A river cruise adventure on the Chindwin

Running from northern Kachin State to the Ayeyarwady, the Chindwin River carves its way through picturesque mountains and mist-shrouded forests. A river cruise offers a close-up of village life on the water’s edge.

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Gaya Island: Borneo’s biodiverse treasure trove of jungle and marine life

A short break on tropical Gaya Island is a dream for snorkellers and conservationists alike – just beware of the monkeys.

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Tuck into Tokyo’s lesser-known corners

Travelling in Tokyo, the world’s largest metropolitan area, can be intimidating. For travellers looking to get beyond the “Top 10” lists , here’s five neighbourhoods to explore during your next trip to Nippon.

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Treehouses on top of the world: Zip-lining to lodgings in Laos

Monkey around in the forests with a weekend Gibbon Experience.

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Painful history lessons at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

To walk the halls of Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Museum is to trace humanity at its very worst and its very best.

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China pushes Tibetan tourism while critics fear impact

China has unveiled a sparkling new hotel as part of its drive to get tens of millions more tourists to visit Tibet, even as critics say the push is slowly eroding the local culture.

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Crouching trekker, hidden buildings: China’s urban explorers

Intrepid “urbexers” are wandering through the industrial wastelands of China, uncovering the dramas of the country’s astonishing economic rise.

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Colourful Vietnam worth dipping into

Hanoi: Five days is not enough. If you want to visit beautiful Vietnam, a 14-day tourist visa is not enough either. Now that 4-star Vietnam Airlines can take you direct from Yangon to Hanoi, Vietnam is closer than ever.

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On Everest: Meet the people scaling the world’s highest peak

It’s been called “high-altitude roulette”. Why do it?

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Indonesia beginners’ guide: Bali, Lombok, Java and Flores

This vast country’s 17,000 islands would take years to explore. Here’s what to do and see in four popular destinations.

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