Best of Nature in Asia !


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Best Natural Environments of Asia ?
No1 : Songpan, Sichuan Province, China
No2 : Tianchi, Xinjiang Province, China
No3 : Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan Province, China

Backpackers' Choices :     Please vote !
Zhalong Nature Reserve, Qiqihar, Heilongjiang Province, China "everglade, red -crowned crane"
Himalaya mountains, all Himalayan countries "feeling so small..." (Achim Kneifel, Germany)
Namtso Lake, Tibet "the bluest water, the highest mountains and the clearest air" (Maike, Germany)

Other proposals :

Sand Dunes, Dunhuang, China
Inle Lake, Myanmar
Krabi area, Thailand
Mekong Delta, Vietnam
Chocolate Hills, Bohol, Philippines
Lake Taal, Philippines
Pagsanjan, Philippines
Thar Desert, Rajasthan


Best Man-created Environments of Asia ?
No1 : Rice Terraces, Banaue, Philippines
No2 : Tea Plantations, Sri Lanka
No3 : Rice Terraces, Longsheng, China

Backpackers' Choices :     Please vote !
Great Wall, China "long long long"
Fields beside all little rivers, Ladakh, India "if there is no irrigation, there is desert" (Achim Kneifel, Germany)

Other proposals :

Tea plantations, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
Rice Terraces, Yuanyang, South Yunnan, China
Mae Salong area, North Thailand


Best Rocks Formations of Asia ?   
No1 : Yangshuo Area, Guangxi Province, China
No2 : Wulingyuan, Hunan Province, China
No3 : Hoa Lu, Vietnam

Backpackers' Choices :    
Please vote !
Halong Bay, Vietnam "like the Yangshuo in ocean"
Pinnacles, Mulu National Park / Sarawak, Malaysia "it's only visible when you reach the viewpoint, then it's amazing" (Achim Kneifel, Germany)
Krabi area, Thailand (Maike, Germany)

Other proposals :
Stone Forest, Kunming, China
Mukdahan National Park, Thailand


Best Islands of Asia ?
No1 : Bali, Indonesia
No2 : Camiguin Island, Philippines
No3 : Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Backpackers' Choices :    Please vote !
Komodo island, Indonesia "for every step you take, look at your shoulder, the dragon is watching you" (Achim Kneifel, Germany)
Ko Bulon Leh, Thailand (Maike, Germany)


Best Beaches of Asia ?
No1 : The deserted one you discover
No2 : 
No3 : 

Backpackers' Choices :    Please vote !
Beach near Hoi An, Vietnam  "only you here, no hut, no music..... just the rain"

Other proposals :
White Beach, Boracay, Philippines
Ngapali Beach, Myanmar


Best Mountains of Asia ?
No1 : Nepal
No2 : North India
No3 : Huashan, Shaanxi Province, China

Backpackers' Choices :    Please vote !
Changbaishan Nature Reserve, Jilin Province, China "the heaven of lake, the forest under the stratum, the water fall, the cave, the underground river"
Mount kinabalu, Malaysia "the most beautiful and amazing mountain i ever see" (Ato Mariano, Philippines)

Other proposals :
Huangshan, Anhui Province, China
Lushan, Jiangxi Province, China
Emeishan, Sichuan Province, China


Best Waterfalls of Asia ?
No1 : Erawan Falls, Kanchanaburi, Center Thailand
No2 : Kuang Si Falls, Luang Prabang, Laos
No3 : Na Yung Waterfall, Sang Khom, North-East Thailand

Backpackers' Choices :    Please vote !
Trek near Qingmai (?) in Thailand "a lot of"
Kuang Si Falls, near Luang Prabang, Laos "unbelievable blue and green" (Achim Kneifel, Germany)

Other proposals :

Huangguoshu Falls, Guizhou Province, China
Dat Taw Chaint, Pyin U Lwin, Myanmar


Best Caves of Asia ?
No1 : Chufa's Water Cave, Yangshuo, China
No2 : St Paul's National Park, Sabang, Palawan, Philippines
No3 : Tham Lod, Thailand

Backpackers' Choices :   
Please vote !
Mulu Cave, Sarawak, Malaysia "One of Nature most spectacular exhibition.. seeing is believing"
...can't remember, can't count..., Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia "every cave is different" (Achim Kneifel, Germany)

Other proposals :


Best Jungles of Asia ?
No1 : 
Pangandaran, Java, Indonesia
No2 : 
No3 : 

Backpackers' Choices :    Please vote !
Mount Kinabalu National Park, Sabah, Malaysia "in one day you can walk through all kinds of jungle" (Achim Kneifel, Germany)
Area around Chang Rai, Thailand (Maike, Germany)

Other proposals :
Taman Negara, Malaysia


Best Sunset of Asia ?
No1 : 
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
No2 : Sihanoukville, Cambodia
No3 :  Mahazedi Paya, Bago, Myanmar

Backpackers' Choices :   
Please vote !
Halong Bay, Vietnam "just sailing in the picture"
Mekong, Luang Prabang, Laos (Achim Kneifel, Germany)
Manila bay sunset, Philippines "most beautiful sunset i ever seen" (Ato Mariano, Philippines)
Sunset over Namtso lake, Tibet (Maike, Germany)

Other proposals :
Boracay Island, Philippines
Mae Hong Son, North Thailand
A Hong Village, North-East Thailand


Best Sunrise of Asia ?
No1 : Bagan, Myanmar
No2 : Emeishan, Sichuan Province, China
No3 : Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Backpackers' Choices :    Please vote !
Bagan, Myanmar "made my tears fall"
Kala pattar, Everest Region, Nepal "being at the top of the world" (Achim Kneifel, Germany)
Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia "because it's getting a little warm" (Achim Kneifel, Germany)

Other proposals :
Sri Pada (Adam's Peak), Sri Lanka
Golden Rock, Myanmar