Fortification of Bangkok
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Fortification of Bangkok

Tracking Bangkok’s Forts, City Walls and Moats Today Bangkok is a modern city with a few ancient temples, but on closer inspection one can find an unique series of defensive mechanism which one protected the ancient city. The defensive mechanism consisting of forts, defensive walls and moats, which were constructed over a period of several…

BANTEAY SAMRE – EXPLORING THIS UNDERRATED KHMER TEMPLE
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BANTEAY SAMRE – EXPLORING THIS UNDERRATED KHMER TEMPLE

Indrani Ghose Banteay Samre was one of those rare temples in Angkor where we were the only family touring it. This was on our way back from Banteay Srei. The tuk tuk driver of Siem Reap insisted we visit the Banteay Samre Temple and we are so glad we listened to him. One has to…

St. Petersburg Museums
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St. Petersburg Museums

One of the world’s most beautiful cities, Saint Petersburg is often referred to as an ‘open-air museum’, with so much artistry and history contained in its architecture alone. Of course, it also derives its reputation as an art and history lover’s paradise is a home of one the greatest museums in the world, the State…

SPECTACULAR PREAH KHAN TEMPLE, ANGKOR COMPLEX
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SPECTACULAR PREAH KHAN TEMPLE, ANGKOR COMPLEX

Sometimes I wish I was an archaeologist and at Angkor Thom in Siem Reap, the desire got a bit stronger. So much has been unearthed but I am sure there is much more that is hidden! We started our 3rd day with tour of Preah Khan Temple. There are 4 temples in Angkor Complex with…

Český Krumlov: beautifully surprising
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Český Krumlov: beautifully surprising

As Bohemian rhapsodies go, it was pretty simple, really: a man on a bridge over the Vltava River with a barrel organ, turning the handle so it spilled out a little Czech melody. It sounded like summer; but the air was so bitingly cold and clear, that you could still hear the tinkling melody from…