Thursday, May 31, 2018

Thailand To Close Maya Bay for 4 Months in 2018

Maya Bay in Thailand's Phi Phi Islands will be closed to tourists during its low season from June to September of 2018 to give the area's coral reefs time to begin recovering from decades of damage done to the bay's marine environment, most recently by boards of tourists. Maya Bay can have as many as 5,000 visitors per day during the high season.  Tourists travel there by boat from Phuket Island or from elsewhere in the Phi Phi Islands.  Maya Bay tourism got a big boost after being featured n the 2000 Leonardo DiCaprio film "The Beach".
- Video of Visiting Maya Bay and Pileh Lagoon
Wikipedia "Phi Phi Don Island" Article
Wikipedia "Phi Phi Islands" Article
- Tourism Authority of Thailand
- 2000 Film "The Beach" | Wikipedia | Official Trailer |

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Philippines Travel Gude

Free, online travel guide for the Philippines with information about the country's national parks, world heritage sites, theme parks, water parks, scuba diving, surfing, and other attractions and activities.  Also includes general information about the Philippines and guides to activities, events, lodging, dining, and transportation.
- Philippines Travel Guide
- Southeast Asia Travel Guide
- Asia Travel Guide

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Teach English in Cambodia for 3 Months

The Conversations With Foreigners (CWF) program in the city of Phnom Penh, Cambodia offers low-cost opportunities for travelers to live and teach English in Cambodia for 3 months at a time, and for Cambodian citizens to learn English by speaking with Cambodian visitors from other countries. All of the students have a basic understanding of English and many, but not all, are secondary and college students. Volunteers are not charged a fee, but they pay their own living, transportation, and other expenses.  They can either arrange their own accommodations and meals or they can stay in shared-room accommodations at the program's Volunteer house and pay about $700 for 3 months, including meals.
The CWF program is a sustainable fundraising effort benefitting the Cambodian Rural Development Team (CRDT), a program established to improve food security, incomes, and living standards of poor rural communities in support of environmental conservation in Cambodia.  For more information about visiting Southeast Asian countries see our Southeast Asia Travel Guide.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Marine Tourism in Myanmar's Mergui Islands

The Mergui Archipelago is a group of more then 800 islands situated in the Andaman Sea, off the coast of southern Myanmar, a country formerly known as Burma. Tourism in the islands is mostly limited to dive boat and dive resort tours operating out of Thailand, but the area is being considered for more extensive tourism development.
- NEWS ARTICLE: Developing Marine Tourism in the Mergui Islands
- HOTEL IN THE ARCHIPELAGO: Myanmar Andanam Resort
- INTRODUCTION: Wikipedia Mergui Archipelago Profile
- WEB SITE: Mergui Dot Org Web Site
- MYANMAR GUIDE: Myanmar (Burma) Travel Guide

Monday, January 6, 2014

Scary Hiking Trail on China's Mount Hua

Would you consider this trail on China's Mount Hua (Hua Shan) to be the scariest and most dangerous trail in the world?  You can get a better idea of the difficulty of this trail by viewing the videos and articles below:

Robin Esrock's Mount Hua Trail Video
Mike Spencer's Mount Hua Trail Video
Rick Archer Article With Photos
Wikipedia Introduction to Mount Hua
- Pictures of East Asia (Do It In Asia)
- East Asia Travel Guide (WikiTravel)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

New Laos Tavel Guide at Do It In Asia

The Laos Visitors Guide on the "Do It In Asia" Web site includes articles and information about the top visitor attractions, activities, and events in Laos, travel tips, how to get to and from Laos, and places to eat and sleep in Laos.  For more information see:
- Laos Travel Guide at Do It In Asia

Friday, August 26, 2011

New Asia Destinations Photo Gallery

One of the newest additions to the Do It In Asia Web site is an Asian destinations photo gallery with pictures of many different countries in North, South, East, West, and Southeast Asia and islands off the coast of Asia.  If you hover your mouse over each of the pictures in this gallery you will see a description of each picture.  The picture on the left is Tibet's Potala Palace.
- Asia Destinations Photo Gallery