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Ancient tradition and hi-tech modernity

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

  Highlights of Asia and the Far East

From India and Thailand to Japan and Bali, the Far East offers a diverse and exciting holiday. Here are its best attractions:

  • Explore Beijing’s imposing Forbidden City and Xi’an’s mystical Terracotta Warriors in China.
  • See the otherworldly Angor Wat and ancient temples in Cambodia.
  • Visit the ancient temple town of Bagan and the giant golden stupas of Myanmar.
  • Photograph the Fushimi Inari shrine or famous Meiji Shinto Shrine in Japan.
  • Tour the opulent Royal Palace and Reclining Buddha in Thailand.
  • Explore the colonial architecture in PenangMalaysia.
  • Go island hopping between paradise beaches in the Gulf of Thailand.
  • Escape to the quiet, jungle-fringed beach retreats of Langkawi, Malaysia.
  • Find upscale hotels and gorgeous tropical beaches in Goa, India.
  • Get up-close to the limestone rocks of Halong Bay, a World Heritage Site in Vietnam.
  • Take a cruise along China’s Yangtze River, the Chao Phraya River in Thailand and the Mekong River in Cambodia and Vietnam.
  • See the elephants of Southern Thailand and the orangutans of Borneo.
  • Sip on a Singapore Sling in the Long Bar of the famous Raffles Hotel, Singapore.
  • Shop for designer labels in Kowloon, Hong Kong and the Ginza district in Tokyo.
  • In Japan, visit bustling fish markets and eat the best sushi in the world.
  • Take a horticultural tour of the organic spice farm at the Park Hyatt in Goa.
  • Enjoy cocktails with a view at Traders, Kuala Lumpur and Red Sky, Bangkok.
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