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 South Korea’s unstoppable taste for haste Elsewhere on the Web …

Timor

Timor is an island at the southern end of Maritime Southeast Asia, north of the Timor Sea. It is divided between the independent state of East Timor, and West Timor, belonging to the Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara. Recommended Listening To the Head of the Crocodile – In ancient stories, the island of Timor …

Himalayas

Photo: European Space Agency, Mount Makalu, 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, …

India

Photo: 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. Features Wild …

Wild Asia

Photo Headlines The Toll of Tourism: Can Southeast Asia Save Its Prized Natural Areas? Southeast Asia is in the grip of a biodiversity crisis Presentations From Responsible Tourism Events At ITB Asia 2015 Pangolins: why this cute prehistoric mammal is facing extinction Facebook Asian Ecotourism Network flickr groups Ecotourism Asia Twitter @IndianBotanists @WildAsia YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/rameshboonratana …

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 A Wolf Child Guided Me Through Khujand, Tajikistan – Yomadic Elsewhere on the Web Murghab Eco-Tourism Association – META was founded …

Thailand

Photo: World Tourism Organization, Tourism for All Thailand is bordered to the north by Laos and Myanmar, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and Myanmar. By the maritime boundary, the country is bordered to the southeast …