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PRE-ISLAMIC CHRISTIAN SETTLEMENT ON SIR BANI YAS ISLAND – UNVEILING THE PAST

Posted By hasintha 298 days ago on Travel

http://www.wellknownplaces.com - The settlement seems to have remained until around 750AD, thereby continuing for at least a century after the arrival of Islam into the region. Once Islam continued to spread and thrive in the Gulf, this relatively smaller Christian community would have gradually declined. Evidence based on the excavation proves that the monastery was indeed abandoned strife-free.

WONG TAI SIN TEMPLE – WHERE WISHES COMES TRUE

Posted By hasintha 302 days ago on Travel

http://www.wellknownplaces.com - The Wong Tai Sin Temple is an eminent shrine and major tourist attraction in Kowloon. Dedicated to Wong Tai Sin, or the Great Immortal Wong, the Taoist temple is known for its fortune telling. Styled in a traditional Chinese temple fashion: it features grand red pillars, walls adorned with blue frescoes, yellow latticework, stunning multi-coloured carvings, and a brilliant golden roof.

MARINE LIFE IN THE MALDIVES – AN UNDERWATER PARADISE

Posted By hasintha 303 days ago on Travel

http://www.wellknownplaces.com - The Maldives are also home to several indigenous varieties of mantra rays, sting rays and eagle rays, as well as several varieties of sea anemones and jellyfish. Sea turtles like the green turtle, the hawksbill turtle and the leatherback turtle are common sights near the shoreline

KANDY UDAWATTA FOREST – A ROYAL RESERVE FIT FOR KINGS

Posted By hasintha 304 days ago on Travel

http://www.wellknownplaces.com - Historically, it was once a royal forest reserve where admittance was restricted to only the Sinhalese king and his court. A pond located in the heart of the forest is where the queens use to bathe. During attacks on the Kandyan Kingdom, the kings used the forest as their defense against attacks and often escaped through the heavy foliage to a safer sanctuary

KANNELIYA RAIN FOREST- A BIO DIVERSITY HOTSPOT

Posted By hasintha 304 days ago on Travel

http://www.wellknownplaces.com - Sri Lanka is home to many natural treasures. Among them, Kanneliya is regarded as the home to one of the most diverse biodiversity systems in the world. The biodiversity here is regarded as richer than that found in the Sinharaja rainforest which is a world heritage site.

BUNDALA NATIONAL PARK – WILDLIFE OF SRI LANKA

Posted By hasintha 304 days ago on Travel

http://www.wellknownplaces.com - Regarded as the pearl of the Indian Ocean , Sri Lanka truly is blessed by mother nature. The diversity in terrains , the tropical climate , the surrounding ocean have all made Sri Lanka not only home to warm people but an array of flora and fauna. Across the tiny island, there are many national parks spread across

ANTIQUES AND ART GALLERIES IN PHUKET – THE CULTURAL SIDE TO PHUKET

Posted By hasintha 304 days ago on Art

http://www.wellknownplaces.com - Apart from leisure and sporting activities Phuket is a shoppers’ El Dorado and has many Antique Shops and Art Galleries well stocked with fine creations by Thai and South East Asian artists and antiques from throughout the region. Some of the best buys can be found in the area of Laguna Phuket.

PO LIN MONASTERY – SECLUDED SANCTITY in HONG KONG

Posted By hasintha 309 days ago on Travel

http://www.wellknownplaces.com - Though the three monks who founded the monastery chose a secluded corner amidst a bushy mountainous terrain, they could not keep prosperity or glory away from the temple. Today the monastery is considered the ‘Buddhist World in the South’ with a strong following of devout Buddhists.

SALT CAY ISLAND – A PIECE OF CARIBBEAN TREASURE

Posted By hasintha 317 days ago on Travel

http://www.wellknownplaces.com - A visit to the Salt Cay Island is like stepping back in time and seeing the world through a fresh pair of eyes. There are no paved roads and barely any cars; you are free to immerse yourself in the beauty and relaxation that the island affords thanks to its isolation.

WATUKARU/BATUKARU TOUR IN SEMINIYAK BALI – NATURE, TEMPLES AND TRANQUILITY

Posted By hasintha 387 days ago on Travel

http://www.wellknownplaces.com - Bali, the smallest island province of Indonesia, is known for being one of the top tourist destinations in Southeast Asia. Located amongst the Lesser Sunda Islands, the island of Bali is a beautiful province with breath-taking scenery and a wide range of cultural and recreational attractions. Pristine beaches, luscious and mysterious forests, amazing peaks, and many exotic temples are some of the major highlights of Bali. For a comfortable and tranquil stay in a Seminyak beach resort, make a reservation at Anantara Seminiyak Bali Resort.

An oasis in which to escape the bustle of Bangkok - Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort

Posted By hasintha 394 days ago on Travel

http://gourmetontheroad.blogspot.com.au - Set on the beautiful verdant gardens on the Chao Phraya River banks, Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa offers guests with luxury accommodation, delectable cuisines and healing spa therapies