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The Trouble With Temple Restoration in Myanmar
September 26, 2016

The Trouble With Temple Restoration in Myanmar

By Luke Hunt
The country is only beginning to reexamine how it preserves its ancient temples.

Pakistan's Vanishing History
July 02, 2016

Pakistan's Vanishing History

By Daud Khattak
Pakistan's 2,000-year-old historical treasures are under threat from religious extremists and smugglers.
Australia’s Bid to Delist UN Protected Forest Rejected
June 29, 2014

Australia’s Bid to Delist UN Protected Forest Rejected

By Jarni Blakkarly
UNESCO takes just 7 minutes to dismiss Australia’s bid to open up forest to logging.

Vietnam: The Ha Long Bay Alliance
May 05, 2014

Vietnam: The Ha Long Bay Alliance

By Katie Jacobs
A new initiative takes on environmental issues at one of Vietnam’s most renowned travel destinations.

Lumbini Discovery: Time to Push Back the Buddha’s Birthday?
November 26, 2013

Lumbini Discovery: Time to Push Back the Buddha’s Birthday?

Buddhism’s central figure may have lived more than a century earlier than previously thought.

Esala Perahera: Elephants, Revelry and Buddha’s Stolen Tooth
August 16, 2013

Esala Perahera: Elephants, Revelry and Buddha’s Stolen Tooth

In Sri Lanka, one of the world’s oldest and liveliest festivals is underway.

Taj Mahal: A Mughal Memorial to Love
June 24, 2013

Taj Mahal: A Mughal Memorial to Love

India’s most iconic building continues to dazzle the world and is recognized as one of its new seven wonders.

Mahendraparvata: Archaeologists Find 1200-Year-Old Lost City Near Angkor Wat
June 17, 2013

Mahendraparvata: Archaeologists Find 1200-Year-Old Lost City Near Angkor Wat

Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient city in the Cambodian jungle.

Listed, UNESCO-Style
August 04, 2010

Listed, UNESCO-Style

21 new World Heritage Sites have just been named. And Asia is definitely in the spotlight.

‘Bibimbap’ Festival Flair
April 23, 2010

‘Bibimbap’ Festival Flair

Korea’s 2010 Jeonju Film Festival is like the favorite dish: colorful and diverse.

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