Bangkok = Krung Thep

Photo: Nik Cyclist, Before Labor Day (Some rights reserved) 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.” Google Maps CelebrationThe 240th Anniversary Of The Foundation Of Rattanakosin HeadlinesIconic Bangkok station Hua Lamphong reaches …

Pakistan

Photo: Water Alternatives, Batura Glacier (Some rights reserved) Pakistan is bordered by the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south, and is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east and China in the far northeast. The capital is Islamabad. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/wzEDreKiKbWgDz6x9 Photos Planeta.com

South Korea

Photo: Republic of Korea, Sungnyemun Gate (Some rights reserved) South Korea shares a land border with North Korea to the north, as well as overseas borders with Japan to the east and China to the west. Roughly half of the country’s 50 million people reside in the metropolitan area surrounding its capital, Seoul. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/Gvbpv3dFnUTuBE9T8 …

China Links

China Flag What would locals like others know about China? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesChinese artist Badiucao: Drawing truth to power – CBSChina’s Three Gorges Dam is one of the largest ever created. Was it worth it?A Preview of Your Chinese FutureIconic buildings: China’s Hanging MonasteryWorking with an Environmental NGO in …

China

Photo: Mark Pegrum, Pudong, Shanghai (Some rights reserved) Wikipedia: China has the longest combined land border in the world, measuring 22,117 km (13,743 mi) from the mouth of the Yalu River to the Gulf of Tonkin. China extends across much of East Asia, bordering Vietnam, Laos, and Myanmar (Burma) in Southeast Asia; India, Bhutan, Nepal, …

Vietnam

Photo: Flow Communications, Vietnam (Some rights reserved) Vietnam is the easternmost country on the Southeast Asian Indochinese Peninsula. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/i4YypWbqiEiwUKir7 Embedded Tweets Photos WikipediaVietnam Cities Planeta.com

Kazakhstan

Photo: Ewan McIntosh (Some rights reserved) Kazakhstan is a contiguous transcontinental country in Central Asia. Kazakhstan is the world’s largest landlocked country by land area and the ninth largest country in the world. It borders with (clockwise from the north) Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, and also adjoins a large part of the Caspian …

Thailand

Photo: World Tourism Organization, Tourism for All (Some rights reserved) 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 …

Macau

Macau, along with Hong Kong, is one of the two special administrative regions of the People’s Republic of China. It lies on the western side of the Pearl River Delta, bordering Guangdong province to the north and facing the South China Sea to the east and south. Macau is the only place in China where casino gambling is legal. …

Bangladesh

Photo: Terry Sunderland/CIFOR, Banyan tree (Ficus benghalensis) (Some rights reserved) Bangladesh is bordered by India on all sides except for a small border with Myanmar to the southeast and by the Bay of Bengal to the south. The capital is Dhaka. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/mJ8BGZLcLsn5HJeq7 Photos Features Planeta.com