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  • Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park: Vietnam’s last paradise?

    Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park: Vietnam’s last paradise?

    April 18th, 2017Rachel Mills
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    Planning a trip to Vietnam and keen to explore some of its most spectacular scenery? A little north of the 17th parallel – the demarcation where Vietnam was once divided into north and south – lies Phong Nha-Ke Bang: 885 square kilometres of unspoilt jungle, caves and underground rivers squeezed between the Laos border and South... Read more »

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  • 7 places to get off the tourist trail in Vietnam

    7 places to get off the tourist trail in Vietnam

    April 4th, 2017Rachel Mills
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    The verdant limestone stacks of Ha Long Bay and the bustling streets of Hanoi are well established (and essential) stops along Vietnam’s tourist trail. But the traveller who ventures beyond the hotspots will be rewarded with secluded bays, picturesque villages and delicious farm-to-fork food. Here are seven ideas for an adventure off the beaten track.... Read more »

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  • Eating Kyushu: a guide to Japan’s secret foodie hotspot

    Eating Kyushu: a guide to Japan’s secret foodie hotspot

    March 29th, 2017Ros Walford
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    Kyūshū, the most southerly of Japan’s four main islands, is pretty much left alone by tourists. Yet, the island – only a bullet-train ride from Tokyo – is one of the country’s culinary hotspots. Proximity to mainland Asia and historical legacies from trade with the British, Dutch and Portuguese has led to a fusion of styles.... Read more »

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  • In pictures: the little-visited treasures of South India

    In pictures: the little-visited treasures of South India

    March 7th, 2017Lottie Gross
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    After a week-long whistle-stop tour of central India‘s least-visited attractions, travel writer and photographer Lottie Gross shares her favourite photos. India is undoubtedly a beautiful country. It presents such an array of interesting scenes and stunning landscapes, taking pictures is irresistible. But this vast country also poses great challenges for photographers: there are so many... Read more »

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  • An expert’s guide: the best area to stay in Hong Kong

    An expert’s guide: the best area to stay in Hong Kong

    February 28th, 2017Rough Guides Editors
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    Hong Kong floats between old China and the west; its futuristic harbour has become one of Asia‘s most famous views but you’ll also find pockets of traditional culture dotted between the skyscrapers. From the glossy heights of Central to the streets and alleys winding through Kowloon, there are culinary, shopping and cultural delights to be found across the... Read more »

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  • 7 of the most remote places in Southeast Asia

    7 of the most remote places in Southeast Asia

    February 22nd, 2017Helen Ochyra
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    Southeast Asia: steamy rainforests, sleepy rice paddies, endless beaches – and crowds of backpackers, hawkers and tourists? Southeast Asia may have some of the most blissful destinations in the world but it also has some of the planet’s most frenetic cities, its most popular backpacker haunts and some seriously crowded sands. We’ve been far off the... Read more »

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  • Indian trains: a traveller’s survival guide

    Indian trains: a traveller’s survival guide

    February 9th, 2017Freya Godfrey
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    The Himalayan Queen, the Grand Trunk Express, the Deccan Odyssey… the very names of India’s trains are evocative of timeless style and old-school adventure. Introduced by the British East India Company, tracks were first laid across the country in the late 1800s to transport troops. Only after independence in 1947 did the focus switch to passenger... Read more »

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  • The 10 most beautiful places in Vietnam – as voted by you

    The 10 most beautiful places in Vietnam – as voted by you

    January 27th, 2017Rachel Mills
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  • Quiz: can you name these famous places in India?

    Quiz: can you name these famous places in India?

    January 24th, 2017Rough Guides Editors
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    India is an addictive destination. Go once and something will draw you back time and again. Perhaps it’s the food, maybe it’s the people, or it could well be the vast array of incredible sights there is to see. Reckon you’ve seen a few? See if you can name all these famous sights in India.

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  • There’s a ghost town made of coral in the UAE and it’s kind of beautiful

    There’s a ghost town made of coral in the UAE and it’s kind of beautiful

    January 19th, 2017Lottie Gross
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    From a distance, Jazirat Al Hamra looks like the remnants of a war-ravaged town. The homes of those who once lived here are falling apart at the seams, ceilings are caving in under the weight of time and abandonment, and even the trees have been left to rot. There’s no sign of life, except for... Read more »

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  • China travel tips: 8 things you need to know before you go

    China travel tips: 8 things you need to know before you go

    January 13th, 2017Simon Frank
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    Even 20 years ago China was not a conventional tourist destination. Despite the allure of its beautiful landscapes and history-filled cities, politics, poverty, and poor infrastructure kept foreigners at bay. Today, more people visit China than ever, welcomed in by the profound changes that have swept the revitalized nation over the past decades. Here are... Read more »

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  • Puerto Princesa Underground River: the Philippines’ 8km-long subterranean wonder

    Puerto Princesa Underground River: the Philippines’ 8km-long subterranean wonder

    January 10th, 2017Esme Fox
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    Deep underground on the island of Palawan in the Philippines lies the Puerto Princesa River. Both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the ‘New 7 Wonders of Nature’, it’s the world’s longest navigable underground river and makes for an exciting experience in one of the Philippines’ most popular islands. Here’s everything you need... Read more »

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