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East Khasi Hills: The Meghalaya Hills Where Everyone has a Song

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Understanding the unique sounds made by the people in the mists of Meghalaya in the East Khasi hills.

Jagalchi: Busan’s fresh catch obsession

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Up to half of South Korea’s seafood moves through Jagalchi Fish Market, a sprawling open-air bazaar in Busan.

19th Century Southeast Asia Travelogues for the Discerning Explorer

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Henri Mouhot, Alfred Wallace, Francis Garnier — a time of adventure ornithologists and globe-stamping imperialists, Southeast Asia is steeped in Victorian-era explorer accounts.

Laos Silk Weaving Up Close

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Lao people have been weaving these colorful threads for more than 1,000 years with silk made from mulberry leaf-fed silk worms.

Tales of the Phare: The Story of the Cambodian Circus at Siem Reap

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Other than Angkor Wat, the Phare, The Cambodian Circus is the must-see in Siem Reap; few things sum up the old and new of Cambodia quite like the Phare.

Giants and Blood Oaths: Delving into Bohol’s History

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Bohol is an indelible part of the history of the Philippines, from ancient blood compacts to the giants that created the Chocolate Hills.

How India’s Last Emperor Came to Rest in a Small Yangon Basement

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Zafar II – successor to Akbar II and the last Mughal Emperor – was laid to rest far from India, making his final resting place in a small basement at the shrine in Bahadur Shah Zafar Dargah.

Inside Kolkata’s Fading Chinatown

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It all began with Tong Atchew, a tea trader from southern China who arrived in Kolkata in 1778. Today, that legacy clings on in one of India’s most dynamic cities.

Temple of Luxury Reborn: Inside Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor in Siem Reap

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Siem Reap’s Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor unveils a makeover that’s as contemporary as it is classy, setting the Cambodian hotel on course for its second century in style.

Keris: Smithing a Sacred Dagger in Bali

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Travel writer Ronan O’Connell crafts a ceremonial dagger, or keris, with a 9th generation blacksmith on Indonesia’s most fascinating island.

Beomeosa: Busan’s Temple of Fighting Monks

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Nestled amid dense forest, Beomeosa famed for its fighting monks and the unique martial arts skills that helped repel Japanese invasions.

Rediscovering the Mysteries of Angkor Wat

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The great ancient Khmer capital is a wonder of the world and beloved by 2.5 million tourists a year. But how did it come to be abandoned?