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India to lease out Rajasthan forts

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

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

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Gallery: A shopper’s paradise in China

One of the most expensive shopping sprees you can go on in Shanghai is in the fashionable Xintiandi area.

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Hechi airport: What China did next
July 15 2014 at 14:48

An airport in Hechi, in the mountains of Guangxi in southern China, has been built at 2 200ft above sea level.

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Beauty with a hint of sadness
July 15 2014 at 14:10

It is easy to fall in love with South Korea’s people and food, but it is difficult to forget its painful history, writes Carol Campbell.

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Halaal tourism takes off in Japan
July 9 2014 at 14:40

Prayer rooms and halaal-certified whale meat are appearing in Japan as it wake up to the demand from Muslim travellers.

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Chasing away the spirits
July 7 2014 at 12:21

These amazing pictures show Himalayan villagers in a colourful Buddhist festival that bring happiness to the world.

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Welcome to Sun Wu's hometown
June 27 2014 at 14:09

The hometown of Art Of War author hopes to become tourist centre, writes Kazuhiko Makita.

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Singapore tourism hit by MH30 mystery
June 27 2014 at 14:03

Th city-state is mounting a drive in China to market itself as a standalone tourism destination.

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When ‘voluntourism’ comes at a cost
June 27 2014 at 08:02

Siam Reap's 'orphanages' attract Western university students who arrive during what is actually low season for visitors.

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Flash your passport and get free wifi
June 25 2014 at 12:09

Japan is considered one of the most high-tech countries in the world, but it lacks wifi hotspots for tourists. This will soon change.

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Japan’s clubland weathers dancing ban
June 24 2014 at 14:36

Tokyo's status as one of the world's clubbing capitals looks set to survive a potentially ruinous police crackdown on - of all things - dancing.

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Taj gets makeover to restore colour
June 23 2014 at 14:27

The building's stone has darkened more and more through years of exhaust fumes and visitors touching it.

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