Asia is a vast and ancient continent full of architectural marvels and deep spiritual wonder - from the high mountain monasteries of Tibet to the centuries old temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Love shopping? Then head to the bustling metropolises of Hong Kong or Tokyo. Or why not try haggling with the local traders on the Silk Road in China? If food is your thing, it doesn’t come more diverse than Asian cuisine. There’s everything from the spicy curries of India and Thailand, to the freshest sushi in Japan, and China’s famous Peking Duck.

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The city is the capital of the People’s Republic of China and brings together the new modern spirit of the country and its 1,000 year-old Imperial Dynasty. It’s a city of contrasts – you’ll discover awesome...More

Hong Kong

Frequently described as a place where “East meets West”, Hong Kong is East Asia’s most extraordinary city, with towering skyscrapers and bustling street life. The city is paradise for shoppers – a mix of...More


Believe it or not, Shanghai started life as a small fishing village called Hudu. Nowadays, it’s a power-icon of the People’s Republic of China, but Shanghai is, and has always has been, a patchwork of cultures. At...More



Situated in India’s South West, Goa is a former Portuguese colony with a rich history, leaving it visibly different from the rest of India. In Panaji the state capital, this Portuguese cultural legacy is most...More



Bali, ‘Island of the Gods’, is one of 1,700 islands comprising the Indonesian archipelago. But unlike its satellites which are Muslim, Bali is Hindu, hence the moniker. Indeed, every aspect of Balinese life is...More



Perhaps more than any other city in the world, Tokyo, the seat of Japanese power with its Imperial Palace and parliament in Nagatacho, is a living embodiment of the old world melding with the new. While its...More


Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia is regarded by many as a convenient stopover destination while en-route to the Far East and Australasia. But for discerning shoppers and gastronomes who aren’t averse to...More



Formed of 26 atolls in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is almost impossibly romantic and remote, with nothing but the blue sea between you and the horizon. The country is one of the world’s best destinations for...More


Singapore City

Singapore is a Southeast Asian city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. Independent since1965 it has transformed itself from a sleepy backwater to one of the four Asian Tiger economies. Rightly...More



From sacred temples to eyebrow-raising nightlife, Bangkok seems to represent all human existence in one place. Watching the noisy traffic force its way through impressive high-rises, you’d think it housed the...More


Thailand’s largest island draws honeymooners and surfers in much the same way as a magnet draws iron filings. And you can see why. Inland, hilly fertile hills are home to mangrove forests, rubber and pineapple...More


Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon as it was formerly known, is Vietnam’s largest city and it moves at a frenetic pace. With its mix of French and Vietnamese cultures, this city has it all from ancient pagodas, teeming...More

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