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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.

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Growing up in a democratic suburb away from the designer labels and the big money of Manila’s central business districts has its benefits.
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The World’s Largest Camel Fair is Seeing its Last Days

For the Rabari people in Rajasthan, camel trading is a way of life. Attending the Pushkar Camel Fair – the largest of its kind in the world – offers a window into this unique desert culture.

Charming Wakayama

Over 2,500 years ago in the misty history of ancient Japan, the Emperor Jimmu sought the perfect place to rule over his country. He...

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...

The Enchantment of Tehran

Kamin Mohammadi recounts her childhood in Tehran, the snowy winters spent snowball fighting with her cousins and the after-school cup of café glacé with her aunt.
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Travel Mongolia: Traditional Customs

The diverse terrain of Mongolia has wrought a unique culture born of the steppe, desert and city— we delve into some practices that have been given UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage status.

Top 5 Places to Visit in Shan State

One of the most exciting train rides in Asia begins from Mandalay to Lashio via the Gokteik Viaduct. The 15-hour train journey crosses from...

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