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10 Best Beaches in Vietnam

For one of the most beautiful countries in the world, surprisingly few people know much about Vietnam. To many people, the name simply conjures up …

Khao Tipping

It's nearly impossible to get a word in with Kanlaya Supachana, the chef at Red Hook, Brooklyn, pop-up Chiang Mai. If you meet her, you'll understand …

Thai Food

China: How to travel independently - even if you don't speak the language

I am sitting on board “Harmony”, one of China’s new generation of superfast trains, as it hurtles through the factory belt stretching almost unbroken from Shanghai to Jinhua in Zhejiang province. “It is surprising how a sunny day can turn to cloud so quickly,” says the young man sitting beside me …

Thailand’s lesser known islands: readers’ tips

Photograph: Alamy<p>Thong Nai Pan Yai beach.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/9/30/1443629094915/e5adb5c3-970e-4e58-bf32-22cf8650783a-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Thong Nai Pan Yai …

National Parks

50 of the Best Cafes in Chiang Mai

A little while ago I began going to a new cafe or coffee shop (almost) every day in Chiang Mai. What started out as a little personal quest for one …

Unleash your inner beach bum on this sleepy Thai island

Earlier this year I spent six weeks in Thailand, soaking up culture and sunshine while simultaneously staging a one-woman study to determine how much pineapple the human body can realistically consume (a lot). After I left and started talking to people about my travels, I noticed a pattern emerge. …

Speedboat

Picture of the Day: Northern Guangxi Province, China

In this jaw-dropping panoramic by Trey Ratcliff, we see the incredible landscape of the northern region of Guangxi, just to the south of the Guizhou …

China

Why Chiang Mai's a booming coffee capital

For decades, Chiang Mai has had the potential to become a booming coffee city. The numerous coffee plantations and slow-life culture have always been …

New tourism plan aims to make Mekong a world-class destination

<b>Plans have been unveiled for new tourism marketing strategy that aims to transform the Greater Mekong sub-region (GMS) into a “world-class</b> …

Chill Days in Chiang Mai

Oh Chiang Mai. I always claim not to be a fan yet I seem to find myself here once a year or so, and do enjoy myself every time. I can’t seem to shake …

Best Places to see in Thailand

Thailand is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. From white sand beaches, ancient ruins, great food and amazing nightlife; this country …

Chiang Mai's must-visit jungle cafes

<b>Rim Tarn Nang Len</b><p>Situated along the Mae Sai River, this café boasts a personal cascade foot spa for you to make the most of the tranquil surroundings …

Underground Gourmet Review: Serious Thai at Kao Soy and Lan Larb Soho

Certain expectations are created when a restaurant takes as its name a signature dish. The trick, of course, is to exceed them. Kao Soy, which opened …

Why We're Living in Chiang Mai

Friends and family ask us all the time why are you living in Chiang Mai, Thailand. So, we thought we’d further explain why we like this place enough …

Secrets of a Travel Writer

Travel<p>Everyone is a travel writer, but not everyone knows it. Tweets, snapshots, and scribbled notes are threads in a yarn that only you can tell. So what’s the difference between your trip and a travel writer’s? A deadline. You can come home from Bhutan with a smile; a writer had better return …

Win a Free One month Stay in Thailand in the “One and Only” Contest

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched an online contest designed to further grow exposure of the kingdom’s “Thainess” products across …

Top 12 must-try Bangkok dishes

For a relatively small country, Thailand's cuisine is astoundingly diverse, with dishes changing in form and flavour just about every time they cross a provincial border. Bangkok, by far Thailand’s largest city and a melting pot of people and food, is no exception to this diversity, and the city …

Main Home

NATIONAL<p>MANILA — The Philippines blacklisted and ordered the deportation on Thursday of an elderly Australian nun at odds with President Rodrigo …

Free Things to Do in Tokyo

TravelFree Things to Do<p>With a population that simultaneously embraces unapologetic trendiness and centuries-old traditions, Tokyo presents travelers with paradoxical experiences at every turn. Kimono-clad women amble past contemporary architectural masterpieces. Well-dressed young professionals …

Trails

Thailand's Rainy Season: What to Expect

You can travel to Thailand during the rainy season and chances are you’ll have a great vacation, but be prepared for clouds, downpours and, worst …

6 Budget Destinations That Will Save You a Bundle

<i>Matthew Kepnes runs the budget travel website, Nomadic Matt, and is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, How to Travel the World on $50</i> …

Budget Travel

'Heat map' of Chinese New Year travel tells story of massive migration

Lines tracing the trips of individual travelers in China heading home for Lunar New Year reveal brightest spokes emanate from Beijing, Shanghai and the southern nexus of Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Dongguan<p>The interactive, updating graphic posted online by the Chinese Internet portal Baidu shows a …

Connecting China Connecting the World

China's Global Newspaper<p>Please check the URL for proper spelling and capitalization. If you're having trouble locating a destination on …

How to Have Thailand’s Most Idyllic Islands (Almost) All to Yourself

Despite Instagram images to the contrary, Thailand’s most popular islands can swarm with tourists. Here’s how to beat the crowds<p>The Fantasy<p>By<p>Sarah Gold<p><b>MY DREAM OF</b> visiting Thailand’s islands was as vivid as it was specific: I would walk along an empty beach, its sand as white and fine as sifted …

Speedboat

Star Awards

Three powerhouse Asian cities captured their first Forbes Travel Guide Five-Stars as we unveiled our 2015 Star Ratings today. Bangkok, Guangzhou and Tokyo each made the 57th list as part of Forbes Travel Guide’s international expansion. We talked to the trailblazing winners to find out how they …