Archive for February, 2011

  • Kanchipuram Temples

    Posted in India | February 17, 2011
    Kanchipuram has been described as the city of a thousand temples. The city is famous for both beautifully crafted silk sarees and its temples. The town is home to a diverse list of temples, and all of these are testimony to the architectural glory and the rich heritage of the Dravidians. The city of Kanchipuram was one of the epicenters with respect to education, religion, culture, textiles and others right since the 10th century AD. The city was occupied by rulers such as the empire of Vijayanagar, Pallavas and Cholas. All these empires and dynasties have left their mark in the culture as well as the architectural styles, which can be seen in the various Kanchipuram temples. Spiritualism is also rich in the city of Kanchipuram, and it is one  [...]
  • Nalanda University

    Posted in India | February 10, 2011
    Nalanda was one of the world’s most ancient universities. It was established in the 5 th century AD. It was a seat of learning located in India, about ninety kilometers to the south of Patna in the state of Bihar. It is located sixty two kilo meters from Bodhgaya. It is said that Lord Buddha had come to Nalanda for a good number of times when he was alive. Nalanda University was a famous learning place for Buddhists in the period between the 5 t h and 12 t h century. Nalanda was a fairly affluent town in the olden days, and had a good number of buildings in the complex. The ruins of the great Nalanda university has been dug up. The ruins spread a good deal of area, but are only part of what the university was. It is accepted by the majority  [...]
  • Angkor Wat Temple

    Posted in Cambodia | February 3, 2011
    If you find yourself fascinated by the magic of Cambodia, make sure that you visit the Angkor Wat Temple. This temple is one of the most beautiful structures in the country, and is housed in the Angkor Wat Complex, among many other top temples. The beauty and historical significance of the temple is so much that one wonders why it is not more famous. In fact, there is a saying by people in the know about the temple, had the temple been built anywhere else other than Cambodia, it would have been among the most popular and most visited monuments like the Taj Mahal or the Parthenon. I am not exaggerating when I make such statements. The beauty of the historical monument is one such that rivals the best, and stands on its own. The unique aspect  [...]
  • Halong Bay Cruise

    Posted in Vietnam | February 1, 2011
    One night was all it took. My wife and me, we were lucky enough to get the chance to have a nights cruise on Emotion cruise at the Halong Bay, and it blew us away. We reserved our Halong Bay cruise at the T U N Travel site at Hotels – in – Vietnam website, and received a quick reply and conformation. The service was prompt, so was the confirmation. We were picked up from our hotel right on time. It was a plush van that came to pick us up. The sixteen seater van had room for all of us in the group plus room to spare. The trip took close to three and a half hours. The drive was extremely scenic, through the verdant farmlands that seemed to stretch for miles on end at the Red River Delta. We were fortunate to observe typical village life  [...]