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Unbelievable scenes! Experience Longer Winter Season in Harbin!

Unbelievable scenes! Experience Longer Winter Season in Harbin!

News 15 Dec 2023

Did you hear about the Ice City, Harbin? If you yearn and love snow and winter, Harbin will be the best place you must go to!

Harbin is a captivating destination in northeastern China, known for its wonderful ice and snow sculptures. You even can experience a longer winter here! Their winter season typically starts earlier and lasts longer than other cities, its abundant snowfall causes the temperature frequently drops below zero.

Best Place to Visit during Winter in Harbin


Snow Village

A snow-covered wonderland during winter, resembling a fairy tale world full of snow scenic. Houses, trees, streets, and every inch of land are blanketed in snow, making an unbelievable scenery.

The temperature and season here cause this scenic naturally, the trees and plants covered by snow looks like mushrooms, and the rooftops like covered by thick blankets. Visitors can stroll through this village and even stay here for a night to witness the magical beauty of snow.


Ice and Snow World

It is a famous winter theme park located at Harbin which is one of the largest ice theme parks globally. This attraction usually opens during Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival and will showcase astonishing ice and snow sculptures and the theme will be different every year.



You won’t believe that the contemporary architecture, animals, and various scenes in this theme park are almost all made from ice! And the sizes are bigger than what you imagine! When the lights shine on the sculptures, shows a more breathtaking enchantment of the entire park. Additionally, Ice and Snow World also provides a wide range of activities and entertainment such as ice slides, sculpture competitions, ice lantern exhibitions, and more!



Sun Island Snow Sculpture Art Expo

Different from Ice and Snow World, Sun Island Snow Sculpture Art Expo is mainly focused on snow sculptures, and showcases stunning and intricate snow sculptures, displaying the remarkable skills and creativity of snow sculptors. These sculptures encompass various styles, ranging from imitations of ancient architecture and famous landmarks to abstract art. Different scales, sizes, and themes will all show here! But their theme is also once a year and not repeated, so please don’t miss out on the unique arts this winter!



They also offer an opportunity to delve deep into the techniques and history behind snow sculpting art. From traditional snow sculptures to modern innovative works, visitors can witness a diverse array of styles and themes, all crafted from snow, which is awe-inspiring.



Shenyang Imperial Palace

The Shenyang Imperial Palace, also known as the Mukden Palace or Shengjing Palace, is a complex of ancient buildings located in Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, China. As an important historical and cultural heritage site in China, the Shenyang Imperial Palace has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and holds significant importance in understanding ancient Chinese history and court culture. It's an educational and tourist destination, drawing visitors from around the world who come to explore, learn, and appreciate its historical and cultural significance.



Visitors to the Shenyang Imperial Palace can explore traces of the royal life during the Qing Dynasty, visit various exhibition halls, delve into history and culture, and admire precious artworks and relics. Comprising the East, Middle, and West Halls along with numerous auxiliary buildings, the Shenyang Imperial Palace covers a vast area and boasts magnificent and imposing architecture. It showcases the exquisite craftsmanship and lavish decoration of ancient Chinese palace architecture. The carvings, paintings, and architectural structures within the complex reflect the architectural skills and aesthetic styles of that era.



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Best Choices for Chinese New Year Trip2024

Best Choices for Chinese New Year Trip2024

News 27 Nov 2023

It's time to plan for next year! 
Most people started planning their New Year's trip. But have you ever considered welcoming the New Year in different countries and cultures? This article has suggested some Europe destinations to travel to during Chinese New Year.

Even though most parts of Europe experience winter during Chinese New Year, the festive atmosphere is in full swing, embracing the spirit of the New Year celebrations.

Choices of countries

Paris, France

Paris, known as the City of Love, captivates hearts with its romantic ambiance, enchanting streets, and iconic landmarks. From the timeless allure of the Eiffel Tower to the charming cobblestone lanes of Montmartre, every corner exudes an unparalleled sense of amour. The city's exquisite art and scenic Seine River create an idyllic backdrop for romantic moments which make people indulge in this atmosphere.

For couples seeking a romantic getaway, Paris, France, is your ultimate choice. Witness the splendid light show of the Eiffel Tower at night and stroll along the romantic Seine River. Shopping destinations also offer various discounts and promotions during the New Year period. Hurry and buy a special gift for your beloved!


Vienna, Austria

Vienna, a city that close to art of music, embodies an enchanting blend of imperial grandeur, cultural opulence, and artistic legacy. Its vibrant cultural scene encompasses the melodies of Mozart and Strauss, resonating in the opulent halls of the State Opera House and the grandeur of Musikverein. 

I must mention that the New Year celebrations there are a local highlight, especially the New Year's ball. It is very recommended for family trip. Gather with your family members and watch the enchanting performances. Take note to be involved in the special Chinese-inspired acts that wish everyone Happy New Year. Additionally, visiting museums and indulging in Austrian pastries are also unmissable parts of your journey! You'll know that cherished memories with your family are easily achieved.


