Mountains

Gorgeous funicular route in China is so beautiful, it looks like something out of a movie【Video】

This is one eight-minute long ride you will remember for the rest of your life.

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Human traffic jam on Mt. Fuji shows why weekdays are the best days to hike the symbol of Japan

Mountain hiking trail looks as congested as any Tokyo-area expressway.

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Beautiful mountain farmlands are yet another reason to visit rural Japan

As if you really needed more motivation

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Bad weather ruined your chance to see Mt. Fuji? This Japanese hotel will give you a free room

Because when your name is the Hotel Mt. Fuji, you want your customers to be sure they’re going to see Japan’s most famous mountain.

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Nude photos of Mt. Fuji circulate online as powerful typhoon removes snow from the peak【Photos】

Japan’s tallest mountain loses its icy top covering as storm blows through eastern Japan.

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Mount Fuji has become so congested with tourists that it has reached breaking point

Authorities are not sure how they can reduce climbers to less than 4,000 a day.

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Hike from the sea to the peak of Mt. Fuji with new bilingual English/Japanese guide map series

New maps let you experience all 3,776 meters (12,389 feet) of Japan’s tallest mountain.

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When nature is so beautiful you can’t tell whether it’s real or a painting

There are some places on earth that are so stunningly beautiful it’s hard to believe they really exist, especially when you’re just looking at photos of them. China’s “rainbow mountains” are one such example that needs to be seen to be believed.

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Bali’s Allure Exihibited by These New Additions to World Heritage Sites

Luhur Batukaru Temple, Tabanan, Bali

Indonesia’s Bali Island is full of beautiful temples like the Luhar Batukaru Temple. This temple, strategically located on the southern slope of Bali’s second-highest volcano, protects Bali from evil spirits.

The area surrounding this temple and three other sites in Bali were only recently added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites.  On June 24th, at the World Heritage Committee’s  meeting, held this year in St. Petersburg, Russia, these sites became a part of the expanding World Heritage Site list.

Now Bali has four World Heritage Sites!  What sort of place gets to be a Heritage Site?  In order to give you an idea, we headed straight away to Bali to show you these recent additions of officially recognized treasures in our world. Read More