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World’s most original Ferris wheels

From a human-powered machine in Utah to China’s traffic-stopping Tianjin Eye, the classic ride is climbing to new heights and taking travellers along for the ride.


Localites

Mumbai’s elephantine festival

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Starting 9 September, join the millions heading to India’s most populous city to celebrate the birth of the elephant-headed Hindu god of wisdom, Ganesha.
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Weaving a new future in Laos

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In and around Luang Prabang, increased tourism is posing a real risk to the traditional textiles that have been sought after since the Tang dynasty.
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Kazakhstan’s enduring nomadic legacy

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An early morning visit to Uzun Agach’s stockyard reveals how livestock remain vitally central to traditional culture – for city and country dwellers alike.


Travel Luxe

Play one-on-one with a giant panda

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For a price in the high six figures, a few lucky travellers get the chance to feed, bathe and exercise the endangered animals in Chengdu, China.
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Holy ground in post-Soviet Kazakhstan

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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.


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