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Asia Vacations

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 (126) Cambodia (124) China (405) East Timor (6) Hong Kong (18) India (721) Indonesia (145) Japan (91) Kazakhstan (23) Kyrgyzstan (60) Laos (90) Malaysia (49) Maldives (13) Mongolia (104) Myanmar (42) Nepal (533) Pakistan (46) Philippines (47) Singapore (9) South Korea (18) Spratly Island (5) Sri Lanka (58) Taiwan (9) Tajikistan (9) Thailand (306) Tibet (144) Turkmenistan (11) Uzbekistan (79) Vietnam (475)


Asia Travel Stories
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 >>>
Dining in Beijing Cuisine for the elite... Set in a traditional courtyard home in the elite government district, this restaurant presents a contemporary yet quintessentially Chinese sophistication. Having driven along labyrinthine, bustling hutongs, you finally arrive before an unassuming pair of red doors. Entering, you step into another... 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 >>>
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 >>>
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 >>>
The Birds of Doi Inthanon National Park Birdwatching at Doi Inthanon National Park can be a fun and an interesting way to discover nature at a leisurely pace. You can easily cover many kilometers in a day without getting tired because you spend more time looking then walking. You pay more attention to the sounds and beauty of the forest so you discover many wonderful things... 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 >>>
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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