A Window on the Silla
Seeing Gyeongju in Silla costume

A Window on the Silla

In brief: The Silla Kingdom of south-central Korea endured for nearly 900 years until 935. Today its legacy comes alive in its former capital, Gyeongju. It's thrilling to discover a history completely unknown to us.…

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Uncrossed borders – Korea’s DMZ
Reunion sculpture, infiltration tunnel 3

Uncrossed borders – Korea’s DMZ

In brief: For South (and likely North) Koreans, memories of war, of division are still strongly emotional and whose hopes for reunion, for peace still endure. We seized the opportunity to visit the DMZ (the…

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Zanabazar – Mongolia’s monastic hero
Zanabazar goddesses, Bogd Khan summer palace

Zanabazar – Mongolia’s monastic hero

In brief: The 17th c. monk Zanabazar has become a fitting hero for the newly independent Mongolian people, one whose legacy has been spiritual, practical and artistic. Born in 1635 in Tibet, Undur Gegeen Zanabazar…

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