of us still think of Vietnam as a nation
heavily involved in war, though the
reality couldn’t be further from the
Vietnam is a gorgeous nation,
based on a foundation of stunning
natural beauty and calming village
continues to hold highlands and
rainforest regions brimming with new
species awaiting discovery and teeming
with exotic wildlife. Additionally, its
beaches are perfect for a relaxing,
decades free of war have provided
Vietnam ample opportunity to take
advantage of its national union, and
they certainly have maximized their
potential, becoming one of today's most
outstanding travel destinations.
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country of Cambodia is home to some of
the most spectacular religious temples
in the world.
These temples are centered on the
village of Siem Reap, some 200 miles
from Cambodia's capital of Phnom Penh. Built
during the reigns of several Cambodian
kings the temples and edifices of Angkor
Wat constitute the largest religious
site in the world, and are built on a
scale that rivals the pyramids in Egypt
and the Mayan temples in Central and
Though decades of political
turmoil kept the world away from
Cambodia, a new openness has allowed
many people from other cultures to
explore Angkor Wat and experience the
wonder of its many temples and towers.
historical accounts differ slightly, it
is generally agreed that building on the
site of Angkor Wat began during the
eighth or ninth century.
From this time until the
mid-fifteenth century (with many
stoppages due to regime changes and
wars) several building projects were
Many of the kings and rulers who
came to power during this period started
their own temples, pyramids, and other
structures; these structures were
designed to become their tombs upon
However, as the landlocked
Cambodian kingdom shrunk and faced
pressures from other nations (in
particular Thailand and Vietnam) Angkor
Wat's importance faded, and the city was
finally taken by the Thais and sacked in
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is a unique country.
As an example, you will find a
magnificently beautiful capital city
where just hard-line party members are
allowed to live.
This country also excludes the
elderly and pregnant women, who must
live in beautiful Paekdusan, which
However, Korea is a beautiful
country with gorgeous national parks and
The history of the Cold War also
draws people in from around the world,
eager to experience the long history and
the current day beauty of this country.
estimate that the first Koreans were
born around 2333 BC although some
scientists insist their history dates
back to around 30,000 BC when central
and northern Asia tribes came to the
Regardless, the tribes of Korea
felt tremendous pressure from China so
in the 1st century, the
Koreans banded to create a kingdom
This kingdom was quite
impressive, including pleasure gardens,
pagodas, and palaces, which actually
helped influence the culture of Japan. Click
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