Swiss Alps

Swiss Alps, a majestic mountain range with awe-inspiring landscapes of snow-capped peaks and pristine lakes. I will say the scenes and activities in February will be the most wonderful and exciting. It's an ideal time to experience the region's breathtaking beauty and thrilling adventures

For families with lively children can head to the Swiss Alps to enjoy the winter scenery. Regardless of age, skiing opportunities abound there! And there are more adventurous and exciting activities at Interlaken, a city known as the "Adventure Capital" which offers skiing, paragliding, exhilarating bungee jumping, canyon swings, and skydiving. it is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts seeking an unforgettable adrenaline rush. Of course, you can also enjoy some chilling games, like building snowmen and snowball fighting.


Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, a city where modernity meets old-world charm seamlessly。 Copenhagen in February exudes a unique charm amidst the winter landscape. While the weather may be chilly. Embrace the Danish concept of "hygge" as you explore the charming streets adorned with twinkling lights, indulge in delightful pastries at local cafes, and immerse yourself in the city's cultural scene.

If you prefer the Nordic atmosphere, Copenhagen will be a nice choice. They owned a special traditions for Chinese New Year. The Chinese community often organizes exciting celebrations, including parades, dragon and lion dances, and traditional gatherings. Some locals will join in too, making the New Year atmosphere particularly vibrant.


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Japan, The Land Of Cultural Architecture

Japan, The Land Of Cultural Architecture

News 26 Oct 2023

Japan, a captivating blend of ancient traditions and cutting-edge modernity, stands as an unparalleled tourism spot. With its serene temples, picturesque cherry blossoms, futuristic cities, and world-renowned cuisine, Japan offers a diverse and immersive travel experience. From historic Kyoto to bustling Tokyo, Japan's cultural richness and natural beauty make it a top destination for travelers seeking a truly enchanting adventure.


Edo Period

The Edo period, spanning from 1603 to 1868, stands as a defining era in Japan's history. Under the rule of the Tokugawa shogunate, the country experienced a prolonged period of peace and stability. During this time, the strict social hierarchy, governed by the samurai class at the top, defined Japanese society. The samurai were warriors who served regional lords, and their rigid code of conduct, known as Bushido, emphasized loyalty, honor, and discipline. While samurai culture prevailed, the merchant class, known as chonin, also gained prominence. Economic growth led to the rise of bustling cities, with Edo (modern-day Tokyo) becoming the world's largest city during that period.

Culturally, the Edo period was marked by artistic achievements and the flourishing of urban entertainment. Kabuki theater, ukiyo-e woodblock prints depicting scenes of everyday life and landscapes, and haiku poetry all thrived during this time. The emergence of a vibrant urban culture, coupled with strict government regulations, created a unique societal fabric. However, it was also an era of isolationist policies, limiting foreign influence and trade, which lasted until the Meiji Restoration in 1868, signaling Japan's transition into a modern, industrialized nation.


Little Edo (Kawagoe)

Little Edo, or "Koedo" in Japanese, refers to the city of Kawagoe in Saitama Prefecture, renowned for preserving the ambiance of Japan's Edo period (1603-1868). This historical district features well-preserved kurazukuri buildings, traditional clay-walled warehouses with distinctive architectural styles from the Edo period, lining its narrow streets. Visitors to Little Edo can immerse themselves in the charm of old Japan, exploring centuries-old merchant houses, sampling local delicacies, and experiencing traditional crafts. The city's timeless atmosphere, coupled with its festivals and historic landmarks, offers a captivating glimpse into Japan's rich cultural heritage, making it a popular destination for tourists seeking a taste of the country's feudal past.


6D5N Little Edo in Kanto

Parlo Tours offers a money-worth-spending package to Japan where it is a 6Days 5Nights vacation inclusive of travelling to Tokyo, Kawagoe, Kurobe, and Fuji. We guarantee you that this will be a journey of a lifetime to experience the cultural preservations of Japan.

If a visit filled with learning and exploration excites you, here are some of the cultural hubs to look forward to on this trip:

1)    Senso-ji Temple

Senso-ji, officially known as Asakusa Kannon Temple, is Tokyo's oldest and most significant Buddhist temple, located in the Asakusa district. Founded in 628 AD, Senso-ji is dedicated to Kannon, the goddess of mercy. Visitors enter through the iconic Kaminarimon Gate, adorned with a massive red lantern, marking the beginning of Nakamise Dori, a bustling shopping street.

The temple's main hall, Hondo, is a magnificent structure where visitors can offer prayers, light incense, and experience the serene atmosphere of worship. Adjacent to the main hall is the Asakusa Shrine, adding a Shinto touch to the religious complex.

One of Senso-ji's unique features is the Thunder Gate (Kaminarimon), a symbol of Asakusa and a popular tourist spot. Beyond the gate lies Nakamise Dori, a bustling shopping street filled with traditional stalls and modern shops, offering a variety of souvenirs, snacks, and crafts.

Senso-ji is a cultural gem, hosting vibrant festivals like Sanja Matsuri in May, attracting millions of visitors. Its rich history, architectural beauty, and cultural significance make it a must-visit destination, providing a glimpse into Japan's spiritual and traditional heritage.


2)    Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine

Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine, located in Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture, is a significant Shinto shrine renowned for its mystical ambiance and historical significance. The shrine is dedicated to various deities, including Ōkuninushi-no-Mikoto, the god of matchmaking and marriage, making it a popular destination for couples seeking blessings for their relationships.

