Posts in category

INDOCHINA EXPERIENCES

Here is the very best of the following destinations: Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Before Angkor: The Temples Of Sambor Prei Kuk

Read More

Exploring Yangon by Night

Read More

Top 5 Rooftop Bars Ho Chi Minh

Read More

For a glimpse of Cambodia before the Angkorian era, journey to a little-known temple complex deep in the forest on a Sambor Prei Kuk tour. Here, more than 100 well-preserved temples are nestled in a lush jungle setting. Roam through the region on foot to see a lesser-known side of Cambodia. On this Sambor Prei …

0 34

As night falls over Yangon, the pace of the urban sprawl that’s home to 5.21 million intensifies. Stalls spring to life, the smell of food wafts down alleyways, and people finish work and spill out onto the streets. There are after-hours errands to run, meals to be shared between family and friends, and jovial conversations …

0 34

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. …

0 35

During French rule, Kep was Cambodia’s premier seaside destination, widely known as “the St. Tropez of South-East Asia.” Here at Knai Bang Chatt, they have worked with French architect Francoise Lavielle to restore and remodel these stunning colonial villas. They are now the centrepiece of an impeccably designed coastal resort which features plush rooms, an …

0 34

Prathunam means “water gate” in Thai and refers to the canal lock which used to be located on Khlong San Sap here. This area is home to an interesting mix of buildings, old and new, including Jim Thompson’s famous Thai-style house, some stylish new shopping centres, and the Baiyoke Tower II, the tallest building in …

0 34

Khmer cuisine is experiencing a renaissance, with the Kampot pepper and Kep crab putting Khmer dishes on the foodie map. A 5-day Cambodia culinary tour of the coastal Khmer countryside famed for its spices and seafood is a wonderful way to sample this country’s unique culinary heritage. From Phnom Penh, travel first to the rustic …

0 34

Give a big warm welcome to Siem Reap’s big top! Phare, The Cambodian Circus has landed in temple town with their first night’s dynamic performance earlier this month. This sister set-up of the circus troupe from Phare Ponleu Selpak, an NGO-run visual arts school dedicated to educating and training disadvantaged youth in the provincial town …

0 35

Mountainous, landlocked Laos stretches north from Cambodia up to forest-covered mountains, with the meandering Mekong River flowing the length of the country. Built as a residence for a branch of the Lao royal family in the late 1900s, Satri House was once the childhood home of Prince Souphanouvong. Once again it is fit for the aristocracy after …

0 35

This area takes its name from the second of three concentric canals dug for Bangkok’s defences by King Rama I. Khlong Bang Lamphoo is much less preserved than Khlong Lord, the innermost of the three canals, but it is still a pleasant waterway. The area is also home to some of Thailand’s most spectacular temples …

0 34

Just a hop from the Night Bazaar, sleekly stylish Anantara Chiang Mai hotel is one for shopping fiends, as well as modern design fans. High, bamboo-clad walls hide a seductive luxury resort, with river-view rooms and pool, a fabulous spa and fine dining in the former British consulate-turned-restaurant. Our Favourite Rooms: We’d be content in any of …

0 34