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Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Door to Hell in Turkmenistan

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Natural gas holeHell door Turkmenistan or "The Door to Hell" is a 230 feet large natural gas hole. On 1971, Soviet geologists were drilling the ground found there was a big cave filled with natural gas. The team decided to break the cave to avoid the poisonous gas leakage and continue digging. They burned the gas and expected that it would be stopped within few days. But unexpectedly the fire is still burning since 1971. The name, "Door to Hell", was given to the field by the locals. The hot spots range over an area with a width of 60 metres and to a depth of about 20 metres.
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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Wall Of China

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The protecting wall of chinaThe Great Wall is one of the greatest wonders of the world. It is winds up and down across deserts, grasslands, mountains and plateaus, stretching approximately 8,851.8 kilometres from east to west of China. Several part of the walls had been built in the 5th century BC. Some of the sections are now in ruins or have disappeared. The great wall was listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO in 1987. The Wall we see today was mostly built during the Ming Dynasty. The Wall has served as a monument of the Chinese nation throughout history.
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Friday, March 30, 2012

Torres Del Paine

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Torres del Paine National ParkTorres del Paine National Park is part of the National System of Protected Forested Areas of Chile. It is one of the largest and most visited parks in Chile. The park averages around 150,000 visitors a year, who come from all over the world. Visiting the park is recommended between late December and late February, during the southern summer. Not only is the weather more hospitable, but daylight hours are very long given the extreme southern latitude. Outside of this time frame, the weather becomes too extreme for the majority of the public, and daylight dwindles to only a few hours a day.
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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Karstic Peaks Guilin

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Yangshuo is located in Yangshuo Town. Surrounded by karst peaks and bordered on one side by the Li River. It is easily accessible by bus or by boat from nearby Guilin. Over the years, it has become popular with foreign backpackers. Visitors to Yangshuo can swim in the Li River or the cleaner Yu Long (Dragon River), climb one of many nearby karst peaks, hire a bicycle for a cycling trip through the karst scenery, arrange a sightseeing trip on the Li River by bamboo raft or cruise boat, or visit a number of local cave systems, including a butterfly cave.

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Karstic Peaks Guilin

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