One of the shrine's unique features is the "Enmusubi" or "Marriage Fate" Musubi-no-Iwa, a sacred stone said to enhance the ties between couples. Visitors often write their wishes on special wooden plaques called ema and tie them to the shrine's designated trees, hoping for love, happiness, or relationship blessings.

Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine is not only a place of spiritual significance but also a picturesque destination with its charming red torii gates, ancient trees, and serene atmosphere. The shrine's beautiful architecture and tranquil surroundings provide a peaceful retreat from the bustling city, making it a delightful spot for both spiritual reflection and cultural exploration.


3)    Honmaru Goten

Honmaru Goten, officially known as Honmaru Palace (Honmaru Goten), is a historical structure within the grounds of Nagoya Castle in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. It is one of the key architectural elements of the castle complex, which was originally constructed during the Edo period.

Honmaru Goten served as the main residence for the ruling Tokugawa family when they stayed in Nagoya. The palace features exquisite traditional Japanese architecture, including ornate sliding doors, intricate woodwork, and beautifully landscaped gardens. The design of the palace reflects the elegance and sophistication of the samurai culture during the Edo period.

Visitors to Nagoya Castle can explore Honmaru Goten to get a glimpse into Japan's feudal history. The interior of the palace showcases historical artifacts, art pieces, and displays that provide insights into the lifestyle and culture of the samurai elite. The surrounding gardens and the architectural details of Honmaru Goten make it a captivating destination for tourists interested in Japanese history and architecture.



4)    Toki No Kane Bell Tower

Toki no Kane, which translates to "Bell of Time," is a historic bell tower located in the heart of Kawagoe, a city in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. This iconic landmark is renowned for its wooden structure and distinctive architecture, representing the city's rich cultural heritage.

The bell tower was originally built in 1624 but has been reconstructed over the centuries due to fires and natural disasters. It stands three stories tall and is topped with a copper roof and a wind vane shaped like a swallow. The tower's primary function was to announce the time to the residents, making it an essential part of Kawagoe's historical urban landscape.

Toki no Kane is a symbol of Kawagoe and a popular tourist attraction. Visitors can hear the bell tolling four times a day, creating a charming atmosphere reminiscent of Japan's Edo period. The surrounding area is known for its well-preserved kurazukuri buildings (clay-walled warehouse architecture), making it a delightful destination for travelers interested in exploring Japan's traditional architecture and culture.


5)    Kurazukuri No Machinami

The Kurazukuri no Machinami, or Warehouse District, is a charming area in Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture, often referred to as "Little Edo" due to its well-preserved Edo-period atmosphere. This district is famous for its kurazukuri buildings, which are traditional clay-walled warehouses characterized by their distinctive architectural style.

These warehouses feature a unique construction method where a wooden frame is covered with a thick layer of clay mixed with straw, providing insulation and protection against fire. The result is a picturesque townscape with rows of well-preserved kurazukuri buildings, creating a nostalgic ambiance reminiscent of Japan's historical era.

Visitors to the Kurazukuri no Machinami district can explore these historic warehouses, which now house various shops, cafes, museums, and craft boutiques. The area offers a glimpse into Japan's past, allowing tourists to experience the ambiance of old Edo while enjoying traditional crafts, local delicacies, and cultural attractions. Thus, the district is especially popular during festivals and events when the streets come alive with lively performances and vibrant decorations. 


6)    Seigan-ji Kitain

Seigan-ji Kitain, officially known as Kitain Temple is a historic Buddhist temple located in Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. Founded in 830 AD, the temple is known for its cultural significance and architectural beauty.

One of the most famous features of Kitain Temple is the collection of Jizo statues, which are believed to protect travelers and children. The temple's main hall, called "Tokugawa-ke Shoden Honbo," is a designated Important Cultural Property of Japan. It was part of Edo Castle's palace and was relocated to Kitain Temple in the Meiji period.

One of the major attractions of Kitain Temple is the Tenshukaku (Tokugawa-ke Shoden Honbo), a stunning wooden building with a black exterior and white plaster walls. Visitors can explore the beautifully decorated rooms, each showcasing historical artifacts and cultural treasures.

The temple grounds are also home to several other structures, including the Deva Gate, the Kannon Hall, and the serene Kyozo (sutra repository). The spacious garden and pond add to the tranquil atmosphere of the temple complex, making it a peaceful and culturally rich destination for visitors interested in Japan's religious heritage and historical architecture.


7)     Wada House

Wada House, or Wada-ke in Japanese, is one of the prominent Gassho-zukuri farmhouses in Shirakawa-go, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. This historic farmhouse is open to the public, allowing visitors to experience the interior of a traditional Gassho-zukuri house.

Wada House is a large and well-preserved thatched-roof farmhouse that exemplifies the architectural style of the region. It provides a fascinating glimpse into the lifestyle of the Wada family, who lived in the house for generations. Inside, visitors can see the spacious living areas, the hearth (irori) where meals were prepared, and various tools and artifacts used in daily life.

One of the remarkable features of Wada House is its steep thatched roof, designed to withstand heavy snowfall during the winter months. The house has been carefully maintained, allowing visitors to appreciate the intricate construction and craftsmanship of Gassho-zukuri architecture. Hence, visiting Wada House provides a unique opportunity to step back in time and learn about the traditional way of life in the historic village of Shirakawa-go.


