TURKEY HAS more answers to “I’m bored” than you’ll ever be able to list before the kids are off headfirst into the next adventure. Here, you’ll find family-friendly attractions and activities of all kinds, some historical, some natural, all educational — and yes, even the ice cream counts as educational. From miniature boats to shadow puppets, climbing fairy chimneys to spelunking in underground cities, this is one place the kids are never going to forget. Here are eight reasons why Turkey should be your next family vacation destination.
photo by Jay Tarike
Wang Saen Suk is a garden full of statues depicting what is supposed to be Buddhist hell.
While the garden attracts plenty of families, there are gruesome scenes depicted there. After passing a “Welcome to Hell!” sign, visitors encounter sinners boiled in copper cauldrons, sinners being torn apart by hell’s dogs, and emaciated sinners with protruding ribs. “If you meet the Devil in this life, don’t postpone merit-making which will help you to defeat him in the next life,” a sign in the garden reads. “Donate a little each day and you’ll have a happy life.”
Angkor Wat was built sometime in the early 12th century AD during the Khmer Empire by King Suryavarman II. So that would make it approximately 900 years old. Till date, this Hindu temple remains the largest religious site in the world.
Angkor Wat was selected into UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE in 14th December 1992.
Liam Wong is a Graphic Design Director at Ubisoft where he directs the ‘look and feel’, or in other words, visual identity for games. However, we are not going to discuss his professional work in this article, we are going to enjoy photographs that he has done as an amateur photographer traveling through his work.
by Darion Gomez
When I arrived in Tokyo for the first time in February of 2017, I hadn’t slept in a day. My eyes stung and my arms were heavy as I dragged my luggage into the train heading from Narita to Tokyo proper, but I was finally on my way to the city I had only seen behind the glow of a screen.
by Oli Murugavel
I have heard a lot about Nepal but never been there. In June 2017 I traveled two cities in Nepal. Kathamandu, Pokhara and there were truly awesome. I got nothing much to say than just share my pictures!
As the morning sun gently hits the beautiful stupa-strewn landscape of Bagan, I explored the vibrant surrounding village life. The most beautiful time of the day to visit Bagan is during sunrise or sunset. It’s difficult to take it all in. I just need to spend more days. I wanted to create a storytelling photos, hence spending few days chasing after the cattle & goats during sunset. It was dusty and the lighting condition just changed rapidly. I needed to get my camera setting changed fast in order not to miss the moment I wanted. The sun rays were filtering through the foliage with the kicked up of the dust from the cattle & goats was amazing. © Zacho Ho.
On the outskirts of Sapporo, Japan, you will find the Makomanai Takino Cemetery. Established in 1982, a large stone Buddha sculpted 15 years ago sat alone in a vast field, giving an ‘unrestful impression’ according to the client.