Category: Asia

Banteay Kdei-2542

Tomb-raiding the rest of Angkor in photos

Over the last few weeks I’ve taken you through some of the most incredible ancient temples in the world, the Temples of Angkor. I’ll conclude the series with a photo journey through the rest of the temples in the Angkor Archaeological Park that we explored,...

Beng Mealea | Cambodia-2377

Beng Mealea, Jungle Temple

Beng Mealea is a Angkorian temple lost in the jungle that has engulfed it. Jungle roots have dislodged the ancient architecture turning much of the temple into a jumble of stones while long vines hang enticingly across ruined corridors. Constructed in the 12th century it...

Banteay Srei | Cambodia-2710

Banteay Srei and the river of a thousand lingas

Banteay Srei is exquisite, a 10th century temple that is 35 kilometres out from Siem Reap and the main Angkor temples. Its Khmer name, Banteay Srei, translates as the Citadel of Women, the intricate carvings and detail is thought so fine that only women, with...

Angkor Wat | Cambodia-2737

Angkor Wat

The temples of Angkor really do have to be seen to be believed, their number and scale are larger than you could ever imagine. They are detailed with breathtaking carvings, bas reliefs that tell the story of their history and the people who built them, and...

Battambang | Cambodia-2311

A tuk-tuk tour around the Battambang countryside

There’s more to visiting Battambang than the Bamboo Train and the colonial architecture, hire a tuk-tuk or rent a motorbike and go exploring! We opted for a tuk-tuk and hired it out for the day, our first port of call being the aforementioned bamboo train,...

Kratie | Cambodia-2160

Looking for the Irrawaddy dolphin

The Irrawaddy Dolphin is one of the rarest, critically endangered dolphins in the world. It can be mainly be found in three rivers in South East Asia  including the Mekong River in a 190 km stretch between Laos and Cambodia. Of a population of less than...

Kampot | Cambodia-2110

Bokor, where the corridors are silent.

To escape the sultry humidity of Phnom Penh the colonial French found themselves a remote mountain near the coast, Bokor Hill. Up there the mist drifted in, cold and refreshing, a perfect place for a hill station. In the 1920s they built a small community...

Kampot | Cambodia-1939

Kampot, Cambodia

Kampot, a serene little town in southern Cambodia. Here on the banks of the Kampot River dusty roads lead out into the countryside, between rice paddies and stubbly fields fringed with iconic sugar palm trees to tiny villages. It is a place to chill out,...

Peppercorn Beach Resort, Phu Quoc

The Island of Phu Quoc

If you dream of a tropical island floating amid blissfully warm turquoise waters fringed with golden beaches and untouched forest, then Phu Quoc may, or may not, be the place for you. Situated in the very of south of Vietnam, in the Bay of Thailand...

Tra Vinh, Vietnam

Tra Vinh, Khmer Culture in the Mekong Delta

Cycling around the countryside surrounding Tra Vinh in Southern Vietnam and you’d be forgiven for thinking you had suddenly been transported to Cambodia such is the proliferation of Khmer culture. Dotted around the farmland are Khmer temples, architectural legacies left over from the great Khmer...

Hoi An by day

Historic Hoi An for Tet {Vietnamese New Year}

As we made our way towards the river on the first night, along the narrow streets strung with lanterns, we became part of a larger crowd heading in the same direction. This crowd had an element of chaos as motorbikes sliced noisily though it, parting...

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