From the Great Wall of China to the pyramids of Egypt, modern tourists can still experience a touch of the past at these great travel destinations.
THE rain has gone, Dali's streets sparkle and puffs of mist decorate the mountains.
THE Formica benchtops and plastic flowers are the first features that make the train feel like a time machine.
I WAS admiring two kneeling bronze elephants, which guard the rear entrance to Beijing's majestic Forbidden City, when the emperor approached.
As our cruise along the Li River neared its end, the back deck of our boat was filled with people holding up 20-yuan notes and smiling for the cameras.
IN the ancient city of Samarkand stands a monument to the grandiose vision of a brutal warlord.