• Switzerland
  • Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn – Oeschinensee

    This is part of a series of posts dedicated to the exploration of Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn, a UNESCO World Heritage site covering an entire area of 82,400 ha. The next few paragraphs will be about the site’s universal value (the reason why it is inscribed on the World Heritage list) and a brief introduction to various […]

    Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn – Oeschinensee was last modified: July 6th, 2020 by Dong
  • Switzerland
  • Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona – Pizol Panorama Höhenweg

    This is part of a series of posts dedicated to the exploration of Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, a UNESCO World Heritage site covering an entire area of 32,850 ha. The next few paragraphs will be about the site’s universal value (the reason why it is inscribed on the World Heritage list) and a brief introduction to various […]

    Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona – Pizol Panorama Höhenweg was last modified: June 30th, 2020 by Dong
  • Switzerland
  • Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona – Expedition Tschinglen

    As the UNESCO comments: The Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona in the north-eastern part of the country covers a mountainous area of 32,850 ha which features seven peaks that rise above 3,000 m. The area displays an exceptional example of mountain building through continental collision and features excellent geological sections through tectonic thrust, i.e. the process […]

    Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona – Expedition Tschinglen was last modified: June 21st, 2020 by Dong
  • Switzerland
  • From Klausenpass to Griesslisee – a hidden lake fed by the Clariden Glacier

    A mountain pass is a navigable route through a mountain range or over a ridge. Since many of the world’s mountain ranges have presented formidable barriers to travel, passes have played a key role in trade, war, and both human and animal migration throughout earth’s history. This time, invited by my friend, I had the […]

    From Klausenpass to Griesslisee – a hidden lake fed by the Clariden Glacier was last modified: June 17th, 2020 by Dong
  • Switzerland
  • Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn (2/2) – A hike to remember (Belalp – Riederalp)

    Following the first post about the UNESCO Panorama Path from Belalp to Riederalp, this post will continue introducing to you the highlights including the the “färricha” and “Zickzackweg“, Aletschji, the suspension bridge (Hängebrücke), Grünsee (the Green Lake), Aletsch forest and Pro Nature Center Aletsch (Villa Cassel). 3.4 Evidence of traditional farming such as “Färricha” and the “Zickzackweg” Along […]

    Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn (2/2) – A hike to remember (Belalp – Riederalp) was last modified: November 7th, 2018 by Dong
  • Switzerland
  • Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn (1/2) – A hike to remember (Belalp – Riederalp)

    As the UNESCO comments: The extension of the natural World Heritage property of Jungfrau – Aletsch – Bietschhorn (first inscribed in 2001), expands the site to the east and west, bringing its surface area up to 82,400 ha., up from 53,900. The site provides an outstanding example of the formation of the High Alps, including […]

    Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn (1/2) – A hike to remember (Belalp – Riederalp) was last modified: November 3rd, 2018 by Dong
  • Austria
  • Salzburg – the best viewpoints in and around the city

    As commented by the UNESCO, “the Salzburg skyline, against a backdrop of mountains, is characterized by its profusion of spires and domes, dominated by the fortress of Hohensalzburg. It contains a number of buildings, both secular and ecclesiastical, of very high quality from periods ranging from the late Middle Ages to the 20th century,” and […]

    Salzburg – the best viewpoints in and around the city was last modified: May 2nd, 2018 by Dong
  • Switzerland
  • Leukerbad (2/2) – Torrent and Walliser Alpentherme & Spa

    This is the second post about this gem in the Alps, Leukerbad and here I’d like to talk about the Torrent area, an ideal place for both winter sports and relaxation, as well as the Walliser Alpentherme & Spa, a resort featuring two thermal pools, a Valaisian Sauna Village and the Roman-Irish Bath. At the end […]

    Leukerbad (2/2) – Torrent and Walliser Alpentherme & Spa was last modified: January 27th, 2018 by Dong
  • Switzerland
  • Leukerbad (1/2) – Gemmi Pass & Leukerbad Therme

    Since I came to Switzerland two and half years ago, I have visited the Canton of Valais a few times. However, it wasn’t until recently that I discovered a gem in the Alps, Leukerbad. If you can understand a bit of German, you probably know that “Bad” in German means “bath”. Thanks to its rich […]

    Leukerbad (1/2) – Gemmi Pass & Leukerbad Therme was last modified: January 21st, 2018 by Dong
  • Switzerland
  • Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn (3/3) – Viewpoint Eggishorn

    As the UNESCO comments: The extension of the natural World Heritage property of Jungfrau – Aletsch – Bietschhorn (first inscribed in 2001), expands the site to the east and west, bringing its surface area up to 82,400 ha., up from 53,900. The site provides an outstanding example of the formation of the High Alps, including […]

    Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn (3/3) – Viewpoint Eggishorn was last modified: November 18th, 2017 by Dong