Visibility in North Thailand is very limited during scorching April. Nearby hills surrounding Thaton lose their contours and further mountains disappear in summer haze.
The area near the highest mountain in Borneo – Mt. Kinabalu.
The road 1095 in Northern Thailand is spectacular and famous for its many curves. There is 1,000 meters difference in elevation on 45 km stretch between Pai and Pang Mapha.
We reach a pass , the highest point of 1,431 meters above sea level on middle way. The temperature drops below 20 degrees C. October visibility is moderate. The surrounding dark blue mountain ranges extending into Burma hiding in the afternoon fog.
We come to a Toraja village situated on top of a hill. We take a rest in shadow of barn waiting for a meal.
A group of neolithic stone tombs are scattered 30 minutes walk from Batu Tering, a village in the western part of Sumbawa island.
The area has been protected since 1992.
I found a few tourists complaining about the long way to the tombs in a guest book entries.
“Sorry guys, the new asphalt road is not ready yet”.
People are strange, they want to travel and discover new places, but don’t want to get tired.
According to the guest book no more than 30 foreigners visit Aik Renung every year.
Purification rites at private house in Ubud. The mask is called Tua and depicts an old man.
The picturesque beach in Qui Nhon, a town on the way between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
The girl in traditional Akha garb visiting Chiang Mai.
A Lahu village in Mae Hong Son Province was a stop on the trail in Northern Thailand.
Toast, coffee and eggs were provided by our chauffeur. The cousins of our host were watching us during the meal.
I visit Luang Prabang many times. I come to this lovely town by plane, bus and boat. The river journey by boat is by far the greatest. Take your time and travel 2 days from Thai border to Luang Prabang by a local barge called in Laos the slow boat.
Pha That Luang is a stupa. It is the most important monument in Laos. The stupa was built in the mid-16th century when Lan Xang capital was moved from Luang Prabang to Vientiane.
Borobudur is located 40 km from Yogyakarta city, in Central Java. The temple was built during the reign of Sailendra dynasty in 8th century AD.
She works at a local restaurant. The Nyang Shwe is full of good eateries with good service.
Thien Mu Pagoda located on the bank of Perfume river is the official symbol of old Vietnamese capital city – Hue. The pagoda is very peaceful place.
A police officer guarding the national heritage place. The Royal Palace in Khmer capital was built during the French Protectorate time in the 1860’s.
Old Lepcha man met on the road to Pelling.
Small town Tomok in Samosir Island on Toba Lake is connected with Parapat on mainland. The ferries run here every hour.