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Route 13 Laos – project notes

History & Geography – Mekong River The Mekong River connects six countries in Southeast Asia and flows through six distinct geographical regions, each with characteristic features of elevation, topography, and land cover. It originates on the Tibetan Plateau and flows down to the mountainous area through the Yunnan Province in the Hengduan Mountains. The Mekong, or Mekong River, is a trans-boundary river in East […]

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Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap is a popular resort town in Cambodia and the best possible base for exploring the Angkor temples of Cambodia. Angkor Wat, the most important temple and symbol of the nation, is located only 6 Km from the centre of town. Europeans started visiting the town in the mid 19th Century and according to […]

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Angkor Wat – Forgotten Eastern Gate

Thousands of tourists enter the Angkor Wat Temple grounds every day from the Western Gate. So it is very difficult to get a photo of it from that side without a large crowd of people in  the foreground. This gallery is of the Eastern Gate which is almost forgotten and gets a relatively small amount […]

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Buddhist Heaven & Hell Garden

Wat Mae Kaet Noi – just a short drive north of Chiang Mai, looks like an ordinary upcountry Thailand Buddhist temple from the road. The main temple buildings, monks wandering around the temple grounds, lay people paying their respects and consulting with the monks, also seem to be very ordinary. But fairly soon after you […]

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Bicycle Touring in Northern Thailand

1. Beautiful and varied terrain – flat plains, rolling hills and some difficult hill climbs available. The Northern Thailand area is used as a winter training location by many road cyclists and it is easy to understand why. There are many road conditions and many small paved roads in the countryside that have relatively little […]

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