Tag Archives: Southeast Asia

Views: Kanchanaburi In Western Thailand (4K)

Kanchanaburi is a town in west Thailand. It’s known for the Death Railway, built during WWII. The line crosses over the River Khwae Yai via the Death Railway Bridge. Displays at the JEATH War Museum honor the prisoners of war who died building the bridge. The Thailand–Burma Railway Centre explores the wider history of the railway. Nearby, thousands of Allied soldiers are buried at the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. 

Wildlife: Orangutans On The Island Of Borneo

Learning survival skills is a must for baby orangutans to live in the rainforest among their predators, however, not all of them are natural acrobats!

The Bornean orangutan is a species of orangutan endemic to the island of Borneo. Together with the Sumatran orangutan and Tapanuli orangutan, it belongs to the only genus of great apes native to Asia.

Borneo, a giant, rugged island in Southeast Asia’s Malay Archipelago, is shared by the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, Indonesian Kalimantan and the tiny nation of Brunei. It’s known for its beaches and ancient, biodiverse rainforest, home to wildlife including orangutans and clouded leopards. In Sabah is 4,095m-tall Mount Kinabalu, the island’s highest peak, and, offshore, the famed dive site Sipadan Island. 

Walking Tours: Malacca In Southwest Malaysia

Malacca City (also spelled Melaka) is the capital of the coastal state of Malacca, in southwestern Malaysia. At its center, Jonker Street, Chinatown’s main thoroughfare, is known for antique shops and its night market. Nearby, the 17th-century Chinese Cheng Hoon Teng temple has ornate decorations and multiple prayer halls. A green, 3-tiered roof tops the 18th-century, Javanese-influenced Kampung Kling Mosque. 

Views: Maya Bay In The Phi Phi Islands Of Thailand

It was made famous by the film “The Beach”, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, but in recent years mass tourism has ravaged Thailand’s Maya Bay, located in the idyllic Phi Phi islands. Now, after an extended shutdown amid the Covid-19 pandemic, there are signs that this natural paradise is recovering and, as visitors begin to return, the Thai government and tour operators are keen to avoid the mistakes of the past.

Views: ‘Train Street’ In Old Quarter Hanoi, Vietnam

The Reunification Express slices its way north across some of Vietnam’s most arresting coastal plains. But in some parts, where the mountains jut out all the way to sea, a treacherous alpine pass is the only way forward. Watch Full Episodes Here: https://www.smithsonianchannel.com/

Aerial City Views: Ho Chi Minh City In Vietnam (4K)

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnamese Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh, formerly (until 1976) Saigon, largest city in Vietnam. It was the capital of the French protectorate of Cochinchina (1862–1954) and of South Vietnam (1954–75). The city lies along the Saigon River (Song Sai Gon) to the north of the Mekong River delta, about 50 miles (80 km) from the South China Sea. The commercial centre of Cho Lon lies immediately west of Ho Chi Minh City.

Views: Kuala Lumpur – Capital Of Malaysia (4K)

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia. Its modern skyline is dominated by the 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers, a pair of glass-and-steel-clad skyscrapers with Islamic motifs. The towers also offer a public skybridge and observation deck. The city is also home to British colonial-era landmarks such as the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. 

Aerial Views: Phang Nga Bay In Thailand (4K)

Phang Nga Bay lies between southern Thailand’s mainland and Phuket Island. Also known as Ao Phang Nga National Park, it’s characterized by limestone cliffs and rock formations, as well as mangrove forests and small islands. Among the islands are Koh Tapu, known as James Bond Island for its appearance in a Bond film. Koh Phanak Island is known for its caves and lagoons. The bay’s waters are dotted with coral reefs. 

Aerial Views: Vietnam (8K)

Vietnam is a Southeast Asian country known for its beaches, rivers, Buddhist pagodas and bustling cities. Hanoi, the capital, pays homage to the nation’s iconic Communist-era leader, Ho Chi Minh, via a huge marble mausoleum. Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) has French colonial landmarks, plus Vietnamese War history museums and the Củ Chi tunnels, used by Viet Cong soldiers.