Why you shouldn’t ride an elephant video

Travellers are starting to become more aware of the ethics of elephant riding.

Many don't realise the gentle giant below them has probably been extensively tortured to make that moment possible.

How's this for a makeover?

Kampung Pelangi in Indonesia has had a makeover - 230 houses have been painted from top to bottom, along with bridges ...

The before and after pics tell the story - this Indonesian village has gone all out for colour and it's pretty wild.

The Japanese Camino de Santiago

Henro, or pilgrims on Japan's Shikoku Island.

This being Japan, there are many ways of completing the Shikoku Island pilgrimage route.

Climbing China's sacred mountain video

China's most sacred mountain, Taishan or Mount Tai.

For thousands of years, Taishan has been a source of inspiration for poets and thinkers.

Hot Spot of the week: Hong Kong

Buddha's birthday is celebrated by scrambling up a tall tower covered in handmade buns. 

On Cheung Chau Island, the Buddha's birthday is celebrated by scrambling up a tall tower covered in handmade buns. 

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