Wednesday, 3 December 2008

1000 Places To See Before You Die

since timtim have been poisoning me on their trip to India (cos we both know she rather die then invite a certain pole head (and spouse) to go with them).. it reminded me when i saw one of the episode on Travel & Living's 1000 Places to See Before You Die. which was shot in India.

so i googled the official homepage of 1000. i think the list is interesting. of course..when i look at asia's listing.. i think more could be included. m glad some of these list have been checked through.. so not so kempunan la.. *LOL*


The magnificent Forbidden City, so named because it was off-limits to commoners for 500 years, was the imperial court for twenty-four emperors from the early days of the Ming dynasty in the 15th century ... read more >>

The Li River China
Reputed to possess the most beautiful mountains and rivers under heaven, Guangxi Province has been eulogized for thirteen centuries by painters and writers who tried to capture its unearthly karst formations ... read more >>

Lhasa China
Lhasa, which in Tibetan means “the Holy City” or “Place of the Gods,” is the vortex of Tibetan spirituality, a city that mystifies and intoxicates, despite the present-day Chinese presence. The vast hilltop ... read more >>

Every year after the bleak winter skies disappear, tens of millions of Japanese flock to the parks and temple gardens in pursuit of hanami, or cherry blossom viewing. When a gentle breeze carries snowflake-size ... read more >>

The last independent Buddhist mountain kingdom in the Himalayas, Bhutan (Druk Yul, the Land of the Thunder Dragon) is one of the most remote and tantalizing corners of Asia. Seventy percent of its 18,000 ... read more >>

Nothing can adequately prepare the visitor for his or her first glimpse of the Taj Mahal. It may be a visual cliché, the Niagara Falls of architecture, but it's also the embodiment of grace and romance, ... read more >>

Hagia Sophia Turkey
The massive dome and four elegant minarets of the Hagia Sophia (Church of Holy Wisdom) rise above the chaos and hubbub of downtown Istanbul, for more than a millennium forming the most impressive silhouette ... read more >>

Cappadocia Turkey
A trip to the steppes of Central Anatolia is the next best thing to intergalactic travel, at a fraction of the cost and inconvenience. Centuries of wind and water have sculpted a surrealistic landscape ... read more >>


Angkor Wat Cambodia
Angkor, spread out over an area of about 40 miles in northwestern Cambodia, was the capital of the Khmer Empire from A.D. 800 to approximately 1200, and was abandoned in 1431, following the conquest of ... read more >>


The Heart of Bali Indonesia
Package-deal tourists to Bali seem happy to stay in the Fort Lauderdale–like area of Kuta or to cocoon themselves in Sanur's toney hotels, but it's in the countryside—where Bali is vibrant with the theater ... read more >>

Mandalay—one of the most evocative names on the globe. Kipling immortalized it (though he never visited) and Sinatra sang the tune. The capital of Burma (now Myanmar) prior to British rule (which lasted ... read more >>

so... we can :

1. grab our boss.. look em in the eye & say... gimme that sabatical..!
2. grab your backpack & travel
3. grab this book & read & weep
4. browse je la portal die



Hani said...

i tgk discover n living jer laa...
nat geo pun ok gak :p

but somehow dlm susah2 ati nie malam tadi mimpi fly balik laa..
i miss it very much now

take me away..

Anonymous said...

wow...that was fast...haha - timmy