On assignment to Laos for the first time since the 1970s, Tony Wheeler heads up the Mekong to investigate the thousands of Buddhist sculptures found in these spectacular caves.
Blurring the line between sacred and profane, Shaxi locals prostrate before a one-of-a-kind replica of the female reproductive organ, praying for a smooth childbirth.
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.
One of Hinduism’s holiest, the north Indian city draws travellers from around the world seeking spiritual peace.
Experience the real life of a travel writer as Lonely Planet founder Tony Wheeler heads to Southeast Asia and begins his trip by breaking down on the country’s crumbling roads.
Lonely Planet writer Shawn Low heads to the remote region of Yunnan, China, to observe an electric summer tradition that is part skill and part colourful showmanship.