8)    Matsumoto Castle

Matsumoto Castle, also known as Matsumotojo or Crow Castle (Karasu-jo) due to its black exterior, is one of Japan's premier historic castles. Located in Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture, the castle is renowned for its stunning architectural design and historical significance.

Built in the late 16th century, Matsumoto Castle is one of the oldest existing castles in Japan. It features a unique six-story main keep (tenshukaku) and is surrounded by a picturesque moat and a series of defensive walls. The castle's elegant black and white color scheme, along with its wooden interiors and intricate wooden carvings, exemplify traditional Japanese castle architecture.

Visitors can explore the castle's various levels, including the observation deck, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding city and the Japanese Alps. Inside the castle, there are exhibits showcasing samurai armor, weapons, and artifacts from the Edo period, providing insights into Japan's feudal history.
Matsumoto Castle is especially beautiful during the cherry blossom season when the surrounding gardens and moat are in full bloom. The castle is not only a historical treasure but also a symbol of Matsumoto City, drawing tourists and history enthusiasts from around the world.

9)    Arakura Fuji Sengen Shrine

Arakura Fuji Sengen Shrine, also known as Arakura Sengen Shrine, is a Shinto shrine located in Fujiyoshida City, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. It is famous for its iconic view of Mount Fuji framed by a red wooden torii gate and cherry blossoms.

The shrine is situated on the slopes of Mount Arakura and offers a stunning panoramic view of Mount Fuji, making it a popular spot for photographers and tourists. Visitors can climb a flight of stairs, pass through the picturesque Chureito Pagoda (which is part of the shrine complex), and reach the viewpoint. The pagoda's architecture and the torii gate create a quintessentially Japanese scene against the backdrop of the majestic Mount Fuji, especially during the cherry blossom season in spring and the fall foliage season.

Arakura Fuji Sengen Shrine is not only a scenic spot but also a place of worship, making it a unique blend of natural beauty and spiritual significance. It attracts visitors from around the world who come to admire the breathtaking view and capture the essence of Japan's natural and cultural heritage.


10)    Chureito Pagoda

The Chureito Pagoda is a five-storied pagoda located near Arakura Fuji Sengen Shrine in Fujiyoshida City, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. It is one of the most iconic and photographed spots in Japan, offering a stunning panoramic view of Mount Fuji, especially during cherry blossom season in spring.

The pagoda was built as a peace memorial in 1963 and has become a symbol of the region. Visitors can climb a steep flight of stairs to reach the pagoda, which stands on a hill overlooking the nearby cherry blossom trees and Mount Fuji in the distance. The view from the Chureito Pagoda, with Mount Fuji framed by the pagoda's red structure and cherry blossoms, creates a picturesque scene that captures the essence of Japan's natural beauty.

The Chureito Pagoda is not only a popular spot for photography enthusiasts but also a place of spiritual significance. Many visitors come here to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and pay their respects at the pagoda. It is especially crowded during the cherry blossom season when the surrounding area is in full bloom, creating a magical atmosphere that attracts tourists and locals alike.


Experience The History While You Can

A package as power packed as this does not come often! We, from Parlo Tours urge you not to miss out on this golden opportunity to witness history and cultures with your own eyes.

Wanna know more? Click here to look through the itinerary for detailed understanding of the package. For further information, contact our Tour Specialist: 03-2726 6088 (K.L Branch) / 05-255 9566 (Ipoh Branch) and WhatsApp: 017-226 9588


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The Best Thing To Do This Winter Is To Go Hokkaido, Japan!

The Best Thing To Do This Winter Is To Go Hokkaido, Japan!

News 25 Oct 2023

Christmas in Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island, is a magical experience defined by snowy landscapes, cozy festivities, and warm hospitality. The region's winter wonderland comes alive with pristine white snow covering the landscapes, creating a picturesque setting for the holiday season. Cities like Sapporo are adorned with elaborate illuminations, and the Sapporo White Illumination Festival transforms the city into a glittering spectacle of lights. Visitors can enjoy outdoor activities like skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing in Hokkaido's world-renowned ski resorts, adding an adventurous touch to their Christmas celebrations.

In Hokkaido, Christmas is celebrated with a mix of Japanese and Western traditions. Families gather for special meals featuring delectable local cuisine, and many hotels and restaurants offer festive menus. Christmas markets and events, inspired by European winter traditions, are held in cities like Otaru, where visitors can enjoy holiday treats, handmade crafts, and the enchanting glow of lantern-lit streets. Additionally, hot springs (onsen) become especially inviting during the winter chill, offering a relaxing way to unwind and enjoy the snow-covered scenery. Whether it's enjoying the winter sports, savoring regional delicacies, or experiencing the charm of local festivals, spending Christmas in Hokkaido is a memorable and heartwarming experience for travelers seeking a unique holiday adventure.




The itinerary for 7 days 5 nights to Japan is filled with a series of fun activities that provides a non-stop excitement to the travelers. Here are a few interesting locations and activities that you should look forward to!


