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Ranked among Japan's three finest landscape gardens, Kairakuen is most famous for its over three thousand plum trees. Kairakuen is located in Mito, the capital of Ibaraki Prefecture, one hour northeast of Tokyo by limited express train. The garden suffered damage from the March 2011 earthquake, but was repaired and fully reopened in February 2012....more

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Ranked among Japan's three finest landscape gardens, Kairakuen is most famous for its over three thousand plum trees. Kairakuen is located in Mito, the capital of Ibaraki Prefecture, one hour northeast of Tokyo by limited express train. The garden suffered damage from the March 2011 earthquake, but was repaired and fully reopened in February 2012.

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Free

Opening Hour

6:00 to 19:00 (February 20 to September 30) 7:00 to 18:00 (October 1 to February 19)

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    Athens is the capital of Greece, a historical city known for its archaeological sites and archaeological museum. A visit to the city provides a vivid overview of civilization in Greece, be it in art or technology. Its Mediterranean climate makes it suitable to visit at any time of the year. Greece is located south-eastern Europe, with Athens being at the southern tip of the stated country. It is possible to take a trip to Athens on a budget and still enjoy every single bit this country has to offer. Check out these modern hotels that cost below SGD100 per night and enjoy your stay!   1) City Circus Credit: City Circus Nestled inside the city center, walking distance to ancient monuments like Temple of Hephaestus and Acropolis to name a few, City Circus Athens offers dorm rooms at an affordable rate per night. Earning a rating of 9.2 in Agoda, amenities such as luggage storage service, laundry service and safety deposit boxes are provided. Credit: City Circus Each room is equipped with Wifi and air-conditioning. Not forgetting, this hostel also offers airport transfer and tours at a fixed rate of EUR38 or EUR43.Price per night: SGD 42Address: 16 Sarri str. Athens 105 53, GreeceWebsite | Facebook | Instagram   2) Bedbox Credit: BedboxSimilar to City Circus Athens, Bedbox is located in the heart of Athens. Rated 9.2 in Agoda, people who have stayed in this hostel generally stated the hostel as strategic locations and clean. Amenities provided are luggage storage service, laundry service and also airport transfer. Credit: BedboxYou may choose dorm rooms with 4 or 6 beds, with or without private terrace and all rooms are air-conditioned and free wifi is available. If you're in need of your morning coffee while staying in this hostel, head down to the shared kitchen to get your free cup of coffee and start your day fresh! Price per night: SGD 28Address: 11 Polykleitou , Athens 105 51, GreeceWebsite   3) Bed Station Credit: Bed Station Bed Station is a hostel located in the city center, it offers private dormitories rooms. Each room is equipped with coffee machine and electronic teapot. Selected rooms even provide you with a mini kitchenette. This hostel is near to a subway which is on the same line as the Airport station. Credit: Bed Station  Similarly to the two hostels mentioned earlier, this hostel is highly rated by tourist in Agoda. Just a side note that there is no elevator as this 5 floors hostel is connected via an inner stair.Price per night: SGD 34Address: Triptolemou 18, Evmolpidon 24, Athens 118 54, GreeceFacebook   4) Nubian Hostel  Credit: Nubian Hostel Nubian Hostel is located in the neighborhood of Exarhia in downtown Athens, homed to many cafes, indie record stores and bookstores. Offering dorm styled room, each room comes with free wifi and personal locker right under the beds! Credit: Nubian HostelSome rooms offered en-suite bathroom which means only people who stayed in that particular room can use the bathroom. Just a side note that there is no elevator in this hostel.Price per night: SGD 33Address: Mavromichali 47, Athens 106 80, GreeceWebsite | Facebook | Instagram   5) Athens Studios Credit: Athens Studios & ApartmentsAthens Studio Greece offers different types of accommodation, from dormitory style studio equipped with kitchenette to studio apartments. This accommodation may fulfill your needs whether you're a solo traveler or with friends and families. Credit: Athens Studios & ApartmentsWith its centralized location, it made exploring Athens even easier. Amenities such as laundromat and luggage storage are plus points.Price per night: From SGD 42Address: Veikou 3, Athens 117 42, GreeceWebsite | Facebook    So there you go, hostels that wouldn't cost you more than a hundred per night! It is possible to stay in style and still be in the budget. Will any of these hotels be one of your choices the next time you visit Athens?...

