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5 must-visit places in Laos

LAOS is something of a mystery to most travelers before they arrive; a sleepy country nestled amongst more well-known neighbors like Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.Luang PrabangKuang Si Waterfalls, Luang Prabang. Pic: lkunl/ShutterstockLuang Prabang is one of the most well-known travel…

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Bhutan: A trekker’s paradise

BHUTAN – A Buddhist kingdom in the Himalayas, home to nearly 743,000 people and a government that prefers to measure Gross National Happiness (GNH) instead of GDP.Buddhist temples, monasteries and fortresses (called dzongs) perched on mountains contribute to some of…

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Southeast Asia’s most idyllic beachside escapes

HAVE you ever had the urge to just pack your bags on a whim and take the earliest plane to some fabulously exotic locale for a little luxury, rest and relaxation? InterContinental Nha Trang, VietnamSuite. Pic: nhatrang.intercontinental.comFormerly a well-kept secret,…

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InterContinental Nha Trang: A sanctuary by the bay

SITUATED in the heart of Nha Trang, a charming coastal city in southern Vietnam, the InterContinental Nha Trang is nestled at the center of the pristine, sandy beach overlooking Nha Trang Bay, named one of the most beautiful bays in…

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5 luxury rainforest retreats in Asia

IMAGINE waking up to crisp forest air, enveloped in cold mist, and surrounded by nothing but a vast portrait of greenery. Keemala, ThailandKeemala in Phuket is shrouded in the lush jungle land of Kamala, and is set across the Andaman…

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The seven wonders: Kathmandu’s world heritage sites

KATHMANDU has seven monuments that are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage. Kathmandu Durbar SquarePic: SuggestNepalThe palaces, temples and public spaces of this central part of Kathmandu are an incredible blend of living history. Dating back anywhere from the 15th…

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5 inspiring Pacific Island destinations

WHILE Asia is not short of beautiful beaches and islands, the Pacific Islands in particular are in a league of their own. Most of them sit in the South Pacific region where the resorts are luxurious, the cocktails are infinite,…