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Hong Kong’s Art Basel is in the news and Setouchi is set for three seasons of contemporary art in the Seto Inland Sea, but what about South Korea? Keen art lovers will know that Gwangju’s Biennale is worth a look, but the country’s capital has plenty of boasting to do when it comes to the …

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, …

4-Days – Departs Daily on a Private Basis; Singapore See the best and get the most of this vibrant, diverse city with our luxury four-day Classic Singapore itinerary. Stay at one of the city’s most iconic hotels, and experience Singapore the way it was meant to be seen, visiting the city’s multicultural centers, taking an architecture …

6-Days – Departs Daily on a Private Basis; Yogyakarta, Prambanan, Magelang, Dieng Plateau Explore a unique, exotic culture that has retained many of its ancient cultural traditions while simultaneously growing with the outside world. Discover Javanese dance and see village life in the same form it’s been for centuries with our 6-day Journey Into the Heart of …

3-Days – Departs Daily on a Private Basis; Macao Macao, once a busy fishing village and Portuguese settlement, but now a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and the seductive center of Asia’s entertainment and gaming industries – is an outstanding destination for a glamorous long-weekend. Spend three days soaking up the unique heritage of the Chinese …

The first sight on descent into Luang Prabang is the range of hills in which it nestles. If you go in the wet season you’ll see the higher ones, lush with the summer rains, peeking through a fine mist. Welcome to the most forested country in Asia. The second sight is the mighty Mekong, the …

Moving down river to where the Tonle Sap meets the Mekong as it runs seaward, the final and somewhat more cosmopolitan experience awaits; in fact, those who haven’t visited Phnom Penh in several years may find it difficult to recognise the gleaming skyline – and the various pieces of infrastructure built by a gaggle of …

‘Natural’, ‘calm’ and ‘comfortable’ are all words Japanese designer Keiichi Ito tries out before landing on one that perfectly sums up the essence of his latest venture: ‘Kinobi ­­– which means functional beauty.’ Ito is describing Japan’s first MUJI Hotel, which opened its doors last week in Tokyo’s upmarket shopping district Ginza. MUJI Hotel Ginza …