Cambodia, the Kingdom of Wonder, positions itself quite uniquely as a tourist destination among its neighboring countries. It may lack the luxurious and shopping malls, and relatively advanced infrastructure of neighboring Thailand; Yet year after year, increasing numbers of tourist from all over the world flock to Cambodia.
The Ho Chi Minh City skyline has been reshaped following the frenetic development of the past decade. At street level, much of the past’s brick and mortar has been demolished to give rise to air-conditioned, steel and glass towers. With the global economic downturn, the appetite for construction is temporarily suppressed and lovers of heritage architecture can breath a collective sigh of relief.
The new year of 2015 is well underway. But in Vietnam, the old year is just drawing to a close and preparations for the Lunar New Year - Year of the Goat, commencing February 19, take centre stage. Vietnam, as with many Asian countries, marks the passage of time using simultaneous calendars. Whilst the Gregorian calendar is the official timepiece, important aspects informing social life are set by the lunisolar calendar, which is based on movements of the sun, earth and moon.
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 responsible travel and the concept of back to nature luxury.