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Stir fried rice noodles with Prawns (Chow Mei Fun) is one of the many local dishes in Hong Kong. It is probably most consumed in Chinese restaurants when Hong Kong people go ‘yum cha’ (literally means drink tea). ‘Yum Cha’ is part of the daily life of many locals; elderly people like my own grandparents often enjoy it after a Tai Chi session or a stroll in the park in the early morning, catching up with the neighbours on the latest gossips.
This weekend our friends and colleagues in Thailand will be celebrating Songkran, a festival which marks the Thai New Year.
As a supporter of responsible travel and a long term operator of tours to Burma (10 years) here at TransIndus we were delighted to read of this tourist awareness campaign. It was created as a
Today marks the Ching Ming Festival. Ching Ming literally translates as ‘clean and bright ‘ and it is on this day that Chinese people sweep the graves of their ancestors.
Year 2012 marks a significant record for Laos’ tourism industry. This beautiful and beguiling destination has attracted 3.11 million visitors in the last 11 months, the highest figure ever recorded in the history of the country.
New Year celebrations are embraced by many cultures – it is a time to start new ventures, send out the old and bring in the new, and look forward to the nearby future which is full of promise. Where better to witness, and join in, with these festivities than South East Asia? This blog invites you on a mini journey through this fascinating and culturally rich area.
Bracing myself I stepped off the curb stone and directly into the path of hundreds of speeding Honda Hero motorbikes. I had no intention of causing harm to myself but having stood waiting patiently for the best part of five minutes I realised I wasn’t going to get to the other side of the road any time soon.
The Loy Krathong Festival is celebrated in Thailand every November. It is a 13th century Sukothai tradition, and involves seeking forgiveness for past sins to the Goddess of water.
When the full moon appears in the night sky, it is time for the locals of Bagan to celebrate the Shwezigon Pagoda Festival. This normally falls in October or November each year, within the Tazaungmone month of the Burmese calendar. The Shwezigon pagoda was built by two great kings from the Bagan Dynasty, and dates back to the 10th century.
A real gem in Cambodia is the magnificent remains of the Khmer Empire’s capitals. Dating back to the 9th century, Angkor is an important archaeological site of South East Asia. Influenced by the Indian subcontinent, Khmer architecture evolved with its own unique style, thus creating a new dimension of oriental art and architecture.