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Top 100 things to see and do in the world

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    Some top structures of the Angkor Wat.
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    Angkor Wat, which means “temple of the city', is an ancient Cambodian complex of temples and ruins. This popular tourist attraction is located in Angkor, just 5.5 Kilometers north of the capital city Siem Reap in Cambodia.

    The temple was built for King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century ...

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    A view of the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy.
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    Thanks to its canals, Venice is known to be one of the most magical places on earth. The city is a testament to the ingenuity of the human spirit and man-made invention. Stone buildings of great beauty sit on the water; boats of varying sizes traverse the canals the way cars, trucks, and buses crowd the streets of more conventional cities; crowds throng the bridges and narrow pedestrian streets ...

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    Porch of Maidens column sculptures in the Acropolis of Athens.
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    Greece is the home to several acropolises or 'high cities', yet no visit to Greece would be complete without visiting the ancient splendor of the Acropolis of Athens. The Acropolis was first settled around 600 BCE and was inhabited continuously for centuries afterward. It is still the 'must-see' attraction for all of Greece ...

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    A picture of the archaeological city of Petra.
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    Petra is a top tourist attraction in Jordan. It is tucked behind a wall of rugged mountains, a well-kept secret that continues to beckon to tourists because of its unrivaled views of the ancient world ...

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    Picture of the Great Wall of China
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    Stretching well over 3,948 miles in length, the Great Wall of China is one of the few man-made structures visible from space. The wall follows from east to west, and its history goes back for over 2000 years. While much of the wall has come to ruin, it is one of the most historical architectural design pieces globally and is a must-see when visiting China ...

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    As you approach the famous Taj Mahal of India, your eyes will be drawn up to the incredible white dome, which rises in the center, flanked on each side by more white domes and surrounded by incredible white towers. The construction of this splendid building was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jana as a mausoleum for his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal ...

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    A spectacular view of the Grand Canyon in Arizona, U.S.
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    The Grand Canyon is one of the most popular National Parks in the United States of America. Like all National Parks, the Grand Canyon was not always the well-known national treasure today. It was not a protected area right after its initial discovery a few hundred years ago ...

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    The magnificent, high altitude, Machu Picchu ruins in Peru.
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    Located high above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, the Incan city of Machu Picchu is the most popular tourist attraction in the country. This ancient city dates back to the fifteenth century and was built on the order of the first ruler of the Incan empire, known as the Sapa Inca Pachacuti ...

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    Picture of the Great Pyramids of Egypts. The largests one is the Khufu Pyramid also known as "Cheops"
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    Giza's great pyramids are the most famous pyramids in the world, and its site attracts millions of tourists every year. These Egyptian pyramids offer a mix of ancient history and grandeur that is unparalleled on earth. Some of these constructions date back as far as around 3,000 B ...

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    The entrance of Fort Santiago in Intramuros.

    The walled city of Intramuros is the oldest district in Manila as it was built in 1571. It served as the center for the Spanish colony's rule and was then once called and believed to be Manila itself. The Spanish cultural influence is evident in every corner of this walled city ...

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    An areal view of part of Iguazu Falls.
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    The spectacular South American Iguazu Falls, which are located along the border of Brazil and Argentina, are considered a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. These falls are much taller (or longer, however you want to look at it) than Niagara Falls and are nearly four times as wide, with an impressive 275 different cascades and individual waterfalls plunging about 270 feet into the gorge below ...

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    Underwater picture of part of the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia.
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    Stretching around 2,300 kilometers along the northeastern coast of Australia, the Great Barrier Reef is the Earth’s largest living organism. It’s home to more than 600 types of hard and soft corals, together with a staggering array of tropical fish, mollusks, turtles, and sharks ...

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    A view at the top of the Horseshoe Falls at Niagara.

    Niagara Falls is a gigantic waterfall straddling the US-Canadian border between the Ontario Province and New York State. While they are neither the steepest nor the largest waterfalls in the world, Niagara Falls may arguably be the most famous, attracting nearly 20 million visitors each year ...

