1. Four of the mountain national parks–Banff, Jasper,Yoho
and Kootenay–have been recognized by UNESCO as part of
the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site, for
the benefit and enjoyment of all nations. The attributes that
warranted this designation were the vast wilderness, floral
and faunal diversity, the outstanding natural beauty and
features such as Lake Louise, picturesque Maligne Lake,
the Columbia Icefield and the Burgess Shale.
2.The oasis city of Khotan(=city of Jades) is located in
the Xinjiang Province of China. It was colonised in the
time of Ashoka, the Mauryan emperor about 224BCE.
Precious stones and nephrite were extracted from its
rivers and traded on the Jade Route between
Mesopotamia and China since the 3rd millennium BC.
The Jade Route later became the Southern route of the Silk Road.
The Vijaya, an Aryan people, who spoke an early Indian Prakrit
language, originally settled Khotan. It is documented in early
Prakrit documents as Kustana(=The Breast of the Earth)
In 1878, the region was annexed by China and renamed as
Xinjang or New Territory.
3.Siam Niramit cultural show is a world-class performance of
Thailand’s arts and cultural heritage. It combines an authentic
Thai buffet with a stage show depicting Thailand’s historical and
spiritual heritage. Bangkok(known in Thai as ”City of Deity”) is the
capital of Thailand.