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The Best Travel Photographs of January 2018

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Updated: 7 February 2018
Over January, our talented team of photographers based around the world were busy bringing you uniquely captivating pieces of culture and visually stunning parts of the world. This is our list of the best bits, we hope you enjoy.

A Photographer’s Guide to Choi Hung Estate

Hong Kong-based Photographer Kim Lo shoots one of the most underrated pieces of architecture, the Choi Hung Estate, one of Hong Kong’s oldest public housing estates.

Kim Lo / © Culture Trip
Kim Lo / | © Culture Trip

Discover the Eco-Friendly Side of Chiang Mai with Earth Home

An hour or so from Chiang Mai is a guesthouse by the name of Earth Home, nestled in the mountains of Northern Thailand. Gioia Emedi’s photography explores the variety of workshops on offer that aim to strengthen the local village community and reconnect people with the land.

Gioia Emedi  / © Culture Trip
Gioia Emedi / | © Culture Trip

A Traveller’s Guide to Singapore’s Chinatown

Singapore’s Chinatown, located on the edge of the central business district, is full of colour and classic ornate design. Angela Koblitz’s documents this evocative architecture which is also a highly popular tourist hotspot.

Angela Koblitz / © Culture Trip
Angela Koblitz / | © Culture Trip

Why Are Women Still Marching in 2018?

Over 200,000 protesters took to the streets of Los Angeles for this year’s Women’s March 2018 and many more did the same in other cities across America. We sent out photographer Stephanie Castellon and others to cover this protest and one of the most significant issues under Trump’s presidency.

Stephanie Castellon/ © Culture Trip
Stephanie Castellon / | © Culture Trip

20 Beautiful Photos of Athens’ Plaka Neighbourhood

A small village inside the Greek capital, the Plaka Neighbourhood is one of the city’s most photographed districts. Thomas Gravanis shows us why in a series that features neoclassical mansions and original Greek ouzeri taverns.

Thomas Gravanis / © Culture Trip
Thomas Gravanis / | © Culture Trip

Meet Christophe Vasseur, Creator of the Best Croissants in Paris

Du Pain et des Idées bakery has been making some of Paris’s best croissants for the past 15 years. Rachel Moyer took us behind the scenes of this famous locale, documenting the croissant-making process and meeting owner Christophe Vasseur.

Rachel Moyer / © Culture Trip
Rachel Moyer / | © Culture Trip

The Amazing Piercings of Malaysia’s Thaipusam Festival

Under the light of the moon, the most devoted Malaysian Hindus perform shocking acts of penance for Thaipusam, a festival which isn’t for the faint-hearted.

Hindu Body Piercing at Thaipusam Fsetival, Kuala Lumpur | Irene Navarro / © Culture Trip
Irene Navarro / | © Culture Trip

Learn to Collage With Lisbon Artist Margarida Girão

We sent our photographer Marina Watson Peláez to capture a behind-the-scenes view of Lisbon artist Margarida Girão’s studio, showing us what’s next for this amazing visual artist and where she draws her inspiration from.

Marina Watson Peláez / © Culture Trip
Marina Watson Peláez / | © Culture Trip

The 5 Best Markets in New Delhi

Palak Mittal documents the hustle and bustle of New Delhi’s crazy marketplaces.

Palak Mittal / © Culture Trip
Palak Mittal / | © Culture Trip

A Guide to Trekking Egmont National Park, New Zealand

On a recent adventure to New Zealand’s North Island, photographer Jason Kane shot his trek through the Egmont National Park, immersing us in lush greenery and epic landscapes.

Jason Kane / © Culture Trip
Jason Kane / | © Culture Trip

Meet Malaysia’s Songkok Cap Maker

This 82-year-old Malaysian Songkok cap maker is the only one left maintaining this traditional handicraft, and we sent Irene Navarro to photograph this dedicated professional.

Irene Navarro / © Culture Trip
Irene Navarro / | © Culture Trip

25 Captivating Photos of Mt Cook

Jason Kane’s photographs of Mt Cook document an enthralling land of jagged mountains, gigantic glaciers and exquisite off-the-grid adventures.

Jason Kane / © Culture Trip
Jason Kane / | © Culture Trip

How Vietnamese Guides Row With Their Feet

In the Ninh Binh province of Northern Vietnam, the locals have developed a unique rowing method. Photographer Vu Pham Van found out first-hand.

Vu Pham Van / © Culture Trip
Vu Pham Van / | © Culture Trip

A Brief History of the Grand Palace in Bangkok

One of Bangkok’s most famous landmarks and popular tourist attractions, the Grand Palace is a picturesque beauty, and Kit Dale was there to show you why.

Kit Dale / © Culture Trip
Kit Dale / | © Culture Trip

21 Photos that Prove Arequipa is Peru’s Most Beautiful City

The little known city of Arequipa is one of Peru’s most beautiful cities, photographed by Mia Spingola.

Mia Spingola / © Culture Trip
Mia Spingola / | © Culture Trip