Boat to Luang Prabang

Travelling from the Thai border at Chiang Klong to Luang Prabang by the slow boat is a pleasant two day journey with an over night stop at Pak Being. [Read More...]

Halong Bay

Day two is the most activity filled day in a three-day/two night tour to Halong Bay which starts in Hanoi. Activities including exploring caves, climbing to lookouts and visiting islands all occur on the second day. [Read More...]

Jeju Island Stone Park

Jeju is a volcanic island located south of the Korean peninsula. The Jeju Stone Park, due to be completed in 2020, is being set up to celebrate the island's stone based culture. [Read More...]

Lake Towada

is a caldera lake located in northern Honshu, Japan. It has a periphery of about 46kms with an average depth of 71 meters. Its clear cold waters drain into the Oirase river. [Read More...]

Loy Krathong

Every year in the first full moon of November the Loy Krathong festival is celebrated throughout Thailand. As I have never witness this festival before it seemed appriopriate to attend it at its place of birth. [Read More...]

Lakes Mashu and Kusshiro

are caldera lakes in eastern Hokkaido, Japan. They can be visited on a one day train trip from Abashiro in the north or Kushiro in the south.

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Mitaki-ji Temple

is a Shingon temple located in forested hills on the periphery of Hiroshima, Japan. Amongst the forest and moss in the temple grounds are more than 300 Buddha and jizos. A babbling brook completes the tranquil environment. [Read More...]

Sapa Trek

There are many treks you can go on, visiting hilltribe villages, in the Sapa area. Some are one day, many are multi-day treks. Because I havent done any treks for a number of years I choose a one-day trek. [Read More...]

Shinhenugsa Temple

is the head temple of the Joyge order of Buddhism. It is located in the Seoraksan National Park, South Korea. Built in 650AD, it is be the oldest Zen Buddhist temple in the world.

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Temple of Literature

was built in 1070 as a shrine to Confucias. In 1076 it became Vietnam's first University. Though originally only teaching children of the aristocracy it later allow gifted commoners to attend. It served as a centre for higher learning for 700 years. [Read More...]

Wat Doisupthep

Overlooking Chiang Mai, on a site where a white elephant carrying a sacred bone is believed to had die, is one of Thailand's most sacred wats, Wat Doi Supthep[Read More...]