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  • Oct 2, 2014
  • Updated: 11:48am

The viewing of autumn's changing colours is a national obsession in Japan. We rustle up the best spots for taking in the dazzling display.

1 Oct 2014 - 10:27pm

A youth hostel fitted out with jacuzzis, herbal steam baths and hydromassage facilities has opened in a Swiss alpine village, declaring itself the first "wellness hostel" in the world.

24 Sep 2014 - 4:06am

The rocks of a remote river valley in Guizhou provide not only fabulous scenery, but also challenges that climbers are finding too tempting to resist.

10 Sep 2014 - 11:06pm

Following in the footsteps of climbing legends reveals how little the mountains and valleys of Uttarakhand have changed in the past 75 years. Words and pictures by Cameron Dueck.

6 Sep 2014 - 11:21pm

Fashion designer Limi Yamamoto is brutally honest about her relationship with Tokyo. At first, she insists it's just a place of work to her. "It's very convenient, but commercialised and congested...

4 Sep 2014 - 12:56am

When Songzi Guanyin answered his wife's prayer, Chris Barclay gave thanks by restoring a crumbling temple dedicated to the fertility goddess in 'Shangri-la'.

31 Aug 2014 - 12:26am

The neighbourhood between Haven Street and Caroline Hill Road in Causeway Bay is a heady mix of past and present.

28 Aug 2014 - 12:00am
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Today's Poll

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Luxury cruise lines, once for older travellers, are catering to the young.

14 Aug 2014 - 5:18pm

It's 5am, and after having washed off last night's toxins with a cold shower, I'm putting on light cotton clothes and preparing for my practice.

14 Aug 2014 - 2:12am

The Armenian capital of Yerevan might not be at the top of every holiday wish list but the city is full of sights, sounds and stunning scenery. Words and pictures by Tim Pile.

9 Aug 2014 - 11:50pm

With a fortune made in Chinese finance, Li Wang already has six cars, including a Bentley and a Porsche, and now has his eye on his next multimillionaires' toy: a boat. And not just any boat.

8 Aug 2014 - 8:47am

Luxury resorts and hotels are taking sustainability and energy saving to the next level, writes Rachael Oakes-Ash.

7 Aug 2014 - 11:35pm

Thai hotel heir Vorasit 'Wan' Issara shares some of his favourite spots on the popular holiday island.

7 Aug 2014 - 1:12am

While many young professionals his age are trapped in a monotonous grind in Shenzhen's central business district, Zhang Fengzhi has managed to escape the rat race.

5 Aug 2014 - 4:31pm

Coloradans make some pretty tall claims when it comes to their mountain peaks but a jaunt around this picturesque state proves they are spot on, writes Rob McGovern.

3 Aug 2014 - 12:28am

Take advantage of our rainy summer with a visit to these contrasting scenic spots - and some hidden gems.

31 Jul 2014 - 9:19am

Hong Kong may be a throbbing hub of rampant capitalism, but it still has pockets of solitude.

30 Jul 2014 - 11:38pm

The little-known beaches of Shenzhen's Dapeng peninsula are nurturing a fledgling culture of surf, sand and sun devotees, writes Thomas Bird.

27 Jul 2014 - 11:23am

Pop culture exports from South Korea have been the all rage throughout Asia since the late 1990s, long before Psy dominated music charts worldwide with his Gangnam Style.

25 Jul 2014 - 1:49am

Indonesia's most popular holiday island is also a red-hot destination for surf fashion bargains.

24 Jul 2014 - 12:03am

Isolated, remote and largely unexplored, the Nepalese Kingdom of Mustang is now open to pilgrims and tourists alike, writes Dinah Gardner. Pictures by Koon Ming Tang.

19 Jul 2014 - 11:52pm

A day trip to Hsinchu, Taiwan's sixth-largest city, promises great food and some surprising sites. Here are five reasons to make the journey.

17 Jul 2014 - 12:15am

Bologna's gelato university offers students from all over the world the inside scoop on Italy's favourite treat - just don't call it ice cream, writes Gary Jones.

13 Jul 2014 - 12:53am

There's something for everyone in Macau. Here's three ways to get the best out of the city.

14 Jul 2014 - 2:42pm

A year after opening, Kai Tak Cruise Terminal remains a little-used virtually empty building. While operators are upbeat, sceptics wonder if it will catch on enough to justify the investment,...

8 Jul 2014 - 9:28am

The Seto Inland Sea National Park, which celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, offers an island-hopping experience like no other, writes Steve John Powell. Pictures by Angeles Marin Cabello...

6 Jul 2014 - 12:22am

Anthony Lark is doing something very luxurious this Sunday afternoon. He's going to see Godzilla in 3-D with his son.

4 Jul 2014 - 12:38am
 

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