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The island province of Negros Oriental in the Philippines is a haven for explorers who prefer off-the-beaten-track adventures

Still Standing: Tasmania’s Richmond Bridge – Landmark of Convict Labours

TASMANIA’S Richmond Bridge is a tribute to simple form and a lasting symbol of Australia’s European origins. While surviving convict-built bridges are still relatively...

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HUẾ MY LOVE

“Huế Tinh Yeu Cua Toi” (“Huế My Love”) is one of the many songs written about the beautiful city of Huế. Visiting the city, you’re almost certain to hear one of the many Huế songs playing in coffee shops.

A Pilgrim’s Progress

Follow five of Asia’s most majestic pilgrimages – from Japan’s snow country, to the mountainous vistas of Tibet and Sri Lanka, and trace religious passages through India and Turkey.

Pachyderm Parade

The Surin Elephant Roundup has its origins in Thailand’s royal hunts in the Ayutthaya period. Today, the festival is a nod to the region’s status as the "land of elephants".

Natural Gems of Thailand

The land known for its hospitality, multiple temples and great food has a host of natural wonders that beckon.

The Makings of an Icon – A showcase of Asian portraits

By Steve McCurry/Magnum Photos For the rest of this article (Asian Geographic No.122 Issue 6 /2016 ) and other stories, check out our past issues here or download...

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