Highlights of Pakistan | Wazir Khan Mosque While the Mughal Empire’s Shah Jahan was an important patron of religious architecture throughout the Indian subcontinent, the Wazir Khan Mosque (Masjid Wazir Khan) in Lahore, Pakistan, said …

Highlights of Pakistan | Skardu Valley   The Skardu Valley is located in Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan, on the Indus River which separates the Karakoram range from the Himalayas. Surrounded by the peaks of the Karakoram, …

Highlights of Pakistan | Lahore Fort The Lahore Fort is a citadel located in the northern end of the Walled City of Lahore. Spread over 20 hectares, Lahore Fort is the main attraction in Lahore’s old …

Highlights of India | The Taj Mahal Taj Mahal, Agra, India Widely considered to be one of the most beautiful buildings in the world, the Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum complex on the …

Highlights of India | Varanasi Holy town Varanasi and the bank of the Ganges river Often called the City of Lights, Varanasi is one of the world’s oldest inhabited cities. Colourful, intense and mystical, it …

Highlights of India | The Red Fort The Red Fort, Delhi, India Red Fort, also called Lal Qalʿah, is a historic fort in the city of Delhi, overlooking the Yamuna River. It served as the …

Highlights of Myanmar | Yangon Yangon, formerly known internationally as Rangoon, is Myanmar’s largest city. It served as the capital of independent Myanmar from 1948 to 2006, until the military government moved its administrative functions …

Highlights of Myanmar | Mandalay Mandalay is Myanmar’s second largest city (after Yangon) and its last royal capital. Built in 1857 on the Irrawaddy River or Ayeyarwady River by King Mindon prior to complete British …

A Short History of Tokyo Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, the busiest intersection in the Japanese metropolis The history of Tokyo is intimately intertwined with that of Japan’s. In this article, we’ll explore Tokyo’s history from …

The Great Wall of China

great wall of china

The Great Wall of China The Great Wall of China is probably the most iconic historical landmark in China. It is easily one of the largest architectural achievements in mankind’s history.  The wall stretches for …

The Forbidden City, Beijing Everything about the Forbidden City, from its name to its history, is full of intrigue. For many visitors, the Forbidden City embodies the secrecy, mystery and power of China’s past. The …

Tiger’s Nest Monastery  The Tiger’s Nest monastery, known locally as Paro Taktsang, has earned a reputation as one of the most remarkable tourist spots in central Asia. It has become the most iconic cultural landmark …

The Bhutan Textile Museum Over the past decade, the Bhutan Textile Museum in Thimphu has steadily established itself as one of the best adverts for Bhutanese culture. The museum finds the right balance between past …

Bhutanese Temples

Bhuddha Dordenma, Thimphu, Bhutan

Temples in Bhutan Bhutan has a deep affinity with its Buddhist past.  Ringed by the great Himalayan mountains and isolated for much of its history, Bhutan exists today as a gateway to ancient Buddhist societies. …

The Nalakhar Tshechu The Nalakhar Tshechu festival runs for three days in the Nalakhar village in Bumthang, the religious heartland of Bhutan. The celebration is part of the national Tshechu, one of Tibet’s biggest religious …