Chanthaburi City Pillar Shrine – Honouring a Guardian Deity

Chanthaburi is a province in eastern Thailand bordering Cambodia. The literal meaning of Chanthaburi is ‘Lady Chan who wears a pan on her head’. The southern part of Chanthaburi lies on the shore of the Gulf of Thailand and the hinterland is mountainous with cascading waterfalls. The capital city is also called Chanthaburi and has…

Kandy, The Hill Capital – Exploring a Mountain Citadel

Be it rail or road, the journey to Kandy is certainly an enthralling one. About a three and a half hour drive away from the commercial capital, Colombo, this ancient city is set amidst awe-inspiring mountain ranges and it is not hard to see why this once mighty citadel is the hill capital of Sri…

Temple of the Tooth in Kandy Sri Lanka -A Truly Magnificent Site

Sri Lanka, the so-called Pearl of the Indian Ocean, is a country that’s been predominantly Buddhist for thousands of years. Due to this reason, there are many spectacular ancient Buddhist sites scattered across the country and each is a wonderful representation of Sri Lanka’s impressive architecture, culture, skill, and devotion. Of the many you find…

Rawai Village – Explore Tribal Phuket in Scenic Village of Sea Gypsies

Off the beaten path and often missed by the beach loving masses who visit Phuket for its pristine beaches and little else, Rawai Village remains one of the island’s top cultural hotspots. An engaging tour option for visitors based in one Phuket luxury resort or another, tourists staying with nearby accommodation providers, whether it’s COMO…

The Colombo Lighthouse – A Beacon of Light in the City

Colombo, Sri Lanka’s commercial capital is a city that is quite unique in nature. From the bustling markets like Pettah to the beautiful gardens of Viharamahadevi and Independence Square; high-end shopping precincts like The Dutch Hospital and historical monuments that are well worth a visit, the city has much to offer. In regard to the…