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Osaka Castle

 

 

osaka castle

 

Beautifully standing in the middle of a lush and well-maintained park. The Osaka Castle is a building made with intricate details and well thought of design. An abundance of foliage covers the gardens around the castle grounds.

 

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The Japan Experience

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Pale sakura in Tokyo Imperial Palace, Akihabara, Gundam in Odaiba and me in a torii gate

 

Japan, an archipelago of 6,852 islands in East Asia. The four largest islands are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku.  Honshu is the largest of the four and is where Tokyo and Osaka are located. Being a perpetual pioneer in present-day technology, Japan also thrives in preserving their old traditions and unique culture. Visitors can see the unobstructed difference of  the Japanese modern life to its past way of life. It is common to see Japanese ladies walking in Kimonos on their way to the train station while talking to their mobile phone.  Continue reading The Japan Experience

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Chinese New Year in Sydney

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Dragon Lantern in the Harbour

 

Gong Xi Fa Cai! It’s the first day of the Lunar Year (more like the second day when I publish this). In Sydney, the Chinese new year has been a celebration of arts. The Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival, in its 20th year, is a program filled with cultural events, the Lunar markets and feasts, Dragon Boat Races, exhibitions and entertainment, most of them free. Continue reading Chinese New Year in Sydney

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Go Guan Photo-Studio

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I chose the King’s costume

 

Koreans have tapped into the popularity of social media. In every tourist spot, there is always a photo opportunity, may it be for free or for a fee. Continue reading Go Guan Photo-Studio

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Myeongdong

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A trip in Seoul is never complete without a visit in the shopping district of Myeongdong. The two main boulevards come across in the centre of a frenzy shopping block with one from Myeongdong Subway Station and the other from Lotte Department Store at Euljiro. Continue reading Myeongdong

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Changdeokgung

Changdeokgung

 

Beauty enriched by time. The entrance is a massive gate adorned with colourful patterns and wooden carvings. Walking through the palace grounds gives one a sense of ancient Korea especially if you are a fan of Korean period dramas.  Continue reading Changdeokgung

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Unhyeongung

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Noandang

 

Constructed in 1864, Unhyeongung Royal Residence or Unhyeon Palace, is the house of Regent Heungseon, ruler of Korea during the Joseon Dynasty in the 19th century. Continue reading Unhyeongung

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