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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Glen Canyon Dam and Carl Hayden Visitor Center

Introduction:
Carl Hayden Visitor Center located in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ( covering 1.2 millions acres)  in southern Utah and northern Arizona surrounding Lake Powell.It exhibits the history of Lake Powell, the treasure in Glen Canyon including dinosaur bone and foot print.

Glen Canyon Dam was constructed to generate power via hydroelectricity, water reservoir for southwestern United States, and provide recreation opportunities.It is a Concrete thick arch-gravity dam with a crest width of 25 feet 1,560 in height.Construction completed in 1964 after 8 years of construction. Lake Powell took 14 years to fill to full pool. The lake has a storage capacity of 26,214,900 acre·ft , making it the second largest man made reservoir in the US behind lake Mead.


Attractions: 
Tours of the dam, exhibits, video shows, a relief map of the entire Glen Canyon area, bookstore. Potential Junior Rangers are invited to come earn a badge.

Operating Hours:
Summer hours (call for days) 8 am – 6 pm MST;
Winter Hours (November through February) daily, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm MST;
Rest of year open daily 8 am – 5 pm MST;
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day

Contact:

Phone: 928-608-6404. Tours of the Dam: 928-608-6072
Location: Highway 89 on west side of Glen Canyon Dam


Fees:
Admission is free
Tours of the dam are $5
Map


References:
 Glen Canyon Dam
 The green Colorado river
The generator

 Glen Canyon Dam
 Glen Canyon Dam



Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Horseshoe Bend, Page, Arizona, USA.

Introduction:
Horseshoe bend located in Page, Arizona is a natural horseshoe shape meander in Colorado river from the downstream of  Glen canyon dam and lake Powell. It been called "king Bend" by the local people. From US Route 89( parking lot)  it took about 8 minutes hike to  reach the cliff ( about 800m), the terrain is kind of steep up and down with some deep sand. It's about 1000ft from the cliff to the river below, so be careful and take care of your kids. It's kind of scary to take photos near the cliff because some of the stone is not that stable. So be sure not to step any stone that edge out of the cliff.


Attraction:
Beautiful horseshoe shape meander, Colorado river, hiking 


How to go:
6km southwest of Page via US Route 89, from there park your car and walk for 800m to reach the bend


Admission fees
Free

Nearby attractions:



Map

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Happy birthday Mummy

Happy birthday mummy, do enjoy in South Korea..Hope all your dream come true..love you ..




Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, United States.

Panoramic view of Bryce Canyon

 Introduction:
Bryce Canyon National Park loacted in southwestern Utah. It's famous for worldly unique geology, consists of a series of giant amphitheaters along the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. Besides that it's unique for it's "hoodoos" the pointy spines all over the canyon, formed by erosion of the sand/ rock by melting snow. The red, orange, and white colors of the rocks provide spectacular views for park visitors. The rim at Bryce varies from 8,000 to 9,000 feet (2,400 to 2,700 m). The park covers 35,835 acres (55.99 sq mi; 145.02 km2). Bryce canyon 7.4 magnitude night sky, making it one of the darkest in North America. 7,500 star can be observed with naked eye during the night because of no light pollution here.

Attraction:
Hiking, photography, birds watching , natural arches, canyons, rock climbing , horse riding , star watching

Animals:
Mule deer,bobcats, mountain lions, black bears, elk, pronghorn, Utah Prairie Dog, the California Condor,the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher,  jays, ravens, nuthatches, eagles, Great Basin Rattlesnake, Short-horned Lizard, Side-blotched Lizard, Striped Whipsnake.