  1. Hakodateyama Kankou Yakei

Hakodate-yama is a mountain in Hakodate, a city located in Hokkaido, Japan, known for its spectacular night view of the city and the surrounding areas.

Hakodateyama offers one of the most famous night views in Japan, attracting tourists from all over the world. The view from the mountain provides a breathtaking panoramic scene of Hakodate city, the Hakodate Bay, and the Tsugaru Strait, with a backdrop of shimmering city lights against the dark night sky. The sight is particularly stunning during the evening when the city illuminations are in full display.

Visitors often take a ropeway or drive up the mountain to the observation deck to witness this mesmerizing night view. The city's well-planned lighting and the reflection of lights on the water create a romantic and picturesque ambiance, making it a popular spot for couples, photographers, and travelers seeking a memorable experience.


  1. Shiroi Koibito Park

Shiroi Koibito Park in winter transforms into a magical wonderland, offering visitors a unique and enchanting experience amidst the snow-covered landscape of Hokkaido. The park, which is already picturesque during other seasons, becomes even more charming when blanketed in snow.

During winter, Shiroi Koibito Park is often adorned with festive lights and decorations, creating a cozy and festive atmosphere. The snow-covered gardens and pathways add a serene touch, making it a romantic destination for couples and a magical playground for families.

Visitors can enjoy the winter scenery while wandering through the park's well-maintained gardens. The contrast of vibrant flowers against the pristine white snow creates a visually stunning scene. The park's European-inspired architecture looks even more charming with a backdrop of snow, making it a perfect setting for photography enthusiasts.

Inside the park, the warm and inviting aroma of freshly baked cookies and chocolates permeates the air. Guests can take refuge from the cold in the park's cozy cafes, where they can sip hot cocoa or enjoy freshly baked treats while gazing out at the winter wonderland outside.


  1. Toya Sairo

Hokkaido is renowned for its stunning natural landscapes and observation points. Mount Usu and Lake Toya are famous destinations in Hokkaido known for their scenic beauty. If you are looking for breathtaking views in the Lake Toya area, Mount Usu and Mount Showa Shinzan offer observation points that provide panoramic vistas of the lake and the surrounding volcanic terrain.


  1. Otaru Canal

Otaru Canal is a famous landmark in the city of Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan. The canal is lined with historic buildings, creating a charming and nostalgic atmosphere. The canal was originally constructed in the early 20th century and was a vital part of Otaru's busy harbor during the city's prosperous herring fishing period.

Today, Otaru Canal is a popular tourist destination. Visitors can take leisurely strolls along the canal, enjoying the scenic views and the well-preserved architecture of old warehouses that have been converted into shops, cafes, and restaurants. The area is particularly enchanting in the evening when the canal is beautifully illuminated, creating a romantic ambiance.

The canal area is also known for its glassworks, and there are several glass shops and studios where tourists can observe glassblowing demonstrations and purchase exquisite glassware and souvenirs.


  1. Noboribetsu Bear Park

Noboribetsu Bear Park is a popular wildlife park located in Noboribetsu, Hokkaido, Japan. Situated amidst the picturesque natural landscapes of Hokkaido, this park is home to a variety of bear species, including the iconic Hokkaido brown bear. Visitors to the park can observe these magnificent creatures up close in a semi-natural habitat setting.

One of the park's key attractions is its conservation efforts and educational initiatives aimed at raising awareness about bear species and their conservation needs. The park provides a unique opportunity for visitors to learn about the bears' behavior, habitat, and the challenges they face in the wild. Additionally, the park offers informative presentations and feeding sessions, allowing visitors to gain insights into the bears' lives and habits.


  1. Odori Park

Odori Park, situated in the bustling city of Sapporo, Japan, is a vibrant oasis that stretches across 1.5 kilometers, dividing the city into distinctive north and south sections. This expansive green space serves as a cultural and recreational hub for locals and tourists alike. Adorned with meticulously maintained gardens, elegant fountains, and captivating sculptures, Odori Park offers a serene escape from the urban hustle, allowing visitors to unwind amidst nature's beauty.

One of the park's main attractions is the annual Sapporo Snow Festival, a world-renowned event that takes place in February. During this festival, Odori Park transforms into a winter wonderland, adorned with magnificent snow and ice sculptures that capture the imagination of attendees from around the globe. The park's snow sculptures, some reaching towering heights, showcase exceptional craftsmanship and creativity, making it a must-visit destination for winter enthusiasts.


  1. Onuma Greenpia Ski Resort

Onuma Greenpia Ski Resort, also known as Onuma Koen Ski Resort, is a popular ski resort located near the scenic Lake Onuma in Nanae, Hokkaido, Japan. The resort is renowned for its picturesque surroundings, with the beautiful Lake Onuma and Mount Komagatake providing a stunning backdrop for winter sports enthusiasts.

Visitors to Onuma Greenpia Ski Resort can enjoy a range of winter activities, including skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. The resort features well-groomed slopes suitable for both beginners and experienced skiers, making it a great destination for families and individuals alike. The powdery snow and serene natural environment add to the charm of this ski resort, providing a delightful experience for winter sports lovers.

Additionally, the resort offers various amenities, such as rental equipment, ski lessons, and comfortable lodgings, ensuring a convenient and enjoyable stay for visitors. The combination of outdoor activities and the breathtaking Hokkaido scenery makes Onuma Greenpia Ski Resort a popular destination for winter vacations in Japan.


