The lotus is the official flower of India. It represents long life, honor, and good fortune. It is also a symbol of triumph, since the lotus is rooted in the mud and can survive to regerminate for thousands of years. Even though it grows in mud, it remains pure and produces beautiful flowers. Thus, it symbolizes purity of heart and mind.
South East Asia is an incredible backpacker destination and can be experienced very cheaply! This article covers a realistic daily budget for backpackers travelling in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam
Jungle was another inspiration for a possible level idea. Temples were built in the jungles of Cambodia & Vietnam, which again comes back to the pillar concept. Pillars being used as part of design for religious places of worship.