Tag: UNESCO

Ayutthaya – Real Life Temple Run!

Ayutthaya – Real Life Temple Run!

I have always had this attachment towards ancient temples and ruins. There is just something so charming, otherworldly and endearing about them. I cannot explain the appeal of ancient structures. Perhaps it is the knowledge that generations of people have made these temples their homes […]

I Left My Heart in Yogyakarta

I Left My Heart in Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta has truly captured my heart. The culture, the sights, the music, the food and the people are just incredible. Here are more of the photos taken during my trip to a Javanese jewel called Yogyakarta.

Falling in Love with Prambanan

Falling in Love with Prambanan

Finally seeing Prambanan was like a rollercoaster ride for me. For lack of a better description, I felt giddy. I felt like a teenager who was looking at a boy she really liked and secretly wished to be with. Yes, it is kind of embarrassing but that was how it made me feel. I had knots in my stomach and I was just in awe. I have simply fallen in love with this place. And like a forlorn lover who cannot and wish not to be parted with her mate, I will keep coming back to this place.

For those who are not very familiar with the temple grounds, Prambanan is located in Yogyakarta, once Indonesia’s capital city. The complex consists of 240 temples which illustrate the epic tale of Ramayana. The temple grounds were built in the 10th century and are dedicated to the three Hindu gods; Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu, as well as the animals who served them.

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My UNESCO World Heritage Sites Bucket List

My UNESCO World Heritage Sites Bucket List

My UNESCO World Heritage Sites Bucket List Before we go to my bucket list of UNESCO world heritage sites, let me first define what a UNESCO world heritage site list is. Heritage is defined as a legacy from the past and for a place to […]