China

Photo: Mark Pegrum, Pudong, Shanghai China has the longest combined land border in the world, measuring 22,117 km (13,743 mi) from the mouth of the Yalu River to the Gulf of Tonkin. China extends across much of East Asia, bordering Vietnam, Laos, and Myanmar (Burma) in Southeast Asia; India, Bhutan, Nepal, Afghanistan, and Pakistan in …

Himalayas

The Himalayas is a mountain range in Asia separating the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau. The Himalayan range has the Earth’s highest peaks, including the highest, Mount Everest. The Himalayas include over a hundred mountains exceeding 7,200 meters (23,600 feet) in elevation. By contrast, the highest peak outside Asia – Aconcagua, …

India Hosts Responsible Tourism Awards

Presentations of the inaugural India Responsible Tourism Awards (IRTA) were made at the India Responsible Tourism Summit in Delhi on January 19th. The Awards champion ethical travel across the country. The idea is to inspire and motivate the local fraternity and spread the good word. IRTA is a regional partner of the World Responsible Tourism Awards (WRTA) held at …

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan borders Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, and also adjoins a large part of the Caspian Sea. The capital is Astana, where it was moved from Almaty in 1997. Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/kazakhstan

Kerala

Photo: Ron Mader, Kerala Rice Kerala is an Indian state in South India on the Malabar Coast. Malayalam is the most widely spoken language and is also the official language of the state. Wiki Kerala Embedded Tweets Night out in our village #RiverNila #keralablogexpress #FolkExpressions pic.twitter.com/UZWjij0owa — The Blue Yonder (@theblueyonder) March 28, 2017 Planeta.com …

India

Photo: Ron Mader, Urban lagoon in Hyderabad India is bordered by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the west, and the Bay of Bengal on the east, Pakistan to the west, China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the northeast and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. New Dehli is the national capital. …

Asia

Image: Wikipedia Index Central Asia: Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan Turkmenistan Uzbekistan Eastern Asia: China Japan Mongolia North Korea South Korea Taiwan Northern Asia: Russia Southeast Asia: Brunei Cambodia Timor Indonesia Laos Malaysia Myanmar (Burma) Philippines Singapore Thailand Vietnam Southern Asia: Afghanistan Bangladesh Bhutan India Iran Maldives Nepal Pakistan Sri Lanka   More info about Asia on …

Laos

Laos is a landlocked country in Southeast Asia. Of the country’s 237,000 square kilometers, about 70% of the country is mountainous. The highest peak, Phou Bia reaches 2,817 meters (9,242 feet). Other geographic features include the Xieng Khouang and Bolavens Plateau and the Mekong River Valley which forms part of the boundary with Thailand. More …

Russia

Russia shares borders with the following countries (from northwest to southeast): Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both via Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China and Mongolia. It also has maritime borders with Japan (by the Sea of Okhotsk) and the USA (by the Bering Strait). Wiki More info about Russia on …