Punakha-Dzong-bhutan
18 MAY

Give me one good reason to visit: Bhutan

Mark Le

When you are planning a trip to Asia, Bhutan probably is not the first destination that springs to mind. It’s a bit off the beaten track. Chances are good you think first of India or Thailand or China and their well-known tourist attractions. So why consider a vacation to Bhutan instead, the smallest Himalayan state in all of Asia? I won’t just give you one good reason—I’ll give you six. For just one of these, I’m sure Bhutan will be on your bucket list. For all six? I’m sure you will be planning your trip itinerary in no time. 1….

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spiritual-tour-blog
07 MAR

[Infographic] Spiritual Travel: A Tour That Can Change Your Life

Mark Le

Spiritual travel might not be a topic that received much of attention among travelers ever before. But when it comes to it, you will find out there are so much you have been missing out so far, of travel, and more importantly, travel for peace and meaning of life. In Asia, spiritual travel is not just about visiting spiritual sites and praying in temples, it’s much more than that. Do you love the idea of getting a massage at a secluded nature retreat, hiking to reach a mountain-top monastery, or even getting tattoos by a local tattoo artist? Traveling now…

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best-things-to-do
02 MAR

13 Unforgettable Things to do in 13 Asian Countries

Ly My

You’ve finally planned the vacation of your dreams to Asia, but you’re going to be pressed for time, traveling quickly from one country to the next. If you have time to do just one thing in each, what should you plan on to make your Asian vacation as memorable as possible? Here are 13 of the most exciting, spectacular things to do in 13 different countries throughout your Asian odyssey. 1. Cambodia: View Angkor Wat from a helicopter. Looking for a way to behold the splendor and majesty of the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat without having to deal with…

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king_kong_by_joediamondd
26 FEB

Vietnam – An Amazing Destination Featured in Kong: Skull Island Movie 2017

Mark Le

In 2017 Kong: Skull Island movie will be released worldwide. Starring Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston and John Goodman, the star-studded film is set to be a hit. What’s more? Parts of the film were shot in Vietnam! In April/May of 2016 the cast and crew explored the beauty of Vietnam, filming in Quang Binh, Quang Ninh and Ninh Binh mainly. These exotic destinations are known for their wilderness in spectacular scenery and the world’s most wondrous natural structures. Let’s check them out! As expected to present on the Hollywood big screen, Van Long Westland, Trang An Scenic…

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sea-kayak-ko-khai-thailand
17 FEB

10 Reasons Why Visiting Thailand is So Popular

Mark Le

Every year, more and more tourists flock to Thailand’s golden shores and majestic temples. In fact, in 2016, more than 32 million travelers booked a vacation to the Land of Smiles to explore all that this diverse land has to offer. You might be wondering, “Why should I visit Thailand when it is so crowded with tourists? Why not head somewhere a little less well-known?” It is understandable to be concerned about the crowds, but if you plan your itinerary with care, you may be surprised by just how easy it is to avoid the swarms of tourists. You can…

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Sigiriya Rock Fortress
10 JAN

3 Places Should Not Be Missed In Your Tour To Kandy – Sri Lanka

Thao

Located in the central mountains of Sri Lanka, Kandy city is known as the last capital of the royal in this country. If Sri Lanka is considered a floating emerald gem in the sea, Kandy is considered the sparkle emanated from this gem. Kandy retains many pristine cultural values which are seen as invisible hands that hold visitors’ feet to stay longer and extend their Sri Lanka tours. If you have a plan to travel this exciting city, do not miss these 3 amazing places in tour to Kandy as below. 1. The Great Royal Botanical Garden Peradeniya Located in…

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Tien Phi Cave
21 DEC

Tien Phi Cave: A Beautiful Landscape In Hoa Binh

Mark Le

Tien Phi Cave was discovered in 1982, began to open its doors to guests in 1984. On May 6/2000 by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism recognized it as a  cultural heritage. It is located on the top  of Thung Phi Hill in  the mountainous province of Hoa Binh and about 9 km from Hoa Binh city center to the north. Over the long winding hill road and hundreds of stone steps, tourists walk and enjoy the natural landscape of the fresh hill. Along the way, there are forest trees blossoming white, flows of hanging flower baskets as nests,…

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Sacred Temple Of Ta Prohm
20 DEC

3 Facts About The Sacred Temple Of Ta Prohm

Mark Le

Temples in Cambodia are not all about Angkor Wat, although it is obviously the main reason to visit the country. In fact, if you’re looking for somewhere which is less-touristic and still fascinatingly and mysteriously beautiful, side steps from the main Angkor temples and explore the secrets Ta Prohm. Here we will give you 3 facts about The Sacred Temple of Ta Prohm. Fact #1: Its first name is Rajavihara (Royal Temple) The first interesting thing is probably the name of the temple. Just after completion, it was called Rajavihara instead of Ta Prohm now.  Ta Prohm is located in…

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michelin-starred-restaurant
20 DEC

Top Five Michelin-starred Restaurants In Southeast Asia

Mark Le

Derived from France, Michelin Star is hallmark of amazing quality for restaurants around the world that is assessed by expert restaurant reviewers at the levels from 1 to 3 stars. It can be said that, for the evaluation of a restaurant, nothing is more credible and prestigious than a golden Michelin star. The Michelin Star is the standard classification between restaurants, in which one star means a very good restaurant in its average category, two stars symbolize a restaurant with excellent quality, that is worth to pay a visit and three stars represent a restaurant with amazingly unique culinary style…

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Yem (bibs) and ao ba ba (or Vietnamese silk pajamas)
16 DEC

Yem (bibs) and ao ba ba (or Vietnamese silk pajamas)

Mark Le

Yem (bibs) and ao ba ba (or Vietnamese silk pajamas) played important roles in the life of Vietnamese ancient women. Let’s discover these clothes to have an impression of Vietnamese women costumes in the past. Bibs – Vietnamese clothing of ancient northern women Bib dresses are indispensable clothing for old Vietnamese woman. They helped women boast cleverly their body including their slender bare shoulders and charming backs. Nobody has known when bib dresses appeared. It was said that they were present in the lives of people all classes in the ancient northern Vietnam. In the 18th, and the 19th century, bib…

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vietnam-cuisine-culture
16 DEC

Vietnamese Cuisine Culture

Mark Le

The country of Vietnam is divided into 3 distinctive sections: Northern, Southern and Central. Vietnamese cuisine in each section brings different tastes and flavors. However, in general each dish is made from many different ingredients and Vietnamese have a habit of using lots of spices. It brings the unmistakable taste to any gourmet dish even if its the first time you’ve tasted it. Northern Vietnam cuisine doesn’t usually focus on lots of spice, fattiness or salt because it has to strictly follow the ancient family recipes. Northern Vietnamese people are very reluctant to change the recipes, because they believe all…

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luc-yen-gem-market
16 DEC

Things You Should Know Luc Yen Gem Market

Mark Le

Introduction If you have a chance to visit Luc Yen, you will reach not only a gem mining area but also Luc Yen gem market. The market is located in a small corner of the town center of Yen The, Luc Yen, Yen Bai City, but it is always is crowded by traders from all over the country. Luc Yen Market Origin Luc Yen gem market is the center selling gems exploited from mining areas of Luc Yen. According to locals, it grew fastest in 1991 and 1992 when they discovered gem mines in Luc Yen. They quitted farming to dig gems. Meanwhile, Luc Yen…

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