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 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 http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/travel/2015/05/23/innovative-indian-restaurant-bangkok/gW2N7VMyahH1lmbaUQIOxJ/story.html …

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

Sri Lanka

Photo: Royston Rascals, Anuradhapura Sri Lanka, is an island country in the northern Indian Ocean off the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent in South Asia. Known until 1972 as Ceylon Sri Lanka has maritime borders with India to the northwest across the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Strait and the Maldives to the southwest. …

Bangladesh

Photo: Terry Sunderland/CIFOR, Banyan tree (Ficus benghalensis) Bangladesh is bordered by India on all sides except for a small border with Myanmar to the far southeast and by the Bay of Bengal to the south. The capital is Dhaka. Photos Planeta.com Bangladesh Links Asia Asia Links Ganges

Kerala

Photo: Kerala Rice Kerala is located in South India on the Malabar Coast. Malayalam is the most widely spoken language and is also the official language of the state. Headlines Kerala: Safari park planned to rehabilitate stray tigers- The New Indian Express Elsewhere on the Web keralatourism.org Embedded Tweets Night out in our village #RiverNila …

Tuva

Photo: Dmitriy Stepanov Tuva borders the Altai Republic, the Republic of Khakassia, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Irkutsk Oblast, and the Republic of Buryatia in Russia and Mongolia to the south. Its capital is the city of Kyzyl. It has a population of 307,930 (2010 census). Alash ensemble – alashensemble.com – is a trio of master throat singers …

South Korea

South Korea shares a land border with North Korea to the north, as well as overseas borders with Japan to the east and China to the west. Roughly half of the country’s 50 million people reside in the metropolitan area surrounding its capital, Seoul. Headlines Acorn health craze driving South Korea’s squirrels nuts South Korea’s …