Temples

Stupas and prayer flags at Swayambunath (Monkey Temple) in Kathmandu, Nepal

A Visit to Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) in Kathmandu, Nepal

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The city of Kathmandu in Nepal is full of important religious sites and temples. One of the most important of these is Swayambhunath, or more commonly known to tourists as “The Monkey Temple“. During my recent trip to Nepal, I took a morning to head out through the streets of Kathmandu to check out this well known site… Read More

The Viharn at Wat Si Saket in Vientiane, Laos

Temples of Laos: Wat Si Saket in Vientiane

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Sitting opposite the Presidential Palace on the corner of Avenue Lang Xang and Setthathirat Road is Vientiane’s oldest standing temple – Wat Si Saket. Although the nearby Haw Phra Keo is known as the oldest temple in the city by dating back to the 16th century, it has been destroyed several times. Built in 1818 by… Read More

Wat Monthian in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Photos from Wat Monthian in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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There are some temples in Chiang Mai that seem to attract all of the tourists, while there are others that are just as impressive but see very little tourist traffic. Since I had visited the more popular temples during my first visit to Chiang Mai, this time around I decided to check out some of… Read More

Main shrine at Goddess of Mercy Temple in Penang, Malaysia

Kong Hock Keong: Goddess of Mercy Temple in George Town, Penang

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It was a pleasant morning in George Town, Penang, as I wandered along a quiet street in Chinatown. Old Chinese buildings lined the street, each one showing signs of age and character; each with its own story to tell. As the street led me out of Chinatown, I could suddenly smell that unique aroma that… Read More

Shrine and alter at Khoo Kongsi Clanhouse in George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Khoo Kongsi Clanhouse in George Town, Penang

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Some of the most interesting historic attractions in George Town, Malaysia, are the beautiful Chinese clanhouses around the city. The Chinese immigrants who came to Penang in the 18th and 19th centuries developed “Clans” based on where they were from in China. The larger of these clans felt the need to build “Clanhouses” for meetings… Read More

Viharn at Wat Chiang Mun in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Viharn at Wat Chiang Mun in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Today’s travel photo is of the viharn at the Buddhist temple of Wat Chiang Mun in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Wat Chiang Mun was originally built in 1297 at the founding of the city, making it the oldest temple in Chiang Mai. You could easily spend a couple of days temple hopping around the city, but… Read More

Hindu art at Sri Mahamariamman Temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Hindu Art at Sri Mahamariamman Temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Today’s travel photo is of some beautiful Hindu art at Sri Mahamariamman Temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Built in 1873, Sri Mahamariamman is the oldest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur. Something I love about Hindu temples is all of the amazing bright colours, particularly in the artwork. This temple is located in Chinatown, so if you’re in… Read More

Wat Rong Khun (The White Temple) in Chiang Rai, Thailand

Wat Rong Khun (The White Temple) in Chiang Rai, Thailand

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When I visited Chiang Rai during my first visit to Thailand, I made the mistake of not visiting the famous “White Temple”. I didn’t know a lot about it at the time apart from the fact that it was all white, and I was feeling pretty “templed out”, so I didn’t bother to make the… Read More

Interior of Wat Monthian in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Interior of Wat Monthian in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Today’s travel photo is of the interior of Wat Monthian in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Wat Monthian is a beautiful Buddhist temple located along the northern section of the ring road that surrounds the Old City, and is just a short walk west from Chang Pheuak Gate. When we visited, we had the whole place to… Read More

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