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Phnom Chisor / Cambodia

Posted in Latest of Asienreisender, Sights with tags , , , , , , on March 12, 2015 by Thim Kwai

The Angkorian sanctuary of Phnom Chisor is a temple compound of the early classical time. Typical for these sanctuaries, it’s built on top of a mountain. Access is from a procession road from the east, leading from Tonle Om, a barray or huge water pond, via two gatehouses and a steep stairway up to the top of Chisor Mountain.

Flaringly, the sanctuary is crammed with buildings, what is in stark contrast to other Khmer temple compounds. However, it’s worth to pay a visit here, for there are some unique reliefs to see, a stone tablet with a sanscrit inscription and a main sanctuary filled with a lot of different objects of worship.

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'Phnom Chisor' by Asienreisender

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Phnom Penh / Cambodia

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Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital, was once considered as the ‘Pearl of Asia’, a small Paris in Southeast Asia, due to the efforts of the French colonialists to make the place a representative center for it’s administration. Before it was merely a wooden village at the swampy banks of the Tonle Sap River. Sadly, the former elegance of the city has faded away with it’s cruelsome history in the 20th century and the reconstruction since the 1980s in a cheap, ugly, postmodern manner. Nevertheless, when visiting Phnom Penh one can experience some reminiscences of the old times. For many visitors the megacity is nowadays attractive also as the business center of Cambodia and alluring for it’s notorious nightlife.

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Prambanan / Java

Posted in Latest of Asienreisender, Sights with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 13, 2014 by Thim Kwai

Prambanan is a medieval temple city in central Java. Prambanan temple compound consists of three main monuments with another three complementary temples and hundreds of more temple buildings around. The whole compound was build in the decades from 850 CE on. Prambanan is not only impressive because of the sheer size of the monuments but, above all, due to the highest quality of crafts and arts. The monuments of Prambanan are seen as a response to the closeby Borobodur monument and certainly many of the same artisans were involved in the construction of both sides.

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Rara Jonggrang by Asienreisender

Candi Rara Jonggrang, the main Shiva temple of Prambanan.
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Dieng Plateau – Abode of the Gods

Posted in Landscapes, Latest of Asienreisender, Sights with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2014 by Thim Kwai

The Dieng Plateau is one of Java’s great landscapes in two ways: first it’s an archeological landscape which was home for a medieval temple city, representing the oldest remaining Javanese stone buildings; second Dieng Plateau is the result of the outbreak of a huge, ancient volcano some 16,000 years ago, which left the high plain with about 100 new craters, volcanic mountain lakes and some other volcanoes around.

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Candi Bima, Dieng Plateau, Java

Candi Bima, Dieng Plateau

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Borobodur / Borobudur

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Borobodur (also: Borobudur) is a huge, medieval stepped pyramid buddhist temple; it’s the largest buddhist temple in the world. Borobodur has been built in the Kedu plain in south central Java in the 8th and 9th century CE. The grand monument served as a spiritual destination for pilgrims who approached it via the three kilometers long procession road which starts at Candi Mendut and leads over Candi Pawon to the main temple. Climbing up Borobodur monument, the pilgrims studied the sophisticated relief panels who tell a number of buddhist stories. Walking up to the top of the building symbolized the spiritual approach of purification and buddhist wisdom towards enlightenment. Considered the great perfection of the architecture and the plenty of art with it’s several kilometers long narrative reliefs, Borobodur deserves to be counted as one of the ‘Wonders of the World’.

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Candi Borobodur, Candi Borobudur by Asienreisender

Candi Borobodur, seen from it’s foot. Image by Asienreisender, 2012

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Sumatra

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Sumatra is the world’s sixth largest island, situated in Southeast Asia. It’s one of the world regions with the highest biodiversity on earth. Formerly almost completely covered by tropical rainforests and mangrove forests along the long coastlines, the nature get’s rapidly destroyed in our times. The population is growing rapidly and natural habitats come more and more under pressure and extinct.

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Minangkabau Royal Palace

The Royal Palace of the Minangkabau People in West Sumatra. Images and photocomposition by Asienreisender, 1996, 2012, 2014

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Map of Lake Toba / Sumatra / Indonesia

Posted in Landscapes, Latest of Asienreisender, Maps with tags , , on August 2, 2014 by Thim Kwai

An interactive map of Lake Toba.

Map of Lake Toba

Map of Lake Toba

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Interactive Map of Sumatra

Posted in Countries, Latest of Asienreisender, Maps with tags , , , on July 19, 2014 by Thim Kwai

A new, interactive map of Sumatra.

Interactive Map of Sumatra

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Interactive Map of Java

Posted in Countries, Latest of Asienreisender, Maps with tags , , , on July 16, 2014 by Thim Kwai

An interactive map of Java.

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Interactive Map of Java

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Interactive Map of Malaysia

Posted in Countries, Latest of Asienreisender, Maps with tags , , , on July 16, 2014 by Thim Kwai

An interactive map of Malaysia.

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