The Emerald Buddha is actually made of green jade, not emerald. It is clothed in gold and about 45 centimeters (17 inches) tall. The Emerald Buddha is revered as one of the most important representations of the Buddha in all of Buddhism. The Emerald Buddha was enshrined in Wat Phra Kaew temple in 1782 during Rama I's reign (1782–1809).
Bangkok, Thailand: Wat Benchamabophit also known as the “Marble Temple”. is known as one of the most beautiful temples in Thailand (and is one of my favorites). Construction of the temple began in 1899 at the request of King Chulalongkorn and was completed in 1911. The temple is made of white marble imported from Italy. King Chulalongkorn’s ashes are kept here.
Panorama view of Singapore’s financial district skyscrapers, the Jubilee Bridge at Merlion Park, and the Marina Bay Sands.
Ratchada night market is a vibrant night market with some great stalls selling clothes, drinks, and a variety of delicious Thai food. This new Train Market is more centrally located than its predecessor and is one of Bangkok's best night markets.
Interesting fact about Singapore, it is one of only three surviving city-states in the world, because it doesn’t have a capital. The other two are Monaco and the Vatican City.
The Sanctuary of Truth is perhaps the most iconic structure in Pattaya. Intricately carved entirely from teak wood. The Sanctuary of Truth is best described as a visionary environment: part art installation, religious shrine and cultural monument. Constructed in four wings dedicated to Thai, Khmer, Chinese and Indian religious symbols. Although construction started in 1981, the building is not yet complete. It is set for completion in 2025.
The Sun Voyager is meant to represent the promise of undiscovered territory, a dream of hope, progress, and freedom.
Singapore: The visually stunning Helix Bridge leads pedestrians over the bay to the Marina Bay Sands hotel.
Light trails light the bangkok street under the Chong Nonsi skywalk.
The world’s tallest building the Burj Khalifa rises high above downtown Dubai. The Burj Khalifia will soon lose that title once Dubai’s new “Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour” is finished in 2020.
Bangkok's Chinatown is one of the largest in the world and begins in the area of this well-known traffic circle with what is known as the Chinatown gate. Written on the gate is a commemoration to His Majesty the King's Birthday. In the background sits Wat Traimit, also known as, the Temple of the Golden Buddha. This temple houses the world's largest massive gold seated Buddha measuring nearly five metres in height and weighing five and a half tons.
Wat Phra Singh, Chiang Mai's most well-known temple. Located in the western part of the old city centre of Chiang Mai, contained within the city walls and moat. Wat Phra Singh was built in 1345 by King Pha Yu for the ashes of his father, King Kham Fu. It may have been the first monastery to house the Emerald Buddha, which later resided in Wat Chedi Luang and is enshrined in Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), Bangkok.
Chapel Bridge or Kapellbrücke is a wooden pedestrian bridge that spans Reuss River in the city Lucerene in Switzerland. Constructed in the first half of the 14th century as a part of the city's fortifications and named after St. Peter's Chapel, which is located nearby.
Construction of the Freiburg Cathedral took more than 300 years and thankfully was spared in the bombings during the WWII. With its 116-meter tower this is the gem of Freiburg.
A crescent moon rises above Frankfurt’s Central Business District during the first day of Ramadan.
Frankfurt, the dynamic international financial and trade city with the most imposing skyline in Germany. Frankfurt, officially known as Frankfurt am Main is a metropolis and the fifth-largest city in Germany. For its central location, Frankfurt is known as the “Gateway to Europe" — and travelers often only pass through, using it as a transit point to other major destination cities.