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K4888 - Portland, San Francisco, Ho Chi Minh, Palm Springs, Siem Reap, Prague, Las Vegas

Portland, San Francisco, Ho Chi Minh, Palm Springs, Siem Reap, Prague, Las Vegas
Item No. K4888

Portland, San Francisco, Ho Chi Minh, Palm Springs, Siem Reap, Prague, Las Vegas

Item No: K4888
Length: 30 minutes
UPC: 709629248885
Copyright: 2018
CC: Yes
MARC Record: Yes
Language: English
Grade Level: 5-Adult
Age Range: 11-Adult
SRP: $44.95
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Featuring Portland, San Francisco, Ho Chi Minh, Palm Springs, Siem Reap, Prague, Las Vegas. PORTLAND is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County. You'll find it in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. The city covers 145 square miles or 380 square kilometers and is the 26th most populous city in the U.S. Portland is known for the Great Outdoors And then there's Portland's micro-brewed Beer. Within the city, you'll probably find at least 30 craft breweries, and the city is known to have the most beer-makers than any other town in the world! In fact, Portland has been the pioneer of the craft beer movement, and that's for more than 30 years already! SAN FRANCISCO Officially the City and County of San Francisco, it is considered the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California and the only consolidated city-county in California. It takes up a land area of about 46.9 sq miles or 121 sq km. It is located on the northern end of the San Francisco Peninsula, making it the smallest county in the state. It is also the most densely settled large city in the state of California, and the second-most densely populated major city in the U.S. The city and its surrounding areas are known as the San Francisco Bay Area, and are known for many things. However, fog usually invades the city, so residents and visitors must be prepared for the massive chill down. This usually happens in the months of July to August, where locals then make use of air-conditioning. The beaches are the best in March or November. You must definitely see the tidal wave fog that pours over the Twin Peaks, or the fog seeping through the soaring suspension cables of the famous Golden Gate Bridge. And then there are the hills.San Francisco boasts of up to 47 hills, yet unnamed. You can enjoy a view of it via cable car. Stare down in awe at the rows of cars parked in 90 degree angles, side by side, like dominoes. Then stop by the best vistas: Telegraph Hill, Russian Hill, Nob Hill, Twin Peaks, Potrero Hill, Buena Vista Heights, and Pacific Heights. These are where you can marvel at the unique panoramas where land and sea meet. HO CHI MINH or more popularly known as Saigon. It is the largest city in Vietnam. The metropolitan area, and its surrounding towns, is populated by more than 10 million people, thus making it the most populous metropolitan area in Vietnam as well. Many of the top attractions in Saigon revolves around its experiences in the 20th century war and conquest. Walking around the city, you're sure to see its classic French architecture to perfectly maintained American war planes. Ho Chi Minh is like the historic past coming to life right before your eyes. Today, you'll also see skyscrapers slowly building in the city, combining old and new structures that still make it a uniquely Vietnam city. It is indeed Vietnam's biggest city and business capital. There's the War Remnants Museum, a sobering and unforgettable museum where you'll see the effects of the 30-year long war between Vietnam and America There, you'll see preserved tanks, planes and other war machines in the outside grounds. PALM SPRINGS is a desert resort city in the Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. You'll find it 55 mi or 89 km east of San Bernardino, 107 mi or 172 km east of LA, 123 mi or 198 km northeast of San Diego, and 268 miles or 431 km west of Phoenix, Arizona And with Palm Springs being about about 94 sq miles or 240 sq kms in size, it becomes the largest city in the country by land area. The city is famous for its mid-century modern architecture and the design elements that come from it. You can also indulge in it by trying out everyday activities such as biking, golf, hiking, horseback riding, swimming, and tennis, which are all major recreational activities in Palm Springs. The most popular is golf. During Hollywood's golden age, actors were contractually bound to stay within 100 miles of the studio for last-minute shoots. Stars like Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin traded the hustle and bustle of Hollywood for palm trees and poolside cocktails in Palm Springs, exactly 100 miles from Hollywood. SIEM REAP , the Cambodian center of culture. It's got glittering temples, street food that you should definitely try, and bustling markets to discover and explore. Travelers love flocking to Siem Reap and there are many reasons. The city boasts of a colonial and Chinese-style architecture in the Old French Quarter, and around the Old Market. There are the museums, traditional Apsara dance performances, a Cambodian cultural village, souvenir and handicraft shops, silk farms, rice-paddies in the countryside, fishing villages and a bird sanctuary near the Tonle Sap Lake. PRAGUE The largest and capital city of the Czech Republic, Prague. It is also the 15th largest city in the European Union, and is also the historical capital of Bohemia. It is located in the north-west of the country on the Vltava River, and is considered home to up to 1.26 million residents. The city has quite a temperate climate, with warm summers and chilly winters. Some of the popular attractions in Prague include: The Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square with the Prague astronomical clock, the Jewish Quarter, Pet?in hill and Vyehrad.Also, since 1992 the extensive historic center of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Meanwhile, Prague is also frequented for its Czech beer. "Pivo" which means beer, and "pivnice," the place to drink beer, are just some of the words you need to learn to find it. You're guaranteed to find one pivnice in every street, alley, and park in Prague. Prague is a city with a very medieval feel. It is crammed with narrow alleys and cobblestone streets, which have become great sights to see, too.The best way to get around Prague is on foot, so it's best to wear the proper shoes for walking. The sidewalks in Prague are paved with exquisite mosaics of white, grey and red granite cubes, and its full bumps, jotting corners, and deep groves. LAS VEGAS Officially named "The City of Las Vegas" but more often called "Vegas." It's the most populous city in the state of Nevada, the county seat of Clark County, and the city proper of the Las Vegas Valley You've probably heard of it because of its popular gambling, shopping, dining, and nightlife hot spots. But more than that, it's is known as the leading financial, commercial, and cultural center for Southern Nevada. It was in 1931 that Nevada legalized gambling, and Las Vegas took the lead to make the place to be for that. Soon after, Vegas went on to make a name for itself as one of the thrilling places to be, when you're looking to place a bet. And it's not just about the casinos, you'll find slot machines, poker machines, and many convenience stores right at the airport. Then of course, there's the Strip, the city's iconic thoroughfare, where you can gamble as you please. There are more game machines, sports, books, table games, and more to choose from. There's the blackjack and the craps, and the Roulette and Keno. Beginners and frequent visitors alike always have a fun time in Vegas--guaranteed!