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Travel

I have traveled to several countries in the world and would like to share my photos and some travel information here.

Armenia, Australia, Austria, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Kuwait, Laos, Liechtenstein, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Netherlands, Oman, Poland, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Thailand, Vietnam

Armenia

Original name: Հայաստան (Hayastan)

Capital city: Երևան (Yerevan)

Population: 3,000,000

Languages: հայերեն (Armenian), Русский (Russian)

 

Must see:

Yerevan & around: Republic Square, Erebuni, Cascade, Matenadaran, Garni, Zvartnots, Geghard

East: Lake Sevan

South: Khor Virap, Tatev

North: Lori Berd, Stepanavan Dendropark

 


Australia

Original name: Australia

Capital city: Canberra

Population: 25,000,000

Languages: Australian English, ~20 Aboriginal languages

 

Must see:

Sydney & around: Opera House, Bondi Beach, Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, Blue Mountains, Morisset

Gold Coast: Surfers Paradise, Q1, Sea World, Burleigh Heads, Tamborine National Park, Springbrook National Park

Brisbane & around: City Hall, Riverwalk, Mt Coot-Tha, Fraser Island

Melbourne & around: Cricket Ground, Eureka Tower, Shrine of Remembrance, Wilsons Promontory, Great Ocean Road

Northern Territory: Uluru National Park, Kakadu National Park, Outback


Austria

Original name: Österreich

Capital city: Wien (Vienna)

Population: 9,000,000

Languages: Austrian German

 

Must see:

Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace, City Hall, St. Charle's Church, St. Stephen's Cathedral

Graz: Murinsel

Salzburg: Hohensalzburg Castle

East: Lake Constance, Kitzbühel, Kitzsteinhorn


Brunei

Original name: Brunei

Capital city: Bandar Seri Begawan

Population: 400,000

Languages: Brunei Malay, English, Tutong, Kedayan, Belait, Southern Chinese varieties

 

Must see:

Bandar Seri Begawan: Sultan Omar Mosque, Royal Regalia Museum, Istana Nurul Iman, Kampong Ayer

Temburong: Ulu Temburong National Park


Burma

Original name: မြန်မာ (Myanmar)

Capital city: နေပြည်တော် (Neypyidaw)

Population: 25,000,000

Languages: Burmese, ~100 indigenous languages (major: Shan, Mon, 25 Kukish languages, ~15 Karenic languages, ~15 Burmish languages, several Sal languages)

 

Must see:

Yangon & around: Shwe Dagon Pagoda, Chaukhtatgyi Temple, Sule Pagoda, Inya Lake, Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, Kyaiktiyo Waterfall, Mawlamyine

Mandalay & around: Sagaing, Inle Lake, Old Bagan, Naypyidaw

West: Mrauk-U, Sittwe

South: Sin Htauk Beach, Mergui Archipelago


Cambodia

Original name: កម្ពុជា (Kampuchea)

Capital city:ភ្នំពេញ (Phnom Penh)

Population: 16,000,000

Languages: Khmer, English, Cham, Tampuan, Jarai, ~15 indigenous languages

 

Must see:

Phnom Penh & around: Killing Fields, Tuol Sleng, Royal Palace, Wat Phnom

Northwest: Angkor Wat, Preah Vihear Temple, Battambang

East: Kratie

Southwest: Sihanoukville


China

Original name: 中国 (Zhōngguó)

Capital city: 北京 (Běijīng)

Population: 1,400,000,000

Languages: Mandarin Chinese, Mongolian, Tibetan, Uyghur, Zhuang, ~290 indigenous languages

 

Must see:

Beijing & around: Forbidden City, Tiananmen, Jingshan Park

Shanghai & around: The Bund, Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai Tower

Center: Xi'an, Terracotta Army, Chengdu, Leshan Giant Buddha, Jiuzhaigou, Zhangjiajie, Three Gorges

