Myanmar : Dinner & Cultural Show in Karaweik Palace Yangon

Another top destination in Yangon is Karaweik Palace. The palace is designed and built by Myanmar architect U Ngwe Hlaing in 1972 as a replica of Pyigyimon Royal Barge. In 1988 the building was converted into a classy restaurant cum cultural show event. Karaweik Palace is build on the eastern shore of an artificial lake …

The Richest City in China : Karamay Xinjiang & Bo Da Yin Du Hotel Review 克拉玛依 & 博达银都酒店

You notice jumpjacks everyhwere! Which are the richest cities in China? Most people would think of Beijing or Shanghai? No, the richest city in China is Karamay in Xinjiang China. It is 4 hours drive from Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang and just an hour away from Urho Ghost City (100km). After we have done the …

Myanmar : Walking Trip to Downtown Yangon – The Colonial Buildings & Sule Pagoda

Since I am doing a city tour in Yangon I might as well have a look at the colonial buildings in downtown Yangon. Yangon City Hall The white grand building is one of the biggest buildings in Yangon – named City Hall which was constucted in 1926. The architecture is truly stunning, huge and in …

Xinjiang : Urho Ghost City & Karamay Oilfield 新疆魔鬼城 & 克拉玛依油田

Ghost City in China Vs Ghost Town in US Ghost City in Xinjiang is different from the Ghost Town in the western country such as the Ghost Town I went last winter in California, Calico Ghost Town. Calico Ghost Town is an abandoned old mining town. The recent Ghost City which I explored is situated …

China,Northern Xinjiang : Finding Genghis Khan’s descendant in Hemu Village 新疆禾木村

Genghis Khan’s descendant As I mentioned you need at least two days in Kanas Lake, the following day we visited Hemu Village which is located on the south bank of Kanas Lake.  Hemu Village is where Tuwa minority lives.  The Tuwa minority are believed to be the descendant of Genhis Khan Troop. It’s said that the Tuwas were …

Myanmar : Travel back to the Past with Time Capsule – The Circular Train Yangon

The one thing I strongly recommend you to do in Yangon is travel with Yangon Circular Train. The cheapest way and you get to experience how local live their daily lives and get to see  and to smell the real Myanmar. This is so real and is everyday routine in Yangon. The whole track loop …

Myanmar Pride : Finding Treasure in Oldest Buddhist Stupa in the World – Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. Things to know before you go!

Shwedagon Pagoda is one of the top highlight in Yangon or even in whole Myanmar. The Golden pagoda has over 2600 years old history and also the biggest in Myanmar. The precious wonder of Myanmar is a 99 m gold stupa that dominates Yangon’s skyline.  Shwedagon Pagoda is a huge complex and you need at …

Northern Xinjiang : Top 20 things to know in Kanas Lake – the Oriental Switzerland! 新疆喀纳斯

To be able to make it to Kanas Lake, is not easy. It need more than 18 hours by bus from Urumqi if you don’t stop anywhere along the road trip. We spent 2 days to arrive in Kanas Lake, stopping at Heavenly Lake / Tian Shan Tian Chi –> Fire Mountain / Huashaoshan -> …

China – Northern Xinjiang Hotel Review : European Getaway at Hongfu Lake Kanas Resort Aletai

One of the best highlight in North Xinjiang is Kanas Lake. We travelled for over 8 hours to reach our hotel for 2 nights Hongfu Lake Kanas Resort Aletai. We will be departing early next morning to go Kanas Lake so we have a whole day to spend in Kanas Lake. It is about 1 …

China Northern Xinjiang – Learn about the Kazakh minority in Jiadengyu Glassland 贾登峪 & 哈萨克毡房

Getway to Kanas Lake Located in the middle of the Kanas Lake and the south of Hemu Village, Jiadengyu is a summer village inhabited by Kazakh nomad. It is also the gateway to Kanas Lake and Hemu Village. A lot of hikers would start their hiking route into Hemu from here. Jiadengyu is one of …