Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, in Chengdu, China.

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Researchers place newborn cubs on a crib during a press conference at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China's Sichuan province on Sept. Fourteen giant panda cubs born in 2013 were presented to the public at the event.

In the mountainous Palaung tribal village of Pein Ne Pin in Myanmar, the women wear a traditional headdress and a velvet jacket.

Myanmar travel: Seeing Bagan, more before Westernization ruins it

In the mountainous Palaung tribal village of Pein Ne Pin in Myanmar, the women wear a traditional headdress and a velvet jacket.

More from Amanda Jones: In the hill station town of Kalaw in Myanmar, the Shwe Oo Min Paya stupas have been restored to their former, richly colored glory.

Myanmar travel: Seeing Bagan, more before Westernization ruins it

More from Amanda Jones: In the hill station town of Kalaw in Myanmar, the Shwe Oo Min Paya stupas have been restored to their former, richly colored glory.

From Amanda Jones: Novice monks wearing topknots are dressed for a ceremony the day before they enter a Buddhist monastery in Myanmar.

Myanmar travel: Seeing Bagan, more before Westernization ruins it

From Amanda Jones: Novice monks wearing topknots are dressed for a ceremony the day before they enter a Buddhist monastery in Myanmar.

L.A. Times reader JoAnne Soloway took this photo of the Tha Kha floating market in Thailand.

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Times reader JoAnne Soloway took this photo of the Tha Kha floating market in Thailand.

More from Amanda Jones: A fisherman at sunset at Inle Lake, a traditional water-based community in Myanmar.

Myanmar travel: Seeing Bagan, more before Westernization ruins it

More from Amanda Jones: A fisherman at sunset at Inle Lake, a traditional water-based community in Myanmar.

A main road in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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L.A. Times reader Russ Furnas snapped this photo of a dancer at Angkor Thom in Seam Reap, Cambodia.

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Times reader Russ Furnas snapped this photo of a dancer at Angkor Thom in Seam Reap, Cambodia.

Buddhist monks in front of the reflecting pool at Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Buddhist monks in front of the reflection pool at 'Angkor Wa't. Angkor Wat, is the reason for the prosperity of Siem Reap, Cambodia, because of the multitude of tourists visiting this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Sukoon, moored on Dal Lake, is Kashmir's most luxurious houseboat.

Embattled Kashmir is getting back on tourists' radars

The Sukoon, moored on Dal Lake, is Kashmir's most luxurious houseboat.

Gorgeous photography by Amanda Jones: At one end of Inle Lake in Myanmar are the not-to-be-missed Indein ruins.

Myanmar travel: Seeing Bagan, more before Westernization ruins it

Indein ruins( Amanda Jones ) At one end of Inle Lake are the not-to-be-missed Indein ruins. The Shwe Inn Thein Paya ruins at Indein are currently being restored and painted gold.

L.A. Times readers' summer vacation photos 2015: A rainy day in Shanghai, China. Submitted by Cece Frankhuizen, Valencia, Calif.

Readers' memorable vacation photos of summer 2015

Times readers' summer vacation photos A rainy day in Shanghai, China. Submitted by Cece Frankhuizen, Valencia, Calif.

L.A. Times reader Julia Light, snapped this photo of a colorful dilapidated building bustling with life in Yangon, Myanmar.

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Times reader Julia Light, snapped this photo of a colorful dilapidated building bustling with life in Yangon, Myanmar.

L.A. Times reader John Ellis took this photo of Mt. Fuji  Fujikawaguchiko, Japan

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L.A. Times readers' summer vacation photos 2015: Young women with selfie stick, Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto, Japan. Submitted by Neal Jenkins, Long Beach, Calif.

Readers' memorable vacation photos of summer 2015

L.A. Times readers' summer vacation photos 2015: Young women with selfie stick, Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto, Japan. Submitted by Neal Jenkins, Long Beach, Calif.

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