[245]-1 2018-01-02 Fantastic Varanasi

Varanasi contains Sarnath.
Varanasi is a big city with a population of 1.2 million.
This section of Ganges River gives a very special meaning to Indians.

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After oversleeping, I went out of the hotel. Then, I saw this landscape.
Today, we had no other plan. We were free. Mr. Hara got up early, and went out for sightseeing.

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Many historical relics flocked to the western side of the river.
Throughout several kingdoms, this place had been cultural center.

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At the sandy beach over the river, something special seems to be going on.
I decided to go and find out what is happening.

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I rode on a boat and went to the other side of river.

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I became friendly with a couple, and took a picture with them by selfi.

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All of a sudden, this man walked into the river with his mother.

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Although the weather of this region was warm, it was a little bit chilly at early morning.
He noticed my surprise. He smiled and kept going in and out.

For Hindus, to submerge and pray in Ganges River at Varanasi gives a special and sacred significance.

I recorded the moments by video.

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Swallows glided in the sky.

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At the other side of the river, where I started, they were playing with hot-air-balloon.

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On the boat coming back, I could take a picture of those people who submerge in the river.

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I decided to flow the river about 2 km and take a look.
I happened to ride a boat which the residents use as a means of transportation.
The skipper asked me foreigner’s fare which was more expensive than the local residents, 150 Rupee (2500 won).

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I was among the people in the boat.

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The landscape seen from the boat was superb.

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I was the only tourist in the boat. I had a nice tour.

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I arrived at destination.

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From the place, I started walking.

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I met youths who were singing. I recorded their singing by video.

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Foreign tourists rented a boat and looked around the area.

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This old building was a hotel/restaurant. I had a lunch at this restaurant.

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Inside of a cave-like place, there was a special space where they can perform Hindu ritual.

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Up to this point, the residence and tourist space were mixed.

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