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Historic Town of Vigan

Country: Philippines | Type: Cultural | Theme: Colonial, Urban Landscape Introduction to Historic Town of Vigan The island city of Vigan is located in Ilocos Sur province in The Philippines and is its capital. It is situated on the coast of the sizable island of Luzon to the west and is oriented towards the South China Sea. This city is among the many …

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Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca

Country: Malaysia | Type: Cultural | Theme: Colonial, Urban Landscape  Introduction to Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca The historic cities of Melaka and George Town both developed on different areas of the Straits of Malacca. They both experienced over 500 years of trading between East and West. The Straits of Malacca are the longest straits in the …

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Luang prabang

Luang Prabang

Country: Laos | Type: Cultural | Theme: Urban Landscape  Introduction to Town of Luang Prabang Luang Prabang is nestled at the center of the mountainous area of northern Laos amidst limestone hills wrapping around the entire area. There is a local legend that Buddha rested at the site of Luang Prabang and smiled, indicating that it was the future location of a …

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Komodo National Park

Country: Indonesia | Type: Natural | Theme: Wildlife Introduction to Komodo National Park The Komodo National Park lies 200 nautical miles to the east of Bali in Indonesia. It is between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores in the Lesser Sunda Islands. This is a unique biosphere which was created from a huge volcanic uplift. It is the only area where the …

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Sangiran Museum

Sangiran Early Man Site

Country: Indonesia | Type: Cultural | Theme: Geology, Paleontology  Introduction to Sangiran Early Man Site Sangiran is a well-known archaeological excavation site located on the island of Java in Indonesia. It is in the Solo River Valley about 15km north of Surakarta. During excavations first carried out in 1936, this unique site revealed a number of fossils of some of our earliest human …

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Hoi An Ancient Town

Country: Vietnam | Type: Cultural | Theme: Maritime, Urban Landscape Introduction to Hoi An Ancient Town Hoi An is an exceptionally well-preserved ancient town dating back to the 15th century. It is located in central Vietnam at the mouth of the Thu Bon River on the South China Sea. As an ancient trading port its buildings and street plan reflect the influences that …

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Javan Rhino - Ujung Kulon National Park

Ujung Kulon National Park

Country: Indonesia | Type: Natural | Theme: Forest, Geology, Natural Landscape, Volcanic Introduction to Ujung Kulon National Park The Ujung Kulon National Park is located on the south-western tip of Java on the Sunda shelf. It is in the Banten province, formerly West Java. This lush jungle park is connected to the mainland by a narrow, swampy isthmus. The lowland forested national park covers an …

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Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System- World Heritage Site

Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System

Country: China | Type: Cultural | Theme: Public Works, Religious Structure  Introduction to Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System The Dujiangyan Irrigation System is distinctive because it functions without utilizing dams and is therefore a masterful work of water preservation engineering in China. The system utilizes the slope of the land from the northwest to southeast, the water table, regional topography, and …

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