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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.

Hotel Review: FP HOTELS South-Namba, Osaka, Japan

FP HOTELS South-Namba is a newly built three star hotel, not far from centre of Osaka. It may not be plush but it is comfortable and offers good value.
Phsar Deum Kor Market, Phnom Penh

Cambodia photo tour – authentic life experiences

Often one can spot a serious look in Cambodian faces, but mostly it is only shyness – just a click, a simple gesture and they will smile at the curious stranger looking enchanted back at them.
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Q&A: I’ve got a 24-hour stopover in Singapore, what is there to do?

Singapore is compact enough to explore in a day. So anyone with a longish stopover can enjoy the warm and often balmy weather and get around easily on their brilliant public transport.
Tobu Hotel Levant Entrance

Hotel Review: Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo, Japan

Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo is a large hotel located in a quiet area of the city, near to shops and restaurants with the metro station a few minutes’ walk away, making it a great base for first-timers to Tokyo.
Mergui archipelago

Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar (Burma): The ultimate island escape?

Keith Lyons goes in search of the perfect stretch of sand on the Mergui Archipelago, and finds more on land and below water.
China Airlines

China Airlines to sue unruly passengers for delayed flight

The trio of unruly Japanese passengers have been blacklisted by China Airlines and are facing legal action by the airline.
Forbidden City, Beijing, China

When is the best time to visit Beijing, China

You’ll never get bored of China's impressive capital as there’s so much to see and experience. Here is our guide to when is the best time to visit Beijing.
monk and blindfolded women

Nunobashi Kanjoe Festival, Tateyama, Japan

Every three years, the town of Tateyama, around 400km North West of Tokyo, stages the sacred ritual of Nunobashi Kanjoe where blindfolded women walk to paradise.

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