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    A view of Mount Everest covered in snow.
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    About 60 million years ago (give or take a few million years), Mount Everest was formed, giving Earth one of its most spectacular natural landmarks. The mountain, the highest in the world, is located on the border of Nepal and Tibet, China. These two countries, especially Nepal, make a significant amount of money every year due to Mount Everest tourism ...

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    Part of the Galapagos Islands west of Ecuador's mainland.

    About 1,000 km off the western coast of Ecuador, a Galapagos Island tour offers a thoroughly unique experience. The only water park is the ocean, and the only rides have sails or two wheels. There is no place like them anywhere else on Earth. The Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador could be among the last truly unexplored frontiers on the planet ...

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    Picture of a safari tour in the Serengeti.

    The word 'Serengeti' comes from a Masai word meaning 'the place where the land runs on forever, and a Serengeti safari will reveal to you exactly the meaning behind this turn of phrase. The Serengeti plains seem to go on forever, and you will experience a sense of eternity and space as you travel through the plains in search of some of the incredible wild animals that still grace these beautiful plains ...

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    The famous Christ the Redeemer Statue overlooking Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

    'Corcovado' means hunchback, and that is how this granite hill looks like. Its original name is Pinaculo da Tentacao, or Pinnacle of Temptation. Corcovado with the Redemptor statue and a set of equally enchanting attractions are found in central Rio de Janeiro in Brazil ...

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    Picture of Angel Falls in Venezuela.

    Spilling out from its lofty height of some 980 meters, the water at Angel Falls provides much of the beauty of this, the tallest waterfall in the world. It shows you a fascinating example of the powerful force of nature, which is now considered among the world's eight natural wonders.

    Its height makes it 15 times higher than Niagara Falls ...

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    A view of the Sydney Opera House at night.

    Australia’s most iconic building is the Sydney Opera House which nestles on the shores of Sydney Harbour at Bennelong Point. This multi-venue performing arts center was designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon and completed in 1973, before being added as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007 ...

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    A lion statue within the Forbidden City.

    Forbidden to outsiders no longer, enter the Forbidden City, the most famous attraction in the heart of Beijing, China, and see the former imperial palace, which now houses the Palace Museum. For almost five hundred years, from the mid-Ming Dynasty until the end of the Qing Dynasty, the Forbidden City was the Emperor's home and the Emperor's household ...

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    A aerial view of part of the Amazon forest in South America.

    The increasing attention given to the state of the world's environment has sparked interest in ecotourism – tours that serve people who want to see the earth's wild places while reducing the environmental impact of their visits. The development of a tourist destination usually involves the construction of hotels, restaurants, and roads and services' corresponding infrastructure to maintain them ...

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    A general view of Tumbuktu in 1858 illustration.

    When you say Timbuktu, what comes to mind is a place in the far reaches of the world. Some even think that Timbuktu is somewhat of a legend and not an actual, historical place. True enough, it has remained a mystery to the western world until the early 1800s ...

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    An overall view of the Alhambra complex in Granada, Spain.

    The jewel of Moorish Spain and still one of the country's national treasures and major attractions. The palace of Alhambra is the reason that most visitors come to Granada. Built during the Moorish occupation of Spain, the palace's stunning beauty is a reminder that while Christian Europe stumbled through the Dark Ages, the Moors of Andalusia reached unrivaled pinnacles of beauty and culture ...

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    A colourful woman at the Rio de Janeiro Carnival in Brazil.
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    Traveling around the world searching for the most famous, exciting, and downright fun places to visit, Rio de Janeiro's Carnival would be one of the finest and most important stops in Brazil. 

    The Rio Carnival coincides with the 40 days before Lent. Because during Lent, Roman Catholics are supposed to abstain from all bodily pleasures, the Carnival is held as a lead-up to this season ...

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    A beautiful view of a small village on a peninsula in Lake Titicaca, Bolivia.

    Lake Titicaca is one of the most spectacular high-altitude lake in the world.

    This famous natural attraction straddles the border between two countries – Peru and Bolivia. It is located at the very southeastern border of Peru and just 50 km west of Bolivia's capital city LaPaz ...

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    A part of the Big Sur coast and Bridge in California.

