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These Are the Coolest New Wellness Concepts in Asia

5 luxury brands with new resorts or programs offering high-octane healing in the plushest of places.

Hotels & Resorts

Wyndham Grand Nai Harn Beach Phuket

The brand’s first resort-style property is a gateway to Nai Harn Beach.

Tips & News

Win a 4-Night, Full-Board Stay at Kurumba Maldives

We’ve teamed up with Kurumba Maldives to offer a four-night stay at their postcard-perfect resort, including a full meal plan and roundtrip transfers from Male Velana International Airport.

Inspiration

T+L Hometown Hit List: Thailand

We asked our insiders for their favorite places to travel domestically. Veronica Inveen tells us what’s tops in Thailand.

Culture

5 Must-See Exhibits at Bangkok Art Biennale

If you haven’t visited the exhibits yet, you have until the end of next month.

Hotels & Resorts

This Grand Dame Has Reopened and Its Wellness Program Will Solve All Your New Year’s Resolutions

Forget lullabies, we’d rather be rocked to sleep by a massage and a sound bath.

Tips & News

These 7 people totally beat us at the quarantine game

Thinking about extending that Christmas break in that five-star hotel? How about for five months? Meet three families who spent quarantine like Eloise at The Plaza.

Tips & News

This Airline Parodies 1980s Song ‘Safety Dance’ for A Hilariously Amazing Music Video

We’ll never forget our masks again.

Meet Your New Favorite Bangkok Bar

BKK Social Club brings the smooth glam and cocktail culture of Buenos Aires to the Chao Phraya

Food & Drink

THESE ARE OUR 5 FAVORITE PIZZAS IN MANILA #TLASIAPIZZAWEEK

Sure, the pineapple pizza might be the statistical top-seller in the Philippines but these 5 boutique pizzerias offer artisanal pies that elicit a “chef’s kiss.”

Food & Drink

These Are Our 5 Favorite Pizzas in Shanghai #TLAsiaPizzaWeek

Regardless of where you stand on the polarizing pineapple debate, you’ll be hard pressed to find a resident of Shanghai who disagrees that it has a real pizza scene bursting with flavor.

Food & Drink

Lockdown May Be Over, But the Restaurant Industry is Still Hurting—Here’s How to Help

Starved of customers since March, the restaurant industry is in dire straits. These local initiatives around the region are hoping to help out.

Food & Drink

Chef’s Table: Lennox Hastie’s 5 rules for cooking with fire

The modern master of grilling shares his tips on how to barbecue like a boss.

Hotels & Resorts

137 Pillars House, Chiang Mai

This historic Chiang Mai hotel combines effortless luxury with romantic callbacks.

Hotels & Resorts

10/10 Recommend Astrotourism for Post-Pandemic Travel

These days, more travelers are gazing at the skies than taking to them in airplanes. Dark Sky Parks, telescope meetups and bioluminescent zones herald the dawn of Asia’s astrotourism.

Tips & News

Bangkok’s Tallest Building is Offering Roof-Top Exercise Classes

If a HIIT class 78-floors above ground won’t make you sweat, we’re not sure what will.

Shop

3 New Travel-Related Books to Keep You Inspired

A top chef’s pastry cookbook, a guide to eco-travel and an industry-supporting collection of the world’s best hotel experiences.

Food & Drink

How to Pair Natural Wine with Vegan Pasta

A more Earth- and body-friendly version of the heaven-sent combo you love.

Hotels & Resorts

When Your Island Vacation Gets Poured On

When you’ve been stuck in a studio apartment for the greater portion of the year, horror-movie-thick cloud coverage and ocean horizons murky with sheets of rain can only do so much to ruin a trip.

Hotels & Resorts

Pair your Bangkok Staycation with a Glam Burlesque Dinner

Park Hyatt Bangkok’s birthday celebration will be next-level glam.

Food & Drink

The Meatchop Butcher & Spirits

This stylish steak mecca brings laid-back Brooklyn vibes to Bangkok’s CBD.

Food & Drink

Durian Cream and Butter Cheese—5 Krispy Kreme Flavors Around Asia

When in doubt, donut it out.

Culture

The Essential Guide to Taking on Tokyo Like a Local

Enter your next Tokyo trip as an in-the-know local.

Food & Drink

How Lockdown in Bangkok Gave Me a Renewed Appreciation for Local Restaurants

With malls and bars closed during lockdown, we deepened our love for local eating in Bangkok.

Food & Drink

Our Editor Gets a Lesson in Cooking the Perfect Steak (Video)

“It’s like butter.”

