Beijing Art Weekend

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Rajasthan: Boutique Palaces & Forts

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Tajikistan Discovery

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After a day of navigating the frenetic roads of Ho Chi Minh City, a well-deserved cocktail somewhere far above street level usually ranks in as a top evening priority. The good news is that this sprawling metropolis has a plethora of excellent rooftop bars—some with rich, historic connotations, others with a little more 21st-century panache. …

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One day in Battambang, is most definitely not enough time, but that’s all many visitors with the Angkor temples on their mind schedule for this riverside city. Do our one day in Battambang suggestion, visiting the markets, pagodas and villages, and you might find yourself wanting to extend your stay. Here’s how we think you should spend …

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Fabled Kyrgyzstan offers some of the most spectacular scenery in Central Asia and is a delight for the visitor to explore. The land of the nomad forming the link between China and the rest of the Silk Road, Kyrgyzstan culture retains many of its ancient traditions. This is the land to stay in a Yurt …

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On this private culinary tour, discover the flavors of South Korea during market tours, a cooking class, street food touring, cultural touring and more. During flexible private touring in Seoul, visit highlights such as the bustling Noryangjin Fish Market, one of the largest seafood markets in Korea. Also visit cultural highlights such as the Changdeokgung Palace …

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The landscapes of India’s remote northeast are defined by vast verdant tea estates and soaring Himalayan peaks. Set among these swathes of extraordinary natural beauty are jewel-coloured Buddhist monasteries. Centuries-old and infused with serenity, these sacred sites offer a fascinating glimpse of the area’s Tibetan influences, and are a must on your next vacation in …

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With some time to kill before catching our train to Lanzhou we went to Dafo Si, Giant Buddha Temple, which has the largest wooden reclining Buddha in Asia. The temple itself is very big and was originally built in the 11th century. The Buddha itself is a sight to behold, although no photos were allowed, …

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In western Surabaya, a part of the tropical coastal city populated by gentle rolling hills, Indonesian architect Paulus Setyabudi designed this harmonious family home to invite elements of nature inside the living spaces while masterfully using local materials and design elements to counteract the heat.  ‘Each space based on the family members’ daily habits at …

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The experience is available as part of the six- and seven-night Himalayan Explorer itineraries, which include stays at the brand’s twin lodges at Paro and Punakha. Returning home after nearly a decade spent working at COMO properties in the Caribbean and the Maldives, Bhutanese chef Tshering Lhaden has rolled out a half-day cooking class at …

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This private ceramics tour of Japan features an ideal combination of major cultural sites, interesting smaller towns, and important ceramics destinations. Visit studios and kilns, learn about different types of Japanese ceramics, meet local artists and browse upscale shops. The tour includes private cultural touring with your own guide and driver, accommodation in luxury hotels …

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Set in the lush Tamgaly gorge some 170kms northwest of Almaty lie some 5,000 petroglyphs mostly dating back to the 2nd millennium BC. The images at this fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site depict animals, hunting scenes as well as religious rituals. Wandering around this large site of nearly 900ha the skill of the artists who created …

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