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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 (77) Bhutan (122) Cambodia (109) China (399) East Timor (6) Hong Kong (14) India (688) Indonesia (131) Japan (78) Kazakhstan (15) Kyrgyzstan (55) Laos (79) Malaysia (39) Maldives (14) Mongolia (114) Myanmar (42) Nepal (466) Pakistan (23) Philippines (46) Singapore (3) South Korea (7) Spratly Island (5) Sri Lanka (56) Taiwan (9) Tajikistan (7) Thailand (238) Tibet (131) Turkmenistan (10) Uzbekistan (58) Vietnam (454)


Asia Travel Stories
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 >>>
Lisu Adventure in Baan Thatorn, Chiang Mai After reading the article "Bed and Breakfast, Lisu Style" in the July issue of Welcome to Chiangmai & Chiangrai I became very curious about Asa's Guest Home located in Baan Thatorn. I have been trekking before and wanted to go again, but I was looking for something different. At Asa's, I found what I wanted. I left Chiangmai on the 9... Read more >>>
Riding on the Mae Kok River One of the most enjoyable things to do while visiting Northern Thailand is to take a "Long-Tail" boat ride. The most popular ride is on the Mae Kok river from Thatorn, in far north Chiangmai province, to Chiangrai. Most ride the local bus from the Chang Puak bus station departing at 7 and 9 am, although those leaving at 9 might miss... Read more >>>
Bangkok: Massage At The Temple I am flat on my back in a Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand. My body is just one of many on a sea of cots that resembles the operating ward in "M*A*S*H." My masseuse, who speaks no English, straddles my leg, pressing hard on my inner thigh. Though I speak no Thai, she has no trouble understanding my groan. In her saffron-colored... Read more >>>
One country, Two systems... Sixty ethnicities As cranes and bulldozers proliferate like ants across China, depositing cities and highways in their hammering trail, now is the time to venture inland in search of the more traditional side of China. In a vast crescent of land, curving from Guilin's moonscape through the jungles of Xishuangbanna to the Tibetan plateau in the north west,... Read more >>>
Doi Inthanon National Park Located in Chiang Mai Province, Doi Inthanon National Park encompasses the highest mountain In Thailand, Doi Inthanon, as well as several lesser summits. The doi (mountain) is largely a granite batholith intruding a southerly extension of the Shan Hills range and forming the divide between the Nam Mae Ping river to the east and the Nam... Read more >>>
Fishing in Mongolia! My home town of Juneau, Alaska has some of the best salmon fishing in the world: We may not get kings as large as those on the Kenai, but the Spring run is predictable and there is considerably less pressure than on the Kenai. But it’s the coho run that Juneau is really known for. The cohos begin to arrive in numbers around the... Read more >>>
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 >>>


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