Features - Asia

weekend away - Ayutthaya

Thailand’s premier UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ayutthaya Historical Park contains enough preserved ruins to delight any history buff. Visitors also love the park for its lush, green countryside setting.

weekend away - Suwon, South Korea

With an 18th-century fortress, a rich history, and some of Korea’s most famous barbecue fare, Suwon is a little-known but worthwhile destination just 30 kilometres south of Seoul.

Articles - Asia

weekend away - Suzhou

Often called the ‘Venice of the East’, Suzhou is full of traditional charm with elegant Chinese gardens, stone bridges arching over tree-lined canals, and ancient city walls. Words by Fiona Reilly

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weekend away - Nara

Relax in Japan’s cultural heartland, the chilled-out ancient capital of Nara.

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weekend away - Ahmedabad

The city of Ahmedabad used to be called the ‘Manchester of the East’ for its thriving textile industry. But Ahmedabad’s vibrancy beats that of any piece of cloth

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weekend away - Phuket

Commonly described as the ‘Pearl of the South’, Phuket offers some of the finest beaches in Asia, spectacular limestone towers, a sophisticated hospitality industry, and excellent opportunities for golf, sailing, snorkelling, and diving.

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weekend away - Mumbai

A city of close to 20 million people, Mumbai was fashioned from an archipelago of islands, reclaimed over five centuries. Often dismissed as grotty and overpopulated, this metropolis has an indomitable spirit and an unquenchable thirst for progress.

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weekend away - Delhi

No other city encapsulates modern India like Delhi does. Whilst unmistakably a product of its 5,000-year history, the speed of the city’s transformation into a dynamic urban metropolis is unparalleled on the subcontinent.

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weekend away - Seychelles

Few destinations hold more allure as archetypal tropical islands than the Seychelles archipelago, famous for its huge, smooth granite boulders, lush vegetation, and powder-soft sand, where divers are drawn like magnets to the turquoise crystal-clear waters.

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weekend away - Amritsar

Few cities on the Indian subcontinent are often defined by the presence of a single building. But then the Golden Temple in Amritsar in the state of Punjab is no ordinary construction. Adorned with 750kg of solid gold, the ‘Harmandir Sahib’ is the spiritual centre for the entire Sikh religion. Perhaps only outdone in splendour by Agra’s Taj Mahal, the architecture is a distinct mixture of Hindu and Islamic design.

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