Doi Inthanon Twin Pagodas, Thailand

The highest mountain in Thailand, Doi Inthanon is a spectacular tourist destination and it is approximately 2 hours’ drive from Chiang Mai city. Along the main road to the summit of Doi Inthanon, there are two attractive royal pagodas known as Phra Mahathat Naphamethanidon meaning “by the strength of the land and air” and Phra…

Tanah Lot Temple, Indonesia

The stunning Tanah Lot Temple overlooking the Indian ocean not only provides tourists the spectacular view but there are ancient myths that are embraced by the locals. People believe that the relationship will end in disaster if you bring your lover to the Tanah Lot (Do you even believe that?) but it will not affect married…

Ulun Danu Bratan Temple, Indonesia

If you are planning for a trip to Bali, the impressive floating temple of Ulun Banu Bratan Temple is not to be missed. The temple is located in central Bali on the western side of Beratan Lake in Bedugul and is one of the most serene temples I have ever seen. The grounds of the temple…

Turtle Island, Indonesia

Looking for an educational place to visit in Bali especially for families with young children? The Turtle Island located at Tanjung Benoa which is a peninsula that well known for its water sports could be a destination to consider. However, it is important for me to highlight and share a few things with you before…

Bali Pulina, Indonesia

Looking for a relaxing place in Bali to enjoy a cup of most expensive coffee in the world? Bali Pulina Agro Tourism is the perfect destination that not only provide free Civet Coffee (known as Kopi Luwak in Indonesia) tasting but also allow tourist to witness the traditional process coffee making. Luwak Coffee is also known…

Mount Batur, Indonesia

The active volcano located on the island of Bali, Indonesia – Mount Batur is surrounded by breathtaking view. The weather was perfect during our visit and the restaurant that we had the buffet lunch provides good view of Mount Batur. Apart from the beautiful view, cooling temperature and the fresh air, the food served during lunch…

Karya Mas Gallery, Indonesia

Karya Mas Gallery is a place in Bali where you can find many unique hand made wood-carvings of various sizes from really small items like a jewelry box to huge items like tables, chairs and statues. I was impressed by the carving skills mastered by the Balinese men who were seated at the front of…

Pura Taman Ayun, Indonesia

Pura Taman Ayun (Beautiful Garden Temple) is situated near the village of Mengwi in the south of Bali. The temple itself is rather small but it has its own beauty and the gardens are well-kept. There are some nice water features including a large pond surrounding the temple but visitors are not allowed to enter the…

Sari Dewi Gold and Silver, Indonesia

In Bali, Sari Dewi Gold and Silver is probably the best place to shop for jewelry. Apart from the huge selection of jewelry from rings, earrings, bracelets, pendants, necklace to bangles, visitors are allowed to witness the jewelry making process by the locals. It was interesting to see how the intricate jewelry is made and I…

Uluwatu Temple in Bali, Indonesia

Beware of the monkeys! Apart from the breathtaking view of the cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean, the most memorable moments during my visit to Uluwatu Temple was witnessing the monkey snatching and breaking the glasses belong to a tourist. There were so many aggressive monkeys around and visitors are warned to beware of the monkeys…

Kobe Chinatown, Nankinmachi, Japan

Nankinmachi also known as Kobe Chinatown is located in central Kobe and is connected to Motomachi shopping street which is a covered shopping paradise with many shops and restaurants. It is located within walking distance from Motomachi Station and approximately 5 minutes’ walk from the south of the station. Nankinmachi was decorated with many red lanterns…

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Japan

One of the largest public aquariums in the world is not to be missed during your visit to Japan. Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is definitely one of the best and most impressive aquariums I have ever seen! The aquarium is huge with over 15 large tanks and has 8 floors altogether. Visitors will begin the tour…