 57 - Thonglor, Thailand 6. Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin, Thailand 7. Fullon Hotel Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf, Taiwan 8. W Taipei, Taiwan 9. Mira Moon, Hong Kong 10. Hotel Pullman King Power Bangkok, Thailand 11. Compass Skyview Hotel, Thailand 12. G Hotel Penang, Malaysia

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INTERCONTINENTAL HUA HIN, THAILAND

ASIA’S TOP FAMILY HOTELS

NIHIWATU, SUMBA, INDONESIA

1. The Trans Luxury Hotel Bandung, Indonesia 2. InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Vietnam 3. Kata Sea Breeze Resort, Phuket, Thailand 4. Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort, Thailand 5. Guizhou Fengsan Hot spring Holiday Resort, China 6. Nihiwatu, Sumba, Indonesia 7. Royal Cliff Grand Hotel, Thailand 8. Fullon Hotel Lihpao Land, Taiwan 9. Club Med Guilin, China 10. Holiday Inn, Macau 11. Festive Hotel, Singapore

ASIA’S TOP ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEXES

THE VENETIAN, MACAO

1. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 2. The Venetian, Macao 3. Resorts world sentosa, Singapore 4. Sanrio Puroland, Tokyo, Japan 5. Lego Land, Malaysia 6. Galaxy Macau, Macau 7. Lotte World’s Adventure Indoor Theme Park, Korea 8. First World Hotel & Indoor Theme Park, Malaysia 9. Sanrio Puroland Tokyo, Japan 10. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore


SHANGRI-LA’S FAR EASTERN PLAZA HOTEL, TAIPEI, TAIWAN

CENTERPARCS HOTEL CHIANGMAI BY PAXTON, THAILAND

ASIA’S TOP BUSINESS HOTELS

ASIA’S TOP HERITAGE HOTELS

1 . Langham Place, Guangzhou, China 2. Conrad, Hong Kong 3. Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan 4. Kempinski Hotel Chengdu, China 5. Swissotel Bangkok Ratchada, Thailand 6. Suiton Plus by Paxton Kangding, China 7. Royal Cliff Grand Hotel, Thailand 8. Mandarin Oriental Taipei, Taiwan 9. Fullon Hotel Taipei Central, Taiwan 10. Novotel Phuket Phokeethra, Thailand 11. DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit, Thailand 12. Sofitel Shanghai Hyland Hotel, China

1. Eastern & Oriental Hotel Malaysia 2. Sofitel Grand Metropole Hanoi, Vietnam 3. Raffles Hotel, Singapore 4. Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai, China 5. Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, Thailand 6. Victoria Xiengthong Palace, Laos 7. The Strand Yangon, Myanmar 8. Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, Thailand 9. Hotel Majestic Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 10. Hotel Continental Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 11. Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia

ASIA’S TOP WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS HOTELS & RESORTS

ASIA’S TOP BOUTIQUE HOTELS 1. Celes Beachfront Resort, Koh Samui, Thailand 2. Dream Hotel Bangkok, Thailand 3. Luang Say Residence, Laos 4. The Edison George Town, Malaysia 5. CenterParcs Hotel Chiangmai by Paxton, Thailand 6. Maison Albar Hotel Luxehills Chengdu, China 7. Simple Language Mountain, China 8. Suiton Plus by Paxton Chengdu, China 9. The Frame at San Benito, Philippines 10. The Edison George Town, Malaysia 11. WOLO Bukit Bintang, Malaysia

SOFITEL GRAND METROPOLE HANOI, VIETNAM

ASIA’S TOP EMERGING HOTELS 1. BaBa Beach Club, Hua Hin, Thailand 2. Waldorf Astoria Bangkok, Thailand 3. Amanyangyun, Shanghai, China 4. Khwan Beach Resort, Kho

Samui, Thailand 5. Kwai Tara Riverside Villas, Thailand 6. Grand Mercure Phuket Patong Resort & Villa, Thailand 7. X2 Vibe Pattaya SeaPhere, Thailand 8. Avista Hideaway Phuket, Thailand 9. Sensimar, Koh Samui, Thailand 10. Park Hyatt Bangkok, Thailand 11. Novotel Suites Ambassador Seoul Yongsan Hotel, Korea

1. Conrad Bali, Indonesia 2. W Maldives, Fesdu Island, Maldives 3. Bulgari Resort Bali, Indonesia 4. NA NIRAND Romantic Boutique Resort, Chiang Mai,Thailand 5. Pimalai Resort & Spa, Krabi, Thailand 6. Thavorn Beach Village Resort & Spa, Thailand 7. Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay, Thailand 8. Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam 9. EI Nido Resorts Pangulasian island, Palawan, Philippines 10. Song Sea Private Island Koh Rong, Indonesia 11. W Maldives Fesdu Island, Maldives 12. W Hong Kong, Hong Kong 13. Hotel Okura Tokyo, Japan 14. Park Hyatt Tokyo, Japan

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ASIA’S TOP SPA HOTELS & RESORTS

1. Song Saa, Cambodia 2. Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia 3. Shangri-La Boracay, Philippines 4. V Villas Hua Hin, MGallery Hotel Collection, Thailand 5. Fullon Villa Fulong, Taiwan 6. Pimalai Resort & Spa, Thailand 7. Azur Samui, Thailand 8. Crest Resort & Pool Villas Phuket, Thailand 9. Wyandham Grand Phuket 10. Kalim Bay, Thailand 10. Uma Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

