In the capital of Thailand, Bangkok, the Grand Palace is one of the most important buildings in the city. It has been home to the country’s royal family for centuries – so why did they choose to build it here?
Victoria Peak, also known as The Peak, is the highest point on Hong Kong Island. With sweeping views over the city, it has become Hong Kong’s most popular tourist attraction – and its most expensive residential area! So how did this hill become so popular?
Meiji Jingu, or Meiji Shrine in English, is a serene temple in the middle of Tokyo, dedicated to one of Japan’s former emperors – so who was Meiji and why was he so important?
Taiwan is a small island nation, and Taipei is its capital city. It was once part of Imperial China – but how did it become the last stronghold of the Republic of China now?
The Forbidden City is one of the most important places in Beijing. It was once the Imperial Palace for the ruling dynasties of China – so what happened within these walls?
In the 1950s, the Korean Peninsula was ravaged by warfare, splitting the country into North and South. The War Memorial of Korea in Seoul tells the story – so, what happened?
Wat Arun, or the Temple of Dawn, is one of the most iconic locations in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. There has been a Buddhist temple on the site for centuries – but how did the current structure come to be?
The Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall is one of the most popular sights in Taipei today, a beautiful piece of architecture. So, who is the man it is dedicated to, and what was his role in history?
Hong Kong is one of the most unique cities in the world, and one of the most densely populated! Once part of China, but then occupied by the British for many years, it is now a fusion of East and West, of tradition and modernity. So, what’s the whole story?
Towering high on a mountain top, far from the skyscrapers of Central, sits the beautiful Po Lin Monastery, and its Big Buddha, or Tian Tan Buddha, statue. It’s one of the largest seated Buddha statues in the world – so how did it get up there in the first place?