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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: 132

Most Impressive:

Proposal New WHS: Batanes Cultural Landscape, Chocolate Hills

Update 2018-01-03

  1. Agra Fort
  2. Al Ain
  3. Alcala de Henares
  4. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  5. Ancient Kyoto
  6. Ancient Nara
  7. Angkor
  8. Aranjuez
  9. Australian Convict Sites
  10. Ayutthaya
  11. Bali Subak system
  12. Ban Chiang
  13. Baroque Churches
  14. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
  15. Borobudur
  16. Budapest
  17. Camino Real
  18. Central University City Campus of the UNAM
  19. Changdeokgung Palace Complex
  20. Chengjiang Fossil Site
  21. Church of the Ascension, Kolomenskoye
  22. Classical Gardens of Suzhou
  23. Dazu Rock Carvings
  24. Defence Line of Amsterdam
  25. Dong Phayayen
  26. El Escurial
  27. Fatehpur Sikri
  28. Fujian Tulou
  29. Genbaku Dome
  30. Gochang, Hwasun, and Ganghwa Dolmen
  31. Grand Canal
  32. Grand Canyon
  33. Grand Place, Brussels
  34. Great Wall
  35. Greater Blue Mountains
  36. Gunung Mulu
  37. Ha Long Bay
  38. Hani Rice Terraces
  39. Hill Forts of Rajasthan
  40. Hoi An
  41. Hollókö
  42. Horyu-ji Area
  43. Huanglong
  44. Huangshan
  45. Humayun's Tomb
  46. Hué
  47. Hwaseong Fortress
  48. Imperial Palace
  49. Imperial Tombs
  50. Itsukushima Shrine
  51. Jantar Mantar
  52. Jeju
  53. Jiuzhaigou Valley
  54. Jongmyo Shrine
  55. Kaiping Diaolou
  56. Kandy
  57. Keoladeo National Park
  58. Kii Mountain Range
  59. Kinabalu Park
  60. Kinderdijk
  61. Koguryo Kingdom
  62. Kremlin and Red Square
  63. Kulangsu
  64. Lenggong Valley
  65. Longmen Grottoes
  66. Luang Prabang
  67. Luis Barragán House and Studio
  68. Lushan National Park
  69. Lyon
  70. Macao
  71. Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
  72. Melaka and George Town
  73. Mexico City and Xochimilco
  74. Mount Emei, including Leshan Giant Buddha
  75. Mount Hamiguitan
  76. Mount Qingcheng and Dujiangyan
  77. Mount Taishan
  78. Mount Wutai
  79. Mountain Resort, Chengde
  80. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  81. My Son
  82. Nancy
  83. Nikko
  84. Novodevichy Convent
  85. Old Town of Galle
  86. Old Town of Lijiang
  87. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  88. Peking Man Site
  89. Phong Nha - Ke Bang
  90. Ping Yao
  91. Potala Palace
  92. Potsdam
  93. Prambanan
  94. Preah Vihear Temple
  95. Primeval Beech Forests
  96. Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River
  97. Qutb Minar
  98. Red Fort
  99. Reims
  100. Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
  101. Royal Joseon Tombs
  102. Sambor Prei Kuk
  103. Sangiran Early Man Site
  104. Schokland
  105. Segovia
  106. Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries
  107. Silk Roads
  108. Singapore Botanic Gardens
  109. Site of Xanadu
  110. South China Karst
  111. Statue of Liberty
  112. Strasbourg
  113. Sukhothai
  114. Summer Palace
  115. Sydney Opera House
  116. Taj Mahal
  117. Temple of Heaven
  118. Temple, Mansion and Cemetery of Confucius
  119. Teotihuacan
  120. Thang Long
  121. Three parallel rivers of Yunnan
  122. Trinity Sergius Lavra
  123. Ujung Kulon National Park
  124. Vat Phou
  125. Vigan
  126. West Lake
  127. White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal
  128. Wudang Mountains
  129. Wulingyuan
  130. Xidi and Hongcun
  131. Yin Xu
  132. Yungang Grottoes
  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