1. The Naka Island, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Thailand 2. Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16, Macau 3. One Farrer Hotel & Spa, Singapore 4. Le Spa des Artistes, Vietnam 5. Banyan Tree Macau, Macau 6. Spa Retreat at One Farrer Hotel & Spa, Singapore 7. Infinite Luxury Spa Kata Rocks, Phuket, Thailand 8. Anantara Spa at Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort, Thailand 9. Atmosphere Resort & Spa, Philippines 10. RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai, Thailan

ASIA’S TOP LEISURE HOTELS

ASIA’S TOP HOTEL CHAINS

ASIA’S TOP CHEFS

1. Conrad Macao, Cotai Central, Macao 2. S31 Sukhumvit Hotel Bangkok, Thailand 3. Shangri-La, Chiang Mai, Thailand 4. Suiton Plus by Paxton Linzhi, China 5. The Parisian, Macao 6. Royal Wing Suites & Spa, Thailand 7. Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin, Thailand 8. Fullon Hotel Taoyuan Airport MRT A8, Taiwan 9. Sofitel Saigon Plaza, Vietnam 10. The Grand Ho Tram Strip, Vietnam 11. The Ritz-Carlton Guangzhou, China 12. Four Seasons Guangzhou, China 13. Mandarin Oriental Guangzhou, China

1. Dusit International 2. Rhombus Group 3. Paxton Vacances Hotel Management Group 4. Aman Hotels & Resorts 5. Fullon Hotels & Resorts 6. ONYX Hospitality Group 7. Marco Polo Hotels 8. Banyan Tree Holding 9. Okura Nikko Hotel Management 10.Hyatt Hotels 11. Hilton & Hotels Resorts 12. Marriott International

1. Alessandro Frau, Acqua Restaurant, Thailand 2. Hiroyasu Kawate, Florilege, Japan 3. Vicky Lau, Tate Dining Room and Bar, Hong Kong 4. Yuya Okuda, La VIE – Creative French Cuisine, Thailand 5. Paul Pairet, Ultra Violet Shanghai, China

ASIA’S TOP VILLA RESORTS

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ALESSANDRO FRAU, ACQUA RESTAURANT, THAILAND

6. Alexandre Castaldi, SEEN Restaurant & Bar Bangkok, Thailand 7. Joost Bijester, Park Society, Thailand 8. Constantino De Luca, Aalto, Thailand 9. Thomas & Mathias, Sühring, Thailand 10. Gaggan Anand, Gaggan, Thailand

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ASIA’S TOP DESIGN HOTELS FULLON HOTEL TAMSUI FISHERMEN'S WHARF

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ASIA’S TOP WELLNESS SPA

ASIA’S TOP AIRPORTS 1. Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong 2. Beijing Capital Airport, China 3. Hamad International Airport, Qatar 4. Incheon International Airport, South Korea 5. Singapore Changi Airport, Singapore 6. Abu Dhabi International Airport, UAE 7. Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand 10. Tokyo International Heneda, Japan 11. Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia 12. Shanghai Pudong International Airport, China

1. Thai Oasis Spa, Thailand 2. So Spa At Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16, Macau 3. The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Hong Kong 4. Alba Wellness Resort Hue, Vietnam 5. Chann Wellness Spa, Thailand 6. The Barai Hua Hin, Thailand 7. Let’s Relax Spa, Thailand 8. Arom:D Spa, Thailand 9. So Spa@Sofitel Macau, Macau 10. Lagood Spa Seminyak, Bali 11. Divana Spa, Thailand 12. Chiva Som, Thailand

ASIA’S TOP FINE DINING RESTAURANTS 1. La Vie Creative French Cuisine, Thailand 2. Mix Restaurant & Bar, Thailand 3. Acqua Restaurant, Thailand 4. Aqua Restaurant, Hong Kong 5. Colony, Singapore 6. Ultra Violet Shanghai, China 7. Soleil Restaurant, Malaysia 8. Attitude Rooftop Bar & Restaurant, Thailand 9. Tin Lung Heen, Hong Kong 10. 1/2 Otto e Mezzo, Hong Kong 11. Mume, Taiwan 12. Yang Shin Vegetarian Restaurant Taipei, Taiwan

EVA AIR

ASIA-PACIFIC’S TOP OUTSTANDING AIRLINES 1. China Southern Airlines, China 2. Vietnam Airlines, Vietnam 3. Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong 4. Oman Air, Oman 5. Emirates Airline, United Arab Emirates 6. EVA Air, Taiwan 7. Korean Air 8. Hainan Airlines China 9. China Southern Airlines 10. Japan Airlines 11. Garuda Indonesia 12. SilkAir

ASIA’S TOP BUDGET AIRLINES

THE RITZ-CARLTON SPA, HONG KONG

1. Thai Lion Air 2. Thai Airasia 3. Tigerair 4. Vietjet air 5. Nok Air Thailand 6. Scoot Thailand 7. Jetstar Asia Thailand 8. Peach Japan 9. Bangkok Airways 10. SpiceJet

