Video: Unearth the Wonders of Deeply Spiritual, Stunningly Beautiful Nepal

From its deeply spiritual people to its breathtaking terrain and time-worn temples, Nepal is a destination unlike any other. Discover its rich cultural and spiritual heritage during a luxury travel adventure, whether you choose to trek through its mountainous landscape, flightsee over Mount Everest or visit a plethora of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, among them Durbar Square. Combine a Nepal journey with travel to India for the ultimate experience.

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Video: Explore Temples and Cultures of Southeast Asia

Get inspired with this glimpse of Images of Indochina & Angkor Wat, a revealing Luxury Small Group Journey from Abercrombie & Kent. Take in the sights and sounds of Southeast Asia: sailing magical Ha Long Bay, sharing a sunrise over Angkor Wat and exploring lively Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok. Experience the local culture with insider access to the traditions, cuisine, markets and temples that define this evocative corner of the world.

Follow along as we spend three days exploring the stunning ruins of ancient Angkor with an expert local guide, including visits to Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. Absorb the mysterious beauty of Ha Long Bay, studded with soaring limestone islands, on an overnight cruise. Delve into Vietnam’s recent history, descending into the Cu Chi Tunnels near Ho Chi Minh City. Experience the vibrancy and color of café culture in Hanoi and Saigon.

You’ll also glimpse the special brand of A&K magic that makes these experiences more than just a collection of destinations — the thoughtful touches that bring our discerning guests back year after year.

 

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Explained: What is a Stupa?

Explained: What is a Stupa?

StupaWhen you travel to Myanmar or other countries in Southeast Asia with A&K, you are bound to see some graceful and majestic stupas dotting the plains and fields surrounding you. They are, perhaps, the region’s most readily recognizable man-made feature. Usually bell-shaped in design and often gilded and bejeweled, stupas are monuments of great significance for devout Buddhists.

Most stupas are constructed of solid brick over an earthen base, with small chambers built into them that enshrine objects of spiritual importance, such as relics of the Buddha, sacred images and holy scriptures. The majority of these structures are sealed, although a few have entrances where Buddhist pilgrims can enter and venerate the relics stored within.

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