Bhaktapur Durbar Square near Kathmandu

Bhaktapur is a must-see if you visit Nepal. The capital city of the former Bhaktapur Kingdom is located 13 km east of Kathmandu at 1400 meters altitude, which is nearly the same altitude as Kathmandu. It is an ancient kingdom village where the old architecture is kept alive. This old …

Swayambhunath (Monkey temple) – Kathmandu

One of the many must see places to visit in Kathmandu valley is definitely Swayambhunath, or as it’s also called: Swayambhu, Swoyambhunath and Monkey Temple. Nath means temple in Nepalese language. That’s why many famous sightseeing place names end with Nath. Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath. The nickname Monkey Temple is …

Buddha Park (Xieng Khuan) near Vientiane

Buddha Park location The Buddha park, which has the local name Xieng Khuan, is located out of the capital of Laos, Vientiane. The distance from the center of Vientiane to the Buddha park is around 25 km. It’s actually closer to the border crossing with Thailand than to Vientiane itself. …

Pashupatinath Temple & cremation place

Pashupatinath When you visit Nepal, it’s a must to visit Pashupatinath. As this is a UNESCO world heritage site and this place is the holiest for Hindus of Nepal as well as for many Indians. Nowadays the entrance fee is 1000 rupees, nearly $10. Is it worth it? If you …

World Peace Pagoda – Pokhara

When you are in Pokhara for a visit or after your trekking through the Himalayas, there are plenty of things to do and see. There is adventure with a zip flyer and paragliding and there are temples, caves and lakes with boating possibility. You can read about that in other …

National Mosque (Masjid Negara) – KL

Mosque As Malaysia is an Islamic country, it has a National Mosque. The location of the Mosque is at Jalan Perdana. Around the corner of the Bird Park and the Planetarium Negara at one side and the old railway station at the other side, opposite. Even as non-Muslim you can …

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – south Vietnam

Saigon Saigon is the biggest city of Vietnam, although it’s not the capital. The numbers are somewhere around 3,4 million people living in the inner city and 10 million including surrounding areas. The weather in Saigon can be from real hot, around 40 degrees in summer, to very wet during …