Tag - Buddhist

Thailand’s Khao Ok Thalu

This rugged limestone outcrop, fringed by forest and tamed by a steep, concrete staircase of some 1000 steps, adds some serious ‘Wow factor’ to the otherwise sleepy town of Phattalung in Southern Thailand. Plenty of limestone spires pierce the horizon around Phattalung, but Khao..... . .

Meili Snow Mountains – China’s Snowy Shangri-La

Straddling the Tibetan border in mythical Shangri-La County, Kawa Karpo towers above a fairytale world of perfectly formed ice castles and old-world villages hung against a heavenly mist. Southwest China’s highest and most sacred mountain, this magnificent peak feeds the..... . .

Inle Lake: a Sea of Contrast

On Inle Lake at dawn, our noisy longtail zips across calm waters towards Nampan Market, gently rocking the bow of a slender wooden boat where a fisherman poises as he casts his net. Paddling in the traditional Intha style, one leg wrapped snugly around his wooden blade, he is..... . .

Wild about Burma

Burma might not seem an obvious choice for travelling families, but with instant online visas, ATMS now operating throughout the country and a travel itinerary linking four wildly child-friendly destinations, this alluring, easily accessible nation is rapidly climbing the must..... . .