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Visiting the Similan Islands – 5 Ways to Avoid the Crowds

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With its fine white sand beaches, crystal clear waters and magical diving and snorkelling sites, the Similan island archipelago is one of the must-see destinations for travellers to Thailand. As a protected national marine park, there are limited options for getting there, and the islands are open for only half the

Chi Lin Nunnery – a Hong Kong Buddhist Oasis

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Found in the middle of a concrete high-rise forest in Kowloon is a sacred, tranquil place where life moves at a far slower pace than hectic Hong Kong. Chi Lin Nunnery was established in the 1930s as a centre for Buddhist study, sheltered on one side by the Mountain of

Koh Kret – An Escape from Bangkok’s Traffic Madness

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If you're trapped in Bangkok’s infamous traffic gridlock, the idea of a car-free island sounds like a distant paradise. But just 20 kilometres away from central Bangkok sits just such a place: Koh Kret. Kret Island was created some 300 years ago when a canal was dug around land in the middle