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

Himalayas

Photo: European Space Agency, Mount Makalu, Himalayas (Some rights reserved) Wikipedia: The Himalayas is a mountain range in Asia separating the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau. The Himalayan range has the Earth’s highest peaks, including the highest, Mount Everest. The Himalayas include over a hundred mountains exceeding 7,200 meters (23,600 feet) …

Wild Asia

Photo Planeta.com is updating our guide to Wild Asia – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism, conscious, local, Indigenous, and responsible travel. Relevant additions and suggestions are welcome. Questions What would locals like others know about responsible travel and wildlife tourism in Asia? HeadlinesThe Toll of Tourism: Can …

Afghanistan

Photo: Water Alternatives, Flood plain cultivation in Wakhan (Some rights reserved) Afghanistan is bordered by Iran in the west, Pakistan in the south and east, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan in the north, and China in the far northeast. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/Qoi5DMa2UmNj1gNK9 HeadlinesThe rapid fall of Afghanistan to Taliban forces, explainedU.S. in full evacuation mode in AfghanistanAfghanistan’s …

Turkmenistan

Photo: John Pavelka, Yangykala Canyon (Some rights reserved) Turkmenistan is a country in Central Asia, bordered by Kazakhstan to the northwest, Uzbekistan to the north and east, Afghanistan to the southeast, Iran to the south and southwest, and the Caspian Sea to the west. #40whc spotlightMountain Ecosystems of Koytendag: International research team on Koytendag Elsewhere …

Uzbekistan

Photo: Robert Wilson, Mir-e Arab Mosque, Bukhara, Uzbekistan (Some rights reserved) The Central Asian nation Uzbekistan shares borders with Kazakhstan to the west and to the north, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to the east, and Afghanistan and Turkmenistan to the south. A former Soviet republic, Uzbekistan became independent in 1991. The capital city is Tashkent. Amazon.com …

India

Photo: Ron Mader, Urban lagoon in Hyderabad (Some rights reserved) 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 …

Silk Road

Lingo Cards The Silk Road was a network of trade routes which connected the East and West, and was central to the economic, cultural, political, and religious interactions. New Silk Road Elsewhere on the WebUNWTO: UNWTO’s Silk Road initiative functions as a collaborative platform designed to enhance sustainable tourism development along the historic Silk Road …

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 …