Special Interest

treatment - wellness - spa - Vietnam
October 5, 2016
The notion of wellness in Vietnam is expanding from a traditional cultural value for daily exercise to include new resorts & spas for wellness retreats. Although Vietnam is not particularl ...
 
Water puppet shows - Vietnam - Hanoi - art
August 19, 2016
Join our Khiri Travel signature tours in Hanoi for an inside view of unique art forms that embody the history and traditions of this diverse country. In a country like Vietnam, where culture is ...
 
Sri Lanka - Art - National Gallery
Discover this city, the origin of an influential contemporary art movement, through connections with local people, their traditions, passions and art. We might not associate Colombo, the commer ...
 
Laos - artist - Marie Do Hyman Boneu
August 10, 2016
Laos is especially known for its strong cultural connection with its neighbors. Influences derive from the Khmer, Thai, Vietnamese, Burmese, Chinese as well as the French and isolated hill tribes  ...
 
Myanmar - Art Gallery - workshop - Yangon - artists
In times of changing perspectives, opportunities and hope, art has always been an influential pillar of expression. While the freedom of speech and alternative thoughts and ideologies have been under  ...
 
Mae Sot - Hospitality & Catering Training Centre
July 7, 2016
Like any school in Thailand, Mae Sot’s Hospitality & Catering Training Centre (HCTC) students and teachers start the morning by paying respect to the Thai flag and singing the national anthe ...
 
Phuket - Thailand - old town
June 15, 2016
This is part two of finding historical buildings and towns around Thailand that display foreign architectural influences and unite Thai people with their western and European visitors. Besides  ...
 
Mike - USA - Sri Lanka - UNESCO World Heritage sites
June 14, 2016
Missed the first chapter? Click here to read Mike's Meanders: Chapter 1. It’s quite hard to pinpoint exactly what Sri Lanka is most famous for. There is such a variety of activities one can e ...
 
Hualamphong - Bangkok - Architecture - Thailand
May 13, 2016
Thailand probably has the most to offer for visitors interested in European heritage in Southeast Asia. One can admire a host of structures in Bangkok clearly showing different European styles such as ...
 
Architecture - Sri Lanka - Colombo - Ancient
May 11, 2016
Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, two important sites of Sri Lanka’s glorious architectural heritage, were both once thriving capital cities of ancient Ceylon. The most striking architectural elemen ...
 
Cambodia - Architecture - Khmer Golden Age
Not counting the current construction boom in Cambodia marked by modern high-rises and ubiquitous condos, there are three main periods in Cambodian history that have inspired the architectural highlig ...
 
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May 10, 2016
Building sizes, shapes and façades as well as street landscapes all show the history, development and modernization of a city and country. Vietnam is one of those places where just walking around ...
 
Architecture - Myanmar - El Dorado
May 9, 2016
Appreciating architecture in Myanmar might need more than a first glimpse. There are hidden treasures in places in which no one would look. Architectural contrast is one of the daily surprises your cl ...
 
Colonial Indonesia - Architecture
With more than 350 years of Dutch occupation, it is no surprise that Indonesia is rich in colonial history. One does not have to venture far to see these influences on the urban landscapes of Java. On ...
 
Healthy Travels - Laos
March 10, 2016
Traveling in Southeast Asia certainly involves concerns about your traveler’s health and safety and that of their travel companions. In Laos, health issues and the quality and availability of medica ...
 
expert interview - Thai boxing
January 13, 2016
In 2004, after Jaroenthong finished his stellar career in the ring at Lumpinee stadium, he opened muay Thai gymnasiums in Bangkok, Khao Lak and Koh Samui. He is now happy to call himself teacher and s ...
 
Sport & Games - Sri Lanka
January 8, 2016
Tuk tuk polo is a fun loving game and scheduled to begin in Sri Lanka in February 2016. The following is an attempt to explain the rules of this highly sophisticated competition: There are two  ...
 
Takraw - Laos - sport & games
The Lao sport of kataw, better known in Southeast Asia as sepak takraw, is a native sport throughout the region. It is played similar to volleyball except players are only allowed to use their fee ...
 
Indonesia - Sport & Games - Pasola Festival
Big contests commonly generate anticipation and excitement especially when they are the featured event of a traditional festival. In the vast archipelago of Indonesia, while there are all kinds of ...
 
Boxing - Cambodia - Sport & Games
January 7, 2016
We like to spread the love here at Khiri Travel Cambodia. However, sometimes we do enjoy a good fight! With so many passionate followers, it’s hard to resist joining in the action of the unoffic ...
 

Testimonial

In July 2015 we visited the beautiful island of Flores. I would like to thank you for assigning Peter Liwu as our guide during our 8 days trip by minivan from east to west. Peter has a thorough knowledge of the culture, the different tribes and nature of Flores, speaks English very well, and on top of that is a very nice person.

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