live side by side in the Far East, 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.
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.
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
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