Amazing world .


Great Wall of China 
The Great Wall of China is one of the greatest sights in the world,the longest wall in the world, an awe-inspiring feat of ancient defensive architecture.
The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made in the general  direction in Northern China to protect the Chinese empire from encroachment by nomads, invaders and any other intrusion, that covers 15 regions in North China, starting from the Shanhai Pass (Hebei Province) in the east and ending at the Jiayu Pass (Gansu Province) in the west,Beijing is the most popular city to visit the Great Wall due to its convenient location and various sections of the Great Wall.
The Great Wall of China is made up of a number of different sections. These sections were built by various dynasties over a long period of time from stone and other materials.
The official length is 21,196.18 km(Most of today's relics are the Ming Dynasty Great Wall: length 8,851 km ) The average height of the Great Wall at Badaling and Juyong Pass is 7.88 meters, and the highest place is 14 meters high,The average width is 6.5 m ( Parts of the wall are so wide that a car can be driven inside.)
The Great Wall of China has been called the longest cemetery on Earth. Over a million people died building the Wall.
The Great Wall was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987 and The Great Wall of China is listed as one of the 7 wonders of the world. Around 10 million people visit the Great Wall of China every year.
 
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Krka National Park Crotia   
Krka National Park is the second most visited national park in Croatia after Plitvice Lakes National Park (Some people call it "younger sister of Plitvice Lakes" since there are lots of similarities between these two parks)
and the naturally colorful pools here provide a spectacular backdrop to relax and to swim in the pristine waters. Krka National Park covers a total area of 109 km².
Krka National Park  is one of the Croatian national parks, named after the river Krka,It is the seventh national park in Croatia and was proclaimed a national park in 1985 Located about 10km northeast of the city of Šibenik.
The top attraction of the Park are its magnificent waterfalls which are one of Croatia’s most famous sights, seven travertine waterfalls, all fringed by pristine woodlands that attract a variety of birds, both common and rare and the small island of Visovac.
A boat trip through the park (included in the entrance ticket) is a great way of seeing much of the Park.

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Iguazu Falls  

 
Iguazú Falls are waterfalls of the Iguazu River on the border of the Argentine province of Misiones and the Brazilian state of Paraná. Together, they make up the largest waterfall in the world.
The waterfall system consists of 275 falls along 2.7 km of the Iguazu River,The tallest of the waterfalls is called the Devil’s Throat and has a drop of more than 80 meters, making Iguazu Falls almost twice as tall as Niagara Falls.
The power of Iguazú Falls has been used to create hydroelectricity and produces 40% of the electricity consumed by both Argentina and Brazil.
Even though the Brazilian side only contains 20% of the Iguazu waterfalls, it’s known for having the best panoramic views.
The word ‘Iguazu’ means ‘great water’ in the local language. The falls, a UNESCO World Heritage site and voted as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
Walking along the trails is an experience no one will easily forget,The thunderous roar of the falls, the breathtaking rainbows and the clouds of mist that sweep past in waves is simply awe-inspiring.
The Iguazu National Park consists of two national parks, one in Foz de Iguazu (Brazil) and the other one in Puerto Iguazu (Argentina). The  park has a size of 252,982 hectares (67,720 on the Argentine side and 185,262 on the Brazilian side).
Iguazu Falls featured in the Indiana Jones movie, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
 
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Lavender Fields of Provence  

 
The calming, delicate fragrance and dusky purple hue of lavender have enchanted people for centuries.Lavender, prized for its medicinal qualities, and beloved for its fresh and floral scent that is both aromatic and lightly medicinal.
If there's one place in particular that has become synonymous with lavender it's Provence.Provence is perhaps the best place in the world to see fields upon fields of lavender, and they’re certainly among the most famous.
The lavender fields of Provence represent a change of seasons.You can enjoy the lavender fields by car, by bike or on foot. The majority of the lavender fields of Provence are centred around the Luberon and Verdon plateaus to the north of Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, and to the east of Avignon.
Provence's fields start to bloom in June. Early July is the best time to visit lavender fields in Provence. The entire region is peppered with vibrant purple fields.




