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Boj completed his Masters in Geography, Urban and Regional Planning at the Peking University in China. His specialization is National Park Management and World Heritage Studies.

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Sambor Prei Kuk Boj

Sambor Prei Kuk by Boj Capati

From Phnom Penh, it is possible to do a day trip to Sambor Prei Kuk, a beautiful pre-Angkorian temple complex in the middle of the forest. The Kampong Thom local tourism office actively encourages tourists to arrange visits with local communities - from tuk-tuk rides, tour guide service and site interpretation.

According to my guide, Sambor (many) Prei (forest) Kuk (temples), means, many temples inside the forest. Indeed, SPK is situated in a distinct landscape, different from the vast plain of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, or the sacred cliff of Prasat Preah Vihear. The forest appears to be an integral element of the temple complex, no wonder the site is nominated as a cultural landscape

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Mt. Pulag National Park (T) Boj

Mt. Pulag National Park (T) by Boj

Mt. Pulag is the highest peak in Luzon island (the third highest in the Philippines), and is arguably the most effectively managed National Park in the country. It is being nominated under (ix) and (x) biodiversity - and rightly so, as this site best represents a unique array of endemic flora and fauna of the Cordillera Biogeographic Zone.

Despite its mighty height, Pulag is one of the country's easiest hikes. The grassland peak can be reached within 5-6 hours of gentle trek.

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Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park (T) Boj

Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park (T) by Boj

Several protected areas are found within the Sierra Madre Mountain Range, the longest in the Philippines, at 680km-420mi from Cagayan province in the north to Quezon province in the south. One of the protected areas found in the mountain range is the Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park, also the country's largest protected area.

It is a biodiverse site, a home to a number of PH "flagship" species like the Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) and the Philippine freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis). The enclosed photo is one of the many crocodile lakes found along the western side of the park, close to the buffer zone. The crocodiles are currently under the care of the PH environment, the local communities and the Mabuwaya Foundation, a conservation NGO.

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Mt. Malindang Range Natural Park (T) Boj

Mt. Malindang Range Natural Park (T) by Boj

Mt. Malindang is found in Mindanao island, in southern Philippines. The Malindang mountain range is not only a biodiverse site (home to a number of endemics), it is also blessed with crazy beautiful natural scenery, such as volcanic calderas which are now crater lakes, waterfalls, canyons and hot springs.

It is home to the Subanon indigenous people, the caretakers and residents of the mountain.

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Butuan Archeological Sites (T) Boj

Butuan Archeological Sites (T) by Boj

Butuan in nothern Mindanao is synonymous to the balangays, or the archaeological remains of large open-air wooden boats. The balangay is a testimony to the rich maritime history of the Philippines. These boats are declared National Cultural Treasures, and are considered prehistoric link of the Philippines with the rest of insular Southeast Asia (and beyond).

The excavation sites in Butuan are now under the management of the National Museum, and as mentioned by the museum caretaker, have more artifacts to reveal. In fact, there is more to discover in the city of Butuan, not just in the areas along the river delta (where the balangays were excavated), but also in its nearby hills/mountains.

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Name: Boj

Country: Philippines & China

Visited WHS: 130

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Proposal New WHS: Batanes Cultural Landscape, Chocolate Hills

