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  • Abandoned Building- Kew Aung Tai Temple-RawaiAlso named as Kew Ong Tai De Am Rawai, I couldn't find anymore than the translation below about this place. What appeared to be a great vegetarian, community effort that ran out of funds. None the less an interesting Posted by TheJohnsons in Thailand The Johnsons | May 10, 2021
  • Vietnam Hoa Lu and Tam CocHoa Lu and Tam Coc 11th August We had an excellent night’s sleep. We breakfasted on the patio by the main pool and the food was lovely. We packed our bags and then called the taxi to take us to main Posted by PetersF in Vietnam | Apr 18, 2021
  • What to see in Karakol-KyrgyzstanLocated at the crossroads of Central Asia, the city of Karakol in eastern Kyrgyzstan is a fascinating gateway to the region's diverse history, cuisine, and nature. Many unique cultures contribute to the town's culinary history and cultural heritage: Kyrgy Posted by TheJohnsons in The Silk Route & SEA 2012 The Johnsons | Mar 19, 2021
  • Thailand! Tha Rua Shrine-PhuketThankfully not everything was closed or locked down over December 2020, here in Phuket. I was able to get around and spend some time visiting some of the places I had promised myself to go. Here The Tha Rua Shrine, Posted by TheJohnsons in Thailand The Johnsons | Feb 12, 2021
  • Tanjavur Palace- Tamil Nadu - IndiaPlease not this is the first slideshow video I did the software I used is different to what I use now. As are my Cameras. The Thanjavur Maratha Palace Complex, known locally as Aranmanai, is the official residence of the Bhonsle Posted by TheJohnsons in India Beautiful India | Sep 24, 2020
  • Sri Chamundeshwari TempleIn 2015 I spent 5months travelling around Southern India. One of the things that struck me the most was there were so many Temples! This one in Mysore is the second in my video collection. Chamundi Hill is about 13 kms Posted by TheJohnsons in India Beautiful India | Sep 24, 2020
  • Kbal Spean-“River of a thousand lingas”Kbal Spean is an ancient Khmer site in Phnom Kulen National Park, a remote place located at considerable distance from Siem Reap and the main Angkor monuments. The site stretches out over a length of about 150 meters through the Posted by TheJohnsons in Cambodia | Sep 23, 2020
  • Ellora CavesSo I have had some time to look back at some of my previous journeys, and I realised that I haven't done many slideshows of India, even though I have visited it often, and for long periods of time. So for Posted by TheJohnsons in India Beautiful India | Sep 17, 2020
  • Tham Sam Rock Art in Phang NgaDuring the summer break and trying to dodge tropical storms, On my way home from Krabi we stopped at this much missed, but beautiful calm place . A real gem and worth the visit. We had the place to ourselves Posted by TheJohnsons in Thailand The Johnsons | Sep 2, 2020
  • Phuket mining Museum- Kathu-PhuketFrom my trip in January 2020 to the hills of Kathu, I found the Phuket Mining Museum. Stunning grandiose drive to this magnificent building. Which actually was more interesting on the outside than the inside. Most f this video is just Posted by TheJohnsons in Thailand The Johnsons | Apr 5, 2020
  • Avebury ManorWhile staying in Newbury, we took the short drive over to Avebury to check out Avebury Manor and some of the ancient burial grounds nearby. Avebury Manor is a sixteenth century manor house in Avebury near Marlborough, next to the Posted by LCP in The Adventures of Penny's People | Feb 22, 2020
  • Sarangapani temple, KumbakonamDuring my 4 month trip round Southern India in 2015, I stayed in many Temple towns. Here is the Sarangapani temple, in Kumbakonam At a distance of 2 km from Kumbakonam Railway Station and 500 m from Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, Sarangapani Posted by TheJohnsons in India Beautiful India | Feb 6, 2020