Leshan Giant Buddha   China The Leshan Giant Buddha
A monk named Hai Tong  was concerned about the safety of local people living near the three rivers. He believed that the Buddha would keep the turbulent waters calm. built between 713 and 803.
is a 71-metre  tall stone statue,his head is 14.7 meters in height and 10 meters in width,and his nose and eyebrows are 5.6 meters in size. His mouth and eyes are 3.3 meters wide; his neck is 3 meters long; his shoulders are 24 meters wide; his fingers are 8.3 meters long and 1021 individual strands of hair.
There is a cleverly designed drainage system between his two ears.
In December, 1996, the location of the Buddha was included by UNESCO on the list of the World Heritage sites.
The Buddha is located to the east of Leshan City,at the confluence of three rivers Min River, Qingyi River, and Dadu River. 
There is a local saying: "The mountain is a Buddha and the Buddha is a mountain".




 Hawaii is world-renowned for its beautiful beaches  
Hawaii is world-renowned for its beautiful beaches.
Many km of coastline make it hard to decide which beaches in the state are truly the most beautiful.
White (No visit to Hawaii would be complete without soaking up the sun at Waikiki Beach.)
Black (Punalu’u Beach is the place to go to see  black sand).
Green (Papakolea Beach, got its hue from olivine crystals found in the eroding volcanic cinder cone rocks.  )
and red sand beaches(Kaihalulu Bay).
Romantic bays,beach parks (Kahaluu Beach Park A federally protected destination for sunbathing sea turtles ) and for the family.
If you are looking for a place where you can spend every day on a different beach, Hawaii is definitely the right place to go
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Lysefjorden and Preacher's Pulpit Preikestolen  
Preikestolen is one of the natural wonders of Norway Preikestolen "The Pulpit Rock" Preikestolen is a steep cliff which rises 604 m  above Lysefjorden.
Atop the cliff, there is an almost flat top of approximately 25 by 25 m was most probably shaped by the expansion of ice some 10,000 years ago.
The hike to Preikestolen is of moderate difficulty. In total, the 8-kilometer hike takes about 4-5 hours (round trip). The trail to Preikestolen is well facilitated and marked and should be easy to find and follow.

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Kyoto  Kinkaku-ji "Temple of the Golden Pavilion" 

Kinkaku-ji is a Zen Buddhist temple.
This sanctuary was the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu’s retirement manor. As indicated by his craving, this sanctuary has then become Zen sanctuary (place of complete relaxation) of the Rinzai faction after his demise in 1408.
The name Kinkaku-ji literally means the Temple of the Golden Pavilion.
Japan's best known temple, located in northwest Kyoto at the foot of Kinugasa Hill and in the north west of Kyoto. known as ‘The Temple of the Golden Pavilion’, was first built in 1397 CE.
The name Kinkaku-ji literally means the Temple of the Golden Pavilion Japan's best known temple, located in northwest Kyoto at the foot of Kinugasa Hill and in the north west of Kyoto. known as ‘The Temple of the Golden Pavilion’, was first built in 1397 CE.
Destroyed by fire many times throughout the centuries, this phoenix always rises from the ashes. The present building dates from 1955, after a fanatical monk burned it to destroy this symbol of beauty.
Top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf, overlooking a large pond.(There is an association between gold and Pure Land Buddhism where the former is considered to represent spiritual purity).
One of the most popular buildings in Kyoto, attracting many visitors annually.Visitors enter through the Chumon Gate along a pretty path shaded by ancient pines and maples, ablaze with color in the fall.
One of the most popular buildings in Kyoto, attracting many visitors annually.Visitors enter through the Chumon Gate along a pretty path shaded by ancient pines and maples, ablaze with color in the fall.
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Argentina Monte Fitz Roy  
Mount Fitz Roy original name is Chaltén, that in Tehuelche dialect means “smoking mountain”. 
This is due to phenomenon that makes its top always appear as it was surrounded by clouds, which gives the mountain a smoking volcano look.The summit of Monte Fitz Roy reaches a height of 3405 meters,while it is not as high as other mountain peaks in the Andes, it is especially notorious among mountaineers for its jagged peaks and sheer granite faces.
The Fitz Roy owes its name to Robert Fitz Roy, captain of the Beagle, the famous vessel which carried Darwin on his trip along South America. 
Fitz Roy’s official hiking season is from October to April. 





