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The ruins of Sukhothai, Thailand.

The Ancient Ruins of Sukhothai, Thailand: A Photo Essay

Before Bangkok and before Chiang Mai, there was Sukhothai. Often cited as the first capital of the Thai empire, Sukhothai is one of the most important ancient cities in all of Southeast Asia. Today, many visitors to Thailand ma...
by Jim Cheney

The beach on Koh Tonsay with the Cambodian coast in the distance.

Koh Tonsay: Cambodia’s Relaxing Paradise

For many travelers to Cambodia, their stay starts and ends with Siem Reap, site of the magnificent ruins of Angkor. A few of the more intrepid may make it to Phnom Penh, Battambang, or even Sihanoukville and the nearby islands;...
by Jim Cheney


Wat Phou is one of the ancient cities of the Khmer. Located in Laos, Wat Phou is the older, less touristed cousin of Angkor Wat.

Wat Phou: Angkor Without the Crowds

Traveler’s and non-travelers alike have dreamt of the day that they can lay eyes on Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, one of the world’s most majestic sites. However, as with most well-known tourist destinations, the cro...
by Jim Cheney