Travel Photography Competition – week 20

It’s the weekend and Hitch-Hikers’ Handbook has prepared a fresh selection of photos with the biggest amount of “likes” which were published on our Facebook page between 1st and 8th November. We cannot travel every day but thanks to our contributing photographers we are constantly inspired to travel further and see more.

We open this week’s selection with this beautiful photo taken in Tibet by Garwin Liu. Tibet, located in the north-eastern Himalayas, is the highest region on earth, with an average elevation of 4,900 metres. Its history, as a unified nation, began with the rule of Songtsän Gampo who founded the Tibetan Empire in the 7th century. In 1950 Tibet was incorporated into the People’s Republic of China. There are over 800 settlements in Tibet, with Lhasa being the capital.

Tibet - by Garwin Liu, Travel Photography Competition

The second winning photo was sent by Lourdes Olmos and was taken at Monestir de la Valldigna, Valencia, Spain, which was founded in 1298 by Jaime II of Aragon. The monastery is open to visitors (entry fee 3€):

  • in winter: Monday-Sunday: 9.00-15.00 & 16.00-18.00
  • in summer (June-October) Monday-Sunday: 9:00-14:00 & 17:00-20:00

For more information visit its official website (in Spanish or Valencian).

Monestir de la Valldigna, Valencia, Spain - by Lourdes Olmos, Travel Photography Competition

And the last winning photo for today shows Windmills in Kinderdijk, Netherlands. Kinderdijk is a village in the Netherlands, located about 15 km east of Rotterdam. It’s the largest concentration of old windmills in the country and one of the most famous Dutch tourist attractions. They have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This lovely photo was sent by Peter Oshkai. If you want to see more photos by this Canadian photographer, visit his website.

Windmills at Kinderdijk. The Netherlands. UNESCO World Heritage Site - by Peter Oshkai, Travel Photography Competition

Thanks to everyone who participated in this week’s edition of the competition, either by sending or by voting for the pictures! We wish you nice end of the weekend!


What are Travel Photography Contribution Weeks?

Each week we publish the three pictures which got the most “likes” on our Facebook page giving the photographers the credit they deserve.

Visit our Travel Photography page to see all the previous winning photos and find out how you can participate.

If your pictures are among this week’s selection, feel free to link to our website and tell your friends about it.

Keep sending your photos and travel safe!



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8 Responses to Travel Photography Competition – week 20

  1. thirdeyemom says:

    Beautiful photos! I’m so take I found your site! Where are you from?

  2. restlessjo says:

    I love the monastery shot.

  3. The Landy says:

    Great work, and I like the concept of what you are doing!

  4. Pingback: Travel Photography Competition – week 22 | Hitch-Hikers' Handbook

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