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Borobudur is a ninth-century Mahayana Buddhist monument in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The monument comprises six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. A main dome, located at the center of the top platform, is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues seated inside perforated stupa.
The monument is both a shrine to the Lord Buddha and a place for Buddhist pilgrimage. The journey for pilgrims begins at the base of the monument and follows a path circumambulating the monument while ascending to the top through the three levels of Buddhist cosmology, namely Kāmadhātu (the world of desire), Rupadhatu (the world of forms) and Arupadhatu (the world of formlessness). During the journey the monument guides the pilgrims through a system of stairways and corridors with 1,460 narrative relief panels on the wall and the balustrades.
Evidence suggests Borobudur was abandoned following the fourteenth century decline of Buddhist and Hindu kingdoms in Java, and the Javanese conversion to Islam. Worldwide knowledge of its existence was sparked in 1814 by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, the then British ruler of Java, who was advised of its location by native Indonesians. Borobudur has since been preserved through several restorations. The largest restoration project was undertaken between 1975 and 1982 by the Indonesian government and UNESCO, following which the monument was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Borobudur is still used for pilgrimage; once a year Buddhists in Indonesia celebrate Vesak at the monument, and Borobudur is Indonesia's single most visited tourist attraction.
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we booked on-line for today’s activities (mount cycling and water rafting inc. hotel transfer) for USD58/person (RM197). The starting point for cycling is quite far from Kuta Beach (almost 2-hour journey), going deeper into smaller village. On the way, stop a while, taking photos of volcanic Mt. Batur and its lake and also stop at Local coffee shop trying their coffee (not liking it). We were cycling passing Balinese village with very unique houses. Then, we heading towards Telaga Waja River located approximately 8 kms from Klungkung regency and about 51kms from Denpasar for White Water Rafting. For the rafting, i give 2 out of 5 stars. Not as what i expected. Padas River water rafting in Malaysia is far more adventure and exciting. After rafting, they searved buffet lunch which i in doubt to eat. With empty stomach, we continue our journey back to McDonald nearby our hotel. After filling up, after energy rise from 5% to 85%, walk along Kuta beach watching the exotic mallvellous sunset.
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Sanur Beach Hotel at Denpasar city, Bali, has private beach, you can relax undisturbed by public, and popular for tourist who has more money to spend. The swimming pool is quite good and clean, so you can swim freely as long as you like.
Friday, May 15, 2009
The Taj Mahal, is a mausoleum located in Agra, India, built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
The Taj Mahal (also "the Taj") is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Ottoman, Indian, and Islamic architectural styles. In 1983, the Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was cited as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage."
While the white domed marble mausoleum is its most familiar component, the Taj Mahal is actually an integrated complex of structures. Building began around 1632 and was completed around 1653, and employed thousands of artisans and craftsmen. The Persian architect, Ustad Ahmad Lahauri is generally considered to be the principal designer of the Taj Mahal.By : Wikipedia.com
Galápagos Islands (Official name: Archipiélago de Colón; other Spanish names: Islas de Colón or Islas Galápagos) are an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed around the equator in the Pacific Ocean, 972 km west of continental Ecuador. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site: wildlife is its most notable feature.
The Galápagos Islands form the Galápagos Province of Ecuador and are part of the country's national park system. The principal language on the islands is Spanish. The islands have a population of around 40,000, which is a 40-fold expansion in 50 years.
The islands are geologically young and famed for their vast number of endemic species, which were studied by Charles Darwin during the voyage of the Beagle. His observations and collections contributed to the inception of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection.By : Wikipedia.com
Thursday, May 14, 2009
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Namcha Barwa was first accurately located in 1912 by British surveyors. The area saw little activity by outsiders between 1913 and the 1980s. In the 1980s, several Chinese teams made serious efforts on the peak, and scouted multiple routes, but did not succeed in reaching the summit.
In 1990 a joint Japanese-Chinese expedition reconnoitered the peak,and another joint expedition made an attempt in 1991, which reached 7460m but resulted in the death of one member, Hiroshi Onishi, in an avalanche. The following year, a third Japanese-Chinese expedition succeeded in reaching the summit. They established Base Camp on September 14, and reached the summit on October 30, after placing six camps. Their route followed the South Ridge, over the intermediate Naipun Peak. Eleven members of the expedition reached the summit, all but the expedition co-leader, Tsuneo Shigehiro.The Himalayan Index lists no other ascents of this peak.
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Baiyun Mountain belongs to the first provincial scenic spots approved by Guangdong Provincial Government. ‘Cloud appears everywhere on famous mountains, but here (the) White Cloud monopolizes the beauty of spring’ best portrays the Baiyun Mountain scenic spot. Baiyun Mountain was already a famous scenic spot in Guangzhou in history. One can view the whole city proper from the height of the mountain. Renowned poets and scholars of past dynasties, such as Sushi, Yang Wanli, Wang Shizhen and others once came here and left poems and words after the visit. Baiyun Mountain is a bit rectangular, measuring 7 km from south to north, and 4 km from east to west, aged around 400 million years, one of the oldest mountains in Guangdong. It has gorgeous scenery and abundant historical relics. Among the past and present Eight Sights of Guangzhou, besides ‘Wind Soughing in the Pines on Baiyun Mountain’, there are ‘Pujian Spring’, ‘Looking afar in the evening from Baiyun Mountain’, ‘The Returned Monk at Jingtai’, ‘the Splendid Mountain of Cloud’, etc., which depict all the beautiful scenery of Baiyun Mountain.
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