Food & Drink

Rediscovering Singapore’s Local Restaurants After Lockdown

How lockdown deepened our love for local eating in some of Southeast Asia’s foodie hubs.

Hotels & Resorts

These Hotels Are Offering T+L Readers Exclusive Discounts

With lockdowns easing, the tantalizing call of distant shores is made even more alluring by these exclusive T+L reader deals.

Tips & News

A Country-By-Country Guide to Coronavirus Recovery in Asia

Here’s when and where you might be able to travel again in Asia.

Tips & News

Ring in a New Year in July With This Astral Livestreaming Event

Celebrate Maori New Year with a stargazing livestream over Lake Tekapo.

Hotels & Resorts

Brisbane Might Be Australia’s New Coolest City

A flourish of hip new hotels, dining spots and micro-bars sees Queensland’s once-dismissed capital on course to become one of Australia’s coolest cities.

Tips & News

21 Questions with Jeninne Lee-St. John, T+L SEA’s New Editor in Chief

Raised in Washington, D.C., and having lived in Bangkok for eight years, Jeninne’s got a world of opinions.

Inspiration

5 Day Hikes Outside Metro Manila

When urban living gets claustrophobic, there’s nothing like a hike to lift the spirits.

Hotels & Resorts

Ahangama, a Surf Town in Southern Sri Lanka, Is Giving Us Major Bali Vibes

On the south coast of Sri Lanka a sleepy surf town will have you pondering a sea change.

Hotels & Resorts

This Hotel is Making Pattaya Great Again

A minimalist all-villa retreat brings a sprinkling of class to the outskirts of Pattaya.

Food & Drink

Your First Fine-Dining Meal Post-Pandemic Should Be at This Neo-Indian Restaurant

Each dish on their transportive tasting menu is not only stick-to-your-bones good, but also uses ingredients from their urban garden and upcountry farm.

Tips & News

This Auction Give You the Chance to Travel and Eat with the World’s Best Chefs

All funds raised will provide financial relief for restaurants and bars worldwide.

Tips & News

These Are the World’s Most Expensive Cities to Live in 2020

Hong Kong comes out on top, again.

Tips & News

Drone Footage Captures More Than 64,000 Turtles Near the Great Barrier Reef

The mesmerizing aerial footage shows the sea turtles swimming along the Great Barrier Reef towards the shores of North Queensland to lay eggs.

Culture

Central Vietnam Through the Eyes of A T+L Photographer

Armchair travel to the streets of Central Vietnam through these wanderlust-inducing snaps by Andrew Faulk.

Hotels & Resorts

RIP Hotel Breakfast Buffets—You’ll Be Dearly Missed

Every morning was Christmas morning when a breakfast buffet awaited.

Tips & News

The Maldives is Reopening July 1

A little island time may not be as far off as you thought.

Culture

A Giant Wave Crashes Over Seoul in This Trippy Art Installation

‘The Wave’ is the world’s largest anamorphic illusion.

Inspiration

If the Philippines Wasnt Already On Your Post-Pandemic Travel List, It Will Be Now

We are SO ready for a Palawan sunset.

Inspiration

Go Ahead, Start Planning Your Next Trip to Japan

The emergency decree is ending and coronavirus cases in Japan are waning, so naturally we’ve started to plan our next trip.

Tips & News

Tourism Australia has Absolutely Nailed Their Newest Campaign Video

Amidst a global pandemic, Tourism Australia effectively encourages us to stay in, but also reminds us of the world that awaits.

Tips & News

Singapore Is Deploying Robot Dogs To Help Enforce Social Distancing

This is not the kind of dog you want to pet.

Inspiration

T+L Editors On Their Favorite Stories That Have Run in the Past Year

Past trips aren’t the only thing we’ve been reminiscing about. Here are the T+L articles from the past year that our editors loved a little extra.

Tips & News

8 Wellness Experts On How To Have A Day of Self-Care From Home

We reached out to some of the experts in charge of the top hotel wellness programs to get advice on how we can recenter while quarantined at home.

Food & Drink

5 Bartenders Around the Region Share What They’ve Been Drinking at Home

Happy hour lives on.

Tips & News

Shanghai Disney is Reopening Next Week

Shanghai Disney opens next week, and suddenly the world feels less bleak.

Culture

This Recipe for Pad Thai Will Cure All of Your Quarantine Woes

Classic Thai comfort food from one of the country’s most beloved Michelin-starred chefs, Thitid “Ton” Tassanakajohn

Tips & News

This T+L Photographer Spent Two Weeks in Government Quarantine

When Thai national Charles Dharapak left Jakarta to return to Bangkok, he had no idea he wouldn’t get home until 14 days later.

