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All the places in Asia I’ve been to.

5 Beautiful Temples to Visit in Bangkok

Bangkok is rich in culture and history, with many stunning temples to explore. Here are five major temples you won’t want to miss on your visit to the city: Wat Phra Kaew / Temple of the Emerald Buddha This is the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. Located within the

The Golden Mount Temple in Bangkok

The Golden Mount Temple, also known as Wat Saket, is a historic temple in Bangkok, Thailand. Here are 10 interesting facts about this beautiful and fascinating temple: 1. Wat Saket is one of the oldest temples in Bangkok, having been built in the late 18th century during the Ayutthaya period.

Attractions to Explore at Hengdian World Studios for Two Days

These are the attractions to explore at Hengdian World Studios in the Zhejiang province of China. It is a must-see destination for any film or history enthusiast. With its sprawling grounds and numerous sets, it is known as the “Hollywood of China” and has been the filming location for numerous

Six Pagodas to Visit in Yangon

Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar, is a vibrant and bustling destination with a rich cultural heritage. One of the city’s most notable features is its stunning pagodas, which are an important part of the country’s Buddhist tradition. Here are three pagodas that are worth a visit during your trip

Hengdian World Studios – The Hollywood of China

Hengdian World Studios is in the Dongyang district of Zhejiang province in eastern China. It is the world’s largest film and television production facility. Spread across more than 4 square kilometers, the studio features a wide range of sets and locations, including replicas of ancient Chinese palaces, temples, and streetscapes

Wat Pho – The Temple of the Reclining Buddha

Wat Pho, also known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, is a must-see destination for travelers visiting Bangkok, Thailand. Located in the Phra Nakhon district, Wat Pho is one of the oldest and largest temples in the city and is home to a number of important cultural and historical

Wat Arun at Night in Bangkok

The vibrant city of Bangkok transforms into a sparkling oasis of lights and sounds as the sun sets on Bangkok. And at the heart of it all sits Wat Arun, the iconic temple known for its stunning architecture and breathtaking views. Located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya

Ancient Zhuge Village in the Evening

Zhuge Village is an ancient Chinese settlement in China’s Zhejiang Province. Unlike other remaining ancient villages in China, Zhuge stands out differently from the rest. It is one of the two ancient villages in China whose layout is based on the Yin and Yang emblem. Thus, the locals call it

Part 3: Exploring Bagan Temples in One Day

Exploring Bagan Temples in one day is possible – on a motorbike. Yep, you can rent a motorbike and go at your own pace! However, I’d still advise you to ask for a map from the hotel/hostel receptionist. And don’t just ride unprepared. The weather in Bagan is scorching hot

Morning at Zhuge Bagua Village in Zhejiang

Zhuge Bagua is an ancient village in Zhejiang Province in the eastern part of China. It has a history that dates back to the Qing and Ming Dynasties. The locals call it “Zhugecun.” History has it that the village’s name comes from the last name Zhuge which was widespread in

Part 2: Pagodas in Bagan That You Should Visit

These are the pagodas in Bagan that you should visit. You can read the first part of this series in the previous post. Today, I’ll be introducing you to another eight ancient temples that are either partly restored or still in ruins. I won’t bore you with the history of

Part 1: Temples in Bagan That You Should See

These are the 22 pagodas/temples in Bagan that you should see – if time permits. For many travelers, Bagan is just one of those places they’re passing by and for others, it’s a place they’ve been wanting to see all their life. For a few, it’s a place to stay

6 Pagodas in Mandalay You Have to Visit

These 6 pagodas in Mandalay are must-see tourist attractions when you are in this ancient capital of Myanmar. They are all Buddhist temples/pagodas but each one is distinct from the other. You will be surprised how the locals devote their time when they are in the temple. Myanmar, I think,

Chasing Waterfalls in Bali

These waterfalls in Bali will add to the excitement when visiting the famed Island of the Gods. Whether they’re big or small, these waterfalls can surely delight your adventurous spirit. All of these waterfalls involve a bit of hiking, some are a bit exhausting and others are easy peasy. But
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