Many people coming to Krabi, Thailand don't know things there are to do. Sure there are the normal tourist attractions - but here is one thing to do you won't see on any tourist trip.
This is a rather well hidden Buddhist temple that didn't even have a sign for it over the first 3 years I was here. Now they've got an updated sign and it's more likely you'll find it so I did a video of the experience.
The temple is located near Wat Tum Sua - Tiger Cave Temple (http://youtu.be/F01c3JYaaoQ), and Wat Tum Sang Pedt (Diamond Cave Temple) off the road leading to Huay Toh waterfall just outside Krabi town.
I'll have full directions at http://www.seekrabi.com. The name of this temple is: Wat Thep Rattan. The full name is Wat Promthep Rattanporn.
There used to be just 2 elderly monks at this temple - with a skeleton hanging from their porch. Now there are some younger monks as well and some construction taking place to add a pavilion and some Buddha statues.
There is a large wide-open cave to the right as you pull your vehicle in. It's up about 30 steps. It's really amazing to look at, though there is no real cave to explore up there. Go get photos.
Across the grounds are the other caves - and I walk you through them with the monk leading my way. They now have lights in the caves so you may not need a flashlight. Of course if none of the monks come to see you and take you through - you WILL need a flashlight, so best to bring one.
The mosquitoes are everywhere here. Bring lotion.
Take a tour of Top 10 Travel Attractions of Madrid, Spain - part of the World's Greatest Attractions series by GeoBeats.
Hey, this is your travel host, Naomi. I would like to show you the top 10 attractions of Madrid, Spain.
Number ten, Plaza de Cibeles. Madrid is known for many beautiful squares like this one. The Cibeles fountain is an important symbol of this city.
Number nine, Almudena Cathedral. It took more than 100 years to complete its construction in 1993. The original site was occupied by Madrid's first mosque.
Number eight, Puerta Del Sol. Madrid's busiest square, a famous landmark here shows the Bear and the Strawberry Tree.
Number seven, Temple of Debod. Many people are surprised to learn that there's an ancient Egyptian temple located right in the middle of Madrid City.
Number six, Rastro Market. Simply stroll through or buy anything you want in this world famous open air market.
Number five, Retiro Park. Among the world's most beautiful parks, it is a favorite of city locals. There are striking landmarks and nicely landscaped gardens.
Number four, Reina Sofia Museum. The contemporary art museum houses thousands of great artworks from the likes of Picasso and Miró.
Number three, Plaza Mayor. Popular amongst both tourists and locals, it was constructed in the 16th century and has been the site of festivities, bull fights and executions.
Number two, Royal Palace. This grand lavish palace is the official residence of the royal family.
And number one, Prado Museum. One of the greatest museums in the world today, Prado Museum opened in 1819 and houses artworks from renowned artists such as Goya and Rubens.
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Kyoto is a magic and traditional place.
Kyoto is conveniently accessible from both Tokyo and Osaka.
From Osaka's Kansai International Airport, JR Rapid trains and airport limousines provide quick and easy transpotation.
Kyoto, which has a thousand-plus temples and shrines, is a fascinating city. Most sightseeing spots are contained within a compact area at the bese of the mountains.
Tofuku-ji Temple, Takao, Arashiyama, Ohara and Higashiyama, etc. are among the most popular spots for the maple blossom viewing.
The month of november is the best season of the year for viewing the vibrant red maple leaves in Kyoto.
Just as in spring when the cherry blossoms bloom, it is when the largest numbers of tourists visits Kyoto.
As summer fades to autumn, the trees prepare for the winter months. The difference in afternoon and evening temperature climbs and the trees change from green to red and yellow.
The most beautiful example of this change can be found in the maple. Japan is filled with maple trees and Japanese flock from all over to view then during the fall tourist season.
In Japan, autumn leaf viewing is called, "Momiji-gari". This practice has a long history, having been enjoyed by noble families twelve-hundred years ago in the Heian Period.
The colors and brilliance of the leaves changes from year to year, with rainfall and especially temperature influencing their hue. The greater the difference in evening and afternoon temperature, the more brilliant the reds and yellows become. The red leaves in the mountain region are particularly beautiful because of this difference in temperature.
From the mountains to the plains, Kyoto is blessed with maples. You can usually enjoy the leaves here from the end of October until around December 10th.