ASIAN Geographic is the bi-monthly magazine that scours the region to bring readers the most compelling stories and images from the world's largest and most diverse continent. Readers enjoy a unique melting pot of breathtaking photography and in-depth features covering culture, nature, sustainability issues and exploration into the history of this diverse region. A regular 'Exploration' segment follows brave field editors as they travel deep into Asia's unexplored regions to take readers on a journey.
PLAYING WITH FIRE: The Fire Element • Fire has always provided one of the most prominent metaphors, spanning different peoples and cultures. This significant element represents purification, destruction, power, energy, and transformation. Moreover, thanks to its versatility and practical uses, harnessing fire was an important milestone in early human development.
Folk Tales of Asia • The stories that make us
Chasing the Tale • What are folk tales?
A World of Stories • Whether prominent or lesser-known, these folk tales of Asia are equally riveting
Folk tales in the Modern Era
Epic Reads • The retelling of Asia’s iconic folk tales
Burning with Desire
Symbolisms and Fiery Figures Across Religions
The Hell of All Hells • A Pit of Endless Torment
The Eighteen Layers of Hell
The Ten Courts of Hell
Fire Festivals in Asia
AGNI KELI RULES
The Light That Never Goes Out • The mysterious hillside with an inextinguishable natural fire
Daggers Forged in Fire
Fire Festivals of East Asia
Da Shuhua • Celebrated in January/February
Nachi Fire Festival • Celebrated on July 14