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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 Philippines - 19-May-17

Sambor Prei Kuk

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 Philippines - 07-Apr-17

Mt. Pulag National Park (T)

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 Philippines - 07-Apr-17

Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park (T)

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 Philippines - 07-Apr-17

Mt. Malindang Range Natural Park (T)

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 Philippines - 02-Apr-17

Butuan Archeological Sites (T)

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
Proposal
Batanes Cultural Landscape, Chocolate Hills, Mayon Volcano Natural Park & Galleon Sites
  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. Kabayan Mummy Burial Caves (T)
  14. Mayon Volcano Natural Park (T)
  15. Mt. Iglit-Baco National Park (T)
  16. Mt. Malindang Range Natural Park (T)
  17. Mt. Pulag National Park (T)
  18. Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park (T)
  19. Paleolithic Archaelogical Sites in Cagayan Valley (T)
  20. Petroglyphs and Petrographs of the Philippines (T)
  21. Route of Magellan. First around the World (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)

Top 50 Missing Sites

  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