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24 hours in Langkawi island, Malaysia

Langkawi offers turquoise waters that lap onto long stretches of beaches and against vast jungle-topped limestone cliffs.
Hiking from Tateyama - Tateyama Ridge

Hiking from Tateyama across the Northern Japan Alps

Tateyama is a small town on the edge of the Japanese Northern Alps and the starting point for the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.
Torii Gate with boat

What to see in Hiroshima and the Setouchi Region, Japan

In Hiroshima and the Setouchi Region you’ll find Shinto shrines, archetypal Japanese landscapes and delicious food and drink including the deadly Fugo fish.
Panorama view of the Danna Langkawi hotel overlooking the infinity pool and The Andaman Sea

Hotel Review: Danna Langkawi Hotel, Malaysia

Set slightly out of the way the Danna Langkawi offers the sort of footloose escapism that time-challenged holiday-makers many seek out.
Oriental Pearl Tower seen from the Bund of Shanghai

Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai, China

View of the Oriental Pearl Radio and TV Tower from the Bund (meaning "embankment") a waterfront area in Shanghai, China.
Capitol Tokyu

Hotel Review: The Capitol Hotel Tokyu, Tokyo, Japan

A luxury hotel, located in the heart of downtown Tokyo, The Capitol Hotel Tokyu is a relaxing haven in spite of being so close to the hustle and bustle of the city.
Vietnam Halong Bay

Travel itinerary through Vietnam from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Explore the length of Vietnam, from Hanoi and Halong Bay, through to the UNESCO palace in Hue, streets and canals of Hoi An, down to Ho Chi Minh City.
Taipei by night

Travel Guide to Taiwan

Spend a few days in Taiwan exploring the world-class street markets of Taipei and then move onto the ancient capital of Tainan and the misty mountain forests of Alishan.
Vietnam rice field

Q&A: How do I apply for a Vietnamese visa?

If you are travelling to Vietnam, you may need to apply for a visa. Here's all the info you need to know on visa requirements, fees and how to apply.
Myanmar - woman and child

The Chin people of Myanmar (10 photos)

If classical Myanmar with its main landmarks like Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, Inle Lake, is a magical place, then Chin State will totally capture your soul and your heart.

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