The Royal Palace of Phnom Penh, Cambodia

A monument situated on the palace grounds. Just a short walk from the lively river-side promenade of Sisowath Quay in the heart of Phnom Penh stands the lovely Royal Palace, or Preah Barom Reachea Vaeng Chaktomuk as the Khmers know it. The palace was built in 1866 and has been occupied by the kings of […]

Thailand Photo Journal: The Grand Palace of the King

Stepping into the grounds of the Grand Palace in Bangkok is like stepping into another realm. Strange and beautiful mythical creatures and demons seem to jump from every corner. The air sparkles and shimmers with heat, humidity and fragrant incense. Every surface is encrusted with jewels and mosaic inlay. Treasures of indescribable nature are housed […]

My Thoughts on Artwork in The National Palace Museum

I’m sure everyone knows that the collection of rare Chinese artifacts currently housed in The National Palace Museum (Gúolì Gùg?ng Bówùyùan) number in the thousands.  I’m not going to spoil the surprise for you.  It’s up you to figure out the how’s and why’s of its arrival in Taiwan from mainland China.  It’s quite an interesting story. These […]