After our attendance at the Asean Book Publishers Association (ABPA) meeting, we took the opportunity to visit the Museum of the Cultures of Vietnam’s Ethic Group in Thai Nguyen which is situated Read more!

After Asean Book Publishers Association meeting in Hanoi, I proceeded by air to Danang to visit the two World Heritage sites below.
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Upon arrival at Ho Chi Min City one day before the Asia Pacific Publishers Association (APPA) meeting, I went (almost two (2) hours by car) to Tay Ninh province to visit the Cao Dai Great  Temple (CGT) Read more!

In the course of our Asean Book Publishers Association’s reception hosted by the Vietnam Publishers Association, we were treated to see the famous Halong Bay.
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During our tour of Nairobi, Kenya, an English man told me and Ogie of a beautiful blue mosque somewhere  in Central Asia ( likened if not more beautiful than the Taj Mahal).
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At Wat Pho Si Nai at the village edge, the excavation pit displays 52 skeletons, in whole or in part, together with lots of pottery.
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The first true Thai kingdoms (Lanna, Sukhothai, Nan, Chiang Mai and Chiang Saen) arose in what is now Northern Thailand.
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Mae Hong Son is three hundred sixty eight (368) kilometers  from Chiang Mai. It is the most western province wherein seventy five percent (75%) of the  land area is comprised of mountains and forests. Read more!

 

It took us three (3) hours to reach Rantepao.  At the middle of our trip, we had a coffeebreak. I was told by the guide that if it were not for the darkness, I would be able to see a big surprise. I already had Read more!

Buffaloes are status symbol for the Toraja, and are of paramount importance in various religious ceremonies.

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