Inside Ramnagar Fort is a museum, which tells you the history of the fort and its inhabitants. It also keeps a rare collection of texts and manuscripts, including books decorated with illustrations in delightful miniature. It will explain t…"
Not India's most impressive fort, this one needs looking at closely to appreciate it properly, because much of the appeal is in the detail and varied architecture rather than the unity that most Indian forts are known for. It was supposed to have…"
This temple is visited by hundreds of people each day, most specially Tantriks, it's right on the pilgrimage trail to Varanasi. It's a 'shaktipeeth', which means it's supposed to be a seat of female power. What you'll see amongst the throngs is a statu…"
Built in 1583, this fort directly overlooks the Yamuna river, right near the point where it meets its more famous sister, the Ganges. It's not just the positioning that's impressive, when it was built its huge towers and galleries were thought to be the…"
As you may sadly be able to imagine, this is one of Europe's largest Jewish Cemeteries, and has several mass graves as well as more than 200,000 marked graves. The mass graves are mostly the final resting places of Jews from Warsaw's Jewish Ghetto. The…"
At the top of this column in Castle Square stands a proud King Zygmunt III Waza – whose name is frequently translated to Sigismund, so it's often referred to as Sigismund's Column. He's dressed in armour and has a cross in one hand and a sword in …"
Rectangular and terracotta are the two words you'd first use about Warsaw's Royal Castle. As with most royal castles, this one has pride of place at the entrance to the Old Town on Plac Zamkowy, the main square. It's not the site's original structure &…"
Tucked away about 90kms east of Chichén Itzá lie the ruins of another great Pre-Columbian city. At its largest the city was home to about 50,000 people, many of whom would have been farmers tending to the land surrounding the city. Most o…"
Amalia Hernández started this dance company with eight dancers in 1952, its aim being to present and preserve pre-Hispanic folk dances from all over Mexico. The company has survived for almost 60 years and some of the pieces being performed haven…"
Though the Spanish conquistadors were searching for a city of gold many modern day visitors prefer silver. In the form of Mexico's traditional jewellery with its unique design and patterns. Taxco is where a lot of the colonial silver came from, it was …"
This park has its name because it's in American Samoa – not because America's in the habit of annexing bits of other countries for their own national parks – although it's technically annexed half of Samoa so... Political studies aside …"
"You've missed the Great Barrier Reef!"