Asia

  • 1 Most exotic celeb hot-spots visited in 2012
    With film premieres beckoning and concert tours at every given moment, it's only natural that celebrities of A-List credential have needed to call time out on their jam-packed schedules for a touch of...

  • 2 The must-see wonders of Vietnam
    Expect deserted forest lands and spotless sandy beaches contrasted with gleaming high-rise buildings and sparkling lights amid the endless hectic city streets – Vietnam is Asia's fastest rising superstar,...

  • 3 The best Halloween celebrations from around the world
    From solemn remembrance and religious ceremonies to a child’s trick or treating in scary costumes – the Halloween phenomenon encompasses a whirl-wind of different customs celebrated across...

  • 4 Thailand: The best island escapes
    With infinite white beaches, pristine shores and forested coastlines laiden with palm trees, who wouldn't want to explore the wonders of these mystical islands. Whether it's experiencing an open tuk...

  • 5 Tibet's stunning great outdoors shows western culture what we're missing
    Steeped in the mythical and enchanting Buddhist heritage, HELLO! Online brings you the breathtaking landscape of Tibet. North-east of the Himalayas and the highest region on earth, the 'Land of Snows'...

  • 6 Pera Palace: Istanbul's hot-spot hotel
    It's East meets West in glamorous, exotic and stylish form. Turkey’s most famous hotel has just had a £20 million facelift – and it's got to be seen to be believed. The Pera Palace, the...

  • 7 The many faces of Malaysia: William and Kate touch down in one of East Asia's most exciting capitals
    Traces of the tin-mining town's humble beginnings are now hard to find beneath the formidable skyscrapers that mimic the mountains of Malaysia's landscape. Kuala Lumpur's bustling streets, its shining,...

  • 8 Singapore: Exotic highlights of an Asian Tiger
    Ahead of the arrival of the young royal couple Raffles Hotel has pulled out the red carpet and redecorated the walls of its neo-Renaissance architecture. Renowned for its Singapore Sling cocktail, and...

  • 9 Explore the world with unique travel adventures
    Ever wanted to learn more about the world but at a loss for where to go? It's increasingly difficult to surprise intrepid travellers who are looking for new adventures in which to test all their...

  • 10 The world's most iconic places to photograph
    Certain places are a must to capture through the lense: when in Rome, the obvious choice is the Colosseum and when in Paris, the Eiffel Tower. But far from these popular destinations lie...

  • 11 Shop Istanbul: a fashionista's paradise
    When it comes to shopping destinations, the main ones that spring to mind are Paris, New York, London and Milan. But right now Istanbul is the place to go. This Turkish hot spot that spans continents,...

  • 12 Discover Petra two hundred years on
    Emulate Swiss explorer Johann Burchard, who discovered the city of Petra 200 years ago, by travelling to Jordan in 2012 to discover firsthand one of the new seven wonders of the world. Completely...

  • 13 Houses to take your breath away
    The German publishing house Taschen specialise in lavish, but affordable original editions with exceptional photos on a range of topics particularly design, architecture and lifestyle. This time, with...

  • 14 Dive into the world's best scuba sites
    Azores The waters around this remote Portuguese archipelago way out in the Atlantic Ocean are home to an amazing underwater world. The nine small volcanic islands of the Azores are surrounded by waters...

  • 15 Getting to the top in Tokyo
    The cutting-edge Sky Tree construction project is almost complete after nearly four years of work. At the start, it was unclear just what the final height of this stylish free-standing tower would be,...

  • 16 The jungle where Mowgli grew up
    It's the langurs, their black monkey faces surrounded by a shock of white hair, who are the first to sound the alarm when a tiger approaches; they emit a brief, high-pitched squeal, a warning that penetrates...

  • 17 Pimalai, luxury and leisure in a jungle setting
    Imagine an idyllic island with lush greenery, the scent of exotic plants floating on the warm evening air and the clear waters of the Andaman Sea lapping a curve of pale golden sand. That's exactly what...

  • 18 Bo Sang's paper parasols
    Located just nine kilometres from Chiang Mai, the dynamic northern Thai city, where tradition and modernity live side-by-side, Bo Sang may not be the most famous place in the world, but it is the home...

  • 19 The world's best toy shops
    Hamleys, London Established in 1760, the seven-storey toy shop on Regents Street is a treat for any family shopping day in the capital. Rocking horses, dolls and other traditional toys, educational toys,...

  • 20 Indigo Pearl Resort: industrial chic in an exotic Thai setting
    The modern architecture of the resort is carefully designed so it never rises higher than the palm trees that surround it and skilfully integrates the tin-mining heritage of the island with evocative...



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