Month: October 2022

  • Buddhist sites: Religious tourism in Pakistan

    RELIGIOUS tourism is an important part of the tourism industry and is also called special interest tourism. It is usually related to the followers of specific faiths who visit sites that are considered holy sites. Religious sites are not only visited by the pilgrims but also visited by non-religious tourists since they have cultural, historical […]

  • Treasures of Afghan History, Art and Culture

    The Guimet National Museum of Asian Arts in Paris is displaying the fruits of a century of partnership between France and Afghanistan. A relaxed Buddha, made of unbaked clay, from around the seventh century, discovered by Jean Carl in 1937 in an excavation by La Délégation Archéologique Française en Afghanistan, or DAFA. By Nazanin Lankarani […]

  • In Taiwan, an exhibition exploring the afterlife of East and Southeast Asia captures the spirit of the island

    More than 200,000 people have flocked to Ghosts and Hell: The Underworld in Asian Art at Tainan Art Museum, which unites Chinese jiangshi vampires, costumes from a Thai ghost festival and the wandering female spirit of Southeast Asian folklore. On a Thursday morning at the end of September, lines are already out the door at […]

  • 500-year-old 3-storey Thai pagoda crumbles after days of heavy rain

    Glass and bronze Buddha statues were found amongst the rubble. Donations are being sought for the restoration of a 500-year-old pagoda in Thailand that collapsed on Thursday (Sep. 29) after heavy rain. Located at Wat Sri Suphan in Chiang Mai’s Muang district, footage of the incident showed the moment the damaged structure crumbled into a […]