Breathtaking Journeys with Banyan Tree

Under The Banyan Tree magazine carries a collection of stories on mesmerising destinations

True to its soul, Banyan Tree has been creating signature hospitality experiences with a personal touch, leaving guests in wonderment as they travel from bustling cities to alluring island destinations. Banyan Tree invites guests to be enchanted by the romance of travel as Under The Banyan Tree magazine unravels delightful stories of amazing journeys and astounding adventures. In this issue, read enticing recounts about the majestic snow-capped mountains in Shangrila, fascinating stories of how cartography has evolved and wind down with a thirst-quenching feature on classic holiday cocktails.


Atlases of Adventure

There are not many places on Earth left where you’re virtually guaranteed not to hear a single human voice, but Hashima Island is one of them. Lying off the coast of Nagasaki Prefecture in Japan, it is an abandoned concrete jungle. In the late 1800s, it was a coal mining facility. At its peak, 5,259 people lived on the tiny island, the size of twelve football fields, making it the most crowded island on the planet. Then, the coal industry died off, leaving it totally abandoned.

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Built for Adventure

Cycling has become the new rock and roll, or the new golf, depending on whether you're into off-road biking (type 'Danny Macaskill' into YouTube and you'll see just how far off-road you can go), or road cycling which has been gentrified with kit and accessories which wouldn't look out of place on a Vogue fashion shoot.


Shades of Morocco

It was more than 10 years ago I took my first trip to Morocco. The ferry crossed the Straits of Gibraltar from Algeciras to Tangier, a short ride of 14 kilometres, where we waited for what seemed like an eternity for Moroccan customs to let us enter the port.

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