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The Mekong basin is one of the richest areas of biodiversity in the world

 The Mekong is the most important river for most of SE Asia as it crosses or borders, Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and VietNam.  We will be using several sources and will give the links to them so you can do more research if interested.

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Ferris Wheels in Yokohama Cosmo World or Cosmo Clock, Located to the south of Tokyo Japan.  Built in 1989 launched with Expo, The city of Yokohama hosted, high 107.5 meters. In 1997 it was dismantled and moved to a new location, higher than ever before. And reopened in 1999. The Ferris Wheels in Yokohama Cosmo World or Cosmo Clock, high 112.5 meters. and diameter 100 meters. A total of 60 lifts, a lift for 8 people or for 480 people/ cycle, takes time 15 minutes/ cycle. Open 11:00 to 21:00 pm., Saturday – Sunday open 11.00 – 22.00 hrs., And closed every Thursday.

Nippon Maru Ship, Located near Sakuragicho Station. Built in 1930 as a training ship in particular. Throughout the 54 years of the ship Nippon Maru was used. A cadet nearly 12,000 people came up to learn how to drive this ship. And has sailed the equivalent of 45.5 trips around the world, or nearly 2 million kilometers. It was retired in 1984, equivalent in Minato Mirai area infront Land Mark Tower in Yokohama. Admission free. (11 March 2015)

Today we be back to Thailand so we leave from the hotel in early morning for going to Kesei Station for go to Narita International Airport later, for take off in 9 am. (13 March 2015) This shrine is near the hotel where us stay but we not go into for the worship, We must walk to Kasei Station and must pass Ueno Station, Ameyoko Market, Across the street is the Keisei Station and Ueno Park is near too. We bought Sky Liner the ticket since yesterday in 2470 Yen, before we did go to The Tokyo Imperial Palace, because today we must travel in early morning and we worry if the counter not open in the early morning.

Narita International Airport Located in Narita, Chiba, Japan, operated by Narita International Airport Limited Company. The travel from Narita to Tokyo takes about one hour by train, have two railway are Keisei Line and JR Line.

Okinawa Island or Okinawa province located on the southern of Japan. Currently a renowned resort town, The origin of  karate martial arts. A beautiful white sand beaches The blue sea and unspoiled coral. Okinawa is vacation dreams of the Japanese. The name of capital of the Okinawa province is Naha, here have been base of a US naval in World War Currently, here are still remaining.

We are landing to Don Muang Airport Located is on Vibhavadee – Rangsit  Road, Don Muang Bangkok , first opened on 27 March 2457. READ MORE :

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Akihabara and Harajuku district are famous in Tokyo, Japan, its are a source of technology and fashion etc… Japanese and tourists must to visit on their own.  We take the train from Tokyo Station for going to Akihabara Station. We bought the one day ticket since last morning (12 March 2015), its is price includes, throughout the day until midnight in prices 750 Yen/ person. Akihabara is a famous district in Tokyo. Japan Has been dubbed “Akihabara electronic city” as full of shops selling electrical appliances, computer games, toys and cartoons etc.. Japanese is call the “Akiba”.   They called Akihabara because located in Taito-ku, but the current known as Akihabara, including  Akihabara Station, located in Chiyoda-ku, both of which are a Special Administrative Region in the Tokyo area.

Shibuya is the economic center of Tokyo, Japan.  About Shibuya is the most known is the story “The Great Hachiko Dog” or “Hachiko faithful dog”  Hachiko Statue is in front of the  Shibuya Station. Hachiko (Nov 10,1923 – March 8, 1935) Hachiko dog is breed Akita, born in Odate Akita, Japan. it was came to stay with Hidesaburo Ueno a professor of agriculture at the University of Tokyo since the age of 2 months. On May 21, 1925 Prof. Ueno has Symptoms artery in the brain and died while at university. After the death of Prof. Ueno and his wife moved, she was took Hachiko give to the relatives of the professor who live far away but Hachiko still ran back to its master at the train station at 15:00. Every day. By Kikusaburo Kobayashi, a former gardener of Prof. Ueno who lives near  the train station, take care Hachiko. On March 8, 1935 Hachiko lay dying in the place where it usually comes as a 10 years wait for a boss. Shibuya is the economic center of Tokyo, is a source of entertainment, fashion clothing etc..and the highlight is the 5 separate, crosswalk with a lot of people went through. And here is the point for the tourists who want to came to Tokyo to try come here for one time.

