Where in the world am I? (#17)

This week’s “Where in the world am I?” photo challenge is starting a day early. I’ll also be revealing the answer and winner on Thursday instead of Friday. Like in weeks past, I’ll give no clues up front, but will periodically tweet and post clues on my Facebook and Google+ pages to help you out. So, if you don’t already follow me on Twitter, click HERE.

Do you know where this photo was taken?

  • Leave your guess here on my blog only (not on Facebook or Twitter) by Thursday, October 27th at 10:00 a.m. (PDT).
  • I’ll be giving out hints via Twitter & Facebook throughout the day on Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • One guess per hint (i.e.: with each hint, you can leave a new guess).
  • One winner will be randomly selected from those who answer correctly and will be featured on my Facebook Fan Page, Twitter and Google+ Page with his/her name, blog (if applicable), twitter, as well as a brief bio.
  • Anyone can participate!

Here are the clues I’ve given so far:

Clue #1: The name of this place translates to “Coming West” in English. 

Clue #2: There are over 10,000 Buddha statues on the walls of the Main Shrine.

Clue #3: It was featured on the season premiere of an Emmy-Award winning television show.

Clue #4: It is the second largest Buddhist Temple in the Western Hemisphere.

You’re not done yet! Be sure to check out Budget Travel Adventures to play along with more fun photo challenges!


The answer and winner of this week’s challenge:

Congratulations to Jeremy Branham, the originator of the “Where in the world am I?” photo challenges, for knowing right away that this was the Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights, California. You can read more about this gorgeous place by clicking here.

Jeremy writes one of my favorite travel blogs, Budget Travel Adventures where he encourages his readers to travel passionately, budget wisely, and experience more! Be sure to like his Facebook Page and follow him on Twitter too!


Here was last week’s photo, correctly identified by Kiley Ariail at gogovivi.com. This photo was taken in Ancona, Italy, a port city located on the Adriatic Sea. Tourists often catch overnight ferries en route to Croatia and Greece from here. In fact, this photo was taken from the deck of the ship I took to Split, Croatia last year.

Kiley is an American expat living with her husband and daughter in Qingdao, China. She’s an amazing portrait and travel photographer so be sure to visit her blog and check out her photography website too!

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