wow moments  

Be brave. Take risks
Nothing can substitute experience
- Paulo Coelho

Wow
factors



tallest


highest


fastest


largest


architecture


activities


assorted


WOW!
Even though its one word, its very hard to describe exactly what we feel at the moment when we see something that makes us surprised / amazed / speechless / feel good. I have just categorized them on my own, based on the factors that made me say "WOW!" (in no particular order).


tallest (at the time of visit)

Stayed on April 21, 2015
Baiyoke Sky Hotel

Tallest Hotel in Thailand:
Also the tallest building in Thailand. Has 85 floors & stands tall at 304meters, also has a 360-degree revolving roof deck on the 84th floor. Enjoyed Stay on 59th Floor with breathtaking view from room.

Visited on February 17, 2013
Great Buddha of Thailand

Tallest Statue in Thailand:
Called as "Mahaminh Sakayamunee Visejchaicharn", One of the Hidden Gem in Thailand. Located in "Ang Thong" which is at a short drive distance from Ayutthaya.


Singapore Flyer, Tallest Ferris wheel in the world
Rided on July 25, 2011
Singapore Flyer

World's Tallest Ferris wheel
Described by its operators as an observation wheel, with a total height of 165 meters (541 ft), making it the tallest Ferris wheel in the world. Complete rotation of the wheel takes about 30 minutes.

Petronas Tower, Malaysia, Tallest twin tower in the World
Visited on October 2, 2010
Petronas Twin Tower

World's Tallest Twin Tower:
Located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Hold's the record of being the tallest building in the world from 1998 to 2004 until surpassed by Taipei 101, Still they remain the tallest twin tower in the world.

Batu Caves Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Second tallest statue of a Hindu deity and the tallest Murugan statue in the world
Visited on October 2, 2010
Batu Caves

World's Tallest Murugan Statue:
Also the Second tallest statue of a Hindu deity in the world. Never imagined that i would get a chance to visit such a place. Amazing Statue, stands tall at 140ft, located in front of Batu Caves, Malaysia.




highest (at the time of visit)

Visited on June 29, 2013
Khardung La, India

World's Highest Motorable Road
It sounds intresting, when my friend told me about driving to this place all the way from home. Reached after 10days of traveling on Road & Thrilled!!!, traveling through one of the dangerous road in this planet.

Visited on June 30, 2013
Taglang La, India

World 2nd Highest Motorable Road
Wow! I didn't expect this! After visiting Khardung La, we were on our return trip. While driving from Leh to Manali, we came to know that we have to pass through "Tanglang La", the second highest pass in the world.




largest (at the time of visit)

Visited on February 18, 2016
Borobudur, Indonesia

World's Largest Buddha Temple
Mahayana Buddhist Temple, built on 9th-century. One of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world. The monument consists of 9 stacked platforms topped by a central dome. The temple has 504 Buddha statues.

Visited on August 6, 2015
Angkor Wat, Cambodia

World's Largest Hindu Temple
Angkor Wat, also the largest religious monument in the world, with the site measuring 17,502,000 sq feet. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag.

Visited on February 12, 2013
Golden Buddha, Wat Traimit

World's Largest Solid Gold Statue
Called as "Phra Phuttha Maha Suwan Patimakon", located in Bangkok, Thailand. The statue is 9.8 ft tall and weighs 5.5 tonnes & the gold in the statue (18 karat) is estimated to be worth 250 million dollars.

Visited on ...
KL Bird Park

World's Largest Free Flight Aviary
Located in the center of the busiest city, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Said to have more than 200 species of Birds & most of them are left free to fly in a closed environment. Also worth spending a day here.






fastest (at the time of visit)

Rided on October
Genting Cable Car

World's Fastest Cable Car Ride
It's one of the must see attractions in Malaysia. Connects to Resort World, Genting Highlands from its base station. At the max speed of 6mtr/sec, the journey up the mountain peak takes 15min approx.






architecture

Taj Mahal, India
Last Visited on July 3, 2013
Taj Mahal, India

Tajmahal is one of the most visited tourist attractions of India. This was my 3rd visit to this place. After 13 years, I have got one more chance to see this place. Wow! Taj looks amazing every time.

Visited on June 23, 2013
Sun Temple, Modhera, India

This Amazing Structure is located at 2 and half Hour drive distance from Ahmadabad. A large rectangular stepped tank buit in 1026AD which measures 53.6 x 36.6meters is the center of attraction of this temple.




activities

Rided on September 30, 2012
Kayaking in Krabi, Thailand

It's certainly a not to be missed activity in Krabi. Paddling through the limestone cliff formations, sea caves and mature mangroves as you kayak and explore the natural beauty of Ao Thalane, Krabi

Walked on July 29, 2011
Undersea Walk, Koh Larn

Like an astronaut, you can slowly walk underwater (in the sea bed) and explore the wonders all around you; plenty of fish swimming around you, see the colorful corals. It's quite a magical experience.

Rided on July 29, 2011
Speed Boat to Koh Larn

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Para Sailing, Batu Ferringhi Beach, Penang
Flown on October 1, 2010
Para-Sailing in Penang

I said NO NO when i saw it first. After good feed-back from friends, I have finally decided to take the chance. Oh! God, Wow! No words to describe, flown high, felt light & experienced “Birds Eye view”.

Rided on June 29, 2008
Coracle Ride, Hogenakkal

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assorted

Drass, The Second Coldest inhabited place in the World
Visited on June 28, 2013
Drass

World's Second Coldest inhabited Place: Drass, The Gateway to Ladakh. I've have visited this place at Peak Summer. In the months of winter, the climate dips to as low as −45°C in this region.

Singapore Cable Car
Rided on July 26, 2011
Singapore Cable Car

The first aerial ropeway system in the world to span a harbour: The Singapore Cable Car provides an aerial link from Mount Faber to the resort island of Sentosa across the Keppel Harbour.