Harajuku Station is a railway station in Shibuya, Tokyo. Operated by East Japan Railway Company. The name of the station from the east side area of the station called “Harajuku”. Takeshita Street having a length of about 400 meters, filled with shops, clothes, accessories etc… Here is shopping street at the famous Tokyo.Walking into the Takeshita Street will see several dessert crepes. People have long queues all and Marion Crepes sold since 1976, is considered the most famous dessert in Harajuku. I have to try at the Angel Crepes for 580 Yen. I can’t call the name so I took the photo of it to staff see, pay money and get the queues card and waiting…so it very big !!! much cream too !!!  Read More :

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Senso Temple or Senso-ji Temple or Asakusa Temple is a Buddhist temple in the Asakusa district of Tokyo’s Taito is the oldest and most important in Tokyo. The entrance (a close street) door is a large door called Kami Nari. (Kaminari-mon) or Thunder gate, A height of 11.4 meters and wide 11.7 meters, was built in year 1960. Large paper lanterns hanging on the crossbar with a height of 5.5 meters, with thunder line and clouds by painted in black and red. After coming out of the gate will have different shops along the pathway to the temple. Name is Nakamisei road, There are snacks, Various local desserts, souvenir, fan paper, clothes, kimono etc… Hozomon Gate is front the chapel is a 2-storey, the door with a height 22.7 meters and a width 21 meters. A large paper lanterns hanging like the outside gate (side the road). Here is have a fountain with a god statue, to those who worship for cleaning the hands, mouth, which is customary in Japan. Inside the chapel is the main building is a statue of the Bodhisattva (Kannon Bosatsu) or Bodhisattva Kuan gold height of about 5 inches. Front the chapel is have incense burner on the outside. how to pray by incense smoke to back it to body. 5-stories pagoda A height of 53 meters. Located on the left side of  Hozomon Gate. In the temple area have a small garden and have the Buddha statues are located at several points.

Tokyo Skytree or New Tokyo Tower is a transmission tower is located at Sumida, Tokyo, Japan. Currently is the tallest building in Japan. On March 9, 2015, we did came here but because of bad weather, was raining all day so invisible Tokyo Skytree. Here is Asuma Bridge and Sumida River and the building have a golden lump on the top is Building of Asahi Beer Tower. Headquarters of Asahi Breweries, Ltd. A building named Super Dry Hall, or Flamme d’Or by Philippe Starck is a French designer. Completed in the year 1989 The  Beer Bubble Sculpture is convey to the spirit and determination of Asahina. 1-3 floor are restaurant center, 4 th floor is a Event hall name is Asahi Art Squre. Today (12 March 2015), we come here again. by Ginza Line for at Asakusa Station and walking to Tokyo Skytree. (Senso Temple or Senso-ji Temple or Asakusa Templeis near the Asakusa Station, can see more in the link) Tokyo Skytree is the tallest structure in Japan, at a height of 634 meters, or 2,080 feet. Because the term “634” in Japanese sounds like “Musashi”. By Tobu Railway Co. which began construction on July 14, 2008 and finished on 29 February 2012 and was officially opened on 22 May 2012.

I must walk through the Tokyo Solamachi shopping mall for go to up to the 4th floor to buy the tickets for visits Tokyo Skytree. It consists of Transmission tower, souvenir shops, cafes and restaurants and an observation tower with lift 13 characters. Tokyo Skytree is divided into two stages. The first floor height 350 meters and 450 meters on top. We see tourists for very long queue to buy the tickets so us just change plan by not go on top the tower but just take the photos here better. Tickets First point 350 meters : 2060 Yen, second point 450 meters : 3090 Yen, open daily 8:00 am – 22:00 pm. Last dinner for Japan trip is The shop near the Inarisho Station, which near the hotel where us stay. all this is 1500 Yen. Read more :

Hasedera Temple is located in the city of Kamakura in Kanaga Province, was the former capital of Japan for more than 141 years, Located southwest of Tokyo. At the Kamakura Station we want to go to Hasedera Temple so we need to take Enoshima Electric Railway for going to Hase Kanagawa, it’s a small railway, a small long way for go in to community, have many colors. Hasedera Temple is one of the most important temples in the provinces Kamakura, is the most important temples in the sect’s Jodo in Japan. Open 08:00 to 17:30 Adults 300 Yen, 100 Yen for children for a ticket. Came down from the hill of temple. Walk to the left of the temple, have a Torii and a cave so can to walk to inside, the Buddha carved out of the cave walls, a small pond and walkway for to exit.