All You Need For Christmas Is To Celebrate In Hokkaido

Winter is one the best seasons to enjoy with your loved ones! Thus, what are you waiting for? click here to look through the itinerary for detailed understanding of the package. For further information, contact our Tour Specialist: 03-2726 6088 (K.L Branch) / 05-255 9566 (Ipoh Branch) and WhatsApp: 017-226 9588 .




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Wanna Build A Snowman In Korea?

Wanna Build A Snowman In Korea?

News 25 Oct 2023

Christmas in South Korea is a vibrant and festive affair, marked by colorful decorations, twinkling lights, and holiday-themed events. While not a traditional Korean holiday, Christmas is widely celebrated, especially in urban areas. Shopping districts and department stores are adorned with elaborate decorations, creating a lively and cheerful atmosphere. Christmas markets, inspired by European traditions, offer a delightful experience with stalls selling festive goodies, unique gifts, and seasonal treats. Couples often celebrate Christmas as a romantic occasion, exchanging gifts and enjoying special meals together. Churches host beautiful services, and K-Pop concerts and cultural events add to the excitement. While the holiday's religious significance is observed by some, Christmas in Korea is primarily a time for joyful festivities, creating a warm and welcoming ambiance for locals and visitors alike.


Amidst the festive decorations and cultural blending, Christmas in South Korea also emphasizes the spirit of giving and togetherness. While the holiday is not as family oriented as some other cultures, families and friends may gather for special meals and enjoy the holiday season together. Exchanging small gifts is common, and the celebration often extends to social gatherings, delicious cuisine, and shared moments of joy. The holiday spirit, combined with Korean hospitality, makes Christmas in Korea a memorable and heartwarming experience for everyone involved.




The itinerary for 8 days 6 nights to Korea is packed with scenic spots to discover and exhilarating activities to venture in! Here are some of them to keep you intrigued!


  1. Songwol-dong Tale Village

Songwol-dong Fairy Tale Village, also known as Songwol-dong Gonggan in South Korea, is a colorful and whimsical village located in Incheon. This charming village has been transformed into a real-life fairy tale, with its narrow alleys and houses painted in vibrant, fairy-tale-like colors and adorned with various characters and motifs from popular folktales and stories.

The village has become a popular tourist attraction, especially among those who love photography and enjoy exploring unique, artistic spaces. Visitors can wander through the narrow streets, marvel at the creative murals, and immerse themselves in the magical atmosphere inspired by fairy tales. Each corner of the village tells a different story, creating a delightful experience for both children and adults.

Additionally, Songwol-dong Fairy Tale Village hosts events and festivals throughout the year, adding to its lively ambiance. It's a place where creativity meets tradition, offering a wonderful blend of art, culture, and imagination for all who visit.


  1. Nanta Show

The Nanta show, also known simply as "Nanta," is a popular South Korean non-verbal comedy performance that combines elements of traditional Korean music (samulnori) with modern music, acrobatics, and cooking. The show is performed by a talented cast of actors, known as the Nanta chefs, who tell the story entirely through rhythmic percussion using kitchen utensils, such as knives, pots, pans, and cutting boards.

Nanta's story revolves around a busy kitchen where four chefs are tasked with preparing a wedding banquet under pressure. The performance is filled with high-energy drumming, synchronized movements, and humorous interactions, making it a highly entertaining experience for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The universal language of rhythm and comedy allows the show to be enjoyed by international audiences, transcending language barriers.


  1. UNESCO Seongsan Sunrise Peak

Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, commonly known as Seongsan Sunrise Peak, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located on Jeju Island, South Korea. It is a popular tourist destination throughout the year, offering breathtaking views and unique geological formations. In winter, Seongsan Sunrise Peak takes on a serene and magical atmosphere, making it a must-visit destination for travelers seeking a different experience during the colder months.

During winter, the peak and its surrounding areas are often dusted with snow, creating a picturesque winter wonderland. The sunrise, for which the peak is renowned, is a spectacular sight during this season. The contrast of the snow-covered landscape against the colorful hues of the sky as the sun rises creates a mesmerizing and tranquil scene. It's a perfect spot for nature enthusiasts and photographers looking to capture the beauty of Jeju Island in winter.

However, it's important to note that the weather conditions can be quite cold, so visitors should dress warmly and be prepared for chilly temperatures. Despite the cold, the unique beauty of Seongsan Sunrise Peak in winter makes it a memorable and enchanting experience for those who brave the winter chill to witness its natural splendor.


  1. Sumokwon Theme Park

In Jeju, "Sumokwon Theme Park" is a theme park and indoor museum that blends the ideas of ice sculpture and 5D screen. This is in the province of New Jeju. You can snap pictures of yourself in the artworks at the theme park's illusion Bucket List 3D Art. Moving through each part is very distinct, so visitors quickly get the impression that they are in different museums.

One of the highlights of "Sumokwon Theme Park" is its ice museum. Among the well-known ice painters from Japan represented in the museum are Junichi Nakamura, Sone Hideyuki, and Kadoguchi Kenji. Unlike other ice museums, this one let visitors touch the ice art crafts without any warnings.

