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Maliau Basin: The Lost World of Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia

  • Joebonaventure Matius
  • 17 November 2011

Maliau Basin is one of the world’s finest remaining wilderness areas. It encompasses over 390 square kilometres of pristine rainforest in the south-central part of Sabah, Borneo, in Malaysia. The rainforest is so dense that less than 50 percent of it has ever been explored. Today, the Maliau is awaiting UNESCO World Heritage Site status.

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Top Five Things to Do in Lijiang, China

  • Lily Zhang
  • 15 July 2011

Lijiang, China, is a charming city in the heart of Yunnan province, a region notable for its ethnic minorities. Lily Zhang, a local Naxi woman who grew up in a beautiful Naxi village about 15 kilometres from Lijiang City, is the whl.travel local connection in Lijiang. As a Lijiang local, Lily shares the top 5 things to do in Lijiang while on a Lijiang holiday.

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Top Five Things to Do in Darjeeling, India

  • Pravin Tamang
  • 27 June 2011

Darjeeling, India, an internationally renowned tourist destination and hilly refuge, boasts an incredible variety of outdoor attractions and must-see sights. Getting to the bottom (or top) of Darjeeling’s top five, though, takes a local with intimate knowledge of the place. Fortunately, the founding staff at Tathagata Journeys were born and bred in Darjeeling and possess decades of experience arranging meaningful tours and activities for travellers.

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Photo of the Week: Making of the Prayer Wheel, Sikkim, India

  • Yogita Ranapaheli (photo and text)
  • 12 June 2011

One of the main features of Buddhist monasteries in Sikkim is the prayer wheel, found in lines on monastery premises. Pilgrims turn these wheels, for it is believed that a prayer is released with every rotation of the wheel. The picture here is of one such wheel in the making. The artist is painting the prayer ‘om mani padme hum’ on it, which is a very popular Buddhist mantra said to increase the effect of a prayer.

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Majestic and Mountainous Sikkim is Now a whl.travel Destination

  • whl.travel
  • 10 March 2011

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND NEPALI. At the northeastern edge of the great nation of India is Sikkim, a tiny state draped across a section of the mighty Himalaya. Like the three countries with which it shares borders – Tibet, Bhutan and Nepal – Sikkim is notable for pristine mountain beauty. Its majestic landscapes, peaceful atmosphere and enormous biodiversity also make it one of the most promising destinations in India for anyone in search of the road less travelled.

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