My 30 Favorite Instagram Photos of Asia

After reaching the 1,000th post mark on Instagram, I looked through my feed to find my favorites. Here are my selections taken in 12 countries in Asia.

BUILD AND THEY WILL ‘GRAM

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Mercure Bandung Setiabudi, Bandung, Indonesia
View from my room on a hotel review assignment

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Yellow Crane Tower, Wuhan, China
Taken at the city’s iconic tower after the rain

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Vivekenanda Ashram, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A century-old building in my neighborhood during magic hour

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Saigon Skydeck, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The Bitexco Financial Tower’s architecture happened to be more interesting than the view

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Sarawak Cultural Village, Kuching, Malaysia
A handsome Malay house, one of several traditional houses in this culture park

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Jalan Hang Kasturi, Melaka, Malaysia
A reflection selfie at a wall simulating Chinese woodcuts

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Boudanath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal
The eyes of the Buddha and colorful prayer flags at one of Kathmandu’s most famous sights

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Chinatown, Bangkok, Thailand
An intriguing building that reminded me of Old Manila

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

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Eikan-do, Kyoto, Japan
The joys of temple hopping in autumn

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Preah Khan, Angkor, Cambodia
Nature nurtures and destroys, and this giant has claimed the temple

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Jiayang Steam Railway, Sichuan, China
The narrow gauge steam train still passes through remote villages and farms

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El Nido, Palawan, the Philippines
Outrigger boats known as bangka are used for island hopping

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Pisang Waterfall, Selangor, Malaysia
A small but picturesque falls with a funny name (pisang means banana)

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Stone Elephant Lake, Sichuan, China
The gardens at this scenic area are beautifully arranged and perfect for photo shoots

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Crocker Range, Sabah, Malaysia
Somewhere in Borneo, there is a place that looks just like your old Windows desktop

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Mount Pinatubo, Zambales, the Philippines
The crater lake of the volcano is an easy day hike

IMPROMPTU PORTRAITS

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Koh Ngai, Krabi, Thailand
Watching the sea from Koh Hai Villas

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Pangkor Laut Resort, Perak, Malaysia
A balancing act at Emerald Bay

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Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore
Lindy hoppers from Kuala Lumpur in couple shirts at a dance workshop

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Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur
Pongal celebration away from Mother India

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Tip of Borneo, Sabah, Malaysia
A tender moment at Tanjung Simpang Mengayau

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Mingun, Mandalay, Myanmar
An old-fashioned transport in the ancient city

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Mingun, Mandalay, Myanmar
Snapping happily between the whitewashed guards

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Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Neon with attitude at the Singapore Biennale

KINGDOM ANIMALIA

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Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Bambi and friends at the deer park

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Chengdu Panda Base, Sichuan, China
Two adolescent pandas playing on a tree

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Calauit Safari Park, Palawan, the Philippines
Philippine-born giraffes gather to feed

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Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary, Bohol, the Philippines
The elusive fist-sized tarsier is a cross between Yoda and Gollum

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Waterfront, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
A migratory bird flies over the waters near the city

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Kuala Selangor, Malaysia
The Thinker: a pensive silvered leaf monkey contemplates life in the hills

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