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REJOICEFUL CELEBRATION IN LOY KRATHONG OF LANNA FESTIVE SEASON

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RATILANNA RIVERSIDE SPA RESORT, CHIANG MAI Falls in the night under the mystical moonlight of twelfth lunar month. When water fills the banks while a time of a joy now presents on the curtain. Let’s uniquely celebrate the loveliest once-a-year Thai traditional festival with all ancient wisdom of Lanna tradition capturing in where can closely approach the fairy-tale sight of numerous flickering light-candled Krathongs, sending an elegant scene of the wonderful floating fireworks to stunningly light up and make its pure beauty midst the full-moon sky! Ratilanna Riverside Spa Resort, Chiang Mai, willingly offers a wide range of a maximum joy in this miracle night, with a wide range of the spectacular festivities, at the bank of the legendary Ping River. Your dinner deserves the perfection, the finest choices of BBQ & international Buffet dinner are exceptionally listed for you. Delightfully live music and Thai dance performance on a boat are melodic, tuneful, pleasant and fun! Every inch you touch, it’ll be a touch of a marvelous cast of a charming magic spells into the wonderland!

Address: 33 Chang Klan Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand Tel: +66 53 999 333 E-mail: info@ratilannachiangmai.com

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CITY UPDATE

The trendy high-street shopping districts where a vivid lifestyle of Bangkok is hosted. If you’re looking for somewhere to fully spend the concept “Play, shop, dine and stay.” Then Ratchaprasong is highly considered as the sensible and desirable alternative. So, let’s enjoy and discover Bangkok’s best offerings!

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AYSORN VILLAGE

Get your life update with the mind concept of “Work, live, play and grow” in the heart of Ratchaprasong at Gaysorn Village, another dimension of luxury shopping that firstly comes in the mind of metropolitan in Bangkok. It may reinforce its position as new iconic landmark and premium lifestyle shopping center in Bangkok. Both architectural design and interior decoration strongly inspired by Thai craftsmanship and artisan, it gives off a warm and powerful sense. And elegantly 20-metre-tall with cocoonstructure that made of teak shade of color, standing as a centerpiece signature of place and

a symbol of its philosophy “a new beginning of a good thing to life.” This complex that offers luxury goods, innovative creation, latest fashion and accessory trends, a wide range of highly worthto-have brand names and culinary and beverage is something that guaranteed you don’t want to miss it, Gaysorn Village bring it all gather here! Gaysorn Village takes a place in the legendary district of Bangkok as Ratchaprasong, just a leisurely short walk from Chidlom BTS or access in through a passageway of InterContinental Bangkok.

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PASTE You’ll know what a taste of Michelin star is like! Thai Restaurant that conquers Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019. Contemporary Thai cuisine of Paste gives the stunning dish representative of heirloom of ancient Thai palace. With a unique longforgotten technique will let you discover an old-Thai century! Address: 999 Ploenchit Rd., Lumpini, Bangkok, Thailand Tel: +66 2 656 1003 Opening Hours: Ever day 12.00 pm (midday) – 2:00 pm, 6:30 pm –11:00 pm

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Address: 999 Ratchaprasong Junction, Bangkok, Thailand Tel: +66 2 656 1149 Opening Hours: 10:00 am -10:00 pm BTS: Chidlom


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OY EATING AT THE COOK, AMARIN PLAZA Let’s meet the delectable Thai cuisines from over 50 restaurants in Thailand at The Cook, the exclusive food center of Amarin Plaza. You’ll be introduced with the legendary Thai restaurant and Thai food that assembles as a group of parade to be served in the center of Bangkok! Discover a wonderful dish from over 50’s cities of the most popular and authentic street food menus, and with the strong confidence that it will absolutely hit on your WOW sense! Like a menu, Rice noodles with spicy pork sauce or called “Nam Gnew” which is the menu that offers a real touch of the authentic north. Fried rice noodle with chicken from “Ann Guay Thew Kua Kai” that provides its own traditional and unique recipe, which inherited from generation to generation to rightly duplicate a food! And Yentafo with the legend of deliciousness up to 40 years. After the main menu, don’t forget to try the traditional Thai desserts, like Bua Loi, Tub Tim Grob or Lod Chong, you’ll know about the authentic taste of being Thai ancient. Delicious, fun and exciting street food is only off just reach a hand, The Cook Plaza is on 4th floor at Amarin Plaza, it's conveniently located, and get accessed. Address: 496-502, 4th floor Amarin Plaza, Ratchaprasong Junction, Bangkok, Thailand 10330 Bangkok, Thailand Tel: +66 2 650 4704 Opening Hours: every day 10.00 am – 9.00 pm

RECOMMENDED BKK BAGEL BAKERY Meet the way to be New Yorker's life with the traditional American Hamburger that delivers to be served in the heart of Bangkok. Fluffy bagel will give you the most happiness! Vegan Coffee and salad are available in the provided list. Address: 518/3 Maneeya Center, Ploenchit Road, Bangkok, Thailand Tel: +66 22548157 Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 07:30 am to 5:30 pm Saturday & Sunday 08:30 am to 5:30 pm

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L L U U F F S S S I S I L L B B TE S S L L E OT E IIN H HO N E T T A A D D P K P U K O U O K K G G N N A A B B Here! The list of the posh hotels that we currently catch an update. Let’s a luxury lead you to the perfection of stay in the heart of Bangkok!

