August 28, 2012

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Bagan

© photo: opalpeterliu  Bagan, formerly Pagan, is a heritage site in Myanmar (Burma) with the largest area of Buddhist temples, pagodas and stupas in the world.   

Kyoto

© photo: Cheddarcheez original photo The culturally rich former imperial capital (it was Japan’s capital for more than a millennium) is now a modern city with 17 Unesco World Heritage sites.  

Luang Prabang

photo by whl.travel Luang Praban is an UNESCO World Heritage city beautifully located amidst lush green hills at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan river impresses travelers with lots of history and charm over and over again. The city was formerly the capital of a kingdom of the same name. Until the communist...

Halong Bay

photo by Richard Lamprecht Halong Bay is a UNESCO world heritage site, limestone and schist islands occupying 2 main areas; the southeastern part of Bai Tu Long Bay and southwestern part of Halong Bay. Find out more about Halong Bay and the Mekong Delta.  

Angkor Wat

© photo: ecperez  original photo Known as one of the world’s wonders and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is a home of the imposing ruins of the ancient Khmer civilization. Stretching over some 400 square kilometers, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of several capitals of the Khmer Empire...

Lumpini Park, Bangkok

© photo: Francesco Veronesi original photo Lumpini Park, Bangkok’s green oasis, is a park in the city centre and offers rare open public space. Address: at MRT (Bangkok) Lumphini Station and Si Lom Station

Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands, at 1500m above sea level with an average temperature of 20°C, is a travel destination and attraction in Malaysia, most popular for its jungle walks and tea plantations. The Cameron Highlands is one of Malaysia’s most extensive hill stations. It covers an area of 712² km, about the size of Singapore.  

Lumbini

© photo: CroDigTap Lumbini is the sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal, the birth of Siddhartha Gautama (Lord Buddha). Buddha lived between roughly 563 and 483 BCE. Lumbini is one of four magnets for pilgrimage that sprang up in places pivotal to the life of the Buddha, the others being at Kushinagar, Bodh Gaya, and...

Indonesia

photo by daskar Huge tropical archipelago extending 5000km from Sumatra to Papua. More than 17,000 islands of volcanoes, mountains, rainforests, the world’s richest coral reefs, exotic beaches, and friendly people. Find out more about Indonesia, with over 230 million people, Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world — after China, India and...

Cambodia

photo by hn Beautiful Buddhist country of contrasts bordering Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. Relive the dark past of The Killing Fields and spend endless days exploring the amazing ruins of Angkor Wat. Getting a visa for Cambodia is relatively easy. It is now even possible to arrange the visa online (e-Visa). Here is an overview...