Hyderabad, India

Photo Basic Factsfounded: 1591elevation: 544 meterslocation: 17 27N, 078 28E Lots to see – Chowmahallah Palace, Charminar, Laad Bazaar, Birla Mandir Temple, several museums, but best of all is Golconda Fort and the neighbouring Qutb Shah tombs just outside the city. Great food, too, with the local favorite chicken biryani TimeCurrent time in HyderãbãdIf it …

Thailand

Photo: World Tourism Organization, Tourism for All Thailand is bordered to the north by Laos and Myanmar, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and Myanmar. By the maritime boundary, the country is bordered to the southeast …

Thailand Links

Thailand flag Links related to Thailand presented in somewhat random fashion: Thai Massage Unesco heritage: Traditional Thai massage added to ‘cultural heritage’ list – BBC HeadlinesAn Onslaught of Tourists Is Stressing Out Thailand – BloombergWeaving a community togetherRemember the King in all our complexities http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37651953Thai referendum: Military-written constitution approved – BBCBeyond the Lines – Interview …

Tibet

Photo: Pedro Szekely, Lhasa Wikipedia: The Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) or Xizang Autonomous Region, called Tibet or Xizang for short, is a province-level autonomous region in Southwest China. It was formally established in 1965 to replace the Tibet Area, an administrative division of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), which took over from the Republic …

Bangkok = Krung Thep

Photo: Nik Cyclist, Before Labor Day Bangkok is the capital city of and largest urban area in Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or simply Krung Thep, meaning “city of angels.” Headlineshttps://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/1874084/the-early-bird-has-made-his-last-flightBangkok’s Khao San Road is getting a US$1.6 million makeover to clean up backpacker ghettohttp://www.paperplanesblog.com/bangkok-protests-informationhttp://bangkok.coconuts.co/2013/06/15/first-asia-airbnb-launches-neighborhoods-feature-bangkokhttp://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/travel/2015/05/23/innovative-indian-restaurant-bangkok/gW2N7VMyahH1lmbaUQIOxJ/story.html Newsbangkokpost.com Elsewhere on the …

Exploring Mount Everest

Photo: Andrew Purdam, Trekker’s classic view from Kala Patthar Mount Everest is the Earth’s highest mountain, with a peak at 8,848 meters above sea level and the 5th tallest mountain measured from the center of the Earth. It is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas. HeadlinesEverest: Sherpas slam Nepal’s plan to remove rubbishEverest …

Singapore

Photo: William Cho, Expo MRT Wikipedia: The island country of Singapore is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north, and from Indonesia’s Riau Islands by the Singapore Strait to its south. Singapore’s territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets. Google Maps HeadlinesChangi airport, world’s best, warns of …

Asia Links

Links related to Asia presented in mostly random fashion: HeadlinesPresentations From Responsible Tourism Events At ITB Asia 2015Philippines Eyes ‘Ecotourism Zone’ in Disputed S. China SeaAsia 2014 – Transitions AbroadThe Legacy Of The Asia Overland Route Amazon.com Recommended listening: Asia Overland – adventures on the hippie trailThe infamous ‘hippie trail’ was the overland route forged …

Ho Chi Minh

Photo: Flow Communications, Bridge Wikipedia: Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnamese: Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh; [tʰàjŋ̟ fǒ hò cǐ mīŋ̟], also known by its former name of Saigon, is the most populous city in Vietnam with a population of 8.4 million (13 million in the metropolitan area) as of 2017. Located in southeastern Vietnam, the …

Asian Ecotourism Network

Elsewhere on the Web The Asian Ecotourism Network (AEN) – asianecotourism.org – provides hands-on connections and relevant opportunities for members working together at a regional scale providing more networking and business opportunities, significant information, educational materials and networking prospects to both small and large organizations within Asia. Key [email protected] 2019Declaration of Indigenous Peoples Planeta.com