The Ruins of Old Nor. Nor was once a successful and large city. No one knows what happened to cause its citizens to abandon it. Centuries later, a small village was built farther south and named after the mysterious city.
Kakku, Myanmar. travel deep into the Shan hills to the hidden 'forest of temples' at Kakku. More than 5,000 stupas from the 11th century rise high above a plain. Wander amid these mysterious stupas, far from the tourist trail.
Bagan, Before Dawn Virtually all of Bagan’s 3,000 temples, pagodas and shrines are active and in good repair today, maintained for religious use by both locals and distant benefactors. Most were built between the 9th and 13th centuries.
The Road to Samarkand by Thomas Thiemeyer (cropped for detail)