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Ganesha And The Holy Pool At Pura Goa Gajah

Ganesha and the holy pool at Pura Goa Gajah

Bali, the holy and magical land, has not only beautiful natural attractions, but is also full of ancient religious places. Belief in Hindu gods is the power of the ancient Balinese to construct magnificent architecture in order to pay respect to their gods. Pura Goa Gajah is one of the archaeological sites that has indicated the powerful faith and has influenced the belief of Balinese people until present. Pura Goa Gajah or elephant cave temple is located in Bali, Indonesia. It is in the west of Bedulu Village in Blahbatuh District, Gianyar regency and far from Ubud Town 6 kilometres.…

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Veneration Royal Spirit At “Gunung Kawi”

Veneration Royal Spirit at “Gunung Kawi”

Besides having the civilization and charming way of life, Bali is the tourist destination where there are plenty of temples, archaeological sites and places of worship all around this island that makes the island more mystical. Each historic site has different history so visiting architectural beauty with researching the information of that site. If the tourists know a lot of the information, travel will be easier than knowing nothing. “Gunung Kawi” is the archaeological site on Bali, Indonesia where the history and the objective of construction is very interesting and impressive. Gunung Kawi or Candi Gunung Kawi is the historic…

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Holy Golden Rock: Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

Holy Golden Rock: Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda is one of five holy things that Burmese people and tourists have to go to worship for luck, especially people born in the Year of the Dog because it is the holy thing of the Year. Although it is not easy for transport: taking a truck along the steep mountain with many sharp bends, the Burmese have to go to pay respect at least once in their lives. But if they come more than 3 times, it is believed that they receive the most merit. So, in every week, tens of thousands of people, including the Burmese and…

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“Uluwatu” Ancient Temple With High Cliff

“Uluwatu” Ancient Temple with High Cliff

At Bali, there are numerous ancient temples all around the island. Because respecting Hinduism for a long time, local people believe that there is god to protect each place. Hence the temple is built to worship and devote to god according to the location such as river, mountain, waterfall or even sea. Uluwatu is the temple constructed on a steep cliff at Uluwatu beach in order to dedicate to God of the sea. Pura Uluwatu or Uluwatu Temple is one of the oldest temples in Bali built on tip of rough cliff at Uluwatu Bleach area with sky and sea…

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Return To Doom Of Bagan Through “Mingalazedi Pagoda”

Return to Doom of Bagan through “Mingalazedi Pagoda”

Archaeology site or reminder from the past shows the race of the ethnic civilization well like glory Pagan Kingdom in the past that is reflects through the historic site including various monastery or a thousand of pagodas. On the contrary, the destruction of this empire is able to express deterioration through the historic site and antiques too. As the last time of the Pagan Empire, “Mingalazedi Pagoda” is obviously the evidence that waits many tourists from all around the world to discover the fact regarding this history. Mingalazedi Pagoda Mingalazedi Pagoda does not mean greeting in Burmese but “Mingalazedi” means…

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Back In The Past, “Shwenandaw Monastery” Buddha Hall Surviving From War

Back in the past, “Shwenandaw Monastery” Buddha Hall surviving from War

In the glory era of Myanmar, this land had been consisted of numerous splendid constructions adorned with gold and there were abundantly architectural, sculptural art or painting created delicately by professional Burmese artist. However during war, Myanmar was invaded from enemies. These precious arts and majority of constructions were burned and destroyed because of the war. Many towns were so ruined that the glory trace is almost nothing left but at Mandala, there is the last monument of Myanmar. The architectural building still remains perfectly from releasing bomb in the Second World War Shwenandaw Monastery is only the palace preserved…

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Traveling At Gitgit Waterfall, A Cascode Where Is Free From A Love Couple In Bali

Traveling at Gitgit Waterfall, a cascode where is free from a love couple in Bali

The fascinations of Bali, Indonesia are the diversities of tourist attractions including historical sites, old cultures and religious beliefs that are showed in respect of magical tradition. Even natural places, Bali has reached whether it is mountain, sea and also waterfall. On Bali Island, it has the most beautiful cascade but it’s placid and not very crowded. Here is listlessly because no couple dares to visit. So Gitgit Waterfall of Bali Island is suitable for single travelers. Gitgit Waterfall is located on Bali, Indonesia. This area is in Gitgit Village, far about 10 kilometers from Singaraja Town and about 70…

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Catching The Eyes Of The “Barong Dance”, Music Of The Soul

Catching the eyes of the “Barong Dance”, music of the soul

Lifestyle and culture are other attractions that draw the tourists to visit Indonesia as well. It’s a new experience for your traveling at here to study a way of people’s life and the various magical cultures. Not least of people are interested in the Indonesian culture, especially the lives of people in small Bali Island filled with cultural charm. Barong Dance is one of the magic. Tourists from all over the world have traveled to Bali for seeing the vehement dance performance with their own eyes for once. Barong Dance or traditional Balinese dance performance is Indonesian traditional folk arts…

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Follow The Civilization Of Irrawaddy River, The Ancient City Of Pyu Kingdom.

