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Five ways to take great travel photographs in the Maldives

Want to take perfect shots of your island escape? From the importance of depth to polarising filters, these essential tips will help you to capture this natural paradise.

Photo story: crafts and cuisine in the shadow of Cambodia's Angkor temples

Angkor, the ancient capital of Cambodia’s Khmer Empire, is thought to have been home to around a million people at its peak. Today, the sprawling complex has been reclaimed by the forest, and at its southern edge lies the bustling city of Siem Reap.

The ultimate hotel guide to Taipei

The Taiwanese capital runs the full gamut of hotel options, from stylish digs in the heart of the city to sleek spa retreats tucked away in the mountains.
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Meet the ama divers of Ise-Shima, the women preserving Japan’s ancient art of sea foraging

Numbers of ama, Japan's female divers, have declined in recent years as generations left to pursue careers in big cities. The Ise-Shima peninsula, in southern Mie Prefecture, remains one of the best places to learn all about this age-old practice.

How different countries celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year

The UN has marked 21 March as International Nowruz Day — a celebration of spring and the connection between humans and nature. Here, we look at the similarities between, and peculiarities across, the nations that commemorate this ancient rite.

Stressed? Enjoy this relaxing flight through Europe’s skies

Take time out for a scenic, soothing flight across some of the continent's most beautiful places – courtesy of the National Geographic show Europe From Above. 
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How to see the whale sharks of Qatar

A new luxury expedition cruise promises to unlock the secrets of Qatar’s storied coastline and rich marine biology, offering zodiac rides among a rare congregation of up to 500 whale sharks. In this interview, we discuss some of the tour’s highlights.

The wild north: snapshots of life and landscapes in Tohoku, Japan

In the ten years since a tsunami ripped through Japan, Tohoku has rebuilt itself from the ground up. Mother Nature healed scarred landscapes, and people helped each other to come out smiling. These photos show a thriving region, ripe for exploration.

Travel Geeks online: exploring rural Japan — 23 March 2021

Beyond its cities, Japan is crammed with elemental drama: pristine forests and snowy peaks, crater lakes and remote hot springs. Join us for free from 19.00 to 20.00 on Tuesday 23 March.

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