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Our favourite things: September 2018

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

Our favourite things: September 2018
Da Nang Golden Bridge, Bà Nà Hills, Vietnam. Image: @smashpop

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

$2 billion
invested in the bridge’s construction

150
the length of the walkway, in metres

1,400
metres above sea level

1.5 million
people visit the Bà Nà Hills area every year
Zara Sekhavati


When: 5-14 October
Where: Pittville Pump Room
Tell me more: 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.
Sarah Barrell

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. bkkartbiennale.com
Josephine Price

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. virginlimitededition.com
Connor McGovern

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

Bristol
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. hauntedandhiddenbristol.co.uk

Lincoln
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. visitlincoln.com/ghost-tours

London
There’s no murderer more notorious than Jack the Ripper. Follow the serial killer’s tracks through east London on this atmospheric, terrifying tour.
jack-the-ripper-tours.com
Maria Pieri

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