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Sung Sot Cave, Halong Bay
We visited Halong Bay late last year after we read so many positive reviews on the UNESCO Heritage site. The Halong Bay is four hours drive away from Hanoi and you will not be disappointed by the scenic view throughout the journey.
We stayed a night on the junk booked via TravelMob.com. You can read our experience at Stay in a Junk in Halong Bay with TravelMob.com.
On our first day in Halong Bay, we visited the Sung Sot Cave. For your information, Sung Sot Cave is the …
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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 …
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Stay in a Junk in Halong Bay with TravelMob.com
If you are planning your trip to Halong Bay, you should stay a night there, on a junk. If you want to book it early with hassle free, you should try TravelMob.com.
Simple interface and easy to navigate, contact the owner first before booking and you can also understand more about your stay and your host!
When I look over the travel sites, most of these junks cost more than US$100 per night per person until I stumbled upon TravelMob.com. Hence, I also booked …
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 …
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Cradle Mountain – Lake St. Clair National Park of Tasmania
This is one of the most prominent landscapes of Tasmania, Australia; the Cradle Mountain – Lake St. Clair National Park. Approx. 1,545 meters above sea levels, it is one of the most popular tourist sites in Tasmania and Australia.
The national park is listed under the Unesco Heritage List under the Tasmania Wilderness. You can read about it here as extracted from the official Unesco Heritage List:
Cradle Mountain-Lake st Clair was re-proclaimed as a national park (124,848ha) on 18 July 1971 under …
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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 …
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The Enchanted Walk at Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania
I still remember watching the Midsummer Night’s Dream the movie more than 10 years ago where I was astonished by the beautiful enchanted forest. The movie is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play and it featured cast like Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christian Bale, Callista Flockhart and many more. Even though the movie is not as popular as the play, the scenes of the enchanted forest were striking and unforgettable.
Never can I imagine that I could “revisit” the …
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Night Wildlife Tour with McDermott’s at Cradle Mountain Tasmania
It has been an excellent week traveling in Tasmania thanks to Tourism Tasmania and Tourism Australia. The food, the adventure, the nature and the wildlife were simply breathtaking. In one of the little adventure I did in Tasmania was the nightlife wildlife tour with McDermott’s Tour at Cradle Mountain.
Cradle Mountain is a mountain in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia. Rising to 1,545 metres above sea level, it is one of the principal tourist sites in Tasmania, owing to …
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 …
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 …
Siem Reap Adventure 4 Days 3 Nights
This was a surprise birthday trip for Rachel and we spent 3 full days wandering the iconic city of Siem Reap, Cambodia. We signed up more tours as we were hungry for more. On the third day of our trip, we managed to visit 10 temples in a day. Check our little crazy adventure under the 40 degree Celsius hot sun in Siem Reap!
Siem Reap Cambodia Day 1: AirAsiaGo.com Package, Tonle Mekong Restaurant, Angkor Spirit Palace Hotel, Lake Tonle Sap, Killing Field, Pub Street and …
Siem Reap Cambodia Day 3 Part Two: Sras Srang, Ta Prohm / Tomb Raider Temple, Ta Keo, Banteay Kdei, Prasat Kravan, Phnom Bakheng
Please don’t mistaken Sras Srang as another temple in Angkor.
Sras Srang is an ancient manmade lake which is 800m by 400m. It was built by King Rajendravarman II in mid 10th century. Later, this lake was restored and enlarged by King Jayavarman VII in late 12th century.
Originally, there was a small shrine in the middle, but today it completely collapsed that we could only see its stone foundation in the dry season. Besides storing water …