Four great ancient cities-to-see

Angkor-Wat, Cambodia

Angkor, Cambodia Angkor is breathtaking even for the best-travelled people. When the population of London hardly reached 50,000, almost one million people lived in the capital of the Khmer Empire. The largest pre-industrial city in the world, Angkor was founded in the 9th century and abandoned in the first half of the 15th century under […]

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Mystical Asia: Five sacred places

Lhasa, Tibet

Asia is breathtaking and enigmatic. The continent is full of mysteries, and at the same time, it seems that it is able to provide answers to the most important questions. Five sacred places to see with your own eyes are listed below. Lhasa, Tibet Lhasa is legendary: supposedly the monks have been living there for […]

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Weird Hindu habits and customs

Hindu Customs

While cooking food, Indians use from 10 to 20 different spices together. A combination of seasonings for a traditional dishes has been passed on from one generation to the next for centuries. Indians write with the help of Devanagari. The special feature of this alphabet is the upper horizontal line, which is «attached» to the dangling […]

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Badrinath Temple: an age-old source of wisdom and penance

Badrinath Temple, India

The Badrinath Temple located is the province of North India at the height of 3 000 m. This place, as well as the Jagannath Temple, the Dwarkadhish temple and the Ramanathaswamy Temple, is a part of four Holy places dedicated to Vishnu, so it attracts a lot of pilgrims every year. Unlike the bright temple territory, […]

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Indian Beauty. Beautiful as an elephant

Indian Girl

The beauty standards adopted in the 1st millennium BC, have remained unchanged in India. A flawless female body must match 32 parameters. For example, three things in a girl should be «deep»: a voice, a sense, and a… navel. Six things should be well-shaped: a nose, eyes, ears, nails, a chest, a neck; five ones […]

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Life in a fairy tale. Five fabulous towns in Asia

Hoi An Village, Vietnam

The world is full of wonderful places that can be illustrated in fairy tales. There you can wander around the streets with savoring every detail and gently sniff the pixie dust scattered in the air. We’ve found five cities in Asia where lives the fairy tale. Pagan (Bagan), Myanmar No matter how much you rub […]

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Indian Summer. The cleanest and the most peaceful beaches in India

Indian Beach

The wave goes away, exposing vast expanse of golden sand. It is possible to wander along the coast to meet the sunset. Just appeasement or enlightenment. If you get lucky. Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Havelock Island. Beach No. 7, or Radhanagar Beach   In one of the best beaches of the Andaman Islands, you can […]

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One shot. India

Rajan Elephant, Andaman Islands

65-years-old Rajan elephant likes swimming in the sea with its keeper. Despite the weight of 5 tons, Indian elephants are excellent in swimming under the sea. Breathing with the five-feet long trunk raised above the water surface. A couple of decades ago, the people of the Andaman Islands used elephants to transport logs from the […]

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Mysore Palace

Mysore Palace, India

The Mysore Palace is one of the most interesting places in India located in Mysore city. It is considered to be the most luxurious palace in the region. Even a cursory glance at a photo is enough to appreciate the magnificent structure. In one’s time, there was situated the residence of Wodeyar family that had […]

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