HISTORICAL
SIGHTS
THAILAND
The Sanctuary of Truth
Destination: Pattaya
The idea behind The Sanctuary of Truth is to preserve the Eastern wisdom architecture and the message of peace through the altar that was built as an ode to it. The wooden sculptures depict Hindu and Buddhist Gods, as well as different elements from their mythologies. Each part is full of symbolism and intricate awe-inspiring carvings.
San of Sadej Nai Kromluang Chumphon Khet Udomsak
Destination: Chumphon
This is Chumphon’s most holy place. It is a monument in honour of Phra Boromawong Thir Kromluang Khet Udomsak, and a museum that explains his life. You will also find a retired torpedo ship and a breath-taking view of the sea.
Wat Khunaram
Destination: Koh Samui
This is one of the most important temples in Koh Samui, and the place is of major importance to the Thai people. You can also witness the most famous monk Loung Pordaeng, and people from all over the world come to this temple to worship Loung Pordaeng. The monk once said that death is the reason for a new birth in the next and better life.
Wat Suwan Khuha Temple
Destination: Phuket
Locally known as “that temple with a big buddha in a cave”, is Phang-Nga’s most important temples due to its archaeological and historical background. The whole place surrounding Wat Tham Suwan Khuha is adorned with many religious objects. You can experience a monk meditating in front of the reclining Buddha surrounded by a couple of cats taking a quick nap, and at the entrance of the cave you’ll be able to see a Chedi structure reminiscent of the famous Wat Arun in Bangkok.
CAMBODIA
St. Michael’s Church
Destination: Sihanoukville
This is the only Catholic church in Sihanoukville and is one of the city’s original buildings. Only two of Cambodia’s 73 churches survived the Khmer Rouge period in the late 1970s: Carmelite Chapel in Phnom Penh and St. Michael’s Church in Sihanoukville. During the Khmer Rouge from 1975-79 all religions were banned, and church worship was used as both prison and a barn.
Wat Utynieng
Destination: Sihanoukville
Wat Utynieng sits on a small hill on Santipheap Street overlooking the sea. It is one of the three main Wats in Sihanoukville. This Wat contains a building dedicated exclusively to Ya Mao, a local deity.
INDONESIA

Goa Gajah

Destination: Bali

The Elephant Cave is an archaeological site with significant historical value making it a special place to visit. Many sources believe that ‘Gajah’ came from the stone figure inside the cave depicting the Hindu gentleman Ganesh, which is characterized by an elephant head. NB! As with all temples in Bali, women on their period are forbidden entry, and sarong and sash are a must!

Pura Petitenget

Destination: Bali

This is the place you whould visit if you want to experience a smaller temple that does not flood with tourists. The temple is believed by Hindu’s to be one of nine pillars called Kayangan Jagat, temples of nine windy Islands built in the 1100s by Empu Kuturan who came to Bali with a religious law and the formation of traditional villages. The nine eyes are also believed to protect the island from Southern Threats through their intricate positioning.

PHILIPPINES
Rizal Park
Destination: Manila
Formerly known as Bagumbayan Field, Rizal Park or Luneta Park, was built as a tribute to the greatest national hero – Dr. Jose Rizal. This is one of the leading historical sites in the Philippines where Rizal was executed by the Spanish military group 30th December 1896 because he spread the ideal revolution against Spanish Rule.
Edsa Shrine
Destination: Manila
The EDSA Shrine, also known as the Shrine of Mary, Queen of Peace and Our Lady of EDSA; is a small Roman Catholic Church in Manila. It is a monument dedicated to the first People Power Revolution and the peaceful outcome on 15th December 1989. It is the place that witnessed the two demonstrations of the fought presidencies of Ferdinand Marcos and Joseph Estrada. This place is proof that the struggle for freedom does not have to be a blood bath, but rather that it can be achieved in peaceful ways and without accidents.
Basilica del Santo Nino
Destination: Cebu
This prominent building is the oldest Roman Catholic church in the Philippines and is often regarded as the cradle of Christianity in the East. It is said that the church was founded in the exact place where the image of Santo Nino de Cebu – The Sacred Child in Cebu – was observed.
Mactan Shrine
Destination: Cebu
It has been said that the chieftain of Mactan, Lapu-Lapu, defeated the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan and his forces in what we now know as The Battle of Mactan. Today, a statue of Lapu-Lapu has been raised in honour of what the Philippines call its first hero. The area around is being used for annual performances of the battle, Kaduang sa Mactan.
VIETNAM

Hoa Lo Prison

Destination: Hanoi

Whilst historical museums in Hanoi may seem superficial and propagandistic, Hoa Lo Prison is a good way to pick up the city’ history. Despite many modern restorations, it really gives a sense of the past. Visit the gloomy rooms to see how the prison cells of American pilots and senator John McCain looked.

Huu Tiep Lake and the Downed B-52

Destination: Hanoi

See Huu Tiep Lake and Downed B-52, which together creates a slightly strange war triumph. Small houses surround the little lake where the wreck of an American aircraft pops up. In 1972, the Air Force shot the plane, and some of it fell into this lake. If you look around the green waters, you’ll notice the landing wheels. The wreck has been there for so many years that plants have begun to grow around it.

Ngoc Son Temple

Destination: Hanoi

The temple is dedicated to a hero who defeated an army of 300,000 Mongolian warriors. The temple is located on the island of Hoan Kiem Lake, and to get here, you must cross the red wooden bridge also known as Flood of Morning Sunlight. You can burn incense sticks at the great bronze bell and visit the pavilion and the altars dedicated to scholars and deities. The ornate altar is dedicated to the hero Tran Hung Dao.

Hoi An Old Town
Destination: Hoi An
The site was built almost 200 years ago and is one of the oldest houses in Hoi An. The old house is recognized as a national historical-cultural object in Vietnam due to its preserved unique features in the interior and it houses objects from ancient times.
Chu Chi Tunnels
Destination: Ho Chi Minh
The Chu Chi Tunnels are part of a massive war museum in Ho Chi Minh, offering visitors a glimpse of the underground life of Vietnamese soldiers. The site has over 120 km of underground tunnels, with traps, living room, kitchen, storage, hospital and command centre. After the war against the French, Vietnamese soldiers expanded the tunnels and included effective air filtration systems that helped them survive the Chu Chi carpet bombings.
Mariamman Hindu Temple
Destination: Ho Chi Minh
This temple is dedicated to the Goddess of strength, and the temple is said to accomplish wonders for Hindu’s who worship the Goddess. It houses many statues of Hindu deities, both in exterior and interior. You can admire pictures of Shiva, Brahma, Kali, Vishnu and other Gods and Goddesses.
Ben Dinh Tunnels
Destination: Ho Chi Minh
Experience the life of a guerrilla group and go underground to fight an invader in the Ben Dinh Tunnels. Eel through the dark tunnel and hike up and down underground corridors while controlling a large map showing the extent of the tunnel network. At the exit you’ll be able to see a deactivated M-41 tank and a bomb-crater.
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