theberntraveler 136
 
Quezon City, Philippines
I write. I travel. I talk. I share. I'm an passionate traveler with a special affinity to cultural sites and practices. I'm an ardent hunter of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The world has become a classroom I cannot resist attending. A knowledgeable traveler is an empowered traveler.
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Prasat Kravan, Siem Reap, CambodiaPrasat KravanSiem Reap, CambodiaOften ignored and underappreciated, Prasat Kravan is one of my favourites in Angkor. This is one of the oldest monuments in the area, and is made...La Asuncion de la ?uestra Se?ora Church, Santa Maria, PhilippinesLa Asuncion de la ?uestra Se?ora ChurchSanta Maria, PhilippinesWhat determines the center of a town in the Philippines? The church. But in the case of the town of Sta. Maria, its church is situated on top of a...Sta. Lucia Well, Taal, PhilippinesSta. Lucia WellTaal, PhilippinesThe spring-fed Santa Lucia Well is the spot where the apparition of the Lady of Caysasay was seen by two locals. The coral stone arch was built in...Mindanao State University-Lanao National College of Arts and Trades, Marawi City, PhilippinesMindanao State University-Lanao National College of Arts and TradesMarawi City, PhilippinesSining Kambayoka's performance of the "kasingkil", a highly sophisticated Southeast Asian dance. It retells that part of the "Darangan Epic" (a...Tanjung benoa ( Watersport), Kuta, IndonesiaTanjung benoa ( Watersport)Kuta, IndonesiaThe highlight of this place is its watersports - banana boat ride, para-gliding, scuba diving, among others. This is probably the number one bet if...Signal Hill Observatory Tower, Kota Kinabalu, MalaysiaSignal Hill Observatory TowerKota Kinabalu, MalaysiaOne of the better places to witness sunset while in this humble city, it sports a short jungle trek to reach the observation post. Going up the...Pura Tirta Empul, Gianyar, IndonesiaPura Tirta EmpulGianyar, IndonesiaThe source of the "holy water" that feeds the Pakerisan watershed area's subak (irrigation systems). In the photo are devote Hindu Balinese...Preah Vihear Temple, Preah Vihear, CambodiaPreah Vihear TemplePreah Vihear, CambodiaPreach Vihear Temple: older than most in Angkor proper, a royal temple off-route the ancient Angkorian Road, unique architecture and layout, odic...Jingci Temple, Hangzhou, ChinaJingci TempleHangzhou, ChinaGiven the high entrance fee at the Leifeng Pagoda, I diverted my attention to seeing the nearby Jingci Temple, one of the most important Buddhist...Bamboo Resort in Cheron Island, Culion, Palawan, Culion, PhilippinesBamboo Resort in Cheron Island, Culion, PalawanCulion, Philippines2 hours by boat from Coron town is the private island called Cheron - managed by Bamboo Island Resort. When we went there, we were only around 8 on...Pagburnayan, Vigan, PhilippinesPagburnayanVigan, PhilippinesThe pottery workshop of Fidel Go, a National Folk Artist of the Philippines for pottery, houses the longest functional dragon kiln in the country....Sangiran Early Man Site, Surakarta, IndonesiaSangiran Early Man SiteSurakarta, IndonesiaBeing the homeland of the Java Man --an early hominid that roamed the area as early as a million years ago-- and other ancient flora and fauna...The Ruins, Bacolod, PhilippinesThe RuinsBacolod, PhilippinesIt requires passing through a dirt road among farming fields to reach this site. It is the ruins of the mansion of one of the most illustrious...Mounts Iglit - Baco National Park, Sablayan, PhilippinesMounts Iglit - Baco National ParkSablayan, PhilippinesStayed in the Mts. Iglit-Baco National Park for 5 days, living amongst the local Mangyan tribes (one of the oldest indigenous people groups in the...Musium Purbakala Sangiran, Surakarta, IndonesiaMusium Purbakala SangiranSurakarta, IndonesiaBeing the homeland of the Java Man --an early hominid that roamed the area as early as a million years ago-- and other ancient flora and fauna...Vigan Heritage Village, Vigan, PhilippinesVigan Heritage VillageVigan, PhilippinesLights, camera, action! The historic town of Vigan at dusk. Known as the best example of a Spanish-era planned town in Asia, Vigan is a fusion of...Ancient Town Fengjing, Shanghai, ChinaAncient Town FengjingShanghai, ChinaFengjing is an ancient water town within the greater province of Shanghai. This site is known to be the birthplace of the "Jinshan peasant...
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