There are many reasons why Bangkok tops a lot of traveler’s must-see lists. The Thai capital has a little bit of everything to suit your taste: think splashy rooftop pools and parties, mouthwatering cuisine, and a fascinating blend of both the past and present. These are just a few reasons you should visit Bangkok.
For Afternoon Tea in England, you’ll find pastries and crustless sandwiches served on a three-tiered stand. And while some hotels in Asia have kept the English custom, others are putting their own spin on the centuries-old tradition. Here are Ker & Downey’s picks for the best hotels in Asia for Afternoon Tea. Mandarin Oriental Tokyo At the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo, Afternoon Tea comes with an Asian twist. Seasonal sweets and sandwiches are served on an Oriental style small shelf display and use ingredients like olive and dried tomato tart, pear puree, and Foie gras paste, and more than 20 types […]
Asia is too big of a continent to tackle all at once. To make planning easier, we’ve narrowed it down to three of the best places to travel in Asia in 2017. Philippines Look for the Philippines to be an up and coming travel destination in 2017 as more luxury travelers catch onto the allure of the far-flung islands. The 7,000 blue-rimmed islands host activities from kayaking and snorkeling to lounging on sandy beaches. Sri Lanka There’s a reason Sri Lanka is known as the “pearl of the Indian Ocean.” Ancient sites and temples from 2,000-plus years of culture, eight […]
You’ve seen Angkor Wat and Wat Arun, but what about some of these under the radar Asian temples? These less-touristy Asian temples are incredibly unique and make a great addition to our journeys to Asia. Hanging Temple | Datong, China The Hanging Temple (also known as the Hanging Monastery) was built into the west cliff of Jinxia Gorge 164 feet above the ground. Built in 491, it’s an architectural wonder that has withstood the test of time. Oak crossbeams fit into chiseled holes in the cliff providing the foundation for the temple, while bedrock hides the main support system. The […]
Asia May travel with Ker & Downey seeks to open the world’s largest continent to enthusiastic explorers while taking advantage of some of Asia’s best places to travel in May. It’s unfair to lump all of Asia into one category. It’s vast, with regions of densely populated areas as well as sparse settlements, metropolitan cities, and tropical island hideaways. The best way to see a continent that offers so much variety is with a handcrafted journey that reflects your interests. Our expert guides can open a world of history and culture in an intimate way, away from crowds as they […]
Last week Ker & Downey President David Marek and Vice President David Jones accepted our award as the World’s Best Safari Outfitter. They celebrated with global partners who shared the honor of winning their category, thanks to the public votes and a dedication to delivering the very best in service. We’re in good company with some of the very best in the world. Best Hotels in the World The Oberoi Hotel Udaivilas is in the Hall of Fame for making the World’s Best List for ten years, but this year it took home the prestigious award for Best Hotel in the […]