Now you will usually see adjectives such as mysterious or enigmatic preceding the name the Plain of Jars, Laos, with the reason being – since more..
From Mumbai/Bombay to Beijing/Peking, cities, and other geographical features for that matter, are rushing to shed their colonial era names and adopt what we’re led more..
Whilst Tai groups had probably been gradually infiltrating southwards into what is now northern Vietnam, Laos and Thailand for several centuries from their homeland in more..
The Royal Enclosure is a walled-off area slightly to the north and west of the centre of Angkor Tom and which housed the palace complex more..
Small but well preserved brick and sandstone Hindu temple complex dating from the 11th century, lying just east of Surin Town. (The exact reign is more..
Little do most people realise when they’re whizzing along in their bright blue bus that many important routes in Thailand’s impressive 21st century road network more..
Phnom Bahkeng Temple, Angkor, Cambodia… “Though the identity of Phnom Bahkeng is today firmly established, the place hardly gets the respect it deserves…..Late every afternoon, more..
Although he seems to have been on the throne for a fair while, very little is actually known about Jayarvarman III – so certainly one more..
………..and oddly enough my 5 yr old’s favourite Angkor temple!? We were ready to go back to Siem Reap for a cold one whilst she more..
Whilst the ‘main’ temples at Angkor are now relatively well looked after there are still thousands of smaller, less known sites that dot the Cambodian more..
The ruins of the so-called ‘haunted casino at Bokor, nr. Kampot in Southern Cambodia. Certainly looks creepy enough! (Apparently heavy losers at the casino frequently more..
One of the lovingly restored old buildings in Georgetown’s Chinatown. As well as the extensive Chinatown area, which incorporates Little India, there’s plenty of Victorian more..
King Suryavarman I came to the throne of Angkor in 1006 after a 4 year struggle with his rival claimant Jayaviravarman. One of his first more..
Excellent Malaysian site – Penang travel tips – containing not only everything you could conceivably ever want, or need, to know about Penang, (food, sites, more..
No news posts for a few days – not that nothing’s been going on – just been too busy to write about it! Currently doing more..
Jayarvarman IV – c. 921/928 to 941/942 Jayarvarman the 4th – not usually considered one of Cambodia’s most revered rulers; trashed Angkor, moved the capital into more..
The slightly underwhelming ruins of Kapilapura at Angkor -probably the least visited, least known of any temple that actually appears on most maps of the more..
After a drive along the much improved road from Laos’s Muang Khua to the Vietnamese border, Wi’s gallant group have now arrived in the remote more..
Well apologies to Wi who is actually leading a Northern Laos and Vietnam tour – ‘Unexplored – the Far North‘ rather than the North Thai, more..
Rajendravarman II c. 944 to 968 Even King Rajendravarman’s title itself is still a matter of debate, with historians opting for either Rajendravarman I or more..