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Asia is the world's largest continent, both in landmass and population, there are more people living in Asia than everywhere else put together. With such immense borders comes an immense cultural variety and a tremendous number of things to see and experience. From ancient structures such as the Great Wall of China and the Angkor Wat temple of Cambodia, the nomadic tribes of Mongolia and serene monks of Tibet to the skyscrapers of Tokyo and Singapore and the high end technology of Hong Kong and Taipei, the number of things to see and experience is nearly never-ending. Asia is also home to an amazing variety of landscapes, ranging from desert and bare rock in the north central region to thick jungles and amazing beaches in the southeast. And one should not forget the cuisine, Asian cuisine is world famed and even if its available throughout the world, the variety and authenticity is always best at the source.
Bangladesh (56) Bhutan (97) Cambodia (74) China (335) East Timor (6) Hong Kong (13) India (622) Indonesia (117) Japan (64) Kazakhstan (15) Kyrgyzstan (55) Laos (59) Malaysia (24) Maldives (16) Mongolia (108) Myanmar (21) Nepal (427) Pakistan (22) Philippines (44) Singapore (3) South Korea (7) Spratly Island (5) Sri Lanka (48) Taiwan (7) Tajikistan (6) Thailand (181) Tibet (106) Turkmenistan (13) Uzbekistan (45) Vietnam (409)


Asia Travel Stories
The Whale Sharks of Donsol It was just like the proverbial game of "chicken". I positioned myself directly in front of the approaching behemoth, determined to stand my ground and not give way. Pressing my eye to the viewfinder of my underwater video camera I see the wide, horizontal mouth coming closer and closer. My thumb moves to the record trigger and pushes it... Read more >>>
Visit Mae Hong Son by Motorbike MAE HONG SON is one of the most beautiful areas in Thailand. The province is still 85% forest with rugged mountains and beautiful vistas. The best way to enjoy the Mae Hong Son area is by motorbike or jeep. While most people think this is the area for trekking. Chiangmai and Chiangrai are still the best areas for trekking by far... Read more >>>
The Dancing Monks of Tengboche IT ISN'T MUSIC AND IT HAS NO RHYTHM. Amplified by the dear mountain air, the cacophony of sound is deafening. Conversation becomes impossible and all attention turns to the temple entrance, whence a procession of solemn faced monks is emerging. Dressed in orange silk robes, and with yellow crescent shaped hats perched precariously on... Read more >>>
Watterfalls for Splashing Cool Fun Motor biking in north Thailand is a most enjoyable activity to do here. Most of those who rent motorbikes in Chiangrai visit Mae Salong, Mae Sai, The Golden Triangle, Chiang Saen and Chiang Khong. However, there is more to the Chiangrai province than these area, much more. Read on for some suggestions. There are beautiful, tranquil... Read more >>>
Khao Sok National Park There are many benefits to visiting southern Thailand during the rainy season. For one thing, accommodation prices are lower. Restaurants aren't crowded, vendors are easy to haggle with, and everything seems a bit slower. Four of us went to Khao Sok National Park to appreciate the abundant wildlife within the park. It was the last... Read more >>>
Camping on the Roof of Thailand The hottest time of the year in Chiang Mai is April and May. Temperatures can easily exceed 40 degrees Centigrade by mid-afternoon. There is a place very close to Chiangmai where you can escape the heat and enjoy some of the finest natural scenery in the Kingdom and that is Doi Inthanon National Park. Each year my wife and I pack up... Read more >>>
Tales From The Sulu Sea None of us had ever seen one before... The thresher shark came from the slope on our right and passed unhurriedly in front of the eight of us, as if it knew it had nothing to fear from the terrestial visitors into it's domain. We stopped and gaped at this great bronze fish, so rarely seen. In awe, I couldn't even hit the record switch... Read more >>>
You, me and the Last Emperor What is it that you, me and the last Qing dynasty Emperor, Puyi, could all have in common? Absolute power at the age of two? Two wives for our sixteenth birthday? A flawed come-back in our thirties? Or maybe it's that now we can all be buried together. A commercial cemetery is the latest addition to the impressive Western Qing tombs.... Read more >>>


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