News @ Puerto Princesa

Seven New Wonders, a hundred million votes, one underground river

Seven New Wonders, a hundred million votes, one underground river

| | | | | By JACKY LYNNE A. OIGA August 21, 2011, 10:56am MANILA, Philippines — Stretching 32.7 kilometers, Palawan’s Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) is currently regarded as the longest underground estuary in the world. On November 11, 2011, it could be known as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature (N7WN) […]

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Travel Guide@Angkor

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

By Derek Ray | Published Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 One hundred and fifty years ago, a French naturalist wandering the jungles of Cambodia stumbled upon an archaeological gold mine. Hidden in the jungle were several temples built by a succession of rulers of the Khmer Empire between the 9th and 12th centuries. King Jayavarman II […]

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Travel Guide@Pingyao

Pingyao: Walled city hides living history

Pingyao: Walled city hides living history

By Jacqueline Smith The historic city of Pingyao has so far kept the sprawl of modern China at bay, writes Jacqueline Smith. The residents of Pingyao didn’t always make a living off golf buggy rides and Bob Marley remixes. The walled city in the Shanxi province, sitting astride the ancient trade route between Shanghai and […]

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News@Komodo

Indonesia Pulls Out Of Wonders Of Nature Selection Process

Indonesia Pulls Out Of Wonders Of Nature Selection Process

JAKARTA, Aug 15 (Bernama) — Indonesia today withdrew its nomination of the Komodo National Park for selection as one of the new seven wonders of nature. Culture and Tourism Minister Jero Wacik announced that the decision was made because the organisers, New Seven Wonders Foundation, were found to be unprofessional in the selection process. He […]

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News @ Hahoe & Yandong

Foreigner sexually assaulted in Hahoe Folk Village

Foreigner sexually assaulted in Hahoe Folk Village

By Nathan Schwartzman Aug 14, 2011 1:43AM UTC In an unprecedented incident with undertones of worry over becoming a foreign relations problem, a female foreigner was sexually assaulted at the Haehoe Folk Village, a United Nations World Heritage Site, in Andong. Read more from the article source.

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Bam

Bam Citadel, 8 Years After Quake

Bam Citadel, 8 Years After Quake

Photos by Hamid Sadeghi, Mehr News Agency Arg-e Bam (Bam citadel) was the largest adobe building in the world, located in Bam, a city in the Kerman Province of southeastern Iran. It is listed by UNESCO as part of the World Heritage Site “Bam and its Cultural Landscape.” This enormous citadel on the Silk Road […]

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Shirakawa-go and Gokayama

A glimpse into Gifu

A glimpse into Gifu

While most tourists to Japan travel along the Golden Route from Tokyo to Kyoto, tour companies are now slowly veering off the beaten path and exploring other destinations. This includes the increasingly popular Gifu prefecture, where many heritage attractions are located. One of the must-see attractions in the region is the quaint village of Shirakawago. […]

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Travel Tip & Travelogue @ Halong

WHAT IF YOUR HALONG BAY CRUISE IS CANCELED IN THE LAST MINUTES?

WHAT IF YOUR HALONG BAY CRUISE IS CANCELED IN THE LAST MINUTES?

| | | | | You’ve got a good deal and now are dreaming about an interesting trip with beautiful cabin, delicious food, friendly staff waiting for you in Halong Bay, Vietnam. You’ll be relaxing on the sundeck while the boat cruises around the rising islands in the fresh air and quiet atmosphere. Your dream […]

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News @ Ho Dynasty Citadel

Site found as stone supplier for Ho Dynasty Citadel

Site found as stone supplier for Ho Dynasty Citadel

A rock site in the northern province of Thanh Hoa has been discovered as the excavation area used for the construction of the Ho Dynasty Citadel, which was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in June. Researchers from Ho Dynasty Citadel Preservation Center announced the discovery Friday after comparing the surface of stones […]

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Sinharaja

Saving Sinharaja: The unfinished Story

Saving Sinharaja: The unfinished Story

(August 06, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Whether Sinharaja has been saved or not, is a big question. I keep on receiving e. mails these days asking me to join in a lead role in the ongoing efforts to save Sinharaja from new intrusions which threaten its existence as a unique biosphere area declared as a […]

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