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๐’œ๐“๐’ธ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‚๐“Ž ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐’ถ ๐“€๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐“…๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“๐‘œ๐“ˆ๐‘œ๐“…๐’ฝ๐“Ž: ๐’ถ ๐“€๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐“€๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‰ ๐“๐‘’๐’ถ๐’น๐“ˆ ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐’ถ ๐“Œ๐’ถ๐“Ž ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐“Š๐“ƒ๐’น๐‘’๐“‡๐“ˆ๐“‰๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘”. 
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#templesthailand #ancientsites #alchemy #culturetrip #sonya7iii #wanderlust #thailand2018 #philosophy
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๐’œ๐“๐’ธ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‚๐“Ž ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐’ถ ๐“€๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐“…๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“๐‘œ๐“ˆ๐‘œ๐“…๐’ฝ๐“Ž: ๐’ถ ๐“€๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐“€๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‰ ๐“๐‘’๐’ถ๐’น๐“ˆ ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐’ถ ๐“Œ๐’ถ๐“Ž ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐“Š๐“ƒ๐’น๐‘’๐“‡๐“ˆ๐“‰๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘”. . . . . #templesthailand #ancientsites #alchemy #culturetrip #sonya7iii #wanderlust #thailand2018 #philosophy

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โ€œ๐’ฏ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“…๐“‡๐‘œ๐’ท๐“๐‘’๐“‚ ๐“Œ๐’พ๐“‰๐’ฝ ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐“‰๐“‡๐‘œ๐“ˆ๐“…๐‘’๐’ธ๐“‰๐’พ๐‘œ๐“ƒ ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‰ ๐’พ๐“‰ ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐“ƒ๐‘œ ๐‘’๐“ƒ๐’นโ€
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#buddhism #culture #ancientart #wanderlust #sonya7iii #buddhist ๐Ÿงก
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โ€œ๐’ฏ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“…๐“‡๐‘œ๐’ท๐“๐‘’๐“‚ ๐“Œ๐’พ๐“‰๐’ฝ ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐“‰๐“‡๐‘œ๐“ˆ๐“…๐‘’๐’ธ๐“‰๐’พ๐‘œ๐“ƒ ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‰ ๐’พ๐“‰ ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐“ƒ๐‘œ ๐‘’๐“ƒ๐’นโ€ . . . . #buddhism #culture #ancientart #wanderlust #sonya7iii #buddhist ๐Ÿงก

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โ€œ๐’ฎ๐‘œ๐“‚๐‘’ ๐’ท๐‘’๐’ถ๐“Š๐“‰๐’พ๐’ป๐“Š๐“ ๐“…๐’ถ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐“ˆ ๐’ธ๐’ถ๐“ƒ'๐“‰ ๐’ท๐‘’ ๐’น๐’พ๐“ˆ๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“‹๐‘’๐“‡๐‘’๐’น ๐“Œ๐’พ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“Š๐“‰ ๐‘”๐‘’๐“‰๐“‰๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐“๐‘œ๐“ˆ๐“‰โ€ 
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#wanderlust #sonya7iii #srilankatrip #explorers #solotravel #offthebeatenpath #ancientruins #culturetrip
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โ€œ๐’ฎ๐‘œ๐“‚๐‘’ ๐’ท๐‘’๐’ถ๐“Š๐“‰๐’พ๐’ป๐“Š๐“ ๐“…๐’ถ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐“ˆ ๐’ธ๐’ถ๐“ƒ'๐“‰ ๐’ท๐‘’ ๐’น๐’พ๐“ˆ๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“‹๐‘’๐“‡๐‘’๐’น ๐“Œ๐’พ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“Š๐“‰ ๐‘”๐‘’๐“‰๐“‰๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐“๐‘œ๐“ˆ๐“‰โ€ . . . . #wanderlust #sonya7iii #srilankatrip #explorers #solotravel #offthebeatenpath #ancientruins #culturetrip

