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Kawagoe Ride the train 45 minutes from Tokyo to Kawagoe. Known as Little Edo, Kawagoe has one of the largest and best-preserved collections of old warehouses in Japan, now filled with shops, restaurants and museums. Combined with a visit to nearby temples, a nearly 400-year-old wooden bell tower and Kashiya Yokocho, or candy district, Kawagoe is a perfect historical day trip.

Osaka Take in a night game at Koshien Stadium, home of the beloved hometown Hanshin Tigers baseball team. Sample concession stand offerings like fried pigs’ ears and grilled eel, but be back in your seat for the balloon extravaganza that fans unleash during the seventh-inning stretch. Then head to the carnival-like Dotonbori area and wander beneath fun-house decorations — giant crab, blowfish, dragons — while snacking on takoyaki (fried balls of octopus).

Tokyo Browse Shinjuku’s basement food halls, at the Isetan or Takashimaya department stores and take your prize (fresh sushi, perhaps, or Pierre Hermé macarons) to Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Come nightfall, wander through the sensory overload of lights and sounds in Shibuya before plunking down some yen in a pachinko parlor. When your money is gone, seek out the Udagawa Cafe; you can tell it by the sign on the sleek black facade that says in English “The Peaceful Oasis in the Centre of Shibuya,” and try a banana beer in the lounge.

Tokyo Ameya Yokocho is a throwback to the days before Tokyo’s supermarkets and big box stores. The open-air street market, which runs under the elevated Yamanote Line between Ueno and Okachimachi Stations, is filled with vendors hawking everything from grilled squid on a stick to knock-off handbags.

LAOS

LAOS

LAOS
LUANG PRABANG Rise before dawn and head to Sisavangvong Road in Luang Prabang, where hundreds of barefoot, saffron-robed monks collect morning alms. Have a croissant and coffee at Joma Bakery Café, then pedal around town on a rented bicycle, peering at the gilded Buddhist temples and mountain views. Have lunch at Coconut Grove, where spicy beef salad and steamed fish are served in a garden.

MACAO

MACAO

MACAO
Largo do Senado Start your day early at this beautiful Portuguese pedestrian plaza with well-preserved colonial buildings. Walk past St. Dominic Church and up beyond the furniture stores (which offer good deals and inexpensive shipping) to early-17th-century St. Paul’s Catherdral. Ride escalators to the intact cannons of nearby Monte Fort, and see the excellent Museum of Macau before walking down for lunch at one of the Portuguese restaurants back near Largo do Senado.

MALAYSIA

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MALAYSIA
23 Kuala Lumpur Start the day with a bowl of bak kut teh (pork-rib-based soup) or beef ball noodles at the Hutong Food Court in Lot 10 shopping mall. Across town near Chinatown is hip, homegrown Peter Hoe Beyond, filled with chic batik linens and handmade bags. Two of the city’s oldest temples are nearby — the Buddhist Sin Sze Si Ya, where you can have your fortune told, and the Hindu Sri Mahamariamman, with its colorful five-tiered tower. Pick up tins of rare tea a few blocks away at Purple Cane Tea House; you can sip the shop’s wares at its cafe around the corner.

Penang Start a clockwise taxi tour of Penang in sleepy Balik Pulau, with its single shophouse-lined street. North lies the fishing village of Teluk Bahang. In season (around May into July) nearby durian plantations offer tastings. Follow an in-situ lesson in aromatics at the Spice Garden with a drink on Batu Ferringhi Beach at Lone Pine Hotel’s sleek Batu Bar. Finish in George Town with a sunset amble along the waterfront promenade.

MYANMAR

MYANMAR

MYANMAR
BAGAN To best view the thousand-year-old Buddhist temples and stupas scattered across this ancient imperial city, head out at dawn when the weather is coolest and the vast flood plain is nearly empty of tourists. Rent a Chinese bicycle from the vendors in front of the lovely Bagan Hotel along the Irrawaddy River and lose yourself on the dirt trails that wind past groves of palm trees and ruins tucked amid the foliage. Start at Thatbyinnyu Temple and admire its terraced marble facade tapering toward a curvilinear spire. Then check out Dhammayangyi Temple, a massive structure strikingly reminiscent of the stepped pyramids of the Maya. Finish the day with a sunset cruise and a drink along the Irrawaddy.

SINGAPORE


SINGAPORE

Katong District At the Peranakan Museum, hear the story of Singapore and Malaysia’s Peranakan Chinese community — descendants of Chinese traders who married local Malay women and formed a distinct culture. Continue your exploration in the Katong district, famed for its ornate Peranakan shophouses, villas, restaurants and sweet shops.

Kampung Village Hop on a bumboat from Changi Point to Palau Ubin. When you arrive at Kampung Village, rent a bike, buy a straw hat at the local grocer and tour the beautiful mangroves and beaches on bike trails that go around the island. Cool off with a Tiger Beer and lunch at Celestial Resort, which features a menu of local favorites like delicious fresh prawns grilled with ginger and garlic.

Mustafa Center At the Mustafa Center, Little India’s 24-hour “hyper” mall, you can find anything from deodorant to a fridge. Then grab a downstairs table at Komala Villas, a Singapore institution, and order up some delicious South Indian vegetarian cuisine. After lunch turn left out the door and have your fortune told by the “psychic” parakeets, Mani and Muni. Cross Serangoon Road to bargain your way through Tekka Market.

