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Sala Ayutthaya: A Weekend Escape From Bangkok

BY : Zia Hansen | 2016

Ayutthaya is a stunning historical city with a spiritual richness that is now preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Just a 30-minute drive northwest of Bangkok, you can visit Ayutthaya for a quick afternoon excursion, but an overnight stay is...

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Meixi Lake Hotel Sets Down Roots in China's Emerging Hunan Region

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2016

Once a center of agriculture in China, Changsha, located on the Xiang River, was known as an important commercial city in the first millennium BC. Yet after the Sino-Japanese War and 1938 fire, the town was destroyed and captured by the Japanese in...

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4 Amazing Luxury Hotels in the Once-Forgotten City of Yangon

BY : Bennett Stevens | 2015

During British colonial days before World War II and for a brief period in the 1950s, Burma was one of the greatest exotic luxury destinations on earth. And no wonder, with writers and poets like Rudyard Kipling and George Orwell helping to set...

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2016's Top Travel Destination Is...

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2016

According to Mastercard’s annual Global Destinations Cities Index list, Bangkok will hold the title of the world’s number one tourist destination for 2016. The Thai city is projected to receive around 21.47 million international visitors...

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From Singapore to Bangkok on Belmond's 3-Day Train Excursion

BY : Glenn Harris | 2016

Taking place over three days, Belmond’s Eastern and Oriental express train takes travelers from Singapore to Malaysia and ends in Bangkok. The train can accommodate up to 200 passengers, and based on the number of guests, will add or take away...

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Every Maldives Visitor Should Experience These 4 Things

BY : Milaidhoo Maldives | 2016

Sun, sand, and surf—what more could a vacation need? If an island getaway is what you crave, look no further than the island nation of the Maldives. Milaidhoo Island Maldives showcases the best of what the Maldives has to offer, enticing visitors...

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Elephants, Glamping and Al Fresco Spa Treatments in Thailand

BY : Glenn Harris | 2016

Mena, a 35-year-old Indian elephant that was rescued from a Thai logging camp 10 years ago, was my ride for the afternoon. We waded into the Ruak River as my mahout (elephant trainer) barked his orders for her to turn, stop and sit down. The water...

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Dying Here Will Grant You Eternal Life

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2016

It’s been said that if you die in Varanasi you will attain salvation, no matter how you lived your earthly life. This holy land is considered one of the most sacred in the world and is regarded as one of Hinduism’s seven holy cities....

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The New MahaNakhon Becomes Bangkok's Tallest Skyscraper

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2016

Architecture firm Büro Ole Scheeren was reaching for the stars when they designed the MahaNakhon tower, literally. The structure, which was officially introduced to the world on Monday, is now Bangkok's tallest skyscraper. At 1,029...

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The Most Exclusive Shopping Experiences Available in Singapore

BY : The St. Regis Singapore | 2016

The malls, storefronts, designer labels and more in Singapore are enough to give any fashionista a rush. Located one block from Orchard Road, The St. Regis Singapore is a prime location for those that want to stay close to the retail action,...

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An Inside Look at One of World's Oldest, Family-Run Inns

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2014

While hotels nowadays are constantly evolving by getting bigger, grander and more technologically advanced, it’s rare to see a property do the opposite and remain true to its original form and traditions. Having been run by the same family...

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Singapore Luxury Real Estate: Back to a Buyer's Market

BY : Luxify Asia | 2016

Singapore’s luxury real estate market has been experiencing some serious highs and lows over the past few years. In March of 2015 Japanese property developer Katsumi Tada suffered a record-setting loss of over US $11 million...

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