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Posts Tagged ‘Buddhist temple’

Mynatour Ecotourism Contest Winner Recalls His Trip to Laos

  • Mario Difra with Jenna Makowski
  • 1 November 2012

When Italy native Mario Difra packed his bags and hopped on a plane to southern Laos – his third-place prize in the Mynatour Ecotourism Contest – he knew he was diving into a great adventure, all made possible by Teamworkz and whl.travel. On his seven-day journey on the waters of the Mekong River and through the treetops of the Champasak jungles, however, Difra recorded a parallel journey that takes travellers into the heart of local Lao life.

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Yunnan Ecotourism: A Short Hike to Explore the Fascinating Sights Beyond Lijiang City, China

  • Lily Zhang
  • 30 October 2012

It’s been a long time since I’ve been outside the city of Lijiang (Yunnan, China) due to my work schedule. Wenhai village, where the local people still adhere to traditional culture and lifestyle, is located northwest of Lijiang city at the foot of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (Mount Satseto), the highest mountain in Lijiang.

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Video Spotlight: 5 Days in Tibet

  • Jakub Riziky
  • 24 August 2012

Tibet is the mythical country of the world’s highest plateau, a dream destination of many travellers. 5 Days in Tibet by James Spradlin takes you through its capital city of Lhasa, mountains, lakes and Buddhist temples to reveal beauty and serenity, but also the everyday reality of the place. This video is more than merely pretty imagery of an exotic place. It transfers emotions, hints at stories, makes your mind wander.

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The Inside Word… on Phnom Penh, Cambodia

  • Cindy Fan
  • 23 January 2012

Phnom Penh demands your attention from the moment you arrive. Vibrant, exciting and utterly unpredictable are just a few words to describe Cambodia’s capital. It’s a city of stark contrasts: slick SUVs share the road with old-world cyclos; visitors can relax in a posh cafe and think they are in Paris, or join the locals at a pop-up stall selling fried noodles.

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whl.travel Welcomes Travellers to the Mystical Culture and Highlands of Tibet

  • whl travel
  • 28 October 2011

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND CHINESE. Perched on the roof of the world is the astounding region of Tibet, one of those lands that most people only dream of visiting. whl.travel has partnered with Tibet Travel Professionals, which has been organising complete Tibet travel packages for foreign visitors since 2005, to ensure a memorable and hassle-free trip to this ancient realm.

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Top Five Things to Do in Lijiang, China

  • Lily Zhang
  • 15 July 2011

Lijiang, China, is a charming city in the heart of Yunnan province, a region notable for its ethnic minorities. Lily Zhang, a local Naxi woman who grew up in a beautiful Naxi village about 15 kilometres from Lijiang City, is the whl.travel local connection in Lijiang. As a Lijiang local, Lily shares the top 5 things to do in Lijiang while on a Lijiang holiday.

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The Inside Word on… Luang Prabang, Laos

  • Tamarind
  • 1 July 2011

Luang Prabang, the focus of this month’s Inside Word, was once the royal capital of ‘The Kingdom of a Million Elephants,’ retains the beauty of its regal and French colonial past. Well-preserved buildings and a plethora of glittering Buddhist temples nestle at the confluence of two picturesque rivers and against a backdrop of densely forested mountains.

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Photo of the Week: Making of the Prayer Wheel, Sikkim, India

  • Yogita Ranapaheli (photo and text)
  • 12 June 2011

One of the main features of Buddhist monasteries in Sikkim is the prayer wheel, found in lines on monastery premises. Pilgrims turn these wheels, for it is believed that a prayer is released with every rotation of the wheel. The picture here is of one such wheel in the making. The artist is painting the prayer ‘om mani padme hum’ on it, which is a very popular Buddhist mantra said to increase the effect of a prayer.

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The Holy City of Varanasi, India: whl.travel’s Newest Destination

  • whl.travel
  • 13 April 2011

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND HINDI. India’s ancient and spiritual city of Varanasi, also known as Benares, is located at the heart of the Ganges Valley. Believed to have been founded by the Hindu deity Lord Shiva around 5,000 years ago (making it one of the oldest cities in the world), Varanasi is regarded as holy to Jains and Buddhists, and perhaps the most important pilgrimage site for Hindus, who visit it from all over the world. Now you can book Varanasi hotels and tours through whl.travel.

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Majestic and Mountainous Sikkim is Now a whl.travel Destination

  • whl.travel
  • 10 March 2011

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND NEPALI. At the northeastern edge of the great nation of India is Sikkim, a tiny state draped across a section of the mighty Himalaya. Like the three countries with which it shares borders – Tibet, Bhutan and Nepal – Sikkim is notable for pristine mountain beauty. Its majestic landscapes, peaceful atmosphere and enormous biodiversity also make it one of the most promising destinations in India for anyone in search of the road less travelled.

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