Angkor Wat Floating Bridge Officially Open

A temporary floating bridge constructed from plastic bags was recently opened to allow restoration of the original stone moat crossing.  The bridge made from recycled plastic bags was built for the safety of tourists visiting Angkor Wat Temple, while the original causeway will be closed completely for experts from APSARA Authority and Sophia University to begin restoration work.  Mr. Heng Kim Leng, Director of the Department of Technical Support and Inter-sectoral Project, said the temporary floating bridge is suitable for use of up to 20 years.  The recycled causeway has six locations along it where visitors can stand and relax or take pictures.  The bridge was studied by APSARA and built by KTS Company.

Sights, Sounds and Taste of a Beijing Craft Beer Tour by ‘Tuktuk’

Navigate the streets of Beijing by ‘tuktuks’ for an all-inclusive visit to Beijing’s best brewery taprooms!  Beijing is the epicentre of China’s craft beer scene.  The city has some of the world’s best beer in hidden, quaint locations around the city that many travellers simply wouldn’t find on their own!  Try over 10 different types of beer at a number of locations hidden in the traditional hutong alleys of Beijing.  All craft beers are hand selected by the brewers and made fresh in Beijing to showcase the best the city has to offer.  Travel between breweries by private ‘tuktuk’ (stocked full of additional beer) so you can try all the best taprooms in one night!


Lao, French and Persian Inspired Azerai Hotel Opens in Luang Prabang

Two-thirds of Laos is covered in rugged mountains, and within these mountains you will find some of Asia’s most charming towns and cities.  Luang Prabang is one of the lesser known and beautifully preserved living heritage sites in the world.  The peninsula town is located in the north of Laos, 388 kilometres from the capital Vientiane.  Formerly the capital of Laos, it has a spiritual soul that many are drawn to and is recognised as a cultural and religious centre for Theravada Buddhism.  It is also a town that is home to a growing number of refined, architecturally respectful and excellently serviced hotels.  The new Azeri Luang Prabang is one of them.

The first buildings on Azerai Luang Prabang’s unique site were unveiled over 100 years ago in 1914, on French National Day. They were designed as French officers’ quarters and were later adapted by the Laos government.  The 53 room hotel seen here today was inspired by the town’s traditional Lao and French colonial architectures, built around a leafy courtyard with a 25-metre pool, surrounded by comfortable loungers and an old shade-bearing Banyan tree with a sacred legacy.