Cambodia Bagan 

Bagan Bagan is a sacred landscape, known as the 'sea of temples'. featuring an exceptional range of Buddhist art and architecture, Is an ancient city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The thousands of temples that are spread across the plains of Bagan  are the most impressive testament to the religious devotion of Myanmar’s people – and rulers – over the centuries.
During the kingdom's height between the 9th and 13th centuries, 4,446 Buddhist temples (although it is thought more than 10,000 once existed), pagodas and monasteries were constructed , of which the remains of 3,822 temples and pagodas still survive to the present day.(in 2016 there was a major earthquake that destroyed many temples).
Bagan’s collapse occurred in 1287 AD, after Mongols invaded the Kingdom of Pagan for political reasons, which resulted in a drastic decrease of the number of residents living in the city ( At its peak, the city had a population of around 200,000 people.)
Bagan is a must-see destination during a trip to Myanmar.   




 Finnish lake district Finnish Lakeland  
The beautiful woodlands, rolling hills and endless waters that comprise its Lakelands have led to the region’s reputation as the heart of Finnish identity.
This  extensive area represents the most beautiful area in Finland to many people. For anglers, it offers an endless choice of fishing grounds.Finland has over 187,800 lakes and around 180,000 islands, many located in the Lakeland district at least 55,000 lakes that are at least 200 metres wide. a labyrinth of islands stretching for hundreds of kilometres.
Finnish Lakeland  is the largest of the four landscape regions into which the geography of Finland is divided,Lakes occupy about 25% of the Lakeland, Much of the territory is forested and has a low population density perfect for hiking, cycling, horse riding, wildlife-watching and foraging.



Zambia and Zimbabwe Victoria Falls  
Victoria Falls also known as "Mosi oa-Tunya" ("the smoke that thunders" The spray from the Falls can be seen from up to 50km away).
One of the greatest attractions in Africa and one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world.
The falls is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World joining the Great Barrier Reef, Grand Canyon, the Aurora Borealis, the Paricutin volcano, the Harbour of Rio de Janeiro and Mount Everest.
Victoria Falls presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe and is considered to be one of the world's largest waterfalls due to its width of 1,708 metres.(Victoria Falls is the only waterfall in the world with a length of more than a kilometer and a height of more than hundred meters).
The Falls were first when David Livingstone discovered them in 1855. The Victoria Falls was declared a World Heritage Site in 1989. The reasons for this include the fact that it is the ‘world’s greatest sheet of falling water’ and and for its outstanding beauty.
The falls attracts extreme sports enthusiasts such as bungee jumpers, white-water rafters, and gorge-swingers looking for a free-fall adrenaline rush.




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The Little Mermaid Copenhagen  
The Little Mermaid is a bronze statue , depicting a mermaid becoming human,Unveiled on 23 August 1913 on a rock by the waterside at the Langelinie promenade in Copenhagen.
Like many statues before her, the Little Mermaid has suffered through many acts of vandalism which includes being shoved off the rock she is perched upon and vandals stealing her arm.The sculpture of The Little Mermaid is a copy the sculptor’s heirs keep the original at an undisclosed location. So what you see in Copenhagen is already a copy.
What surprises most tourists is the small size. The bronze statue is only 165 centimetres high sitting on a natural rock. The sculpture of The Little Mermaid was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s famous fairy tale in 1836.
It is the story of a 15 year old Little Mermaid who saves the life of a shipwrecked prince and sets off on a perilous quest to win his love. Disney adapted Anderson’s story into an animated film in 1989.





Pamukkale 

Pamukkale A geological phenomenon. in southwestern Turkey (around 20 km east of  Kusadasi), is famous for a carbonate mineral left by the flowing of thermal spring water.used as a spa since the second century BC, one of the country’s top tourist attractions.
 In fact, the origin of these pools is the thermal waters which have their source just a little higher up. It is the flow of this highly caclite-laden water that evaporates on the cliffs that has led to the formation of these travertines, which look a little like a succession of small cotton clouds. 
 
Pamukkale, is also the site of the remarkably well-preserved ruins of the Greek-Roman city of Hierapolis.
The travertine terraces above Pamukkale and below the ancient city of Hierapolis are a UNESCO World Heritage site.
A trip to Pamukkale will leave a lasting impression on you,every part of the place is instagram worthy with over two million visitors annually. Amazing place. 




Arenal Costa rica  


The amazing Arenal Volcano.
Arenal, one of the world's most active volcanoes.
Volcán Arenal, a beautiful, 1657-m high conical andesitic stratovolcano,with a crater of 140 meters.

