11 alternative Asian destinations

You marvelled at the Taj Mahal, partied in Phuket and wandered along the Great Wall of China. But there are plenty of other places to discover in Asia.

Khachkars

Learn more about khachkars, one of Armenia’s most important and conspicuous architectural features. 

A walking tour of Almaty

Discover what not to miss on a visit to Almaty with our walking tour of the city. 

The otherworldly architecture of Astana

The Kazakh capital is home to some of the most bizarre buildings in the world. 

Towers and Tortellini: Taking a Bite of Bologna

It’s a world in itself, this pianeta porticata – ‘arcaded planet’, as the Bolognesi call their peculiar city. They like to be different, the Bolognesi.

Jerusalem’s holiest sites

At the crossroads of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Jerusalem is home to some of the most important religious sites in the world. 

Our favourite UNESCO-listed towns

We take a look at some of the most beautiful UNESCO towns around the world. 

The Mouseman of Kilburn

Author Mike Bagshaw tells the story of this local woodcarver.

Pargeting

This art of decorative plastering is a regular feature of buildings across Suffolk.

The Cultural Triangle

Home to four of Sri Lanka’s most impressive UNESCO sites, the Cultural Triangle is a must-see on any trip to the country.