Korea : Yakchunsa Temple, Jeju-do

14 April 2014, 12:08 PM UTC+9 Next stop, Yakchunsa Temple. A very beautiful temple and well maintained. The entrance is surrounded by tangerine trees but, most fruits are beyond arm’s reach. I guess everyone’s had their pick. Well decorated and colorful. Stairways to heaven. As you ascend to the temple level, you will be welcomed…

Penang : Kek Lok Si Temple

This is the largest Buddhist temple in South East Asia. Construction of Kek Lok Si started in 1890 and thru the years have seen mass commercialization take place at every level of the temple complex. You may drive up to the temple but some may decide to walk from the market of Air Itam. The…

Thailand : Wat Pho, Bangkok. 12 Nov 2012

Wat Pho Just next to the Grand Palace, you walk south and will be greeted by Wat Pho. It is also know as the Temple of The Reclining Buddha. Its official name is Wat Phra Chettuphon Wimon Mangkhlaram Ratchaworamahawihan. Okay, I will stick to Wat Pho. For 100 baht entrance fee, you get a free bottle…

Thailand : Wat Arun, Bangkok. 12 Nov 2012

Wat Arun Wat Arun, known as the Temple of Dawn is actually best seen in the even at sunset. Named for Aruna, the God of Dawn, stare from the east side of Chao Phraya as the sun sets casting beautiful colors. Unfortunately, the weather for this trip did no favors. Wat Arun is directly across…

Thailand : Big Buddha, Phuket

Situated on top of the hill, this Buddha is said to have an entire view of Phuket from Nakkerd Hills. This Buddha was still under construction when I visited. Sitting tall at 45 meters, you can see this Buddha from many parts of the island. Just look to the hills and you can spot it. There are, in fact,…