Tagged: Buddhist

Borobudur

Borobudur: Java’s enigmatic giant

Borobudur Borobudur is one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world; this huge stone temple was constructed three hundred years before Angkor Wat in Cambodia and stands enigmatic under the shadow of smoking volcanoes in central Java. The construction began in AD 750, and...

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...

A tuk-tuk tour around the Battambang countryside

There’s more to visiting Battambang than the Bamboo Train and the colonial architecture, hire a tuk-tuk or rent a motorbike and go exploring! We opted for a tuk-tuk and hired it out for the day, our first port of call being the aforementioned bamboo train,...

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...