The perfect weekend in Colombo

Many travellers to Sri Lanka skip the capital and head straight for the coast or Hill Country – but they’re missing out on some incredible food, history and culture

China's most terrifying tourist attractions

This summer saw China unveil a trio of new and uniquely frightening visitor experiences, upping the ante when it comes to offering daredevil kicks. But the country has a history of concocting extreme activities - here are the worst of the bunch 

Travel guide to… Iran

Long off the tourist map, Iran is back in business for travellers, thanks to a restored air link

Watch: learning taekwondo in South Korea

With Team GB set to do well in taekwondo at Rio 2016, our writer headed to the home of the sport, South Korea, to visit its giant new martial arts-themed attraction

Singapore's family-friendly side

It's underrated as a family destination, but with its super-sized gardens, shopping malls, fairground rides and 'bumboats', Singapore has more than enough to keep youngsters entertained

A year after the Nepal earthquake: a Sherpa's view

Tourists are returning to this magnificent Himalayan nation, but more are needed to support its economy. One of its native Sherpas recalls the moment disaster struck and how the recovery has taken shape

Return to Nepal

Tourists have been slow to return after the natural disaster that devastated much of this Himalayan nation – but their presence is needed now more than ever