Places in Burma..
FROM enormous Buddha statues to monasteries perched on cliff tops or located in remote valleys, Buddhism plays a huge role across Asia.
FROM the anniversary of the Everest climb to airways that charge per weight, the release of films that put tourism on the map and lots of travel awards, 2013 has brought a range of tourism experiences to the Asia-Pacific region. January Qantas Airways passengers between Cairns and Port Moresby watched a large python clinging to…>
EVEN if you’ve been almost everywhere in Asia, there is always more to see and hidden gems to discover. From China to India, Australia and New Zealand, this list could take you to a riverside town, a sandy beach, crumbling ruins or to meet wildlife in the Asia-Pacific region in the new year. Happy travelling. Fenghuang,…>
AFTER closing its doors to the West for half a century, Burma has reopened, inviting all to come and discover its treasures, ancient palaces of kings long gone, legends and mysteries told in stone. And the world is expected to come. These are the early days, perhaps the best, and with ill-equipped roads and railways,…>
CONDE NAST TRAVELER’S recent readers choice survey on the world’s friendliest cities, has placed a number of Asian cities in the top 10. In fact seven out of the list were Asian locations, leaving this Travel Wire Asia correspondent with only one response really – ”I told you so.” So if you were seeking a…>
FROM the snow peaks of the Himalayas in India and Nepal to the high country of Sri Lanka’s tea growing districts and Indonesia’s verdant volcanoes, the mountain ranges of Asia offer a variety of vistas, climates, villages and even agricultural methods. These images showcase a swathe of these mountains with everything from foot hills to…>
LAST week, TripAdvisor released its list of the world’s 25 best landmarks, and five Asian sites were on it. Most come as no surprise, as they are spots well known to even those who have never traveled to the region – after all, most kids grow up with at least passing references to the Great Wall…>
Places to stay
Chaweng, Koh Samui, Thailand
Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort & Spa
Koh Samui, , Thailand