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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 (416) East Timor (6) Hong Kong (14) India (687) 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 (237) Tibet (130) Turkmenistan (11) Uzbekistan (57) Vietnam (454)


Asia Travel Stories
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 >>>
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 >>>
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 >>>
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... Read more >>>
The Road from Thatorn to Mae Salong If you think you've been there and done that 10 times, here's a little something that might make you feel like a real adventurer and get a better feeling for the locals. It is the road from Thatorn to the village of Mae Salong or Chiangrai. The route is about 42 kilometers to Mae Salong or 92 kilometers to Chiangrai, and passes dozens of villages of Akha, Lahu, Lisu, Karen, Yao and KMT Chinese... 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 >>>
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 >>>
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 >>>


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