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ROSEWOOD BANGKOK Touch a charmingly rich-detailed design that inspired by Thai graciously traditional culture, “Wai”, famous Thai gesture of greeting. Ultraluxury selection of hotel will exactly capture all of your bespoke needs. Rosewood Bangkok brings all modern and innovative Bangkok’s masterpiece into the hotel’s decoration: richly rattan-inspired woods that weaves and panels, and pops of turquoise blue and emerald green, white, cream, brown and luxurious golden tones, it gives off a calm feel, and set all luxury element to a unique property. Moreover, it also showcases an elegant piece of a significant artworks by Thai artists. All luxury 159 rooms including suites and houses with private pools and veranda, you’ll meet the

CENTRAL LAND OF BLISS IN BANGKOK special features like a visually stunning scene of Bangkok skyline. The hotel is set a place connected to the convenient transportation like Ploenchit BTS Station, and just a minute away from Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang Airport expressways and Central Embassy, the capital’s most luxurious upscale shopping mall. Rosewood Bangkok will elevate the

definition of “Luxury” into the advanced one, “Ultra-Luxury.” Address: 1041/38 Ploenchit Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand Tel: +66 2 080 0088 E-mail: bangkok@rosewoodhotels. com

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WALDORF ASTORIA BANGKOK Elevate to the new level of the posh stay with the enlivening urban cityscape. Away just a short walk from BTS skytrain, CentralWorld and Garsorn Village. Superlative amenities are well-prepared in all 171 rooms and suites with a spacious area. And there is a feature like floor-to-ceiling windows, which works well in the high detail of decoration. Attentive and hospitable staff is available to give a help at all the time for the guest when they have something inconvenient during the stay, the staff will hand a signature True Waldorf Service provided to you. Try the sensational food at those six restaurants and lounges, those are given a rate in superstar! At rooftop pool, let's indulge in a dip, you'll be given off a feel like an oasis of calm! For those who seek for a room with additional space to work or enjoy the activity, Royal Suites seems to be the right answer, a kitchen space for dinner, the screening and audio room, study space and guest bathroom, it’s the option to be offered! Address: 151 Ratchadamri Road. Lumpini, Bangkok, Thailand Tel: +66-2-8468888 E-mail: BKKWA.Hotel@waldorfastoria.com

LIVE UNFORGETTABLE

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INTERCONTINENTAL BANGKOK Let’s get along with the world of luxury in one of city’s largest hotels in Bangkok, InterContinental Bangkok, 5-starred-rated hotel, where the sophistication of modern accommodation has surpassed. InterContinental Bangkok is located adjacent to many city's attractions. A high-luxury lobby is a sign of welcomingly posh stay. The hotel offers “things” in a way to escape from the busy life in every day that you unavoidably face. Take an exclusive view from 381 lavish rooms and suites, spacious and hygienic option offerings which you can fully absorb a feel of a pleasant stay. Impeccable and outstanding facilities, and personalized service by the hospitable staff. There is 24-hour fitness center, a professional trainer is on your hand to design an exercise program which one is rightly proper for you. After working out, treat your relaxing senses at wellness and facial spa and outdoor swimming, an array of rejuvenating treatments will provide you with the most convenience at their best. Address: 973 Phloen Chit Road, Lumpini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok,Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 2656 0444 E-mail: intercon@ihgbangkok.com

THE PERFECTION UNLOCKS

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RENAISSANCE BANGKOK RATCHAPRASONG HOTEL A way to make Bangkok to be possessed only your own, find that at Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel, one of 5-starred hotel under Marriott hospitality. The location of hotel is just minute away from a must-see, such as Victory Monument and Grand Palace, Siam Paragon and BTS Skytrain. Arise your lively spirit with the contemporary twist on the old-worldfashioned charm of decoration. 327 outstanding

and lavish rooms and suits combine with those perfect accommodation, such as soft touch of pillow on top bed, spa-like bath room with high cleanliness and spacious area. the most special offerings like a beautiful scene in the night of Bangkok overlooking from the oversized-mirror window. As for the room decoration, its design is locally inspired. Revitalize your soul at full-provided-service spa. Fitness centre with indoor pool is also available to join. Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel is the wonderful base where a joy of luxury life arises to discover the hidden charming of city center. Address: 518/8 Ploenchit Road, Bangkok, Thailand Tel: +66 2 125 5000 E-mail: bkk.ratchaprasong@renaissancehotels.

VIBRANT LUXURY AMID CITY CENTER

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DESTINATION

CREATIVE CITY SHENZHEN

The vibrant city where the creative inspiration and unlimited ideas of clever creation assembles and be artistically released. Shenzhen is ideally set on a land of the southern Chinese metropolis. A lot of people know the city as “The creative city in China.” And it’s mentioned as one of the largest treasures for IT people!

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WINDOW OF THE WORLD “Visit only one place, like wandering around the world.” It’s the concept of Window of the world where 130 replicas of world major sights and famous landmarks gathers here. Let’s discover the 8 divisions of areas: World Square, Area of Asia, Area of Oceanic, Area of Europe, Area of Africa, Area of America, World Sculpture Park and International Street, which things in each area are resized in two-third according to its own original. If your dream is wandering around the world, so get here, one day around the world – it’s possible! Address: No.9037 Shennan Road, Nanshan, Window of the World, Shenzhen, China

SHENZHEN TALENT PARK Let’s get a full exploration at its beauty of a brand-new park! Officially named "Talent Day of Shenzhen.” the splendid idea about bringing their best aspects of an elegant scenery through a genuine nature and a scene around the blue sea and bay into the heart of city, creating the splendid masterpiece of nature to this park. There is a lot of must-camera scenes, which the photographer needs to deal with! There is a 2.7 kilometer running way in the park, a leisurely jog is quite good to do it! Come to stop by and check out, now publicly open! Address: Futian Qu, Shenzhen, China

