Asia

Cambodia

Cambodia

Most visitors to Cambodia come for Angkor – to see the sunrise at this vast (the world’s biggest), legendary temple complex. Emerging from the jungle is unforgettable (as long as you hire a guide to steer you away from the tourist hotspots). After…

China

China

China is vast, varied and beautiful, with a population of nearly 1.5 billion. Its history, cultures and traditions span more than 3,000 years – the oldest continuous civilisation on Earth – and the sheer variety of landscapes, flora and fauna is…

India

India

Colourful and chaotic, India is often described as an assault on all the senses, and any visitor will immediately agree. Even allowing for the pampered confines of luxury hotels and escorted tours, this is not a place for the faint-hearted. But dive in and…

Indonesia

Indonesia

What makes Indonesia such a fascinating destination is its sheer variety. The country has the fourth-largest population on the planet and there are more than 300 different ethnicities. Some 17,000 islands extend 5,000km around the equator and they feature an…

Japan

Japan

Japan is a feast for the senses. Whether you’re in a densely populated metropolis, a tiny village or exploring the sublime and varied landscape, unforgettable sights, sounds, smells and tastes await you. It is a place that straddles time: there are few…

Laos

Laos

Situated between Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia in the south, and Myanmar and China to the north, little, landlocked Laos is often overlooked in favour of its glitzier neighbours. But it would be a mistake to miss this stunningly beautiful, deeply spiritual…

Malaysia

Malaysia

Affectionately known as ‘Asia in miniature’, the beautiful kingdom of Malaysia encapsulates a little bit of everything that the vast and diverse continent has to offer. A rich culture, striking scenery – including lush forests that are a haven for…

Myanmar

Myanmar

Start your Myanmar adventure in Yangon (formerly the capital Rangoon). Outside on the busy streets you’ll see sights that will make you look twice, maybe three times, from buses literally overhanging with locals, to men with horribly red-stained teeth from…

Philippines

Philippines

Spread across an archipelago of more than 7,500 islands, there’s a veritable bounty of geographical wonders in the Philippines, from rugged volcanic landscapes and verdant mountains covered with tiered rice paddies, to sprawling megacities, charming…

Singapore

Singapore

Much of what makes Singapore a pleasant and desirable place is often also held against the city state: it’s unbelievably clean and surprisingly safe for a major metropolis with lush, manicured foliage as a backdrop to gleaming skyscrapers. Look beyond that…

Thailand

Thailand

The beaches of party islands Koh Samui and Phuket have been pleasing holidaymakers for decades. But if you like things low-key, there are much quieter beaches tucked away on tropical peninsulas, blissfully sheltered by limestone karsts. For your urban fix,…

Vietnam

Vietnam

With its stunning scenery, beautiful beaches and tasty food, Vietnam has a lot to offer. The South-East Asian country adjoins China in the north, curves around Laos, Thailand and Cambodia in the west, and has more than 2,000 miles of coastline on the South…

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