SOUTH KOREA

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SOUTH KOREA
SEOUL Spend an afternoon wandering through the Samcheong-dong neighborhood, which is filled with traditional houses called hanoks converted into stylish cafes and shops. Try some Korean temple cuisine at Baru, a new Buddhist restaurant that’s part of a temple in the city center, and then sleep over with Buddhist nuns at Jinkwansa, a 12th-century temple in a park in northwest Seoul.

SRI LANKA
30 Elephant Orphanage and Kandy Start at the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage in Kegalle and watch them take their baths; the older elephants submerge themselves in the gentle rapids, while the babies shower their backs with water spurting from their trunks — all against a backdrop of palm trees and distant mountains. Surrounding restaurants have terraces, perfect for nursing a Lion Lager. Next, hire a car and driver for the hilly and often beautiful one-hour drive to the ancient capital of Kandy. Though it suffers from urban sprawl, the city’s center is home to a sacred Buddhist shrine, Sri Dalada Maligawa, the Temple of the Tooth, which is set on a picturesque lake.

THAILAND

THAILAND

THAILAND
Bangkok Hop a Khlong Saen Saep boat taxi at Pratunam Pier (behind Gaysorn Plaza) to Bo Bae. A tiny soi, or side street, off Lang Suan Road leads to Bangkok’s oldest market, Nang Leong. Make an offering at the Chinese temple and then snack on specialties like sai-krok plaa naem (rice topped with sour pork, pickled shallots and shredded fish). Pick up kanom (sweets) at Mae Som Jit and exit past Chalerm Thani movie theater, entirely made of teak.

Bangkok The Grand Palace, with its medley of temples and glittering spires, is Bangkok’s glory. From downtown, skim over the traffic on the Sky Train to the Saphan Taksin stop, go down Exit 2 to the pier and pay 14 baht ($1.35 at 30 baht to the dollar) to ride the Chao Phraya Express public riverboat to Tha Chang. Savor the clamor of food stalls, and sample fried banana, dragon fruit or countless other snacks. Visit the hall of the Emerald Buddha, then walk 900 yards to Wat Po, home of the country’s largest reclining Buddha, to the camphor-scented cool of its famous massage school.

Chiang Mai Join the locals at Huen Phen, an open-air restaurant with northern Thai specialties like spicy sausage and khao soy. Chiang Mai’s Night Bazaar is a sprawling maze of stalls and carts hawking real-looking Rolexes, pirated DVDs and handicrafts. Before browsing, have a street-side foot massage. For a city view, head to the Buddhist temple Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep on top of Doi Suthep mountain.

Chiang Mai In multicultural Gat Luang, the riverside commercial heart of Chiang Mai, lunch on fermented bamboo salad and grilled chicken from stalls behind century-old Warorot Market. Pay respects at the nearby Guan Yu shrine, then, at Don Lam Yai market, grab mango and sticky rice to eat at Wat Ket, a small Buddhist temple across the pedestrian bridge. Don’t miss its quirky museum, which chronicles daily life in the hood.

Phuket In Patong, take a tuk-tuk south to Rawai, where artists and musicians mingle over cheap Chang Beers in beachside reggae bars. On the way, pick up some artwork at the Art in Garden Gallery, with paintings hung on branches and sculptures scattered around a rubber tree grove. Take in the view from the base of Big Buddha atop Mount Nagakerd before staking out a stretch of sand along the deserted northern beaches of Mai Khao.

TIBET
Lhasa A guide is mandatory in Lhasa, but you can still plan your own itinerary. The bustling Jokhang Temple, Tibetan Buddhism’s epicenter, is a must-visit, as is Barkhor Street, which is both a pilgrims’ circuit and raucous street market. Jewels and textiles there are mostly fakes, but the Dropenling Tibet Handicraft Development Center’s shop carries real artisanal wares, like hand-dyed rugs. In the old city, spin golden prayer wheels at tiny temples, then fortify yourself with salty yak-butter tea in the Ani Sangkhung Nunnery courtyard, or yak steak at the plush House of Shambhala restaurant. Lhasa’s famous Potala Palace is breathtaking. Recover in the dark cave at its base, which functions as a lively teahouse, or in the calm luxury of the new St. Regis Lhasa Resort.

VIETNAM
HANOI Peruse the airy boutiques around St. Joseph Cathedral for embroidered pillows, silk skirts and whimsical lampshades, then weave through the Old Quarter streets toward the intersection of Ta Hien and Luong Ngoc Quyen Streets. Find a plastic stool, order a 25-cent glass of freshly brewed pilsner and watch the tide of humanity course by. Then hop on a motorbike taxi and zip over to Chim Sao, a crowded restaurant with an opium den atmosphere tucked in an alley, and try buffalo sausage and banana blossom salad.

Kuala Lumpur Start the day with a bowl of bak kut teh (pork-rib-based soup) or beef ball noodles at the Hutong Food Court in Lot 10 shopping mall. Across town near Chinatown is hip, homegrown Peter Hoe Beyond, filled with chic batik linens and handmade bags. Two of the city’s oldest temples are nearby — the Buddhist Sin Sze Si Ya, where you can have your fortune told, and the Hindu Sri Mahamariamman, with its colorful five-tiered tower. Pick up tins of rare tea a few blocks away at Purple Cane Tea House; you can sip the shop’s wares at its cafe around the corner.

Penang Start a clockwise taxi tour of Penang in sleepy Balik Pulau, with its single shophouse-lined street. North lies the fishing village of Teluk Bahang. In season (around May into July) nearby durian plantations offer tastings. Follow an in-situ lesson in aromatics at the Spice Garden with a drink on Batu Ferringhi Beach at Lone Pine Hotel’s sleek Batu Bar. Finish in George Town with a sunset amble along the waterfront promenade.

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