Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta, commonly abbreviated as HI, is one of the oldest and best known hotels in Indonesia. Located in Central Jakarta, it was one of the first 5-star hotels in the country and remains a major city landmark; its fame is often linked to the country’s political pride. It is located by the famed Hotel Indonesia Roundabout, which gets its name from the hotel.
The lobby is quite large and with high ceilings, all of it is scattered in dark tones making it cozy. Jakarta Kempinski Hotel Indonesia was listed as one of the best newest hotel in the world 2010 by Conde Nast Traveler and I’m about to discover why… After a quick check in, I was escorted to the room where as usual they explained how everything works, including the spectacular toilet that looked more like a Lamborghini, so many buttons that you almost need a degree to understand how it works.
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Ubud, near Bali’s cool central upland, is a treasure trove of cultural landmarks, ranging from ancient temples and majestic age-old royal palaces, to wonderful panoramas of green hillsides and rice terraces. The town and its outskirts within the Gianyar regency, is your holiday destination if you are also into the Balinese culture, arts and crafts, as it was where some of the world’s notable artisans and collectors have visited, lived and worked, creating or compiling eclectic masterpieces that you can observe in local museums and art galleries. While most of the museums and galleries are along the main Jalan Raya Ubud thoroughfare, some kilometres away from the centre are other worthy attractions to see and spend a whole day at, such as the Bali Safari & Marine Park, the Setia Darma House of Masks and Puppets, and the Bali Zoo.
Here are my list :
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Beijing, China’s massive capital, has history stretching back 3 millennia. Yet it’s known as much for its modern architecture as its ancient sites such as the grand Forbidden City complex, the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Nearby, the massive Tiananmen Square pedestrian plaza is the site of Mao Zedong’s mausoleum and the National Museum of China, displaying a vast collection of cultural relics.
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