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These days the temples Beijing builds may be more to the gods of business than harvests as modern skyscrapers pop up, but this ancient city is also rich in temples redolent of a more spiritual ...
West meets East. East meets West. For many of us, the notions we have of the East and the Orient are mere stereotyped snapshots gleaned from childhood history classes, Hollywood movies, and maybe ...
Nara, situated 26 miles (42 kilometers) outside of Kyoto in Japan's Kansai region, was the country's first permanent capital city. It's easily accessible from Kyoto by either train or bus (trains ...
Nara, located in Japan's Kansai (Southern) region, was the country's first permanent capital city, established in the year 710 AD. Nara is easily accessible from Osaka via either high-speed train or ...
Long before the flower children stormed the white sand beaches of the Indian state of Goa in the 1960s, setting off a tourist occupation that has lasted ever since, Goa drew the attention of another ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, May 2012
Of the very many beautiful temples in Thailand’s capital city, two stand out as far and away the most enigmatic and worth visiting. If you have a limited amount of time in the city and need to ...
Written by Lydia, March 2013
Agra is home to India’s most significant attraction, the Taj Mahal. What many visitors don’t realize is that there’s plenty more to see and do in and around Agra, so if you decide to stay in the ...
Written by Emma, Australia, October 2011
Hong Kong is a territory of islands: 230 of them to be precise, and Lantau
is the biggest of them all. With Hong Kong’s highest mountain, a rugged
coastline and several pretty beaches, Lantau ...
Written by Emma, Australia, January 2012
We like the sound of January in Japan . Known as mutsuki – the ‘month of harmony’, it’s a month and a new years resolution rolled into one! Here’s a list of the festivals and events happening ...
Written by Emma, Australia, December 2011
Just an hour south of Tokyo on the coast lies the ancient city of Kamakura. Once an important political and religious center, Kamakura is now known for its proliferation of Buddhist temples and ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, July 2012
Though it may seem almost impossible to see all of India ,
and perhaps even more difficult to pick destinations when planning a
trip, the city of Varanasi is worth adding to the short list. ...
Written by Lydia, September 2012
In a country as large as China ,
hiking, trekking and climbing opportunities abound, but for many
Chinese outdoors-enthusiasts, climbing the five sacred Taoist mountains
is a lifelong goal. ...
Written by Hyderabad Expert: Naga, India, July 2012
Deccan is a region which gave the Koh-I-Noor diamond to the world
(Deccan is an anglicized form of dakkhin, a term derived from the
Sanskrit word dakshina, meaning south). Deccan has had a ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, September 2011
is a decidedly secular place. It is, however, also a vibrantly diverse
city with a mix of ethnicities and cultural influences, and there are
rich pockets of religiosity worth ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, October 2011
Situated off the beaten path in a corner of Kanchanaburi Province near
Myanmar, the sights in and around Sangkhlaburi are under-appreciated as
Thai destinations go. One reason for this may be the ...
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