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The Southeast Asia Travel Specialists Since 1999

Coming up, and based on some 15 years of leading tours to Cambodia’s UNESCO World Heritage site; a few small tips and suggestions on how to optimise your Angkor visit. Firstly though one very big tip! Try and time your visit for the low season. The awesome, often jungle-clad, temples in Western Cambodia are obviously today a huge draw and…

At long last; – despite several incident free years following on from 2008 border skirmishes between Cambodia and Thailand – the UK Foreign Office has finally seen fit to declare the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage site of Preah Vihear ‘safe to visit’.  This (mainly) 11th century Hindu temple is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular Angkor period temples being located…

Since our recent Facebook photo proved popular we thought we’d post a few more of these wonderful images – the ‘Maidens of the Clouds’ from Sigiriya in Sri Lanka. So called because these wonderful frescoes are found halfway up a sheer cliff at the ancient site, and UNESCO World Heritage listed, Sigiriya rock fortress in Sri Lanka’s ‘Cultural Triangle’. The…

We’ve always really liked this off the beaten track South Thai destination and always considered that both the town itself, and surrounding province of the same name, deserved far more visitors than the mere trickle it currently gets so it’s great to see Nakorn Si Thammarat may be about to get some recognition from no less an authority than UNESCO!…

Busy wrapping up an Emerald Triangle tour in Phnom Penh so just a photo of the awesome Phnom Rung Temple in northeastern Thailand’s Buriram Province with a more comprehensive post on this fabulous, yet relatively little known site coming up soon. One of the best preserved Angkor period temples anywhere and spectacularly sited on the summit of an extinct volcano,…

Lying just a kilometre away from Wat Phu, the small Angkor period temple of Nang Sida, Laos, does tend to get overshadowed by it’s prestigious UNESCO World Heritage neighbour. After hiking up and down the steep steps at Wat Phu few visitors are going to be bothered to head off into the dusty surrounding scrub-land to visit a ‘lesser’ temple…

This year’s Lausanne Alpine Club’s, (Club Alpin Suisse, Lausanne), Southeast Asia tour took the form of a Vietnam odyssey from Hanoi to Saigon including side trips to UNESCO World Heritage Halong Bay plus the spectacular Sapa hill station in the far north. Some great images here of the colourful Bac Ha Sunday Market and its equally colourful Flower Hmong clientele…

A selection of photos from our current Emerald Triangle tour of Laos and Cambodia; – the picturesque region where Northeastern Thailand, Southern Laos and Northern Cambodia meet being sometimes referred to by this evocative name. Itinerary had to be changed at the last minute due to the UK Foreign office’s Thailand flood warnings (see article here) so we ended up…

A ‘truly spectacular combination of rocks and water’, the awesome Halong Bay is one of S. E. Asia’s most dramatic and iconic landscapes.  An inlet of the South China Sea situated just off the coast of far North-Eastern Vietnam -nearly 2,000 islands and rocky outcrops fill the bay’s waters with a range of dramatic karst scenery; – sheer limestone cliffs, stalactites, caves, jungle-topped…