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Bhutan Is Like A ‘Hidden Gem’ With 5 Uniqueness To Explore

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Bhutan is a country in the form of a kingdom located in the eastern region of the Himalayas and directly adjacent to India and Tibet. Before the 2000s it was very difficult to get information about the state of this country. Tourists also rarely visit Bhutan.

Bhutan is not only a country filled with greenery and natural beauty alone, it is also a country full of unique uniqueness and treasures were waiting for the people to explore its existence.

Want to know what is interesting in Bhutan, let’s explore this hidden gem below.

1. No Fast Food Restaurant


If you have the opportunity to travel to Bhutan, you will find that there are no fast-food restaurants in Bhutan. Yes, there is no such thing as your favorite fast-food restaurants like KFC, McDonald’s, Burger King, Starbucks, Pizza Hut, or any other fast-food restaurant we usually see in foreign countries.

This is because the people of Bhutan are more vegetarian, in addition to religious factors and the geographical position of Bhutan makes this fast-food chain not suitable for development in Bhutan.

2. Roads Do Not Need Traffic Lights


Believe it or not, Bhutan does not have traffic lights on the roads, the government once proposed to build traffic lights but was opposed by the people because it is not necessary and just use traffic police to control traffic.

3. All Stores Close When Sunset

Usually, shops and tourist spots will close late like 9 pm or 10 pm right? But in Bhutan, all shops and tourist centers will be closed after sunset from 4.30 pm to 5 pm for tourist places.

The shops will start closing between 7 pm and 8 pm. In Bhutan, all businesses close early and their lifestyle is quite simple and pleasant.

4. The Head of the Family Is Woman


The unique head of the family in Bhutan is women, yes for men who are married to women they will live in the family home next to the woman. This is a hereditary tradition and for Bhutanese nomadic women, they have more than one husband. From here we can see Bhutan practicing matriarchal society, unique right?

5. Gross National Happiness Begins In Bhutan

If you want to know Bhutan is the first country to establish the Gross National Happiness index (GNH) to measure the progress and happiness of the people in Bhutan.

It is a hidden gem, for those who have the opportunity to visit Bhutan you will be excited to see the uniqueness of this country, let alone the interesting culture and lifestyle that makes Bhutan an attractive destination for a holiday.

Sources: Oars.com, Holidify.com, Drunkadvice.com

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(Video) Al-Aqsa Mosque: 5 Amazing Facts That You Might Not Know About

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Al-Aqsa Mosque is located in the Old City of Jerusalem and it is the third holiest site in Islam. The covered mosque building was originally a small prayer house erected by Umar, the second caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate after the Muslim conquest of the Levant in the early 7th century. It was rebuilt and expanded by the Umayyad caliph Abd al-Malik and finished by his son al-Walid in 705.

There is actually a lot of interesting history for the most significant and highly contested holy site in the Palestinian city of Jerusalem. These are actually 5 amazing facts that many people should know about it Al-Aqsa Mosque.

1) It Was The First Qibla For Muslims

Al-Aqsa is one of the holiest sites in Islam. While Muslims now pray in the direction of the Kaaba in Saudi Arabia, this has not always been the custom. Before resorting to the Kaaba as a Qibla, the direction that should be faced during Islamic prayer, Muslims used to pray in the direction of the Noble Sanctuary in Jerusalem, where Al-Aqsa now stands. Prophet Muhammad was later instructed to take the Kaaba as a Qiblah through Surat Al-Baqara.

2) Dome Of The Rock Is Said To Be One Of The First Islamic Domes In History

Picture: Lonely Planet

The legendary golden dome is probably the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of Al-Aqsa. The mosque’s Dome of the Rock is said to be the first dome to ever be used in Islamic architecture, before becoming a staple of Islamic mosques. Initially made of wood, the dome was later decorated with marble pieces and a distinctive gold layer by Ottoman Caliph Suleiman the Magnificent.

3) It Is Not Just One Mosque

Picture: Madain Project

While Al-Aqsa is often thought of as a single building, the site actually consists of several mosques, such as the Buraq Mosque and the Marwani Mosque. To avoid confusion, the wider compound in which Al-Aqsa is located is usually referred to as Al-Haram Ash-Sharif.

4) Has Its Very Own Library

The Al-Aqsa Library was established in the year of 1923 by the Supreme Muslim Legislative Council. It includes a collection of valuable manuscripts and published works in Islamic and Arabic studies.

5) Muslims Believe The Site Has Witnessed Miracle

Muslims believe that Prophet Muhammad was transported from the Sacred Mosque in Mecca to Al-Aqsa during the ‘Night Journey,’ known as Al-Israa Wal- Mi’raj, one of the most significant events in the Islamic calendar. It is said that during ‘The Night Journey’, Prophet Muhammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, and then up to Paradise, on a heavenly creature.

Sources: YouTube FreeQuranEducation, Lonely Planet, Madain Project, Twitter The British Library, Twitter AhmedBukhatir.

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(Video) Mutiara Beach Resort, Abandoned Spooky Hotel In Penang Since 2006

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For some people in this whole wide world, sleeping in a hotel alone could have made them feel completely out of place sometimes. The experience of sleeping at a particular hotel room could be so much worse if it is facing the forest area apart from its location in a quiet place. In Penang, a popular five-star hotel was one of the most talked about.

Mutiara Beach Resort is located in Teluk Bahang. It is one of the famous luxury hotels in the state, was also linked to the strange incident after it stopped operating in the year 2006. Once upon a time, the hotel which has 400 rooms and is built on 18 acres of land, is often the focus of tourists because of its uniqueness with its tropical landscape.

However, at this time, what is visible in the bushes and weeds apart from its dilapidated condition because it has been abandoned for so long since 2006. Until now, it is not really known why the hotel was closed but there are rumors about the mysterious story that surrounds the hotel.

Former workers there have had a horrible experience there during the night shift. They shared that on the first night of the patrol, the wind roared so strong and so loud. Other than that, there is also ancient language that was heard being recited by paranormal entities. Many people were once disturbed, they even received phone calls from unoccupied rooms. Many also have seen a glimpse besides feeling the cold air on the fifth floor of the hotel.

Sources: Weekend Notes, YouTube Stephen Woodhall.

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OMG! This Place Is Asia’s Most Scariest Place And It Is Located In Penang

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Who would have thought that a mysterious place in Malaysia like this ever existed! Just by the sound of the name could have given many people goosebumps, let alone if you yourself set foot there. Bukit Hantu is known as the scariest place in Asia. This place was originally a fort to defend Penang, but this fort became the property of Japan during the Second World War. This is where they carry out beheadings and torture of soldiers and victims.

In the past, Japanese forces detained and tortured prisoners of war to gather information for the smooth running of Japanese occupation in Malaysia. As a result, many spirits interfere and haunted the place. Now, it has become the War Museum which is said to be the scariest mysterious place in Malaysia. The Penang War Museum is dedicated to all who died to protect their country.

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Now, a leisurely walk at the Penang War Museum will rekindle the imagination of what happened before. Although the original cannons no longer exist, you can imagine how British, Malaysian, and Sikh troops used to be on guard against enemy attacks from the sea. From Canon Firing Bay, views of the Straits of Malacca are clearly visible.

One that should not be missed is the underground tunnel section. The tunnel is even connected to the sea, serving as underground access to submarines. The existing underground tunnels are also very narrow and can only be passed on to all fours.

Sources: Solopos.Com

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