June 30, 2011

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April 28, 2011

How tough your adventurous spirit? try to prove with Hiking and Trekking Mount Rinjani – Indonesia

Mount Rinjani or Gunung Rinjani in Lombok, Indonesia is an active volcano. This majestic mountain rises to a staggering height of 3,726 m (12,224 ft), making it the third-largest volcano in Indonesia.

The first historical eruption of Mount Rinjani occurred in September of 1847. Most recently, Mount Rinjani spewed its lava on 1 October 2004. The volcano of Mount Rinjani when not ready to culminate is a site of scenic beauty with its spectacular Segara anak Crater Lake, protected by a national park established in 1997. The oval-shaped caldera is 6 km by 8.5 km in dimension and filled partially by a lake known as Segara Anak. The eruptions of 1994, 1995, and 1996 have formed a small cone in the center of the caldera and lava flows from these eruptions have entered the lake. Continue reading

April 24, 2011

If you are a Surfer, make sure Desaru is your next destination – Malaysia

If you are a Surfer, make sure Desaru is your next destination - Malaysia

Desaru Map

DESARU, located on the eastern tip of the Malay Peninsula, has clean sandy white beaches and it is popular with tourists as well as locals. The 25km long stretch of unspoiled beach framed by the South China Sea on one side and lush tropical forest on the other, is home to many hotels and resorts ready to take in new guests.
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April 19, 2011

Love the nature? if so try hiking, camping, or just enjoy the nature in Doi Khun Tan National Park – Thailand

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Doi Khun Tan National Park - Thailand

General Information
Located in the mountain of the northern Thailand, Doi Khun Tan National Park is home to many interesting species both flora and fauna, as well as many historical spots of interest. Its most renowned feature is Thailand’s longest railroad tunnel, which is 1,352 m. long. Doi Khun Tan National Park straddles the mountains separating Lamphun and Lampang Provinces, covering 255.29 sq.km and ranges in elevations from 325m to 1,373m at the summit. Established in 1975, it was the 10th National Park in Thailand.

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April 11, 2011

Unique view of Mount Popa – Myanmar (Burma)

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Mount Popa - Myanmar (Burma)

While approaching the area, you suddenly see an odd shape sticking out of the landscape. There can be no mistake, that is Mount Popa, which can be visited on the long way from Bagan to Inle Lake, or separately of course. It is the foremost place of worship for so-called nat, or spirits, in Buddhist Myanmar. There is a small village at the foot of Mount Popa, which looks attractive from a distance, but has grown into a string of shops and restaurant for visiting worshippers. In fact, walking up the stairs to the top of the mountain, the shops continue. Continue reading

April 4, 2011

Consider for a moment the turtle conservation in Bali – Indonesia

Consider for a moment the turtle conservation in Bali - Indonesia

Consider for a moment the turtle conservation in Bali - Indonesia

Wayan Raga can usually be found by the shallow turtle pool in his garden. The area is filled with dozens of turtles swimming in the pool or just lazing around the yard. Some are an inch in size, others measure a meter long.

“Here is a new hatchling, just one month old. That one there is four months old. The one in the cage next to it is four years old,” said the renowned Balinese turtle breeder. Continue reading

March 17, 2011

Curious about the pagoda that was built 875 AD? Visit Mawlamyine – Myanmar (Burma)

Curious about the pagoda that was built 875 AD? Visit Mawlamyine - Myanmar (Burma)

Kyaikthanlan pagoda

Mawlamyine is the third largest city in Myanmar after Yangon and Mandalay situated 165 kilometers east of the nation’s capital across the Gulf of Mottama at the mouth of the Thanlwin river. It is the capital of Mon State with a population of almost 300,000 people. Formerly known as Moulmein, it was once a thriving teak port and the administrative capital of British Lower Burma. The town’s signature landmark is Kyaikthanlan pagoda built in 875 AD and  thought to be the site from where Rudyard Kipling wrote his famous poem, ‘The Road to Mandalay’. It’s unlikely that Kipling was referring to Mandalay Ward located at the base of Kyaikthanlan pagoda, but rather the ‘Mandalay’ in central Myanmar.The Thanlwin bridge, the longest road and rail bridge in Myanmar is the most prominent landmark in the area. It stretches a distance of 11,000 feet over the Thanlwin river connecting the country’s south eastern region with its capital, Yangon. Continue reading

March 4, 2011

The Green Heart of Borneo, Brunei – A Kingdom of Unexpected Treasures, Complete Brunei Darussalam Tourist Spots

The Green Heart of Borneo, Brunei - A Kingdom of Unexpected Treasures, Complete Brunei Darussalam Tourist Spots

The Green Heart of Borneo

On the last post, I have explained about Brunei Darussalam, this post that explains the full review tourist destinations in Brunei Darussalam. Continue reading

February 28, 2011

Need a quiet place and fun to relaxing, Visit the Koh Kong Beaches – Cambodia

Need a quiet place and fun to relaxing, Visit the Koh Kong Beaches - Cambodia

Koh Kong Beaches - Cambodia

Koh Kong, on the Cambodia coast near the border with Thailand, was at one time, only a way stop on the road between Thailand and Cambodia. Its tourist development began with casinos catering to Thais who would cross the border to gamble, since gambling is illegal in Thailand. It is still a popular gambling destination, with a new casino/hotel and more on the way.  Recently, the beaches of Koh Kong and nearby islands, and the pristine Cardamom mountains nearby, have become popular with beachgoers, divers, and eco-tourists. Continue reading

February 26, 2011

Myth and Mystery, Golden Rock (Kyaiktiyo) – Myanmar (Burma)

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Golden Rock

Quick Facts
Names:     Kyaiktiyo; Golden Rock
Type of site:     Buddhist shrine; indigenous religious shrine
Faith:     Buddhism
Status:     Active
Dates:     c.500 BC
Location:     At Kyaikto in Mon state, about 60 km east of Bago and 180km east of Yangon.
Hours:     Always open
Cost:     Free

The Golden Rock (Kyaik-htiyo or Kyaiktiyo), perched atop a cliff near Yangon, is one of the most sacred sites in Burma. The great boulder precariously balances on the edge of a cliff and is topped by a small stupa. An endless stream of pilgrims come to admire the sight and add squares of gold leaf to its surface. Continue reading