Follow the civilization of Irrawaddy River, the ancient city of Pyu Kingdom.

Getting back into the history of the peoples of ASEAN by travel to historical sites to feel their spirits, we will know background in each country. Myanmar is a country with an ancient civilization that traditionally upheld for so long. Many historical sites are still preserved and turned into tourist attractions to let the world knows the identity of Myanmar through those places. Now, let’s get back to the original kingdom of Myanmar “Pyu Ancient Cities”, civilization along the Irrawaddy River, Myanmar's first World Heritage Site. Pyu Ancient Cities has been considered as the World Cultural Heritage in 2557 B.E.,…

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Visiting A Hindu Temple At “Ulun Danu Bratan Temple”, Bali

Visiting a Hindu temple at “Ulun Danu Bratan Temple”, Bali

There is no island in this world that is as magical as Bali, Indonesia, a place full of culture and mysterious charm. It is a land of rich natural attractions which can meet all types of the visitor demands as the sea, the mountain, culture, lifestyle and archaeological site. If you want to experience diverse atmospheres without having to travel to many places, "Ulun Danu Bratan Temple" is an interesting option because this is an archaeological site located in a lake surrounded by mountains. Ulun Danu Bratan Temple or Pura Ulun Danu Bratan is located on the center of Bali,…

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Exploring Nature At Ubud Monkey Forest

Exploring Nature at Ubud Monkey Forest

Bali is the island that still has an abundance of forests and ecosystems. There are diverse ecosystems as it is a mountainous terrain, dense forests and the ocean. For those who like to explore the natural resources. Ubud of Bali is the top attraction. This city is located in a valley, surrounded by nature. You can find local people and animals live together in this city. Even monkeys, each year, with an increasing number of its population until they are provided with specific area and then turns it into a tourist attraction known as "Ubud Monkey Forest." Ubud Monkey Forest…

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Appreciate The Natural Beauty Of “Ubud”, The Forest City

Appreciate the Natural Beauty of “Ubud”, the forest city

Ubud, the beautiful town in a valley of Bali, offers so many attractions, such as archaeology sites, natural attractions, local shops, waterfalls, mountains, and canals. Even if Ubud got everything but a beach, it is still popular tourist destination for visitors who enjoy the lush mountains. You can see friendly smiling people, stunning scenery and tranquility of the countryside in this city. Ubud is a small district located in the center of Bali, Indonesia. It is the ancient Balinese Hindu city. This city also known as the heart of the island that is famous for its beauty, culture and spirituality.…

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360 Degrees Around Bajra Sandhi Monument

360 degrees around Bajra Sandhi Monument

Bajra Sandhi Monument is a monument to the struggles of the Balinese people throughout history. This place is like a symbol, a memorial, historical museum and a religious belief in Hinduism of Balinese people. The monument is located in Renon Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. The place is built since 1987 but it officially opens in 2003. It is for show the defeat of Japan on 17th August 1945 with its grand structure that resembles a Balinese Hindu priest’s praying bell Bajra or Genta at religious ceremony. There are seventeen main doors, eighth teen pillars with forty five meters height. If you…

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“Kecak” Charming Balinese Dance

“Kecak” Charming Balinese Dance

Exceptional the Barong dance, there is another traditional dance called Kecak which is hard to watch because this show takes a lot of well-practiced dancers. If tourists want to watch this Kecak, you have to well prepare for location and time. This Kecak shows only one time in the evening. Kecak is one of a famous show in Bali. It is a show adapting traditional dance with Hinduism folk dance by Wayan Limbak and german artist named Walter Spies. They created this show using fire in 1930 and they present it with a cut scene from Hinduism literature “Ramayana”. This…

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Tegalalang Rice Terrace

Tegalalang Rice Terrace

A rice terrace is the most popular tourist attraction in ASEAN due to its mountain terrain. This place becomes a natural place that attract many people around the world to let them feeling local life additional beautiful landscape. This place is one of the most worth-going places that is great for those who like to take a photo. There is beautiful landscapes in a top rank of ASEAN for taking photos. This place is located in Tegalalang village, Gianyar north of Ubud, Bali Island, Indonesia. There is near a river between defile mountain away five kilometers from north of Ubud.…

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“Kuta” Downtown Of Bali Nightlife City

“Kuta” Downtown of Bali Nightlife City

Kuta is a tourism city near the coast. Therefore, it is tons of culture and traditional Balinese architecture. There is nightlife attractions and also beautiful beaches. This town is the most popular place to visit in Indonesia. It is a great choice for tourists who like sea, shopping, exploring an historical site or even hanging out with friends at bar. Kuta is south of Bali in Indonesia (about 20 minutes from Denpasar airport). This city is called downtown of Bali because there is different tourism place and center gathering people. It is unbelievable that this place has been a fishing…

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Touch The Spirit Of Myanmar Through “YOKE  THAY”

Touch the Spirit of Myanmar Through “YOKE  THAY”

