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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

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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

Skydiving safaris, swimming with sharks and gorilla tracking take outdoor adventure to the next level, writes Lindsay Varty.

3 Jul 2014 - 11:47pm

The charming Cambodian coastal resort town is making astunning comeback.

3 Jul 2014 - 12:01am

Sarajevo has had a turbulent history and, now laughter has replaced gunfire in the Bosnian capital, locals are showing off the scars. Words and pictures by Tim Pile.

29 Jun 2014 - 1:38am

When a couple rode from Malaysia to Britain they saw some incredible sights and experienced the generosity of strangers.

26 Jun 2014 - 12:51am

Riding with a local team in Boyaca is not only a great way to see Colombia, it’s also a chance to peddle the hills that trained the country’s top cyclist, finds Kevin Rushby.

22 Jun 2014 - 10:55am

The former fishing village has a reputation for being a laid-back enclave, but there is a lot more going on there than meets the eye.

18 Jun 2014 - 11:42pm

Wuyishan in Fujian province offers everything from demanding mountain hikes to serene rafting trips, and is home to some of the world’s most prized tea.

11 Jun 2014 - 11:31pm

The first world war fallen have not been forgotten in tranquil Ypres, Belgium, the scene of some of the fiercest fighting a century ago, writes Ed Peters.

8 Jun 2014 - 2:10am

Cape Town's climate, heritage and terrain may feel familiar to a visitor from Hong Kong, but the South African city looks after them, too. Words and pictures by Martin Williams.

8 Jun 2014 - 11:33am

If you like your nightlife weird and wonderful, the Japanese capital has some jaw-dropping options.

29 May 2014 - 12:07am

The brightly decorated fort town of Mandawa in India's Rajasthan state has been delighting visitors for centuries.

29 May 2014 - 12:06am

The consequences of an assassination attempt against a senior Nazi in May 1942 still haunt parts of Prague and its surroundings, writes Paul Letters.

24 May 2014 - 11:50pm

Isn't it time you gave Shenzhen another chance? Our noisy neighbour has a lot to offer the weekend visitor.

22 May 2014 - 2:34am

Ping Chau, a tiny, rugged island in the far northeast of Hong Kong, offers a peaceful respite from the bustle of the city.

22 May 2014 - 1:16am

Bhutan's Punakha Valley is dotted with references to the Divine Madman and his weapon of mass seduction. Words and pictures by Keith Mundy.

17 May 2014 - 11:55pm

Here are five good ways to sample the gentle charms of Luang Prabang.

14 May 2014 - 11:49pm

Hunting icebergs in Canada's easternmost province is not as easy as it sounds, discovers David Bartram.

10 May 2014 - 11:19pm

Southern Africa's safari camps supply luxurious adventure while helping the 'big five' species stay alive. Story and photography Daniel Allen.

9 May 2014 - 1:53am


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