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The Southeast Asia Travel Specialists Since 1999

If Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre was located, for example, between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, it would undoubtedly see far more overseas visitors than it currently does and its location in southern Cambodia’s Takeo Province is undeniably well off the main tourist trail. The site itself is fine and consists of some 6,000 acres of protected woodland, provided by…

The mouth of western Cambodia’s Sangkar (or Sangkae) River lies concealed amid a maze of water-hyacinth clogged waterways, endless reed marshes and clouds of egrets in the far northwestern corner of the vast but shallow Tonle Sap Lake. Anyone with a window seat between Bangkok and Siem Reap may have peered down on these extensive wetlands and unique eco-system where…

All Points East are very proud to announce we are the 2010 winners of the Tourism Authority of Thailand Green Award, for Best UK Tour Operator for Local Communities in Thailand. The award is given in conjunction with responsibletravel.com, who’s Director, Justin Frances said “All Points East are an excellent example of a tour operator with long-standing commitments to providing tours that work…

Excellent post by our long-time friend and sometime colleague Armin on the controversial subject of Kanchanaburi’s infamous Tiger Temple.. Finally, I managed to escape the city. Just 130 kilometres from Bangkok; life is different, tranquil, without the exhaust fumes of millions of cars. Wonderful! I have decided to take a break to visit my daughter and continue with the planning…

As with, for example, Malaysia the wide ethnic mix of Burma (Myanmar) leads to a wide range of Burmese food. Along with regional ethnic groups such as Karen, Shan, Kachin, Thai, Mon etc that contribute towards the indigenous mix, there were, during the British period, large numbers of Nepalese, Indian ((Bengali and Tamil for instance) – and in more recent…

A brief rundown on our Meas Kong school project providing some educational, as well as sports and games materials to this rural Cambodian school. Some of the hard-pressed teachers at Meas Kong primary school, Baray District in Cambodia’s Kompong Thom Province and below…..some of the kids! Meas Kong is a large school – some 1,200 pupils – serving 5 villages…

Actually Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary rather than a national park as such, (same, same but different as the Thais say, though wildlife sanctuary status is generally considered an upgrade with better protection, stricter regulations and greater prestige), and located in Soi Dao district of Eastern Thailand’s Chantaburi Province. It’s based around the spectacular 5,000 ft Soi Dao Mountain and the…

We are well chuffed to announce that All Points East was voted the winner in the TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand)/Responsible Travel, ‘Green Awards‘ for 2010 in the ‘Best UK Tour Operator for Local Communities in Thailand’ category!!! Particularly pleased with ourselves since it follows on from our 2008 award in the same competition for best UK specialist tour operator…

The excellent Saray Water Hyacinth project is a community project in Prek Toal village, Battambang Province, Cambodia organized and funded by the NGO Osmose and the Australian Government Prek Toal, a large village – or small town – situated at the point where the Sangker River meets the Tonle Sap Lake is entirely constructed on rafts, floating on the water….