The exoticism of the Far East has long drawn western travellers for good reason. Worth visiting for the culture alone, the region is also home to some of the most incredible national parks and breathtaking tropical scenery in the world.
Stretching 5,200km from the confluence of the Heilong and Wusuli rivers in the east to the Pamir mountains in the west, China is so vast and varied that it is virtually impossible to see everything in one visit.
Travelling light around Japan will make it easier to negotiate the country’s fantastic network of bullet trains. Compare and contrast futuristic Tokyo with cultural Kyoto, the iconic ‘greats’ of Mt Fuji and Hiroshima and the wild beauty of the Japan Alps with the neat order of Japan’s top gardens.
Pro-democracy changes in Myanmar, despite their up and downs, have brought this absorbing and peaceful country to the very top of the ‘must-see’ list. The country is rich in elaborate temples and enduring traditions and natural beauty, but it is for its gentle and peaceful people that we must truly celebrate this sublime country.
Headingt for better known locations, getting off the beaten track to experience the remoter areas of Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia is not always easy.
That’s where we come in. You can rely on us to uncover the hidden gems, direct you to the best beaches and ensure you visit some of the most colourful festivals. Don’t forget there are also some superb beach hotels — you’ll be sure to need a rest after a busy holiday!
Fiona’s travel tips
DON’T MISS: Indonesia’s extraordinary prehistoric Komodo dragons.
FOR THE ACTIVE: Hill tribe trekking by elephant.
BEST TIME TO GO:
Indonesia: April to September
Malaysia: October to May
Thailand: November to March
Indonesia: 19 hours (indirect)
Malaysia: 13 hours (direct)
Thailand: 11½ hours (direct)
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