backpackerlee

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Kinkakuji: The Golden Pavilion

Kinkakuji was one the main places for me to visit when I made my first ever trip to Kyoto recently. It is a Zen Buddhist temple and is famously a … Continue reading

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Top 5 most impressive skyscrapers in the Far East

China seems to be building an incredible amount of supertalls, with the Shanghai Tower in particular now topped out and expected to open before the end of 2014. However, I … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Angkor Thom: The Ancient Khmer Capital

Angkor Thom, on the west bank of the Siem Reap River, became the capital of the Khmer Empire when Angkor Wat was invaded by the Cham forces. I visited Angkor Thom … Continue reading

July 29, 2014 · 4 Comments

Climbing Fuji-San

Despite the pain, and despite the breathlessness, climbing Fuji-San was undoubtedly one of the high-lights of my time in Japan! Mount Fuji is Japan’s highest mountain, reaching a pinnacle of … Continue reading

July 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

Panda Politics

The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is a fantastic example of conservationists working towards protecting a species – but at what cost? For some reason, probably political, the … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · 3 Comments

Eating my way through Asia

Wherever I go in Asia, I try to immerse myself in the culture and the community – and that includes trying some of the local cuisine. Even to this day, … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Nijo: The best castle in Japan?

Nijojo, as it is affectionately known, is an amazing Castle in Kyoto, but the strange thing is most tourists seem to neglect it in favour of visiting the city’s more famous temples. … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · 10 Comments

Emerald Hill, home to Rich Singaporeans

Located off Orchard Road, the affluent neighbourhood of Emerald Hill is a great place to see some history and culture from the days of Sir Stamford Raffles, though some residents … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · Leave a comment
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