At sunrise on Adam’s Peak, or Sri Pada, in Sri Lanka, the triangular shadow of the mountain is projected across the forest and countryside in the distance. Photo: Alamy

Climbing Sri Lankan holy mountain Adam’s Peak – and four other temple trails in Asia

  • Seeing the sunrise from the top of the 2,243-metre peak requires a five-hour night climb up 5,000 steps – it’s not for the faint-hearted
  • Adam’s Peak, or Sri Pada, in Sri Lanka has been a pilgrimage site for 1,700 years for Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and Christians
Topic |   Sri Lanka

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At sunrise on Adam’s Peak, or Sri Pada, in Sri Lanka, the triangular shadow of the mountain is projected across the forest and countryside in the distance. Photo: Alamy
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A tower in Strangford, Northern Ireland, one of Game of Thrones’ filming locations. Photo: Alamy

Strangford, Northern Ireland: where Game of Thrones’ House of Stark rules, Winterfell stands and direwolves roam

  • The picturesque coastal village has found fame as a filming location for the popular HBO fantasy show
  • Tour groups follow the same predictable path, missing out on some of the loveliest aspects of the area
Topic |   Ireland

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A tower in Strangford, Northern Ireland, one of Game of Thrones’ filming locations. Photo: Alamy
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