The stunning Chocolate Hills on the island of Bohol in the Philippines. Plans are in place to develop the island for tourism sensitively, and to avoid mistakes made in other Southeast Asian destinations. Photo: Alamy

Undiscovered Bohol in Philippines eyes sustainable tourism development as new airport set to bring surge in visitors

  • Famous for its karst Chocolate Hills and tarsier primate, Bohol, the Philippines’ 10th largest island, has not been on the radar of most foreign visitors
  • Plans are in place to ensure the development of tourist resorts and infrastructure is environmentally friendly and avoids the errors of Boracay and Mactan, Cebu
Topic |   Asia travel

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The stunning Chocolate Hills on the island of Bohol in the Philippines. Plans are in place to develop the island for tourism sensitively, and to avoid mistakes made in other Southeast Asian destinations. Photo: Alamy
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The twin peaks of Doi Suthep and Doi Pui in northern Thailand are a magnet for mountain bike riders from across Asia. Hiring guides in Chiang Mai who know the many unmarked trails can make your ride a memorable adventure. Photo: Steve Thomas

Mountain biking in Chiang Mai, Thailand: explore the twin peaks of Doi Suthep and Doi Pui on a guided ride

  • Northern Thailand’s ‘rose city’ of Chiang Mai has the reputation of being Southeast Asia’s mountain biking capital
  • Riding with local guides who know the many unmarked trails can offer even the most experienced rider a thrilling adventure to remember
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The twin peaks of Doi Suthep and Doi Pui in northern Thailand are a magnet for mountain bike riders from across Asia. Hiring guides in Chiang Mai who know the many unmarked trails can make your ride a memorable adventure. Photo: Steve Thomas
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