    The Big Sur region is located in the central region of California in the United States.

    Considered one of the most sparsely populated coastal regions in this part of California, the Big Sur region is located 193 kilometers, or 120 miles south of San Francisco and 394 kilometers, or 245 miles, northwest from the city of Los Angeles ...

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    Some "moai" statues on Easter Island, Chile.
    Shimmering, luminous days on an island thousands of miles from anywhere…Unspoiled natural beauty in a tropical island setting – without the bright lights and frenetic pace of a typical resort…Mysterious statues that walked to their resting places and a more mysterious culture that erected them…These are just a few of the attractions of the beautiful, mysterious island of Rapa Nui, better known to most of us as Easter Island. Located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Rapa Nui is over 3,000 km from the central coast of Chile and 1900 km from the closest inhabited island, making it one of the world's most remote places ...

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    An overall view of the Westminster Palace and Clock Tower.

    Also known as the Houses of Parliament, the Palace of Westminster is one of London’s most iconic architectural landmarks and tourist attraction. It serves as the meeting place of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords and lies on the northern bank of the River Thames, with three towers rising above ...

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    A narrow street in Old Quebec City's "Petit Champlain" neighbourhood.

    Historic Quebec, now a larger Quebec City neighborhood, was the complete main city in the 17th century. Centuries-old fortifications surround the old city. Many attractions and mostly all buildings within these walls are of historic nature. This is why the complete neighborhood itself is one of the top attractions in Quebec, Canada, and even North America and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO ...

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    A part of the Arlington Cemetery in Virginia, U.S.

    The Arlington National Cemetery, located in Arlington, Virginia, is the final resting place of thousands of American military personnel, Native Americans, and former slaves. Over one hundred graveside services are performed in the cemetery each week. The cemetery attracts over four million visitors each year and is an important Virginia landmark ...

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    Looking up at the Statue of Liberty in New York City.

    The United States is home to many different icons representing the country and have become some of the trademarks that many foreign countries use to identify the United States. The Statue of Liberty is one of these icons. If you ask anyone that lives in the United States what one thing that they associate with the United States and the freedom that the country represents, a majority of those people will likely answer the Statue of Liberty ...

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    An angled view of the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in Galicia, Spain.

    Santiago de Compostela is located in northwest Spain. It has its own airport, approximately 11km southeast of the town. It is also accessible by walking the Camino de Santiago, the old pilgrimage route to the tomb of St ...

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    A nice panoramic view of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.

    Lake Atitlan… 'Atitlan' in Mayan means a world of beauty and grandeur. It actually means 'where the rainbow gets its colors. This magical place has inspired writer and philosopher Aldous Huxley to say '…Atitlan is Como with additional embellishments of several immense volcanoes ...

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    Part of the Amalfi Coast in Italy.

    The Amalfi Coast is a stretch of coastline of about 25km in the Gulf of Salerno in Campania, Italy. It is famous worldwide for its natural beauty and colorful villages.

    The famous coast takes its name from its most important city-village, Amalfi, the historic Amalfi Republic's historic capital, which is now a small and beautiful tourist destination ...

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    A "mystical" photography of the Mitad del Mundo in Ecuador.
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    La Mitad del Mundo in Ecuador features a curious attraction – it lies smack in the middle of the world, which is exactly what La Mitad del Mundo means. La Mitad is to be found beyond the Pomasqui village, near the village of San Antonio del Pichincha. A long avenue there that features a monument that they say lies on the equator or near it ...

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    An areal view of the Golden Gate Bridge.

    Man has created many wonders in the world. It takes determination to change the face of the world and create history through revolutionary steps. The Golden Gate Bridge, a suspension bridge built from the San Francisco Peninsula all the way to Marin County, is no exception to this ...

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    A Sistine Chapel wall and ceiling overview.

    In Rome, the Sistine Chapel is named for Sixtus IV della Rovere, who was Pope from 1471 to 1484. The chapel's interior walls are covered in exquisite frescoes painted by some of the greatest Italian artists in history, including Perugino, Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Rosselli, and of course Michelangelo, who painted the stunning frescoes which adorn the ceiling ...

