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A dragon float during the 2010 Lotus Lantern Parade in Seoul, South Korea.

The 2013 Lotus Lantern Festival in Seoul

During my two years in South Korea, one of my favorite events was the annual Lotus Lantern Festival in Seoul. Held every May on the weekend closest to Buddha’s Birthday, the festival takes over downtown Seoul, with many a...
by Jim Cheney
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Anapji Pond in Gyeongju, South Korea is a great place to visit during your travels.

Gyeongju: Korea’s Fantastic Ancient Capital

Japan may have Kyoto, and China may have Xi’an, but South Korea has Gyeongju. Nestled in the western mountains of the country, Gyeongju is the ancient capital of Korea. A small, unassuming town, Gyeongju doesn’t att...
by Jim Cheney
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Daibutsu, the giant Amida Buddha statue of Kamakura Japan, located inside Kotoku-in Temple.

Daibutsu: The Giant Buddha of Kamakura

Despite Japan’s well-deserved reputation as being one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, it also has the reputation for a calm serenity not often found in the hustle and bustle of the countryR...
by Jim Cheney
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Wat Phou is one of the ancient cities of the Khmer. Located in Laos, Wat Phou is the older, less touristed cousin of Angkor Wat.

Wat Phou: Angkor Without the Crowds

Traveler’s and non-travelers alike have dreamt of the day that they can lay eyes on Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, one of the world’s most majestic sites. However, as with most well-known tourist destinations, the cro...
by Jim Cheney
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Traveling in Malaysia During Soellal

Of all the holidays on the South Korean calendar, Soellal is clearly one of the most important. In Malaysia, with its large ethnic Chinese population, the same holiday is celebrated under the name Chinese New Year. If you are t...
by Jim Cheney
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A Buddhist Monk carries his Cambodia Lonely Planet while visiting Angkor Thom temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Photo of the Week: A Buddhist Monk and His Lonely Planet

Back in April, I had the chance to visit the Angkor Temple Complex just outside of Siem Reap, Cambodia. Without a doubt, the temples surrounding the town are some of the most majestic sites I’ve ever seen, and, despite th...
by Jim Cheney
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