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Update 24.09.17

Lists

  1. Mount Qingcheng and Dujiangyan
  2. Xidi and Hongcun
  3. Longmen Grottoes
  4. Imperial Tombs
  5. Kinabalu Park
  6. Gunung Mulu
  7. Yungang Grottoes
  8. Aranjuez
  9. Three parallel rivers of Yunnan
  10. Novodevichy Convent
  11. Macao
  12. Hani Rice Terraces
  13. Kaiping Diaolou
  14. Fujian Tulou
  15. Yin Xu
  16. Primeval Beech Forests
  17. Koguryo Kingdom
  18. Luis Barragán House and Studio
  19. Kii Mountain Range
  20. Bali Subak system
  21. Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries
  22. Melaka and George Town
  23. Preah Vihear Temple
  24. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
  25. South China Karst
  26. Central University City Campus of the UNAM
  27. Jeju
  28. Mount Wutai
  29. Australian Convict Sites
  30. Royal Joseon Tombs
  31. Thang Long
  32. West Lake
  33. Jantar Mantar
  34. Al Ain
  35. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  36. Camino Real
  37. Chengjiang Fossil Site
  38. Site of Xanadu
  39. Lenggong Valley
  40. Mount Hamiguitan
  41. Silk Roads
  42. Grand Canal
  43. Singapore Botanic Gardens
  44. Sambor Prei Kuk
  45. Kulangsu
  46. Sydney Opera House
  47. Nancy
  48. Red Fort
  49. Humayun's Tomb
  50. Qutb Minar
  51. Hill Forts of Rajasthan
  52. Agra Fort
  53. Taj Mahal
  54. Fatehpur Sikri
  55. Statue of Liberty
  56. Segovia
  57. El Escurial
  58. Keoladeo National Park
  59. Budapest
  60. Hollókö
  61. Mexico City and Xochimilco
  62. Teotihuacan
  63. Mount Taishan
  64. Great Wall
  65. Imperial Palace
  66. Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
  67. Peking Man Site
  68. Kandy
  69. Old Town of Galle
  70. Strasbourg
  71. Vigan
  72. Potsdam
  73. Kremlin and Red Square
  74. Huangshan
  75. Sukhothai
  76. Ban Chiang
  77. Ayutthaya
  78. Dong Phayayen
  79. Borobudur
  80. Sangiran Early Man Site
  81. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  82. Reims
  83. Ujung Kulon National Park
  84. White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal
  85. Church of the Ascension, Kolomenskoye
  86. Jiuzhaigou Valley
  87. Huanglong
  88. Wulingyuan
  89. Prambanan
  90. Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River
  91. Trinity Sergius Lavra
  92. Horyu-ji Area
  93. Angkor
  94. Ha Long Bay
  95. Baroque Churches
  96. Hué
  97. Ancient Kyoto
  98. Mountain Resort, Chengde
  99. Temple, Mansion and Cemetery of Confucius
  100. Wudang Mountains
  101. Potala Palace
  102. Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
  103. Jongmyo Shrine
  104. Schokland
  105. Grand Canyon
  106. Defence Line of Amsterdam
  107. Genbaku Dome
  108. Itsukushima Shrine
  109. Lushan National Park
  110. Mount Emei, including Leshan Giant Buddha
  111. Old Town of Lijiang
  112. Ping Yao
  113. Classical Gardens of Suzhou
  114. Changdeokgung Palace Complex
  115. Hwaseong Fortress
  116. Kinderdijk
  117. Grand Place, Brussels
  118. Ancient Nara
  119. Lyon
  120. Alcala de Henares
  121. Summer Palace
  122. Temple of Heaven
  123. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  124. Dazu Rock Carvings
  125. Nikko
  126. Greater Blue Mountains
  127. Hoi An
  128. My Son
  129. Phong Nha - Ke Bang
  130. Gochang, Hwasun, and Ganghwa Dolmen
  1. Ancient Residences in Shanxi and Shaanxi Provinces (T)
  2. Ancient Tea Plantations of Jingmai Mountain in Pu'er (T)
  3. Apo Reef Natural Park (T)
  4. Archaeological Sites of the Ancient Shu State: Site at Jinsha and Joint Tombs of Boat- shaped Coffins in Chengdu City, S (T)
  5. Baroque Churches of the Philippines (Extension) (T)
  6. Butuan Archeological Sites (T)
  7. Chinese Section of the Silk Road (T)
  8. Chocolate Hills Natural Monument (T)
  9. City Walls of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (T)
  10. Coron Island Natural Biotic Area (T)
  11. Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo's Home-Study Museum (T)
  12. El Nido-Taytay Managed Resource Protected Area (T)
  13. Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings (T)
  14. Kabayan Mummy Burial Caves (T)
  15. Mayon Volcano Natural Park (T)
  16. Mt. Iglit-Baco National Park (T)
  17. Mt. Malindang Range Natural Park (T)
  18. Mt. Pulag National Park (T)
  19. Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park (T)
  20. Paleolithic Archaelogical Sites in Cagayan Valley (T)
  21. Petroglyphs and Petrographs of the Philippines (T)
  22. Temples, Shrines and other structures of Ancient Kamakura (T)
  23. The Ancient Waterfront Towns in the South of Yangtze River (T)
  24. The Central Axis of Beijing (including Beihai) (T)
  25. The Chinese Section of the Silk Roads (T)
  26. The Old Town of Jakarta (Formerly old Batavia) and 4 Outlying Islands (Onrust, Kelor, Cipir dan Bidadari) (T)
  27. The Tabon Cave Complex and all of Lipuun Point (T)
  28. Trowulan - Former Capital City of Majapahit Kingdom (T)
  29. Wooden Structures of Liao Dynasty - Wooden Pagoda of Yingxian County, Main Hall of Fengguo Monastery of Yixian County (T)
  30. Wudalianchi Scenic Spots (T)
  1. Bagan
  2. City of Herat
  3. Coron Island Natural Biotic Area
  4. Dzongs of Bhutan
  5. El Nido Taytay Managed Resource Protected Area
  6. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Frank Gehry
  7. Infrastructure of the Industrial Revolution in Britain
  8. Lake Titicaca
  9. Major Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright
  10. Mecca, Kaaba
  11. Panama Canal
  12. Plain of Jars / Sites Mégalithiques de la province de Xieng Khouang
  13. Railways of the Andes
  14. Rainforests of Polynesia
  15. Silk Roads
  16. Suez Canal
  17. Tana Toraja Cultural Landscape
  18. The Grand Canal
  19. Transiberian Railway
  20. Varanasi