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10 Best Islands in Asia

by Travelbag on 04 November 2019, 09:11AM 10 Best Islands in Asia Alex Garland’s 1996 novel, The Beach – and the subsequent film – kick-started our quest to find the perfect Asian island retreat. Across Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam, there are thousands of islands to choose from, but Chris Coplans has whittled it down to just 10. From vast country-sized islands to tiny specs of land, these beautiful spots have something for everyone. So if you’re thinking about booking an island escape, one of these is bound to tick all your boxes. Our only advice would be to check the seasons before you book. The entire region is subject to monsoons but there are in fact two distinct rainy seasons – so, while it might be wet and windy in the Gulf of Thailand, there’ll be glorious sunshine on the Andaman coast. Take a lo...
Top 10 Best-Value Long-Haul Destinations

Top 10 Best-Value Long-Haul Destinations

When you’re choosing a holiday destination, the price of accommodation and the cost of flights are usually the two biggest determining factors. But the additional costs once you’re there should also be taken into consideration – particularly with sterling in its current state. A weak pound means that, in many places, you can expect to pay more than you would have a year ago &nda...
by Travelbag on 16 September 2019, 11:09AM



10 Things You Never Knew About Borneo

10 Things You Never Knew About Borneo

Filled with beautiful landscapes and incredible wildlife, Borneo is a nature lover’s dream. This diverse island has everything from beaches and coral reefs, to mountains and rainforests – so it’s hardly surprising that Borneo is becoming an increasingly popular holiday destination. But how much do you actually know about it? If you’re considering an adventurous holiday, r...
by Travelbag on 13 September 2019, 15:09PM



Indonesian Islands that are Alternatives to Bali

Indonesian Islands that are Alternatives to Bali

From Ubud’s monkey forest and terraced rice fields to the fantastic surf breaks at Kuta, Canggu and Seminyak beaches, Bali has a lot to offer. So it’s no surprise that this Indonesian island, with its abundance of temples and yoga retreats, has become such a tourist hotspot – 5.7million people visited in 2017, while the government’s target for foreign arrivals in 2018 was...
by Travelbag on 29 May 2019, 12:05PM



10 Best-Value Destinations for 2019

10 Best-Value Destinations for 2019

When you’re thinking about where to go on holiday in 2019, cost is bound to be a factor. And we don’t just mean the price tag on your hotel. We’re talking about all the little extras, like meals and drinks – all of which need to be paid for with foreign currency. So which destinations offer the best value for money? Our friends at the Post Office have worked it all out. ...
by Travelbag on 14 January 2019, 09:01AM



8 Must-See Sights of Indonesia

8 Must-See Sights of Indonesia

Consisting of thousands of tropical islands dotted between both the Indian and Pacific Oceans, Indonesia is the true epitome of what paradise should look like. Playing host to everything from culturally enriched townships and thriving cities to volcanic mountains and verdant jungles, the Indonesian islands serve as a scenic smorgasbord of beauty and splendour that takes exotic holiday escapes to a...
by Travelbag on 22 August 2017, 10:08AM



Top 10 Temples in the World

Top 10 Temples in the World

If you like a dash of culture on your holiday, why not add a temple or two to your itinerary? From ornate shrines in Asia to grand domes in the Middle East, the world is full of beautiful temples. We've rounded up the top 10 that should be on your bucket list.   1. Wat Rong Khun, Thailand Wat Rong Khun Temple in Chiang Rai is known to some as the “White Temple” and is a more un...
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