Have A Deeper Look Into The Country Known As Indonesia

Indonesias-islands

Travelling is an activity that is enjoyed by several thousands of

people all around the world. Spending holidays while travelling to a faraway place is one of the

best ways to get relief from a person’s everyday stress. With more amount of work comes more

worries, due to this a break is necessary. This break is provided in the form of travelling.

Travelling can greatly boost up morale of an individual, which in exchange can make the

individual work better. As travelling provides so many benefits, it is also important to choose a

travelling destination. Indonesia, a country made of thousands of islands, can serve as a great

travelling destination. With its rich culture, and several beaches, it makes out to be the best

place for anyone to travel to. You will be able to experience various water sports at this

country, visit more and more islands, and visit several temples located on many of the islands.

You can even explore the less inhabited islands, and discover new things.

Resorts

Indonesia consist of a number resorts, both small and large scale.

All of them providing luxurious facilities to the tourists visiting.Resorts can be found on almost

all of the inhabited islands, and some small ones on the less inhabited islands. For the leisure of

the tourists, most resorts are built where one can have clear view of the surroundings. Some of

the resorts can be found near beaches, in case someone wants to spend most of their time on

the beach. The prix or price of these resorts differs by the facilities and

services they provide. One can opt for the resort, that they think suit them the best.

Resorts

Climate

The islands have a tropical climate, so they do not experience

much change in the temperature. Most time of the year, the islands remain hot and humid.

However, the hills can be a bit cooler compared to the plains. Rainstorms are common on these

islands, and they occur all year. The monsoon season on these islands start from December and

end in March, while the Driest weather can be experienced from June to September.

tropical climate

Exploration

Out of the thousands of islands of this country, many of the

islands are still uninhabitedand unexplored. Tourists from all around the world come to explore

these islands, to discover several new things. At these islands, you will be able to experience

the nature better than other islands. A rich wildlife, along with a sense of exploration, makes

these islands the best travelling place. Several ancient building can also be found on these

islands, along with temples in some islands, which can help you know the ancient culture of

people better.

Indonesia's islands

By going on a trip to Indonesia, you are in for a lifetime worth of

experience. You can do anything in here, from relaxing at the exotic beaches to exploring the

wildlife of an unexplored place. The country offers you so much that you will not be able to

grasp most of the things.

Some unique dances of Cham ethnic group

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No one Cham festival lacks distinctive folk dances with “gineng” drumbeat and “saranai” trumpet. Cham ethnic people consider that their own folk dances are the destination of present and spiritual world, human and god. Human put in these dances for wishes of good weather, peace villages and health for everyone. Some unique dances of Cham people include:

The fan dance

According to the concept of Cham ethnic, peafowl is the symbol of happiness and luckiness. So the peafowl dance always appears in festivals and holidays. This is the unique and typical folk dance of Cham people.

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Main props of this dance are the fans, so local people love these fans very much. Cham women with skillful hands hold two fans like wings of birds. These fans are the feeling voice. They will be swung at happy, facing down at sad, graceful in love, flying in situation.

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The “water on head” dance

Coming to Cham ethnic village, we can see Cham women with rice baskets on head from fields to home. From the actual movement in daily life Cham people created the “water on head” dance.

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This dance is a combination skillfully and interestingly of peafowl dance and daily work in each village. It makes the dancers more graceful and flexible like flying peafowl birds.

The handkerchief dance

There is one more folk dance with handkerchiefs, which is the symbol of fresh and virtuous heart of Cham women. The dance of women is charming but the others of men are very strong and unyielding. The dancers are holding the towels use wrists to flick up at deliberate, gentle or strong, decisive according to the rhythm of music. These towels look like petals, symbolizing purity and love of local girls.

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Thus, the dancing costumes are white with slightly turning movements of towels. Then, suddenly the towels are pushed up higher steadily to show innocent mirth, love as blooming petals.

The fire dance

The Cham men are very strong, unyielding in protection of villages. So the fire dance is the popular for men and it appeared a long time ago. It usually appeared in “Rija Nagar” festival. The fire is considered as hardness and danger for human. The male dancers hold rods or blades to act fighting movements to show the determination of Cham men to protect their own villages.