  • Ohm Nandhi Kesaraya NamahaThe giant image of Nandi (Bull) is located at the top of Chamundi hills in Mysore. More than 350 years old, this is one of the oldest icons in Mysore. The Nandi is portrayed in sitting position with its left Posted by TheJohnsons in India Beautiful India | Feb 2, 2020
  • Phuket Philatelic MuseumFrom my recent visit of the smaller and sometimes overlooked places of Interest in Old Town Phuket As an ex Royal Mail postwoman from around 2011, I a always interested now in not only the architecture, but the history of any Posted by TheJohnsons in Thailand The Johnsons | Feb 2, 2020
  • Abandoned Villa Old Town PhuketSo another in my Urban exploration series, this time the abandoned Villa, in Old Town Phuket. Built around 100 years ago this sadly empty and decaying building is left. Surrounded by some out buildings and what would have been servants quarters. Posted by TheJohnsons in Thailand The Johnsons | Jan 23, 2020
  • Unfinished Phuket Provincial HallThis incomplete government offices stand on ground located on Thakreng Rd, near Rama IX Park, in Chalong Phuket. Interestingly the Car park is completely finished and beautiful, but sadly inaccessible by vehicles as the road to it has not been Posted by TheJohnsons in Thailand The Johnsons | Nov 23, 2019
  • Wat Chalong or Wat Chaiyathararam - PhuketMy first visit to Wat Chalong as a visitor, also known as Wat Chaiyathararam. Of the many temples found on Phuket island, the Wat Chalong temple is the largest and most revered. The temple complex was built in its current Posted by TheJohnsons in Thailand The Johnsons | Nov 18, 2019
  • Dashoguz - Konye-Urgench - DarwazaWith David still being unable to put weight on his leg to walk, we take a serious discussion about the programme this morning; and when Meylis and Artem arrive, we tell them about our suggestion for Plan B: Instead of driving Posted by Grete Howard in Grete's Travels | Sep 12, 2019
  • Phuket Guan Nabon ShrineChinese style temples in Thailand are and can be called ; Sanjao, San Chao, or ( ศาลเจ้า ). They may belong to the community, perhaps donated by wealthy benefactors, or to private foundations of a pious and charitable character. Even when Posted by TheJohnsons in Thailand The Johnsons | Nov 3, 2019
  • Steam Machines from PhuketIt is known that tin was discovered a couple of millennia ago in the Kathu district of Phuket and was mined until 1992 when the last mine on Phuket closed. Cassiterite (the principal ore of tin) was found in abundance Posted by TheJohnsons in Thailand The Johnsons | Oct 31, 2019
  • Tangier Morocco.....An interesting attraction buried deep in Tangier's ancient sprawling medina is the tomb of 14th century world traveller Ibn Battouta, difficult to find but with some determination and the help of informal directions painted on walls leading up to Posted by Bennytheball in Tangier Morocco..... | Oct 28, 2019
  • The Ancient Civilisation of Great Zimbabwe[float=left][/float]Walking up the cliffside in 35 degrees’ heat, it wasn’t difficult for me to Posted by askgudmundsen in Southern Africa Road Blog | Oct 26, 2019
  • Affandi MuseumThere is so much info on Affandi on the Internet that I have decided to let the images speak for themselves, after all he was an Artist! Suffice to say that I got a great enjoyment from visiting his Galleries and Posted by TheJohnsons in Indonesia | Sep 16, 2019
  • Taman Sari Water PalaceA recent trip to Indonesia, took me to a few places of interest, one of the coolest was here... Tamansari Water Castle: A Place for Princesses to Bathe and be ‘Hunted’ by the Sultan The Sultan loves to go hunting during Posted by TheJohnsons in Indonesia | Sep 4, 2019
  • Fort Vredeburg JogjakartaVredeburg Fort was built by Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono I in 1760, based on the request from Dutch government, Nicolas Harting. The construction was first functioned as a fort in rectangle form. Each corner of the building had a guard Posted by TheJohnsons in Indonesia | Sep 4, 2019
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