Niigata Prefecture is located along the coast of Japan in Chubu Region. One of the main highlights of Niigata would definitely be its premium quality rice.
Due to time constraint upon arrival in Niigata, the one destination we had decided to visit was the Northern Culture Museum. The place was originally served to pass down the historical lifestyle and culture of Japan’s great Ito landowner. They were originally farmers who lived in the Edo Period from 1603-1868.
The mundane bus ride from Niigata station to Northern Culture Museum was about 50 minutes long. Paddy fields were seen withering as winter claimed its season of the year.
One of the amazing takeaways from this trip was to visit Kawagoe City, also known as “Ko-Edo” which lies in the Saitama Prefecture of Japan. This city very much managed to preserve the Edo-period ambiance and is not too far from Tokyo. Make sure to add this city into your itinerary for at least half a day to experience a part of Japan’s rich culture and history!
The Imperial Citadel was one of the prominent highlights of Hue and was where the royal family of Nguyen dynasty lived, we spent our entire morning till noon exploring it. One interesting fact, the Imperial Citadel was actually modeled based on the Forbidden Palace in Beijing, China! Pay an entrance fee and you could enrich yourself with knowledge and culture.
As mentioned from my previous post, we travelled from Da Nang to Hue, a city that sits along the tranquil Perfume River.
There are countless famous cathedrals across Europe as the continent was steeped in religious history. I had my opportunity to visit some of these places of worship, which I have included to my travel itinerary from Germany to France. Even though you might not be a Christ believer, the doors are always open to welcome tourists alike.
The following gothic cathedrals are not listed according to any order and each of them are considered well known with a rich history to share. Let me know which have you visited?
Anyway, I would like to share an experience offered at Fo Guang Shan (佛光山) which not many might know. Located just less than 10 minutes walk from Punngol Mrt, Fo Guang Shan (佛光山) is basically a place of worship for Buddhist and it has a teahouse which serves satisfying vegetarian options for both devotees and the public.
Btw, this is my first blog post after over 2 years and I have recently exported my content from Blogger to WordPress.