Here are the 10 Most Wonderful Temples of the World
1 - Tiger's Nest Monastery, perched precariously on the edge of a 3,000-feet-high cliff in Paro Valley, is one of the holiest places in Bhutan
2 - Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Mai, Thailand is unlike any Buddhist temples in the world.
3 - Prambanan is a Hindu temple in Central Java, Indonesia. The temple was built in 850 CE, and is composed of 8 main shrines and 250 surrounding smaller ones
4 - No one knows exactly when the Shwedagon Paya [wiki] (or Pagoda) in Myanmar was built - legend has it that it is 2,500 years old though archaeologists estimate that it was built between the 6th and 10th century.
5 - Temple of Heaven is a Taoist temple in Beijing, the capital of China. The temple was constructed in 14th century by Emperor Yongle of the Ming Dynasty
6 - Chion-in Temple was built in 1234 CE to honor the founder of Jodo (Pure Land) Buddhism, a priest named Honen, who fasted to death in the very spot.
7 - In the 19th century, Dutch occupiers of Indonesia found a massive ancient ruin deep in the jungles of Java. What they discovered was the complex of Borobudur, a gigantic structure built with nearly 2 million cubic feet (55,000 m³) of stones. The temple has nearly 2,700 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues.
8 - The Harmandir Sahib (meaning The Abode of God) or simply the Golden Temple [wiki] in Punjab, India is the most sacred shrine of Sikhism.
9 - The Temple of Srirangam (Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple [wiki]), in the Indian city of Tiruchirapalli (or Trichy), is the largest functioning Hindu temple in the world (Ankor Wat is the largest of all temple, but it is currently non-functioning as a temple - see below).
10 - Last but definitely not least is the largest temple in history and the inspiration to countless novels and action movies of Hollywood: Ankor Wat.
so..how many of them...have u visited?
Monday, November 24, 2008
Here are the 10 Most Wonderful Temples of the World
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
11.11. is especially meaningful for me this year..!
I have indeed grown not just the way I think but about how I feel and view things...
Thank you to some.. for your companion..
Thank you to some.. for the time
Thank you to some.. for the remembrances..
Thank you to some.. for the wishes..
Thank you to some.. for the gifts..
And most importantly thank you all for being there :D
I believe that as we get older, our memories fade and fails us at some part of the time..thus for me wishes through emails, sms, e-cards, on site are more than I can ever ask for…so…here is my most sincere and deepest gratitude to you all...
Monday, November 10, 2008
Purple being one of my fav color..indeed..wat a lovely sight it is indeed from nature..
...dedicating the following pix..
for sis Thida sis Pan Khayan Pyar sis Yu Wa Yi sis SMNTL sis DREAM sis KhinOoMay sis Mya Ywet wei sis Nu-san sis Kay sis Nay sis 99...
coz they remind me of you...lovely pretty ladies..
ps: pix curtesy of National Geographic
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Really hope too that MYANMAR too can follow suits in this footstep..and somehow..someday..there will be CHANGES..there will be improvement ...there will be more ANSWER to our prayers!!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Take 2 minutes and read through this; you will be amazed at what you can learn!
After drying sheets, put both sheets and one pillowcase in the other pillow case. Fold neatly in a square. Next time you change sheets, you just take the one pillow case and all the sheets and pillow case are inside. No need to look for matches.
Heat up leftover pizza in a non-stick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works.
Reheating refrigerated bread
To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food moist and help it reheat faster.
Use a dry cotton ball to pick up little broken pieces of glass - the fibers catch ones you can't see!
Easier thank you's
When you throw a bridal/baby shower, buy a pack of thank you cards for the guest of honor. During the party, pass out the envelopes and have everyone put their address on one. When the bride/new mother sends the thank you's, they're all addressed!
If you purchase a new bike for your child, place their picture inside the handle bar before placing the grips on. If the bike is stolen and later recovered, remove the grip and there is your proof who owns the bike.
To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings.
Reducing Static C ling
Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and you will not have a c ling y skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks that c ling when wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and -- voila -- static is gone.
Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill it with hot water. Dump out the hot water, but don't dry the cup. Next, add your ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right out.
Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car. When the windows fog, rub with the eraser! Works better than a cloth!
If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something inside, just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or two. Voila! It unseals easily.
Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's a lot cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It's also a great way to use up the conditioner you bought but didn't like when you tried it in your hair...
Good-bye Fruit Flies
To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass fill it 1/2 with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dishwashing liquid, mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!
Get Rid of Ants
Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it 'home,' & can't digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so, esp. if it rains, but it works & you don't have the worry about pets or small children being harmed!
Take baby powder to the beach
Keep a small bottle of baby powder in your beach bag. When you're ready to leave the beach sprinkle yourself and kids with the powder and the sand will slide right off your skin.
Have you learnt something today?