SHENZHEN CIVIC CENTER The iconic landmark of Shenzhen in Futian district, the central Shenzhen. It looks like to a large mythical bird spreading the strong wings among the sky. Through another mention, Shenzhen Civic Center is a suitable for a leisure tourism because the scenery around it’s very spectacular and reflect the magnificence, especially in the night, there will be a colorlighting show, which is so beautiful to take some photos, and there is music playing to enjoy it! Address: No.1 Fuzhong 3rd Road, Futian District, Shenzhen, China

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART AND PLANNING The best one of marvelous masterpiece, shortly called “Mocape,” in Shenzhen, a vast curved-rounded shape of building featuring a silver mirror exterior, making a sharply presenting architecture. Mocape is a part of Shenzhen’s attraction, with the elegant and high-unique architecture, it was designed to be straight and smooth curvature, twisting to create a futuristic thing, advanced to the design of future. It also hosts the contemporary creative art and design exhibition area. Mocape is major public cultural landmark, with the ideal combination of grand state of creative art and technological factors, performing to be admired in the world. Address: 184 Fuzhong Rd, Futian District, Shenzhen, China

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ELBA ITALIAN RESTAURANT Time to date back to the contemporary Veniceinspired, where the ambiance of Italian spreading out. The luxury restaurant in the list of Sky High Destinations. Enjoy an amazing taste of Italian menu among the natural light setting, floor-toceiling windows, face-shaped chairs with a tone in regal gold, sleek modern black tables and elegant chandeliers that illuminate the atmosphere to be more splendid, and give off a cozy feel for dinner. Let the authentic Italian pizza enjoy you at most. The kitchen is open-kitchen, which you can watch a cooking show from the expert chef preparing your favorite Italian dish. For even more wonderful experience, the restaurant offers a private room for dinner with the comfortable 18 guest’s seats. Your meal would be more perfect if sip some finest wine while having a delicious food, you will feel like being Italian!

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Address: No. 5016 Shennan Road East, Luohu District, Shenzhen, China Tel: +66 755 8308 8888 Opening Hours: Lunch 11:30 AM–02:30 PM, Dinner 06:00 PM–10:00 PM

SHANG PALACE A deliciousness is highlighted on a line of authentic Cantonese cuisine. Pleased in the stylish atmosphere and double up that happiness with a flavor of signature menu: double-boiled chicken soup with wild mush room and crispy pork with Chinese rose wine, making by those ingredients in local and regional specialties. 8 lavish private dining rooms is available with a high personalized service provision. And it’s also a perfect spot for a romantic dinner! Large cloth napkins and lovely table setting in the refined tone. There is a secret of the deliciousness which Chef Jimmy, Shang Palace Chef, reveals that the heart of home cook is the important key because it's an easy way access to the heart of people at most. Daily Dim Sum is something that highly recommend to not miss, each menu is changed every day. Absolutely, it will make you feel appreciated! Address: East Side, Railway Station, 1002 Jianshe Road, Shenzhen, China Tel: +66 8396 1383 Opening Hours: Lunch 11am - 3pm, Dinner 5.30pm - 10.30pm

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STAY IN RICHNESS Let’s explore an incredible experience of luxury stays in Shenzhen. Amazing accommodation will give you an unforgettable experience!

THE LANGHAM SHENZHEN The hotel that gives off a reminiscent of Classic European amid the vibrant metropolis as Shenzhen. Let’s get along with a dip in luxury universe and discover a legend retells at The Langham Shenzhen. Awake your sense of with a friendly and tranquil environment, and feel delighted with delight rooms in a total of 352 room with a spacious area provisions and flooded with natural light, every room will give you the most comfortable moment as much as your pleasure. Recommend your wonderful stay with Executive suit, the room provides a classically lavish detail in soothing shade of cream wall perfectly blended with dark wood and plush carpeting, signature blissful bed and textured fabrics. And the room with the special offering, the aspect to overlook the serenity of Shenzhen Bay and picturesque bustling city skyline, surely that this feel can be called “a heaven of relaxation.” Address: 7888 Shennan Boulevard, Futian District, Shenzhen 518040, China Tel: +66 8828 9888 E-mail: tlszx.info@langhamhotels.com

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THE ST. REGIS SHENZHEN Anytime pleasure all day and night long on the sky-high destination. New luxury definition of opulence with world-class luxurious 290 room and suites. Those captivating space in room and sweeping city view overlook from floor-to-ceiling windows - such a romantic vision. High tech control in the room offerings to provide the most convenient as much as you want to be. Brightly natural vibrant light will give a cozy feel for you to take some naps. Moreover, The St.Regis Shenzhen offers a door to a relaxed spa, you’ll be treated by the professional therapists with the unique treatment that will take you to young again. Have an impeccable cuisine at the elegant 5 dining rooms, each restaurant will serve you at most satisfaction. All staff member is very proud and looking forward to make your stay comfortable! Let’s surpass every expectation of the stay at The St. Regis Shenzhen, a blissful live in luxury! Address: No. 5016 Shennan Road East, Luohu District, Shenzhen, China Tel: +66 755 8308 8888 E-mail: stregis.shenzhen@stregis. com

