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Southeast Asia Travel News

The Southeast Asia Travel Specialists Since 1999

Current Sites Thailand UNESCO Sites are at present limited to 3 cultural and 2 natural sites. A rather meagre result we feel, considering the country’s rich history and magnificent and highly varied flora, fauna and landscapes. Of the 3 cultural sites, we’d also point out that early Bronze Age Ban Chiang, while of undoubted great archaeological significance, represents to a…

Great boat trip down this picturesque and as yet unspoilt river, (the Burmese president having recently suspended the controversial Myitsone Dam project), and well worth the early start for the superb dawn views as we headed down the Irrawaddy from Mandalay. According to the Burmese powers that be Aerawaddy is a closer transliteration to the Burmese, (or Myanmar), pronunciation so…

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 Southern China the migration of Tai groups into Southeast Asia was hastened during the late 12th- and 13th-centuries as the Mongol armies under Genghis Khan and Kublai Khan extended their empire southwards. Ethnic Tai clans…

Photos are from a French language, Thailand family tour organized on behalf of Club Aventure, so firstly a big merci to Lauren who provided us with some excellent photos and Jean-Daniel for additional pix and his – as always – first class tour-leading abilities! So without further ado here is the homme in question. (Though JD would like it pointed…