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    A panoramic view of the Stonehenge wonder.

    Many places in this world receive many visitors and are considered important tourist attractions. Some places are popular due to their natural beauty, while others are popular as they have some unique man-made features in them. There are still other places that are a combination of both these qualities ...

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    The famous Red Fort in Delhi, India.

    Another one of Shah Jahan's architectural masterpieces is the Red Fort (Lal Qila). "If there is paradise on the face of this earth, this is it." The emperor had these words inscribed on the white marble pavilion, Diwan E-Khas, of the Red Fort ...

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    A model of ancien Tenochtitlán, Mexico.

    Tenochtitlan is located in the Federal District in Mexico and was built on an island in Lake Texcoco. The capital of Mexico is built on top of the ruins of Tenochtitlan, but many ancient structures from the original city still exist. The city of Tenochtitlan was founded in 1325 ...

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    Saint Peter's square at the Vatican within Rome.

    You are standing in a courtyard, surrounded by hundreds of other people equally awed by the majesty of the sights you are all-seeing. Before you, over 400 feet tall and almost 400 years old, rises the magnificent Saint Peter's Cathedral. As you turn to glance about the elliptical colonnade in wonder, you are greeted with the sight of hundreds of pillars holding up the ancient Baroque architecture ...

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    The village of Manarola in Cinque Terre, Liguria, Italy.

    Located in Italy's Liguria region, the predominant portion of the Cinque Terre is located on the coast of the Italian Riviera. It also comprises five villages: Riomaggiore, Monterosso al Mare, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Manarola.

    The low-leveled hills note cinque Terre by the name La Spezia ...

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    A beautiful landscape at the Yellowstone National Park.
    Untamed Adventure Awaits YouAre you looking for a vacation that doesn't involve standing in long lines under the heat of a blazing sun, waiting for your chance to experience what the sign claims is a ride of a lifetime? You can by choosing to visit Yellowstone National Park, instead of those crowded, you have seen one you've seen them all amusement parks!Let your sense for adventure out with a visit to this wonderful nature's Park. It has nearly 3,500 square miles of unspoiled land and scores of animals roaming free and spreads through three states of the United States of America, just like nature intended it to be ...

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    A building by the Puerta Del Sol Square in Madrid, Spain.

    The Puerta Del Sol surrounds the city since the 15th century and is one of the most popular and busiest locations, not just amongst tourists but also with the local Madrilènos. Translating in Spanish as the Gate of the Sun, it is the center from where Madrid Roads are measured and is facing the East direction. Hence this is point zero or kilometer zero for road measurements in the city ...

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    A picture of the India Gate at dawn in New Delhi, India.

    Another landmark of Lutyen's Delhi is the majestic stone archway set on the eastern end of Rajpath – India Gate. Everything about and around India Gate is grand. From the enormous road that circles it, the lovely lawns flanking it, and the 42-meter high archway itself, made of red stone with 'India' written on both sides ...

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    A narrow street in the Barri Gòtic medieval neighbourhood of Bacelona.

    The Gothic Medieval Quarter of Barcelona is part of the larger Old Barcelona or Casc Antic district. Locally, the Gothic Medieval Quarter is called Barri Gòtic. You can easily reach the area by taking the L3 metro line to the Liceu stop. After that, it is best to rely on your feet to get you from place to place ...

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    The facade of the White House in Washington D.C.

    The White House is the official residence and workplace of the United States of America's Presidents, except for George Washington, who lived in Philadelphia, at the President's House. It is near the US Capitol House and the Mall, with the widely known address, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington D.C. The very sight of the White House evokes the power and strength held by this great country ...

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    Interior view of the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul, Turkey.

    The Basilica Cistern is a gigantic underground cistern built in ancient Constantinople, the old  Byzantine Empire's capital. It is one of the most spectacular landmark still visible today in Istanbul.

    It is located west of St. Sophia, between the Mesa in the south and the Theotokos Church of Chalkoprateia ...

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    Part of the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra facade in Kiev.

    Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, or Kiev Monastery of the Caves,  is an important Ukrainian Orthodox monastery (Lavra) located in the city of Kiev. It is considered to be one of the holiest places in Ukraine.

    The monastery's architectural style is Baroque. It is well recognized for its golden rooftops and very elegant paintings and ornaments ...

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    A picture of the Puente Nuevo Bridge in Ronda, Andalusia, Spain.

    Puente Nuevo, also meaning the New Bridge in Spanish, runs across the Guadalevin River and the El Tajo gorge in the town of Ronda in Andalusia, Spain. Though the bridge's views are spectacular, and something is intimidating about this 120 meters deep gorge, it is not that unique from an engineering perspective ...

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    The Qutub Minar Monument in New Delhi, India.

    Towering high over an assortment of Afghan architectural marvels is the iconic Qutub Minar. Built by Qutub-Ud-Din-Aibak in 1199, with three more stories added later by his son-in-law, the Qutub Minar is a monument to give calls for prayer a 72 ...

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    A nice perspective of Kings Canyon in the Red Centre region of Australia.

    Located partway between Alice Springs and Uluru in Watarrka National Park is magnificent Kings Canyon, which boasts the Red Center's deepest gorge. Sandstone walls tower more than 100 meters above Kings Creek that meanders below, with sections of the gorge forming part of a sacred Aboriginal site to the Luritja people ...

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    Part of Palace of Versailles near Paris, France.

    The "City of Light" is undoubtedly one of the world's most beautiful and fascinating cities - you could spend a lifetime here and not see everything that Paris has to offer. An easy day trip from Paris is to the Palace of Versailles, one of Europe's most spectacular and largest royal homes. Versailles is about a 30-minute train ride from the center of the city ...

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    Mount Fuji in the Ch?bu region of Japan.

    Like a king resplendent in all his glory, Mount Fuji stands majestically and proudly covered in a robe of snow. And like courtiers of old, artists, mountain climbers, and nature lovers from Japan and the whole world come and pay homage to its stately beauty and grace ...

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    Ulleungdo Island coast.

    In Ullungdo Island, South Korea, wonder and beauty await. Here, you can get plenty of sun, sea, sumptuous food, and beautiful scenery for you to feast on and enjoy. It is one great place to relax with family and friends ...

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    The Villa Borghese mansion in Rome.

    The Villa Borghese is a large natural park in Rome. It contains a few buildings, attractions and hosts the Galleria Borghese museum. Its main entrance is through the upward leading path of the Spanish Steps ...

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    Statue and domes of the Borobudur temple.

    Borobudur (more correctly, Barabuḍur) is a Mahāyāna Buddhist monument dating from about 800 AD located in the central region of the island of Java in Indonesia. It has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    It has been compared with other antique constructions, like the Pyramids of Giza ...

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    The leaning Tower of Pisa in Tuscany, Italy.

    The Pisa Tower, otherwise known as the Leaning Tower of Pisa, really was a labor of love, taking well over a hundred and fifty years to build. This tower is the campanile of Italy's cathedral, which means that it is a freestanding bell tower. The tower is located in what is known as the Field of Miracles (Campo dei Miracles), which is behind the actual cathedral's main building ...

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    An entrance to a Nappa Valley vineyard in California.

    The Napa Valley is part of Napa County, situated north of the San Francisco Bay area. Considered as one of the original counties that comprised California in the United States, Napa County was established in the year 1850, about the same time that the state of California joined the other states to form what is now the United States of America ...

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    Overall view of the Roman Forum

    The Roman Forum, the heart of Rome. The citizens of ancient Rome spent a good part of their days there. The great place was surrounded with temples and legal buildings and filled with statues, bridges, arcs, and columns ...

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    Part of Playa Mayor in Madrid, Spain.
    Plaza Mayor reflecting monumental Madrid, Spain, is the center of the city. Originally known as Plaza Del Arabal, was redesigned after a series of fires. Juan De Villanueva was the architect responsible for reconstructing the building in 1790 ...

