David Henley was born and raised in England, where he studied as a commercial photographer before embarking on an extended adventure throughout Asia. He eventually settled in Chiang Mai, where he has been living for over 25 years. In addition to trip leading and traveling throughout Southeast Asia, David continues to nurture a passion for photography. He is the Managing Director of CPA Media, a mixed media company, and also owns and operates an online picture library which deals in historical and contemporary images of Asia. His guidebooks include Insight Guides and Eyewitness Guides, and his photography has appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines including the Washington Post, National Geographic Traveler, and Hemispheres. David is a founding member of Chiang Mai’s renowned Writers Club. Whether he is photographing people and places, or sharing his historical and cultural knowledge of temples and palaces, his trip members appreciate his keen intelligence, depth of knowledge and engaging personality.
David looked after us so well that it made the trip really relaxing for us. He was also a mine of information in answer to our questions.Brenda J., Santa Fe, NM
In addition to his strong leadership qualities and extensive knowledge of the history and culture of the various areas we visited, David Henley's warm, friendly, and enthusiastic personality was a perfect match for guiding our compatible group of participants through the many ancient sites and temples we toured.Joan B., New York, NY
David is a terrific trip leader—flexible, knowledgeable, and just a delightful person, full of humor, understanding, and a pleasure to know. He went out of his way to share his understanding of the culture and people of Burma.Gail S., Fairfax, CA
Burma: Wonders of the Golden Land