Swayambhunath is one of the oldest religeous sites in Kathmandu Valley, founded in the 5th century.
The Buddha eyes (wisdom eyes) on the stupa has been symbolic to Nepal. I skew the image to provide a flatten view of potential look if we are starring at eye level.
To foreign tourist, this temple complex is better known as the Monkey Temple.
Kathmandu is the gateway into Nepal.
The capital has over 1 million inhabitants.
Lots of people.
Lots of pigeons.
Patan Durbar Square is another complex enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage site (as one of the seven monument zones in Kathmandu Valley).
It is only few kilometres from Kathmandu. If you negotiate with the taxi driver, the fare is around Rs300.
Entrance fee is Rs500 but you will be rewarded with some beautiful handicrafts and architectures.
If Borobudur is the famous Buddhist temple, then Prambanan has to be the famous Hindu temple near Yogyakarta.
The center tower is 154 feet tall, it could be the highest ancient Hindu temple.
There are 1,460 narrative reliefs in Candi Borobudur, which makes it the most complete ‘story telling’ walls about the life of Buddha.
The story starts from gallery 1 (east gate), and begins with the birth of Buddha; and the story ends at gallery 4 illustrating Buddha giving his first sermon.
We brought friends to Melaka old town for a short visit this morning. The French tourists were intrigued by the bound feet culture in Chinese tradition.
We began our visit by stopping over at St. Peter’s Church (1710).
And walked over to the nearby Kampung Morten.
Here were some quick snapshots while bringing friends for a quick visit to George Town. The memorable part was getting to listen to the impromptu jamming session, East meeting West.
We started our day at Chowrasta Market.