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The Wonders of Borobudur Temple

30 November 2012

Categories : Culture and Heritage

The Wonders of Borobudur Temple

Been there twice in a year! On my recent trip to Central Java, I visited Borobudur Temple in the early hours to catch the sunrise. Without many tourists around in the morning, the whole atmosphere was calm and surreal. I could count with my fingers how many times I really got up very early for sunrise photography. Such trips like this is worth sacrificing some sleep to catch the magical sunrise. Silhouette of the stupas during sunrise.  The morning...

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Tag : Borobudur, Understanding the Thousands of Relief Panels of Borobudur

Introducing Borobudur Temple

30 November 2012

Categories : Culture and Heritage

Introducing Borobudur Temple

  Borobudur temple is a Buddhist temple in central Java. It was built around the end of eighth century but it took three generations to finish it. During my two weeks trip in Indonesia, I had a chance to visit Borobudur temple at sunrise. World’s Largest Buddhist Temple By Guinness World Records, “The largest Buddhist temple in the world is Borobudur, near Yogyakarta, central Java, Indonesia, built between AD 750 and 842. The 60,000 m ( 2,118...

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Tag : Borobudur, Understanding the Thousands of Relief Panels of Borobudur

A trip to Komodo National Park

30 November 2012

Categories : Adventure - Hiking, Trekking, and Eco

A trip to Komodo National Park

Before my trip to Indonesia I had heard of the famous Komodo Island and the Komodo Dragons that lived there. I didn’t however realize that there was such a thing as Komodo National Park and that it occupied the “Komodo Islands” which consists of 3 big islands and several smaller ones in the area where Komodo dragons live and it is the only area in the world where they live in the wild. The islands are Komodo, Rinca, and Padar and on our two...

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Tag : Komodo National Park

The magnificent Borobudur Temple

30 November 2012

Categories : Travelings - Culture and Heritage - Sightseeing

The magnificent Borobudur Temple

High on a mountain in central Java, Borobudur Temple rises up towards the sky. In Buddhist belief, the closer you are to Heaven, the closer you are to the gods. And as you climb the steps of the temple, the jungle landscape of Indonesia revealing itself in every direction, you can understand how the people who built this masterpiece felt more connected to the ethereal than the earthly. Borobudur was built in the eighth and ninth centuries but, at some point in...

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Tag : Borobudur

The Mystic World of Orangutans

29 November 2012

Categories : Adventure - Travelings

The Mystic World of Orangutans

When I learnt that we had to overnight on a river boat in the jungle of Central Kalimantan, eight persons sharing one bathroom, that put up a bit of struggle in me. Voice inside: You are there to see the endangered orangutans that are only found in Borneo and Sumatra! Yeah, I saw those in the zoo - our beloved Ah Meng and her clan. And the rainforest is so hot, very humid and those blood sucking flies love me. Call me shallow. I survived (like a big deal) two days...

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Tag : Tanjung Puting National Park : Re-introducing Orang Utans to the Wild, Camp Leakey