The Collapsed Pagoda of Chiang Mai & the other wonders of Wat Chedi Luang

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Here is a small task for you before we begin our virtual tour today. Google up Chiang Mai and check the images. 99% you will come across a collapsed pagoda. If any of your friends have sent you a gift … Continued

The Abandoned Phra Nakhon Khiri Palace (Khao Wang) in Phetchaburi

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If the Phetchaburi Khao Luang Caves were not mysterious enough for you, I have yet another intriguing destination to visit. Just 2 hours from Bangkok and close to the caves, lies the abandoned summer palace of the Thai Kings. It … Continued

Treasures of the Khao Luang Cave in Phetchaburi

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” Descending down into the cave, I braced myself for the expected darkness. Only to be pleasantly surprised to be enveloped by the spiritual glow of the Golden Buddhas that lit up the entire cave”. Thus began the treasure hunt … Continued

Crafty Parasols at the Bo Sang Umbrella Center, Chiang Mai Handicraft Village

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Don’t the Thai women look like dolls with those colorful Thai umbrellas? I personally think it is the Umbrellas that enhance their looks. In fact, I think these Chiang Mai Umbrellas brighten up every corner they occupy. The pretty Parasols … Continued

Chimi Lhakhang – Tales of the Fertility Temple in Bhutan

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Bhutan can be quite a scandalous place! It is possibly, the only place where Phalluses are worn as charms! I swear! They are! And if you find this first line shocking, well, then a quick alert before you proceed to … Continued

5 reasons why I loved Dochula Pass in Bhutan

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The dictionary meaning of “Mountain Passes” is essentially a connecting bridge between two ranges or valleys. In reality, these are known for being more than just natural bridges. For instance, Khardung La is famed for being the highest motorable pass … Continued

Bhutan Travel Guide: Your Handbook of Travel Tips

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Kuzo Dzangpo La! Hello from the Land of Happiness – Bhutan. With its gorgeous valleys, calming monasteries, bright colors and truly delightful people – it is not surprising to find Bhutan on almost everyone’s bucket list – even the ones who have … Continued

Phobjikha Valley: Silence of the Black Mountains of Bhutan

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Have you ever experienced the silence of a land – when the only sounds that you hear are fluttering prayer flags, call of the birds, the tinkle of the prayer bells and the soothing calm of gushing water? A silence … Continued

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