Temple of Literature, Hanoi

What was next on our itinerary after visiting the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum? It was a trip to yet another one of Hanoi’s most iconic and most visited attractions: the Temple of Literature (Văn Miếu). Built in the year 1070 by the Emperor Ly Thanh Tong, the Temple of Literature is dedicated to Confucius, as well […]

Taman Ujung Water Palace

We obviously can’t get enough of Bali’s beautiful water palaces! After strolling around the Tirta Gangga Water Palace, our driver / guide Made drove us to another gorgeous water garden in Karangasem — Taman Ujung Water Palace, also known as “Taman Sukasada Ujung.” Two water palaces in one day seems monotonous but because both places were […]

Tanah Lot Temple, Bali

On our 8th day in Bali, you’d think that we’ve already seen everything there is to see in the island. We’ve visited 5 temples already since we arrived. Five! Did we really need to see another temple? Yes, we did! When in Bali, no matter how many times you’ve temple-hopped already, you must make time for […]

Taman Ayun Temple, Bali

When you find a temple with a name that translates to “beautiful garden,” you know you have got to check it out for yourself! A little history: the Taman Ayun Temple, also known as “the Royal Temple of Mengwi” is an important landmark in the Mengwi district in the Badung Regency of Bali. Built in 1634 on […]

Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, Bali

Breathtaking. Words will not be enough to paint an accurate picture of the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, but that word — breathtaking — might be the most accurate word for it. The amazing scenery at this marvelous water temple made my heart stop and my jaw drop, and — to a great degree — took my breath […]

Tirta Empul Temple, Bali

After hibernating in our hotel for 4 days, it was time to finally go out and explore the beauty of Bali. If there is one thing that Bali is famous for, it’s their temples. Bali has an affluence of interesting and marvelous temples that it’s impossible to see all of them in less than two weeks. […]

Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple

There are two temples in Bali that go by the name of “Gunung Kawi.” The first one, and also the one more frequented by tourists, is the Pura Gunung Kawi located in the area of Tampaksiring. The second one is Gunung Kawi Sebatu which lies in the Sebatu Village in Tegallalang, Gianyar, approximately 30 minutes […]

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