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A painting on the wall of Golgulsa Temple in Gyeongju, South Korea.

Golgulsa: The Most Kick-Ass Temple in Korea

When I think about Buddhist temples, two different images come to mind. First, I think of a monk sitting under a tree, with a gray robe and a shaved head, meditating. Second, I think of the monks of Kung-fu movies, meditating b...
by Jim Cheney
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A row of Terra Cotta Warriors in Xi'an, China.

The World’s Most Disappointing Tourist Attraction: Xian’s Terracotta Warriors

The Colosseum in Rome. Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Chichen Itza in Mexico. Some sites around the world were absolutely amazing to see in person no matter how many times I’d seen pictures of them or how much I’d built th...
by Jim Cheney
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Aya Sofia, where Christian frescoes stand alongside Muslim Icons in Istanbul, Turkey.

5 Reasons You Should Visit Turkey on Your Next Trip

Without a doubt, Turkey is one of the world’s hottest tourist destinations. Ranking as the 6th most visited country in the world in 2011, the total number of international tourists nearly doubled between 2004 and 2011. Du...
by Jim Cheney
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Amazing urban vistas from around the world

5 Amazing Urban Vistas in Asia and North America

In almost every city around the world, there is an amazing vantage point where you can view the city skyline. In some cities, this is an observation deck, but in others, there is a natural rise in the land that provides for an ...
by Jim Cheney
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Seokbulsa Temple in Busan, South Korea is one of the most beautiful Buddhist temples in all of South Korea.

Seokbulsa: South Korea’s Hidden Jewel

I’ve seen a lot of temples. From Buddhist, to Tao, to Hindu, I’ve seen enough temples to make my eyes bulge. Some have been old, and some have been newer; some have been in cities, and some have been the middle of a...
by Jim Cheney
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Two characters act during the Byeolsingut Talnori Dance at the Andong Mask Festival in South Korea.

The 2013 Andong Mask Festival: Korea’s Must-See Event

Korea is known as a country with many great festivals. From cherry blossoms, to mud, to beautiful lanterns, there are festivals for nearly everything. In my opinion though, one of the best festivals in Korea, and certainly the ...
by Jim Cheney
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