ancient-architecture

AS THE SPIRITS MOVE YOU: One of Japan’s great secrets can be found south of Kyoto in Ise-Shima, a region of unspoiled beauty where the country’s Shinto religious traditions are strongest - photography: Erik Johnson - text: Pico Iyer - Travel + Leisure June 2017

  • “The Buddhist temple of Seiganto-ji overlooks Japan’s tallest waterfall, Nachi-no-Taki”

If the Arch of Titus looks familiar to you, it’s probably because the monument is the inspiration for Paris’ Arc de Triomphe. 

Arch of Titus, Rome, Italy 

THE GOLDEN SEASON: South Koreans revere the strange and ruggedly beautiful mountains east of Seoul for their power to soothe the spirit - photography: Frederic Lagrange - text: Krys Lee - Travel + Leisure October 2016

  • “Sinheungsa is the head temple of the 1,200-year-old Jogye order of Korean Buddhism”