23 Comments

  1. Mayuri
    May 22, 2018 @ 1:57 am

    Nice post! I belong of the 7 sisters region of India. The borders on that side, along with Bangladesh is so different then the set in J & K
    Thanks for sharing your perspective on these areas

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    • dankiteski
      May 22, 2018 @ 9:35 am

      Thank you for your comment Mayuri. Indeed the two are different. I just wanted to portray a few unusual destinations where borders don’t make much sense. I will be uploading some content about the Northeast of India soon too 🙂

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  2. Shaily
    May 22, 2018 @ 6:43 pm

    This is a very interesting read. Being an Indian, I only knew about the unusual borders in India. I belong to Jammu and Kashmir and I’m aware of the story behind the disputed border between India, Pakistan and China. This dispute has led to a lot of riots and still remains unresolved. I wasn’t aware of the unusual ones in other countries. The border between UAE and Oman is quite interesting, so is the one between Turkey and Syria.

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  3. Dieter
    May 22, 2018 @ 9:37 pm

    UAE and OMAN have a couple of this fantastic borders, even going up to the hills of Hatta you cross the border twice 🙂 in 100 meter distance. There is actual someone standing checking IDs

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    • dankiteski
      May 23, 2018 @ 9:41 am

      Absolutely, Dieter, it’s one of my favorites 😀

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  4. Jean
    May 22, 2018 @ 10:30 pm

    Isn’t it amazing the borders we construct for ourselves. I had no idea India had also had ahhh unique borders!

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    • dankiteski
      May 23, 2018 @ 9:42 am

      Absolutely, Jean. While writing this series I came across so many instances of more powerful nations drawing borders according to their interests but caring little or none about the people that live within those borders!

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  5. Amy @ Family Globetrotters
    May 23, 2018 @ 12:57 am

    What a great and interesting post! That border of Turkey and Syria has seen some interesting times I am sure. I have been to the DMZ area in South Korea and that was an eye opener in itself. On the wired walls between the North and the South are thousands and thousands of ribbons, tied by families who will never see their North Korea relatives ever again. I have never been so sad.

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    • dankiteski
      May 23, 2018 @ 9:47 am

      Thank you, Amy! I was thinking of including that border in this article but decided not to because it’s more ‘famous’ compared to the other ones. Have never been there but after reading your comment, I know I must visit! Korea certainly is just one more example of the ‘divide and rule strategy’, conducted by people that didn’t care at all about the people that have to spend their lives inside of those borders. Really sad, indeed.

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  6. Annick
    May 23, 2018 @ 1:32 am

    Wow this article is so interesting! I honestly never paid attention or noticed the weird borders in Asia! This is crazy! I learned a lot from this post!! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

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    • dankiteski
      May 23, 2018 @ 9:49 am

      Thank you for your comment, Annick! I’m really glad you could learn something new from my article 🙂

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  7. Teja
    January 9, 2019 @ 8:18 am

    Lol and that’s not even considering the sea borders of Asia ! More geopolitics there!

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    • dankiteski
      January 10, 2019 @ 11:54 am

      Indeed, Teja- but that would be a whole new topic, especially with the rising tensions in recent years.

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  8. Follow My Anchor
    February 8, 2019 @ 12:43 pm

    This is such an interesting approach to analyze Asian continent! You can tell you made a lot of research on this one! There are such complicated matters behind borders that it’s not easy to find out why. I had no idea there was a land belonging to UAE in the middle of Oman! I guess there is no international airport in the village of Nahwa or am I wrong? It’s crazy that these people have to cross 2 borders to get in and out of their own country!

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    • dankiteski
      February 9, 2019 @ 6:16 pm

      Thank you, I’m really glad you liked this 🙂 No, there’s no airport in Nahwa and these people have to pass two borders just to get in their own country. It’s a unique situation that can’t be found anywhere else in the world 🙂

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  9. Jojo
    February 9, 2019 @ 6:13 pm

    This is such an interesting topic! The most interesting one for me is UAE and Oman. Do they need go cross official border control and show documentation every time they try to cross?

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    • dankiteski
      February 9, 2019 @ 6:25 pm

      Thank you, Jojo- I’m glad you liked this post. As for your question, yes they do. The locals need to cross two borders just to visit another city in their own country.

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  10. Shreya Saha
    February 10, 2019 @ 1:11 pm

    The Nawah village is really strangely placed – it’s a part of UAE and bordered by Oman. How weird! The disputable borders of India and Pakistan is also an important thing to know about Asian borders. This is an interesting list of all strange borders of Asia, which I really appreciate you for bringing in as we hardly know of these. Thanks for the share, Daniel.

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    • dankiteski
      February 10, 2019 @ 6:26 pm

      Thank you, Shreya- I’m really glad to hear you liked this post and could learn a few new things from it.

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  11. Medha Verma
    February 11, 2019 @ 7:11 am

    What an interesting read, especially because you’ve mentioned my home country and country of residence here. India’s borders, especially with Pakistan (through Kashmir’s LOC) and on the east are quite complicated! However, what you have mentioned about Nahwa in the UAE is not something I was aware of, even though I’ve been living here for 7 years! I find it funny how you compare the Wakhan Corridor in Afghanistan with a human appendix hehe.

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    • dankiteski
      February 11, 2019 @ 4:10 pm

      Thank you, Medha- I’m really glad you enjoyed this article, learned something new, and even had a laugh. Thank you for commenting 🙂

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  12. Amrita & Agni
    February 11, 2019 @ 7:30 am

    The Nawah village is definitely unique. infact, all the borders you have mentioned here are unique in some terms. Being a citizen of India, I am well aware of the borders in India. The India- Bangladesh border that you have mentioned are strange and complicated, all thanks to the Radcliffe Line. It was definitely an interesting read. Did you cross across any of these borders?

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    • dankiteski
      February 11, 2019 @ 4:13 pm

      Thank you for commenting, guys. I’m really glad you enjoyed the article. Yes, I have. I crossed the India/Pakistan and India/Bangladesh border but I’ve always wanted to visit Nawah after learning about it.

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