The Gulf of Thailand is shared among Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Where else in the world can you experience the tropical island beauty of four different countries at once? If you are traveling to Southeast Asia, do not hesitate to consider a trip to one of these islands.
Some mammoth hotels have built a reputation on impressing their guests with palatial, almost galactic dimensions. While such projects are a magnet for tourism, they do not come cheap, with the costs of planning, materials, construction, and manpower regularly reaching into the billions. From world-famous skyscrapers to impossibly lavish casino resorts, here are the 7 most expensive hotels ever built in Asia – so far.
Encompassing a wide variety of countries and cultures, Asia has no shortage of cities to visit and exciting foods to discover. But the continent is also packed with dramatic natural sights, some a little more remarkable than others. Whether you're looking for a short hike to conical hills, a surreal rainbow limestone landscape, or a multiday trek to sparkling Himalayan lakes, you’ll find it in one of these natural wonders. Dive in and enjoy!
Yanaka received the nickname Cat Town of Tokyo because of the large population of friendly stray cats who call the Yanaka Cemetery their home. But this area of the city, and the Yanaka Ginza pedestrian shopping street, in particular, is also known for its charming shitamachi (“low city,” historically poor and working-class regions) atmosphere. Take home a piece of Yanaka’s rich cultural history in the form of one of these artisanal souvenirs.