Monumen Nasional – Jakarta

Monumen Nasional The way it’s called in Indonesian language is Monumen Nasional, but its shortcut name is simply Monas. In English it’s obviously The National Monument of Jakarta. The monument is a 132 meter high tower located in the centre of Merdeka Square, central Jakarta. The construction started in 1961 …

Kulen Mountain National Park

Kulen Mountain National Park This place is also called Phnom Koulen and Phnum Kulen in Khmer language. The name indicates something that can be found in someone’s imagination. In reality there is no mountain whatsoever and therefore it’s a tricky name. That it even is a supposed part of a …

Shwedagon Pagoda – Yangon

Shwedagon Pagoda The Shwedagon Pagoda is the largest Buddhist temple of Myanmar. The main stupa is completely covered in gold. The official name is Shwedagon Zedi Daw. Other names are the Great Dagon Pagoda and the Golden Pagoda. The pagoda has a height of 105m, located on Singuttara Hill in …