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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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View back over the Gokteik Viaduct
16/04/2015
General Articles, Myanmar News
The legacy of British Burma can be found all over modern Myanmar. One notable hangover of colonial times is an extensive – if distinctly unmodernised - rail network. Here we run-down the most memorable journeys available. 
Scenery near Xining
25/03/2015
General Articles, Bamboo Team Travels, China News
I was apprehensive about taking a ride on the controversial Qinghai-Tibet Railway, but having read up on the subject, and pondered whether to go or not, I grasped my opportunity to “see for myself” and experience the highest train ride on earth.
Kuthodaw Pagoda, Mandalay
19/03/2015
Bamboo Team Travels, Myanmar News
Sometimes it’s easy to get preoccupied by trying to get ‘off-the-beaten-track’ and visit places no-one else has been before. But Myanmar is one country where you don’t have to stray too far from the path to find an unforgettable experience.
BA's World Traveller Plus
11/03/2015
General Articles, Airline Updates
With all of our destinations at least a 10-hour flight away, it’s no surprise that many would consider an upgrade to a more comfortable long-haul experience. While Business class is out of reach for many, several airlines have incorporated Premium Economy cabins into their service.
High-speed train
26/02/2015
China News
China is a vast country. This fact can sometimes be lost on you as you fly from place to place. To truly grasp the enormity of this fascinating country, China really has to be seen by train.
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.