Asia Pacific


Rescuing Angkor

An unprecedented effort to reclaim the ancient temples from the Cambodian jungle is racing against a tourist onslaught


Korea: A House Divided

Fifty years after the armistice, the two Koreas' legacy of conflict underlies a deepening crisis

Central St. Petersburg, with its scores of palaces (including the Belozersky), has witnessed many crises in Russia's turbulent history.

Russia's Treasure-House

Searching for the past on the eve of St. Petersburg's 300th anniversary, a former foreign correspondent finds the future



Close encounters from Burma to pre-Civil War Manhattan

International conservators have been concerned about Pagan's restorations since 1996, when Burma's ruling junta began cutting corners by whitewashing interior walls , using concrete as mortar and constructing temples, some from the ground up, with new pink brick .

Sacred and Profaned

Misguided restorations of the exquisite Buddhist shrines of Pagan in Burma may do more harm than good


Three Kiwis?

No, dear reader, this isn't Auckland Today

Katu-Yaryk pass

Across the Russian Wilds

Roughing it 5,000 miles, the author and his companions went places few Russians ever see


With Clive in India

He Conquered Bengal, drove the French from India and built a civil service. But was he a savior or plunderer?


Travel Tips

Travel tips from this month's Journeys column

Ayers Rock

Another Hump on the Horizon: Ayers Rock


The Resurrection of the Stones

Rising stark against the night sky, spectral ruins recall the wealth and power of Britain's once-great monasteries


Yankee Go Home — and Take Me with You!

More than 50 years after independence, Filipinos still chafe—and cheer—at the lingering legacies of U.S. colonialism

Big Trouble

After years of abuse and neglect, Thailand's elephants are approaching the point of no return


Vietnam Now

In the center of Saigon, streets glow with signs of new prosperity and trails of light from passing vehicles

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