Thingyan: The Burmese Water Festival

My trip to Myanmar this year was a fun and exciting experience as the dates fell on the most important national holiday called Thingyan festival, a celebration done to welcome the Burmese New Year at the end of the hot season on mid-April. This Theravada Buddhist celebration is similar to the ones in neighbouring countries of Thailand (Songkran), Cambodia (Chaul Chnam Thmey), and Laos (Songkran/ Pii Mai).

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The most remarkable thing on this four-day period is the Continue reading

Akihabara, Japan

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Akihabara is located in the eastern side of Chiyoda ward. The Electric Town is just a short walk from the station. It is one of the must-visits while in Tokyo. The area is famous for its maid cafés, anime and manga goods, and video games. Some names can be identified by many, including the Sega Game Center.

Akihabara Electric Town, Tokyo, Japan
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Jiufen, Taiwan

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Jiufen is one of the most visited tourist spots outside of Taipei. It is usually a daytrip destination, which can be visited together with Keelung. To go to this area, people can ride a train from Taipei to Ruifang Station, and ride another bus bound to the old street.

Jiufen, New Taipei City, Taiwan
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Odaiba, Japan

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Odaiba is an artificial island popular for its shopping and entertainment district, which lies in Tokyo Bay. The Rainbow Bridge, as seen at the back, is the line that connects the island to the rest of Tokyo. It supports a highway, a rail line and a walkway.

Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan
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Tokyo Tower, Japan

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Located in Minato Ward, Tokyo Tower is the second tallest structure in Japan. It is known for its Eiffel-Tower appearance and white-and-orange color. It is a major sightseeing spot which offers main and special observatories area for tourists to enjoy a panoramic view of the city.

Tokyo Tower, Tokyo, Japan
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