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The Far East

 

With ancient cultures, soaring skyscrapers, mouth-watering cuisines and sublime natural beauty – the Far East delivers something for every traveller. A magical destination where ancient tradition and modernity live side by side; where traditionally-robed Buddhist monks can be seen meditating in the shadow of cutting edge architecture as locals eat noodles with chopsticks whilst checking their mobile phones.


Myanmar (Burma)

For those curious to explore the undiscovered Far East, Myanmar is fast becoming popular tourist destination. Visitors can watch sunsets over the stunning temples of Bagan, and marvel at centuries’ old monuments which have, for so long, remained undiscovered and beautifully untouched.

Set to be ‘the’ destination of the decade, a visit to Myanmar is in some ways like taking a step back in time, with very little having changed since British colonial times.

Be prepared to experience a different way of travelling, as you encounter the unexpected, where tourism in Myanmar is as new to the locals as to the tourists who visit this beautiful and welcoming country.

Those visiting Myanmar should not miss Kuthodaw Pagoda and the World’s Largest Book – an amazing historical gem!


Vietnam

Vietnam is a beautiful, fascinating country with a fascinating and turbulent history. The long tail of Vietnam’s coastal regions are lapped by the warm waters of the South China Sea while in the north, paddy farmers work in vast Red River Delta. Old villas of the French colonial era lend Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) a unique charm, while the legacy of the Vietnam War provides an historical sightseeing trail of international significance.

Northern Vietnam’s number one tourist attraction, Halong Bay, is an incredible vision of ethereal beauty known for its emerald waters and towering limestone islands. It’s recommended that travellers cast away on a traditional junk boat to get the best views of this stunning bay.


China

China is a vast country that has it all – from the man-made wonder of the Great Wall to the natural wonder of the Himalayas and to the new towering man-made edifices that dominate the sky-lines of the vast, bustling modern cities of Shanghai, Hong Kong, Beijing and Xi’an. With the Forbidden Palace, its traditional customs and the modern city skylines, China’s history and future are combine in exciting and unique ways to create untold opportunities.
China offers the very best in cultural highlights and wondrous experiences, including the 8,000 terracotta warriors as well as one of the defining images of China, the Giant Panda, a creature synonymous with the plight of conservation and of the diversity which China has to offer.

Weave through the beauty and splendour of this country with us and experience the ancient and the modern side-by-side, the natural and the developed, the daily life and festivals of this most diverse of countries.


Malaysia

Malaysia is a truly wonderful and exciting country, with a fascinating mix of people, culture, amazing wildlife and with so many temples to visit you’ll get giddy. With vast geographic and cultural variations, you can also expect your taste buds to be tantalised and Malaysia, in particular, is a foodie heaven.

The majority of Malaysia’s population can be divided into three major ethnic groups: Malays, Chinese and Indians and, like many of the world’s greatest cuisines, Malaysian food is a wondrous fusion of this. Dishes in Malaysia are often rich with flavoursome herbs such as lemongrass, tamarind, chillies, ginger and garlic. There is no denial that Malaysian Food is simply delicious.

No holiday to Malaysia is complete without a visit to the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, with the Petronas Towers, street markets, vibrant restaurants and much more.


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