A voyage of harmonious worlds
China, Japan, India, Vietnam, Singapore, and more
At some point in the life of a traveller, the desire to peer into the past becomes too great to ignore. When that time comes, Asia is the only option. Choose China, Japan, India, Vietnam, Thailand, Bali, Singapore.
Walk amongst your chosen world or let it overwhelm you as it passes. You’ll stand in the future and gaze into the past; you’ll stand in the past and see creations beyond comprehension. How much time will it take to appreciate the splendour of this continent? See for yourself.
Your life-long love affair with Asia can begin anywhere. Why not the vast lands and vivid colour of India? From the Himalayan ranges of Nepal to the coast, this ancient south Asian icon comprises scores of cultures and sights. It’s laid out perfectly for the on-foot traveller who likes to be enveloped by, rather than witness to, an unfamiliar place. The north has its regal delights, like the Red Fort and Jama Masjid mosque in Delhi and the glorious Taj Mahal in Agra; there’s also the river Ganges flowing through Varanasi, and Rishikesh, the global heart of yoga. Consider the beautiful dusks of Mumbai or the godly sheen of the Golden Temple. Consider the sumptuous cuisine, built on inimitable flavours. India is beautiful in its age and complexity, and that beauty will draw you in.
Or Japan, perhaps? The imperial majesty and futurism of Tokyo; the subtropical beaches of Okinawa and Kyushu; the Hakuba Valley, adored by lovers of snow; the pop culture mimicked the world over. Only in Japan can you pat a gentle sika deer in a national park, or be humbled by the monolithic presence of Mount Fuji, or ride a Shinkansen bullet train, or gaze down upon a labyrinthine city from atop a space-age skyscraper. Japan exists in a world all its own.