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Wat Pho’s wishing you a Happy New Year 2013

January21
"Wat Pho's wishing you a Happy New Year 2013"

Wat Pho’s wishing you a Happy New Year 2013

The temple is considered the first public university of Thailand, teaching students in the fields of religion, science and literature through murals and sculptures. In 1962 a school for traditional medicine and massage was established.
The temple is home to one of the earliest Thai massage schools. Traditional Thai massage and medicine is taught at the Traditional Medical Practitioners Association Center, an open air hall outside the temple. For Thai massage therapists, the medical inscription inside the temple acts as a base for treatment. There are 60 plaques inscribed, 30 each for the front and back of human body. Therapeutic points and energy pathways known as sen were engraved and the explanations were carved on the walls next to the plaques. Full research on the diagrams is still not completed – the derivation so far is that the figures represent relationships between anatomical locations and effects produced by treatment at those locations.

Prambanan built to honor lord Shiva

October17
"Prambanan built to honor lord Shiva"

Prambanan built to honor lord Shiva

A temple was first built at the site around 850 CE by either Rakai Pikatan or Balitung Maha Sambu the Sanjaya king of the Mataram Kingdom. According to Shivagrha inscription that wrote chandrasengkala ”Walung gunung sang wiku” (778 Saka/856 M), the temple was built to honor lord Shiva and the original name of the temple is Shiva-grha (the house of Shiva).

Indeed, some archaeologists propose that the idol of Shiva in the garbhagriha (central chamber) of the main temple is modelled after King Balitung, serving as a depiction of his deified self after death.

Jakarta Kota Station

August23
"Jakarta Kota Station"

Jakarta Kota Station

Jakarta Kota Station (Indonesian: Stasiun Jakarta Kota) is a train station at the west of Jakarta, Indonesia. The station was appointed as a historical and cultural landmark in 1993.

The station was first named as the Batavia Zuid (or South Batavia), the name of which was used until at the end of the 19th century. The station was also popularly known as the BEOS station as an abbreviation from the Bataviasche Ooster Spoorweg Maatschapij or the East Batavia’s Train Transportation Company.

Alberta Legislature Building

November4
"Alberta Legislature Building"

Alberta Legislature Building

Alberta’s Architectureal treasure, this beautiful building was completed in 1912 on the site of one of the original Fort Edmontons. The legislative Assembly Interpretive Centre highlights the building’s history and political process.

Maritime Museum

June17
"Maritime Museum"

Maritime Museum

Maritime Museum presents complete information about Indonesian nautical matters. Maritime Museum occupied two levels of building used as exhibition rooms from the total of three levels of floor in the building. Thes material used on the building dominated by wood. Large windows in the building functioned as ventilation, making the building has a good air circulation.

Monumen Nasional

May8
"Monumen Nasional"

Monumen Nasional

The Monumen Nasional (or Tugu Monas, the National Monument tower) is a 450 ft (137 m) tall tower in Central Jakarta, symbolizing the fight for Indonesia’s independence. Construction began in 1961 under Sukarno and was not finished until 1975 under Suharto. It is topped by a 14.5 ton bronze flame, which is plated in 35 kg (1,125 troy ounces) of gold.

Visitors can take an elevator up to a platform with a view of Medan Merdeka Park, Istiqlal Mosque, and the city. Inside the base of the monument is an exhibition on the country’s Declaration of Independence and several dioramas showing the history of Indonesia.

Sea World Tunnel

March6
"Sea World Tunnel"

Sea World Tunnel

Seaworld Indonesia, Jakarta.

Jakarta Cathedral

March4
"Jakarta Cathedral"

Jakarta Cathedral

Jakarta Cathedral (Indonesian: Gereja Katedral Jakarta) is a Roman Catholic Cathedral in Jakarta, Indonesia, which is also the seat of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Jakarta, Currently Julius Riyadi Cardinal Darmaatmadja.

Its official name is Gereja Santa Maria Pelindung Diangkat Ke Surga (from Dutch, De Kerk van Onze Lieve Vrouwe ten Hemelopneming, in English: The Church of our Lady of Assumption).

This cathedral was officiated in 1901 and built in the neo-gothic style, a common architectural style to build churches at that time.

Note: The literal translation of the church is “Saint Mary Ascends to Heaven” or for short “St. MATH”.

Taken @3rd fl, East side of Masjid Istiqlal.