Don’t make The Great Wall and The Terracotta Museum the only historic stops on your Chinese vacation. The country’s beautiful temples also shouldn’t be missed. China has so many temples you’d be hard pressed to see them all, but the following sites should make any tourist’s itinerary. Lingyin Temple, or Temple of the Soul’s Retreat, […]

The allure of Thailand’s markets and elephant parks is irresistible to tourists, but if you want to learn about the heart of this Asian nation you’ll need to travel to its temples, known as wats. These are hundreds of wats around the popular tourist town of Chiang Mai, and as their Buddhist residents want for […]

Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua Yannasampanno monastery is a modest place of worship, unremarkable in many ways. In fact, if it were not for its unique residents you wouldn’t know about this site in regional Thailand at all. But here tourists travel daily to marvel at the monks who share their lives with tigers. Buddhism […]

As a tourist traveling to Japan, you should be mindful of local customs and etiquette, especially when visiting the nation’s temples and shrines. When visiting these religious sites behave calmly and respectfully. You may show your respect at a temple by tossing a coin into the offering box and saying a short prayer. Shrines also […]