April 2016 issue • On sale from 17 March

Issue number: 165

In this issue

South-East Asia’s Best World Heritage Wonders

From Cambodia to Thailand, Indonesia to Laos and Malaysia, Borneo, Vietnam and Burma - we check out the wild parks, natural wonders and ancient temples that should be on your travel wish-list. How many have you visited?

Patagonia: Trip Planner

Your expert guide to the tail-end of South America, taking in the best of Argentina and Chile. Includes: Argentina's wild coast, Welsh Patagonia, the Argentine Lake District, Route 40, The South Ice Fields, The Land of Fire, Torres del Paine National Park, The Carretera Austral and the Chilean Lake District.

Bulgaria

Join us to explore Bulgaria's south-east mountains for an exploration of dramatic scenery and a journey through 2,500years of Eastern European culture.

Sulawesi

Head to the south of this Indonesian island to meet the locals, stay in a traditional tomgkonan and attend a legendary and fascinating Torajan funeral.

Know your... UAE

You've heard of Dubai and maybe had a stopover at Abu Dhabi, but is there anything more to the 7 emirates that make up the UAE to hold the interests of a serious traveller? We find out...

Return to West Africa

As the region recovers from the Ebola epidemic, we head to Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, where handfuls of intrepid travellers are starting to return...

Best country in the world?

The full results of our Readers' Travel Awards are in! Find out the best country, city, airline, tour operator, gear brand, guidebook, airport, TV programme and emerging destination - as chosen by YOU.

Plus... Why you could see a yeti on your travels, Julia Bradbury on walking the world (and closer to home); Zika - beyond the headlines, First 24 hours in the inspiring city of Christchurch, New Zealand; Discovering a new walking trail and great community spirit in the Lake District, UK; Celebrating 100-year-old buildings in Budapest, Hungary; Two-person Tunnel Tents: reviewed, and lots, lots more...

Additional content

Sulawesi

The Wanderlust guide to the best of Indonesia
West Indonesia: Bali & beyond...
Bali's wild west
Indonesia travel guide

Bulgaria

Short break in Sofia, Bulgaria
5 unique experiences in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
A snowshoeing weekend in Bulgaria
Bulgaria travel guide

Win a trip to Cambodia with Tucan Travel

Articles from this issue

Zika: Beyond the headlines

Using one woman’s unusual experience of living with Zika, Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth delves into what the virus is, how you catch it and – most importantly – how to avoid it…

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Traveller's Guide to Tunnel Tents

Often lower in weight and a bit more spacious, a tunnel tent is a good just-in-case option if you find yourself in need of shelter on your travels…

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9 independent adventures in Patagonia

From glaciers and peaks to whales and Welsh heritage: discover Patagonia's most exciting adventures

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17 world heritage wonders in South-East Asia

Packed with wild parks, natural wonders and ancient temples – it is amazing that South-East Asia has so few (just 37) UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We pick our favourites, plus some must-see sights yet to gain recognition.

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Alternative funeral rituals in South Sulawesi

A funeral in South Sulawesi is a truly unique experience. Visit the Indonesian island to find out more about its rituals and join locals – both dead and alive

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Short break in Lake District, Cumbria

Voted ‘Top UK Destination’ by you – it may have been hit by floods but, thanks to community spirit, the Lakes is very much open for business, says Phoebe Smith

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First 24 hours in Christchurch, New Zealand

Fresh delights, old glories and that amazing Kiwi scenery. Ellie Ross reacquaints herself with the inspiring city that has risen out of the earthquake rubble…

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Trekking through 2,500 years of history in Bulgaria

Fully tooled and rakiya-fuelled, we discover that a short trek through Bulgaria’s south-east mountains is a journey through Eastern European culture

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Return to Sierra Leone

As West Africa recovers from the Ebola epidemic we head to Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, where handfuls of intrepid travellers are starting to return...

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The Wanderlust guide to the United Arab Emirates

All of us have heard of Dubai. But what about Fujairah, Sharjah or Ras al-Khaimah? Read on to see another side to this oft misunderstood nation, beyond the glitz and glamour of Dubai…

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