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The Cham dance describes the simple activities in daily life but it contains deep philosophies of world view. It gives viewers a unique impression, brings people tunable to the legendary and sacred land with desire to live intensely and optimistic love of the life.

These dances become a unique part of the cultural heritage of Cham ethnic. In recent years, Cham people still preserve and promote them to satisfy creative demand and art enjoyment of people. With the passion and right investment in research, Cham dances increasingly develop on a better way.

Taking a journey to Cham village, tourists will not only watch these unique dances but also have a chance to learn them deeply. Maybe if you like music, you can easily be taught by skillful dancers. There is no more interesting thing for your journey.

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The legend of Quan Ba Twin Mountain in Ha Giang

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Quan Ba Twin Mountain – the symbol of Ha Giang

Nui Doi Quan Ba ( Quan Ba Twin Mountain) is located in 4C Highway, Quan Ba district, Ha Giang province, 40 kilometers away from Ha Giang town. Among the rolling mountains, tourists will be surprised to see two curvaceous mountains with equal size and funny gait that make us think of curvaceous and vitality chest of young girl.

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The fanciful scenery in the morning

Long time ago, the mountain was called Nui Doi ( twin mountain). Quan Ba twin mountain is associated with interesting legends that the ethnic minority groups passed by one generation to another. The story goes that once upon a time, this land has a handsome Hmong man with the talent of blowing mouth organ. The sound of mouth organ is as nice as the melody of stream. A fairy on the heaven named Hoa Dao fell in love with the melody of mouth organ. She ran away to the earth to get married with him. They gave birth to a baby boy.

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Peaceful scenery at nightfall

Then the Jade Emperor found out that Hoa Dao got married with a ground man. He got angry and sent a guard to take her back. She begged her father to stay with her son but he didn’t agree. She left her emulsion to feed her son. Two of emulsions later turned into two mountains shaped like breasts of the mother. Then two mountains was called Nui Doi ( twin mountain ) or Fairy mountain. According to the legend, this area has cool weather, good crops and green vegetable because of her flow of milk. Her tears mourning her husband and son were turned into Mien River as beautiful as a fairy tale.

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The mountain looks like a chest of the mother nuturing this pace

There is another story about a giant man falling in love with a beautiful girl in this area. Her family wanted to challenge the man that if he could stop Dong Ha river flow back into the valley where their family was living ( Tam Son town today), he would be accepted to be their son-in-law. The man accepted the challenge. All days and nights, the man carried mountains around to stop the flows.  One day, he heard the news that his mother died. He rushed home to mourn his mother. Since then no one knew the reason why he never went back.  The faithful girl waited for him until she turned into mountain to wait for her lover forever. Today the mountain is called Nui Doi – the symbol of curvaceous chests of the girl.

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The mountain in the body of a girl

Visiting Quan Ba Twin Mountain at any season of the year, tourists will be surprised with the charming scenery of this place. Rice paddies at the foot of Twin Mountain are as green as dress of the grace spring. In autumn, the paddies are wrapped with yellow like honey. The lush mountain in the heart of valley gives this place a charming beauty.

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Twin Mountain coated the green of forest and mountain in spring

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Tham Tet Toong Grotto-an ideal stop in Son La

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Son La is not only famous for Ban flower in Moc Chau, white cauliflower wrapped around the hills but also mysterious landscape of Tham Tet Toong grotto.

Tham Tet Toong is belonged to Chieng An commune, Son La town, Son La province, 2 kilometer away from the center of Son La town.

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Entrance gate of Tham Tet Toong grotto

The way to the grotto is also an exciting challenge. The road leading to the cave is along a small path at the junction of Chieng An commune. The road is not very far but it is also a small challenge for tourists who are interested in discovering. The tourists should be careful and avoid wearing high heels because the road is quite wet and slippery.

