The lyrics of the famed Billy Idol song “White wedding” could well be the theme of Shan weddings in Burma, albeit without the gothic overtones.
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.
YOU won’t travel far in Asia without bumping into a crumbling ruin, temple, city or landmark built by a civilization that no longer exists. While many of these have been abandoned and are in want of some repair, with nature at times already taking over, some have been restored to something of their former glory.…>
FROM enormous Buddha statues to monasteries perched on cliff tops or located in remote valleys, Buddhism plays a huge role across Asia.
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,…>
MOST tourists that made the trek north to the Burmese city of Mandalay would have stopped by the Moustache Brothers for their nightly cultural shows. However, the comedic trio of U Par Par Lay, U Lu Zaw and Lu Maw lost the leader of their troupe last week when Par Par Lay passed away. Aged…>
THE markets of Yangon offer fascinating insights into the ethnic diversity of the city, its produce, heritage and traditions. Whether you’re actually seeking to stock up on local handicrafts or just enjoy the chance to browse and interact with locals, a visit to any one of these markets is a must on a trip to…>
Places to stay
Siem Reap, Old French Quarter, Cambodia
La Residence d’Angkor
Siem Reap, , Cambodia
Sihanoukville, , Southern Cambodia