๐’ฎ๐“Š๐“ƒ๐“ˆ๐‘’๐“‰๐“ˆ ๐’ถ๐“‡๐‘’ ๐“‚๐“Ž ๐’ป๐’ถ๐“‹๐‘œ๐“‡๐’พ๐“‰๐‘’ ๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“๐‘œ๐“‡๐“ˆ, ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐“‡๐’ถ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’ท๐‘œ๐“Œ๐“ˆ  ๐’ถ๐“‡๐‘’ ๐“‚๐“Ž ๐“ˆ๐‘’๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐’น. .
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Location: #SouthernThailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ 
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#southernthailand #wanderlust #sonya7iii #asiansunsets #solotravel #tropicalsunset #oceanwaves
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๐’ฎ๐“Š๐“ƒ๐“ˆ๐‘’๐“‰๐“ˆ ๐’ถ๐“‡๐‘’ ๐“‚๐“Ž ๐’ป๐’ถ๐“‹๐‘œ๐“‡๐’พ๐“‰๐‘’ ๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“๐‘œ๐“‡๐“ˆ, ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐“‡๐’ถ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’ท๐‘œ๐“Œ๐“ˆ ๐’ถ๐“‡๐‘’ ๐“‚๐“Ž ๐“ˆ๐‘’๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐’น. . . . Location: #southernthailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ . . . #southernthailand #wanderlust #sonya7iii #asiansunsets #solotravel #tropicalsunset #oceanwaves

There's no better place to find yourself than sitting by a waterfall and listening to it's  music  ~ 
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#southeastasia #srilankatrip #exploresrilanka #wanderlust #sonya7iii #djimavicpro #naturephotography #solotravel #srilankawanderlust #adventuretime #culturetrip
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There's no better place to find yourself than sitting by a waterfall and listening to it's music ~ . . . . . . . . . #southeastasia #srilankatrip #exploresrilanka #wanderlust #sonya7iii #djimavicpro #naturephotography #solotravel #srilankawanderlu

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โ€œ๐•Š๐• ๐•ž๐•– ๐•“๐•–๐•’๐•ฆ๐•ฅ๐•š๐•—๐•ฆ๐• ๐•ก๐•’๐•ฅ๐•™๐•ค ๐•”๐•’๐•Ÿ'๐•ฅ ๐•“๐•– ๐••๐•š๐•ค๐•”๐• ๐•ง๐•–๐•ฃ๐•–๐•• ๐•จ๐•š๐•ฅ๐•™๐• ๐•ฆ๐•ฅ ๐•˜๐•–๐•ฅ๐•ฅ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜ ๐•๐• ๐•ค๐•ฅโ€. 
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#wanderlust #ancientthailand #explorepage #thailand18 #sonya7iii #culturetrip #soloexplorer #ancientsites #archaeology ๏ธ
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โ€œ๐•Š๐• ๐•ž๐•– ๐•“๐•–๐•’๐•ฆ๐•ฅ๐•š๐•—๐•ฆ๐• ๐•ก๐•’๐•ฅ๐•™๐•ค ๐•”๐•’๐•Ÿ'๐•ฅ ๐•“๐•– ๐••๐•š๐•ค๐•”๐• ๐•ง๐•–๐•ฃ๐•–๐•• ๐•จ๐•š๐•ฅ๐•™๐• ๐•ฆ๐•ฅ ๐•˜๐•–๐•ฅ๐•ฅ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜ ๐•๐• ๐•ค๐•ฅโ€. . . . #wanderlust #ancientthailand #explorepage #thailand18 #sonya7iii #culturetrip #soloexplorer #ancientsites #archaeology ๏ธ

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Between the 14th and 19th centuries, Inwa was the on-again-off-again capital of the Burmese elite. Located near the city of Mandalay, Inwa was constructed in the 1300s on an artificially made island. Situated between the Irrawaddy and Myitnge Rivers, the ruler at the time, King Thado Minbya, ordered two canals to be built to connect the rivers and swamplands surrounding the area to be filled in, thus making his citadel an island unto itself. The Burmese word Inwa means โ€œmouth of the Lakeโ€ and is believed to have derived from the word Innawa, which means โ€œnine lakesโ€. .
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#wanderlust #exploringtheglobe #sonya7iii #solotravel #ancientasia #templephotography #historicalsites #burmatrip #stupas ๏ธ
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Between the 14th and 19th centuries, Inwa was the on-again-off-again capital of the Burmese elite. Located near the city of Mandalay, Inwa was constructed in the 1300s on an artificially made island. Situated between the Irrawaddy and Myitnge Rivers,

