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Also known as Vesak day or Buddha Purnima at various part of the world is the most holy festival of the Buddhist peoples. This day is observed as holiday in Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore , Sri Lanka etc. The festival commemorates the birth, the enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha.
pic: Kek Lok Si Tem
Gautama Buddha (also known as Siddhattha Gotama or Siddhārtha Gautama) was a philosopher, mendicant, meditator, spiritual teacher, and religious leader who lived in ancient India. He is revered as the founder of the world religion of Buddhism.He taught for around 45 years and built a large following, both monastic and lay.
Bodh Gaya is a religious site and place of pilgrimage associated with the Mahabodhi Temple Complex in Gaya district in the Indian state of Bihar. It is famous as it is the place where Gautama Buddha is said to have attained Enlightenment.
For Buddhists, Bodh Gaya is the most important of the main four pilgrimage sites related to the life of Gautama Buddha, the other three being Kushinagar, Lumbini, and Sarnath.
In 2002, Mahabodhi Temple (in Pic -Right), located in Bodh Gaya, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Qutb minar is the tallest minaret in the world built of bricks with the height of 72.5 meters. It's closest comparator would be 62 metre Minaret of Jam in Afghanistan (perhaps the monument which inspired Delhi Sultanate Qutb-ud-din Aibak to build this "victory tower". Qutb Minar is a world UNESCO heritage site.
Malaysian pilot Azrin Mohamad Zawawi’s optimism made him an Internet sensation with his unique way of promoting his pandemic-forced food business by donning his uniform and hoping for a bright future!
Azrin, 44, is one of thousands of staff who have lost their jobs after airlines were grounded by the coronavirus pandemic.
Akihabara is known worldwide as the area in Tokyo where one can find practically anything related to electronics, anime and video games. It is an important center of Japan's modern otaku culture. One of Japan's greatest contributions in the world is its unique brand of pop culture elements like anime and manga. The popularity of these cultures are steadily increasing across all generations. From Godzilla to Hatsune Miku, Doremon to Pokemon , Japan's subculture continues to take the world by tsunami ...
MENARA CONDONG TELUK INTAN
Built in 1885 by contractor Leong Choon Chong
Originally housed the water tank that supply water to the town area and reserve during drought and fire. It was also used to report time and served as a beacon to guide ship into Telok Anson Port.
The Tower drew comparison with the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. Standing at only 25 meters with 110 steps, it is not as tall compared to the Leaning Tower of Pisa which stand at 55 meters.
The tower have a "pagoda" shaped design. Although it look like an eight-storey tower , the circular brick structure is actually three-storey high. The structure is made of wood and brick. The base of the tower is 13 meters in diameter against 8.2 meters in diameter at the top.
Now, the Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan serve as a clock tower. The Chiming clock which was installed in 1894 was brought from London and designed by J.W Benson-Ludgathy.
Leaning tower of Teluk Intan
Malaysia's Leaning tower
The Bujang Valley (Malay: Lembah Bujang) is a sprawling historical complex and has an area of approximately 224 square kilometres (86 sq mi) situated near Merbok, Kedah. It is the richest archaeological area in Malaysia.
"Here the language of stone surpasses the language of man"
- Rabindranath Tagore
Konark Sun Temple