Spiritual Landmarks


Winter in Whistler By Evelyn Kuo & Narom Chea   The sky was brightening as I peeked through the blinds. Snowflakes filled the crisp air. The temperature was dropping. It was my first winter in Vancouver. I put on a thick coat and walked out to the yard. Looking up at the sky, I was charmed by the feeling of snow landing gently on my face.   I shook off the fine snow, but I could …
Myanmar: Land of Gems By Yi Yan & Narom Chea   Myanmar is a diverse jewel of a country in Southeast Asia. A largely untouched place with a fascinating history and ancient culture, it is beautiful and captivating, rich in rare and precious gems, and a land of Buddhist devotion.   Gemstones Everywhere Myanmar is renowned for having a wealth of the world’s most precious gemstones su…
The Fascinating Beauty of Ancient Woodcraft By Zhu Yu & Nicole Leo   In recent years, astounding architectural masterpieces constructed using traditional mortise and tenon joinery reintroduced the art form to the admiring eye of the public.   Unique in its subtle elegance and precision of craft, this ancient joinery art speaks volumes about the ingenuity of early craftspeople. Mo…
Unraveling the Mysteries of Time Travel By Mu Feng & Quan Heng   Talk of time travel brings many much-loved films, television shows and books to mind. American favorites such as Somewhere in Time and Back to the Future and Asian time-travel fantasies such as A Step Into the Past and Scarlet Heart have delighted millions of viewers and readers worldwide. The protagonist often travels t…
Magnificent Mystery Egyptian Pyramids By Gufeng and Sharon Translation by Mizhe Under an immense expanse of blue sky, the vast desert stretches to the horizon and the great Nile flows relentlessly. Against this backdrop, the ancient pyramids stand as magnificent giants seemingly unchanged since the world began. Harmony Between Humanity and Nature A human being is not only part of Nature but also…
Mogao Caves of Dunhuang Caves of Unshakable Faith, and Transcendent Art By Mizhe A lone figure walked purposefully across the countless sand dunes of the Gobi Desert. The occasional tinkling of the rings on his monk’s staff broke the silence. Looking up to admire the sunset, he stopped and stool transfixed by an unexpected vision. On a distant mountaintop, there appeared thousands of Buddh…
      The Great Pyramid of Giza: Enshrined in Mysteries             By Xi yu & Qing Cha              Pyramids are found in the ruins of ancient civilizations throughout the world. The most famous is the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. The three famed Pyramids of Giza were built by Pharaoh Khufu, Pharaoh Khafre an…
      Bhutan: A Heavenly Abode          By Qing Qian & Narom Chea          Bhutan, as it is known to the outside world, is Druk Yul or the “Land of the Thunder Dragon” to the Bhutanese. Thunder — believed to be the roar of a mythological dragon — and storms often roll through the valleys from the …
      The Pearl That Is Sri Lanka        By Xi Ti & Narom Chea       For tea lovers, Ceylon tea is a real delight, and for those who enjoy Ceylon tea, Sri Lanka is a paradise. The world-renowned Ceylon black tea comes from Sri Lanka, which was known as Ceylon during the British colonial period. The country became independent in 1948 and was r…
      The Breathtaking Terraced Fields of China   BY FENG HE & NAROM CHEA         The breathtaking terraced fields of China have often been lauded as the most beautiful landscapes on Earth. More than just a source of livelihood for the locals, they are a unique and magnificent landscape heritage that demonstrates farming culture and the art of Nature. T…