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9 travel features tagged “Arts & Architecture”

In Pakistan, imposing tombs that few have seen

Just 90km west of the largest city in Pakistan, Makli is the final resting place of more than half a million people. Yet its intricate tombs are little known to travellers today.
Read more… 08 August 2014


Holy ground in post-Soviet Kazakhstan

Built entirely of wood using no nails more than a century ago, Zenkov Cathedral was re-consecrated following independence and is now an active place of worship.
28 August 2013


Kazakhstan’s 21st-century capital

Astana, the world’s youngest capital city, reflects the futuristic vision of its authoritarian president, contrasting sharply with its setting in Central Asia’s remote steppes.
07 June 2013


Make art not war in South Korea

Only 6km from the North Korea border is the Heyri Art Village, a bohemian cultural centre that exhibits works from some of the finest artists and architects, in Korea and abroad.
Read more… 10 July 2012


The Passport blog

Spying formerly forbidden art in Uzbekistan

New tours and a documentary provide access to the Savitsky collection — 44,000 Russian avant-garde artworks, many of which were once banned by Joseph Stalin.
Read more… 05 October 2011


A future Dhaka, through its past

Life pulses through Puran Dhaka, the most historic part of Bangladesh’s capital.
15 August 2011


Kazakhstan’s space-age city

Since the president of Kazakhstan declared Astana to be the nation’s capital, this once rundown city has undergone a complete architectural revolution.
17 March 2011


New horizons in Kazakhstan

A space-age city jutting out of the vast plains of central Asia – welcome to Kazakhstan’s new capital, Astana.
Read more… 17 March 2011


Sri Lanka’s architectural treasures

From forts to temples, the island’s colonial and Buddhist heritage is rich and varied.
Read more… 20 October 2010


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