Great Buddha of Kamakura Japan or Daibuzu Buddha is means “Big Buddha” Located at Kotoku-in Temple in Kamakura Japan. Open 08.00 – 17.00 hrs. Admission:  adults 200 Yen, for children 150 Yen. Great Buddha of Kamakura name is Amida Nyoyurai Buddha Statue built by bronze, height of 13.35 meters. The Buddha high 11-meter and weighs approximately 122 tons. Completion Year 1252. This road still have Shugenji Temple in The Nichiren Sect. This place originally was resident of Shijo Kingo Yorimoto (Born 1229 – Died 1296) He is a 1 in 4 important people of the Nichiren sect in Edo period. When he died, this place has remodeled to a the Holy place or temple of Nichiren sect. Read more :

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Love to write about Manali in different way..not about Geography..not about her beauty as many has seen and experience..be a witness by self..love to take you to some other aspects as i have been experienced in my daily life and love to go through in deep story more and more.

Manili

Have no doubt ..why Manali,such a small town..her history and beauty named as a land of gods…so charming and attract so many tourists visit every year..some people visits Manali every year for 4-5 months stay …some becomes expat …settle down..earn,live,have a dog,pet,marriage with the local who is really welcome.

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Tokyo Bay, Last name was Edo Bay, it was name is old capital of Japan. Later on just change the name of the capital to Tokyo so change the name to Tokyo Bay too and have The Rainbow Bridge is connection to Odaiba Island. After we leave from The Tokyo Giant Sky Wheel or Palette Town Ferris, we going by the train by Aomi Station for going to Odaiba Station, 250 Yen / person.  Just walk on sky park or sky walk in front the Aquacity Odaiba, shopping mall to the beach and walk to the Daiba Port. At The Daiba Port we are going to Tokyo Tower by the ferry for go to The Port of Tokyo, name is Hinode Port, 480 Yen / person. Have schedule, time, prices and name the port where want to go. Inside the ferry is 2 floor, luxurious and important with just us, 2 person. Good bye Odaiba, haft hour for going to Hinode Port in Tokyo and pass under The Rainbow Bridge. Today (10 March 2015) is raining and not nice sky. Leave The Hinode Port we just ahead by the map for walk to Tokyo Tower, still raining and cold too much and this is the tunnel of the canal and railways and out, it is a residential neighborhood. I bought The Dango Dessert, 100 yen from super market, it is sticky dough topped with syrup, honey smells, sit and eat in Shiba Koen Park and watching the Sakura flowers too.

Zojoji Temple is near Tokyo Tower Japan. This  is the main temple of Buddhist sect in the Kanto region. This temple was built around the year 1393.  The temple is open daily, Admission is free. We walked from Hinode Port till to meet Shiba Koen Park for watching the Sakura Flower just a minutes and walk again. But really Zojoji Temple is have Akabanebashi Station, Shiba Koen Station and Onarimon Station are near the temple and walk about 10 minutes. The Sangedatsumon Main Gate in front the Zojoji Temple, It was built in 1622 and which is the only one buildings of the old traditional. It is the oldest wooden structure in Tokyo. Constructed with wood, the 2-story, the gate height 21 meters  and wide 28.7 meters. The other buildings in the temple all was rebuilt new up. Daiden (Hondo) is a main hall of Zojoji Temple, was rebuilt in 1974 by combining the traditional Buddhist temple architecture with a modern architecture. Inside The Daien (Hondo) is Enshrined Amida Buddha Statue and The Mausoleum of the Tokugawa Shoguns is located at the rear of the temple. (No. 4 in the map). Have been designated National Treasures of Japan. Today (10 March 2015 raining and cold.) we are lucky for can to see activity of all the monks. The Daibonsho bell was completed in 1673 and was renowned as one of the “Three Great Bells of the Edo Period”. The bell weighs 15 tonnes and is rung twice a day, early morning and evening. The Jizo Statues is a symbol of Children’s soul who don’t have born or abortion before birth. The parents can choose a statue in the garden and decorate it with clothing and toys.

Tokyo Tower is a large communications tower located in Minato, Tokyo, Japan, the height 332.6 meters or 1,091 ft, building was completed on October 14, 1958. Tokyo Tower is one of the major attractions of the city of Tokyo. In one year, there were more than 2.5 million people visit the tower, the tower can be divided into three parts, the bottom is a 4-storey building, under the tower. It consists of two museums, shops, restaurants, etc… 900 yen / person for a ticket and on the top can to see The Zojoji Temple Tokyo Japan. We are very lucky for rain stop and open sky now so us can to see The Fuji Sang in evening. 2 storey for a panoramic view of the tower. Situated on a height of 150 meters, us are  on right now and 250 meters, not open for the service right now. (10 March 2015) Here can to see to The Rainbow Bridge and Palette Town Ferris (Daikanransha) or Giant Sky Wheel in Odaiba Island. Has a golf ball came on top here from someone and the officer just keep it for show to public. Here are also make a medals Tokyo Tower auto for as a souvenir, many type, many prices and also have a clear glass floor for who want to stand for looking or take the photos to down.

