Category Archives: InFocus

Tiger Leaping Gorge, the best hike in China – photo essay and hiking information

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Chattering birds breaking the distant rumble of the river a thousand metres below your feet. The sunlight bathing the snowy tops of souring mountains. The hike along Tiger Leaping Gorge contains some of China's most sparkling views, every step is invigorating, every corner contains breathtaking vistas...
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Iskanderkul lake, Tajikistan – photo essay and tourist information

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Iskanderkul lake has it all and is a breathtaking landscape for those who make the effort to get to one of Tajikistan's most hard to reach jewels. Set at 2195m above sea level, it is a great introduction to the Fann Mountains as the scenery along the winding dirt road is spectacular in itself.
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Registan, Samarkand, Uzbekistan – photo essay and tourist information

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To some the Registan is the finest sight in all of Central Asia and is isn't hyperbole to say that you must see this place before you die. Boasting three of the oldest medressas anywhere in the world, the open planned square is the centre of the UNESCO city of Samarkand and is a playground for photographers...
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Itchan Kala, Khiva, Uzbekistan – photo essay and tourist information

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Itchan Kala is the walled inner city of the silk road city of Khiva in Uzbekistan, which was once the last stop before Iran for caravans following the trade routes from China. The space is a magical place of more than 50 monuments and over 250 traditional dwellings and is arguably the finest collection of Muslim architecture anywhere in Central Asia...
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Yazd Old Town, Iran – photo essay and tourist information (+VIDEO)

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Losing yourself in the maze of mud bricked kuches (lanes) of the ancient city of Yazd is one of the highlights of any trip to Iran. Explore the narrow winding alleys and search out the simple courtyards, covered walkways and ornately carved wooden doors that make it such an atmospheric place ...
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Persepolis, Iran – photo essay and tourist information

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Founded in 518 B.C. as the capital of the Achaemenid Empire, the city of Persepolis (meaning the city of Persians) is one of Iran's top tourist destinations and a breathtaking attraction. Despite being a shadow of its former self, the ruins of the structures that can be seen today still leave an indelible mark ...
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