Gobi Desert in Mongolia

The Gobi Desert is one of the largest and driest deserts in the world, covering an area of over 500,000 square miles in Asia, including parts of Mongolia and China. Despite its harsh climate, the Gobi is home to a variety of plants and animals, some of which are unique to the region. In this … Continue reading “Gobi Desert in Mongolia”

10 Best Beaches in the Philippines

Consisting of 7,107 islands located in the tropical zone, the Philippines has an abundance of beautiful beaches to explore. While some may boast white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters, others are a little more rugged and remote. As a result, not all beaches are created equal, and some stand out above the rest. With that … Continue reading “10 Best Beaches in the Philippines”

10 Most Famous Festivals in the Philippines

Island nation of the Philippines has a long and rich history. The best way to experience it is through participation in festival which take the old traditions and demonstrate them to the modern world in the most spectacular manner imaginable. Here’s a list of 10 most famous festivals in the Philippines which introduces the best … Continue reading “10 Most Famous Festivals in the Philippines”

Kolukkumalai Tea Estate in Munnar, India

Kolukkumalai Tea Estate holds an impressive prime. It is the highest located tea estate in the world but aside from visiting one of the world’s primes, a visitor to Kolukkumalai would also be treated with breathtaking panoramic views. Kolukkumalai Tea Estate can be found 35 kilometers outside of Munnar, India. Built atop the precipitous ridge, … Continue reading “Kolukkumalai Tea Estate in Munnar, India”

Gomateshvara – Tallest Monolithic Statue in the World

Located on top of Vindhyagiri Hill in Shravanabelagola of Mysore, India stands the tallest monolithic statue in the world. Carved out of a single block of granite, the 60 feet tall Gomateshvara Statue can be seen from 30 km away. Gomateshvara Statue was built by Chamundaraya – a minister and poet from the Western Ganga … Continue reading “Gomateshvara – Tallest Monolithic Statue in the World”

Hang Nga Guesthouse aka Crazy House in Da Lat, Vietnam

Hang Nga Guesthouse and Gallery may be the official name of this extraordinary piece of urban architecture, but you won’t find any locals calling it any name other than Crazy House. And Crazy House it is. If there are any written or unwritten house building rules, then they have been all broken when Hang Nga … Continue reading “Hang Nga Guesthouse aka Crazy House in Da Lat, Vietnam”

Bhangarh Fort – Ruins in Rajasthan, India Haunted by Ghosts

The ruins of Bhangarh Fort in the Rajasthan state in India are known for being the most hunted place in this south Asian country. While it’s understandable that not all people believe in ghosts, there are warnings at all entry points to the Bhangarh Fort advising people not to venture into the city at night. … Continue reading “Bhangarh Fort – Ruins in Rajasthan, India Haunted by Ghosts”

Maldives – Complete Tourist Guide

Maldives have the ring of a very exotic destination and rightly so. This archipelago consisting of 1,190 coral islands is home to some of world’s finest beaches and world class diving opportunities. Each island of Maldives is very flat, only sticking a little bit out of the Indian Ocean. The highest point of an entire … Continue reading “Maldives – Complete Tourist Guide”

Bhutan Tourism Information

The Kingdom of Bhutan is one of the most unreachable countries in the world, but at the same time it is not. Perhaps a better term than “unreachable” would be “exclusive”. The exclusivity of Bhutan derives from the fact that individual tourism is not allowed there. As such, if you are a backpacker on your … Continue reading “Bhutan Tourism Information”

Paro Taktsang – Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Bhutan

Paro Taktsang would loosely translate in English as Tiger’s Nest in Paro. Paro Taktsang is a monastery hence it’s sometimes referred to as Taktshang Goemba which would again loosely translate in English as Tiger’s Nest Monastery (Goemba means Monastery in Bhutanese). Whatever you call it, it’s always the same thing. It is the very landmark … Continue reading “Paro Taktsang – Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Bhutan”