A place where orange-robed Buddhist monks may be found tending the pretty garden of their temple, in the shadow of a gleaming new skyscraper.
Where to stay in Asia and the Far East
From Bangkok’s frenetic floating markets to week-long beach parties on Koh Phangan and pristine bays watched over by monolithic limestone karsts, Thailand’s blend of lively beach living and urban energy is legendary for families, couples and solo travellers alike.
...before taking a river trip on the 'bum boats', once used to take goods to the warehouses. Visit the famous Raffles Hotel, where a singapore sling in the Long Bar is essential.
...with the lively mixture of Malay, Chinese and Indian cultures bringing a fascinating array of cultural attractions - and wonderful food!
India is a culture-filled destination where bustling metropolises rub shoulders with ancient history and tropical paradises.
Few countries are as utterly at ease with antiquity and the future as Japan. Take in Mount Fuji on a state-of-the-art Shinkansen (bullet train), picnic beneath cherry blossom trees with the locals, and stay in a traditional ryokan guest house while you marvel at the megalopolis around you.
The great wonders in China include Beijing's imposing Forbidden City and Xi’an’s mystical Terracotta Warriors, dating back thousands of years. When you've filled up on culture, you can feast upon the incredibly varied food, from spicy Sichuan to southern stir-fries.
In the north, discover Hanoi’s atmospheric temples and the World Heritage Site of Halong Bay. In the south, see the French influence in Ho Chi Minh City and the Cu Chi tunnels. Most of our customers stay in Vietnam as part of a multi-centre package.
See the majestic Angkor Wat - set near the charming French-influenced town of Siem Reap, and the largest religious monument in the world. This temple for Buddhists attracts more than a million visitors each year and is undoubtedly Cambodia's premier destination of unparalleled grandeur.
Hotels in Asia and the Far East