Asia

Beijing, capital city of China

Beijing is both one of China’s most modern, aspiring cities and a true ancient citadel.…

Bangkok, capital city of Thailand

The close quarters of Bangkok mean that most of life is conducted right out in…

Bandar Seri Begawan, capital city of Brunei

Many visitors come to Bandar Seri Begawan expecting an extravagant mini-Dubai, but the capital city…

Baku, capital city of Azerbaijan

Baku is easily the most cosmopolitan city in the Caucasus. There are few cities that…

Baghdad, capital city of Iraq

Modern Iraq was born from ancient Mesopotamia, nestled in the fertile valleys created by the…

Astana, capital city of Kazakhstan

Astana is a new capital with a long history. Although the city was founded in…

Ashgabat, capital city of Turkmenistan

Ashgabat is Turkmenistan’s showcase city, where shimmering gold domes top extravagant marble palaces and manicured…

Ankara, capital city of Turkey

Once a small, unassuming capital, Ankara has since blossomed to become a truly international city…

Amman, capital city of Jordan

Amman is a city with split personalities. In Eastern Amman, conservative and Islamic ideals rule…

Abu Dhabi, capital city of United Arab Emirates

Only 50 years ago, the sparse cityscape of Abu Dhabi was dominated by a few…