The Mekong River is Southeast Asia’s most important waterway, running throughout the region and providing food and commerce to the entire area. We have created this infographic to highlight some interesting facts and figures about the mighty Mekong…
When you visit Shan State, Myanmar in September (or October), you may be privileged to witness the 18-day Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival.
The pagoda houses five small golden Buddha images. The Buddha images have been covered with so many layers of gold leaf that it is impossible to see the original shape of the statues.
Each year residents of the region hold an important cultural festival, during which time four of those Buddha images are carried around Inle Lake on a replica of a royal barge. The fifth image always remains at the pagoda.
You can visit Inle Lake and Shan State on our amazing 5-day tour “Life of Inle Lake.” Click below for more details.
Asia is home to some of the finest beaches in the world. . . the kind that appear in dreams; picture-perfect tropical sands nestled next to gleaming turquoise waters and fringed by palm trees. Beautiful beaches are a great way to relax, and Indonesia has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. We have assembled a list of top beaches around Indonesia which you will definitely want to visit on your next vacation with ICS. And before you go, check out our infographic “How to Rock that Tan” – a Skincare Guide for the Beach!
To see tours and excursions to Indonesia’s beautiful beaches and to other intriguing Indonesian destinations, please click here:
" Mingalabar and kind regards from Yangon! "
At ICS Travel Group, we have a diverse team of dedicated professionals located in each country where we operate. Two of those individuals have overcome the challenge of being hearing-impaired and we would like to take this opportunity to highlight their achievement.
Meet Aung Kyaw Phyo and Min Khant Ko . . .
" Congratulations! "
The winner was Mr. Jean –Jacques Durin, Senior Business Consultant for Trocadelyo.
Pictured, from left to right, are:
Ian Woods, Director of Sales for ICS Travel Group
Jean –Jacques Durin, Senior Business Consultant for Trocadelyo
Khun Chuan Leekpai, former Prime Minister of Thailand
Today marks the Royal Ploughing Ceremony in Thailand, an ancient royal rite held in many Asian countries to mark the traditional beginning of the rice growing season.
In the ceremony, people sow rice seed as two sacred oxen plough some ceremonial ground. After the ploughing, the oxen are offered plates of food, including rice, corn, green beans, sesame, fresh-cut grass, water and rice whisky.
The oxen’s choice of food is seen as a prediction of whether the coming growing season will be bountiful or not.