Chiang Mai, Rose of the north

“I’m not going to make it to the top without slipping and feeling breathless,” my chum, Jos, said while we were hiking up to the temple, Wat Doi Suthep. It took almost 2 hours to get up there and having the mosquitoes buzzing around was not helping. In addition, there were another 309 steps leading up to the temple when…

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Visakhapatnam, undiscovered rare Buddhist sites

The Bavikonda Buddhist Monastery is an old and sacred site in the Indian subcontinent. The name of the place refers to the numerous wells that can be found all around the area. The complex is spread over a large area, consisting of a few hills where you can find quite a few stupas. Different shrines, temples, galleries can also be…

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