On July 29, 1968, Arenal awoke from its slumber. A thunderous earthquake shook the area and a subsequent explosion of lava wiped out three nearby villages.(although it is now known that eruptions have occurred on and off for the last 7,000 years.)

Located in La Fortuna near Lake Arenal.  
Since 2010 the activity has subsided and no new lava flows have occurred. It is however an undisputed fact that this is still an extremely active volcano likely to erupt violently at any time.
Address: La Fortuna - El Castillo, Provincia de Alajuela .  




Vatican in Rome 
Vatican City Is the Holy See's independent city state (The Vatican's position as a sovereign state within a state was quaranteed by the Lateran Treaty of 1929 Benito Mussolini signed Vatican City into existence.
The official Italian name of the city is Stato della Citta del Vaticanoת Is the smallest state in the world.
The Vatican’s history as the seat of the Catholic Church began with the construction of a basilica over St. Peter’s grave in Rome in the 4th century A.D.
The main things to see when visiting the Vatican are Saint Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums(Inside the Vatican you can find 11 Vatican Museums with the restored Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel). The Vatican Museum receives This is a huge number approximately 5 and a half million travelers each year.
Interesting facts
Housing one of the biggest book collections in the world ( Over 1.1 million printed books and 75,000 historical manuscripts are held in the library), the Vatican Library is part of the Vatican Museums.
Vatican City is the only country in the world which is also a UNESCO Heritage site.
The Vatican has its own Post office and issues its own stamps. The Vatican mail system is widely used by Romans as in most cases is a lot quicker than Italian mail



Little Venice 
Little Venice Little Venice is tucked away in the residential neighborhood of Maida Vale. the area’s title was supposedly coined by once local resident and famous poet Robert Browning in the 19th century.
Here the Regent’s Canal and the Grand Union Canal meet and form a small intersection of waterways, hence the name of Little Venice.Little Venice is one of London’s not so secret gems – brimming with colourful houseboats and cute cafes, built between 1810 and 1870.
The tourist  websites  recommend Jason’s Trip which is a canal boat cruise from Little Venice to Camden Locks.The one-to-two-hour route passes beautiful houseboats at Little Venice, Nash Regency houses, and London Zoo before reaching Camden Lock. 
Little Venice is conveniently located less than 6 minutes from Warwick Avenue’s Tube station. (Bakerloo line).
 






 Montenegro Dormitor Park 
Durmitor National Park Montenegro’s Durmitor National Park is a paradise for lovers of exceptional nature, is one of the most stunning natural reserves in Europe.
The park’s features include mountains, canyons and gorges, rivers, and underground streams formed by glaciers as they melted during the Quaternary period. 
The Park is located at wide mountain region in the northwestern part of Montenegro
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Created in 1952, includes the canyons of Tara, Sušica and Draga rivers and the higher part of the canyon plateau Komarnica, It covers more than 32,000 hectares.
It was inscribed on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1980 and In 1977 canyon was proclaimed world ecological reserve.
Tara River Canyon in Durmitor National Park is the deepest gorge in Europe and has over 1500 kinds of flora and 130 kinds of birds.
Most people who visit Durmitor National Park base themselves in the town of Zabljak
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Fishing in the Maldives

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 Titiqaqa Lake Peru and Bolivia  
Lake Titicaca Is a large, deep, freshwater lake in the Andes. About half the lake resides in Peru and half in Bolivia.
It covers 8,300 square km, sunning 190 km and 80 km across is at 3,812 m  above sea level.
The lake has 41 islands, Some of the islands are home to many people.
A narrow strait, Tiquina, separates the lake into two bodies of water. The smaller, in the southeast, is called Lake Huiñaymarca in Bolivia and Lake Pequeño in Peru; the larger, in the northwest, is called Lake Chucuito in Bolivia and Lake Grande in Peru.The Andean peoples refer to the lake as "The Sacred Lake, and legends say that the first Inca rose from its depths and went out to found the Inca Empire.
At the time of the Spanish Conquest, one of the most important religious sites of the Inca Empire was located on the Island of the Sun.