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โ€œCreativity is putting your imagination to work, and it's produced the most extraordinary results in human cultureโ€ .
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Bhuddist lore lists the Garuda as one of the โ€œFour Dignitiesโ€โ€”animals that represent Bhuddist virtues. The Four Dignities are the dragon representing power; the tiger, representing confidence; the snow leopard, representing fearlessness; and the Garuda, representing wisdom.
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In Hindu lore, Garuda represents heavenly power. On the bright side, he is a symbol of virtue, hope, and rebirthโ€”but he has his dark side too. Garuda is a brilliant warrior, and while itโ€™s true that his enemies, the naga serpents, are agents of the underworld, itโ€™s also true that he shows no mercy in his attacks. Therefore, he symbolizes speed, violence, and military prowess as much as he does virtue, hope, and rebirth.
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In Hindu art, Garuda has evolved over centuries to look more human. In Nepal, he is often depicted as a human with wings. In the rest of Asia, he has maintained his birdโ€™s head, beak, and talons. Indonesiaโ€™s version of Garudas is especially colorful and is depicted with tusks.
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#culturetrip #hindumythology #buddhism #anthropology #wanderlust #solotravel #india2018 #sonya7iii #sonyalpha #indianarts ๏ธ
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โ€œCreativity is putting your imagination to work, and it's produced the most extraordinary results in human cultureโ€ . . . . Bhuddist lore lists the Garuda as one of the โ€œFour Dignitiesโ€โ€”animals that represent Bhuddist virtues. The Four Dignities are

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โ€œAll journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unawareโ€ 
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Seychelles ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จ .
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#oceanwaves #wanderlust #solotravel #sonya7iii #secretbeach #tropicalislands #indianocean #seychellestravel
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โ€œAll journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unawareโ€ . . . Seychelles ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จ . . . . #oceanwaves #wanderlust #solotravel #sonya7iii #secretbeach #tropicalislands #indianocean #seychellestravel

โ€œSri Lanka is a beautiful little island located close to India; with strange melancholy hills, and the ruins of kingdoms pastโ€ ... ๏ธ
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The history of Sri Lanka is intertwined with the history of the broader Indian subcontinent and the surrounding regions, comprising the areas of South Asia, Southeast Asia and Indian Ocean. The earliest human remains found on the island of Sri Lanka date to about 35,000 years ago. 
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โ€œSri Lanka is a beautiful little island located close to India; with strange melancholy hills, and the ruins of kingdoms pastโ€ ... ๏ธ . . . . The history of Sri Lanka is intertwined with the history of the broader Indian subcontinent and the surroundi

Wat Arun - The Temple of Dawn ๏ธ
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Wat Arun or the Temple of Dawn, is named after Aruna, the Indian God of Dawn. Sitting majestically on the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya River, the legendary Wat Arun is one of the most striking riverside landmarks of Thailand. Despite the name, the most spectacular view of the monument can be seen from the east side of the river at sunset, when the spires of Wat Arun make an impressive silhouette against the skyline.
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This Wat or Buddhist temple is an architectural representation of Mount Meru, the center of the world in Buddhist cosmology. In the mythology of Tibetan Buddhism, Mount Meru is a place that simultaneously represents the center of the universe and the single-pointedness of mind sought by adepts. Thousands of miles in height, Meru is located somewhere beyond the physical plane of reality, in a realm of perfection and transcendence. The four-corner prang of Wat Arun, which house images of the guardian gods of the four directions, reinforces this mystical symbolism.
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#bangkokthailand #wanderlust #sonya7iii #solotravel #thailand18 #southeastasia #culturetrip #templephotography #ancientsites
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Wat Arun - The Temple of Dawn ๏ธ . . Wat Arun or the Temple of Dawn, is named after Aruna, the Indian God of Dawn. Sitting majestically on the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya River, the legendary Wat Arun is one of the most striking riverside landmar

โ€œLeave Only Footprintsโ€ 
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Maldives ~ Tranquility ๏ธ๐Ÿฅฅ
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#indianocean #wanderlust #sonya7iii #islandlife #maldivesphotography #tranquility #meditation #solotravel
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โ€œLeave Only Footprintsโ€ . . . Maldives ~ Tranquility ๏ธ๐Ÿฅฅ . . . #indianocean #wanderlust #sonya7iii #islandlife #maldivesphotography #tranquility #meditation #solotravel

