Entries from 'Asia'

Bali

Bali is an island on the westernmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands in Indonesia. It is part of the Coral Triangle, the area with the highest biodiversity of marine species. In this area alone, over 500 reef-building coral species can be found.

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Sa Pa

Sa Pa is a frontier township in Lào Cai Province in north-west Vietnam. It was first inhabited by people about whom nothing is known. They left in the entire valley hundreds of petroglyphs, mostly composed of lines, which experts think date from the 15th century and represent local cadastres.

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Hanoi

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and the country’s second largest city by population. The French built a modern administrative city south of Old Hanoi, creating broad, perpendicular tree-lined avenues of opera, churches, public buildings, and luxury villas.

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a special administrative region in southern China. With over 7.4 million people of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre territory, Hong Kong is the world’s fourth-most-densely-populated region.

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Kyoto

Kyoto is a city located in the central part of the island of Honshu, Japan. It has a population close to 1.5 million. It was the imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years. One historical nickname for the city is the City of Ten Thousand Shrines.

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Osaka

Ōsaka is Japan’s third largest city by population after the Tokyo and Yokohama. Historically a merchant city, Osaka has also been known as the “nation’s kitchen” and served as a center for the rice trade during the Edo period.

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Tokyo

Tokyo is often referred to and thought of as a city, but is officially known and governed as a “metropolitan prefecture”, which differs from and combines elements of both a city and a prefecture; a characteristic unique to Tokyo. The Tokyo metropolitan government administers the 23 Special Wards of Tokyo, each governed as an individual…

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