Culture

What Lockdown Looks Like for 10 People Around the Globe

Apart, but somehow not alone. Here’s what lockdown looks like for 10 people across the globe.

Culture

The Guggenheim Museum Has Released More Than 200 Art Books Online

Dive deep into the work of everyone from Picasso to Rothko.

Food & Drink

Escape to the Philippines With This Recipe For Bicol Express Chicken

Food might be our favorite way to escape outside our homes these days. Here, a writer muses about the Philippines’ region of Bicol and offers her recipe on zesty Bicol Express Chicken.

Inspiration

What We’re Reading—Our Editors Share Their Favorite Books

Add these to your quarantine reading list.

Tips & News

Online Airbnb Experiences Might Be Our New Favorite Way to Spend Time in Lockdown

These experiences feel a whole lot more productive than watching Netflix all day.

Tips & News

Going Stir-Crazy? Escape With a Virtual Tour of Thailand

Tourism Authority of Thailand offers a little dose of escapism.

Culture

The T+L Guide to Japanese Wine

Japanese viticulture might seem new and strange, but Koshu grape-cultivation has been around for centuries. We take a tasting tour of a wine country you’ve probably never considered.

Shooting Bhutan on Film

If taking pictures old school on a roll of film is a way to slow things down, is there a better place to shoot than Bhutan, a nation partly rooted in a different era and yet also far ahead on the learning curve?

Culture

Thai Elephants Are COVID-19’s Unlikely Victims

Northern Thailand’s elephant rescue sanctuaries are taking a big hit from the demise of the tourism industry.

Tips & News

8 PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHER WHO HAS SHOT THE MOST COVERS FOR US

There’s never been a better time to hone your photography skills. Here, professional photographer Scott A. Woodward offers his top tips on how to get the shot.

Culture

These Are the Places that We Can’t Wait to Travel Back To

As soon as we can fly, these are the trips we’ll be (re)taking.

Hotels & Resorts

Bangkok Hotels Are Turning Rooms Into Office Spaces

This might be your solution to getting work done without distractions from your children…or the fridge.


Culture

8 Photos That Make Us Miss the Bustle of Bangkok

Fine, we’ll admit it: we miss the chaos.

Tips & News

Six Senses is Offering a 10-Week Virtual Marine Biology Course for Kids

You can’t take that family vacation to the Maldives right now, but you and your kids can still study the archipelago’s marine life.

Food & Drink

Jakarta’s Food Scene is on the Rise

A strong metric for charting regional capitals is by the sophistication of their food scenes. We loosen our belts and makes a case for the heretofore underrated Indonesian metropolis.

Tips & News

Take a Virtual Tour of the Most Beautiful Cherry Blossoms Around the World

We may all be stuck indoors, but, thanks to Google Earth, we can still experience the dreamy pink trees from our couches.

Where to Travel as a Family in 2020

Even time-honored family-travel mainstays can lose their shine—in which case, get inspired by these up-and-coming kid-friendly destinations.

Hotels & Resorts

When Your Travel Companion to a New Luxury Hotel in Phuket is A Preschooler

A new all-suite resort on Phuket’s Kamala Beach proves penthouses aren’t just for lovers.

Culture

This Tour Company is Celebrating Radical Feminism

Unexpected destinations maybe, but what’s certain is that these journeys enrich both the travelers and the locals they interact with.

Inspiration

The Newest and Most Luxurious Ways to Cruise the Chao Phraya River

A fleet of luxury boats is plying Bangkok with some of the classiest cocktail hours in town and meals that’ll sate the most selective sailors.

Food & Drink

This Fine Diner is Making Sure Nobody in Bangkok Goes Hungry

Chef DK of Haoma is serving thousands of meals a days to jobless people and families in Bangkok.

Hotels & Resorts

Kyoto: Eat, Sleep, Repeat

A cheat sheet to the newest hotels and restaurants in the imperial city.

Food & Drink

Asia’s 50 Best Straight to Your Doorstep

Here’s how to eat at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, even if you’re under lockdown.

Culture

A Note From Our Editor in Chief

We’re all in this together.

Culture

10 of the Most Colorful Places in Asia

Happier days are ahead! For now, virtually escape to these 10 cheerful places.

Hotels & Resorts

A Stay at Bulgari Hotel Shanghai is the Most Luxurious Way to Ease Back into Life in China

Holing up has us dreaming of La Mer and Michelin stars at one of Shanghai’s most luxe recent openings.

