From its fearsome gold naga guarding the main stairs, its incredibly lavish gold and red interior, and multi-tiered roof, the Haw Pha Bang at Luang Prabang’s Royal Palace looks ancient. But it’s not.
Every spring, the 1,678 Cherry Blossom trees lining Washington DC’s Tidal Basin reach peak bloom in an explosion of floral fireworks lasting only a few days. Information and photos of the 2010-2013 blooms.
Hoan Kiem Lake (also known as Sword Lake, Ho Guom, or Lake of the Returned Sword) is at the very heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter and a cultural heart of the city. And it’s rather beautiful.