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SHENZHEN MARRIOTT HOTEL NANSHAN Pleasure of a magical live is a real touch. Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Nanshan has already brought all that on the land of human beings. Let’s stay in the one of its best hotel’s experience. The extensive range of 340 comfortable rooms

and suites featuring the captivating scenes of harbor-city views. Every room will be optional with Touch buttons to control lights, intensity, and even ambient music from the bath tub and your bed as if the magic gets spelled after just one snap. If you want to get its most perspective sight of city and sea views then the choice must be spotlight on Shenzhen Bay Suite, 160 square

meters, designed in a chic, modern style with a special feature of an exclusively actual view of Shenzhen Bay. Breakfast is worth waking up for. All you’ve got provided, it will be appreciated all their extra touches. Address: No. 88, Haide Yi Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China Tel: +66 755 8666 6666

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KEMPINSKI HOTEL SHENZHEN Reality blinks into the opulent events at Kempinski Hotel Shenzhen. Let’s discover a live of magnificent royalty by magnificent facilities provided. Get a treat in the high personalized service that will provide every bespoke need of yours. 385 lavishly designed room and executive floors offering. Spacious area in room provided for who wants to enjoy a small party. Giant bed and pillow are amazing to give you an extra sweet dream. The hotel has the elegant aspect to provide for all guests, with the ultimate beauty of Shenzhen Bay. Lounge is an ideal meeting place, there is a classical music playing among the cozy lights, food and beverage are also provide while you’re enjoying a fun chat. If you feel hungry, at Season’s Restaurant, let’s have a try the contemporary strong Chinese cuisine, prepare to get discovered the authentic Chinese food! All perfection of the hotel’s provision will bring you to another universe of luxury. Address: Hai De San Dao Hou Hai Bin Road Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China Tel: +66 755 8888 8888 E-mail: reservations.shenzhen@kempinski.com

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FUTIAN SHANGRI-LA SHENZHEN Inspiration of a leisure live in the heart of the city is now generated at this 5-starred experience of lavish hotel. The hotel was perfectly set on land adjacent to several main landmarks such as Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center and Shenzhen COCO park. Great level steps of tastefully appointed 528 rooms and suites providing with the special offerings, a captivating view of dusky evening of Futian’s beautifully lighting skyline. Individual art piece elaborately decorated on the wall and plush furniture gives off you at ease. Every corner of it, punctiliously create to indicate oriental tradition and thoughtfully fitted for those travel lover’s soul hosting in you. Being welcomed warmly by an unapparelled service from hospitable staff, they’re always seeking around for the most guest’s comfort. According to spa and restaurant, assure that it will give you the most ultimate fun of the hotel experience. All elegant attention to detail makes you smile. Address: 4088 Yi Tian Road, Futian District, Shenzhen, China Tel: +66 8828 4088 E-mail: shenzhenfutian@shangri-la.com

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LAVISH GUIDE THE DOOR OF IMPERIAL HISTORY

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AUSTRIA

Vienna, the metropolis capital of Austria. Unique Charms of masterpiece Baroque art, architecture with the imperial palaces and vibrant culture. Nice climate all year. Where the strong lavish inspiration discovers the world-famous Viennese magic.

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BELVEDERE PALACE, RICH ART AND BEAUTIFUL BAROQUE ARCHITECTURE A splendid masterpiece in one of the world’s finest Baroque architecture. The palace is elegantly and luxuriously decorated both exterior and interior with traditional Baroque arts, and it was the former Baroque Summer Palace of Prince Prince Eugene of Savoy. Surrounded by a large and stunningly designed garden. At the current, Belvedere Palace has been developed and renovated some parts of building, and it becomes the most popular attraction in Vienna. Additionally, it’s the place where collects the artworks of Gustav Klimt, the famous and talented artist of Austria who used the pure gold to create his highly unique painting as The Kiss, which you can see those things at the inside hall in the replete way. Van Gogh’s work is also collected in here! Go admire it! Address: Prinz Eugen-Strabe 27, Vienna, Austria Tel: +66 1 795570 Opening Hours: every day 09.00 am – 06.00 pm except Friday 09.00 am – 09.00 pm

ST. STEPHEN'S CATHEDRAL, VIENNA’S PRIDE AND JOY The richly ancient cathedral in amazingly high-royal-Gothic architectural details, derived from Middle Ages. Top wonderful tourist-magnet sightseer in Vienna, attracting more than a million people around the world to visit. Holds location in the center of Vienna Trace back to a brief anecdote of the cathedral, it got a heavy damage from World War 2, and it was later restored to its original state very fast. First step into the cathedral, 58 NOWTRAVELASIA.CO M / S EPT EM BER - O CT O BER 201 9

the thing that will firstly hit you in eye-catching scene, is the stunning tiled roof, with its glorious line of chevron into Austrian hawk, 343 steps of Gothic spiral stone staircase. Been engaged by true delight reveals with the high-up view of Vienna at the peak cathedral, where a spectacular sight beholds! It’s the special option that highly recommend to not dismiss! Address: St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Stephansplatz, Vienna, Austria Tel: +66 1 51552 - 3193 Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 06.00 am- 10.00 pm, Sundays and public holidays 07.00 pm - 10.00 pm.


Elegant Baroque architecture is the thing you must capture when Vienna is on your visit!

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Vienna is one of the Wedding & Honeymoon destinations for the worldwide couple and lover.

