Asia

Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, Japan by Flickr user stephenchipp

Shibuya is an area best known for its fashion, stores and vibrant nightlife. It is one of the most popular destinations in Tokyo for young people looking to go out and shop or meet up for food and drinks. Shibuya also happens to be famous for its scramble crossing intersection outside Shibuya Station, where all […]

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Temples of Bagan in Burma by Flickr user edbrambley

Bagan was once the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Pagan. The kingdom reached its peak during the 11th and 13th centuries, when more than 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were built on the plains of Bagan alone. Today, over 2,200 of those temples and pagodas still remain standing. The journey is not an […]

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Hong Kong Skyline From Victoria Peak by flickr user joxur223

Victoria Peak is a mountain located on the western side of Hong Kong island. At 552 meters, it is the highest peak on Hong Kong island. Victoria Peak is the best place to take in the view of they city skyline and harbour, either on a clear day or at night when skyscrapers are all lit […]

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Hoppers for Street food in Beijing - by Flickr user clara-maya

Wangfujing literally translates to ‘the Prince’s Mansion well’ and is a shopping area in Beijing that truly comes to life at night. The local residents of Beijing formerly called it Donhuamen Night Food Street. With about 100 food stalls consisting of foods that are true to Beijing culture, this market draws both locals and tourists […]

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Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia by Flickr user colbyotero

Ubud’s Monkey Forest is a place where monkeys roam free. The forest area is about 27 hectares and provides a lush greenery to enjoy a walk in the company of mischievous long-tailed macaques. The monkeys are not shy, so if you come bearing bananas, be prepared to have them climb all over you in search […]

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Kek Lok Si Buddhist Temple located in Air Itam, Penang, Malaysia is know as the "Temple Of Bliss" being the largest temple in Southeast Asia.

One of the most impressive Buddhist temples in all of South East Asia is located in predominantly Muslim Malaysia.  For those exploring Penang be sure to check out Kek Lok Si Buddhist Temple located in Air Itam, Malaysia.  Known as the ‘Temple of Supreme Bliss” it’s well known as the largest temple in all of Southeast […]

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The Grand Palace

No visit to Bangkok would be complete without a stop at the dazzling Grand Palace. The Grand Palace is a complex of buildings which include the former royal residence, state departments, and the Thai war ministry. The palace was built in 1782 and acted as the home of the Thai King for 150 years. Inside […]

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Rooftop Details

The largest of the five grand palaces scattered across Seoul, Gyeongbokgung means the Palace Greatly Blessed by Heaven. The walled palace complex includes royal residences, pavillions and gardens. It’s a great place to escape the fast pace of the city without leaving the downtown core. Flickr image by Audrey Bergner.

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