Tag : religion

Exploring Ubud and Spiritual Bali – ‘The Island of the Gods’

Anna
Bali is Indonesia’s most popular tourist destination, famous for stunning beaches and rice terraces, epic surfing and luxury wellness resorts. But there’s so much more to this beautiful, tropical island than just fun in the sun. Bali is also a deeply spiritual place with a unique culture, lifestyle, traditions and......

Meandering through Malacca

Anna
Meandering through Malacca Old Malacca: Wafts of joss stick smoke from an elaborate, ancient Chinese temple mingles with the smell of sandalwood and a rhythmic banging of drums from a Hindu temple. As the drums reach a crescendo, the hypnotic call to prayer drifts out from the mosque. As I......

Exploring Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang

Anna
Multicultural Penang One thing that has really fascinated me whilst traveling is learning about the different religions and how these influence values, beliefs and rituals of daily life. I’ve seen more temples and shrines than I can count: both ancient and modern, ruined and in all their glittering glory. They......

Temple Hopping in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Anna
As the cultural and historical capital of Northern Thailand there are endless things to do in Chiang Mai, but my favourite activity was simply wandering, exploring and temple hopping in Chiang Mai’s old city. Chiang Mai is sprinkled with elaborate golden temples and wears its heritage as capital of the......

Sukhothai – The Birthplace of Siam

Anna
The ancient ruined city of Old Sukhothai is believed to be the capital of the first kingdom of Siam (Thailand) and is the ideal place to start learning about Thai history and culture. Sukhothai was founded by King Ramkhamhaeng in the first half of the 13th century, but the exact......

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