The theme park is filled exciting adventures. First, there's the perpetually covered ice museum. You can come across igloos, bicycles, ice wolves, and more. Second, 3D art optical illusions allow you to effortlessly experience things that are out of reach in everyday life, such shooting a gun in a battlefield, meeting an anaconda in the jungle, or seeing a volcano erupt. Lastly, a 5D showroom is included. The videos are distinct from 3D and 4D in that you need to wear glasses to see them, and everything moves when you see something in 5D. You can even prepare your own ice cream here!


  1. Lotte Theme Park

Lotte World, one of South Korea's most popular entertainment complexes, offers a unique and enchanting experience during the winter season. The indoor theme park, located within a massive glass dome, provides a cozy and climate-controlled environment, making it an ideal destination during the colder months.

During winter, Lotte World often decorates its indoor spaces with festive holiday-themed decorations, creating a magical atmosphere for visitors. The holiday season brings special events and performances, adding to the festive spirit. The indoor ice-skating rink is a favorite winter activity, allowing visitors to glide on the ice while surrounded by the park's cheerful ambiance.

Lotte World Mall, located adjacent to the theme park, is a great place for shopping, dining, and escaping the winter chill. Visitors can explore a wide range of shops, enjoy delicious cuisine, and relax in cafes, making it a perfect retreat after a day of indoor and outdoor activities at Lotte World.


  1. Lotte Tower Seoul Sky Observatory

Lotte World Tower Seoul Sky, also known as Seoul Sky, is an observatory located at the top of the Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea. It is one of the tallest buildings in the world and offers breathtaking panoramic views of the city and its surroundings.

Visitors to the Seoul Sky observatory can take high-speed elevators that reach the top floors within a matter of seconds. Once at the observatory, they can enjoy stunning 360-degree views of Seoul through large glass windows. On clear days and nights, the visibility is exceptional, allowing visitors to see landmarks, neighborhoods, and even distant mountains.

Seoul Sky also features a glass-floored observation deck, providing a thrilling experience for those brave enough to walk on it. The observatory offers both indoor and outdoor viewing areas, allowing visitors to experience the open air at such a great height.


  1. Wolmi Island Cruise and Seagull Feeding

Wolmi Island, located near Incheon in South Korea, is a popular destination for tourists, offering various activities such as cruises and seagull feeding experiences. Visitors can enjoy scenic boat cruises around the island, taking in the picturesque views of the coastline, nearby islands, and the surrounding nature. These cruises provide a relaxing way to appreciate the natural beauty of the area.

Seagull feeding is another enjoyable activity on Wolmi Island. Many tourists are fascinated by the opportunity to feed seagulls, which often gather around the ferry terminals and docks. Feeding these birds can be a fun and interactive experience, allowing visitors to get up close to the seagulls while enjoying the coastal ambiance.

It's important to note that while feeding seagulls can be a delightful experience, it's essential to follow any guidelines or instructions provided by local authorities or tour operators to ensure the safety and well-being of both visitors and the birds.



Make It the Best Christmas Yet!

Christmas is nearing and there is no time to contemplate anymore! Get our package and visit Korea with your whole family to have a spectacular Christmas this year!


Click here to look through the itinerary for detailed understanding of the package. For further information, contact our Tour Specialist: 03-2726 6088 (K.L Branch) / 05-255 9566 (Ipoh Branch) and WhatsApp: 017-226 9588 .



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Pick Your Favourites and Travel with Us! 6 Days 5 Nights Bali-venture. (Part 2)

Pick Your Favourites and Travel with Us! 6 Days 5 Nights Bali-venture. (Part 2)

News 20 Oct 2023

Bali, often referred to as the "Island of the Gods," is a paradise located in Indonesia, renowned for its enchanting blend of natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and warm hospitality. With its lush jungles, terraced rice fields, and pristine beaches, Bali offers breathtaking landscapes that captivate travelers. The island is steeped in spirituality, featuring ancient temples like Uluwatu and Besakih, where traditional rituals are practiced amidst serene surroundings. Bali's vibrant arts scene, delectable cuisine, and diverse activities, ranging from surfing in Kuta to exploring cultural hubs like Ubud, make it a diverse and captivating destination, appealing to nature enthusiasts, adventurers, and culture seekers alike.



5 Days 4 Nights Bali Trip

Parlo Tours is offering fellow travelers a 5 nights 4 days trip to Bali with a special fexibility in the itinerary. We are introducing this trip with a freedom for the travelers to make up their own choice of itinerary for two days via selecting from provided 9 options. This is for sure a good catch for a reasonable pricing!

The general structure of the itinerary for this trip is as follow:


9-Choose-1 Day Tour

Refer to Part 1 for more places.

  1. Ubud Swing

Tanah Lot → Taman Ayun Temple → Ubud Swing (swing included) → Souvenir-shopping at "Ole-Ole" → Tegalalang Rice Terrace


Taman Ayun Temple, located in Mengwi, Bali, is a stunning royal temple renowned for its elegant architecture and lush garden surroundings. Dating back to the 17th century, the temple complex features intricate wooden structures, serene lotus ponds, and beautifully landscaped gardens. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Taman Ayun Temple offers visitors a glimpse into Bali's rich cultural heritage and architectural marvels.