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Sydney Opera House 

The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre at Sydney Harbour, which together host well over 1,500 performances annually,ans more than 10.9 million people visit the Opera House every year.
House in Sydney, Australia. Arguably considered the eighth wonder of the world, the opera house has a long history behind its design.
The Sydney Opera House is situated on Bennelong Point It was named for Bennelong, one of two Aborigines (the other man was named Colebee) who served as liaisons between Australia’s first British settlers and the local population.
233 designs were submitted for the Opera House international design competition held in 1956. Jørn Utzon from Denmark was announced the winner, receiving ₤5000 for his design.
Work started on it in 1959, with 10,000 builders employed,The building is 185 metres long and 120 metres wide. The largest of the seven venues, the Concert Hall, has 2,679 seats. The smallest is the Utzon room, which seats up to 210 people. On 28 June 2007, the Sydney Opera House became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Address: 
Bennelong Point, Sydney  NSW 2000 c  
 
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 Lalibela in northern Ethiopia  
Lalibela Ethiopia In the misty highlands of northern Ethiopia lies the historic town of Lalibela (some 645 km from Addis Ababa) and its famous collection of rock-cut churches,eleven medieval monolithic churches were carved out of rock. several are in excess of 10 metres tall  precisely carved and minutely decorated beneath the ground, amid underground galleries and open trenches, passageways and rooms.
The churches date back to the 12th century.
Ethiopia was one of the earliest nations to adopt Christianity in the first half of the 4th century. Near the churches, the village of Lalibela has two storey round houses, constructed of local red stone, and known as the Lasta Tukuls. These exceptional churches have been the focus of pilgrimage for Coptic Christians since the 12th century.
The Rock-Hewn Churches were declared a World Heritage site in 1978.
The churches are open every day from 8 a.m. to midday, and again from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Unfortunately, the site is not wheelchair-accessible.




Italy Dolomites 
The Dolomites The beauty and diversity of the landscape of the Italian Dolomites will enchant you.The Dolomites are splendid mountains and visitors are always guaranteed a picturesque view, plenty of magnificent vistas to hikers, cyclists and casual tourists.
The site of the Dolomites comprises a mountain range in the northern Italian Alps,(The Italian Dolomite Mountains stand between Switzerland, Austria, and Italy). numbering 18 peaks which rise to above 3,000 metres and cover an area of 1,419 square km and include nine mountain ranges.known as the “Pale Mountains” due to their unique pale color.
In August 2009, the Dolomites were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In addition to speaking Italian and German, the people who live in the Dolomites have their own language called Ladino. The name Dolomites comes from the French geologist Dieudonne Dolomieu. He identified the calcium-rich rock, and it was named in his honour. (Powdered Dolomite Could Have Incredible Health Benefits, when administered as a supplement).
They Were The Site Of Some Of World War I’s Fiercest Battles Since the Dolomites straddle the border between Austria and Italy The Dolomite Mountains have been scarred with the Via Ferrata or “iron paths”. The paths were created in World War I to assist the Italian military units as they traveled through the mountains to fight their enemies.
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Venetian Las Vegas Hotel 

The Venetian Las Vegas is a luxury hotel and casino resort located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada.
The Venetian Resort Las Vegas features all-suite accommodations (With the addition of The Palazzo to The Venetian, have more than7,000 suites, making this “under one roof” space the largest hotel in the world).
Exquisite restaurants (The Venetian and The Palazzo host more than 40 restaurants), celebrity chefs, world-class entertainment, nightlife, and shopping spa, a five-acre pool and garden deck, The Aquatic Club, TAO Nightclub, Grand Canal Shoppes, and a 120,000-square-foot casino and poker room (The Venetian Las Vegas has one of the largest casinos in Las Vegas) complete the all-encompassing resort experience.
The Grand Canal The entire canal holds 843,000 gallons. The inside holds 273,000, and the outside 570,000. It would take you 65 days to fill it with a garden hose, and Over 500,000 guests ride the gondolas at the Grand Canal every year.
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Cambodia Angkor Wat   
Angkor Wat is the most iconic landmark in Cambodia ,Is a temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world.
The site was Constructed in the early 12th century between 1113 and 1150,A total of 300,000 workers and 6,000 elephants have worked on the construction of Angkor Wat and the construction of this main temple has lasted 37 years, Five to ten million bricks of sandstone were transported from the jungle to build the Angkor temples.
The temple has been built to represent Mount Meru, the home of the Hindu Mythology lord of Brahma and the demi-god devtas. After 1432 the city of Angkor was forgotten for a few centuries UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992, It attracts two million tourists a year.
In Khmer, the Cambodian language, Angkor means "city" or "capital city", and Wat means "temple grounds".
Angkor Wat is the most famous ancient temple site in Cambodia, With its 5 lotus-like towers rising 65 metres into the sky, it is an awe-inspiring sight.Since around 1850, Angkor Wat has been featured in the center of the national flag of Cambodia.
The Angkor temple Ta Prohm -- famous for the large vines that strangle the ruins -- was used as the set for the hit movie Tomb Raider.
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The Darvaza gas crater

