Asia airport layover guidesi

Whether you have three hours to fill between flights or half a day, we have all the options for the curious traveller. See Taipei 101 in Taipei, let the Shanghai Maglev whisk you to the city to take in some sights or have a bite to eat, see the Great Wall of China while you wait for a flight in Beijing, or sit  on a tatami mat and sip matcha in a serene tea house in the middle of a garden lake minutes from Tokyo's Haneda airport.


Boasting an Apple store, more than 300 retail and dining outlets, its new Jewel complex, an IMAX cinema and more, Singapore’s Changi was the leader, but can China’s Daxing, with its luxury brands and similar dining and shopping offers, beat it?

Wolfgang Puck Kitchen and Duddell’s new restaurant locations at Hong Kong International Airport, afternoon teas, and cocktails overlooking Victoria Harbour


With calming, Thai-inspired spa treatments, fine dining, a speakeasy and more, Rosewood Bangkok offers guests an elegant destination in the heart of Thailand’s capital


From the lap pool in Qatar’s Hamad International Airport to the Butterfly Garden at Singapore’s Changi, these are the world’s best airports


Terminal 4’s multistorey slide – reminiscent of a theme-park ride – can be accessed with boarding pass by passengers who spend at least US$7 in airport’s restaurants and shops


Part luxury mall and part indoor rainforest, the world’s best airport’s new glass and steel dome, Jewel, is making Singapore layovers more fun


Centrepiece of glass-domed 10-storey mall extension to Changi Airport, which features 280 shops and restaurants, is stunning 40-metre high waterfall bounded by lush plants

Twenty-five international airports were ranked on the quality and availability of stress reduction facilities. Frankfurt ranked first, followed by Amsterdam and Dubai. Hong Kong came fifth behind Singapore. LAX was last.

Spice up your time in Seoul with our guide to fun and fascinating experiences, whether it is pampering in the airport, a quick trip to Chinatown, or a longer jaunt to Jamsil Special Tourist Zone to see the world’s fifth tallest building

If you’re laid over in Shanghai, here are some fun activities to get you out of the airport and give you a taste of the city, its cuisine and people, whether you are there for four hours or half a day

From touring the airport to tucking into Korean food, seeing the Great Wall or the 798 Art District, there are plenty of distractions in the Chinese capital for travellers with a little time on their hands

No matter if you’re stopping for three hours or 12, a layover at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport offers travellers a taste of the capital and surrounding cities

Whether you have three hours or a good half-day in the Lion City, there are plenty of interesting things for you to do and still make it back in time for the next leg of your journey

Fed up of airport lounges and duty free shopping? Check out our guide for how to spice up your Hong Kong layover, whether it’s a quick three-hour stop or a full half-day stretch