As well as the magnificent Angkor Wat and horror of the Khmer Rouge period, Cambodia has a complex cultural tapestry and fascinating history.
Most travellers are, to a greater or lesser extent, curious about the history of places they visit. Whether you like to immerse yourself in museums, temples, ruins and relics, or simply hear entertaining anecdotes from bygone eras, learning a little about a destination’s past can be fascinating, shining a light on progress and how it has come to be.
If you’re a history buff looking to get stuck into the bygone days of Asia, you’ve come to the right place. Our travel experts know the best excursions and activities to help you connect with a country’s past, and this blog can provide inspiration on where to start. Alternatively, if you’d simply like to dip your toe into the historical realm, that’s fine by us too: we love to learn through the stories of people we meet, as much as through words on a page. Get in touch with a specialist today to find out more about tapping into the history of Asia.
Sri Lanka is home to eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Which of Sri Lanka’s eight wonders will you explore on your Sri Lanka holiday?
Nigel Tisdall, renowned travel writer and photographer, recently visited Kuching with Experience Travel Group. From exploring the riches of nearby Bako National Park, to discovering the English Brooke family’s legacy in Kuching itself, to climbing the lush (albeit steep!) Mt Serumbu, here he recounts his best experiences.
Teardrop hotels feature some of our most popular boutique properties in Sri Lanka, including the stunning boutique heritage villa the Wallawwa. We’re incredibly excited about the recently opened Fort Bazaar, lovingly restored by the group. Here, we invited Henry (Managing Director) to talk a little bit about his interested in Sri Lanka and the process behind restoring this heritage property. Over to Henry: