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Magic in the Mountains

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The perfect antidote to busy Bangkok, Chiang Mai is a charming blend of old and new with a food scene to die for.

Swoop to Conquer

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Once an important form of hunting in a resource-scarce area, falconry retains its status as one of the UAE’s most revered traditions.

Michelin Reveal Gives a Boost to Thailand’s Culinary Scene

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Latest guide listings for the nation include 441 entries including coverage of the previously neglected region of Issan in the country’s northeast.

Swingin’ Party

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A trip to the nature reserve of Gunung Leuser in North Sumatra brings travellers into close — sometimes too close for comfort — contact with a population of resident orangutans. Images by Kit Yeng Chan

Mastering the Crafts

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Japan’s artisanal traditions may date back millennia, but visitors can turn their hand to learning ancient skills through local knowledge.

Roots and Branches

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The city of Ubon Ratchathani in northeast Thailand is flaunting an increasingly hip array of cultural and culinary initiatives thanks to the efforts of entrepreneurial returnees.

Highs on Horseback

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Between the Tian Shan mountain peaks lie arguably the most beautiful stretch of the ancient Silk Road. Peter Elia saddles up to explore the remote area of Kok Kiya.

Slurping Saigon-Style

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Although regarded as a northern invention, pho is as ubiquitous in Ho Chi Minh City as it is in its spiritual home of Hanoi. Here’s how to achieve broth heaven in Vietnam’s southern hub.

Into the Light

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Galungan, a festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil in Hindu mythology, is one of Bali’s most colorful celebrations.

Time for Taipei

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With Taiwan once again open to visitors, it’s the perfect opportunity to delve into the variety of ingredients that make its capital such an enticing destination.

Unearthly Heights

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Steeped in folklore and religious significance, Adam’s Peak in Sri Lanka is a site of pilgrimage for spiritual seekers and adventure lovers alike.

Photos by Chan Kit Yeng

Drive of Your Life

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The mountain pass between Al Hamra and Wadi Bani Awf is one of Oman’s most spectacular roads, but it’s not for the fainthearted. Duncan Forgan dusts down his shaky driving skills to give off-roading a spin.