Category: ASIA

Irkutsk from above – the cultural capital of Eastern Siberia

Discover Siberia - Russia

Irkutsk is one of the ten largest Siberian cities, occupying the sixth line in this list. Located 66 kilometers from Lake Baikal.

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Visiting Japan Off The Beaten Path: The Gorgeous Shikoku

Shikoku is a 365-day destination if there ever was one in Japan. Like most other places in Japan, however, it shines during cherry blossom season,

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Letter from Siberia – In search of a gulag ghost-town

We all know what Siberia means. It means Lake Baikal and the Altai Mountains. It means bears, long winters and vast expanses of taiga.

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Cambodia’s hidden temple

Travel guide to Angkor Wat temples - Beng Mealea temple

Travellers flock here to see the historical Khmer jungle temples of Angkor Wat, but the busloads of foreigners arriving each day has not been entirely positive, with lack of infrastructure to cope with the crowds, traffic jams and damage to temples.

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Vietnam – Hanoi – views over West Lake

The main reason to come to Co Ngu Quan is the view, which is not just enjoyable for the expanse of water that rests before you, but also the eclectic mix of Hanoi rooftops that surround. You’ll also have a spectacular view of Tran Quoc Pagoda abstractly reflected in the rippling lake. Try and get here on a clear day for the sunset.

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SECRETS OF CAMBODIA – PREAH VIHEAR TEMPLE

Right across the border of Si Saket and Kantharalak in northeastern Thailand, Prasat Preah Vihear is a Khmer temple stunningly situated atop a 525-metre cliff in the Dângrêk Mountains in Cambodia. Predating Angkor Wat by 100 years, the history of the temple/fortress is somewhat unclear, but it is known to be dedicated to the god Shiva and thought to have …

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Angkor Wat & The Temples of Angkor

The modern name, Angkor Wat, means “Temple City” or “City of Temples” in Khmer; Angkor, meaning “city” or “capital city”, is a vernacular form of the word nokor, which comes from the Sanskrit word nagara (नगर). Wat is the Khmer word for “temple grounds” (Sanskrit: वाट vāṭa “”enclosure”).

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