Temple in South-Central Vietnam

My Son

The effusive have described this as Vietnam’s Angkor Wat, but that’s hardly fair: My Son contains fewer ruins (and they are very much ruined) within a small area of about 200 sq metres. Still, it’s the most extensiv…
National Park in Sabah

Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

Just west of Kota Kinabalu, the five islands of Manukan, Gaya, Sapi, Mamutik and Sulug and the reefs in between make up the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, covering a total area of just over 49 sq km. Only a short…
National Park in Southeast Coast

Ham Ho

A beautiful nature reserve 55km from Quy Nhon, Ham Ho can easily be combined with a trip to the Quang Trung Museum. Taking up a jungle-lined 3km stretch of clean, fish-filled river, the park is best enjoyed by kayak…
Historic Building in South-Central Vietnam

Chien Dan

The elegant Cham towers at Chien Dan are located just outside the town of Tam Ky on a wide open field; the only other building nearby is a small museum. Dating from the 11th or 12th century, each kalan faces east. M…
in Philippines

Dambana ng Kagitingan

Every 9 April, American and Japanese veterans gather at the Dambana ng Kagitingan on top of Mt Samat and pay tribute to the thousands of their comrades who fell in the surrounding jungles. The centrepiece of the shr…
in Around Manila

Philippine Institute of Volcanology & Seismology

If you want to find out about Taal Volcano, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology & Seismology, 3km west of the junction, houses the monitoring station, an interesting museum and seismographs of recent events.…
in Negros

Victorias Milling Company

There’s historic paraphernalia on display at the huge Victorias Milling Company, in the town of Victorias, north of Silay. Victorias was the world’s biggest mill during the ’60s and ’70s and is the site of the Churc…
Wildlife Reserve in East Kalimantan

KWPLH Balikpapan

This informative sun bear conservation centre is surprisingly straight to the point about the heart-breaking plight of all of Kalimantan's animals. Seven resident bears hide in their 1.3-hectare walled enclosure unt…
Forest in East Kalimantan

Bukit Bangkirai

Perhaps it is the adrenaline from standing in a 30m-tall old-growth dipterocarp tree…perhaps it is the impressive view…but it is hard not to feel emotional about the countless other trees no longer standing nearby –…
Museum in Philippines

Museum of Musical Instruments