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    A splendid view of Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    Glide along the city of Rio de Janeiro aboard one of the cable cars from Sugar Loaf Mountain. Pao de Acucar (or Sugar Loaf Mountain) is one of the popular attractions to be found in Rio de Janiero. Through the years, it has served as an important landmark, guiding the first Portuguese safely into Guanabara Bay ...

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    Famous clock in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, France.

    In Paris, France, Musee d'Orsay is a museum located in what used to be a railway station, the Gare d'Orsay. This museum boasts a huge collection of paintings by Renoir, Monet, Delacroix, Degas, Gaugin, Van Gogh, and other impressionist artists. It also focuses on the art scene between 1848 and 1915, which is the early modern era for art in France ...

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    The Hagia Sofia in Istanbul.

    The Hagia Sophia is located in Istanbul, Turkey. The place is unique not only due to the beauty it carries but also because it has changed in its construction and development over time, but it has also switched its religion ...

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    Part of the the Buda Castle in Budapest.

    The Buda castle was built in the late Gothic style during the 14th century at the southern end of the hill where it currently stands. 

    In the middle of the 13th century, after the Tatar invasion of 1241, King Bela IV of Hungary began rebuilding all the fortresses, reinforcing them with stone walls, and ordering the erection of about a hundred new castles ...

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    Part of the highly decorated interior of St. John's Co-Cathedral in Malta.

    St. John's Co-Cathedral is a Catholic cathedral located in Valletta, Malta. It was built between 1573 and 1577 by the Knights of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem according to the plans of the Maltese military architect Ġlormu Cassar (then already at the origin of several important buildings in Valletta) ...

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  • The Seoul Festival of Lights, organized by The Seoul foundation for Arts and Culture, is the biggest winter festival in Seoul, South Korea.

    Title: 2009 Seoul Festival of Lights
    Theme: De:Light of Seoul
    Slogan: "Seoul, Delightful City"
    Period: 12 ...

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    A view of Florence's Duomo Cathedral in Italy.
    Cathedral of Santa Maria del FioreFlorence's skyline (Firenze), Italy, wouldn't be the same without the stunning Cathedral or Duomo that so personifies the grandeur and elegance of the city. The Duomo, which translates to 'the Cathedral' or 'Dome Cathedral', has a long and regal history dating back to the end of the 13th century ...

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    Facade of the Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain.
    The Museo del Prado, or Prado Museum, is located on the Calle Ruiz de Alarcón in Madrid. It is arguably Spain's most famous art museum. To reach Museo del Prado take the light blue line metro to the Atocha stop or the red line metro to the Banco de España stop ...

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    View of the top of the Taipei 101 tower building in Taiwan.

    Taipei 101 (臺北 101) now takes the 3rd place of the world's top building, but it has been at 1st place during 2004 -2010. It is also known for its green design and construction techniques which make it the tallest Green building in the world. You are highly suggested to go to the observatory on the 89th floor by taking the 2nd speedy elevator to have a magnificent bird's-eye view of Taipei City ...

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    A landscape view of the old Genoa port in Liguria, Italy.

    The port is the historical and geographical backbone of Genoa. The first port in Italy is a huge complex 22 km long with 2 lanterns, 6 marinas, an aquarium, a sea museum, another of the Antarctic, bars and restaurants, terminals for ferries and cruise ships, shipyards and containers ...

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    Picture of the the famous Uluru, also formerly known as AyersRock, in the Red Centre region of Australia.

    Situated in the heart of the Red Centre is the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. It includes one of Australia’s most iconic landmarks, Uluru (formerly known as Ayers Rock), and the dome-shaped rock formations of Kata Tjuta, or the Olgas, which lie around 40 kilometers away ...

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    Strange rocks on Cocos Island in Costa Rica.

    Cocos Island, Costa Rica, is located over 300 miles off the Costa Rican shore and part of the Puntarenas Canton.The island itself is uninhabited; you can also get to the area by boat. If you want to stay for more than a day, you will have to live in the many boats that offer board and lodging and are anchored around the island ...

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    The famous Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy.

    The Trevi Fountain is one of the most popular and photographed fountain in the world. This grand fountain, most likely the most beautiful one in Rome, is located in the Quirinale district and is clearly the masterpiece of the small Trevi square ...

