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Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan

Culture and countryside in Taiwan

Destination: Taiwan

Taiwan may only be small, but this undiscovered Asian gem is big on fascinating things to do and see, from sailing on mystical lakes to dining with Buddhist monks and staying with aboriginal tribes

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Private beach at Nusa Dua

Bliss and beaches in beautiful Bali

Destination: Nusa Dua

With its colourful tropical flowers, spiritual temples, white sandy beaches, warm turquoise waters, smiling people and luxurious resorts, Bali is the perfect dream holiday destination

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Qingcheng mountain

Pandas and pagodas in Chengdu

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Destination: Chengdu

Watching baby pandas, visiting mountain temples, eating home-made dumplings and getting to know the locals... we may have had only a short time in the Chinese city of Chengdu, but we crammed a lot in!

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Kong Temple

Penang - colonial splendour and tropical diversity

Destination: Penang

The island of Penang combines the diverse cultures of China, Malaysia and India with the history of the British Empire among beautiful architecture and sandy beaches.

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Mysore Palace at night

What to see and do in the royal city of Mysore

Destination: Mysore

Mysore, an ideal starting point for visiting the beaches and mountains of the Western Ghats, pulls off perfectly the marriage of old and new. Read on to make the most of your visit…

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Angkor Wat at dusk

Saving Angkor

Destination: Siem Reap

Cambodia's famous Angkor temples are under pressure from mass tourism - but with a little care it's possible to enjoy them in a positive fashion

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Sunrise over Angkor Wat

Three days in Angkor

Destination: Siem Reap

Many backpackers in Cambodia do Angkor in a day – but its temples, reflected in lotus ponds and merging with the jungle, will keep you enthralled for three. Hiring a bike is the way to see them

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One of many shrines on the streets of Kowloon City.

Another side to Hong Kong

Destination: Hong Kong

Filled with authentic old-style Chinese culture and food, Kowloon is a place tour guides don't mention--but it has sights and tastes that can't be missed

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Pisang goreng topped with ice cream

Gem of Indonesian archipelago - Bali

Destination: Uluwatu

One of the most popular travel destination in Indonesia, Bali is a great place that vets the appetite of any tourist.The culture,food, adventure, sun and sand adds to the overall appeal of Bali.

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Relaxing in the bath

Monkeying around in Nagano

Destination: Japan

During the winter months, the mountainous area of Nagano, in Japan, is famous not only for skiing and snowboarding, but also for bathing macaques, who hang out in their own private hot spring

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