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No more loungers on public Thai beaches

A clean-up of beaches at Phuket, the top resort, has been ordered by the military government.

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Chengdu, a taste of Chinese living

This highly populated city is one of the world’s greatest metropolises, writes Mpiletso Motumi.

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In search of lost time in high-speed Tokyo

Tradition can be hard to find amid the lanes and towers of the metropolis of 13 million.

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Injecting new life into Pakistan idyll
October 13 2014 at 08:13

A new wave of local sightseers has saved tourism in Pakistan's idyllic northern Hunza Valley - but not everyone is happy.

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Curry culture flourishes in Tokyo
October 6 2014 at 13:48

It is said that in Kanda, where many universities are located, curry has become popular as a casual dish.

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India celebrates good versus evil
October 2 2014 at 12:11

Millions of Hindus across northern India are celebrating a religious festival that symbolises the triumph of good over evil.

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Thailand asks tourists to wear ‘safety wristbands’
October 1 2014 at 12:10

The wristbands will have the names of the tourists and the hotel where they are staying, so inebriated visitors may be 'guided' back.

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Cruising Myanmar's Irrawaddy River
September 26 2014 at 13:28

You don't travel to a country emerging from decades of isolation just to sip champagne by the pool, writes Jamie Rich.

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Kanazawa's warning to tourists
September 19 2014 at 12:03

Tourists are being requested to refrain from eating while walking through the historic Higashi Chaya District in Kanazawa, Japan.

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Busabout to add Asia in 2015
September 18 2014 at 12:18

Freestyle travel experts Busabout announce expansion to Asia.

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Myanmar’s struggling clay pot industry
September 17 2014 at 08:03

The opening up of this once-isolated Southeast Asian of 50 million in 2011 has affected traditional ways.

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India to lease out Rajasthan forts
September 16 2014 at 12:14

Rajasthan attracts a substantial number of foreign tourists to its old forts and palaces, recalling the glory days of the maharajas.

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A shopper’s paradise in China
September 16 2014 at 08:08

It’s hard to resist the temptation to splurge, writes Helen Grange.

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