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Asia's Last Edens

Asia's tourism boom is squeezing the charm—and even the culture—out of some of the continent's top destinations. Christopher R. Cox reports from Cambodia and Laos on the best ways to find the road less traveled, and the rich rewards of going your own way<p>No roads lead to Banteay Thom, but a …

Room With a View: Room 307, Sala RattanAkosin, Bangkok, Thailand

With Wat Arun glowing so intensely across the Chao Phraya, guests are tempted to stay up all night. Its name, after all, means Temple of Dawn, and here in Bangkok, where the sacred has long coexisted with the profane, plenty of revelers are out until the wee hours.<p>Room 307, Sala RattanAkosin, …

The Hottest Pools in Las Vegas

Bikinis! Bellinis! Kardashians! Here’s how to navigate the Las Vegas pool scene this summer.

Exploring Argentina and Chile by bus

First-time visitors to the southern cone of South America arrive in Buenos Aires or Santiago with visions of glaciers, waterfalls, penguin colonies, vineyards, the baby whales off the Patagonian coast and the dramatic spires of Torres del Paine.<p>Argentina and Chile have all of this, and more – but …

Beyond Halong Bay: lesser-known highlights of northeast Vietnam

Stunning<p>Halong Bay continues to dominate the itineraries of most travellers in Vietnam, but it’s not the be-all and end-all of the country's northeast.<p>If you’ve got some time up your sleeve and want to delve a little deeper, you’ll find there is more to this region than cruising around Halong’s …

A thrillseeker’s guide to Vietnam

Dense jungles, brooding mountains, endless waterways, towering cliffs, hairpin bends: the potential for adrenalin-fuelled adventure is limitless in Vietnam. Whether you prefer to scale the heights of jagged peaks or plumb the depths of coral reefs, Vietnam will deliver something special. Heck, just …

Spoilt for choice: Vietnam's best beaches

Vietnam might have been late to Southeast Asia’s beach party, but it was well worth the wait. The country boasts more than 3400km of coastline, with infinite stretches of powdery sand, coves, lagoons, impossible boulder formations and tropical islands ringed with yet more beaches. We can help you …

Top adventures in Laos

With its dense forests, limestone caves and endless waterways, Laos is a dream destination for intrepid travellers seeking an off-the-beaten-track corner of Asia.<p>Whether it's kayaking, cycling, rock climbing, ziplining between tree houses or exploring temple ruins – you can choose your own …

New Anantara Resort Opens in Vietnam

Anantara is expanding its reach throughout South East Asia with the opening of Anantara Hoi An Resort in Hoi An City, Vietnam.<p>This coastal city—an …

South-east Asia

Sanctuary Retreats Builds New River Cruiser in Myanmar

Myanmar is standing at the precipice of great change. It is the country in Southeast Asia that has changed the least over the last 1,500 years but …

Luxury Travel

10 Coolest Attractions in Bangkok

Visitors to Thailand’s famous (and infamous) capital have no shortage of sightseeing options. With enough ancient temples, notorious districts, and …

Red Carpet

Hong Kong City Guide: Where to Eat, Play, and Stay

Hong Kong has plenty of superlative hotels, amazing food, and cool shopping. That's why we've narrowed down a few picks from our editor at large, Hanya Yanagihara—to make it easier for you.<p>Hong Kong has plenty of superlative hotels, amazing food, and cool shopping. That's why we've narrowed down a …

Ultimate Road Trip: Vietnam’s Northern Loop

Anyone who has been to this country (and even some of those who haven’t) will no doubt be skeptical about the words "Vietnam" and "road trip" in the …

Vietnam

Buenos Aires’ Most Spectacular Religious Sites

Jorge Mario Bergoglio was plucked from his post as Archbishop of Buenos Aires, transported to Vatican City, and installed as Pope Francisco I, the …

Buenos Aires

Siem Reap: SE Asia’s Most Underrated Food Destination

When it comes to finding great food in Southeast Asia, there’s very little room for disappointment. Some say Thailand’s cuisine is worth the trip …

Vietnam

Photos: The Most Beautiful Places in Asia

Our editor Hanya Yanagihara traveled for nearly two months across Asia. Here are some of the most beautiful people and places she saw in 12 countries (in case you're curious: India, China, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Bali, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Cambodia, Burma, and Bhutan).<p>India<p>Salute the sun …

A Treetop Resort in Thailand: Our Most Repinned Item of the Week

Clearly you guys are loving Asia as much as we are this week, because the most popular photo on our Pinterest page is of the Four Seasons Tented Camp in Chiang Rai.<p>Clearly you guys are loving Asia as much as we are this week, because the most popular photo on our Pinterest page is of the Four …

Notes from the Road: Sampling Ant Larvae and Miniature Bananas in Siem Reap

When traveling in Cambodia, Susan Hack successfully sampled some of the country's street food. On the menu: snake fish steamed in palm leaves, bananas the length of an index finger, and—yes, she dared—ants and their larvae.

the top destinations of 2013, part 1

At Lonely Planet, debates are constantly raging over our favourite countries for food, our best-value travel finds and our number one destinations overall. These debates culminate in our annual <i>Best in Travel</i> selections, but we wanted to throw that question to a wider crowd by asking our fans on …

the top destinations of 2013, part 3

We asked our fans on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Thorn Tree to tell us where they have travelled and to rate those destinations by 16 criteria (for example, which was the best 'Value for money' destination). More than 3000 people responded, and the results are now in.<p>In this post we look at the …

the top destinations of 2013, part 2

It's no easy task deciding on your favourite countries to travel to. We asked our fans on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Thorn Tree to tell us where they have travelled and then we asked them to rate those destinations by 16 criteria (for example, which was the best 'Value for money' destination). …