Tag : religion

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

Anna
Bali is Indonesia’s most popular tourist destination, famous for it’s beaches, surfing and luxury resorts. But there’s so much more to this beautiful island than just fun in the sun. This tropical island is larger and more diverse than many people realise and it’s easy to escape tourist hotspots like......

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......

Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang

Anna
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 that I can count: both ancient and modern, ruined and in all their glittering glory.  It’s also intriguing......

Temple Hopping in Chiang Mai

Anna
Chiang Mai wears it’s heritage as capital of the ancient Lanna kingdom with pride. It is a relaxed, culturally rich city, sprinkled with over 300 elaborate, golden temples and saffron robed monks; surrounded by jungle and mountains where hill tribe communities still reside. The jewel of Chiang Mai’s temples is......

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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