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In pictures: The Buddhas, temples and monasteries of Asia

In pictures: The Buddhas, temples and monasteries of Asia
February 10, 2014 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

FROM enormous Buddha statues to monasteries perched on cliff tops or located in remote valleys, Buddhism plays a huge role across Asia.

Chiang Mai shopping malls: A guide

Chiang Mai shopping malls: A guide
February 4, 2014 - 0 Comments - Travel Wire Asia

SOMETIMES viewing temples, haggling at markets, hiking in the hills and endless rice can get a bit much and the body craves a day of aircon, overpriced coffee, Western fast food and maybe even a movie.

Bangkok mall the most ‘instagrammed’ place in 2013

Bangkok mall the most ‘instagrammed’ place in 2013
December 17, 2013 - 1 Comments - Travel Wire Asia

SURE, the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal and the Grand Canyon have inspired many photographs. But a shopping mall in Bangkok has claimed this year’s crown as the world’s most photographed location on Instagram.

5 affordable Asian honeymoon adventures

5 affordable Asian honeymoon adventures
December 8, 2013 - 0 Comments - Travel Wire Asia

THERE’S so much pressure when it comes to choosing a honeymoon destination – after all, it is only made out to be the biggest trip of your life. Your honeymoon is supposed to be your chance to get away from the stress of wedding planning and social obligations and simply connect and unwind as a…>

Top travel moments of 2013

Top travel moments of 2013
December 6, 2013 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

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…>

5 of the best waterfalls in Asia

5 of the best waterfalls in Asia
November 7, 2013 - 0 Comments - Travel Wire Asia

WATERFALLS make up some of the most amazing sights on the planet, and that is especially true in Asia. A region of incredible natural beauty, there are a wide range of falls you’ll find on this continent. From limestone rocks you can climb while the water flows around you to jungle falls that will make…>

5 of the best places in Asia for a romantic getaway

5 of the best places in Asia for a romantic getaway
October 21, 2013 - 0 Comments - Travel Wire Asia

THOUGH places like France and Italy are often lauded as ideal for romantic getaways, Asia is no slouch in the romance department either. From white sand beaches to rivers dotted with karst peaks to jungle retreats, it’s a continent full of beauty and opportunities for making memories with your significant other. Krabi, Thailand Land in…>

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Villa Lomchoy

Chaweng, Koh Samui, Thailand

Villa Lomchoy

A private Romantic thailand Villa

3 Bedroom, sleeps 6
3 Bathroom View

Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort & Spa

Koh Samui, , Thailand

Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort & Spa

A Panorama Of Emerald And

Bedroom, sleeps 6
1 Bathroom View

Sala Samui

Koh Samui, , Thailand

Sala Samui

Resort & Spa

Bedroom, sleeps 4
1 Bathroom View

Settha Palace Hotel

Vientiane, , Laos

Settha Palace Hotel

Old World Charm

43 Bedroom, sleeps 2
1 Bathroom View

The Apsara

Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang Province, Laos

The Apsara

A refined sense of taste

1 Bedroom, sleeps 2
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