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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #40

DrFumblefinger ·
Mac and Andre Pur, you guys are just too smart. Puzzle solved! This is indeed Wat Pho, the temple of the giant reclining Buddha in Bangkok. We'll have a full discussion of this along with a new puzzle posted Saturday morning.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 3, 2014: Metropole Hotel, Hanoi

GarryRF ·
22 April 2014. A British woman has been arrested and is facing deportation in Sri Lanka over a Buddha tattoo on her arm. Naomi Michelle Coleman, 37, was taken into custody at the airport in Colombo, after she arrived from India. Ms Coleman, who has a tattoo of a Buddha seated on a lotus flower on her right arm, was arrested for ‘hurting others' religious feelings,’ a police spokesman said. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new...n.html#ixzz30hahG27Y Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter |...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 3, 2014: Metropole Hotel, Hanoi

DrFumblefinger ·
That's an interesting link, GarryRF, because Sri Lankans tend to be pretty mellow about most things. Still, being disrespectful (or perceived as disrespectful) to Buddha is frowned on and not tolerated by the Sinhalese majority. As many know, it is considered very disrespectful to show too much skin in a Buddhist temple or shrine (no bare shoulders or legs). You won't be allowed admittance to the shrine unless you cover yourself. I believe this woman offended these customs. But this POD is...
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Re: Get Gumbo's Daily E-mail Update!

DrFumblefinger ·
Just a sample for folks to see what the daily newsletter looks like: TravelGumbo Today: April 26, 2014 Quaint English customs: a scarecrow exhibition In a Cotswold village, Mac spent a pleasant day finding the 30+ scarecrows of all types hidden up and down the town's steep slopes.. Gumbo's Picture of the Day: Burma: Into the Storm A small boat in an approaching storm, trying to reach home, from PortMoresby's round-the-world trip.. New Hint! Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#34) We've added...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 19, 2015: Tango Goemba Monastery, Bhutan

GarryRF ·
I was surprised to find the teachings of Buddha in my hotel bedroom bedside draw.. During a tropical rainstorm I was stuck in my room for a few hours. What a fascinating read it was ! Never had time to finish it. Had to buy a copy when I got home. My favourite quote was: "Man who commits adultery likes licking jam off a sharp knife"
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 19, 2015: Tango Goemba Monastery, Bhutan

MAD Travel Diaries ·
Originally Posted by GarryRF: I was surprised to find the teachings of Buddha in my hotel bedroom bedside draw.. During a tropical rainstorm I was stuck in my room for a few hours. What a fascinating read it was ! Never had time to finish it. Had to buy a copy when I got home. My favourite quote was: "Man who commits adultery likes licking jam off a sharp knife" Lol, I love that quote, I'm going to have to use it.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#120)

PortMoresby ·
After having a look around, I've come to the conclusion this morning that there are more statues of herself (HRR-self ?) than any other human on the planet. Well, maybe more of the Buddha, but maybe not.
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Re: Gal Vihara, Sri Lanka

George G. ·
You mentioned Gal Vihara was commissioned by King Parakramabahu I (1153 - 1186 A.D), who also built Polonnaruwa's Great Palace Complex and the Vatadage (where the sacred Buddha Tooth Relic was kept). Is there a record of the names of the master stone carvers or the one who actually built / architect the Great Palace Complex?
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Re: Gal Vihara, Sri Lanka

DrFumblefinger ·
Something I've also thought about, George. And no, the credit goes to the big boss and not the people who actually do the work. So far as I know none of these crafts men -- and there must have been dozens on this project -- are known anymore.
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Re: Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 2). Dambulla

Former Member ·
This is a remarkable place but the radiantly smiling kids make even the Golden Buddha look a little shabby. Great pics.
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Re: Buddhas of Bagan

Travel Rob ·
The photos are amazing. It's a little hard to tell scale in a photograph. I'm curious how big the first Buddha is?Thanks again for sharing .
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Re: Buddhas of Bagan

PortMoresby ·
Rob, you can kind of tell from the angle of the picture. Buddha is set up on a dais so my head was about even with his feet. So, in a word, big.
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Re: Wat Phra Kaew (Jade Buddha Temple), Bangkok, Thailand

PHeymont ·
Incredible!
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Re: Wat Phra Kaew (Jade Buddha Temple), Bangkok, Thailand

DrFumblefinger ·
It's an amazing place, Mac. I've visited it four times and would go back the next time as well. Your photos do it great justice. They only thing they don't capture is the heat and humidity!
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Re: Wat Phra Kaew (Jade Buddha Temple), Bangkok, Thailand

