Tuk-tuk or 'sam lor' (three-wheeled) used to be everyone's favourite way of getting around Bangkok before the BTS, MRT and colourful taxis took over. Originating...
Kanchanaburi railway

Every country has its own distinctive flavor of train service. The Thai variety is decidedly affordable, comfortable, and memorable. Even if you have the...
Chinese lantern festival

China, one of the world's most ancient continuous civilizations, has evolved its own set of etiquette and cultural practices that members of its society...

Registration and Travel Documents American visitors to China should register with the U.S. Department of State. Registration allows access to current travel and safety information,...
Thailand

Thailand remains one of the first ports of call for first-time backpackers. But don’t be fooled – though travelling here means following a well-beaten...
Phnom Penh

Many people seem to skip the Cambodian capital and head straight for Siem Reap, fearing Phnom Penh to be a dangerous and uninteresting city. However,...
The best places to go hiking in Japan

Few countries in Asia boasts such dramatic natural diversity and such a range of hiking opportunities as Japan. Mountains make up two thirds of...
Singapore's best bars with a view

Peppered with futuristic skyscrapers such as the famous Marina Bay Sands Hotel, the Singapore skyline is truly a sight to behold. As the sun...
japan etiquette sensoji

Japan is warm and welcoming to travellers, but its unique culture can be as inscrutable as it is intriguing for the first-time visitor. To help...
Cebu City's annual Sinulog Festival is a riot of colour

January may be the perfect time to start making travel plans for the year ahead – but it's also a wonderful month to put them into...

Ranked as one of China’s most-liveable cities, Chengdu – the capital of Sichuan Province – is a great starting point from which to explore Sichuan.

The giant panda is native to central-western and south-western China and is one of the most instantly recognizable creatures in the world.

Kek Lok Si temple is arguably a tourist destination in Penang.