Popular hiking trails: 
Easy and moderate Trails:
Mossy Cave (one hour, State Route 12 northwest of Tropic)
 Rim Trail (5–6 hours, anywhere on rim)
 Bristlecone Loop (one hour, Rainbow Point)
Queens Garden (1–2 hours, Sunrise Point)

Moderate trails:
 Navajo Loop (1–2 hours, Sunset Point) 
Tower Bridge (2–3 hours, north of Sunrise Point) 

Strenuous hikes:
Fairyland Loop (4–5 hours, Fairyland Point) 
Peekaboo Loop (3–4 hours, Bryce Point) 

Campgrounds: 
North Campground and Sunset Campground


Contacts:

Phone: 435-834-5322

For Maps and Brochures by mail, please write to:

Information Packet Request
Bryce Canyon National Park
PO Box 640201
Bryce Canyon UT 84764-0201

Admission Fees:
$25 per private vehicle. 
$12 for individual entering by foot, bicycle, motorcycle, or non-commercial group
 Admission is for seven days and includes unlimited use of the Shuttle.



The National Park Service has designated the following fee free days for 2012:
Martin Luther King Jr Birthday weekend - January 14-16
National Park Week - April 21-29
Get Outdoors Day - June 9
September 29 (National Public Lands Day)
Veteran's Day Weekend - November 10-12
The waiver does not include other fees such as camping. As these weekends may be extra busy with traffic and parking congestion, visitors are encouraged to ride the park's free shuttle when available.

Reservations for camping and lodging are recommended. Camping fees are in addition to entrance fees, and are charged per night. Campsite reservations fill up fast; reservations can be made up to six months in advance.

Nearby attractions:
Glen Canyon Dam
Antelope Canyon
Horseshoe Bend
Zion National Park



Map:

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References:

Panoramic view of Bryce Canyon
Panoramic view of Bryce Canyon
Panoramic view of Bryce Canyon
Panoramic view of Bryce Canyon
Panoramic view of Bryce Canyon
Bryce Canyon Entrance
Bryce Canyon
Bryce Canyon snowy cliff 
Me at the freezing Bryce Canyon
Bryce Canyon
at the Bryce Canyon rim
Bryce Canyon cliff


my name



Sunday, September 9, 2012

Kek Lok Si Temple, Air Itam, Penang, Malaysia.


Introduction:
Kek Lok Si Temple (极乐寺) located in Air Itam, Penang, is one of the best known Buddhist temple in Malaysia.Construction begin in 1893 with the support of consular representative of China, the project receive sanction of the Emperor Guangxu, who bestowed a tablet and gift of 70,000 volumes of the Imperial Edition of the Buddhist Sutras. and completed in 1914. A 10 story main pagoda with 10,000 Buddhas was completed in 1930. Park the car at the downhill, and walk upward stairs to the temple where there is many small store selling souvenirs,drinks, fruits and foods. There is a small man made pond where hundreds of  tortoise inside there, one can buy vege to feed them.

Attractions:
Buddhist temple, garden, recline lift, panoramic view of Penang,

Contact:
Kek Lok Si No. 1, Tokong Kek Lok Si, 11500, George Town, Pulau Pinang Malaysia‎

Map:



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References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kek_Lok_Si
http://www.penang-traveltips.com/kek-lok-si-temple.htm


The view of Kek Lok Si from parking lot
Panoramic view form Kek Lok Si
 stalls along the staircase to Kek Lok Si
 stalls along the staircase to Kek Lok Si
tortoises
half way to go
Guanyin ( Goddess of Mercy) in Kek Lok Si








Saturday, September 1, 2012

Grilled Salmon with mashed potato





Ingredient
1 sliced salmon 
1 broccoli
dash of salt
dash of pepper


Recipe:
Marinate salmon steak with salt and pepper  for 15 minutes

heated hot pan and  pan fried the salmon steak, cook for approximately 12 minutes. Then ready to serve.


Mashed Potato and Gravy


Ingredient
3 russet potato peeled and cubed
1/4 cup warm milk
40g butter or margarine
4 onions
flour
chicken stock

Recipe:

Cover potato with water in saucepan and boil for 25 minutes with cover. Drain well. Add  salt ,milk, butter and pepper; mash until fluffy.

 Gravy:

In a pan, cook the butter and onions on medium heat until onions slightly browned

whisk in some flour into the pan, and add the salt and pepper. Then cook for 3 minutes

Add the hot chicken stock, and cook  for 5 minutes until it's thickened. Cognac can be added too.



Broccoli and carrot is boil and serve together with salmon steak and mashed potato


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