Food & Drink

These are the Most Absurdly Delicious Dishes We’ve Eaten Recently

Quarantining has the T+L staff daydreaming of many things (social interaction?) but especially these dishes.

Culture

Here’s How to Gear Up for the Olympics in Tokyo

The best way to gear up for the Tokyo Olympics? Three days of intensive training in sport and culture. Just keep your gloves on.

Hotels & Resorts

Sangha Retreat in Shanghai is a Next-Level Wellness Resort

There are wellness resorts and then there’s Sangha Retreat, just two hours outside of Shanghai. We check-in for a relaxing escape, only to find healing in unexpected ways.

Food & Drink

A Gastro-Tour of Manila

On a food-driven tour of Manila, we uncover a few new takes on Filipino food, cooked up by the city’s most innovative restaurants.

Hotels & Resorts

Counting Pools at the New Apurva Kempinski Bali

It’s hard to make a multi-hundred-room hotel feel like home. So, major props to The Apurva Kempinksi Bali, awash in great vibes, feel-good design, a mystifyingly cozy feel—and almost too many pools to count.

Food & Drink

Nahmyaa

Elegant Thai food with serious flavor at COMO Yamu Point.

Hotels & Resorts

COMO Point Yamu

Located on the tip of Yamu Point, COMO Yamu Point gives way to 180-degree views of the Andaman Sea.

Tips & News

It isn’t All Bad if You’re Stuck in Southeast Asia Because of COVID-19

It’s a surprisingly splendid time to travel domestically.

Hotels & Resorts

This Hotel is Putting Kuala Lumpur’s Underappreciated Chow Kit Neighborhood on the Map

An ode to Kuala Lumpur’s underground, The Chow Kit weaves retro design and contemporary art into one of the city’s prettiest hotels.

Tips & News

Air New Zealand Wants Their Economy Passengers to Have Access to Flat Beds

Who said sleeping pods were only for first class and business travelers?

Culture

Shooting the Serengeti: 10 Photos that Missed the Cut (but we still love)

In our March issue, photographer Scott A Woodward takes a walk through the Serengeti with Editor in Chief Christopher Kucway. They came back with more photos that could fit in the magazine, here are a few favorites that didn’t make the cut.

Culture

Reasons to Travel in March

T+L’s monthly selection of trip-worthy places, experiences and events.

Food & Drink

These Bartender-Recommended Regional Spirits are the Souvenirs You Should Actually Be Taking Home

Rojak gin? Fancy Thai rum? Bring these bottles home instead of the elephant print pants.

Food & Drink

Our Favorite New(ish) Bar Openings

From a funky wine spot in Hong Kong to a bar inspired by Indian heritage in Singapore, these are the new spots where you’ll probably find us drinking these days.

Hotels & Resorts

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

Just 15 minutes from Phuket International Airport, this luxury, family-friendly resort is a gateway to the pristine beach of Mai Khao.

Spa

Three New Purveyors of Vedic-Inspired Healing

Three new purveyors of wellness have sprouted up around the region with their own modernized takes on ancient health and beauty wisdom.

Food & Drink

Bangkok’s Multi-Stellar Michelin Masters

The long waiting lists at these restaurants are worth the wait.

Hotels & Resorts

Passage to Lan Ha—Halong Bay’s Quieter Waters

A new luxury ship with a focus on wellness carries cruisers to a quiet corner of Halong Bay, promising a mindful journey through 500 million years of history—if that thought gets too heavy for you, just faceplant on a massage table and commune with working out your kinks instead.

Hotels & Resorts

Potato Head Studios

Ending 2019 on a high note, the final piece of the Desa Potato Head puzzle opens this month. Nestled among the village, the floating ring is lifted by reinforcements and houses 168 guest rooms and a sunset bar.

Hotels & Resorts

Rosewood Hong Kong

Opened in March 2019, this showstopper has staked its claim as the crown jewel of arts-and-design district Victoria Dockside.

Hotels & Resorts

The St. Regis Hong Kong

Designer André Fu has worked his magic once again at The St. Regis Hong Kong, weaving the brand’s familiar trademarks— Art-Deco touches, a Prohibition era–styled bar— into a new design template set to serve as the archetype for future properties.

Hotels & Resorts

Anantara Hoi An

On the banks of the Thu Bon River, this little colonial portico–lined haven is conveniently tucked just a couple of blocks from the center of old town, so you can retreat to its garden pool when touristing gets too hot at midday then head back out for dinner. hoi-an.anantara.com

Hotels & Resorts

InterContinental Danang Sun

Cascading down the Son Tra Peninsula, this Bill Bensley-designed carnival-chic resort deserves its reputation as one of Vietnam’s finest.

