Places in Burma..
TOURISM in Myanmar in 2015 is expected to be a bumper year with international visitor numbers not just steadily increasing but liberally booming, as reported in this article recently. And this banner year got off to a flying start with the ASEAN Tourism Forum finishing up this week (January 22-29) attracting up to 2000 delegates…>
The tourism industry has been booming recently, thanks to increased flights, ease of travel, and the government’s increasingly open attitude toward the international community. Ancient sites such as the temples of Bagan, Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda, and the archipelagos of Myeik are becoming priority items on more travelers’ Southeast Asia bucket lists, so much so that the Burmese government expects 2015 to be a banner year.
FOR a taste of rural Burma and the opportunity to enjoy homestays in villages along the way, head to Shan State in the country’s northeast. With rolling hills, few roads and welcoming locals, it’s an experience not to be forgotten.
FROM enormous Buddha statues to monasteries perched on cliff tops or located in remote valleys, Buddhism plays a huge role across Asia.
FROM the anniversary of the Everest climb to airways that charge per weight, the release of films that put tourism on the map and lots of travel awards, 2013 has brought a range of tourism experiences to the Asia-Pacific region. January Qantas Airways passengers between Cairns and Port Moresby watched a large python clinging to…>
EVEN if you’ve been almost everywhere in Asia, there is always more to see and hidden gems to discover. From China to India, Australia and New Zealand, this list could take you to a riverside town, a sandy beach, crumbling ruins or to meet wildlife in the Asia-Pacific region in the new year. Happy travelling. Fenghuang,…>
AFTER closing its doors to the West for half a century, Burma has reopened, inviting all to come and discover its treasures, ancient palaces of kings long gone, legends and mysteries told in stone. And the world is expected to come. These are the early days, perhaps the best, and with ill-equipped roads and railways,…>
Places to stay
Chaweng, Koh Samui, Thailand
Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort & Spa
Koh Samui, , Thailand