Temple of the Tooth – Sri Lanka’s Most Sacred Buddhist Site

Sri Lanka has a wide range of ancient and renowned Buddhist sites, but out of all of them, the Temple of the Tooth is widely considered as being the most sacred and for good reason too. History of the Temple As far as the temple, Sri Dalada Maligawa, and its various buildings are concerned they…

The Floating Mosque of Jeddah – An Architectural and Cultural Beauty

There are many floating mosques found throughout the world ranging from the Middle-East to Malaysia, but the Masjid al Rahma in Jeddah is one of the most captivating examples.     Background to the Mosque The mosque has been built on a sturdy platform of stilts that are generally concealed beneath the water, which gives…

Degaldoruwa Raja Maha Viharaya – The cave temple in Kandy

This is a Buddhist temple of historic value and one of the few ancient structures sculptured from rock. The temple is famous for its Kandyan era frescos. Location     The temple is located in Amunugama, Kandy Sri Lanka. This is only a maximum 28-minute drive away from the Kandy city, thus is easily accessible…

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…