Category: Thailand

Asia Travel: 10 Natural Wonders That Will Make You Want to Visit Right Now; Hazel Solender; Ecophiles

Thailand – Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries

Asia travel is all about discovery – from vibrant cultures to natural wonders, the revelations never end. From the world’s highest mountain to the world’s largest cave, Asia is home to nature’s most imaginative, awe-inspiring creations. When you plan your Asia travel, it’s usually really hard to pick where to go, so we’ve got some fantastic ideas for an unforgettable adventure of a lifetime.

Living Bridges, Cherrapunji, India

These bridges were grown (not built!) for a practical reason: to help villagers cross the rivers in the Meghalaya region in north east India. This area is one of the wettest places on Earth, which leads to problems from June to September. The current becomes more aggressive and people are incapable of crossing it. They needed a solution, and they found one!

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It’s Time for the World Heritage Convention to Step Up Protection of Globally Significant Wilderness Areas; James Allan, James Watson, Bastian Bertzky & Tilman Jaeger; National Geographic Society

Thailand – Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries

Earth’s last intact wilderness areas are being rapidly degraded. Predominantly free of human uses, especially industrial scale activities, large wilderness areas support an exceptional collection of globally significant environmental values, including very rich and often endangered biodiversity and critical ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration and storage and water provision. Many indigenous people and local communities, which are often politically and economically marginalized, depend on wilderness areas for their subsistence and have deep bio-cultural connections.

Somewhat incredibly, more than 2 million square miles of terrestrial wilderness (around 10 percent of the total area) were lost in just the last two decades. If this continues, the consequences for both people and nature will be catastrophic.

Despite being irreplaceable and increasingly threatened, wilderness areas remain under-valued, under-protected, and have been almost completely ignored in international environmental policy. Immediate proactive action is required to save them.

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Learning history in a funway; Pichaya Svasti; Bangkok Post

Photo: Bangkok Post

Visiting historical parks and museums may well have been boring in the past. Well, not any more. Visitors cannot only look at ruins of palaces and temples or ancient artefacts, but they can also have fun learning about the history from well-trained guides and multimedia presentations, share opinions, ask questions, and grasp what the old sites were like in ancient times.

Source: Learning history in a funway

A trip to Lanna; Pichaya Svasti; Bangkok Post

Photo: Bangkok Post

To learn about the lives of Queen Jammathewi of the Hariphunchai empire and Princess Dara Rasmi, a royal consort of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), Smile Trip, a cultural group, invites history buffs to a trip to Lamphun and Chiang Mai from Feb 2-5. The trip will be led by culture experts Chulpassorn Phanomwan Na Ayudhya and Charoen Tanmahapran.

Source: A trip to Lanna