Diving to Pemuteran Underwater Temple

Early morning set off Pemuteran, in the northwest of the island. This laid-back coastal village has become popular with visitors due to its waterfront resorts and the extreme natural beauty of the surrounding area – both inland and at sea. It is also home to the largest artificial biorock reef project, a marine conversation effort that is not only extremely effective but is also creating unusual and beautiful underwater art.

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Hanoi Street Eats and Market Visit

Visit the bustling Chau Long market located just off of Truc Bach Lake. Enjoy the walk through the narrow and busy passages with a crowd of vendors’ stores displaying all sorts of colourful groceries and foodstuffs. There is a good deal of chances for great photos with vibrant colors from a vegetable shop or a butcher’s store. If you are keen to see some exotic stuff, you will find a corner with kicking frogs, eels, silkworms and so forth and so on.

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Novitiation Ceremony

In several Southeast Asian countries, it is common for males (and some females) to spend some part of their lives serving as a Buddhist monk.  This service can last anywhere from one day, up to a lifetime.

Three members of the ICS Travel Group team in Yangon, Myanmar recently entered the monkhood.  Myo Thar Htet, Soe Moe Aung and Wunna Kyaw – all of whom work in the ICS Travel Group Operations department – celebrated their Novitiation Ceremony last weekend. During this ceremony, the “novice” monk has his head shaved.

Our team members will be monks for 7 days and then return to daily life.