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7 travel features tagged “History”

Kazakhstan’s enduring nomadic legacy

An early morning visit to Uzun Agach’s stockyard reveals how livestock remain vitally central to traditional culture – for city and country dwellers alike.
30 August 2013


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


Independence days around the world

While the US celebrates with hot dogs and fireworks, freedom festivities can take many forms.
04 July 2013


Ancient Burma’s playful side

The temples and lively spirit of Mrauk U make this timeless village the spiritual successor to Angkor Wat.
Read more… 19 March 2012


A future Dhaka, through its past

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


Saving Dhaka’s heritage

A small band of architects in Bangladesh’s capital is fighting to save the nearly 3,000 historical buildings and colonial mansions in danger of destruction.
Read more… 15 August 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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