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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.

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Interactive art at the 798 Art Gallery
08/10/2015
China News
A vibrant art scene may not be the first thing that springs to mind when considering China’s capital city. But under Beijing’s occasionally quite austere surface, there is an exciting world of art, music, theatre and culture waiting to be discovered. It is well worth stepping away from the imposing temples and imperial gardens for a moment and taking a look at a different side to Beijing.
Procession around Suwon's Hwaseong Fortress
24/09/2015
China News
We are delighted to report our stable of destinations continues to grow with the recent addition of South Korea: the Land of Morning Calm.
Bridge in central Vietnam
18/09/2015
Bamboo Team Travels, Vietnam News, Laos News
The Vietnam War has left traces all over Vietnam and beyond, both visible and more subtle. One of the more dramatic legacies of this troubling period is the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
Esala Pera Hera, Kandy
10/09/2015
Bamboo Team Travels, Sri Lanka News
The spectacular festival of Esala Perahera takes place over a 10 day period in either July or August (Esala). It is celebrated to honour both the Sacred Tooth Relic, which is kept in Kandy's famous Temple of the Tooth, and also the ‘guardian' Gods Natha, Vishnu, Kataragama and the Goddess Pattini. The origins of the festival date back as far as the fourth century AD when a tooth relic from the Buddha was brought to Sri Lanka, from India, and offered to the Kingdom of Anuradhapura.
Villagers watch a Pandaw Cruise pass by
14/08/2015
General Articles, Myanmar News
Burma may not be the first country that comes to mind when you think of luxury cruises, but it is fast becoming Asia's premier river-cruise destination. The ever growing selection of cruises on offer mean that Myanmar is now able to rival and arguably surpass the variety of vessels found in India, China and nearby Indochina.
Morning Sumo practice
06/08/2015
Japan News
Tokyo's attractions are vast. One could spend a week in the city and still have plenty to do, but a run-down of our personal recommendations would be as follows...
Purple Butterflies, Maolin
27/07/2015
Taiwan News
An easy hour and a half drive from Taiwan's vibrant port of Kaohsiung, Taiwan's second city and a similar distance from the cultural hub of Tainan there is a completely different world. This world is Maolin, where the people look different and speak a different language; the houses are built by hand using local slate and at certain times of year, clouds made up of a million purple butterflies bounce around the rolling mountains and deep valleys.
Floating market, Vietnam
21/07/2015
General Articles
Floating markets are one of the stand-out images of Southeast Asia. A seemingly chaotic mixture of boats of all colours and sizes, squeezing into every space possible, while the wide-eyed tourist looks on, wondering how it all fits together.
Sunrise over Borobodur
15/07/2015
Bamboo Team Travels, Indonesia News
The name ‘Java’ immediately conjures thoughts of tropical exploration. Sprawling jungle, ancient cities, the whole island dotted with a spine of rumbling volcanos – as evocative a destination as one could hope for!
Phong-Nha Cave
18/06/2015
Bamboo Team Travels, Vietnam News
Only recently opened up to tourism, Phong Nha is yet to experience the development of other areas in Vietnam, and for those who venture here, it offers a truly breath-taking look at some of Vietnam’s natural wonders.
Golden Rock, Kyaiktiyo
04/06/2015
Bamboo Team Travels, Myanmar News
Departing from Yangon on a highway that heads west, and ultimately south, I set out in search of adventure in a somewhat forgotten, but nevertheless rewarding, part of Myanmar.
Crocodile Lake
28/05/2015
Bamboo Team Travels, Vietnam News
Vietnam has a lot to offer any traveller, whether they’re looking for gleaming sandy beaches, ancient historical relics, jaw-dropping scenery or untamed wildlife. Cat Tien National Park is one of Vietnam’s best wildlife and bird-watching destinations, and can be a real adventure for anyone who makes the journey.