Be Astonished at Thailand’s Most Sacred Buddhist Temple – Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

A trip to Chiang Mai wouldn’t be complete without going to Doi Suthep. This regal mountain overlooks the city from the northwest, providing commanding views from its summit. Aside from its dominating presence on the horizon and stunning natural beauty, the main reason many visitors come to Doi Suthep National Park is to visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a venerable and venerated temple that … Continue reading Be Astonished at Thailand’s Most Sacred Buddhist Temple – Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

The Enigmatic Indein Village: An Experience to Remember

The highlight of my trip to Inle Lake was a short visit to Indein Village – a picturesque small village in the Shan state located on the western bank of the lake. While the enchanting village and local life of the Pa-Oh people is a wonderful experience on its own, the main draw here is the multitude of ancient pagodas of many shapes and sizes … Continue reading The Enigmatic Indein Village: An Experience to Remember

Planning a Trip to Mongolia? Here’s what you need to know

Mongolia is an incredible country to travel around in, its diverse landscapes and remote nomadic lifestyle they perfected over the years is something that makes this country special and worth a visit.  But because tourism in Mongolia is still in its early stage, it can sometimes be a bit challenging to travel around. The tourist trail is not well developed and lack of information makes … Continue reading Planning a Trip to Mongolia? Here’s what you need to know

Przewalski’s Horses: The World’s Last Wild Horses

Part of my nomadic adventure in Mongolia was a trip to Hustai National Park. It was arranged and made possible by the same group of people I was with in Karakorum and Orkhon Valley. Hustai National park lies in the hill of the southern Khan Khentii mountain range about 120kms southwest of Ulaanbaatar, roughly 2 hours’ drive. We started off our tour around 6:00 in … Continue reading Przewalski’s Horses: The World’s Last Wild Horses

ROAD TRIP TO GORKH-TERELJ NATIONAL PARK

My adventure in the “Land of the Blue Sky” isn’t over yet. In fact, I’ve just explored the Terelj National Park.  This was not originally included in my itinerary, but the driver/guide who accompanied me at Karakorum and Orkhron Valley suggested it.  The moment I heard about the rock formation, horseback riding, archery, hiking, and other activities people embark on this truly authentic Mongolian nomadic … Continue reading ROAD TRIP TO GORKH-TERELJ NATIONAL PARK