Next, Ubud Swing, located in the heart of Bali's cultural hub, is a thrilling attraction that allows visitors to experience the joy of swinging high above lush jungle landscapes. Set amidst picturesque rice terraces and tropical greenery, these swings provide an adrenaline-pumping adventure coupled with breathtaking views. It's a popular activity in Ubud, offering both excitement and a chance to capture stunning photographs, making it a must-visit for adventure seekers and photography enthusiasts exploring Bali.



Finally, Tegalalang Rice Terrace, located in the heart of Bali near Ubud, is a stunning example of the island's iconic terraced landscapes. These lush, green rice paddies are sculpted along the contours of the Tegalalang Valley, creating a breathtaking sight against the backdrop of coconut trees and tropical vegetation. Visitors can explore the terraces, walk along narrow paths, and capture the stunning scenery. Tegalalang Rice Terrace is not only a popular destination for its natural beauty but also offers a glimpse into Bali's traditional agricultural practices!


  1. Bali Shooting Club

Tanjung Benoa Watersport (watersport @ own expense) → Nusa Water Blow → Bali Shooting Club 4Gun/8Bullets → Shopping at “Ole Ole”


Firstly, Tanjung Benoa, located in southern Bali, is renowned as the island's water sports hub. With its calm waters and numerous operators, it offers a wide array of thrilling water activities, including jet skiing, parasailing, banana boat rides, snorkeling, and flyboarding. Visitors can enjoy these adventures in a safe and controlled environment, making it a popular destination for water sports enthusiasts and travelers seeking exciting aquatic experiences in Bali's tropical paradise.



Seondly, Nusa Water Blow is a natural phenomenon located on the southern cliffs of Nusa Dua, Bali. It's a mesmerizing sight where powerful waves from the Indian Ocean crash against the rocks, creating a spectacular water display that shoots high into the air. Visitors can stand on designated viewing platforms and witness the dramatic waves crashing against the cliffs, resulting in a breathtaking and awe-inspiring experience. Nusa Water Blow offers a unique opportunity to witness the raw power of nature, making it a popular destination for tourists to marvel at the forces of the ocean.

Lastly, The Bali Shooting Club is a recreational facility that offers shooting experiences to both beginners and experienced shooters. It provides a safe and supervised environment for participants to learn about firearms and practice shooting various types of guns, including handguns and rifles. Visitors can receive expert guidance from certified instructors and enjoy the thrill of target shooting in a controlled and secure setting. It caters to individuals, groups, and tourists looking for a unique and adrenaline-pumping activity during their stay in Bali.


  1. Turtle Island and Uluwatu

Tanjung Benoa Watersport (excludes watersport activities) → Turtle Island & Glass Bottom Boat → Puja Mandala (5 Region Temple) → Uluwatu Temple (No Kecak Dance)


Turtle Island, also known as Pulau Serangan, is a conservation site in Bali dedicated to protecting sea turtles. Visitors can take a glass bottom boat tour to the island, where they can observe these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat through the boat's transparent bottom. The tour allows travelers to learn about sea turtle conservation efforts, interact with the turtles, and enjoy the vibrant marine life of the surrounding waters. It's a popular eco-tourism activity, offering a unique opportunity to appreciate Bali's marine biodiversity and support conservation initiatives.



Apart from that, Puja Mandala is a religious complex located in Nusa Dua, Bali. It represents the harmonious coexistence of Indonesia's major religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity. The complex houses a Hindu temple, a Buddhist temple, a mosque, a Protestant church, and a Catholic church, all situated near each other. Puja Mandala stands as a symbol of religious tolerance and unity in diversity, showcasing Bali's commitment to peaceful cohabitation of different faiths. Visitors can explore the complex and witness the architectural beauty and cultural significance of these religious structures, making it a notable cultural and religious attraction in Bali.


  1. Wine Tasting Tour and Ubud Swing

Celuk Village → Mas Village → Ubud Swing → Sababay Wine Tasting Tour


Celuk Village and Mas Village are both renowned artistic hubs in Bali, each specializing in a unique form of craftsmanship. Celuk Village is celebrated for its silver and gold jewelry, where skilled artisans create intricate pieces using precious metals. In contrast, Mas Village is famous for its woodcarving heritage, where craftsmen meticulously carve sculptures and masks from wood. Both villages offer visitors the chance to witness traditional craftsmanship, explore workshops, and purchase authentic Balinese art, making them must-visit destinations for those seeking cultural and artistic experiences in Bali.



And Sababay Winery offers delightful wine-tasting experiences for enthusiasts and visitors. Guests can savor a range of locally produced wines, including reds, whites, and rosés, made from grapes grown in the picturesque vineyards of Bali. During a wine-tasting session, visitors can learn about the winemaking process, explore various flavors, and appreciate the unique characteristics of Bali's vineyard terroir. Sababay wine tasting provides a delightful and educational experience for wine lovers, allowing them to indulge in the flavors of Bali's burgeoning wine industry.

Interested? Click here to look through the itinerary for detailed understanding of the package. For further information, contact our Ground Tour Specialist: 03-2726 6002 and WhatsApp: 017-266 9588 .



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