Wild Asia

Photo Planeta.com launches this guide to Wild Asia – the region’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism, and conscious local responsible travel. Questions What would locals like visitors to know about responsible travel and wildlife tourism in Asia? 2021 HeadlinesThe Toll of Tourism: Can Southeast Asia Save Its Prized Natural …

Asia Links

Links related to Asia presented in mostly random fashion: HeadlinesGoogle Debuts New Traveler Demand Tools for Hotels and Destinations Starting in AsiaPresentations 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 …

Laos

Laos flag Laos is a landlocked country in Southeast Asia. Of the country’s 237,000 square kilometers, about 70% of the country is mountainous. The highest peak, Phou Bia reaches 2,817 meters (9,242 feet). Other geographic features include the Xieng Khouang and Bolavens Plateau and the Mekong River Valley which forms part of the boundary with …

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.” Google Maps HeadlinesNew tourism plan afoot for Bang Kachaohttps://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 …

India

Photo: Urban lagoon in Hyderabad India is bordered by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the west, and the Bay of Bengal on the east, Pakistan to the west, China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the northeast and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. New Dehli is the national capital. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/9WRzrHyXKjJHKLdz6 …

Bangladesh

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

Bahrain

Photo: abcdz2000, Flag about Bahrain (source) Bahrain is an archipelago of 33 islands, the largest being Bahrain Island. Saudi Arabia lies to the west and is connected to Bahrain by the King Fahd Causeway. Iran lies 200 km (120 mi) to the north across the Gulf. The peninsula of Qatar is to the southeast across the …

Asia

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Sri Lanka

Photo: Royston Rascals, Anuradhapura Sri Lanka, is an island country in the northern Indian Ocean off the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent in South Asia. Known until 1972 as Ceylon Sri Lanka has maritime borders with India to the northwest across the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Strait and the Maldives to the southwest. …

Kazakhstan

Photo: Ewan McIntosh 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 Sea. The capital …