Boating Grand Canal of China: From Suzhou to Hangzhou

May 19, 2017 seenplaces 0

China’s Grand Canal is 2,000 years old, 1,764 km (1,103 mi) long, and dwarfs any other man-made waterway on earth. Running south from Beijing, it connects all China’s major, east-west running rivers, and thus most of its major cities, in a single, gigantic system. No longer significant to modem transport, […]

Gorge Tiger Leaping

May 19, 2017 seenplaces 0

Where the Yangtze, Mekong and Salween rivers rush side-by-side out of Tibet and south along China’s border with Burma the towering ridge Yulong Xueshan (Jade Dragon Snow Mountain) forces the Yangtze into an abrupt change of direction known as The Great Bend. It turns north, the mountains close in, and the […]

Rupea Fortress, Romania

May 16, 2017 seenplaces 0

Rupea Fortress is one of the oldest archaeological remains on the territory of Romania, the first signs of human settlements dating from the Paleotic and early Neolithic (5,500-3,500 BC). The first documentary testimony dates back to 1324 when the Saxons revolted against King Carol Robert, Hungary, fled inside the fortress, […]

Comana Delta: Natural Biosphere Reserve near Bucharest

May 6, 2017 seenplaces 0

Comana Natural Park was declared a protected area by Government Decision no. 2151 of November 30, 2004, published in the Official Gazette of Romania, no. 38 of 12 January 2005 (on the establishment of the protected area regime for new areas) . It covers an area of 24.963 ha and […]