Asia

Zao VOR

JP found this little building on a seemingly un-inhabited tiny island off Macau. Written on the roof is some Chinese characters and the word “ZAO” – secret lair perhaps? A bit of investigation let me to this KML file which…

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Sunday, 3rd December 2006

Landlocked

This aircraft carrier in China is going to have a hard time achieving much while locked in a small lake some 30 miles from the sea. That’s because it’s a ¾ scale model of the U.S. Nimitz Class Aircraft carrier,…

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Monday, 20th November 2006

Omar’s Public Service Announcements

In the hills over Afghanistan a man named Omar has very kindly chosen to let the whole world know exactly where he is standing. Just to the left of the arrow under the giant word “ME“. Omar is probably also…

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Friday, 10th November 2006

Angkor Wat

The Cambodian ruins of Angkor, the capital of the Khmer civilization, consists of 72 major temples and other buildings from the 9th to 15th Centuries in an area about 15 miles across. The dense forest around the ruins shows how…

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Sunday, 29th October 2006

Japan’s Giant Snacks

Floating away in the harbour of Tokyo is the Giant Japanese Battenburg storage depot. Japan is the world’s second largest producer of oversized snacks, and over to the East they’re also farming massive Twiglets. Seriously, can anyone solve the Battenburg…

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Friday, 20th October 2006

The Sultan of Brunei

The ostentatious Istana Nurul Iman palace is the official residence of the one-time richest man on the planet, the Sultan of Brunei. Arguably this is the largest residential palace in the world, and possibly even the largest residence of any…

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Monday, 16th October 2006

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Google Sightseeing takes you on a tour of the world as seen from satellite, using the free Google Earth program, or Google Maps in your web browser. Our team of authors present weird and wonderful sights as suggested by readers.

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Previously on Google Sightseeing

Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Google Sightseeing writer set to climb Africa’s tallest volcano

Two years ago our very own Noel Ballantyne wrote an article for Volcano Week 5 about Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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