Inside two of Istanbul’s most famous landmarks: Hagia Sophia and the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (the Blue Mosque). Both are critical to Istanbul’s history.
Horyuji Temple near Nara in Japan might not be the most famous site in the country – but it has a history that makes it one of the most important.
In the small Croatian town of Poreč, most visitors come for the beaches and the bars. But there’s something much more important to see!
The Ostrog Monastery in Montenegro is the most important pilgrimage site in the country. For obvious reasons, it’s also drawing in the tourists.
It’s a long walk to Moulay Idriss. As my feet pound the path, I think of why I’m doing this pilgrimage. Many others have taken this path before me.
It’s the largest Romanesque church in the world and a true marvel of religious architecture. In a small German town, Speyer Cathedral dominates the skyline.
For hundreds of years the statues and the cave paintings of Dambulla have survived, carefully looked after by the devoted. So who created who?
Hundreds of years ago, a relic of Buddha ended up here in Sri Lanka. Today, the temple holding it brings pilgrims from all across the world.
Before tourists arrived on Bali, the Indonesian island had developed a beautiful cultural landscape that’s still visible… but under threat.