ha-long-bay-13-b

Aboard the Junks of Amazing Ha Long Bay

With almost 2000 islets, the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay – meaning “Descending Dragon” in Vietnamese – has a developmental history of over 500 million years. With its amazing biodiversity of tropical oceanic fauna, it is home to thousands of endemic flower and animal species, making …

amazing-huangshan-mountain-3

Huangshan Mountain

Huangshan is a mountain range in southern Anhui province in eastern China. The range is composed of material that was uplifted from an ancient sea during the Mesozoic era, 100 million years ago. The area is well known for its scenery, sunsets, peculiarly shaped granite peaks, Huangshan Pine trees, and …

glorious-mt-fuji-1

Glorious Mt. Fuji

In this stunning photograph we see a bird’s eye view of the majestic Mount Fuji. The picture, along with two others that are equally amazing stunning, was posted to the Japanese site DDN. I wasn’t able to get the photographer ‘s name but this aerial capture was too incredible not …

amazing-japanese-rock-garden-1

Serenity of the Japanese Rock Garden

A deep connection to landscape is part of the culture in Japan. Plants and trees are maintained so that even with the changing of seasons, they are sculpted to remain harmonious with the landscape. photosHD The underlying structure of a Japanese garden is determined by the architecture; that is, the …

ephesus-turkey-

Places in Turkey Not to Miss

Turkey, known officially as the Republic of Turkey, is an Eurasian country that stretches across the Anatolian peninsula in Western Asia and Thrace in the Balkan region of southeastern Europe. Ephesus was an ancient Greek city, and later a major Roman city, on the west coast of Asia Minor, near …

stone forest-4

Shilin Limestone Formations

The Shilin (“Stone Forest”) is a notable set of karst formations located in Yunnan Province, China. The tall rocks seem to emanate from the ground in the manner of stalagmites, with many looking like petrified trees thereby creating the illusion of a forest made of stone. Since 2007, two parts …