The Darvaza gas crater known as the Gates of Hell, is a natural gas field collapsed into a cavern and it is one of the most remarkable natural sites in Turkmenistan.Located in the Karakum Desert of central Turkmenistan. (The Karakum Desert, which covers about 70%, of the area of Turkmenistan, is the home to the strange human-made natural site) close to Derweze village.
More than four decades ago, when the republic was still part of the Soviet Union, a group of Soviet geologists went to the Karakum in search of oil fields and began drilling. Unfortunately for the scientists, they were drilling on top of a cavernous pocket of natural gas, the site collapsed creating a domino-effect that resulted in several open craters.(You can still see the old metal pipes sticking out of the ground in the crater).
After the crater was created, The engineers lit the fire hoping that the gas would burn out in a few weeks ,it was the only way to stop a potential environmental catastrophe.Geologists thought the crater would only burn for a few weeks, it has now been burning non-stop since 1971. That’s almost 50 years, and geologists still have no idea how much longer it will burn for..






Italy Garda Lake  
​Lake Garda is one of the most beautiful areas of Italy and is a huge attraction for visitors.
Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy.(with a surface of 370 km² It is 350 meters deep and has a circumference of 160 kilometers.) Its wider part to the south is surrounded by morainic hills, while the narrow northern part is enclosed by the mountains that createits fjord-shape (of which Mont Cadria, at 2,254 meters) configuration and provide a very mild Mediterranean climate.
Due to the mild climate, a lush Mediterranean vegetation prevails around the lake. Olive trees, oleanders, magnolias and palm trees thrive on the shores, in addition to the picturesque villages, beaches and little ports, parks and nature reserves it is known for.
Just about every sport can be taken up, both on and near the Lake, and with gusto – think swimming and sailing, mountain-climbing and biking, hiking and horseback riding, rafting and hang-gliding.
Lake Garda is known to be the site of at least three historic battles. The Battle of Benacus in AD 269. Battle of Rivoli in 1797 and the Battle of Solferino in 1859.
The lake is also host five main islands (and several smaller uninhabited ones) including, Isola del Garda, Isola dell’Olivo, Isola di Sogno, Isola di Trimelone and Isola San Biagio.
Lake Garda is the birthplace of the violin ,Gasparo De Salo, one of the most respected music pioneers, was born in Salo, on the Lake Garda area. Gasparo is known as one of the most famous violin makers who brought the musical instrument to the world.
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Everst Nepal  
Mount Everest is Earth's highest mountain above sea level.
The current official elevation of  8,844.43 m high And it's still growing at a height of about 40 centimeters per century.(The region above 8,000 meters (26,247 feet) is called the 'death zone' because of the lack of oxygen, coldness and exhaustion for climbers, Temp on the mountain can get as low as minus 60C.).
Lies on the border between Nepal and the Tibet Autonomous Region of China,Mt Everest is known as Sagarmatha in Nepal and Chomolongma in Tibet,‘mother of the universe’.
As the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest draws more than 500 climbers each spring to attempt the summit (Over 300 people have died on Everest- exact number unknown). during a small window of favorable conditions on the rugged Himalayan mountain that tops, it takes around 64 days to climb Mount Everest. The core climbing lasts for a duration of 44 days, and the rest of the time is spent either trekking or acclimatizing on the route.
Almost all of those who now climb Everest use the services of commercial expedition operators.  A western company, which still relies on local high-altitude workers, will charge around $60,000 to $65,000. Local expeditions charge less, around $35,000 for a well-run, properly supported climb.
The Himalayan mountains have long been home to indigenous groups living in the valleys. The most famous of these are the Sherpa people. The word “Sherpa” is often used to mean mountain guide, though it actually refers to an ethnic group. 




