Meiji Shrine -A Spiritual Getaway in the Heart of the City

Tokyo is dazzling city with many mega shopping malls, streets lined with neon lights and exciting tourist attractions. Once you’ve explored all the exciting attractions, take some time off to visit the Meiji Shrine and unwind amidst perfect serenity. Where? You won’t need to stray far away from the city, because the Meiji Shrine is…

The Old Dutch Fort – A Walk Through History

The Dutch Fort of Negombo is one of the lesser known forts in the country that was originally built by the Portuguese and later fortified by the Dutch after their invasion. Where is it? The Dutch Fort of Negombo is located between the inlet of the sea and the lagoon in Negombo, Sri Lanka, which…

Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral – An Iconic Landmark of Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City is a beautiful South-Asian metropolis and if you ask anyone for the city’s most iconic landmark they’d either say the Ben Thanh Market or the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon.   Brief History After the French conquered Cochinchina and Saigon they began to establish communities as well as religious services for…

The Big Buddha – Watchful eye gaze over Phuket

A gleaming, immaculate Big Buddha statue overlooks the city of Phuket. Also known as Phra Phutta Ming Mongkol Akenakiri, the statue is perched on the summit of Mount Nagakerd. Stats The statue measures to a width of 25.5 m and 45 m in height. The concrete structure is decorated with white jade marble from Burma….

Huangyaguan Great Wall – The Not-As-Great Wall of China

The Huangyaguan Pass as it is commonly referred to is situated in the Tianjin province of China and is one of the district’s most popular tourist attractions.   Background The Huangyaguan Pass was first built by the Northern Qi Dynasty which existed around 1400 years ago. Later on, the wall was extensively repaired by the…