Brihadeeswarar Temple – The Big Temple with no shadow in Thanjavur (Tanjore)

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Have you heard of the Living Chola Temples? Temples that have no shadows? Or have been built with material that was not native to the place? Or have dozens of underground secret passages? Well, these are just some of the … Continued

Humayun’s Tomb – The Garden of Tombs in Delhi

posted in: Asia, Cities, Delhi, Heritage, India | 61

Recently, I came across this article on India Then and Now which had a comparison between what some famous landmarks looked like in the past to what they now appear in the present. Among the many that I saw, I … Continued

When Streets have Life – Penang Street Art

posted in: Asia, Cities, Heritage, Malaysia | 79

Typically when you arrive at a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you expect the tales of yesteryears preserved within the century-old walls. There is a certain thrill in walking along these to unravel those lost stories and that is possibly why … Continued

Lost in the Lanes of Kathmandu Durbar Square

posted in: Asia, Culture, Heritage, Nepal | 64

Historically, Kathmandu in Nepal has had three major Durbar Squares (Kingdoms) – Patan, Bhaktapur and the Kathmandu Durbar Square. All three of these are now UNESCO World Heritage sites and are major attractions for any traveler visiting Kathmandu. Rightly so, … Continued

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