Articles in the Temples / Mosques / Churches Category
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Lee Sian Neo Neo Temple of Fertility
There are quite a number of old Chinese temples in Melaka. One of the most unique Chinese temples we found is the Lee Sian Neo Neo temple as it is the temple of fertility. We were told many people came to this temple to pray for fertility. It is believed that the temple housed the Chinese fertility god (hope someone can verify this).
Hidden in Jonker Street, the temple is popular among the locals. We were brought there by our good friend after they told …
Wat Pah Koh Suwanaram Hatyai
It has been a while since I wrote a story on Thailand. In one of our previous trips to Thailand, we visited the Wat Pah Koh Suwanaram in Hatyai. It is one of the most popular Buddhist temples in Hatyai in the tribute to the late abbot Wat Pah Koh Suwanaram.
It is quite a distance from the town so it is better to charter a taxi or tuk tuk. Do negotiate the price with them.
It is not about how beautiful or how unique the temple is …
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Yasaka Shrine Gion City Kyoto
If you planning to visit Kiyomizudera temple in Kyoto, you will need to go to Gion and eventually you will pass by the Yasaka Shrine.
The Yasaka Shrine is once called Gion Shrine and is a shrine in the Gion Disctrict of Kyoto. It is situated at the east end of Shijo-dori (means Forth Avenue) is near the Gion’s train station Gion Shijo (Keihan Line).
Gion-shijo station (Keihan Line).
It took us one an half hour to travel from Namba, Osaka to Gion Shijo, Kyoto with a few train …
Virgin Mary in Church of Our Lady Lourdes Klang
I’ve learnt that there are many religious theme tours available in the market now. Some of the popular religious theme tours include Sri Lanka and India Buddhist tours. Some Malaysians prefer to travel to Bangkok to pray at the Erawan Shrine annually while some while drove up to Hatyai to visit some of the popular Buddhist temples.
So what’s new in Selangor Malaysia? A few weeks ago, a phenomenon happened in Subang Jaya. A mysterious figure appeared on the window panel of Sime …
Kinkaku-ji 金閣寺 Golden Pavilion in Kyoto
There are two places in my mind when we travelled to Kyoto Japan earlier this year in January. They are the Kiyomizu-dera temple and Kinkaku-ji, The Golden Pavilion. For your information, Kiyomizu-dera and Kinkaku-ji are listed as the Unesco Heritage List under Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities).
I visited Kiyomizu-dera temple in the afternoon and traveling from the temple to Kinkaku-ji took us more than an hour by local bus. Thanks to our local friend, Mariko we managed to reach …
The Erawan Shrine, Four Face Brahma in Bangkok City
Many have heard about this four face Buddha shrine in the busy city of Bangkok, capital of Thailand. The truth is it is a Hindu shrine and it is a statue of Phra Phrom, a Thai representation of Hindu creation god Brahma and it is called the Erawan shrine.
It is one of the most popular tourist attractions and we have friends who travelled there every year to pray at the shrine. You can also see bus load of tourists visit this shrine …
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A Ma Temple, Macau
This is definitely one of the most historic places in Macau. It is listed on UNESCO World Heritage list and the birth place for the name Macau.
Tourists throng to visit A Ma temple.
The temple is situated on the southwest tip of the Macau Peninsula.
It is believe it is one of the oldest Taoist temples in Macau.
Built in 1488, the temple is dedicated to Matsu, the goddess of seafarers and fishermen. The goddess is also popular in Malaysia state Sabah.
This definitely one of the biggest round shaped joss-sticks …
St. John Catholic Church, Richmond Tasmania
If you are in the region of Hobart, we recommend you to visit the town of Richmond. Richmond is a small town located about 25 km north east of Hobart in the Coal River region between the Midland Highway and Tasman Highway. Richmond had an estimation population less than 1,000.
St John’s Catholic Church was built in 1836, and is considered the oldest Roman Catholic church in Australia.
The front of the church.
The town was initially part of the route between Hobart and Port Arthur until the …
The Longest Sleeping Buddha in South East Asia, Wat Phothivihan
Guess where is the longest sleeping Buddha in South East Asia? The answer is in Tumpat, Kelantan state of Malaysia.
Wat Photivihan is a Buddhist temple located in the district of Tumpat, Kelantan, in Malaysia. The temple is one of 25 temples found in Tumpat, and is one of the most popular in the country. The temple houses a 40-metre statue of a sleeping Buddha, which is the longest of its kind in Southeast Asia. The devotees of this temple are mainly …
Kōfuku-ji , UNESCO World Heritage Site at Nara, Japan
We have put up two stories so far on Nara and we will keep on going with Kofuku-ji and Tōkon-dō (East Golden Hall).
For those who didn’t know about Nara, Nara is located in the Kansai Japan.
Nara (奈良市 Nara-shi) is the capital city of Nara Prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan. The city occupies the northern part of Nara Prefecture, directly bordering Kyoto Prefecture. Eight temples, shrines and ruins in Nara, specifically Tōdai-ji, Saidai-ji, Kōfuku-ji, Kasuga Shrine, Gangō-ji, Yakushi-ji, Tōshōdai-ji, and the …
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Himuro Shrine Nara 氷室神社
This is our second story on Nara (yes, there will be more coming). You might have read on our first story onDaigoku-den Hall, Heijo Palace Site, Nara. If you have not, you still can read it at Daigoku-den Hall, Heijo Palace Site, Nara.
As we mentioned in our earlier story, we bought the Kansai Thru Pass for 5000 Yen (RM 200 / US 66) for 3 days unlimited passes in Kansai and we made it worthwhile as we traveled to Nara from Osaka with it. Take the Kintetsu …
Daigoku-den Hall, Heijo Palace Site, Nara
It was our first time visiting Japan, our first time taking a train in Japan and our first time going to Nara from Osaka. There are always myths about the difficulty in traveling in Japan. That is so not true.
We survived 5 days in Japan without any guides and we traveled around without any problems. We do agree most Japanese don’t speak English (in Kansai) but they do understand the places we intend to go. Thus, most stations and maps have English and Chinese characters …