Asia

The monastery of Thiksey perched on a hilltop
On a luxury journey through Ladakh, in the shadow of the Himalayas, Lucy Jones discovers one of travel’s last frontiers, a wildly beautiful landscape of soaring mountain passes, crumbling monasteries and colourful prayer flags.

A wave of new restaurants are revolutionising Bali’s culinary scene. Maddy Gerrard …

Taipei

One of the world’s great food cities, Taipei is a melting pot of eye-opening culinary …

Vietnam is renowned for its rich culture and cuisine. As Craig Tansley discovers, it …

Inclement weather sends Leslie Patrick Moore under cover to explore Seoul’s Lotte …

Kamalaya Koh Samui

No matter what ails you, Koh Samui wellness retreat Kamalaya is the tonic.

Amatara Resort & Wellness Hammam Ice Bowl

When it comes to health and wellness, Thailand remains at the forefront of pure bliss …

Katie Milton spends a few indulgent days at Sri panwa in a secluded corner of Phuket …

Walk Japan

Gary Allen gives up two wheels for his own two feet to explore the rich traditions and …

 
 

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Weather to go

The Asian climate, one of the most varied due to its great size, is greatly influenced my monsoon winds. In the winter (Dec-Jan) cold monsoons from the Arctic blow into East Asia resulting in extremely dry, and freezing weather conditions. In the summer the monsoons blow in from the seas to the south causing the weather to become hot and humid. Tropical Asian (Phillipines, Thailand) countries experience warm and hot weather throughout the year with East Asia (Japan, Mongolia) experiencing a relatively temperature climate. 

 

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