Kazakhstan

Photo: Ewan McIntosh Kazakhstan is a contiguous transcontinental country in Central Asia. Kazakhstan is the world’s largest landlocked country by land area and the ninth largest country in the world. It borders with (clockwise from the north) Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, and also adjoins a large part of the Caspian Sea. The capital …

Wild Asia

Photo Planeta.com launches this guide to Wild Asia – the region’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel. Questions What would locals like visitors to know about responsible travel and wildlife tourism in Asia? 2020 44th Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee Biodiversity COP 15 Headlines …

Tajikistan

Photo: Matine Tajikistan is a mountainous landlocked sovereign country in Central Asia. It is bordered by Afghanistan to the south, Uzbekistan to the west, Kyrgyzstan to the north and China to the east. Features The World’s Fastest Growing Tourism Destination: Why Tajikistan Should Be on Your Radar A Wolf Child Guided Me Through Khujand, Tajikistan …

Turkmenistan

Photo: John Pavelka, Yangykala Canyon Turkmenistan is a country in Central Asia, bordered by Kazakhstan to the northwest, Uzbekistan to the north and east, Afghanistan to the southeast, Iran to the south and southwest, and the Caspian Sea to the west. #40whc spotlight Mountain Ecosystems of Koytendag: International research team on Koytendag Elsewhere on the …

Uzbekistan

Photo: Robert Wilson, Mir-e Arab Mosque, Bukhara, Uzbekistan The Central Asian nation Uzbekistan shares borders with Kazakhstan to the west and to the north, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to the east, and Afghanistan and Turkmenistan to the south. A former Soviet republic, Uzbekistan became independent in 1991. The capital city is Tashkent. Amazon.com Photos Wikipedia Uzbekistan …

Asia Links

Links related to Asia presented in mostly random fashion: Headlines Presentations From Responsible Tourism Events At ITB Asia 2015 Philippines Eyes ‘Ecotourism Zone’ in Disputed S. China Sea Asia 2014 – Transitions Abroad The Legacy Of The Asia Overland Route Amazon.com Recommended listening: Asia Overland – adventures on the hippie trail The infamous ‘hippie trail’ …

Silk Road

Buzzwords The Silk Road was a network of trade routes which connected the East and West, and was central to the economic, cultural, political, and religious interactions. New Silk Road Elsewhere on the Web UNWTO: UNWTO’s Silk Road initiative functions as a collaborative platform designed to enhance sustainable tourism development along the historic Silk Road …

Asia

Image: Wikipedia Our expanding coverage of Asia Amazon.com 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 Spotlight …

Bangkok = Krung Thep

Photo: Nik Cyclist, Before Labor Day Bangkok is the capital city of and largest urban area in Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or simply Krung Thep, meaning “city of angels.” Headlines https://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/1874084/the-early-bird-has-made-his-last-flight Bangkok’s Khao San Road is getting a US$1.6 million makeover to clean up backpacker ghetto http://www.paperplanesblog.com/bangkok-protests-information http://bangkok.coconuts.co/2013/06/15/first-asia-airbnb-launches-neighborhoods-feature-bangkok …

Malaysia

Izrulazhar Jasman, Chalets morning view Malaysia borders Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, and the Philippines. Headlines Budget travellers should be welcomed – The Star Events June Rainforest World Music Festival Wildlife Tourism Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre Cities Kuala Lumpur Planeta.com Malaysia Links Asia