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    An angled view of the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna.

    Schönbrunn Palace, also known as the Viennese Versailles, is one of Austria's main historical and cultural buildings. Since the 19th century, it has been one of the main tourist attractions in the city of Vienna and has been featured in postcards, documentaries, and various cinematographic films ...

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    A view of the lake in Parque del Buen Retiro in Madrid, Spain.
    Parque del Buen Retiro is located in the heart of Madrid, Spain. It is best accessed through the Alcala Gate. You can reach it by taking the metro to the Retiro or Ibiza stops. This scenic park is open all year round, but the weather is best in the spring and fall ...

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    A view of Barcelona from Montjuïc.

    Montjuïc is a large hill and wooded area located southeast of the center of Barcelona in Spain. Parts of Montjuïc overlook the Mediterranean Sea. Montjuïc is a big place, but the best metro access comes on lines 1 and 3 at the Espanya stop ...

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    The sandstone facade of the Museum of Sydney.

    The Museum of Sydney explores the people and events that have shaped the city, built on the ruins of the house of New South Wales' first Governor, Arthur Phillip. Remnants of the original 1788 building, such as drains and privies, can still be glimpsed today through glass openings in the museum’s forecourt ...

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    A little blue Penguin at the Featherdale Wildlife Park in Sydney, Australia.

    Located around 45 minutes drive west of Sydney’s city center is the Featherdale Wildlife Park, set across seven acres of land in the suburb of Doonside. It was established in 1972, primarily as a nursery for Australian native trees and plants while also providing a refuge for native animals ...

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    A white shark at Sea Life Aquarium in Sydney, Australia.

    Home to more than 700 different marine species, the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium is one of Australia’s largest and most impressive aquariums. It’s set across 14 themed zones, including Jurassic Seas, the Shark Walk, Dugong Island, the Southern Ocean and the Discovery Rockpool, as well as the world’s largest display on the Great Barrier Reef ...

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    A view at the top of the Monserrate mountain in Bogotá.

    Cerro de Monserrate is a 3152-meter high mountain in the Santa Fe district of the Colombian capital Bogotá. Its summit rises on the southeastern edge of the city. Together with Cerro de Guadalupe (3317 meters), located about 1,600 meters to the south, it dominates the capital's panorama and is visible from almost everywhere, making it the trademark of Bogotá ...

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    A view of the Sainte Chapelle's ceiling in Paris, France.

    A jewelry box. A light show. A diamond reflecting the light with its many facets.This is La Sainte Chapelle in Paris and more. It is best to visit this chapel's gem during the day when there is plenty of sunlight ...

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    Panoramic view of the salty red lagoon (Laguna Colorada) in Bolivia.

    The Laguna Colorada is located in the Andean plateaus of Bolivia, just southwest of it. It is within Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve near the Chilean border. It is a 60-square kilometer shallow salt lake with white borax islands that provide good contrast to all that red water ...

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    A valley and lake in Jiuzhaigou(Jiuzhai) Valley.

    Tucked away in the mountains of the northern part of China's Sichuan Province is the Jiuzhai Valley (or Jiuzhaigou National Park). It is a haven for nature lovers and birdwatchers. Its 72,000 square kilometers of forests, lakes, waterfalls, and springs are home to rare animals and birds, such as the panda and the Sichuan takin ...

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    Part of the interior of St.Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland.

    The Saint Patrick's Cathedral is the seat of the Anglican Church of Ireland. It is located on an ancient site of worship in the southern quarters of Dublin's old town.

    The building is located on a spring, where Patrick of Ireland baptized his faithful ...

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    A Monastery on top of a Meteora rock formation in Greece.

    Meteora is a geological formation in the Thessaly region of Greece. They are home to several Orthodox Christian monasteries perched on top of gray cliffs and rocky peaks, sculpted by erosion.

    The spectacular mix of nature and human-made buildings on top has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988 ...

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    A view of the peak of the Alpayamo mountain in Peru.

    Alpamayo Mountain Peak in Peru is a place of ethereal beauty and splendor. At its peak, you may reach the 'roof of the world'. It has the distinction of being voted as 'the most beautiful peak in the world'. And UNESCO concurs with this vote ...