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Guatapé Colombia  
Guatape Village is called the ‘Little Switzerland’ of Colombia, located 79 kilometres away from Medellín.
Guatape offers the adorable village where the streets are colorful with cobblestoned streets.The buildings from Guatape are known for their colorful and artistic Zócalos.
In the 70’s, a large reservoir was created that flooded 2,200 hectares of land. This dramatically changed the surrounding landscape and started to bring travelers.
The town’s main attraction is the gigantic rock, visible pretty much anywhere you are in the city The Rock of Guatape (La Piedra or El Peñol).
Peñón de Guatapé towers up to 200 meters (656 feet) above its base. Visitors can scale the rock via a staircase built into one side, a path that includes more than 649 steps to the top.
On the northern side of the stone, there are large white letters “GU”. The residents of Guatapé decided to settle the matter by painting the name of the town on the rock with huge white letters, but only the “G’ and a part of the “U’ were completed because a large angry mob was assembled to stop it.
 




  

South Dakota Mount Rushmore National Memorial 
Mount Rushmore National Memorial Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a large-scale mountain sculpture by artist Gutzon Borglum, a famous Dutch-American sculptor, was selected for the Mount Rushmore project. At his death in March 1941 his son, Lincoln Borglum, continued the work and it was completed later that year.Most of the carving was done by strategically placed dynamite, then later jackhammers and chisels.Faces of four great American presidents who represent the birth, growth, development and preservation of this country.
 
Majestic figures of George Washington.
Thomas Jefferson (Thomas Jefferson was built twice. He was originally built on the other side of Washington. Over a year into construction, they decided the rock there was too weak, and blasted the face off with dynamite).
Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln(you can see an elephant, or at least the stone face of an elephant, if you look to the right of Lincoln).
surrounded by the beauty of the Black Hills of South Dakota. roughly 30 miles from Rapid City.
The 60-foot high faces were shaped from the granite rock face between 1927 and 1941, and represent one of the world’s largest pieces of sculpture, as well as one of America’s most popular tourist attractions.
The actual carving was done by a team of over 400 men,and amazingly there were no fatalities.

Each of the president's heads is equal to a six-story high building. Their eyes are 11 feet wide; their mouths are 18 feet wide; and their noses are 20 feet long.
The idea of creating a sculpture in the Black Hills was dreamed up in 1923 by South Dakota historian Doane Robinson. He wanted to find a way to attract tourists to the state,today,each year, approximately three million tourists from all over the world visit Mount Rushmore..

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A canal in Bruges Belgium 
Bruges “Venice of the North” part fairy tale,Part history. The small town of Bruges is every traveler’s dream. It’s easy to see how the storybook city of Bruges, earned its nickname ‘The Venice of the North.’ Boasting miles of canals that wind through the historic, colourful city.
Bruges Canals loop across the town like a string of pearls.
There are not many cities in Europe that can compete with Bruges  for being the most romantic city on the continent.
the perfectly-preserved medieval buildings With cobblestone paths, brick archways, stone churches and quaint bridges. are protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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There are many places to visit in Bruges it is really worth staying for the night and enjoy the special nighttime ambience of Bruges.at night it becomes a calm medieval town, where time seems to have stopped. luxuriating in the romantic boutique hotels.
Get lost in its narrow streets with traditional townhouses and mysterious nooks and crannies or enjoy the view of the city from the bell tower Halle.
visiting chocolate shops,Basilica Of The Holy Blood,Salvador Dali’s Exhibition,Burg Square,Canals Of Bruges,Rococo Lace Store.



Cathedral Cologne  
Cologne Cathedral It is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne and of the administration of the Archdiocese of Cologne. The cathedral was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.
Begun in 1248, the building of this Gothic masterpiece took place in several stages and was not completed until 1880 (After 632 years ) A new cornerstone was laid by King Frederick William IV of Prussia in 1842.
In World War II, the city center of Cologne was leveled by bombings. Miraculously, the cathedral was the only building that survived ( A fact explanation is that the Cathedral of Cologne was a point of orientation for the pilots).
Cologne Cathedral is a High Gothic five-aisled basilica (144.5 m long), with a projecting transept (86.25 m wide) and The height of the northern tower of the Cologne Cathedral is 157,38 meters, while the height of the southern tower is 6 cm below that.
The nave is 43.58 m high and the side-aisles 19.80 m, and can hold more than 20,000 people.
(The view from the Cathedral tower is breathtaking, but you will have to climb 509 stairs to reach the viewing platform).