Hotels & Resorts

Hyatt Regency Danang

Although expansive, there’s scope for intimacy at this excellent luxury all-rounder.

Hotels & Resorts

The Inside House, Chiang Mai

With plenty of pretty stays on offer in Chiang Mai, Thailand’s hub for boutique hotels, few stand out like this Lanna colonial-style house.

Hotels & Resorts

The New Aman in Kyoto is Just as Serene as You’d Expect

Set in old forest amid history-laden north Kyoto, a new Aman wants you to do little more than wander, contemplate and explore both its own vast grounds and the neighborhood it calls home.

Hotels & Resorts

Baring It All at Hoshinoya Guguan

Hoshinoya’s newest resort in the Taiwanese hot-spring town of Guguan invited relaxation and good qi.

Culture

Exploring Tibet’s Kham Region

Tibet’s little-known Kham is a river-bound region where everyday life takes on the air of mythology. Crisscrossing the grasslands and mountain ranges, Rachna Sachasinh finds nomadic traditions holding their own against the inflow of modernity.

Food & Drink

We Went to Japan For A Citrus-Focused Tour

Squeezed into whisky or steeped in a bath— Japanese citrus works its magic on us.

Inspiration

5 Reasons to Travel in November

T+L’s monthly selection of trip-worthy places, experiences and events.

Hotels & Resorts

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

This is the city’s most historic and celebrated luxury address, in the most salubrious part of Hanoi, next to the Opera House.

Culture

Discovering Batanes in the Philippines’ Verdant North

At the top of the Philippines is a clutch of windswept islands where the bonds of community have been forged by the elements. In verdant Batanes, Stephanie Zubiri dances among lighthouses, absorbs lessons from tribal elders and just lets go.

Hotels & Resorts

Watching Wild Antelope and Cheetahs on an Emirati Desert Island

Just off the coast of Abu Dhabi is an enchanting wildlife reserve with 8,000 years of human history. Jeninne Lee-St. John heads to a resort island where it’s hard to tell your sitting room from the savannah.

Inspiration

This Hidden Sabah beach Is a Diver’s Paradise

A little-known north Borneo beach is Sabah’s best alternative diving spot, writes Marco Ferrarese, who asks that you keep Mengkabar Bay to yourself—and don’t disturb the tarsiers.

Culture

Japan’s Sado Island Is a Trip Back to the Country’s Golden Age

Off the west coast of Japan, Adam H. Graham visits Sado Island seeking an immersion in the nation’s golden age, and discovers a shingle-roofed, pine-ridged, Midcentury time capsule.

Food & Drink

Change is Brewing: The Women Who Are Transforming Asia’s Craft Beer Industry

Craft beer isn’t the sole domain of men anymore. Across Asia, trailblazing female brewers are transforming the industry.

Tips & News

A Chat With Author Viet Thanh Nguyen

Literature allows us to explore the world as much as any of our trips, says author Viet Thanh Nguyen, who explains that he longs for the day he can visit Asia just for the sheer joy of travel.

Hotels & Resorts

A Stay at Singapore’s Capitol Kempinski

The Capitol Kempinksi Hotel Singapore is a cozy complex spanning three historic buildings. Jeninne Lee-St.John makes herself at home.

Culture

Slow Life in Bhutan

While Bhutan continues its march to modernity, many parts of the country are in no hurry to catch up. Lester V. Ledesma mounts an expedition into the eastern frontier.

Culture

The Andaman Hotel Is Helping Save Langkawi’s Sea Cucumber Population

Faced with a rapidly dwindling gamat, or sea cucumber, population, The Andaman Hotel in Langkawi takes the lead to regenerate them.

Culture

Planting for Peace in Vietnam

While its war with America may be long over, Vietnam is still dealing with unexploded ordnance at an all-too-high cost. Now, as Veronica Inveen discovers, there are safe ways any visitor can help out.

Culture

Taking Thailand’s South By Motorcycle

Touring the south of Thailand on a vintage motorcycle is a chance for Duncan Forgan to get a true taste of the region and its limestone karsts, abandoned beaches and more than a plate or two of spicy food.

Inspiration

Canggu is the Bali of Your Dreams

With a prolific population of creative, locally-minded cool kids, the place to be in Bali right now is surf town Canggu.

