Beautiful Bagan

Beautiful Bagan

                        I had such a great time creating these images in Bagan’s spectacular temples.   That exhilaration you experience when shooting something special whether it be an exotic destination, amazing people or the sheet spectacular natural beauty of our world is what drives me…

Beautiful Wat Sene, Luang Prabang, Laos

Wat Sene, Luang Prabang, Laos

The beautiful Wat Sene, also known as the Temple of 100,000 Treasures or Wat Sene Souk Haram, may be similar in overall design to Wat Xieng Thong and Haw Pha Bang, which are two of Luang Prabang’s most well known temples.  On closer inspection though it reveals its own distinct character. This collection of images…

The stunning Sim at Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang

Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang, Laos

There are I think a few unmissable sights in Luang Prabang, Wat Xieng Thong is one of them! I am definitely a fan of architecture – Wat Xieng Thong is both beautiful and different with its spectacular coloured glass and tile mosaics. On the main, magnificent Sim building is the Flame Tree of the Forest…

Morning Alms Procession, Luang Prabang, Laos

Last week I spent a few fantastic days chilling out in the ever charming World Heritage town of Luang Prabang in Laos. Blessed with more than 30 temples this ancient royal capital nestled on the banks of the Mekong River retains an aura of days gone by through its sleepy streets and exotic mix of…

Putuoshan Rock Frescoes, China

As one of China’s holy Buddhist mountains, Putuo is scattered with temples and makes a great place to spend a day or two particularly if you are looking to escape from nearby Shanghai. One thing that really captured my attention were these amazing rock frescoes which seemed to just have so much life – there…

The beautiful and atmospheric Hualin temple is tucked away behind the Jade Market in Guangzhou's Liwan District,

Hualin Temple, Guangzhou, China

Finding that atmosphere of authenticity in China’s temples is becoming more and more difficult as the years go by, especially in the larger centres more often frequented by tourists. The 500 Arhat Hall in Hualin Temple tucked away behind the Jade market in Guangzhou’s old Liwan district has that atmosphere and is totally unassuming.  Originally…

Glimpse into the temples of Wutaishan

Wonders of Wutaishan

  As one of China’s 4 sacred Buddhist peaks, Wutaishan is actually a collection of five peaks or plateaus that is home to in excess of 50 temples and monasteries. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009, Wutaishan is a great place to explore for a couple of days. One of the things that…

shaolin monks performing an athletic routine of kung fu

Shaolin Monks in Action

The mix of showmanship, acrobatic feats and seemingly unwavering abilities of concentration makes any Shaolin monk performance an enjoyable and exciting event. Despite their being thousands of kung fu styles only several hundred may have any sort of affiliation with the Shaolin Monastery.   This ancient art handed down through countless generations finds its roots in…