Welcome to the Bamboo Travel blog where we post our latest news and travel ideas. Please use the filter below to find articles relevant to your interests, and please come back regularly to be kept abreast of the very latest developments in Asia.
China News, Food & Drink, Taiwan News
The history of tea is a fascinating one, originating in China where evidence of tea consumption has been found in tombs dating from 206 BC. In this blog we celebrate the miraculous leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant, and the wonderful places in the Far East where it grows.
Food & Drink
Few things are more pleasurable in life than traditional afternoon tea with loved ones in a special setting. We have picked out a selection of heritage hotels spread across the Far East where you can enjoy a special afternoon tea.
Hotel Trends, Sri Lanka News
Sri Lanka is the perfect destination for the boutique traveller. Those who are searching for an individual experience, but without sacrificing on style and comfort.
If you are looking to see Angkor in a different way to everyone else, we can arrange for you to become an explorer for the day! This scavenger hunt is ideal for families with children who are seeking an alternative temple tour which will shed a new light on the amazing story of Angkor at the same time.
A new destination is on the horizon for Bamboo Travel - probably the most exciting, intoxicating, and colourful of all. After years of nudging from our clients, and no little interest from ourselves, Bamboo are taking on India in earnest.
Speak to a Chinese person for any length of time and chances are they will mention their country’s “5,000 years of history” with pride. Our new historical tour, ‘Tracing China’s Past’, will take you on a journey through China’s ancient and more recent history.
Located in the northeast of Laos, the Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area is a biodiversity hotspot covering 3 provinces. The terrain is mountainous, with a wide area of primary rainforest, and is home to many endangered species, including leopards, sun bears, and Asian elephants to name but a few, as well as being the last remaining place where you can find tigers in Laos.
General Articles, Sri Lanka News
There are temples everywhere in Asia, but Sri Lanka offers arguably the most varied temple experiences for whether you are an avid scholar, an active adventurer or a peace seeking holiday-maker. Here are our top 10 temples to include in your tour of Sri Lanka.
General Articles, Hotel Trends, Thailand News
A nice way to round off your cultural tour of Southeast Asia is to have a few days relaxation by the beach - book in hand and seafood within easy reach. For many people the beaches of Thailand fit this bill perfectly, but with a good number of traditional beach resorts having become over developed it is increasingly difficult to find a genuinely quiet spot which offers a decent level of comfort at a reasonable price.
There is something special about island life, and Southeast Asia is blessed with some delightful places to get away from it all whilst surrounded by water. We have picked out some of our favourites below which are yet to be discovered by the masses.
While Taiwan may be inextricably linked to the Chinese Mainland for many people, there are many things which make this small island completely unique and a joy to visit. Not least of which is the variety of festivals celebrated across the island.
If you are confined to travelling in the summer months over the academic holidays there are fantastic destinations which are at their best at this time of year. Whether you are looking for family friendly adventure, cultural touring, or simple relaxation Asia has plenty to offer!