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THE SPANISH RIDING SCHOOL, HIGH HONORS OF HORSE-RIDING PERFORMANCE Honor living with the valued tradition of the past blending with the fervent passion of the present. The world’s oldest and most famous horse-riding schools. The academy that provides the instruction of horse rider train and horse-riding performance. The Spanish Riding School has been joined as a part of Vienna’s rich culture up to 450 years, and they keep performing to preserve the classical equitation in Renaissance tradition. And this place, it’s a home of a famous horse specie, Lipizzaners. According to their classical dressage enthusiast, it attracts worldwide tourists. Meet the most special provision that the high table of the academy offers, the grand public horse-riding performance that demonstrating high level of horse training techniques as well as allowing public viewer to watch some training sessions. During the show, the ambiance accompanied classical Viennese music which magically fills the brilliant presentation even more delightful as a glory line. Address: Michaelerplatz 1 (Besucherzentrum), Vienna, Austria Tel: +66 1 533 90 31 Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Sunday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Fridays, in case of an evening show: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

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WHERE TO EAT EF16 RESTAURANT WEINBAR Take a closer look to the atmosphere of Europe Vacation alike. Airy interior with a candle light under the vault at your dinner. And wonderfully cozy ambience in exterior, also giving a good mood dinner! Slowly step into a joy with a tasty Austrian wine and contemporary Austrian cuisine by the experience chef. The menu showcases typical Austrian cooking and classic dishes are supplemented by several seasonal "specialty" choices. And each dish is carefully crafted, put the unique ingredient in the dish foreground, and provided the authenticity of Vienna native influence. Address: Fleischmarkt 16, Vienna, Austria Tel: +66 1 5132318 Opening Hours: Every day 5:30 am - 11:30 pm

LE CIEL BY TONI MÖRWALD Dine in a heaven is the philosophy of this rooftop restaurant! Be loved in the elegant and subtle cuisine at Michelin-Starred restaurant. The dishes is fantastically pulsating following through the way to cook with superbly seasoned to give an array of wonderful taste sensations and flavors. The atmosphere is ideal at the top mark with extremely light and the tables with generous space to dine. Generous with the wine which has the high quality perfectly match all food served, for one reason, to deliver the delightful dining experience to the guest. All is giving a great impression which you can discover nowhere. Address: on the 7th floor at the Grand Hotel Wien, Kärntner Ring 9, Vienna, Austria Tel: +66 1 515 80 9100 Opening Hours: Lunch, Tuesday - Saturday 00:00 pm (Midday) 03:00 pm Dinner, Tuesday - Saturday 07:00 pm - 00:00 am (Midnight) 62 NOWTRAVELASIA.CO M / S EPT EM BER - O CT O BER 201 9


WHERE TO STAY

PALAIS COBURG HOTEL RESIDENZ A legend retells into the five stars hotel. Fully equipped with things offering, such as large bathtub, separated shower, spacious sleeping area, and private terrace to overlook the gorgeous view from lush garden surrounded. Room is decorated with the good taste of ultraluxury palace, imperial ceiling with lots of light. There is an extensive variety of rooms provided which particularly aims to the spaciousness and convenience. Highest in excellent level of personal service provided by the refined and hospitable staff. The lavish serenity just found amidst the capital Vienna Address: Coburgbastei 4, Vienna, Austria Tel: +66 1 518180 E-mail: reservation@palais-coburg.com

GRAND HOTEL WIEN A charmingly Viennese style hotel with extremely comfortable like a live in palace. Appreciate in old school elegance in location and historic architecture. Utterly cozy and very 19th-century Viennese. Breakfast option is extensive and delectable. Recommend your luxury with this luxury Executive Suites, on the 6th floor of hotel, provided a total area of room with spacious 70 square meters, and there is a special feature like a high terrace where can sight to the whole sensational scenes of Vienna capital like through bird’s eyes. If your stay is marked here, live as royals - it's not a complete joke Address: Kaerntner Ring 9 A-1010, Vienna, Austria Tel: +66 1 515 80 - 0 E-mail: info@grandhotelwien.com

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ISLAND GREECE The largest landscape of the Ionian island. Where the beautifully mountainous scene, and a small seaside with sparkling emerald green water and the imposing religious place exist to be presented as the genuine serenity. Much more spots to do some photographs, much spoken about among the tourists and much valued by the myth of legendary Greeks arises. NO WTR A V E LA SI A. C O M / SE P TE M B E R -O C TO B ER 2 0 19

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ASSOS VILLAGE, A SMALL HISTORICALLY RICH TOWN Assos village, where the beautiful and mysterious ideally blended, and seems to be “Time Preserves.” Full aura of mystical atmosphere is engulfing over the village, traditional Ionian architecture maintained, pretty colorpainted in old world houses nestled into the hillside. A little fishing boat paddling and some yachts stationed at the small harbor. Assos beach is so picturesque shady and white pebbly, also crystal-cleared blue water offering the panoramic view across the bay. Around the village, you can find some taverns and a luxury restaurant. There are several beautiful spots to stop by whether it be a range of magic scene of whole peninsula which can be seen from above the village. And those colorful restyled houses is worthy to have in one of your camera memories. Assos village has the location set on kefalonia island, Greece. Away from Kefanoinia, the capital approximately 36 kilometers. And it’s regarded as a hidden gem in Ionian Sea.

