Nowruz ushers in the Persian New Year and the summer solstice – a time for feasting, music, and watching buzkashi, offering visitors the ideal opportunity to immerse themselves in local culture.
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.
Spanish colonisation brought Catholicism to the Philippines, where the passion for Christ is honoured in the goriest of Easter festivals.
With exploding fireworks showering crowds in sparks and sometimes flame, the Taunggyi Fire Balloon Festival is not for the faint-hearted!
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".
The Naadam games in Mongolia send the country into a festive frenzy every summer as people revive the ancient glory of a lost empire.
In September 2017, a crew of explorers embarked on an expedition to trace the history of the Silk Road in Uzbekistan. Asian Geographic’s Spencer Nah shares his experience of the expedition – the second in a series of three.
Kazakhstan offers a wealth of adventure for the intrepid traveller. Take a turn into central asia to explore this little-known travel gem.