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Wednesday
Apr112012

agoda.com: Asian super city specials!

agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced super city deals in some of Asia’s most exciting urban destinations.

As far as big cities go, Asia’s got plenty. Full of neon lights, noise and people, there’s nothing quite like a trip to one of the region’s super cities to engage and challenge the senses. While beach breaks and country sojourns are fine for longer holidays, a short city break or luxury staycation can be just as rewarding – and just as relaxing – as an extended vacation in a remote destination.

The following are just a handful of Asia’s superlative urban centers. Full of energy and excitement yet offering plenty of opportunity to escape and unwind, these cities have it all: exotic food, the latest tech, great shopping, lush spas, and an inspiring mix of modern and traditional architecture.

agoda.com has secured some hard-to-find city rates* in each destination – book one now for your next urban getaway! *All rates per night. Nightly rates variable depending on travel dates and availability.  

Tokyo
See: Tokyo Sky Tree, Meiji Shrine, Harajuku cosplay, Shibuya crossing
Shop: Harajuku for clothes, Akihabara for cheap electronics, Ginza for luxury brands, 100 Yen stores for inexpensive trinkets
Eat: Ramen while standing, three-star Michelin-rated sushi and sashimi, (drink) hot sake

Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu USD 150
Narita Tobu Hotel Airport USD 93
Hotel JAL City Yotsuya Tokyo USD 118
Tokyo Dome Hotel USD 189
the b roppongi USD 130
Hearton Hotel Higashi Shinagawa USD 88

Hong Kong
See: Victoria Harbor via Star Ferry cruise, the world’s longest escalator, Victoria Peak by funicular
Shop:
Central on Hong Kong island for luxury, Mongkok for electronics and the Ladies’ Market
Eat:
Dim sum, congee, crispy roasted pork (siu mei)   

Regal Hong Kong Hotel USD 246      
Eaton Smart Hong Kong USD 151
The Mira Hotel USD 245
Cosmopolitan Hotel USD 157

Shenzhen
See: Chinese Cultural Folk Village, Window of the World, Dameisha Beach
Shop:
Don Men Pedestrian Street, Luohu Commercial City
Eat:
Sample a range of regional Chinese dishes across in the city: Cantonese, Hunan, Yunnan etc. Don’t pass up the street food.

Royal Suites and Towers USD 85
Shangri-La Hotel USD 170

Macau
See: Old Macau’s Portuguese buildings, Sao Paulo Cathedral, Macau Tower  
Shop: The Venetian Macau, Fisherman’s Wharf
Eat: Portuguese egg tart, ‘Macanese’ fusion food, pork chop bun

Royal Hotel USD 112
Grand Waldo USD 103
Emperor Hotel USD 98
Pousada de Coloane Beach Hotel USD 100

Guangzhou
See: Yuexiu Park, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, Baiyun Mountain, Pearl River
Shop: Beijing Lu Pedestrian Street, Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street
Eat:  Cantonese food: Yum cha, barbecue, white cut chicken

Rosedale Hotel and Suite USD 174
Hotel Landmark Canton USD 182      
Guangdong Victory Hotel USD 176
Q - City Hotel USD 93

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