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?
Visitors to Dublin are likely to pay a visit to the Trinity College campus, with its beautiful buildings, and the famous Book of Kells on display. So how did it get to be so important?
Holyrood Palace was once the home of the Scottish monarchy, so its walls are rich with stories from over the years. Plus, the Abbey is from the 12th century! So what has all happened there?
Taking almost 150 years to complete, and dedicated to Santa Maria del Fiore, the Florence Duomo Cathedral now stands proudly at the heart of the city. So, what’s the story of how it was built?
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?
Rosslyn Chapel is a small building from the outside, but don’t let appearances fool you – inside you will find extraordinary carvings, telling fascinating stories, and the church has a long, rich, complex history to uncover. So, what are you waiting for?
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?
The Royal Mile is the heart of Edinburgh, and St Giles’ Cathedral is one of the most impressive looking buildings on the entire street. It’s stood there for centuries and been an integral part of the city and its community. So what’s the big deal with it then?