Boasting of the majestic Lake Khovsgol, the second largest freshwater body on the whole in Asia, the Khovsgol Nuur National Park located in northwest Mongolia is recognized as one of the most beautiful spots in the country. Fondly called the country's "Blue Pearl," it features a spectacular landscape set against a backdrop of towering snow-capped mountains, rare wildlife and clear-blue waters - making it an extremely popular destination for adventurers, backpackers, naturalists and families looking for some quality vacation time together.
Estimated to date back more than two million years ago, Lake Khovsgol takes great pride in being one of the planet's 17 remaining and protected ancient lakes. It is virtually unspoiled and serves as the country's largest source of fresh and drinkable water. Local villagers consider it sacred, respectfully referring to it as their "mother". A natural biosphere, it is home to an incredible variety of flora and fauna. It is also a wonderful spot for fishing enthusiasts, containing numerous kinds of fishes like the sturgeon, lenok (trout) and the Arctic grayling, known as its most common yield. The surroundings feature a plethora of wildlife mostly made up of bears, ibexes, elks, sheep, Siberian moose, musk deer and wolverines.
One of the country's burgeoning tourist destinations, the national park is where the snowy Siberian taiga meets the grassy steppes of Central Asia. Its picturesque scenery, combined with rocky mountains, overlooking plateaus, dense pine forests and lush meadows make it the perfect place for hiking, camping and mountaineering adventures. It is at its best when explored and traversed on foot, to better take in the breathtaking sights. Close by lays Khatgal a quaint village near the lake hosting a camp side known for its traditional yurts (nomad tent).
Sikkim, a vertical land in India
One of the smallest states in India (which was slightly less than Friuli) had an independent history as far back as 1642, under the dynasty of kings Chogyal, Tibetan term translated from the Sanskrit "Dharmaraja" or "King defender of the dharma." In 1975, through a referendum, it became part of India. In the territory of Sikkim entirely mountainous and with only a few green houses ... Read full Blog post
An Aerial fiesta in Clark Pampanga
Its a party in the sky as multi colored hot air balloons piloted ny different pilots from various partso of the world participated in this annual gathering. As early as 5am, the 2,500 hectare aviation complex at Clar Economic Zone in Pampanga was already crammedi with excitement. Clusters of hot air balloon participants busily prepare their own balloons for liftoff as they need to take advantage of ... Read full Blog post
Laos seems like a long shot to become Southeast Asia’s next big thing. The food doesn’t win any prizes, the roads are severely potholed by frequent flooding and locals regard the prospect of increased tourism with a sunny indifference that exceeds even Mediterranean proportions. Laos is the least developed and most enigmatic of the three former French Indochinese states ... Read full Blog post