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    Tourists flock to Japan's new industrial heritage sites

    Published on 12/07/2015

    » FUKUOKA — Many tourists visited the "Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution" on the first Saturday after the sites were added to the Unesco World Cultural Heritage list.

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    A visual feast

    Brunch, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 11/11/2018

    » A visit to Vatican City can cause a neck sprain due to its 360 degrees of sheer beauty. It is simply a visual feast.

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    The magic mountain

    Brunch, Onnucha Hutasingh, Published on 18/11/2018

    » Different people have different definitions of heaven. For some, being at a beach paradise or on a mountaintop could mean heaven. But my recent trip to China's Zhangjiajie allowed me to explore a new meaning of heaven.

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    A misty, ephemeral beauty

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 22/01/2015

    » The sky was still dark while roosters were crowing. From time to time, cars passed by our small hotel located on a bank of the Mekong River in Sangkhom district of Nong Khai, 694km northeast of Bangkok. It was almost five o'clock and we were ready to experience the "sea of fog" in this laid-back town.

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    The flora of Laos

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 13/09/2018

    » Located on the west side of the Mekong River opposite the Lao heritage town Luang Prabang is Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden. Opened around a year ago, the garden collects Lao plant species with the aim to conserve Laos' rich biodiversity and traditional ethnobotanical knowledge. It showcases a series of ethnobotanical gardens as well as clusters of ginger, orchids, ferns, bamboo and palms around the base of the Pha Tad Ke cliff overlooking the river.

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    Local food specialties boost Japan tourism

    Published on 02/09/2015

    » TOKYO — From dumplings to fried noodles, more and more municipalities in Japan are promoting specialty dishes as a way to attract tourists and revitalise their economies.

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    Nepal reopens Annapurna circuit

    Published on 24/07/2015

    » KATHMANDU — Nepal reopened its most popular trekking trail to tourists on Thursday after international experts said it was safe, three months after two devastating earthquakes led the government to close most hiking routes.

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    A mountain palace

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 18/12/2014

    » Anyone travelling to the south of Thailand by car or bus must have noticed a palace atop a mountain at the entrance of Phetchaburi town along Phetkasem Road. Many Thais know this place as Khao Wang, but not all of them have visited the summer palace of King Rama IV, or King Mongkut, and even known its full name, Phra Nakhon Khiri. 

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    Smooth as the Silk Road

    Brunch, Richard Leu, Published on 17/07/2016

    » Revisiting the Silk Road is something people who love adventures on wheels would want to do at least once in their lifetime. Of course, tracing Marco Polo's exact route between Asia and Europe is virtually impossible. But just being able to complete a transcontinental drive is already a feat in itself.

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    A tribute to floral Thailand

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 18/12/2014

    » Beautiful flowers never fail to fascinate. Besides the country's landscaped gardens, there are many scenic routes and places in Thailand where you can visit to admire floral beauty. Quite often, the flowers in the wilderness or along the roads, look much livelier and impressive than those in neatly trimmed gardens.

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