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    Exterior view of Centre Pompidou in Paris.

    The Centre Georges Pompidou is to be found in the Beaubourg area of Paris, France. It is near Marais and Les Halles at the IVe arrondissement. This controversial building was constructed in the 1970s and now houses a variety of institutions ...

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    Looking up at the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada.

    The CN Tower is the tallest free-standing infrastructure in all of Canada. Resembling the Space Needle in Seattle, the CN Tower is considered one of the world's most recognizable landmarks. Visited by millions of locals and tourists from all parts of the world, the CN Tower is situated right in the heart of Toronto's beautiful and multi-cultural cities in the province of Ontario, Canada ...

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    The Alcatraz main building at night.

    Get ready for Alcatraz. Alcatraz is one of San Francisco's main tourist draws and favorite landmarks for all its checkered history and infamy. What attracts people to this bleak island with its sheer cliffs, swift currents, and frigid waters? Well, for one thing, this has been home to some of the world's most notorious criminals ...

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    The facade of the Customs House Library in Sydney, Australia.

    With a magnificent setting at Circular Quay near the ferry wharf, the Customs House Library is set within one of Sydney’s finest historical landmarks. It was constructed from 1844 to 1845 to serve as the Customs Service headquarters before becoming a venue for exhibitions and functions in 1990 ...

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    A girafe at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney.

    Just a short ferry ride from Circular Quay across beautiful Sydney Harbour will take you to the world-famous Taronga Zoo. It boasts magnificent water views across its 69 acres (“Taronga” is an indigenous Aboriginal word meaning “beautiful view”) and is home to more than 4,000 animals from 350 different species ...

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    A bay view at the Royal National Park near Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

    Just to the south of Sydney lies the magnificent coastal cliffs, untouched beaches and native bushland of the Royal National Park. It stretches across 151 square kilometers and was the second national park to be established in the world, after Yellowstone in the United States ...

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    A in street in The Rocks neighborhood of Sydney.

    On the Sydney Harbour Bridge's doorstep and immediately adjacent to Circular Quay lies The Rocks, a historic neighborhood of charismatic sandstone architecture and cobblestone streets. It was established as Australia's first European settlement in 1788 and is today packed with fascinating museums, boutique shops, and iconic pubs, making it worthy of an entire day’s exploration ...

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    Walking paths within the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, Australia.

    Australia’s oldest scientific institution, the Royal Botanic Gardens sprawl across 30 acres on the edge of Sydney Harbour. It was opened in 1816 and remains one of the most important botanical institutions in the world, home to an impressive collection of plants from Australia and around the globe ...

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    A classical sail ship in Darling Harbour in Sydney.

    Sydney’s hub for entertainment is Darling Harbour, which lies a ten-minute walk from the CBD or a short ferry ride from Circular Quay. It’s home to the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo for up-close animal encounters, as well as great cafes and restaurants overlooking the water ...

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    The top of the Sydney Tower in Australia.

    Soaring above the city skyline as Sydney’s tallest structure, the Sydney Tower Eye, also named Sydney Eye Tower, measures 309 meters. It features a 360-degree observation deck that offers unparalleled panoramas across the city, making it one of Sydney’s most popular tourist attractions ...

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    Giant turtles in the Wild Life Sydney Zoo.

    Located in the heart of Darling Harbour, adjacent to the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Madame Tussauds, is WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo. This award-winning, native wildlife park is designed like a rainbow serpent from the Aboriginal Dreamtime stories, with open-air exhibits enclosed by a stainless steel mesh roof that resembles the serpent’s ribs ...

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    A street view of the Capitol Theatre in Sydney.

    Entertaining Sydneysiders since the early 19th century, the beautiful Capitol Theatre is located in Haymarket. It hosts world class musicals, theatrical plays, ballets and concerts within its magnificent historic setting.

    The site was used by Sydney’s early settlers as a market for produce and hay (hence the name “Haymarket”), with the building designed by architect George McRae and structural engineer Norman Selfe ...

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