MELISSANI CAVE, GUIDE TO A LEGENDARY MYTH OF NYMPHS The most incredible nature and marvelous sights of Kafalonia Island, also a famous tourist attraction. As the legend of Greek mythology holds that the place where Melissani the nymph had been descended after the sentence of the love punishment by God Pan. The magical landscape was set on the sparkling crystal-blue lake and lit by the big hole of rocky cave through elegantly towering limestone collapsed with a view of the Tip: the view in the morning and evening have their own advantages in time by a unique of the beauty. Therefore, whenever you’re going to visit, it’s perfect opportunity!

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Don’t miss: Get for some activities like sunbathing or swimming at this small beach which is very serene and calm. It’s the favorite things and first alternatives for visitors.


majestic sky and a picturesque blue lake. If a visit is during a day, the high sun will be illuminating magnificently on the water which completely giving off a relieving emotion. In addition to the paddling boat, go for gliding to explore for more the distinctive one of the most spotlights for every visitor, Opening of Melissani Cave where lets the natural daylight drowned into through the vast water area. Let's involve with a part of legend myth by your leisure visit!

MONASTERY OF AGIOS GERASIMOS, PLACE OF THE GREAT SAINTS. The largest tranquil remote church located under the powerful strength of Mount Ainos where the serenity exists, the religious center of Kefalonia, and can be called “New Jerusalem.” Anticipated that it was probably established around 12th century, and it’s devoted to keep the remains of the great saints as Agios Gerasimos, the name of this place was designated by, and the honor pilgrimage people. Not only of previous allusions, but there are several beautiful things to be view. Marvel at the line of orthodox paintings on the wall with a design in Byzantine architecture during Byzantine emperor, showing off the miraculous ability of the great arts. The environment is surrounded by the wonderful scenes of Mount Ainos offering, in which gorgeous picture-taking spots are available to camera. NO WTR A V E LA SI A. C O M / SE P TE M B E R -O C TO B ER 2 0 19

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LORRAINE’S MAGIC HILL Find the most enjoyous moments by having a delight meal in an unpretentious atmosphere at Lorraine’s Magic Hill, where the impressive one of restaurants on seaside set location on over the bay. Every menu of restaurant use only home-grown vegetables and fresh raw sea materials, such as big Lobsters, shrimp or meat like Lamb Chops, Beef in order to be all crafted in the authentic Mediterranean and new advanced Greek cuisine that will powerfully captivate you with the uniquely delectable tastes for a delivery of a gastronomic experience. There is a wide selection of tempting wines. Sipping some wines during a meal through a rich homemade glass is very traditional to absorb the seaside view among a gentle sound of sea wave while seeing a flock of birds flying around, it’s such a smooth feeling. The restaurant with the perfect destination in an exclusive tranquil setting. Address: Lorraines Magic Hill, Lourdas, Kefalonia, Greece Tel: +66 2671 031605 E-mail: lorrainesmagichillrestaurant@gmail.com

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AMPELAKI RESTAURANT Get deeply explored a traditional Greek touch with a modern variety of delectable food. Service by high friendliness from waiters. The menu has many selections to be choosen whether it be Burgers and schnitzel, all with a slight twist, or get some dishes with fresh seafood. Then go for this delicious one, try Swordfish a juicy fillet of a fish native of Ionian Sea, a taste is the authentic traditional Greek cuisine! Every guest would absolutely enjoy this pleasant dinner without a doubt! Address: Ampelaki Restaurant 26, I. Metaxa Street, Argostoli, Kefalonia, Greece Tel: +66 26713 01500 Opening hours: Open every day from 18:00 Saturday & Sunday from12:00


AGGELOS HOTEL Spend your valued vacation time at the gorgeous hotel which fully offers a stunning marine view of the vast harbor. Away from the middle town just 10 minutes of a leisurely short walk. Ferries and nice restaurants are adjacent surrounded. There is 24-hours front desk, handed a help by the friendly and hospitable staffs that all manage your stay goes on smoothly with excellence service. Shuttle service between the airport and the hotel is also available. In the rooms, tidy and so clean in high standard, moreover a sea scene can be viewed from every room. Fluffy bed, white pillow and good scent of toiletries, strongly giving a feel like home. A special room that willingly to be recommended is a luxurious Front Room, a room which can overlook the loved-sea vista in panorama sight and the green breathtaking hills most clear.

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Address: Loannou Metaxa 11, Argostoli, Kefalonia, Greece Tel: +66 2671 028001 Email: theodwrakatos@yahoo.com

AVITHOS HOTEL RESORT KEFALONIA A peaceful 4-starred resort stands by the presence of purely fresh air surrounded by a verdant orchard among olive woods and cypresses. Nestled in the pleasant area of Svoronata. Off coast just a few minutes. Highly recommended to stay in Junior suites, an ample and very clean room which offers all modern conveniences in order to get a heaven moment of utmost relaxation, and can also overlook the lush green landscape through the room in an obscured aspect. Go with your family or someone who knows your mind well for an amazing outdoor beach activity that is ready for your participation! Avithos Hotel Resort Kefalonia is truly splendid stay for a day-off vacation. Address: Svoronata, Kefalonia, Greece Tel: +66 2671042365 E-mail: info@avithosresort.com NO WTR A V E LA SI A. C O M / SE P TE M B E R -O C TO B ER 2 0 19

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