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The way to the grotto is also an exciting challenge

The road to the grotto is fairly hard but extremely poetic. One side is covered with yellow, pink, white of wild flowers inperspersed in green foliage. The other side is a spring with fresh and cool water. You will be able to experience the natural beauty, the scent of hundreds of plants and flowing rhythm of the poetic stream.

You also can see the butterflies and dragonflies all around. The butterflies are small but beautiful with white wings dotted with different colors while the dragonflies look like pilots in gaudy costumes.

Surrounding the grotto is rolling mountains with green trees. The output entrance of the grotto is a fresh lake built next to a water filtration system so that local people can use the water. The pure water in the lake makes the scenery around more peaceful and fresher.

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The road to the grotto is fairly hard but extremely poetic with beautiful waterfall and scent of wild plants around

The grotto is 150 meters long that is divided into several stages with the world of multifold stalactites. The scenery in Tham Tet Toong grotto is very mystery like a natural painting. Some stalactie flows is shaped like a bamboo clump. Some crowded stalactites is formed a cloud over the grotto walls. All make Tham Tet Toong grotto wild and strange but quite charming.

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The grotto still keeps primitive and mysterious features

Above the grotto is the rolling mountains and vast green forest. The pure water in the grotto day by day flowing down makes a beautiful waterfall. The stone columns nestled along the vertical wall as bamboo trunks.

In the morning when the sun shows the sunlight into the grotto, you can see the magical world of sparkling stalacsites. Don’t miss chances to discover the natural beauty of this place to experience interesting things of the unique grotto.

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The magical world of sparkling stalacsites under the sunshine

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Notre Dame Cathedral – Unique architectural construction in Saigon

Saigon is the well-known tourist site for both domestic and international tourists. With the unique architecture, not only does it have the greatly historic value but also it has the ancient but modern beauty, Notre Dame Cathedral is the famous place tempting any tourists arriving to Saigon. With Central Post Office, Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral is the must-to-go destination in Saigon because it has the unique design and perfectly central location.

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Right after taking over Saigon, French colonists demanded to build the Cathedral to perform ceremony for catholics in Expeditionary army. The Cathedral was built on street 5 on the foundation of the untilled small pagoda of Vietnamese. Beside the purpose of ceremony performace for catholics, it is also to expand the Catholicism and French great civilization towards colonial people.

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The Cathedral construction is 133 meters in length and 35 meters in width, including sanctum, round-shaped harem for choir, oratory and praying room. All are based on Roman and Gothic rituals. It means solemn and elegance.

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Inside the Cathedral is the gorgeous and magnificient space like a palace with the wonderful effect of light. Stepping into the Cathedral is the feelings of peace and holy with typically remarkable details and furnitures like the palace in the fairy stories.

Standing in front of the Cathedral, noone is not impressed with the ancient but luxurious beauty because of every subtle details of this construction work. The construction is built symmetrically and the heght is gradually lower, in which the highest peak is the bell tower.

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When it comes to the bell tower, it is the largest bell tower in Vietnam. In the middle of two bell towers, there is a clock which weighs more than 1 tons with complicated, bulky and sophisticated operation machine is installed under the roof top. Maybe thanks to this, although this clock was manufactured in 1887, until now, it operates exactly.

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The symbol of Peace Madonna is in the central flower garden in front of Notre Dame Cathedral with the position of straight standing with the Cross-stcked globe in hands. The eyes of Madonna is looking towards the sky as if she is praying. This is not only the typical and proud symbol of Notre Dame Cathedral but also the attractive feature luring more and more tourists.

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With the unique architecture in the center of Saigon, Notre Dame Cathedral is the pride of local people in particular and of Vietnamese in general. Tourists arrives at Notre Dame Cathedral both to sightsee the gorgeous and splendid beauty of the construction work by their eyes and to pray for their souls. This is also the ideal place for taking photos to keep as great memmories of visiting, wedding and even artistic value.

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It can be said that this construction work has the great value on history and architectural arts. It is also the alive evidence for a historical period of Vietnamese. If domestic and international tourists arrive in Saigon, they definitely take a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral to enjoy its beauty.

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