Back in June, the bunch of us visited Rainbow Falls in Sungai Lembing, off Kuantan, Malaysia. Here’s a shot of the mist waterfall that allows sunlight to refract to form the rainbow.
And some shots of the rainbow that you will see every morning.
An uncle drawing his power from the rainbow
Right after what was essentially a quick look-see of Prambanan, we were whisked to Borobudur. Suffice to say, this ancient site is was magnificent to behold. Built in the 9th century, this Buddhist temple withstood the tests time and theft.
We were there at a time of a public holiday, which explains the huge crowds.
Yogyakarta is probably better known for the ancient temples or candis found in the region. Since I am at that word, I would share that I made quite a little boo-boo while in conversation with one of the hotel staff: I had pronounced candi as how an African might say “candy” only to be corrected subtly that it should be pronounced chan-di. So don’t anyhow-ly pronounce, yah?
After the accidental adventure at Mount Merapi, we opted for the more common attractions that draw tourists to Yogyakarta. First of which we visited is Prambanan, a Hindu temple built in the 9th century.
While it withstood the earthquake in 2006, some of the structures are at risk of collapsing and were sealed off.
We didn’t have a lot of time at Prambanan as we needed to rush to Borobudur in time to catch the sunset. But I managed to get a few quick shots of this ancient relic.
Proof of presence.