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The 5 Strangest Attractions in Asia

For those who are not amused by the gleaming mountain tops of China’s snowy Chogori Peak, the historic behemoth of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, or the increasingly spectacular skyline of Kuala Lumpur, there are other reasons to visit Asia than the everyday destinations that bring in millions upon millions of tourists every year.

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April 12, 2012 by | 0 Comments

Meet Private Guide Gett in Chiang Mai!

Chiang Mai private guide

Meet Somyot Chamnanrith, one of Viator’s local experts in Chiang Mai, Thailand (and a highly rated licensed tour guide you’ll find at Viator Private Tour Guides).

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April 10, 2012 by | 0 Comments

8 Amazing Cultural Experiences in Japan

Sumo wrestling

Japan’s unique cultural mix of ancient traditions and fast evolving modern subcultures makes it an exceptionally interesting place to visit. This is a country where you can spend the afternoon at an elegant historical tea ceremony and the evening at a loud, blinking internet cafe and come away with an understanding of two important aspects of Japanese culture. There’s a lot to explore and learn about, which can be hard with limited time so here are eight simple ways to experience the rich culture of Japan.

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April 2, 2012 by | 0 Comments

Top Places in Vietnam That Are Not Hanoi or Saigon

Nha Trang

Sure, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) are spectacular, but there’s much more to Vietnam than just those two destinations. Vietnam is filled to the brim with exotic sandy beaches, untapped cultural landmarks and all the rural culture you can handle, from the absolutely stunning beaches and growing nightlife of Nha Trang, to the historical old town of beautiful Hoi An. For those with the adventurer’s sense of traveling, there are more than enough reasons to extend your stay in Vietnam. Here are our top places in Vietnam that are not in Hanoi or Saigon.

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March 27, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Top Things to Do in Hong Kong

Hong Kong reminds me of urban landscapes from cyberpunk novels. It’s all grime and glitz with narrow, twisting alleyways the color of sepia, mile-high concrete block buildings, and mirrored office towers, all bursting from a motley skyline of a billion neon signs. It’s eclectic, fast paced, stylish and modern –- but even so, there are plenty of places to find peace, quiet, and zen in a city park, temple, or monastery.

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March 27, 2012 by | 6 Comments

Five of the Most Beautiful Temples in Southeast Asia

Wat Rong Khun

Southeast Asia has many advantages that make it an ideal destination for international travelers. For one thing, the warm weather makes many of its exotic beaches a prime location. In the cities and on the road, it is also extremely affordable and the big attractions are mostly surrounded by accommodations for any budget. Then, of course, there are the impressive examples of history and modern culture dormant in the ruins and temples that exist today.

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March 26, 2012 by | 4 Comments

[PHOTOS] What to Do With Two Weeks in Malaysia

Malaysia beach

Malaysia is made up of two areas of land separated by over 800km across the South China Sea. Peninsula Malaysia with its 11 states, which borders Thailand to the north and Singapore to the south, and Borneo Malaysia with its two states of Sarawak and Sabah and shares the island with Indonesia to the south and the tiny micro kingdom of Brunei in the north of the island. Both landmasses are as different in geography as they are in culture and one would be forgiven in thinking they were two different countries.

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March 19, 2012 by | 0 Comments

[PHOTOS] Top Delhi Historical Sites

Sikh Temple

As the capital of India, Delhi is home not only to the heart of India’s government, but also features incredible cultural opportunities and shopping at plazas such as Connaught Place. But with record of regular inhabitation since the 6th century BC, the city’s rich and layered history is worth exploring as well. Here are five key historic spots to check out during your time in the capital:

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March 16, 2012 by | 0 Comments

[VIDEO] Hong Kong Island Half Day Tour

The Hong Kong Island Half-Day Tour begins as you leave Central Hong Kong and past Happy Valley, the city’s famous horse racing grounds. The first stop is Aberdeen, a historic fishing community that exists today amongst the glamourous yachts and floating restaurants. Watch the families and fisherman at work from a sampan, a traditional fishing boat, as you cruise through the harbour.

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March 14, 2012 by | 2 Comments

5 Ways to Enjoy the Water in Hanoi, Vietnam

Junk Boat, Halong Bay, Vietnam

Certainly one of the most interesting places to visit in Southeast Asia, Hanoi has come a long way in preserving its colonial and Chinese influence since the 70′s. With a great many places to soak in culture, namely, the Ho Chi Minh Museum, the Presidential Palace, or the Museum of the Vietnamese Revolution, the country’s history and foreign interpretation of it are on its own reasons to visit, but there is so much more, including its famous cuisines and natural landmarks.

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March 13, 2012 by | 3 Comments

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