iol travel aug 27 Asia Vanishing Heritage~2
AP

Asia’s vanishing communities

The relentless drive to emulate the West has already consigned many traditional communities to rubble, and with them a way of life.

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iol trave aug 27 Hungarian Railways
AFP

Hungary to run luxury trains to Tehran

Railway enthusiasts with a taste for nostalgia will soon be able to indulge their Orient Express fantasies.

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iol travel aug 25  Kerala
REUTERS

India’s Kerala state bans alcohol

From next year only five-star hotels will be granted licences.

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Turkmenistan’s Door to Hell
June 23 2014 at 08:17

Flames dance out of cracks in its floor and around the sides, and a burning blast of air emanating from the pit shifts with the wind.

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N Korea literally a tourist trap
June 13 2014 at 14:01

Despite the risks, tour operators say business to North Korea is booming.

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The best of both worlds
June 13 2014 at 08:11

Hasmita Nair travels east to Bali and Hong Kong for tranquillity and an eclectic city jaunt.

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Pictures: The best of both worlds
June 13 2014 at 08:10

There are countless arts and cultural activities to experience on a trip to the Far East.

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Thai curfew lifted in tourist hotspots
June 4 2014 at 08:06

Months of bloody political unrest have dealt a heavy blow to the key tourism industry in the Land of Smiles.

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Elegance returns to Pontocho
May 30 2014 at 14:03

The resurrected landscape of Pontocho, Kyoto, has been made possible through the enforcement of rules created by local residents.

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To Xi or not to Xi?
May 30 2014 at 12:08

Madame Tussauds launched its latest outpost in Beijing, with models of Chinese political leaders conspicuous by their absence.

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Ecotourism boost for Philippine island
May 28 2014 at 14:41

A South Korean firm has won an $82.9-million contract to upgrade an airport at one of the Philippines' hottest tourist destinations.

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Heading for Thailand?
May 28 2014 at 08:04

Flight Centre is advising all its travellers to check regularly on the current state of affairs before travelling to Thailand.

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PICS: Duplitecture goes into overdrive
May 26 2014 at 08:19

China is building up its replica reputation with a miniature Mount Rushmore, Eiffel Tower and an entire Austrian village.

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