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Our favourite things: September 2018

Editors' picks: each month we bring you a few of our favourite things

Published 7 Sept 2018, 09:00 BST, Updated 15 Jul 2021, 10:10 BST
Da Nang Golden Bridge, Bà Nà Hills, Vietnam.

Da Nang Golden Bridge, Bà Nà Hills, Vietnam.

Photograph by @smashpop


In numbers: Da Nang Golden Bridge, Bà Nà Hills, Vietnam

$2 billion

invested in the bridge's construction

the length of the walkway, in metres

metres above sea level

1.5 million
people visit the Bà Nà Hills area every year
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Cheltenham Literature Festival


5-14 October


Pittville Pump Room

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The line-up includes Sir David Attenborough talking about the new edition of Life on Earth. Soldier turned travel journalist, Jan Morris will give an exclusive interview and Cheltenham boy, adventurer Sean Conway will present his latest feat: becoming the first person to run, swim and cycle the coastline of Great Britain, solo and unsupported.

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It's an art

For the first time ever, Bangkok is welcoming an arts biennale. Kicking off on 19 October, the Thai capital will be awash with art — much of which has been commissioned for the city's myriad temples and monuments, with works by artists as diverse as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Marina Abramović.

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Back in business

Deep-pocketed travellers can live in the lap of luxury this October, when Richard Branson's paradise idyll Necker Island reopens for business. With a spa, watersports, tennis and luxury dining options on offer, couples can expect to pay a cool £10,356 per couple for a three-night stay.

Connor McGovern

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What we've been watching…

Dark Tourist


Stephanie Cavagnaro

The Vietnam War

, with Ken Burns //

Pat Riddell

Hannah Gadsby: Nanette


Tamsin Wressell

Great Indian Railway Journeys

, with Michael Portillo //

Charlotte Wigram-Evans

Top 3: Spooky walking tours


Start this tour at the cathedral and walk the city's darker and creepier historical and on-screen environs, from haunted cinemas to filming locations for Being Human and Skins.

Expert-led ghost walks are held throughout Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter year-round, while the new Halloween Ghost Tour offers insight into the city's supernatural past from an open-top bus.

There's no murderer more notorious than Jack the Ripper. Follow the serial killer's tracks through east London on this atmospheric, terrifying tour.
Maria Pieri

Published in the October 2018 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK)

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