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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.

Curated Connections

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It’s one of the island’s most exclusive properties, but Cappella Ubud is forging links with Balinese communities and culture via immersive guest experiences like Keliki miniature painting classes and herbal medicine making.

Holy Trails

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With epic landscapes and lore that is ancient, complex, and tragic, Armenia offers a visceral historic bonanza that takes in some of Christianity’s most sacred symbols.

KL Four Ways

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Malaysia’s space-age capital is a tasty proposition — and not just because of its spectacular food scene.

Agra Beyond the Taj

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India’s most iconic building hogs the limelight, but the former capital of the Mughal Empire is rich in other highlights.

On the Water’s Edge

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Bangkok’s canals may be quieter than in the days of the city’s heyday as the ‘Venice of the East’ but they are still ripe for exploration by boat.

Writings on the Walls

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Deep in the jungles of Krabi and only accessible via boat lies Phi Hua cave, home to Thailand’s most extensive collection of ancient rock art. Words and pictures by Ronan O’Connell.

Rumble in the Jungle

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The Borneo Jazz Festival returns to Sarawak this month after a two-year ab-sence with a joyfully eclectic program. Marco Ferrarese gets the skinny from Hii Yuh Lin, the festival’s artistic director and a key figure in Malaysia’s live jazz scene.

Tal tales

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Ancient folk traditions such as talchum — a mask dance drama — belie South Korea’s reputation for tech-obsessed modernity

Vintage Bangkok: Where to peruse purchases with a past

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From record shops selling classic vinyl to fascinating flea markets, the Thai capital abounds with charismatic browsing options

Alinja Castle: The Machu Picchu of the Caucasus?

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In a remote corner of Azerbaijan, a ruined crag-top castle site is so dramatic that it’s often compared to the far more famous lost city of the Incas.

Armenia: Here Be Dragons

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In both mythology and in the landscape, dragons are an important part of mythology and history in Armenia. Ancient gods and monolith builders believed that, in Armenia, here be dragons — or rather vishaps.