Inspiration

Here’s Why Taiwanese Whisky Should Be On Your Radar

Taiwan might not be the first locale that comes to mind when speaking of whisky. But Duncan Forgan seeks out the water of life here, and finds its single-malt expressions maturing mighty finely.

Hotels & Resorts

Azerai La Residence, Hue

Formerly the manor of a French governor during colonial times, La Residence retains a stately grandeur befitting its 1930 build.

Hotels & Resorts

This Might Be Penang’s Most Creative Accommodation

In George Town, there’s a meal of a different sort at Hikayat, a sleek one-stop-shop for literature, creativity and Penang’s latest, most artsy accommodation.

Inspiration

The Eastern Side of Koh Lanta Is the Perfect Quiet Island Getaway

The eastern shore of Koh Lanta offers a more subdued take on the popular Thai island, writes Joe Cummings, who is already daydreaming of his next visit.

Food & Drink

Butter and Bubbles Are Aplenty at This Restaurant That Boasts Bangkok’s First Michelin Three-Starred Chef

An ambitious new restaurant boasts Bangkok’s first Michelin three-starred chef on the floor—and up in the clouds.

Culture

Traversing Vietnam and Discovering History, Culture, and Top-Notch Resorts

New resorts in remote places highlight Vietnam’s diverse natural beauty while always keeping sight of its layered history and culture. We cover a millennium in a three-stop trip from top to bottom tip.

Food & Drink

These New Singapore Bars Are Mixing Up Some Seriously Creative Cocktails

From saucy to wacky, cleverly concocted cocktails are bringing kitchen techniques behind the bar.

Culture

A Walk Through Manila’s Chinatown

A walk through Manila’s Chinatown reveals its blended cultural identity and the legacies—places of worship, dishes to worship—of the Chinese Filipinos.

Hotels & Resorts

Shishi-Iwa House in Nagano is an Architecture Buff’s Dream

On the way to Nagano and far from the metropolis that is Tokyo, there’s a new address that’s meant to stir your creative juices. At the very least, it will calm your day.

Hotels & Resorts

This Luxurious Jungle Camp in Cambodia Should Be Your Next Destination

Glamping is so last season. Come fly away to a luxe, cunningly conversationist jungle book in the heart of Cambodia.

Hotels & Resorts

A New Island Resort in China is a Lesson in Luxury

A new addition on an empty swathe of China’s otherwise crowded coastal hub offers a chance to see Hainan island as more than just a developing skyline with ocean views. Eloise Basuki checks into the Capella Sanya and experiences a five-star version of local life.

Culture

Timor-Leste: Paradise Yet Untouched

Twenty years after its hard-won independence, Timor-Leste is only just beginning to open up its natural landscape to the region. Exploring every corner of Southeast Asia’s youngest country, Sophie Raynor discovers the pristine wonders we’ve been missing out on.

Culture

This Luxe Resort Was Inspired by Its Island Site’s Celestial Energy

By Daven Wu. As islands go, the first impression of Ulleungdo tends to be a little underwhelming. Rising out of South Korea’s East Sea, this squat, dark mound of cedar-and juniper-cloaked volcanic rock seems an unlikely dream destination, especially as getting here is, to put it mildly, a major schlep. And yet, for generations, successive waves of […]

Food & Drink

Hong Kong’s Fine-Dining Vegetarian Scene Offers Food for Thought

Hong Kong may love its meat, but these fine-dining chefs are planting the seeds to a green revolution, making high-end vegetarian and vegan menus that offer food for thought.

Culture

How to Spend a Weekend in Vientiane

Often considered a gateway town, Vientiane is an underrated destination in its own right. Laurel Tuohy wanders its heritage streets and finds hip new hangouts that are reinvigorating the city.

Culture

Bintan’s Roads Less Traveled

Bintan is known as a resort paradise, with many visitors never straying far from their hotels’ manicured grounds. But the island’s diversity makes for a pastoral family trip.

Hotels & Resorts

Finding Inner Peace at Vietnam’s Most Spiritual Resort

Following the well-trod pilgrim path to Vietnam’s most spiritual peak, features editor Eloise Basuki spends a few nights at Yen Tu mountain’s new designer resort, a sprawling palace that honors the mountain’s regal history.

Hotels & Resorts

These 6 Design Hotels Are Millennial-Approved

Low-budget, high-design, next-gen hotels have begun to sweep Asia, an on-trend fit for digital nomads, flashpackers and aesthetes alike.

Hotels & Resorts

These Are Our Favorite Business Hotels Around Asia

Traveling on the job doesn’t have to be boxy and boring. These upscale hotels do the hard work for you, leaving more time to enjoy your surroundings.

