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  • Japan House: a new cultural crossroad between Britain and Japan

    Japan House: a new cultural crossroad between Britain and Japan

    June 22nd, 2018Eleanna Zanga
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    Travel to Japan has boomed over the past year, with over 300,000 UK visitors rushing to the country in 2017. But if you want to experience the country’s exquisite culture without an 11-hour flight, get yourself down to London’s brand new Japan House, which opens today (June 22). The Art Deco building at 101–111 Kensington... Read more »

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  • Video: 6 places you need to visit in Vietnam

    Video: 6 places you need to visit in Vietnam

    June 8th, 2018Colt St. George
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    Vietnam has long been a favoured haunt for backpackers – and it’s little wonder. The fragrant food markets, leafy tea plantations and generous stretches of unspoilt coastline have no trouble winning over travellers. Planning a trip? From the famous limestone stacks of Ha Long Bay to the chocolatey waterways of the Mekong Delta, here are six must-visit spots... Read more »

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  • The best places to eat in Bangkok

    The best places to eat in Bangkok

    May 10th, 2018Keith Drew
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    With Michelin launching its first ever guide to the city, the food scene in Bangkok is (literally) on everybody’s lips right now. But with an estimated ten thousand new restaurants opening every year in Thailand‘s capital, choosing where to eat can be a minefield. Here’s our guide to five places that you simply can’t afford... Read more »

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  • Revisiting Kyoto: why Japan’s cultural heart will win you over

    Revisiting Kyoto: why Japan’s cultural heart will win you over

    May 8th, 2018Olivia Rawes
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    Kyoto hardly needs an introduction. In a country often associated with logic-defying bullet trains and kaleidoscopic mega cities, Japan’s former imperial capital holds an eternal appeal. It’s traditional Japan distilled – history-steeped tea houses, cherry-blossom-cloaked streets, elaborately sculpted temples – and yet, it’s also a city with a burgeoning modern spirit. Last year Japan recorded... Read more »

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  • India: 8 hill stations where you can escape the heat

    India: 8 hill stations where you can escape the heat

    April 27th, 2018Rachel Mills
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    April, May and June are the hot and sticky months that lead up to monsoon season in India – but don’t let the soaring temperatures put you off visiting. Hill stations were established by the British Raj so that in summer the entire government – and fashionable society with them – would retreat to the... Read more »

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  • Rediscovering South Korea: why the time to go is now

    Rediscovering South Korea: why the time to go is now

    February 7th, 2018Matilda Battersby
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    It’s a beautiful, culturally and economically wealthy country with much to see and explore – but South Korea is often viewed as off-limits thanks to its irascible neighbour North Korea. This year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang may have attracted the eyes of the world but South Korea has a lot more to offer beyond this... Read more »

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  • Video: the 1 minute guide to South Korea

    Video: the 1 minute guide to South Korea

    February 2nd, 2018Colt St. George
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    Though it may appear deceivingly small compared to some of its gargantuan Asian neighbours, South Korea is packed full of unforgettable things to do. While the 2018 Winter Olympic Games will no doubt showcase the country’s snow sports potential, an astonishing array of geographical diversity, world-famous food and some seriously quirky festivals await travellers willing to explore further. From... Read more »

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  • The best places to visit in Southeast Asia – as voted by you

    The best places to visit in Southeast Asia – as voted by you

    January 24th, 2018Mike MacEacheran
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  • Video: 5 reasons to visit Sri Lanka

    Video: 5 reasons to visit Sri Lanka

    January 19th, 2018Olivia Rawes
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    From remote, palm-dotted beaches to ancient temples and some of Asia’s best wildlife-watching opportunities, Sri Lanka has something to offer every kind of traveller. Here are five reasons why you should travel around this spellbinding island.   Discover more of Sri Lanka with The Rough Guide to Sri Lanka. Compare flights, tours, hostels and hotels, or plan and book a bespoke tour designed by local... Read more »

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  • Your Sri Lanka itinerary: 5 trip ideas to explore the country

    Your Sri Lanka itinerary: 5 trip ideas to explore the country

    January 18th, 2018Stuart Butler
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    Sri Lanka is deceptive. On a map of the world it appears to be tiny, but the moment you arrive you’ll realise that within its diminutive borders it packs in an astounding array of attractions, landscapes and climate zones – with countless activities to boot. Unless you have a couple of months at your disposal you... Read more »

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  • A postcard from Sri Lanka: Colombo from the ashes

    A postcard from Sri Lanka: Colombo from the ashes

    January 16th, 2018Gavin Thomas
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    Battered by decades of civil war, Colombo’s historic Fort district has transformed spectacularly over the past few years from a war-torn shell into one of Asia’s most enjoyable city neighbourhoods. Gavin Thomas reports from a capital city on the up. London has a Ministry of Sound, Singapore has a Ministry of Design, but only Colombo... Read more »

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  • The best of Sri Lanka: why the time to go is now

    The best of Sri Lanka: why the time to go is now

    January 15th, 2018Gavin Thomas
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    Sri Lanka is booming. It’s now almost ten years since the end of the devastating civil war which traumatized the country for a generation – a decade of peace which has seen Sri Lanka transform into one of Asia’s most vibrant and diverse destinations. Few countries pack so much variation into such a compact space:... Read more »

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