Smart Travel Asia
Online travel magazine for Asian hotel reviews . airline seat surverys . shopping . spas
An exclusive collection of the best Asian hotels, resorts and spas

Xian road warriors get a few tips in terracotta etiquette

Xian fun guide and tips for business and meetings

Xian's dramatic city walls light up at night as the great gates and pagodas beckon latter-day Silk Road adventurers


Songdo is smarter than you

Top hotels and meetings in a smart Korean city. Seoul


Hanoi fun guide

Hanoi fun and top beds + Saigon.


Singapore luxe beds explained

Plus a fun guide for families, and top shopping.


Smoke gets
in your eyes

Author - Vijay VergheseNo smoke without ire as Indonesia is rapped by Asean for repeatedly flouting a ‘no smoking’ injunction. This all masks the real trends though. So who is aping whom as the new tourist wars commence and selfies reach stylish, if coy, new heights?


Beijing beds from dull to dishy

Shanghai hotels guide, shopping, review of the top Chengdu business hotels and boutiques, Shenzhen corporate meetings, family fun in Guilin, Yangshuo, and Guangzhou Canton Fair.


Why frequent flyers are up in arms

As mileage perks get squeezed and redemptions tighten, we explore the widest business class seats to Asia, and how budget airlines open Asia's remotest outposts. We find the widest economy class seats and look at the Airbus Boeing A380 vs B787 spat.


Sabah dive resorts and hill climbs

A detailed Lombok resorts review, wickedly good Tioman dives, our insightful Bali resorts review, jungle adventure and an Angkor fun guide plus high vistas, treks, and monks in Ladakh.


Best Maldives resorts for all

Our Maldives resorts review for lovers, divers and some rather exotic Palawan island escapes for all tastes.


Taiwan spa hideaways

Taiwan spa resorts, and a Taipei fun guide with 21 must-do things. Plus our Taipei business hotels review.