Travel Rob ·
I've looked at your photos 10 separate times already and each time I look I'm more amazed!What a sight!
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Re: Wat Phra Kaew (Jade Buddha Temple), Bangkok, Thailand

Mac ·
Well thank you, esteemed Gurus! It is just SO photogenic and almost surreal in its beauty and exotic creatures. A continual "trip" to experience. And how do you ever truly capture the "essence" of the temple.... Just keep trying I guess....
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 1a) Colombo

DrFumblefinger ·
Preamble:This is the first in a series of posts featuring my travels to Sri Lanka.  My visits to this island centered around seeing my favorite author and dear friend, futurist Sir Arthur C. Clarke.  During every one of these visits I made a...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other. (Part 3) The ancient city of Anuradhapura

DrFumblefinger ·
A great opportunity available to any traveler to Ceylon is the chance to explore the country’s rich history and extensive archaeology.  This post describes my visit to the oldest ancient site in Sri Lanka,...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 2). Dambulla

DrFumblefinger ·
Dambulla is known for its Cave Temples which predate Christ.  Legend has it that a Sri Lankan King, driven out of Anuradhapura, found a hiding place and refuge within these caves.  When this king regained his throne he...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 6). Polonnaruwa

DrFumblefinger ·
 The eastern most point visited when touring Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle is Polonnaruwa.  The ruins in this ancient capitol are the best preserved and most varied in Ceylon and it’s well worth the effort to visit them. ...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 7). Kandy

DrFumblefinger ·
 The Sinhalese name for this city is Maha Nuvara (Senkadagalapura), impossible for the British colonialists to pronounce so they just called it Kandy.  Located in the forested foothills of the central mountains about 1500 feet (450...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 10) Adam’s Peak

DrFumblefinger ·
 Adam’s Peak (also known as Sri Pada, or “holy footprint") is located in the southwestern part of Hill Country.  It’s 2,243 meters (7,359 ft) high, the tallest mountain in this region and the...
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October 18, 2017: Reclining Buddha near Karandeniya, Sri Lanka

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shares images of a visit to a rarely visited statue of the reclining Buddha, said to be the largest in South Asia.
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Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage (Part 1)

Lisa Day ·
Lisa Day presents the first in a two part series on hiking and experience the Kumano Koda, a pilgrimage trail in Japan.
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Gangaramaya Temple, Colombo (Where Gumbo was #223)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the lovely Gangaramaya Buddhist temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The temple is a popular site for tourists to visit when in the nation's capitol and has a fascinating museum displaying items donated to the temple by the faithful.
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Shindaiji Temple, Katsuyama City, Japan

Travel Rob ·
An incredible big Buddha Statue is just one of the wonders of the Shindaiji Temple. See more!
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Peripatetic Bhutan

Lestertheinvestor ·
LestertheInvester shares memories and many fine photos of his recent trip to Bhutan.
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Mystical Rishikesh, India: Things To Do, See And Experience

Manmohan Singh (Guest) ·
Make your trip to Rishikesh more exciting and memorable. Know and find out the things to do, see, and experience in Rishikesh, India through this blog.
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June 24, 2018: Myanmar - Mandalay

Grand Escapades ·
Gilles shares some of the exotic and fascinating sites of Mandalay, in Myanmar
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Central India, Pt.7: Ajanta

Professorabe ·
This week Professor Abe takes us to the fantastic Buddhist cave monuments cut into the rocks of the Sahyadri hills. The caves were declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983.
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Check out the Unmissable things to do in Indonesia

Rekha Bisht ·
Located on both sides of the equator surrounded by waters of Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean, Indonesia is an archipelago of more than 17000 islands. The South Asian country is counted as one of the most beautiful places in the world. It is home to beaches, volcanoes, hundreds of ethnic groups, wildlife-thriving jungles, all of which look painted by the very Gods. From ancient Hindu temples, adventure sports, relaxing Balinese massage to a number of wonderful experiences, every moment spend...
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12 Exciting Festivals around the World Worth Experiencing

Swara Segal ·
Love a great party? Swara Segal offers 12 of the biggest and best from around the world for your consideration. (Sponsored Content)
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Central India, Pt.3: Bhopal, Sanchi, and Bhimbetka

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's journey to Central India continues with stops in the Bhopal area. Lots to see here, including several UNESCO World Heritage sites.
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Seema Malaka Buddhist Temple, Colombo

