An insider's guide to what to do on a short break in Marrakesh, including the best spa therapy, largest markets and top spots for foodies and fans of antiquity. By Alison Bing, Telegraph Travel's Marrakesh expert.
Sigiriya ,Sri Lanka: King Kasyapa (477 – 495 AD) built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion. It is one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Check out this “cheat sheet” for determining where to go for a day trip from Tokyo! Click to enlarge the image. Photo credits: Kawagoe: http://www.goldenjipangu.com/ Nikko: http://www.samuraitour.com.vn/ Izu Peninsula: http://okidokyo.com/ Kawaguchi-ko: Auttapon Nunti (500px) Kamakura: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ Hakone: blubugs (trip advisor user)