โ€œOne of the things that I love to do is travel around the world and look at archaeological sites. Because archaeology gives us an opportunity to study past civilizationsโ€. ๏ธ
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The grottoes and niches of Longmen contain the largest and most impressive collection of Chinese art of the late Northern Wei and Tang Dynasties (316-907). These works, entirely devoted to the Buddhist religion, represent the high point of Chinese stone carving.
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#ancientpast #ancientsites #archaeology #culturetrip #wanderlust #templephotography #documentinglife #historicalsites #sonya7iii #explorers
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โ€œOne of the things that I love to do is travel around the world and look at archaeological sites. Because archaeology gives us an opportunity to study past civilizationsโ€. ๏ธ . The grottoes and niches of Longmen contain the largest and most impressive

โ€œTake a detour, once in a whileโ€ .
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#offthebeatenpath #wanderlust #soloexplorer #sonya7iii #djimavicpro #islandlife ๏ธ
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โ€œTake a detour, once in a whileโ€ . . . . #offthebeatenpath #wanderlust #soloexplorer #sonya7iii #djimavicpro #islandlife ๏ธ

I'd always been fascinated by archaeology; it was my original career planโ€ โณ
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#archaeology #ancientsites #southernthailand #ancientsites #culturetrip #sonya7iii #exploring #solotravel #wanderlust #buddhism ๏ธ
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I'd always been fascinated by archaeology; it was my original career planโ€ โณ . . . #archaeology #ancientsites #southernthailand #ancientsites #culturetrip #sonya7iii #exploring #solotravel #wanderlust #buddhism ๏ธ

โ€œEverything goes in waves. Evolution goes in waves. The ocean goes in waves. Energy goes in waves. Sound travels in wavesโ€ 
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#southernthailand #islandlife #wanderlust #sonya7iii #kohsamui18 #thailandphotography #solotravel #asiatrip #oceanwaves
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โ€œEverything goes in waves. Evolution goes in waves. The ocean goes in waves. Energy goes in waves. Sound travels in wavesโ€ . . . #southernthailand #islandlife #wanderlust #sonya7iii #kohsamui18 #thailandphotography #solotravel #asiatrip #oceanwaves

โ€œGo somewhere you know nothing about and see what happens.โ€ โณ
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#sonya7iii #wanderlust #southernthailand #templephotography #buddhism #buddha #archaeology #templeruins #lostinasia #solotravel #culturetrip ๏ธ
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โ€œGo somewhere you know nothing about and see what happens.โ€ โณ . . . #sonya7iii #wanderlust #southernthailand #templephotography #buddhism #buddha #archaeology #templeruins #lostinasia #solotravel #culturetrip ๏ธ

Wat Arun ~ โ€œTemple of Dawn is a Buddhist temple (wat) in Bangkok Yai district of Bangkok, Thailand, on the Thonburi west bank of the Chao Phraya River. The temple derives its name from the Hindu god Aruna, often personified as the radiations of the rising sun. Wat Arun is among the best known of Thailand's landmark. The first light of the morning reflects off the surface of the temple with pearly iridescence.
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Although the temple had existed since at least the seventeenth century, its distinctive prang (spires) were built in the early nineteenth century during the reign of King Rama II.
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The main feature of Wat Arun is its central prang (Khmer-style tower) which is encrusted with colourful porcelain. This is interpreted as a stupa-like pagoda encrusted with coloured faience.
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The Temple of the Dawn was built sometime during the Ayutthaya era. Previously known as both Wat Makok and Wat Chaeng, it was made famous by General Taksin. The new name was given when he came upon the temple at dawn, with his fleet on their way to fight the invading Burmese.
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#bangkoktemples #sonya7iii #thailandhistory #wanderlust #solotravel #templephotography #culturetrip #ancientsites ๏ธโณ
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Wat Arun ~ โ€œTemple of Dawn" is a Buddhist temple (wat) in Bangkok Yai district of Bangkok, Thailand, on the Thonburi west bank of the Chao Phraya River. The temple derives its name from the Hindu god Aruna, often personified as the radiations of the