Wat Suthat in Bangkok Thailand -A deep insight into Buddhism

Wat Suthat is one of the top ten old Royal Buddhist temples in Thailand Bangkok. It’s best known for its 21.15-metre tall massive swing found at its entrance.

Bronze Buddha Image

Bronze Buddha Image

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The Giant Swing dates back to 1784 and was made by an ancient King named Rama to protect the 13th-century bronze Image of the Buddha. The swing was recrafted in 2004.

Chapel

Chapel

Img by: Mattana via :Wikipedia

Readily identified by the huge red swing which can be seen at its entranceway, this temple also features a handsome chapel with a distinctive roof. You will also find exquisite teak wood panels and splendid murals at this remarkable temple.

Images of the Buddha

 

 

In addition to the Giant Swing, the outer walls have one hundred and fifty-six images of the Buddha topped with complex carvings at its entry gates. As you explore these fascinating temples a fine choice of accommodation would be a Sathon hotel the likes of Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok.

Frescoes
The frescoes in the interior walls depict the previous reincarnations of the Buddha. The outer walls are lined with Chinese sculptures in stone and eight levelled six sided Pagodas.

 

 

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Yangon Zoological Garden in Myanmar -An exotic collection of Fauna and Flora

The Yangon Zoological Gardens in Myanmar is said to be one of the biggest next to the Nay Pyi Taw zoological gardens and has been around for a very long period of time.

Wide species
The zoo attracts over 2.2 million visitors each year because of the wide species of animals; 145 species of land animals with 8 endangered ones.

Fauna and Flora
Not only the fauna, it’s also the flora that provides an interesting spectacle to visitors and serves as an additional attraction. The zoo had over 15,000 pieces of Flora in 2000. If you are visiting the Yangon Zoological Garden, make sure to book a nearby Yangon hotel the likes of Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon.

Attractions
This park consists of a natural history museum, an amusement park, and an aquarium. Till 2011 the zoo was run by the Department of Forests and is currently managed by a private company.

Land extent

The zoo has been established in an extent of land spanning 42 acres, close to the Royal Kandawgyi Lake.

 

 

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Places to visit on Sri Lanka’s South Coast – Discover the treasures along the beach.

MosvoldWeligama

MosvoldWeligama | Img. Source: Mosvold Hotels

The south coast of Sri Lanka is home to a variety of towns with colonial architecture and glorious stretches of sandy beaches. The pristine glory of the south coast makes it a major tourist destination of the island.

Here are the best places to visit along the south coast of Sri Lanka.

 

Galle City
With the turquoise blue ocean and majestic colonial landmarks such as the Galle Fort and the Dutch Hospital, Galle is a tropical wonderland. The Galle beach is also famous for various water sports such as snorkeling. Visitors may seek accommodation in any of the boutique hotels in Sri Lanka located in the Galle coast. Further hotel chains such as Mosvold Hotels have launched hotels and family villas in surrounding areas such as Ahangama that are only a short drive away from the city.

 

Mirissa Beach
Mirissa beach is one of the best, picture perfect coasts of Sri Lanka. This is the ideal beach to sit back and observe the sunset. As of the recent past, Mirissa beach has developed a reputation for whale watching and apart from the many hotels and resorts in the area tour providers can be found on the beach at very reasonable prices.

 

Mulgirigala Temple
This is a beautiful cave temple complex, located 16 km towards the north from Tangalle. This is one of the oldest monuments on the island. The temple is located in 5 levels and visitors are required to ascend a stair way to reach them.

 

Yala National Park
Being one of the island’s 22 national parks, this is the most popular. The park has an amazing collection of wildlife including a massive herd of elephants, a significant population of bears and leopards and a collection of beautiful birds, including various migratory species.

 

 

Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+