Food & Drink

8 Bangkok Restaurants Redefining a Genre

We’re just going to come right out and say it: Bangkok’s dining scene has never been more delicious or compelling than it is right now.

Spa

You Can Now Get a Bloody Mary-Inspired Spa Treatment

Brunch’s favorite cocktail has made its way from the bar menu to the spa menu at the St. Regis Bali. Veronica Inveen checks in for a booze-infused treatment that redefines happy hour.

Food & Drink

Inside Tokyo’s Hidden Restaurants

It takes an expert to find some of Tokyo’s finest restaurants, which is why we asked photographer Shinsuke Matsukawa to take us on a visual tour of covert izakayas and tempura speakeasies.

Tips & News

These 6 Secret Beaches in Australia Are an Escape from the Crowds

Flaunting 60,000 kilometers of sun-kissed coast, Australia is awash in beaches. Those in the know don’t need to share the sand.

Hotels & Resorts

6 Hotels Perfect for a Family Vacation

We know it’s no easy feat to vacation with multiple people, ages and energy levels, so here are some of our favorite hotels where everyone can get their kicks.

Tips & News

How to Make the Most of Your Long Layover

Multi-hour transits don’t have to be a drag—squeeze in a little extra sightseeing with free transit tours offered by some of Asia’s busiest airports.

Inspiration

Perth Coming of Age

On the shore of Western Australia, once-sleepy Perth is coming of age as a new culinary and creative destination.

Hotels & Resorts

Small-Town Surfing Center Siargao Island Needs to Be on Your Radar

If small-town surfing center Siargao island isn’t already on your radar, it will be very soon. Jeninne Lee-St. John propellers out to the eastern edge of the Philippines, where hand-woven hammocks hang on still-empty sands, laissez-faire beach life sets the tone at bars, in boutique hotels and on the breaks—and the pacific currents roll in uninterrupted.

Food & Drink

This May Be Saigon’s Hottest Suburb

A once-sleepy suburb of Saigon is coaxing art lovers, shoppers, and even the scenesters and socialites away from downtown.

Culture

The Hottest Dining Spots in Newly Michelin-Minted Guangzhou

The Michelin Guide may have only just set its stars on this foodie port of southern China, but Cathy Adams finds a city that has long been loved for its hot plates.

Culture

Rosewood Luang Prabang

From the balcony of her luxury tent above the forested hillside at Rosewood Luang Prabang, Eloise Basuki gets a new perspective on the former capital of Laos, and finds there’s plenty to discover beyond the town’s heritage quarters.

Hotels & Resorts

Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

With its coveted location overlooking the Royal Bangkok Sports Club, the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok is an impressive debut for the esteemed hotel brand in Southeast Asia.

Food & Drink

5 Michelin-Recommended Dishes in Bangkok You Can Actually Afford

Michelin Guide inspectors trawled the city for its best fine dining, but they also recognized 35 Bib Gourmands—good value, consistently quality meals. Several holes-in-the-wall made the list, teeing up a great primer on Bangkok street food. Here are five of our favorites.

Tips & News

4 Apps to Help Combat Flying Fears

Get butterflies as soon as the plane leaves the gate? This collection of apps will help ease your flying fears, so you can relax and enjoy the ride.

Culture

Meditative State: Cruising Burma’s Irrawaddy River on the Road to Mandalay

Channel your inner Buddha on a Belmond cruise through Burma.

Hotels & Resorts

The Four Seasons Nam Hai Resort

A rebranding has only enhanced the status of the Nam Hai as perhaps Vietnam’s preeminent top-end property.

Culture

The Tropical Spirit of Southern Sri Lanka

Southern Sri Lanka’s newest wave of hotels carries on the simple, sustainable and hybrid spirit of Ceylon’s most famous native son, architect Geoffrey Bawa.

Food & Drink

Snap Shot: Coffee and a Slice of History

A retro cafe in the heart of the city is just one reason verdant Dalat evokes the romance of old Vietnam.

Hotels & Resorts

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

With its prime location on Hong Kong Island overlooking passing ships in Victoria Harbour, this elegant grande dame offers guests easy access to everything the SAR has to offer.

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The Mulia

Though there’s no shortage of over-the-top indulgent hotels in Bali these days, The Mulia stands out from the pack thanks to a series of thoughtful, inventive touches.

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Park Hyatt Siem Reap

This five-star stunner aims to preserve the distinctly Khmer aesthetic of its former incarnation, while adding updated amenities and modern touches. The 104 guestrooms and 13 suites come fitted with thoughtful additions.

