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Detailing a Dynasty

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In the 1700s Korean painters brought fresh insight and reality to traditional art, cataloguing the country’s landscapes and society in exquisite detail.

Fading Flame

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Known for fire temples and unique burial rites, the Parsis are among Mumbai’s most fascinating communities. But, with their numbers dwindling, opportunities to witness their customs firsthand are limited.

Hidden in the Valley

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Although it is often overshadowed by its neighbors, Kathmandu and Bhaktapur, Patan lives up to its original Sanskrit name of Lalitpur (City of Beauty).

Holy Wows

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Malaysia’s array of spectacular mosques showcase wonderful religious architecture as well as the nation’s deep Islamic spirituality.

King of Curd

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Juju dhau, a dessert that’s rich in taste and dense in symbolism, shapes festivals, rituals, and meals in Nepal’s beautiful Kathmandu Valley.

Beauty Pageant

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With its 7000-plus islands brimming with diversity, the Philippines is a visual stunner. Here’s a few tips on where to soak in its splendor.