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Odaiba Island is Japanese created by the soil and sand reclamation to occur as the island since 1850. Rainbow Bridge, the Statue of Liberty Replica are symbolic. We left the hotel use the Ginza line subway for 200 Yen / person, in Inaricho Satation for going to Shimbachi Satation. From Shimbashi station for going to Odaiba Kaihin Koen by Yurikamome line 320 Yen apiece. Suggest a stay in the head of the train for to see the Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Bay views clearly. At Odaiba Kaihin Koen Station just exit right door for going to Odaiba Beach. The beach is along walk way and can walk to the Statue of Liberty replica. Below is a sculpture on the beach are chain and anchor.

PALETTE TOWN FERRIS (Daikanransha) or Giant Sky wheel is in Odaiba Island Japan. A height of 115 meters and 100 meters in diameter, opened in 1999, After walk to see the Sakura Flowers and Statue of Liberty replica in front the shopping mall and below is a sculpture on the beach are chain and anchor and can to see Rainbow Bridge. Aquacity Odaiba is time to open the mall, raining outside. Aquacity Odaiba is a shopping mall and the featured of here are the 5 floor is Ramen Food Theme Park, collect various kinds of ramen from all over Japan for here. Here are many Ramen shop, many taste, many prices. Order to that the counter of the shop, pay and get queue and waiting to got it. This is Raman 790 Yen, Fried Dumplings 490 Yen. After lunch so walk again till to see The Giant Gundam Robot and GUNDAM Cafe, I get one dessert it’s like a hamburger, warm bread have the cream, fruit and mashed nuts inside 480 Yen. I’m overlooking Ferris wheel is the distant so I walk on through the raining by just pass the Venus Fort MEGA WEB is a mall, show The Antique Cars. PALETTE TOWN FERRIS (Daikanransha) or Giant Sky wheel is spent 16 minutes in the Revolution with the slogan “16 minutes of memory”. Today (10 March 2015) is not good weather so can’t to see the Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Sky Tree. 920 Yen/person.

 

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map of Odaiba Island and click here for a larger map 

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Ueno Park, located in front of JR Ueno Station and close to Keisei Ueno station, Japan. This park has a very large There are several important buildings located in this park. This is KANEIJI TAMPLE, Admission is free, open daily from 9:00 am. – 16.00. Kaneiji Temple was a large temple of glory in the Edo period but during The Boshin War some area of temples have been destroyed but still remain 5-story pagoda and Toshogu Shrine. Today is raining (9 March 2015) and very cold so I can’t to go to the pagoda. The temple area is not very large right now, Surrounded by park is the temple quiet and now have the Sakura Flowers are being to blossom but still not all, with both light color and dark colors are beautiful and very happy to see its because I never have seen its before and not think to can to see its in today because this is early March.

SAIGO TAKAMORI STATUE was the last true samurai of Japan. Located in front of Ueno Park. SAIGO TAKAMORI is one of the most influential samurai in Japanese history. Lived during the late Edo period (Bakumashu) to the beginning of the Meiji era. Who has been dubbed.”the last true samurai” the named in his childhood as “Saigo Kokishi” and adopted the name “Saigo Takamori ” upon entry. adulthood He also used in the writing of poetry as “Saigo Nanshu”. Kiyomizu Kannon Temple was created in 1631 as part of  Kaneji Temple. The building of the temple made of wood, is located on a hill and has a balcony protruding outside. Inside is a picture of Kosodate Kannon Guanyin. The Holy especially of children. As a result, a lot of people come to worship and pray for a son.

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Map for Ueno Park 

Ueno Park Map


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Manali…I heard this word first time when I was a Master’s student in Delhi, New Delhi,India.

Manali and Mountains

Thai students looking for a place to cool down in hot Delhi summer, Manali was always a favorite place,for many boys and girls to experience snow and adventure life style. And Whenever they returned from their trip, they always talked about their funny mountain road journey and crazy bus drivers.They always took some pictures of locals ,showing unique colorful outfit “manali style” which you will not be able to see from anywhere else in the world .They also told us about history behind the design of these outfits.They also shared some stories about how they made friends with people from various countries.
Let this bond of international friendship always flourish.

Across the red bridge from New Manali to old manali...river called Manalsu River

Across the red bridge from New Manali to old manali…river called Manalsu River

And the conversation of the beautiful landscape of Manali and the wonderful Beas River always remained in some part of my head. Keeping my imagination and moving on in my life,i always looked forward to make my Manali trip come true one day.

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