Puppet or Marionette is one of the old domains for performance inherited for a long time and it is art and cultural heritage globally. In ASEAN, many countries perform this show. Myanmar is one of the countries that the marionette puppetry is unique and outstanding. It is the high grade of art which is the most important in Myanmar because this performance has to perform the dexterous technique of usage intricate wires that practice for a long time. This Burmese performance is called “YOKE THAY” that gets a lot of the popularities from numerous tourists. Yoke Thay or traditional Burmese puppet…

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Vietnamese Food: The Cultural Assimilation Between Vietnamese And Chinese

Vietnamese Food: The Cultural Assimilation between Vietnamese and Chinese

Vietnamese Food is one of the most favorite things from Vietnam. Therefore, Vietnamese restaurants are springing up in many countries including Thailand. Apart from its tasty and delicious, the mixing cultures between Vietnamese, Chinese and French make its unique. To taste for a traditional Vietnamese Food in every cities in Vietnam should be an experience to the travelers that no one should miss. Here are 5 essential Vietnamese Foods everyone should try. Pho Pho is a well-known Vietnamese food in Thailand. Vietnamese people usually primary eaten at breakfast time and go along well with a cup of coffee. Since French…

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Visit Luang Prabang, The Peaceful World Heritage Town In Laos

Visit Luang Prabang, the Peaceful World Heritage Town in Laos

Luang Prabang, previous name is “Chiang Thong,” is an ancient capital of Lan Chang Kingdom. After Pra Chao Pho Thi San request “Phra Bang” to be placed in the city, he renamed the city to Luang Prabang. At present, the city is a metropolis of Luang Prabang District of Laos. It is located in the north of the country closed to Mekong River and Nam Khan River. In addition, it is an important scenery town of Laos which was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for the unique architecture of houses, peaceful town, simple and beautiful life style of…

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Visit Angkor Wat, The Beauty Of Khmer Arts In Castle Town

Visit Angkor Wat, the Beauty of Khmer Arts in Castle Town

Nakorn Thom or Angkor Thom, implied the capital city of Angkor Empire, is the last and strongest capital city of Khmer Empire, and it is also the biggest construction in the world. Khmer Empire (the Ancient Khmer) was located in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia. It was built in the reign of Jayavarman VII or in 18th century of Buddhist era; the construction covers 9 km2 or more than 2,000 acres. There are many constructions within the city, for example, the well-known Angkor Wat which is a castle located in Angkor Thom area, Bayon Castle, Ta Prohm Castle and Banteay Srei…

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Visit Da Nang, A Scenery And Economic City Of Vietnam

Visit Da Nang, a Scenery and Economic City of Vietnam

Da Nang is an important major port city located almost at the south of the centre of Vietnam between the South China Sea and the central highland. It is the fourth biggest city of Vietnam which is grew fast in aspects of the size and the significance. It is also one of the five direct-controlled municipalities of Vietnam. Da Nang, moreover, has many popular tourist attractions appealed foreigner to visit. 1. Ba Na Hills is a popular place of Da Nang, it is a hill station and resort which have restaurants, accommodations and Fantasy Park within. The highlight activity is…

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Visit Kuala Lumpur, The Capital Of Malay Peninsula, Malaysia

Visit Kuala Lumpur, the Capital of Malay Peninsula, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur means “muddy confluence,” it is the place where 2 rivers, Gombak River and Klang River, join together in the area of Merdeka Square. Kuala Lumpur, at present, is a capital of Malaysia and the biggest city in the country. Many people call Kuala Lumpur in an abbreviation “KL”. Moreover, it is one of the three of federal districts of Malaysia surrounded by Selangor State located on the west coast of Malay Peninsula. Interesting Tourist Attractions in Kuala Lumpur 1. Petronas Twin Towers is a symbol of Malaysia; it is recorded to be the tallest twin towers in the…

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List Of Singaporean Foods That You Should Not Miss

List of Singaporean foods that you should not miss

Singapore is the only ASEAN member states or even one country in the world that there are many people with different ethnicities; Chinese, Malay, Indian and other foreigners living together peacefully. This combination makes varieties of delicious local foods that can even be rivaled with any other ASEAN member state. Let’s have a look of the list of food that you should not miss. - Bak-kut-teh Bak-kut-teh is one of the superb foods of Singapore. It is influenced from China and Malaysia and it tastes like the ones that are sold in the southern of Thailand. However, Singaporean Bak-kut-teh is…

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Visit Phonsavan, Land Of Meadows And Hill Forests At Laos

Visit Phonsavan, land of meadows and hill forests at Laos

  Phonsavan is the capital city of Xiangkhoang Province, located at the North East of Laos. Its name means “hills of paradise” and it is also known as “SwitzerLaos” and “New ZeaLaos”. Its terrain is full of plateaus, meadows forest and hills. The climate is cold throughout the year. On both sided of the roads, there are winter plants such as lotus fields, Christmas Star and fir all over the hills. Talking about culture, Phonsavan has various combinations of Laos, Vietnamese and Chinese since it is connected to them. There are many natural and cultural tourist attractions such as views…

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