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The Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, the oldest Chinese temple in the country, has won a merit award in the Asia-Pacific Heritage Conservation Awards last year for its restoration work.
A back-to-school campaign in 2001 saw more than three million children enrol in school, many for the first time. But success in getting children back into the classroom has only accentuated the fact that Afghanistan lacks the basic structure to keep the system operating.
Halong Bay, surrounded by 1,969 islands rising from the clear waters of the Bac Bo Gulf, is a popular holiday destination.
Restoration work on Yogyakarta#8217;s world-famous Buddhist/Hindu temples #8211; Borobudur and Prambanan #8211; was theoretically completed in 1990, just in time for the 1991 Visit Indonesia Year. In fact, much remains to be done on the two spectacular monuments, and it is work that may take decades to finish because of Indonesia#8217;s ongoing economic crisis, experts say.