10,000 Buddhas Monastery, Hong Kong

The Monastery of Ten Thousand Buddhas in Shatin
The Monastery of Ten Thousand Buddhas in Sha Tin, Hong Kong. Are there really 10,000 Buddhas at this Monastery? Surely such a thing isn’t possible?” Well, I discovered it is possible. Here’s a little history lesson about the Monastery: Built in 1957 by Reverend Yuet Kai and his disciples, the Monastery of Ten Thousand Buddhas took eight years to complete. It took...

Tokyo Food Festival 2017 ふるさと祭り東京

The Tokyo Food Festival is an annual event where you can enjoy special foods from different regions of Japan, including Hokkaido, Okinawa, Nagoya, and Aomori. Choose from a wide range of cuisines such as Skewers, Sashimi, Seafood, Unagi Don (eel rice), Ramen, Desserts and Tempura. There will be many cultural performances, so that even in Tokyo, visitors can feel...

Japan’s Eshima Ohashi bridge looks more like a terrifying roller coaster

The Eshima Ohashi Bridge in Japan, which spans a mile across Lake Nakaumi linking the cities of Matsue and Sakaiminato, definitely looks more like a rollercoaster than a bridge. The two-lane concrete road bridge stretches just over 1 mile (1.7 km) long and has a width of 37.4 feet (11.4 meters), making it the largest rigid frame bridge in Japan and the third-largest in...

A Mini-Travel Guide to Bali, The Island of the Gods

Bali, an island province of Indonesia, is the essence of a tropical paradise, renowned for its traditional dance, music, artwork, and enviable beaches for surfing. From its volcanic mountains to rice paddies, Bali is a very spiritual place full of natural wonders. Here in Bali the majority of the citizens adhere to Balinese Hinduism, rich with thousands of years of...

Christmas in Japan

Christmas in Japan
Do you wonder what Christmas is like in Japan? December 25th is not a national holiday in Japan. Unless it is on the weekend, people work and go to school on that day. Christmas is mostly a commercial event there. The big corporations do the main decorating and illuminating of their buildings and the trees. The first recorded Christmas in Japan...

World’s tallest Christmas tree in Sri Lanka

The tree, intended to be 73 m (238 ft) tall in the capital Colombo. Making a Guinness World Record.  The tree's steel-and-wire frame is covered with a plastic net decorated with more than 1 million natural pine cones painted red, gold, green and silver, 600,000 LED bulbs and topped by a 6-meter (20-foot)-tall shining star. The tree costs $80,000 and...

Indigenous Cultures, Digital Tribes and Bananas in Space

  It is for us as mankind to walk over the rainbow, carrying in our hands the eternal flames of peace, love and hope. INDIGENOUS Called Tribal People, First People, Native People or Indigenous People. There are approximately 370 million Indigenous people in the world, belonging to 5,000 different groups, in 90 countries worldwide. Indigenous people live in every region of the world,...

The Mysterious Earthen Castles — Fujian Tulou

Fujian Tulou
Fujian's Tulou are unique, usually round, fort-like buildings, built with a mixture of clay and sandy soil. These rare buildings were designed by the circumspect Hakka minority as large fortresses and apartment buildings in one, and were inscribed by UNESCO as a cluster of World Cultural Heritage Sites in 2008. Because of their large, round shapes in clusters, tulou satellite...

Japan’s iconic Tsukiji seafood market has launched its first overseas venture in Hong Kong

Fish market
A Hong Kong version of Tokyo’s famous fish market opened at the Wan Chai Ferry Pier in November as both a welcome addition to the city’s gastronomic scene, and a major tourist attraction. Occupying an expansive 11,000 square feet space overlooking Victoria Harbour, the Hong Kong Tsukiji Yamataka Seafood Market provides fresh seafood flown in from Japan’s Tsukiji District...

The Sights and Sounds of Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei, situated at the center of the Taipei Basin is the political, economic, cultural and educational center of the province of Taiwan. Culture and tradition is very much alive and celebrated beneath the modern, vibrant city of Taipei. Treasure is held in Taipei’s National Palace Museum, which contains the world’s largest collection of Chinese artifacts. The city’s most celebrated monument is the museum dedicated to the former Chinese president, the...
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