The Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya – Holy City of Buddhism

Not only pilgrims from India but pilgrims from across the world arrive at Bodhgaya annually. It is one of the holiest sites for Buddhists across the world. The main relic in the temple is that of a distant descendant of a Bo tree under which Lord Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment. Bodhgaya hotels…

Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai – The Temple of the Great Stupa

Wat Chedi Luang is a rather different Wat in Thailand, as it was solely constructed to house the remains of Ku Na, the father of King Saen Muang Ma – 8th ruler of the Mengrai dynasty. History Wat Chedi Luang was built in 1391 during the reign of King Saen Muang Ma. In 1468, the…

Demodara Nine Arch Bridge – The Bridge in the Sky

Up, up away in the central highlands of Sri Lanka, are nine arches of pure splendour. What are they? They are nine arches of solid rocks that together make up the impressive Demodara Nine Arch Bridge. Where exactly is it? It’s located in the little village of Gotuwala in Ella, a charming town situated about…

Shenyang Imperial Palace – The Mukden Palace of the Qing Dynasty

The Shenyang Imperial Palace located on Shenyang Road in Shenyang City is known to be the only royal palace that’s located outside the Forbidden City in Beijing. The palace was constructed in 1625 by Nurhachi; a founding emperor of the Qing Dynasty and finished in 1636 by his son Huangtaiji. The palace covers an area…