Guangzhou, Chinaâ€™s Factory Floor, has long been a city you had to go to, rather than wanted to; a destination for business, but not really for leisure. Yet the winds of change are blowing even here. Cool climes and authentic hill-tribe encounters await trekkers in Vietnamâ€™s northern mountains. From handcrafted jewelry to covetable keepsakes, Baliâ€™s artistic hub of Ubud has treasures aplenty.
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Once one of the greatest cities in the world, the ruins of Ayutthaya still testify to the glories of Siamâ€™s golden age. How a cyber experiment became reality on a small Fijian island. A handful of creative kitchens in the South Korean capital are putting a nouveau spin on traditional recipes, with settings and service to match. Is this the harbinger of a new generation of Korean re... A town built by temple tourism is coming into its own.