Visiting Varanasi (Benares): History, Sunrise, and the Ghats

A Guide to Eating Thali in India

Cosmology Shapes Design of Angkor Wat Temple

Sri Lanka: Dambulla Cave Temple (Video)

In this video, we take a walk through Sri Lanka’s magnificent Dambulla Cave Temple 2 (Cave of the Great King), which is filled with the country’s premier 18th century Kandy style sculptures and paintings.

Sri Lanka: Polonnaruwa Vatadage (Video)

Explore Sri Lanka’s 12th century Buddhist vatadage (covered stupa temple) in Polonnaruwa. This video of the Polonnaruwa Vatadage is produced in conjunction our guidebook on the subject “Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle: Anuradhapura, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, and Dambulla.”

Best Parks to See Tigers in India

Touring Mount Vesuvius – Hiking Tips & Directions

Wooden Chariot Builders in Puri, India (Video)

Enormous wooden structures resembling a Hindu temple on wheels are designed to carry images of a deity through the streets during major festivals. In the weeks leading up to the festival, a team of professional chariot builders are brought in to build these chariots from scratch. In this episode of Approach Guides’ On Location series, we take you behind the scenes to watch the fascinating process of chariot builders constructing a Hindu wooden chariot in Puri, India (Orissa).

Istanbul Skyline: A View from the Golden Horn (Video)

Take a guided tour of Istanbul’s skyline. We highlight the principal monuments in Istanbul’s old city (Fatih) visible from the Galata Tower across the Golden Horn in this video, which is a part of Approach Guides’ On Location video series.

This video was created in conjunction with our two guidebooks in our Istanbul Revealed series: Hagia Sophia and Sinan’s mosques.

The Faces of Angkor (Video)

The stone-carved faces are one of Angkor’s most iconic images. Explore what makes them unique in this Insights series video by Approach Guides’ founder David Raezer. It is produced in conjunction our guidebook, “The Temples of Angkor