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48 Hours in Al Ula

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Located deep in the desert in the northwest of the country, Al Ula is one of Saudi Arabia’s most beguiling destinations and a potential hotspot for travelers now that the country is opening up.

Hidden in Plain Sight

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Everyone knows Angkor Wat, Halong Bay, and the Taj, but Asia is home to numerous less vaunted UNESCO-listed attractions. Here are a few of our favorites.

Holy Trails

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With epic landscapes and lore that is ancient, complex, and tragic, Armenia offers a visceral historic bonanza that takes in some of Christianity’s most sacred symbols.

To Be Precise

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Japan’s array of classical gardens showcases the country’s penchant for considered minimalism at a glorious zenith.

Agra Beyond the Taj

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India’s most iconic building hogs the limelight, but the former capital of the Mughal Empire is rich in other highlights.

Myths and Bliss

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There’s are more layers to Langkawi — one of Malaysia’s most visually stunning island destinations — than meets the eye

Tal tales

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Ancient folk traditions such as talchum — a mask dance drama — belie South Korea’s reputation for tech-obsessed modernity

Fabulous Fortresses

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Visitors can find compelling insight into Vietnam’s colorful history at majestic ruined citadels throughout the nation.

Baku: A Capital of Contrast on the Caspian

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Azerbaijan’s multi-layered capital is far more than just a “Dubai on the Caspian”

Next for Unesco? What’s Coming for the List in Asia

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It can take years or decades for a site to achieve Unesco World Heritage status, but inclusion means a great deal of time and study — and tourists.

The Plain of Jars Just Got More Interesting

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Some of the Plain of Jars megaliths are thought to be much older than previously thought.

A Quarter Century of Conservation at the Mogao Caves of Dunhuang

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In the mid-nineties a team from the Getty Conservation Institute began working with the Dunhuang Academy to develop the China Principles to protect the Mogao Caves.