Built in the early twelfth century by King Suryavarman II, Angkor Wat is a stunning temple that served as the king’s state temple in his capital city. Although it was initially dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, such worship gave way to Buddhism. This combination of religions can still be seen at the temple today, … Continue reading Angkor Wat – Siem Reap, Cambodia
After my amazing time in Da Lat, it was time to move on to Ho Chi Minh City, known as Saigon. As I’m not much of a city person I was a bit skeptical about my visit there and was hoping to spend less time than I actually did. Little that I know, that I … Continue reading Expect the unexpected – Saigon, Vietnam
Dalat is a lovely little town set in the Southern Highlands of Vietnam. A short flight from Ho Chi Minh City, the town is a complete contrast to the hustle and bustle of the bigger cities and is a favourite destination for Vietnamese honeymooners. You can see most of the attractions and get a feel for … Continue reading Da Lat, Vietnam
Finally got to Hoi An a few days ago on a bus from Hue which took around 3 hours or so. I soon discovered that strolling through the old centre of Hoi An is like taking a step back in time. The small town hasn’t changed much since the 17th century, when Hoi An was … Continue reading Hoi An Ancient Town & An Bang Beach
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Standing on the left bank of the Perfume River is the seven-story octagonal tower of the Thien Mu Pagoda that is lovely symbol of Hue. The tower, Thap Phuoc Duyen, which translates to The Source of Happiness Tower dominates most of the area. People often mistake it to be the pagoda itself, but it is not. … Continue reading Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue
Hue has chosen to be the capital city of the Southern Kingdom by all Nguyen Lords and officially became the capital under Tay Son’reign. For approximately 400 years, Hue has become a great landscape and architectural site. Hue’ royal complex has been officially recognized by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Situated on the … Continue reading Hue, Vietnam