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Southeast Asia

The Bas Reliefs of Angkor ~ Mythology in Stone

Bas-reliefs, arguably the most famous achievements of Khmer art, adorn many of the temples. Angkor alone boasts over 600m of narrative carved on the exterior walls. The main sources for the relief subject-matter are the legends and mythology found in the Hindu epics, the Mahabharata and Ramayana. Once you’ve gotten…

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Ansova’s Top 5 “Back to Nature” Luxury Spa & Beach Resorts in SE Asia

Selecting a Top 5 list of Spa & Beach Resorts is no small task when you consider the plethora of resorts scattered across the lengthy coastline of South East Asia. Not to mention, the scattering of islands found in the Gulf of Thailand and East Vietnam Sea. The task became simpler when applying Ansova’s ethos of…

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24 Reasons to Go to South East Asia

Southeast Asia is home to a plethora of different cultures. No matter where you will be greeted with smiles stretched from ear to ear, the warmth and hospitality of the local peoples is unrivaled. The possibilities for food are endless and the food in Southeast Asia is like no other. There are no bounds to anything…


Introducing Vietnam

Few countries have changed as quickly in recent years as Vietnam. Only thirty-odd years after the brutality and trauma of the American War, this resilient nation is optimistically moving forward. It is a country on the move: access is now easier than ever, roads are being upgraded and hotels are springing up.…

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Introducing Thailand

Sawaddee! Hello! Welcome to Thailand! Sawaddee is an all-purpose greeting that can mean good morning, good afternoon, good evening, or good night. By putting your palms gently together under your chin with your head tilted slightly forward, you have greeted your hosts with the wai (form of greeting) that is used in…

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Introducing Laos

Sabaidee! Hello! Modern-day Laos has its roots in the ancient Lao kingdom of Lan Xang, established in the 14th Century under King FA NGUM. For 300 years Lan Xang had influence reaching into present-day Cambodia and Thailand, as well as over all of what is now Laos. After centuries of gradual decline, Laos came under…

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Introducing Cambodia

Sour Sdey! Hello! There’s magic in traveling Cambodia that casts a spell on many that visit this charming yet confounding kingdom. Ascend to the realm of the gods at the mother of all temples, Angkor Wat, a spectacular fusion of symbolism, symmetry and spirituality. Descend into the hell of Tuol Sleng and come face…

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