What not to miss in Sri Lanka

Whether you’re a history lover, safari-goer or simply want to top up your tan, Sri Lanka has plenty to offer.

Enjoy the journey: Sri Lanka by rail

All aboard!

South Korea: the time is now!

Five reasons to consider this brilliant country for your next Asian adventure.

“The Most Beautiful Country in the World”: Kyrgyzstan’s natural splendour

With stupefying landscapes to explore, marked by the remnants of ancient tribes and Silk Road travellers, Kyrgyzstan is the perfect place to roam wild.

Mosques, mausoleums and madrasas: our favourite Silk Road sights

Discover our favourite sights along one of the most important trading routes in history.

The best temples in Taiwan

From huge decorative complexes to small colourful shrines, check out our guide to the best temples in Taiwan.

Conservation on the mind: the best wildlife reserves in China

From alligator hotspots to national parks, China is prioritising conservation like never before.

Better than blossoms: Japan’s Kuroshima Cow Festival

Arm-wrestling cats, defecating cattle and the chance to win your very own cow – Jo Davey takes the bull by the horns at this quintessentially Japanese bovine festival.

Spotted in the wild: where to see Sri Lanka’s ‘Big Five’

From sloth bears to sperm whales, Sri Lanka is home to some of the most remarkable wildlife on the planet.

The loveliness of Luang Prabang

Kirsten Hamilton-Sturdy shares the highlights of Luang Prabang, Laos, including the local temples, markets and boat excursions.

Understanding Uzbekistan: what to read, watch and do before you visit

Get to know Uzbekistan before you travel there.

Saints alive: the best of Georgia’s monasteries

From delicately built churches to cave-city complexes.

A land where mountains and mankind meet

Tajikistan’s tourism industry is taking on a new focus, one that brings its breathtaking landscapes to life through a millennia of history.

Uncovering Kyrgyzstan: the land of myths and mountains

Exploring the country’s cultural heritage, from Silk Road monuments to deeply ingrained nomadic traditions.

A land of untouched remoteness: exploring the Gobi Desert

Welcome to the world’s most northerly desert.