Originally established by the Spanish colonists to fortify their new settlement, Intramuros is regarded as Manila’s most charismatic enclave.
Long abandoned and off the tourist trail, Hue’s Tiger Arena was once the scene of epic face-offs between big cats and Imperial soldiers riding on elephants.
Asia is replete with reminders of its epic history. Here’s a primer on some of the region’s amazing empires and where they can be encountered in the modern era.
A recent major exhibition put the spotlight on Ukiyo-e, artistic depictions Japan’s notoriously permissive “floating world”.
In the 1700s Korean painters brought fresh insight and reality to traditional art, cataloguing the country’s landscapes and society in exquisite detail.
Travelers can visit sites across Japan linked to Saigo Takamori, the “Last Samurai”, an extraordinary swordsman who helped shape the country.
Although endlessly popular with travelers, Rajasthan still hides many secrets, including the majestic—and sometimes humorous—painted havelis in its overlooked Shekhawati region.
Tucked away at a lakeside location near Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s lesser-known Ta Prohm temple is an unsung Angkor-era architectural marvel.
Following in the footsteps of legendary explorer Sir Percy Cox, our writer gets a feel for Oman’s wild history by visiting Nizwa: one of the country’s oldest cities.
One of Southeast Asia’s most intriguing ethnic mash-ups, Peranakan culture has bequeathed vivid architecture, design, and cuisine.
Manila’s rich and often tumultuous history can be traced through a range of heritage sites scattered around the metropolis.