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Pangandaran / Java

Posted in Landscapes, Latest of Asienreisender with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 5, 2015 by Thim Kwai

Pangandaran is a town at the south coast of Java. It’s the most popular tourist destination for the Javanese, so it’s pretty touristic and in times of holidays very crowded. Nevertheless it’s still a destination worth to spend a few days here. Particularly Pananjung Pangandaran Nature Reserve, a nature park situated on a peninsula behind the town is worth to be visited. It’s one of the last few patches of tropical rainforest who are left on the heavily overpopulated island of Java.

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Phnom Bayang / Cambodia

Posted in Latest of Asienreisender, Sights with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 21, 2014 by Thim Kwai

Widely unknown is this little sight at the Cambodian/Vietnamese border at Phnom Dien/Tinh Bien. The five monuments on top of Phnom Bayang mountain consist of a main hindu temple from the early 7th century and four side temples. It’s said they were built as a victory memorial of the empire of water Chenla over the empire of Funan. There is no touristic infrastructure at the sight and very few visitors make their way up to the mountain. It’s rather an attraction for archeologists, historians and some who want to leave the beaten paths.

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Phnom Bayang main temple. Image by Asienreisender, 11/2014

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