Kuala Lumpur’s Spectacular Thean Hou Temple

Even though I was quite occupied during my two-day trip to Malaysia, I couldn’t resist visiting the beautiful Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur.

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Built between 1981 and 1987, this world famous temple draws hundreds of tourists everyday, thanks to its stunning architecture. It is a six tired temple with four levels and is dedicated to the Chinese sea goddess Mazu. Also known as the Temple of the Goddess of Heaven, it has elements of Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism structures.

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The amalgamation of contemporary architectural style and traditional designs made the temple stand out among other temples in Kuala Lumpur.

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Outside the temple, one can see statutes of representations of the 12 animals of Chinese astrology. The temple also has a Chinese medicinal herbs garden and a tortoise pond. A popular wedding venue among KL’s Chinese community, the temple attracts worshipers and tourists alike everyday.

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In short, your Kuala Lumpur itinerary must include this spectacular world famous temple.

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How to reach: The temple is just three km away from Bangsar station. Take a LRT to the station and then you can hire a taxi to the temple. I used Grab app and reached this place within 10 minutes.

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Maharashtra’s Impressive Elephanta Caves

My search for an attractive tourist destination in Mumbai ended when a friend of mine suggested me to visit Maharashtra’s famous Elephanta Caves – a UNESCO World Heritage site, which draws thousands of tourists everyday.

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Surrounded by thick forest and Arabian Sea, the caves are divided in two parts – an array five caves and two Buddhist caves.

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Perched on Elephanta Island, the collection of rock art is believed to be built during the mid-fifth to sixth centuries AD. According to Archaeological Survey Of India, a number of dynasties, including Chalukyas of Badami and Yadavas of Deogiri had their control over this majestic place.

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Among all the caves, Cave 1 turned out to be impressive. The main cave includes Andhakasuravada murti, Nataraja; Kalyanasundara murti and Gangadhara murti.
In my opinion, the Elephanta Caves is a must place to visit for those who admire ancient art and architectures.

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Exploring the entire place takes almost 1 and ½ hours. Elephanta Caves is just 10 kilometer away from the famous Gateway of India. The boat services for this place start at around 9am.

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Review Of My Passport Wireless Pro: Wi-Fi Mobile Storage

As any other travel photographer, the pictures that I click are part of my hard work and sweet memories. I take no chances when it comes to preserving and storing these pictures. Mostly I store the pictures in a hard disk. I mainly prefer using reliable and industry’s best hard-drive. My search for a reliable hard drive ended once I got familiar with Western Digital’s unique hard-drive, which was launched recently.

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I was impressed with its features, which makes it different from others.
The device has an in built Wi-Fi system, which allows you to connect it with your smartphone or tablet via the free WD MyCloud app for iOS and Android.

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Being handy to use and smart in design, the device is expected to catch the attentions of others. I am sure its smart features will surely motivate you to buy this multi-purpose device, which is available around Rs20,000-21,000.

Product Features
Wireless storage wherever you go: Built with wireless 802.11ac techonology, you can quicky transfer images and videos wirelessely from a compatibale camera. Once on the drive, you can back up, view or edit your shots with a connected tablet or laptop.

Save Time With SD 3.0
Equipped with an SD 3.0 card reader, you can quickly back up photos and videos on the fly. Offload your camera’s entire SD card in one move and keep your workflow running smooth.

All-Day Battery Life: Up to 10 hours of continuous use. Bring it on all-day photo shoot and stay out in the field longer. Take it on a long trip and continuously stream videos on the road of in flight.

Built-In Power Bank: Charge your smartphone or other USB devices on the go with the integrated 6,400 mAh power bank.

Super-fast USB 3.0 transfer Speeds
Save time when moving or backing up. RAW images or HD videos with the transfer speeds of USB 3.0.

Import Media From External USB Devices: Use the convenient USB 2.0 port to easily transfer media from an external USB storage device, like a compatible DSLR or CF card reader.

Access Files Wirelessly: Wirelessly connect My Passport Wireless Pro to your mobile devices using the My Cloud mobile app so you can view, organize, edit and share your media files from anywhere with your tablet and smartphone.

Create Your Own Internet Hotspot: Use My Passport Wireless pro as a Wi-Fi hub to share an Internet connection with up to eight devices.

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Umngot River: Pure & Pristine

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After seeing the beautiful images of Umngot river over a thousand times on Social media, I finally made up my mind to see it in real. I hired a cab from Shillong and headed to Umngot river, which lies at Dawki, a small town situated near the Indo-Bangladesh border. It took me nearly two hours to reach the place.

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It is probably one of the cleanest rivers in our country. The emerald green water, so pure and pristine. Surrounded by thick forest, the beauty of the river is unparalleled. It is a must visit place for any traveler. My driver told me that the river becomes crystal clear during the December-January period. Apart from enjoying the incredible view, one can take a boat ride, and do camping next to the lake. Local tour operators provide camping equipment.

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How to reach this place: This pristine river is located 95km away from Shillong. There are many options to visit this place. One can take a bus from the capital city to Dawaki. Megahlaya tourism department also conducts tours to this place. Their office is situated in the famous Police Bazar. I took a cab as I had very limited time and wanted to see many things.

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