Bangkok – The City of Three Worlds

When you arrive in Bangkok, you seem to have reached the three worlds of Buddhist cosmology. The world of materialism is the first you see, followed by a simple world, freed from the basic desires of the former and ending with the immaterial world, closer to Nirvana. These three realms or planes of existence are called Trailokya and represent a post mortem universe. But the universe of Bangkok is full…

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Colombo – A city of Chaos and Tranquility

Anyone who visits Sri Lanka will not go too far in the urban areas but will rush to reach the island's soul. Wildlife, with its endemic flora and fauna, attracts visitors in particular. With a few exceptions – Kandy, the last capital of the Sinhalese Kingdom and Galle, with its ancient Dutch Fort – the cities are often avoided or hurriedly visited by tourists. Colombo, the country’s capital and the…

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Sri Lanka – An Unspoiled Island Jungle

The old saying, strong essences are kept in small bottles, perfectly describes the small island country, Sri Lanka. Although many tourists visit the country just to enjoy a sunny escape during winter, Sri Lanka is more than a tropical island with pristine beaches. It is one of the best places for admiring the wildlife of Asia, with over 20 natural reserves and protected areas. Its flora and fauna is very…

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Kyoto – The Golden City of Japan

Kyoto, meaning Capital, was founded by Korean immigrants before becoming the capital of Japan in 794. In the 8th century, due to the growing influence and ambition of the Nara Buddhist leaders, which threatened the stability of the regime, Emperor Kammu decided to move the capital from Nara to Nagaoka, and then from Nagaoka to Kyoto. The city remained Japan's main administrative centre for over 1,000 years until 1868, when…

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