DrFumblefinger ·
One of the most famous buildings constructed by famed Sri Lankan architect, Geoffrey Bawa, the temple is an oasis of peace and tranquility in the heart of busy Colombo
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Angkor Temple Sights, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Mac ·
We travelers are very familiar with all of the great travel sights around the world and certainly the magnificent Angkor Wat temple is amongst the very best known. However, perhaps less appreciated is that this much photographed and visited Angkor Wat...
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Wat Phra Kaew (Jade Buddha Temple), Bangkok, Thailand

Mac ·
Amongst the most magnificent sights in Bangkok is the Wat Phra Kaew temple, or the Temple of the Jade Buddha. It is a riot of gilded and colourful figures in a very concentrated area within the grounds of the King's Grand Palace in Bangkok. It is...
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Wat Pho, Bangkok Thailand. Where Gumbo Was #40

DrFumblefinger ·
The TG audience has become very proficient at solving our travel puzzles!  Kudos to Mac (with contributions from Jonathan L and Andre P) for nailing it!     TravelGumbo has featured this temple complex before.  DrY presented a...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 12) The Beaches

DrFumblefinger ·
 Sri Lanka is intimately tied to the sea.  As a tropical island, only a few degrees north latitude of the equator, there are dozens of lovely warm beaches by which you can relax.  Some like to swim, some like to...
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January 6, 2018: Weherahena Poorwarama Rajamaha Viharaya, Matara

DrFumblefinger ·
An afternoon of exploration southwestern Sri Lanka brought DrFumblefinger to an interesting Buddhist monastery, featuring a charming historic elephant fountain.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 27, 2013: Gal Vihara, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka

DrFumblefinger ·
  Polonnaruwa is a medieval city in the Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka. and provides some of the best preserved ruins in that remarkable country.  The most striking attraction in this city is the Gal Vihara, a superbly...
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Swayambunath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal. Where Gumbo Was #55

DrFumblefinger ·
  Congratulations to MAD Travel Diaries for recognizing the Swayambunath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal!  It's also known as the " Monkey Temple " because of the large number of (mean spirited) monkeys that have all but taken over this complex...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 5, 2014: Po Lin Buddha, Lantau Island

PortMoresby ·
  Hong Kong’s international airport occupies a flat area attached to the north side of Lantau Island.  The highway and the train that connect HKG to the city skirt the island and seem in no way to disturb the tranquility of small...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 30, 2014: Chhimi Lhakhang-Temple of fertility - Bhutan

MAD Travel Diaries ·
Chhimi Lhakhang (Temple of Fertility) is situated in the Punakha region of Bhutan. According to legend, when Drukpa Kunley visited Bhutan, a demoness called Loro Duem resided at the Dochula pass. The demoness was the biggest in the area...
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Cultural Heritage Of Hong Kong

alisamura ·
Alisa Mura shares some of the traditions and cultural gems you can find tucked amid the skyscrapers of Hong Kong.
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How to Make Your Short Vacation to Hong Kong Delightful?

bryonyaraminta ·
What makes Hong Kong immensely popular? This densely populated city located in southeastern China is hugely famous for its food and fashion. You can also find a lot of fun things to do when you are visiting Hong Kong. The plethora of options available often creates confusion in the minds of the visitors who are on a short vacation to this city. If you want to make use of your Hong Kong trip effectively, the beautiful places that you must visit are given below. The wonderful view from the...
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Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka (Where Gumbo was #328)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the ancient city of Polonnaruwa in Sri Lanka. The city dates to the 11th century and contains some beautifully preserved ruins and art.
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Asia Society, NYC: Excellent exploration of art and culture

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a visit to NYC's Asia Society
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A Complete Guide For The Visitors Planning To Visit Thailand

soniyak ·
Thailand is a country which has almost everything for everyone, and this is why millions of tourists every day, visit to enjoy and explore Thailand but, many things remain unexplored. So here is a full guide for Thailand. About Thailand Thailand Climate If you’re planning to visit Northern Thailand, then do not visit there in March-April when farmers burn their crops. The Hot season is known as the burning season, and the air becomes really unpleasant, and it makes tourist vacation terrible.
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Gal Vihara, Sri Lanka

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Gal Vihara, the amazing group of rock carvings in the medieval city of Polonorruwa. These beautifully detailed works are almost 900 years old.
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Buddhas of Bagan

PortMoresby ·
Bagan is not a single place but a string of settlements on a bend of the Irrawaddy River with a plain stretching eastward for many miles.  It’s on the western edge of the tourist track, an oval-shaped circuit of the country with Yangon...
 
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