North: Great Wall, Kubuqi Desert, Harbin

South: Stone Forest, Guilin

West: Ürümqi, Turpan, Kashgar, Lhasa, Potala Palace


Croatia

Original name: Hrvatska

Capital city: Zagreb

Population: 4,000,000

Language: Croatian

 

Must see:

North: Krk, Rijeka, Pula, Plitvice Lakes National Park

South: Dubrovnik


Czech Republic

Original name: Česká republika

Capital city: Praha (Prague)

Population: 10,600,000

Languages: Czech (minorities: Slovak, German, Polish)

 

Must see:

Prague: Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Petřín Lookout Tower, Old Town Hall, Letna Park, Old Town Bridge Tower

North: Sněžk

South: Brno


France

Original name: France

Capital city: Paris

Population: 67,000,000

Languages: French (minorities: Breton, Occitan, Corsican,Provençal, Basque)

 

Must see:

Paris: Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Sacré-Cœur, Champs-Élysées, Disneyland, Louvre, Panthéon, Tour Montparnasse, Quartier Latin, Notre Dame


Germany

Original name: Deutschland

Capital city: Berlin

Population: 83,000,000

Languages: Germany (minorities: Sorbian, Romani, Danish, Frisian)

 

Must see:

Berlin & around: Brandenburg Gate, Fernsehturm, Reichstag, Alexanderplatz, Checkpoint Charlie, East Side Gallery, Central Station, Berlin Cathedral, Sanssouci

Center: Heidelberg, Frankfurt Opera House, Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe, Titan RT

North: Miniatur Wunderland, Elbphilharmonie, Speicherstadt, Wadden Sea

South: Neuschwanstein Castle, Zugspitze, Europa-Park, Königssee

West: Cologne Cathedral, Geierlay

East: Zwinger, Semperoper, Saxon Switzerland National Park


Hong Kong

Original name: 香港 (Hēung góng / Xiānggǎng)

Capital city:

Population: 7,400,000

Languages: Cantonese, English, Mandarin, Hakka, Minnan

 

Must see:

Kawloon & around:Sky100, Victoria Harbour, Victoria Peak, Avenue of Stars

Lantau: Tian Tan Buddha, Lantau Peak, Tai O, Disneyland


Hungary

Original name: Magyarország

Capital city: Budapest

Population: 10,000,000

Languages: Hungarian (minorities: German, Slovak, Slovene, Serbo-Croatian, Romanian, Romani)

 

Must see:

Budapest & around: Parliament Building, Buda Castle, Matthias Church, Gellért Hill, Fisherman's Bastion

Southwest: Lake Balaton, Pécs

East: Hortobágy National Park, Eger, Máriapócs


Indonesia

Original name: Indonesia

Capital city: Jakarta

Population: 262,000,000

Languages: Indonesian, Javanese, Sundanese, Madurese, Minangkabau, Minahasa, Balinese, Bugis, Southern Chinese, and over 700 more

 

Must see:

Jakarta & around: Monas, Istiqlal Mosque, Tangkuban Perahu, Kawah Putih, Cipanas

Java & Bali: Yogyakarta, Borobudur, Prambanan, Goa Lowo, Dieng, Tengger National Park, Bledug Kuwu, Gili Labak, Tanah Lot, Tegalalang, Mount Kawi, Ulun Danu Bratan, Kuta Beach, Amed, Lempuyang, Nyang Nyang Beach

West (Sumatra): Lake Toba, Mentawai Islands, Bukittinggi, Pulau Weh

North (Kalimantan & Sulawesi): Floating Market Banjarmasin, Derawan, Kutai National Park, Tanah Toraja, Togian

East (Lombok & beyond): Gili Islands, Kuta Lombok, Benang Kelambu, Lakey Beach, Moyo Island, Kanawa, Komodo National Park, Labuan Bajo, Bajawa, Alor, Kei Island, Raja Ampat, Baliem Valley


Italy

Original name: Italia

Capital city: Roma (Rome)

Population: 61,000,000

Languages: Italian

 

Must see: