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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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The lakes of Jiuzhaigou
20/02/2015
China News
China has some of the most varied and spectacular scenery in the world, and we would like to take you on a journey into this breath-taking and often overlooked aspect of this vast and diverse country.
Kuthodaw Pagoda, Mandalay
19/02/2015
Myanmar News
Ever wanted to see Burma from the air? With a couple of high-end ballooning operators to choose from across a number of regions, this truly ‘once in a lifetime’ experience bears serious consideration. 
Maolin Bridge, Taiwan
11/02/2015
General Articles, Malaysia News, Taiwan News
The thought of driving your own hired car on a holiday in Asia does not cross many people's minds and whilst a private driver is certainly still the way to go in a lot of countries that we operate in, self-drive is a genuine option elsewhere. Some of the quieter rural parts of Taiwan, Malaysia and Japan are ideal for exploring independently in your own hired car.
Gold Award for 2015
02/02/2015
General Articles
We are delighted to announce that Bamboo Travel has won top spot in the ‘Best Tour Operator' category for the 2015 Wanderlust Magazine Travel Awards
The Datai, Langkawi
09/12/2014
General Articles, Malaysia News
Peninsular Malaysia has a lot to offer any traveller, from the curious backpacker to the 5* luxury seeker. And unlike some countries in Asia, it is possible to experience the whole range of what Malaysia has to offer without skimping on comfort.
Lamai Beach, Koh Samui
29/07/2014
Thailand News
If you've ever dreamt of island hopping, surrounded by warm blue waters and relaxing on white sandy, palm fringed beaches without a care in the world then the southern islands of Thailand are definitely the place for you.
Shanghai skyline at dusk
18/07/2014
China News
Arguably the most stupefying, glitziest, and at some points in its' history the seediest city in Asia, nowhere embodies modern China more than Shanghai. The Paris of the East is next up in our '5 things' series. 
The new aircraft on the ground...
11/07/2014
Bamboo Team Travels, Airline Updates, Vietnam News
From 1 August this year, Hai Au Aviation will commence a Cessna seaplane transfer between Hanoi and Halong Bay, reducing the journey time from over three hours (by road) to 30 minutes, and providing spectacular views of the UNESCO World Heritage Site at the same time.
National Kandawgi Gardens, Pyin Oo Lwin
02/07/2014
Bamboo Team Travels, Myanmar News
Continuing our focus on Myanmar, we’d like to direct the spotlight onto points north and east from Mandalay, tracing the British-built Burma Road up to China. 
Padaung lady in Banphet village
25/06/2014
Bamboo Team Travels, Myanmar News
As Myanmar continues its slow and steady process of opening up to the world, we can expect to see numerous areas - formerly an outright no-no for foreign tourists - become available for exploration. One such is the Kayah state capital Loikaw, home to some fascinating tribal areas and the midway point of a fantastic loop from Kalaw and up through to Inle Lake.
Turmeric and dried fish, Sittwe Market
11/06/2014
Bamboo Team Travels, Myanmar News
A journey to Rakhine State, in the west of Myanmar, is a fascinating affair taking in fishing villages, ancient ruins and landscapes that really haven't changed much in the last 50 years. As the plane touches down in Sittwe you know things are different as you walk across the tarmac into a tiny arrivals hall where your luggage is brought to you by one of a bevy of ‘tip hungry' local porters. 
The long beach at Ngapali
02/06/2014
Bamboo Team Travels, Myanmar News
‘I do like to be beside the seaside' is a song made popular during the last vestiges of the music hall era. Its catchy sentiment still rings true today although many of us now tend to look for our beach thrills overseas, rather than on the English sands of Blackpool or Clacton on Sea.