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Lenggong Valley

Timonator Germany - 13-Mar-24

Lenggong Valley

In the Lenggong Valley I have visited in this order the Tasik Raban, Archeological Museum, Gua Ngaum, another cave close to Gua Ngaum, Bukit Jawa und Gua Badak. To my understanding and according to the maps on unesco website and in the archeological museum all of the places except Tasik Raban should be in the buffer zone and the cave (Gua) Ngaum and its neighbouring caves, the museum and Bukit Jawa should also be in the core zone of the WHS.  We took the guide Chou Z Lam that our host in Kuala Kangsar recommended and I would also recommend him (WhatsApp: +60 11-1083 2046). He had a car

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Tropical Rainforest Sumatra

Timonator Germany - 02-Mar-24

Tropical Rainforest Sumatra

The Gunung Lauser National Park is special as it is one of the few places on earth where you can see the Orang Utan (ind. for Man of the Forest) live wild. However due to the rehabilitation program the Orang Utans seen very adapted to humans and because tourist groups leave their fruit snacks along the hiking paths there is a natural attraction for the apes to come close. We saw eleven in total incl. male with typical face and many mother/ child duos. On day 2 and 3 of our hike we were also alone with two orang utans each which was amazing. Of course it's not all about Orang Utan in this tropical rainforest, but it surely is the highlight

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Rio Abiseo National Park

Timonator Germany - 02-Nov-23

Rio Abiseo National Park

We´ve made it to the Río Abiseo National Park in Peru! Apparently it´s one of the more difficult places to visit in South America but with the knowledge I have gained I thjnk it is quite feasable for everyone now. Nevertheless it cost me an investment of at least 3 days of travelling and planning to make it

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Huascaran National Park

Timonator Germany - 27-Oct-23

Huascaran National Park

We did the daytrip to Laguna 69, which was offered by our hostel and operated by Solis for 50 /S per Person plus the entrance fee to the NP of 30 /S for one day. I will not describe the details of the hike as it was done before in other reviews e.g. by Fréderic.

However for me the weather in the middle of October was not very good. It was cloudy until noon when we reached the lagoon and up there it started hailing and raining. On the way back down it was a frequently changing mixture of rain and sunshine. Due to the clouds the views of the snow capped mountains were limited and also the colours of the lagoons were less bright than with light. Actually the most beautiful lagoon was the "female" lagoon of the Llanganucos were you pass by in the bus on the way to the trailhead of laguna 69 and normally a photostop is made

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Chan Chan

Timonator Germany - 27-Oct-23

Chan Chan

We stayed for a week in Huanchaco, which is a former fishermen's village and nowadays town close to Trujillo on the other side of the historical town of Chan Chan which is basically separating Huanchaco from Trujillo together with the airport. Huanchaco is nice- we took our first surf classes, there´s always fresh fish until sunset and you can witness the usage of the caballitos de tortora (reet boats) that have been used since ancient times by Moche and Chimú cultures and probably don´t qualify for modern safety standards.  Chimú is also the culture that lived in Chan Chan until 1500 a.D.. It developed from the Moche culture that habituated the coast and had its centre at the Río Moche a bit south of Trujillo

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Dubrovnik 4.5
Istanbul 4.5
Chavin 4
Iguacu 4
Ayutthaya 3.5
Chan Chan 3.5
Cuzco 3.5
Sucre 3.5
Lima 3
Potosi 3
  1. Auckland Volcanic Fields (T)
  2. Brooklyn Bridge (T)
  3. Cal Orck'o: Footprints of time (T)
  4. Central Park (T)
  5. Chachapoyas sites of the Utcubamba Valley (T)
  6. City of Tigre and its rowing clubs (T)
  7. Cueva de las Manos and associated sites of the Pinturas river basin (T)
  8. Delhi - A Heritage City (T)
  9. Ellis Island (T)
  10. Guano Islands, Islets, and Capes National Reserve System (T)
  11. Historic Center of the City of Trujillo (T)
  12. Iconic Riverfront of the Historic City of Varanasi (T)
  13. Insular area and bay of Colonia del Sacramento (T)
  14. Jerusalem (T)
  15. Kahurangi National Park, Farewell Spit and Canaan karst system (T)
  16. La Moneda Palace (T)
  17. Lake Titicaca (T)
  18. Le champ de bataille de Waterloo, la fin de l’épopée napoléonienne (T)
  19. Le Panorama de la Bataille de Waterloo, exemple particulièrement significatif de « Phénomène de Panoramas » (T)
  20. Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (France) (T)
  21. Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (Italy) (T)
  22. Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (Monaco) (T)
  23. Napier Art Deco historic precinct (T)
  24. Nasca Aqueducts (T)
  25. Sacred Titicaca Lake (T)
  26. San Pedro de Atacama (T)
  27. Templo San Buenaventura de Yaguaron (T)
  28. The broader region of Mount Olympus (T)
  29. The Jewish Cemetery of Altona Königstrasse. Sephardic Sepulchral Culture of the 17th and 18th century between Europe and the Caribbean (T)
  30. The Olive Grove Landscapes of Andalusia (T)
  31. The Padang Civic Ensemble (T)
  32. Torres del Paine and Bernardo O'Higgins National Parks, Region of Magallanes (T)
  33. Waitangi Treaty Grounds (T)
  34. Wineries and Vineyards for traditional Pisco Production (T)
  35. Yerba Mate Cultural Landscape (T)

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