Category: Asia

India and Nepal

一年前去的 (2017), 现在追忆,不容易呀。 去印度的旅游线很多,但不管哪条,大多包括 “金三角”(Golden Triangle) 地区,就是下图圈内的三处: 1)首都新得里,2)泰姬陵所在城市阿格拉 (Agra),3)有称粉红城市的斋浦尔(Jaipur)。游了这三处,对印度风土人情会有大概的印象和了解。 我们去了条长线,金三角完后, 火车到Jhansi, 为去中部古城奥尔恰(Orcha)。我极力推荐这古城。它似乎是一个被时间遗忘了的城市。到今天,这里的宫殿和寺庙大多还保持着它们原始完美的风貌。那里的神庙与别处不同,有宗教与堡垒相结合的样式。坐落在巨大的岩石基座上,雄伟而神秘,远处望去,鹤立鸡群。这种场景气派,即使在印度也很少见。  一定由于财力限制,很多古迹没开发. Khajuraho, site of world-famous Khajuraho Temples with their erotic carvings, dating back to the Chandela Dynasty. 还有一主要景点离这不远是人所皆知的以性爱雕刻为题材的克久拉霍 (Khajuraho) 的寺庙。原来的85座寺庙只有22座历经时间的摧毁而保留下来。克久拉霍在印度的寺庙建筑上始终保持着独一无二的地位。 说不远,从奥尔恰(Orcha)去也要三小时路。 西庙群 (Western Group of Temples)1986年被定为世界文化遗产。 所有神庙刻满了表现各种神爱生活的人物雕塑,层层堆积在往天空延伸而去的小山式的塔身上。密密麻麻,令人眼花缭乱。 注意到女性的身材不是那么苗条,腹部微有突出?那是因为要体现母性生育后的美 拉克什马纳神庙 (Lakshmana Temple)西庙群中的一座神庙,建于10世纪中期。 白色部分是后期维修结果。 披上新的印度围巾照一张。 恒河 (Ganges River)恒河流域是印度文明的发源地之一,她不仅是今天印度教的圣河,也是昔日佛教兴起的地方. 恒河日出 恒河晨浴 – 恒河在信徒心目中是一条清净的圣河,虽然事实上河水相当混浊。但信徒们依然相信在恒河中沐浴净身,可以洗去自己身上的污浊和罪孽。他们还相信,凡是死后在这里火化的人,都可以免受轮回再生之苦,直接升入天堂。于是,印度教的信徒们把这里当做天堂的入口,在他们一生之中,至少要到恒河沐浴净身一次,因此每年都有超过百万以上的印度教徒来此聚集沐浴净身,举行大型宗教集会。 清晨的恒河充满活力 恒河边学生清晨祈祷 小贩把他的船搭在我们船上 太阳逐渐升起,忙碌的一天即将开始. […]

China

While in China in 2015, Vicky booked 成都 and 重庆 independent tour.  We went to 成都, joined one of one day tour and were on our own the next day.  We did the same as 重庆。 It takes less than two hours train ride from one city to the other.  Tours are good, reasonably priced, […]

Sri Lanka

Because of the long flight to Vietnam, I added Sri Lanka as a pre-trip to Vietnam.  The trip is from 3/29 to 4/5/2018. From tripadviser I found tour company “D.S. Tours” D.S. Tours that people left positive comments with. 去信询问 有否8天游程,他们回复很快。我稍微改动一下他们行程中的第一天和最后天。 第一天改机场接机后,直接去首都Colombo,游玩后 再去Negmbo 旅店下榻,最后天不住海边,改直去机场。其他都照他们的建议。 和表兄老刘两人一车, 私家司机,价钱公道。 Currency exchange rate: $1=153.37 斯里兰卡,全称斯里兰卡民主社会主义共和国。 旧称锡兰,是个热带岛国,位于印度洋海上,英联邦成员国之一。中国古代曾经称其为狮子国、僧伽罗。斯里兰卡的经济以农业为主,而该国最重要的出口产品是锡兰红茶。 落地签证 $40 而网上申请 仅$35, 便宜$5。 […]

Vietnam

4/5 – 4/16/18, 老规矩,订了跟Gate1 游团 越南 Currency exchange rate as today $1 = 22,675 Vietnamese Dong Visa is necessary to enter Vietnam.  There are some websites that would guide you through the processing for a moderate fee.  I went on to official government site and paid $25 plus $1 processing fee for E-visa.  It took two […]

Dubai and Oman

Update after trip: we had a cameraman Larry embed in our group.  Tour is set between 1/7/2018 and 1/18/2018. Currency exchange rate today is 1USD=3.6AED. Within our time limit, there are four photogenic areas in Dubai: 1)Downtown Burj Khalifa – the tallest building in the world. Tallest free-standing structure in the world. Highest number of stories in […]

Indonesia

In 2017, I joint G-Adventure tour to Java and Bali, two of Indonesia’s 17,000 islands. In order to see Mount Bromo sunrise in Java, we started out 2:00AM in the morning. Four jeeps going as convoy. It took 2 hours through super bumpy “road” to reach mountain top. There was actually no road, just the […]

Cambodia

In May of 2017, I joined GAdventure tour to Indonesia.  I wanted to make the most out of this long journey so that I went to Ankor Wat, Cambodia for three days before the tour. It turned out to be a brilliant idea. Excellent, four star hotel is in the center of the town.  It is […]

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