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Travel Photo of the Week 7AUG12 Guardian Lions in Singapore

This week’s Travel Photo of the Week takes us to Singapore’s Tan Si Chong Su Temple to see the guardian lions. Guardian lions or as they are known by their Chinese name shíshī meaning stone lion, are a common architectural … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 13Jan12 Bali, Indonesia

Padma, the sacred lotus, is a native to tropical Asia and Queensland Australia and the subject of this week’s Travel Photo. Commonly found in water gardens, they are also commercially grown in farms as a food source as well as … Continue reading

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Travel Photo Of The Week 30Sept11 Singapore

  This week’s Travel Photo of the Week is the flower of the cannonball tree in Singapore. This highly perfumed flower if pollinated will become a large round fruit and it takes little imagination to figure out why it’s called … Continue reading

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Why Do Images Of Buddha Look Different?

  Have you ever wondered why sometimes statues of Buddha are thin and serious looking and other times he is quite round and jovial? Think of the statues in your local Chinese restaurant and then your local Thai restaurant, they … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 2July11 Cambodia

This week’s Travel Photo of the Week takes us inside the Gallery of One Thousand Buddhas in Angkor Wat in the Kingdom of Cambodia. Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious structure was originally built as a Hindu temple, home to … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 6May11 Nepal

Namaste and welcome to this week’s Travel Photo of the Week as we travel to the sacred Kathmandu valley of Nepal. These spinning prayer wheels were photographed in the Buddhist Temple of Swayambhunath or as referred to by tongue-tied tourists, … Continue reading

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Meeting a Monk in Cambodia

Cambodia was a truly amazing destination, filled with lots of great memories. The Khmer people were warm and welcoming, the ruins and temples, awe inspiring, and the floating village on Tonle’ Sap lake, an insight into a unique culture and … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 22April11 Hong Kong

This week”s Travel Photo of the Week takes us to Lantau Island, Hong Kong to visit Tian Tan Buddha. The statue is a model of the Altar of Heaven or Earthly Mount of Tian Tan, the Temple of Heaven in … Continue reading

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