Discover how Husna-Tara Prakesh left a career in academia in England for love in Bengal, and ended up opening two of the region’s most beautiful hotels.
Most travellers are, to a greater or lesser extent, curious about the history of places they visit. Whether you like to immerse yourself in museums, temples, ruins and relics, or simply hear entertaining anecdotes from bygone eras, learning a little about a destination’s past can be fascinating, shining a light on progress and how it has come to be.
If you’re a history buff looking to get stuck into the bygone days of Asia, you’ve come to the right place. Our travel experts know the best excursions and activities to help you connect with a country’s past, and this blog can provide inspiration on where to start. Alternatively, if you’d simply like to dip your toe into the historical realm, that’s fine by us too: we love to learn through the stories of people we meet, as much as through words on a page. Get in touch with a specialist today to find out more about tapping into the history of Asia.
What springs to mind when you think of Cambodia? For most it’s the 12th century wonder of the world, Angkor Wat: a magnificent piece of architecture and a must-see for…
I’ve been asked many times how the temples in Bagan, Myanmar, and those around Siem Reap, Cambodia compare, and which are better. I’ve been lucky enough to visit both sites over the years and the short answer is that neither one is better than the other. Both have their own charms and unique selling points and are truly awe-inspiring places to visit.
On the 4th of February, 2015, Sri Lanka celebrated its 67th anniversary of independence. The fight for independence started soon after the colonisation in 1815 and the uprisings have dotted history since 1817.