Exploring the Baisha town to enjoy the ancient murals is a great experience and one that visitors should not miss. Baisha Frescos in the town of Baisha is the most famous and preserved frescos stored in Lijiang.Ancient Music, the traditional Naxi classical music that is regarded as a 'living fossil of Chinese music" and the "sound from paradise".
The age-old acreage of Thiruvananthapuram was congenital aloft seven hills and accepting played a basic role in Kerala backroom has kept clip with change and today has developed into a sprawling metropolis. Yet, she still retains her accomplished celebrity and old charm, that is arresting from the old division of the city-limits amassed in and about the East Fort, a adequate battleground that dates aback to the Royal days. What conceivably is appropriate about the ambient of Thiruvananthapuram is the admirable alloy of the acerb traditional, the nostalgically Colonial and the absolute avant-garde elements, be it in architecture, in mural ideas or in the dress and amenities of her people.
However the Portuguese element seems to have lingered as evidenced by the highly ornate Portuguese era churches and statues of religious personages found all over the area. An excellent example of a Portuguese era church is St Mary's Church with its elaborate altar, rich ceiling murals, stained glass windows and arcade of saints. The Angurukaramulla ancient Buddhist temple with its 6 m reclining Buddha statue and murals on walls and ceiling is also worth a visit. The remains of the Dutch fort with 1676 carved over the entrance gate, its bell tower and some of the defenses still intact is another interesting site to visit.
Each painting includes at least one hundred vivid figures, who are not only Buddhas but also ordinary people, mirroring the various religious cultures and artistic forms ranging from Buddhism, Lamaism, Daoism to the Naxi Dongba religion. Another way to check out the forgotten beauty of Lijiang is to visit the Baisha murals!
No holiday to Negombo will be complete without attending a fish auction which is held every day of the week except on Sundays at which fish from the very small to the very large are traded. Witnessing the fishing boats returning with their catch early in the morning and lending a hand to haul in the nets is an exhilarating experience not to be missed as is the sight of cool arts and crafts of colourful fishing boats occupying the Negambo lagoon when not out at sea.