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Shifen waterfall, Taiwan

Shifen waterfall is a scenic waterfall located in Pingxi District, Taiwan, on the upper reaches of the Keelung River. The falls’ total height is 20 meters (66 feet) and 40 meters in width, making it the broadest waterfall in Taiwan.It is a cascade… Read More


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Boracay Beach, Philippines

Boracay is a small island in the Philippines located approximately 315 km (196 mi) south of Manila and 2 km off the northwest tip of Panay Islandin the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. Boracay Island and its beaches have received awards from numerous travel publications and agencies. The island comprises… Read More


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Mount Everest

Mount Everest is the Earth’s highest mountain, with a peak at 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level and the 5th tallest mountain measured from the centre of the Earth. It is located in the Mahalangursection of the Himalayas. The international border between China and Nepal runs across the precise… Read More


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The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is a series of  fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China in part to protect the Chinese Empire or its… Read More


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Phuket, Thailand

Phuket is an island off the south-west coast of  Thailand in Asia. Phuket offers the adventure that most people dream of when they think of Thailand. Its lush green hills, soft beige beaches, and cerulean waters comprise an… Read More


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Maldives

Maldives, officially the Republic of the Maldives and also referred to as the Maldive Islands, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean consisting of a double chain of twenty-six atolls, oriented north-south, that lie between Minicoy Island (the southernmost part of Lakshadweep,India) and the Chagos Archipelago. The chains stand in the Laccadive… Read More


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Siem Reap, Cambodia: Temples of Angkor

Angkor is a region of Cambodia that served as the seat of the Khmer Empire, which flourished from approximately the 9th to 15th centuries. The word Angkor is derived from the Sanskrit nagara, meaning “city”. The Angkorian period began in AD 802, when the Khmer Hindu monarch Jayavarman II declared… Read More


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Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is an endorheic lake located in the Jordan Rift Valley, a geographic feature formed by the Dead Sea Transform (DST). This left lateral-movingtransform fault lies along the tectonic plate boundary between the African Plate and the Arabian Plate. It runs between the East Anatolian Fault zone in Turkey and… Read More


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