Category: Asia & Pacific

China’s Epic Cultural Treasures

When it comes to sheer size, China tips the scales. Just think of it: In all the world, it boasts the longest manmade structure, the greatest concentration of skyscrapers, the largest hydroelectric dam, the vastest […]

Legacies of the Himalaya

As tourism goes, Nepal is quite young. The famously secretive Himalayan nation only opened its doors to foreigners in 1951. When it did, masses of counter-culture flower children and troops of mountaineers poured in, the […]

Witness Chitwan’s Beauty Up Close

When most people think of Nepal, they are dreamily transported to a rugged land of jaw-dropping alpine splendor, gargantuan peaks that seem to poke holes in the firmament, and age-old Himalayan cultures draped in prayer […]

Unravel the Mysteries of Japan with Gate 1

Today’s Japan is a self-styled contradiction. Here, the citizens who fuel a fast-paced economic juggernaut embrace traditions of tranquility and harmony. The most technologically advanced bullet train jettisons passengers to a slow-paced nature preserve. Vending […]

Everest: Discovery and Conquest

Despite all the cultural riches, sacred temples, and magnificent beauty of Nepal, the country is best known as the home of the highest peak on the planet, Mt. Everest—or, as the locals know it, Sagarmatha, […]

Preserving a Kingdom: Bhutan’s Enduring Culture

To enter Bhutan is to enter a world unto itself. Many have compared it to the mysterious Shangri-La, but there’s no mystery to how closely the Bhutanese safeguard their treasured traditional culture. With its doors […]

Borneo! Rich History, Primeval Beauty & Warm Smiles

It’s been said that the wildest, most untouched corners of the world are home to the most welcoming people. Surely that must be said of Malaysian Borneo. There is magic here—high in the treetops, infused […]

The Plight of the Bornean Orangutan

Peering into the deep, dark eyes of a Bornean orangutan, you’re likely to see a bit of yourself. It’s not your imagination playing tricks on you; this remarkable primate shares 97% of its DNA with […]

Borneo’s Primeval Splendor

Birdsong transforms the canopy of the Borneo lowland rainforest into a symphony. Around you, the lush jungle foliage of Asia’s last great rainforest whispers in a Java Sea breeze. Home to 15,000 types of flowering […]

Malaysia’s Magnificent Capital: Kuala Lumpur

It doesn’t take long to understand why Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s robust capital, is one of the most visited cities in the world. First, there is its remarkable diversity—a mix of Mughal, Moorish, Tudor, Neo-Gothic, Asian, […]