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Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort

Given the quantity and caliber of hotels in Nusa Dua, resorts in the region face some stiff competition. Fortunately, the stylish Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort delivers in spades, with 415 rooms (including 39 suites and 17 villas) overlooking the Indian Ocean.

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Anantara Uluwatu Resort

With its dramatic setting atop a limestone cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean, Anantara Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa offers an impressive refuge from which to take in the sights of Bali.

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The Okura Prestige Bangkok

Occupying the top floors of an energy-efficient building near Bangkok’s embassy row, the Okura Prestige offers a clean, modern design that incorporates Thai artistic influences with Japanese functionality.

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SO Sofitel Bangkok

Abutting Rama IV and Sathorn Road in the capital’s frenetic financial district, this much-hyped property is geared toward artsy, style-minded types as much as business travelers—check-ins are done via iPads and in-room tech amenities are powered by Apple Mac mini.

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The Bulgari Resort Bali

Nestled between the cliff and the ocean at more than 150 meters above sea level, the 59-villa property offers views of the Indian Ocean and access to a 1.5 kilometer–long beach via an inclined elevator.

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The St. Regis Bangkok

In keeping with the St. Regis ethos, the property melds unabashed opulence with tasteful restraint.

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Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

Call it King Kong. The tallest building in Hong Kong and the fourth tallest in the world—designed by Kohn Pederson Fox Associates—is also the site of the highest hotel: the Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong.

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The Peninsula Bangkok

This legend, with a loyal fan base, has been voted one of the world’s best hotels by T+L readers more than once. A paragon of understated elegance, the hotel is famous for its impeccable service and riverside restaurant.

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Four Seasons Sayan

Entrances don’t get much more dramatic than this: from the driveway a footbridge suspended 25 meters above a velvet-green gorge connects to an elliptical lotus pond set on the rooftop of the resort and descends into the 180-degree-view lobby.

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Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay

Perched atop a cliff at the southern tip of Jimbaran Bay, this Four Seasons is, expectedly, luxurious and dramatic.

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W Bali – Seminyak

Nestled along the shores of Seminyak, Bali’s upscale enclave, the beachfront W Bali – Seminyak eschews literalism when it comes to traditional Balinese design.

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The Siam Kempinski

Despite its proximity to the city’s buzzing shopping district, this city-resort feels like an oasis with its 401 guest rooms and suites set amid lush landscaped gardens and cascading water features.

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Banyan Tree Bangkok

Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts excel when it comes to spas and the Bangkok outpost is no exception. Partaking in one of their holistic treatments with a sweeping panorama of the skyline is truly an indulgent experience.

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Ayana Resort & Spa Bali

Beach retreats are aplenty in Bali, but what sets Ayana Resort & Spa apart from the crowd is its secluded clifftop location and majestic surrounds on Jimbaran Bay.

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The Sukhothai Bangkok

The Sukhothai hotel takes its name from the capital of Thailand’s first kingdom, which means the “Dawn of Happiness” in English. The city inspired a golden age of Siamese architecture.

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Mandarin Oriental Hotel Bangkok

For more than 130 years distinguished travelers have followed the legendary Chao Phraya River, through the heart of Bangkok, to the doors of one of the world’s most luxurious hotels, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok.

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Belmond Governor’s Residence, Yangon

Built in 1920, Belmond Governor’s Residence emanates style and history in a delightful setting. It is a beautiful, imposing Burmese two-story mansion built as the official home of one of the governor’s from the southern states of the country.

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Four Seasons Resort Langkawi

Set on Tanjung Rhu, one of the island’s best beaches, Four Seasons Resort Langkawi combines indigenous architecture with gracious service in a resort experience unmatched in Malaysia.

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InterContinental Bali Resort

Ideal for families or couples looking for a getaway, InterContinental Bali Resort is surrounded by 14 hectares of lush tropical foliage interspersed with authentic Indonesian-style stone statues.

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Belmond La Residence Phou Vao

Perched on Phou Vao, the Hill of Kites, and ringed by 3.5 hectares of its own lush greenery, La Résidence prides itself on being a quiet sanctuary.

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The Strand Yangon

Originally built in 1901, The Strand Hotel stands for all that were wondrous and opulent in a bygone era. Restored to its former glory, the Victorian-styled Strand combines the charms of the 1920s and 1930s with modern-day amenities.

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The St. Regis Bali Resort

Nestled on the pristine beach in the stunning enclave of Nusa Dua, The St. Regis Bali Resort offers unparalleled access to a world of exquisite living.