Tagged: Buddhism

Java, Prambanan, Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta: a Temple and a Volcano!

Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia, So the lure of Borobudur was too much, Java had been on my must-go list for a while, this huge temple just had to be seen with my own eyes. Yet Borobudur would have to wait, I would build up to it...

Bagan

Bagan – You’ve never seen so many temples!

The plains of Bagan are arguably Burma’s most iconic view, a vista of thousands of Buddhist temples peppered across the landscape. Over three thousand brick stupas pierce the sky, constructed between the 11th and 13th centuries, once part of a great city that was at...

Yangon

Golden Yangon

Yangon, Myanmar. Travel plans often change, it’s the natural evolution of a long trip. You set out with a loose itinerary that unravels the further along you get. Other travellers rave about a destination, you spot something in a guidebook you thought you knew inside...

Tomb-raiding the rest of Angkor in photos

Over the last few weeks I’ve taken you through some of the most incredible ancient temples in the world, the Temples of Angkor. I’ll conclude the series with a photo journey through the rest of the temples in the Angkor Archaeological Park that we explored,...

Angkor Wat

The temples of Angkor really do have to be seen to be believed, their number and scale are larger than you could ever imagine. They are detailed with breathtaking carvings, bas reliefs that tell the story of their history and the people who built them, and...

Tra Vinh, Khmer Culture in the Mekong Delta

Cycling around the countryside surrounding Tra Vinh in Southern Vietnam and you’d be forgiven for thinking you had suddenly been transported to Cambodia such is the proliferation of Khmer culture. Dotted around the farmland are Khmer temples, architectural legacies left over from the great Khmer...

The Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery on Lantau

Towards the end of our week in Hong Kong we woke to a vivid blue sky, no rain was forecast, so we took the metro to Lantau Island, Hong Kong’s second largest island. The metro drops you off, rather handily, at Tung Chung, a small...