Viewing Burma Through the Camera Lens
After years of suppression, the creative arts scene in Burma is now blossoming, revealing a wealth of talented and imaginative artists.
The artistic community of Burma has started to gain international attention with a string of artists enjoying a new level of creative freedom and expression after the country opened up to the world in 2011. Within the serene environs of Inle Lake, travelers can find numerous hidden artistic treasures and scenes of creative pleasure. Our one day program starts with a visit to Shwe Yan Pyae Monastery, a place famed for its unique oval windows. Young novices and monks sitting in the oval windows have become a photographic highlight for both tourists and professional photographers alike, giving rise to a series of iconic images.
Finding Inner Peace in Vietnam
Destination Asia Vietnam has created a Buddhist and Zen experience to provide insight into the practices of meditation while connecting travelers with practicing monks.
Guests are taken to the Sung Phuc Zen Monastery just outside of Hanoi where they connect with a peaceful ambience and practice Zen with a group of masters. Later in the morning we transfer to Phat Tich Pagoda at the foot of the Phat Tich Mountain. It is said that in the 11th century the huge Buddhist Tower at the pagoda collapsed to reveal the gold-gilt Buddha statue of A-Di-Da (the Future Buddha). From then on the village and pagoda got the name Phat Tich. The surroundings are profoundly serene and tranquil. Amid the leafy gardens it is possible to find a corner and become shrouded in a Zen-like atmosphere.
Family Fun and Adventure in Singapore
Our exhilarating family program takes a selection of Singapore’s most fun and engaging attractions and puts you in the center of them.
This ‘Family Fun’ excursion takes the whole family on an unforgettable adventure through the island state, providing endless photo opportunities and moments to cherish. The journey begins with an afternoon visit to the Singapore Flyer, a 165 meter high Ferris wheel offering 360 degree views of Singapore’s iconic and historical landmarks including the Singapore River, Raffles Place and Merlion Park to name a few. Then stand in awe at the 25 to 50 meter tall Supertrees and their vertical gardens with sprawling aesthetic canopies before visiting the vast Flower Dome and Singapore’s exciting night-time safari park.
Cruising Through the Heart of Laos
A sensational three day cruise from Houei Xai via Pakbeng to Luang Prabang reveals the stunning landscapes and local traditions of Northern Laos.
From Houei Xai the Luang Say boat winds its way along the vast Mekong River, stopping en-route at a Kamu village named Ban Houei Phalam. Here guests can disembark and explore the characterful village, home to friendly locals who will be surprised to see foreigners visiting their home-place in this remote region of Northern Laos. Meals are served onboard and can be enjoyed from the deck overlooking the river and lush surrounding landscapes where activities such as rice planting, fishing and gold panning can be seen at various times of the year. Luang Prabang is our final destination, a protected World Heritage Site with a wealth of attractions waiting on its doorstep.Destination Asia, Laos, myanmar, Singapore, Vietnam
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