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  • Peace and a pachyderm

    There’s nothing quite as enjoyable as strolling through the grasslands of Northern Thailand on elephant back.

  • physically-challenged

    Travelling when you're disabled

    People with disabilities can travel the world. All it takes is some smart planning.

  • Sungai Kolok, Narathiwat province, water, Thailand

    Walking over water

    In the border town of Sungai Kolok, Narathiwat province, legend has it that an old Muslim woman known for her magical powers rowed her sampan into the swampland one fine day many moons ago and never came out.

  • Asia’s most visited countries

    China is the top most travel destination in Asia for the world's tourists, according to the latest figures published by the World Bank.

  • Explore Kushtia in one day

    One can easily pay a visit to Kushtia in a day with a good plan. Here is how one can cover the maximum spots of this spiritually and culturally rich area in just a day.

  • Hong Kong, freedom, isles

    Exploring the little isles of freedom in Hong Kong

    It is a risk worth taking to explore the outlying islands in Hong Kong, as is evident from these photographs clicked by DJ Clark using a drone and phone.

  • Rafting in China

    Yangshuo has many beautiful fresh mountain springs and rivers, tumbling off the mountains. And now, you can tumble off them too!

  • Humpback whale splashes Sydney tourists

    This is the spectacular moment a humpback whale breached high into the air just metres from a boat full of tourists.

  • Monsoon travels around the country

    he land of six-seasons, many rivers and golden fields is at the zenith of its beauty during the monsoon. Read on to find out some of the places you could visit around the country.

  • Heritage sites in Tongibari

    Once known as the City of Courage, Bikrampur -- now called Munshiganj -- holds a history of more than 2,500 years. And if you are planning a day-trip to visit a few heritage sites close to Dhaka, then make a trip to Tongibari, a part of the-then Bikrampur capital of Bengal. We managed to visit only three out of the dozens of heritage sites there.

  • Bangladesh is a food bonanza, says chef Kiran Jethwa

    Celebrity chef Kiran Jethwa traverses the length of Bangladesh, one of the top fish producing nations, and discovers that the country’s fishing industry is as diverse as it can be dangerous.

  • Thailand to close island to tourists

    The Thai island Koh Tachai is set to close, as authorities warn heavy tourism is negatively affecting natural resources and the environment.

  • Nat Geo's exclusive with emerging explorer Wasfia Nazreen

    Wasfia Nazreen, who was recently awarded as the Emerging Explorer accolade by National Geographic gives an exclusive interview about how it all began.

  • Inside the lost cave world of the Amazons

    The secret world hidden within the rocky Tapuis mountains are no longer a mystery.

  • National harbour waterfront

    The last words of poet Francois Rabelais were, “I go to see a Great Perhaps.”

  • Seasons Under the Sun

    You don't know freedom until you've been repeatedly refused a trip to Cox's Bazar with your friends and then have been allowed a trip to Italy completely unsupervised, all by yourself.

  • One of the world’s most dangerous roads

    If driving in Dhaka frustrates you, have a look at one of the most dangerous roads in the world, in Jammu, Khasmir where you two motorbikes are slowly trying to ascend a mountain.

  • Tourism sector gears up to reduce carbon footprint

    It is not until the recent years that some hotels began hanging the “reuse your towel, save a penguin” signs on the towel racks. While cynics might dismiss this approach as greenwashing, few major players are engaged in a streamlined operation to reduce carbon emissions.

  • Radiant Rangoon

    The curious appeal of Rangoon, as late, is its stark contradictions. They are manifested almost in everywhere. The winds of change by opening up to the world has resulted in import of newest model Japanese cars , growing number of swanky hotels, Latin and European football mania , fast-food joints to almost anything trendy across the globe.

  • Mawlamyine’s “damaged eye”-4

    The Soe Brothers Guesthouse jointly organises a roundtrip with the Breeze guesthouse in Mawlamyine.

  • [WATCH NOW] Journey to the source of Matamuhuri river

    Of the hundreds of rivers in Bangladesh, only two rivers -- Sangu and Matamuhuri -- have originated from Bangladesh. Both rivers are located in the southeastern hilly part of Bangladesh.

  • Myanmar’s mesmerising southeast -3

    If you haven’t taken the train in Myanmar, you haven’t actually been there. Despite the myriad complaints for being slow, incompetent, late, poor in service quality and unpredictable bumpy rides, it’s the trains that speak of a uniquely diverse nation, unwraps a country blessed by Mother Nature while enabling one to feel its pulse.

  • 4 places you can go for a stroll in Dhaka

    When was the last time you stopped and took a deep long breath to smell the fresh air? Life in the metropolis can sometimes be claustrophobic. With the hectic work schedule, blazing horns and blinding lights it is very easy to get lost in the commotion that is Dhaka city. So where do you go in this concrete jungle to sit, think and contemplate your day away? Here are a few places in the city where you can relax and take a breath.

  • Sittwe’s Sweet and sour - 2

    The near 5 hour boat journey from Mrauk U to Sittwe commenced at 8 in the morning. Both floors of the ferry became packed with half awaken local commuters.

  • Ravishing Rakhaine -1

    Promoted by advocacy groups and social media the country came out of the Pandora’s isolation box some 5 years ago and rapidly catching up with the top tourist destinations in Asia. It’s big, it’s bombastic and it’s ambitious. Shahriar Feroze is stitching a five part travel tale from the country that recently came out of self-imposed obscurity...Myanmar

  • At the Palace of the Queen of Heaven

    Along the Eastern bank of the Sanjiangkou, a confluence of three rivers: Yuyao, Fenghua and Yongjiang, is one of Ningbo’s (Zhejiang province, China) major tourist attraction...

  • An evening at Nantang Block

    A walk around the historical block of Nantang, in Ningbo of China to get a glimpse of the weekend activities of the local people, and to try out some of their traditional delicacies.

  • Honouring the dead for a better life

    According to traditional beliefs, the seventh month in the lunar calendar is when restless spirits roam the earth. That seventh month usually falls around August or September and all over Asia, communities mark the festival of the hungry ghost in their own fashion.

  • Jewellery making: An art as old as mankind

    The use of gold in jewellery is a practice as old as time itself, but few know the labour that goes into turning a piece of metal into the intricately designed rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces found in jewellery stores.

  • Downtown Karachi: A street called love

    Marred by years of political and sectarian violence, Karachi does not have the best reputation; judging by news headlines over the past few years, many would think of it as being a highly intolerant urban centre.

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