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With a one-trillion-dollar economy, Southeast Asia's largest market is becoming increasingly attractive to international executives.
The Baoxiang Temple, near the old caravan town of Shaxi, has been welcoming visitors for more than 100 years. The catch? Visitors are expected to help feed the clan of golden monkeys.
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.
One of Hinduism’s holiest, the north Indian city draws travellers from around the world seeking spiritual peace.
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.
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.