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Nehru Zoological Park – a foretaste of Indian wildlife in their natural habitat

Nehru Zoological Park – a foretaste of…

South Asia’s most teeming nation is a veritable fusion of attractive places, lush landscapes and an ancient culture steeped in history and rituals. Architectural masterpieces of historic dynasties dot various states. India’s rich heritage together with its flourishing bio diversity showcases the beauty of the country. The city of Hyderabad offe…
Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along the Captivating Kerala Backwaters

Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along t…

Often called the Asian equivalent of the American Bayou, the Kerala backwaters are an expansive network of intricate waterways that include five lakes, forty rivers and a host of canals that span half the length of its home state. Stretching across over 900km the labyrinth of lakes, rivers, inlets and creeks form a truly magnificent eco system and …
Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of wonders

Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of…

Positioned just a short drive away from the beautiful Whitley Bay, the impressive Blue Reef Aquarium is ideally located in the North East coastal city of Tynemouth. It is a great place to discover how life goes on under the ocean. The Blue Reef Aquarium is a modern aquarium showcasing marine life in a new and exciting way. It has been designed and …
Festivals in Maldives – Merriment in Male

Festivals in Maldives – Merriment in M…

  No one would think that the decorative specs on the Indian Ocean would on close scrutiny turn out to be such resplendent islands full of tourist attractions. However, that is precisely what the Maldives is like. It has over twenty six tiny atolls or islands, which are governed separately but are a cohesive part of Maldives. Most of the festi…
Medical Tourism – Dental Care & Dentists in Bohput

Medical Tourism – Dental Care …

The Thai island of Koh Samui might have garnered a reputation for its idyllic beaches and pristine oceans, but it is also gaining popularity for another feature that is quite unique; medical tourism! Offering reasonably priced and international standard medical care, Koh Samui and such coastal areas as Bohput are also known for their high standards…
Family Travel to Philippines

Family Travel to Philippines…

The multicultural nation of Philippines presents an ideal destination for a family holiday. The suitable areas for families visiting the country include Boracay Island, Central Visayas and the National Capital Region Cebu. You may visit the most popular beach in Boracay, known as the White Beach which is famed for its spectacular sunsets and pristi…

Wat Chalong and Phuket Temples – Symbols of the Thai Culture

Phuket, one of the island provinces of Thailand, is one of the hottest tourist destinations in the Southeast Asian region. Due to its splendid tropical climate, beautiful beaches and recreational attractions, Phuket is a wonderful location to spend a relaxing vacation, basking in the warmth and absorbing the beauty and tranquility of the island. Although there are many options for Phuket luxury accommodation, a five-star resort that is both popular and highly recommendable is Point Yamu by COMO, Phuket, Thailand.
Wat; the Thai word for Buddhist temple, is a word that you will hear quite often while in Thailand. This is because the revered wats in Thailand are not only major attractions, but they are also symbols of Thai culture. Given the fact that the majority of the Thai population is Buddhist, the wats of Thailand are deeply connected to the day-to-day life of the Thai people. The same is true of Phuket, as the island is home to many Buddhist temples which are ingrained in the island’s culture.
Of the many wats in Phuket, the most famous is Wat Chalong. Known for its stunning architecture and blissful spiritual ambiance, Wat Chalong is one of the most visited locations on Phuket, not just by locals but by tourists as well. With many revered statues, a stunning prayer chamber, and the awe-inspiring Grand Pagoda, Wat Chalong is without a doubt one of the best places to visit to understand Buddhism and its influence on Thai culture. Other Buddhist temples in Phuket include Wat Phra Thong; known for the legendary half buried Buddha statue, Wat Srisoonthorn; home of a grand 29m sleeping Buddha statue, and Wat Khao Rang; known for its stunning architecture and aesthetic structures and the inspiring golden Buddha image. These landmarks are among the most sacred and significant locations of Phuket, and thus are worth paying homage to.

Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers. Google+

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