Ninjas and Buddhas in Luoyang

I was skeptical to visit these after such a wonderful day exploring the Yungang Grottoes, but I had nothing to worry about. In fact, if I had to recommend just one, it would be the Longmen Grottoes! Although the caves themselves don't have the colour or detail of Yungang, the scale of the complex will blow your mind.

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Vladivostok: Off the Beaten Track in Russia

Whichever way you look at it, Vladivostok in far eastern Russia is off the beaten track. However, this is the one of the countryโ€™s main tourist destinations. Previously a closed city for military reasons, the city is attracting more and more tourists, particularly those who are travelling on the Trans-Siberian railway. Independent travel to the …