Tag: #wanderlust

Xi’An: Exploring Ancient Civilization Capital In East Asia

“Go to Shanghai and you will find a 100-year-old China; go to Beijing and you will find a 1000-year-old China; go to Xi’an and then you will find a 3000-year-old China.” Together with Athens, Cairo and Rome, Xi’an is among the four major ancient civilization capitals of the world. As one of the birthplaces of […]

Leshan: Visiting The Largest Stone Buddha In The World

“The Mountain is a Buddha and the Buddha is a Mountain” Sitting in the confluence of Ming River, Qingyi River and Dadu River, Leshan is a city of Sichuan well-known for its natural landscape and Buddha scenic spots. There are two main attractions: Leshan Great Buddha and Mount Emei. Unfortunately, I only have time to […]

Chengdu: More Than Just the Hometown of Giant Pandas

Apart from the Great Wall of China, the next thing which comes to people’s mind when mention China will most likely be PANDA. Fun fact: Did you know that Chengdu is the only place where giant pandas live in the wild? Nonetheless, this post is not going to focus on pandas but other awesome places […]

Hamadan: Discover The World’s Largest Water Cave

Hamadan is believed not only to be the oldest Iranian cities but probably one of the oldest in the world. Its historical origins date back to several centuries before Christ when it was the Median Empire’s capital. Pitifully little remains from classical times, but significant parts of the city are given over to excavations, and there’s a […]

Esfahan: The City That Once Called “Half The World”

For everyone going to Iran, Esfahan is a mandatory city to visit. Forget about Paris, Esfahan is the most beautiful city in the world. The Persians called it “Nesf-e-Jahan”, meaning “Half the World”. Located right at the center of Iran, Esfahan was one of the largest cities in the world and had been given the […]

Kerman: Experiencing True Authentic Hospitality From The Heart

Set on the Southeastern of Iran, Kerman is an old city easily being overlooked by travellers compared to other beautiful Iranian cities like Shiraz and Isfahan. Surrounded by mountains on the North and East, the city has a cool climate and frequent sandstorms in the autumn and spring. Not only it is the largest carpet producing and […]

Shiraz: Exploring the Heartland of Persian Culture

Shiraz is the fifth most populous city of Iran mainly known for its literary history, splendid gardens, ancient sophisticated ruins and wine (used to be before alcohol got banned). The capital of Persian culture, a hub of all of human history, and the gates to the ancient city of Persepolis, Shiraz is one of the […]

Iran: Things I Learnt as A Female Solo Traveller

Soaring mountain ranges, stunning mosques, palaces and ruins from different eras provide architectural wonder, while brilliant bazaars adds colours to shopping culture, making Iran an irresistible destination for travellers. Even before touching down, the view from the plane is just soooooo breathtaking… When I told people about it, their reactions will be like: “Why do […]

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