Category: Asia


The word Kolkata derives from the Bengali term Kôlikata, the name of one of three villages in the area where the city eventually was to be established.


Bali 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.

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.


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.

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.


Kyōto 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.