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…

Murat Longhouse, Sarawak, Borneo

Nestled amongst the jungle on the Skrang River the Murat Longhouse is home to the enigmatic Iban Chief Bansing. Always happy to entertain guests the Chief opened his home and shared some of the stories from his colourful past before demonstrating several traditional dances and giving us a lesson in hunting with a poison dart….

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…

Fuchuan Wind & Rain Bridges, Guangxi, China

  Sometimes you find the most wonderful things wandering! That was definitely the case with these bridges, which we just came across on the side of a quiet rural road in Fuchuan County, Guangxi Province. I love these wind and rain bridges, and it seems the more disheveled the better.   I am a little…

Traditional Lion Dance

Traditional Lion Dance in Guangzhou

I love all the excitement that comes with a lion dance.   Hearing that familiar pounding drum and the clashing of the cymbals is enough to get the adrenaline flowing. In Guangzhou recently I was lucky enough to come across a lion dance out the front of a temple and even luckier to get a front…