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Huế

Indochina . Before 1990, several explorations were conducted by Vietnamese and foreign groups but the mystery of this area still remained. From 1990 on, there marked a turning point in discovering activities, from exploration to research, thus full documents for submission to UNESCO for World Natural Heritage nomination were made available. thumb left 200px Inside Tien Son Cave (File:Phongnhacave.jpg) Image:Phongnhatourism.jpg 200px thumb right Boats for tourist in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National


Huntington Beach, California

. * Jessie Godderz, professional bodybuilder with the World Natural Body Building Federation, contestant on Big Brother 10 (Big Brother 10 (U.S.)) and Big Brother 11 (Big Brother 11 (U.S.)) Jessie's bio, ''CBS.com''. Retrieved 2008-07-08. *Julio Cesar Gonzalez, boxer, 1996 Olympic Games athlete for Mexico, WBO light-heavyweight champion 2003, attended Edison High, was killed in 2012 by a drunk


Chengdu

, Chengdu. Scientists believe that success in the reintroduction project would potentially help save the endangered giant panda. Retired NBA basketball star and animal activist Yao Ming attended the ceremony. Main sights World natural and cultural heritage sites Mount Qingcheng Mount Qingcheng is amongst the most important centres of Taoism (Daoism) in China. It is situated in the suburbs of Dujiangyan City and connected to downtown


Montenegro

mountain with natural, cultural and historical scenery * Mount Ostrog — the amazing monastery situated on the almost vertical cliff of Mount Ostrog * Perast — beautiful small village, a UNESCO World Natural and Historical Heritage Site * Prokletije National Park - hiking and mountain climbing are this park's main attraction * Skadar Lake National Park — the largest lake on the Balkans and the natural habitat of the very diverse flora and fauna * Sveti Stefan — picturesque


Northern Ireland

of Northern Ireland, about three miles (4.8 km) northeast of the town of Bushmills. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986, and a National Nature Reserve in 1987 by the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland. In a 2005 poll (opinion poll) of ''Radio Times'' readers, the Giant's Causeway was named as the fourth greatest natural wonder (Wonders of the World) in the United Kingdom. Report of poll result BBC.co.uk Retrieved 10 December 2006. The tops of the columns form stepping stones that lead from the cliff foot and disappear under the sea. Most of the columns are hexagonal, although there are also some with four, five, seven and eight sides. The tallest are about 12 metres (39 ft) high, and the solidified lava in the cliffs is 28 metres thick in places. The Giant's Causeway is today owned and managed by the National Trust (National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty) and it is the most popular tourist attraction in Northern Ireland. WikiPedia:Northern Ireland Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom Northern Ireland commons:Northern Ireland


Vietnam

, ranging between Vietnam has two World Natural Heritage Sites – Hạ Long Bay and Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park – and six World Network


Iraq

and Iraq in the northwest. Various small islands (List of islands in the Persian Gulf) lie within the Persian Gulf, some of which are the subject of territorial disputes (territorial disputes in the Persian Gulf) between the states of the region. In 2002, the Persian Gulf nations of Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE, produced about 25% of the world's oil, held nearly two-thirds of the world's crude oil reserves, and about 35% of the world natural gas reserves


Argentina

Iguazu Falls on the border between Argentina and Brazil, are one of the New Seven World Natural Wonders (New7Wonders of Nature). Bamboo "saxophones" Although not true saxophones, inexpensive keyless folk versions of the saxophone made of bamboo were developed in the 20th century by instrument makers in Hawaii, Jamaica, Thailand, Indonesia, Ethiopia, and Argentina. The Hawaiian instrument, called a xaphoon, was invented during


Mexico


Brazil

. South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands may be associated with either South America or Antarctica. thumb center 800px Iguazu Falls (File:Iguazu Décembre 2007 - Panorama 7.jpg) on the border between Argentina and Brazil, are one of the New Seven World Natural Wonders (New7Wonders of Nature). Spanish is important in Brazil because of its proximity to and increased trade with its Spanish-speaking neighbors, and because of its membership in the Mercosur trading


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