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The Hagia Sophia features the marvelous Byzantine architecture with a beautifully crafted dome and some of the most amazing ancient mosaics you will ever see. The Hagia Sophia was converted to a mosque in the 15th century by the Ottomans who conquered Constantinople. The minarets were added to the structure during this period and the panes of Islamic calligraphy are jaw-dropping. Finally, the Hagia Sophia was converted into a museum in 1935 and is now an attraction in Istanbul you simply cannot miss. You can easily travel to the Hagia Sophia by hopping onto the Metro that will take you to Sultanahmet Station which is a short walking distance from the building. Address: Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, TurkeyWebsite: AyasofyaMuzesiOperating Hours:Summer schedule - 15 April to 25 October9AM to 7PM (Daily)Winter schedule - 25 October to 15 April9AM to 5PM (Daily)Ticket Price: Adult - 60 TL                      Turkish children 18 years and below - Free                      Foreign children 12 years ad below - Free 2. Topkapi Palace You will feel like walking through portal into the Ottoman era when you step through the gold, ornate courtyard entrance at the Topkapi Palace which was once home to the sultans and their families. This magnificent palace was commissioned by Mehmed the Conqueror and was constructed between 1460 and 1478. You can get a glimpse of the past from the intricately painted walls of the Harem section and The Throne Room. The Hagia Irene, a cathedral that became an armoury, is within the premises too. The Tokapi Palace stands as a museum today, which you can explore through guided tours. A simple way to get there is by taking the Metro or Tram to Sultanahmet Station and then take a short walk to the Topkapi Palace. Address: Cankurtaran Mh., 34122 Fatih/Istanbul, TurkeyWebsite: TopkapiSarayi  Operating Hours: Summer Schedule - 15 April to 31 October9AM - 4PM (Wednesday to Monday)Winter schedule - 30 November to 15 April9AM - 6PM (Wednesday to Monday)Ticket Price: Museum Ticket - 60 TL                      Harem and Halberdiers with Tresses Dormitory Ticket - 35 TL                      Hagia Irene Ticket: 30 TL                      Foreign children 12 years and below - Free                      Foreign children 6 years and below - Free (only for the Harem)                      Turkish children 18 years and below - Free 3. Basilica Cistern The Basilica Cistern was once the largest cistern that supplied water from Belgrade Forest to the entire city. The underground cistern was built in the 6th century during the reign of Byzantine emperor Justinian I, and is supported by 336 columns which are highlighted with warm lighting today. The most popular attraction at the Basilica Cistern is the Medusa pillars that are carved with the stone heads of the Gorgon, Medusa. The water level is quite low but very fresh. There are still fishes swimming in the waters today. If you want to get to the Basilica Cistern, simply take a Tram or get on the Metro to Sultanahmet Station and walk to the attraction from there. You can even drop by after visiting the Hagia Sophia which is located opposite the Basilica Cistern. Address: Alemdar Mahallesi, Yerebatan Caddesi, No:1/3, Istanbul 34410, TurkeyWebsite: YerebatanSarniciOperating Hours: 9AM to 7PM (Daily)Ticket price: 20 TL 4. Kariye Museum Picture: AyaSofyaMuzesi With Byzantine architecture and shimmering mosaics, the Kariye Museum is located a bit further from the city of Istanbul but is worth visiting if you want to see experience something unique. The museum is still known as the Chora Church by many as it was originally a church before it was converted into a mosque in the 16th century. It only became a museum in 1948. The painted walls and impressive ancient artwork that depicts Biblical stories will make you feel as though you are travelling back in time. Look out for the magnificent domes which are inlaid with artwork and ornate gold touches as well. To get to the Kariye Museum, take a bus from Eminonu and get off at the Edirnekapi stop. You can easily reach the church within a five-minute walk. Address: Dervişali Mahallesi, Kariye Cami Sk. No:8, 34087 Fatih/İstanbul, TurkeyWebsite: KariyeOperating Hours: 9PM - 4:30PM (Thursday to Tuesday)Ticket price: 45TL 5. Dolmabahce Palace This spacious building is located on the shores of the Bosphorus Strait and was built in 1854 by Sultan Abdülmecid. This palace is recognised as one the most opulent buildings in the world with 285 rooms, and features an interesting blend of Ottoman and European architecture. You will be amazed by the decorative marble entrance and the gorgeous garden decorated with ornamental fountains. Don't miss the luxurious interior, highlighted by massive crystal chandeliers in the ceremonial hall, which was said to be a gift from Queen Victoria. To get there, you can take a tram to Kabatas from Sultanahmet Square, and then reach the palace within a ten-minute walk. You can also take a bus from Besiktas or Taksim and get down right in front of the building.Address: Vişnezade Mahallesi, Dolmabahçe Cd., 34357 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, TurkeyWebsite: DolmabahcePalaceOperating Hours: 9AM - 4PM (Tuesday to Sunday)Ticket price: Selamlik section - 60 TL                      Harem section - 40TL 6. Beylerbeyi Palace Picture: IstanbulStudioTour The Beylerbeyi Palace was commissioned by Sultan Abdülaziz. This palace, which is located on the Bosphorus coast, used to be the lavish summer residence of the Ottoman sultans and consists of 24 rooms and 6 halls which included a hamam. You will first notice the palace’s impressive white marble exterior with lion statues at the entrance. The interior is just as impressive with intricately decorated ceilings, marble columns and Bohemian crystal chandeliers. There is a marble pool and fountain in the reception hall as well. To get to the palace, you can take a bus on the Kadikoy-Beykoz line and get down at the Beylerbeyi bus stop. Alternatively, you can take a ferry from Eminou, Besiktas or Karakoy to reach Kadikoy or Usukdar. Address: Beylerbeyi Mahallesi, Abdullahağa Cd., 34676 Üsküdar/İstanbul, TurkeyWebsite: MillisaRaylarOperating Hours: Summer schedule – April to October9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Sun)Winter schedule - November to April9:00 am to 4:30 pm (Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Sun)Ticket price: 40TL Read our Halal Travel Blogs...



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