Bhaktapur Durbar Square near Kathmandu

Bhaktapur is a must-see if you visit Nepal. The capital city of the former Bhaktapur Kingdom is located 13 km east of Kathmandu at 1400 meters altitude, which is nearly the same altitude as Kathmandu. It is an ancient kingdom village where the old architecture is kept alive. This old …

Bridge on the river Kwai – Kanchanaburi

The River Kwai Bridge is a tragic part of war history. So much that several books are published about it. David Lean’s movie ‘Bridge on the river Kwai, which was released in 1957, did the rest to make this Bridge and its story well known. This in Kanchanaburi located bridge …

Death Railway (Thai – Burma railway)

A railway to Burma In 1942 during WWII, the Japanese were fighting the British in Burma. Their goal was an attack on India. To supply their troops in Burma, the Japanese needed a safer supply route than the sea routes from Singapore to Rangoon. They decided to build a 415 …

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – south Vietnam

Saigon Saigon is the biggest city of Vietnam, although it’s not the capital. The numbers are somewhere around 3,4 million people living in the inner city and 10 million including surrounding areas. The weather in Saigon can be from real hot, around 40 degrees in summer, to very wet during …

Namo Buddha – Historical Buddhist place

Namo Buddha is a place where not many tourists visit, although it’s located at only 43 km east of Kathmandu. People travelling on a package deal to Nepal won’t visit Namo Buddha. Neither will people travelling on their own because it’s not on the way to Pokhara or Chitwan. Namo …

Khaopoon Cave – Kanchanaburi city

Cave When you visit Kanchanaburi city, the town of the bridge over the river Kwai and the war cemetery, you could consider a visit to Khao poon cave (also written as Khao Pun). The place is also known as Wat Tham Khao Pun. Wat is the Thai word for temple. …

Buddha birthplace in Lumbini, Nepal

Sakyamuni Buddha Buddha is known all over the world, but strangely enough not so many people know that Buddha was born in Lumbini, Nepal. There is still friction by many Nepalese people that many Indians say that Buddha and Buddhism comes from their country, India. The confusion is partly rooted …

Siem Reap – Angkor Temples – Cambodia

Siem Reap is a small town in the northwest of Cambodia, which is mostly known and famous because of being the gateway to the Angkor temples. Within Siem Reap there are plenty of hotels. From big luxury resorts, to small lodges and homestays. For people who like nightlife and western …