Champasak (or Champassak, Champasack) is a province in southwestern Laos, near the borders with Thailand and Cambodia. It is one of the three principalities that succeeded the Lao kingdom of Lan Xang. In 2005, it had a reported population of 607,333. The capital is Pakse, but it takes its name from Champasak, the former capital of the Kingdom of Champasak. Continue reading Photos of Champasak Province, Laos
Vang Vieng is a tourist-oriented town in Laos in Vientiane Province about four hours bus ride north of the capital. The town lies on the Nam Song River. The most notable feature of the area is the karst hill landscape surrounding the town. Continue reading Photos of Vang Vieng, Laos
Tendra Spit is a sandbar in Black Sea near the coast of Kherson Oblast in Ukraine. The island serves as a separation of Gulf of Tendra from Black Sea located at the southern and western part of the bay.
Tendra Spit is a sandbar in Black Sea near the coast of Kherson Oblast in Ukraine. The island serves as a separation of Gulf of Tendra from Black Sea located at the southern and western part of the bay. In the west the island has a spit Bili Kuchuhury which stretching east through the Gulf of Tendra as a shoal reaches the Yahorlyk Kut peninsula. Continue reading Photos of Tendra Spit, Ukraine
Bogë (definite Albanian form: Boga) is a village in the former Shkrel municipality, northern Albania. The village is divided in two sections, consisting of Preçaj and Kolaj neighborhoods. Continue reading Photos of Bogë, Albania
Miniatürk is a miniature park situated at the north-eastern shore of Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey. It was opened May 2, 2003. Miniatürk covers a total area of 60,000 square metres (650,000 sq ft). It is one of the world’s largest miniature parks with its 15,000 m2 (160,000 sq ft) model area. The park contains 122 models in 1:25 scale. It contains structures from in and around Turkey, as well as interpretations of historic structures. Continue reading Photos of Miniatürk. Istanbul, Turkey
The Palanok Castle or Mukachevo Castle is a historic castle in the city of Mukachevo in the western Ukrainian oblast (province) of Zakarpattia. The Palanok Castle is delicately preserved, and is located on a former 68 metre high volcanic hill. The castle complex consists of three parts: the high, middle, and low castle. Continue reading Photos of Palanok Castle, Ukraine
Buthrotum was an ancient Greek and later Roman city in Epirus. In modern times it is an archeological site in Vlorë County, Albania, some 14 kilometres south of Sarandë and close to the Greek border. Continue reading Photos of Buthrotum, Albania