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Great Santa Cruz Island

Great Santa Cruz Island is a pink sandy island in Santa Cruz Bank, Basilan Strait, Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Peninsula Region, Philippines, where flakes of Organ pipe coral (Tubipora musica) mix with white sand. The island has a length of 2.6 kilometers (1.62 mi), a width of 1.5 kilometers (0.93 mi) and a coastal line of 6.6 kilometers (4.1 mi) is one of a series of beautiful islands in the Sulu Sea.

Great Santa Cruz Island boasts as the only small island that has pink sand in the Philippines. The color comes from T. musica destroyed from thousands of waves erosion to mix with white sand. T. musica is an alcyonarian original reef in the Indian Ocean waters and west of the Pacific Ocean as the only known species of the genus Tubipora.

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This species is soft coral but has a unique and hard calcium carbonate skeleton that contains many pipes such as organ pipes. In each tube is a series of polyps each of which has eight feather-like tentacles and the skeleton is a bright red color.

To the northwest of The Great Santa Cruz Island is a smaller island called Little Santa Cruz Island is a protected area declared on April 23, 2000 as Great and Little Sta. Cruz Islands Protected Landscape & Seascape with a total area of 1,877 hectares (4,640 acres).

When the tide allows travelers to use boats to tour a mangrove forest that is lush and unspoiled on an island similar to an atoll or lagoon island where the soil is covered in a swamp, while the outer part consists of sand. Explore the island as well as visit the original village.

Great Santa Cruz Island is a place that is rich in history as home to the people of Subanens, Badjaos, Tausugs and Yakans. Graves and other areas can be explored as cultural icon of Mindanao culture. The natives sell beautiful handicrafts and souvenirs.

Location: Santa Cruz Bank, Basilan Strait, Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Peninsula Region, Philippines. Great Santa Cruz Island is pink beach of Tubipora musica

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Routes and public transport: Flights to Zamboanga International Airport in Zamboanga City, then take a taxi to Paseo Del Mar to get a speedboat to Great Santa Cruz Island for 20 minutes. The earliest boat leaves at 07 am.

Advice: It takes permission to reach Little Santa Cruz Island which is the base of the Philippine Navy. The Great Santa Cruz Island is more open, but still needs guidance.

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List of airports in China

China is generally a land country where almost all areas have connected transportation systems, but air transport is the best choice for travel efficiency, except for travelers who seek adventure along the rivers, ferry to reach several small islands and overland journeys.

Airports are spread over many where they have two types of services. International airport to serve international and domestic routes, while domestic airports only serve inter-regional routes in the country. Below is a list of active public airports in China. This list may increase considering that many new airports are still under construction or reduced due to many relocation plans.

= City, airport name, IATA

Anqing, Anqing Tianzhushan Airport, AQGChizhou, Chizhou Jiuhuashan Airport, JUHFuyang, Fuyang Xiguan Airport, FUGHefei, Hefei Xinqiao International Airport, HFEHuangshan, Huangshan Tunxi International Airport, TXNWuhu/Xuancheng, Wuhu Xuancheng Airport
Beijing, Beijing Capital International Airport, …

Timang Beach

Pantai Timang is coastal attraction forms the boundary between Java Island and Indian Ocean in Danggolo Sub-village, Purwodadi Village, Tepus District, Gunung Kidul Regency, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, as one of the beaches in Gunung Kidul which has white sand. The beach is in a secluded area between Siung Beach and Sundak Beach where a coral island becomes a lobster habitat.

Timang Beach traveled using vehicle from Wonosari City for about 32 kilometers where the motorcycle is the best mode to facilitate travel. This beach is flanked by beaches on the coast of Tepus where the west including Seruni, Pok Tunggal and Ngetun, while in the east are Jogan, Siung, and Nglambor.

This beach consists of two parts where the first part of the east is the white sandy beach and many pandanus plants around it, while the second part to the west is a steep hill rock that directly borders the sea and has great views of the island or a large rock offshore.

The island gets its name as Long Rock or Long Island…

Odzala-Kokoua National Park

Odzala-Kokoua National Park or Odzala National Park is a conservation area of 13,500 sq kilometers (5,200 sq mi) at the Cuvette-Ouest Department, Republic of the Congo, declared a protected area in 1935, biosphere reserves in 1977, and national parks in the year 2001 at. Odzala-Kokoua has more than 100 species of mammals and as one of the most diverse primate populations in Africa.

Odzala-Kokoua is managed by the African Parks in collaboration with the Ministry of Forest Economy, Sustainable Development and Environment of the Republic of the Congo in 2010. The park has retained the old rainforests and terrain that vary from 350 meters (1,150 feet) to forest bushy and lots of glade. The area also includes dry forests, savannahs and rainforest ecosystems.

Odzala National Park is one of the oldest national parks in Africa has been neglected for many years and suffered heavy poaching. The poaching of ivory and bushmeat remains a constant threat. African Parks began to organize in 2010 and…