Ancient Citadel of Sigiriya The Lion’s Rock in the Ancient Citadel of Sigiriya is easily Sri Lanka’s most iconic sight. Ruins of an ancient civilisation are in and around it, and those of a 5th century palace is on the flat-topped summit, 200 meters up. The climb of 1,202 steps to the very top could be tough for those with a serious fear of heights as some staircases are exposed, steep, and rickety, but it’s not impossible. Besides, it’s well […]
The Garden Café Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue In the day or at night, it is impossible to miss out on this imposing statue of Buddha which looms over Kandy. From afar, it adds to the picturesque scenery of the city, but there’s not much to it up close, all the more as it has no historical significance. Unless you’ve lots of time to spare, the 80-foot statue is best viewed from a distance. Devon Restaurant Kandy Market Hall Kandy’s local market […]
Having just experienced the organised chaos of Ho Chi Minh and mostly unthouched Luang Prabang earlier this year, Hoi An, for all its old-world charm, was a refreshing place to swing by in.
Wat Xieng Thong Wat Xieng Thong is a Buddhist temple known to be one of the main Lao monasteries. Like everything else in Luang Prabang, Wat Xieng Thong is modest in its features. I’m sure if I were Buddhist, I would’ve appreciated the temple more due to its religious importance, but it was hard to specially because there was virtually no English signage. Although it’s clean and well-maintained, it’s a tough sell compared to the other many temples in Indochina. […]
Mount Phousi Mount Phousi is a hill right smack in the centre of Luang Prabang’s old town. A religious site to locals, the hill is known for having the baddest views overlooking the offbeat city. Taking the deceptively long 328-step climb to the top only sets you back 20,000 LAK, so it’s pretty worth it if you’re a sucker for sunrises or sunsets. Just make sure to head up at least an hour before the feat so as to get […]
Malacca certainly isn’t for those who are looking to spend their holiday in shopping malls or boisterous nightclubs. Alternatively, it gives a change of pace to the daily grind and allows you to step back in time to appreciate the culture that had been transformed by its colonizers and refined by its settlers.