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 The Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon Surreal,blue hues and a hot, relaxing swim in geothermal waters are the biggest draws to Iceland’s famous Blue Lagoon.Is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. Going to the Blue Lagoon is a must for anyone traveling to Iceland.
The Blue Lagoon Easily the most photographed site in all of  Iceland, Of 1.8 million annual tourists, the Blue Lagoon sees about 700,000, making it Iceland's top attraction.
The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa in southwestern Iceland approximately 20 km  from Keflavík International Airport.
The beautiful milky-blue water is unlike anything else,The water of the spring naturally maintains a temperature of about 39C/102F all year round.
The Blue Lagoon is actually a result of features—the volcanic formation and the use of geothermal power—coming together. The Lagoon is actually man-made. 
Once the water has gone through the turbines, it can’t be reused in energy production, so it’s released into the pond.
Typically, the Lagoon is open from 8:00 to 21:00, and in the summer from June 5 to August 23 to 23:00. 
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 North Holland Afsluitdijk
The Afsluitdijk Is a major dam and causeway in the Netherlands.Built to protect the flat, coastal country from flooding, the Afsluitdijk dammed the Zuiderzee, an inlet of the North Sea, and created a freshwater lake called the Ijsselmeer.
The Afsluitdijk is one of Holland’s most popular water engineering constructions It was constructed between 1927 and 1932 The dike is 32 km long and offers numerous interesting sights and beautiful viewpoints With 300,000 visitors per year.
Afsluitdijk linking together the provinces of Friesland and North Holland in the Netherlands.

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Grand Canyon National Park  Arizona   The Grand Canyon Arizona The Grand Canyon is one of the natural wonders of the world  (A list compiled by CNN in 1997)
The park has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979..
Scientists believe at least part of it is 70 million years old. (Famed explorer John Wesley Powell was the first to call it the Grand Canyon, doing so in 1871).
The Park encompasses 277 miles (446 km) of the Colorado River. A mile (1.6 km) deep. At its widest point the Grand Canyon stretches 18 miles (29 kilometres) across.(Though widely considered one of the world's most spectacular canyons, the Grand Canyon is neither the world's longest or deepest gorge).
There are about 1,000 caves in the park, but only 335 have been explored.
Temperatures vary greatly within the canyon. From the rim of the canyon to its lowest point, the temperature can change by more than 25 degrees.
This park is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world. (around 5 million visitors enjoying its immense beauty every year, In 1926, seven years after became a national park, it had 37,745 visitors).
For thousands of years, the area has been continuously inhabited by Native Americans, who built settlements within the canyon and its many caves. The Pueblo people considered the Grand Canyon a holy site, and made pilgrimages to it. The first European to discover the canyon was the Spaniard Garcia López de Cárdenas in 1540.

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Buy an admission pass online, park in Tusayan (the little town just outside the front gate) and take a free shuttle to Grand Canyon Village.
Visit the Imax Theater in Tusayan to see "Grand Canyon: Hidden Secrets," a 34-minute film showing up to 10 times a day.
Enhance your Grand Canyon experience with an entertaining train ride 
The historic Grand Canyon Railway departs daily from Williams, Arizona to the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon. (The 65-mile journey takes 2 hours and 15 minutes.) 
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Niagara Falls  

Niagara Falls The beauty of Niagara Falls is difficult to describe, Niagara Falls is a geological wonder and It is estimated that in the world there are at least 500 waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls, but although they are not the highest, they’re one of the most famous around the world.Niagara Falls is known famously for its three thunderous wonders.

Interesting Facts about Niagara Falls

Three waterfalls (the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls (named for its resemblance to a bride's veil) and the largest, the Horseshoe Falls) at the southern end of Niagara Gorge, spanning the border between the province of Ontario in Canada and the state of New York in the United States.
In Niagara Falls New York, Prospect Point Park & Goat Island are the two locations for viewing the falls and together are called the Niagara Falls State Park.
In Niagara Falls Canada, Queen Victoria Park is the main area for viewing the falls. The park extends from the brink of the Canadian Falls to the Rainbow Bridge.(The length of the Canadian, brink is 2,600 feet; that is 792.4 meters).
The height of the American Falls ranges between 21 to 34 metres (70-110 ft.). This measurement is taken from the top of the falls to the top of the rock pile at the base
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he water falls at 32 feet per second over the Falls, (hitting the base of the Falls with 280 tons of force at the American and Bridal Veil Falls and 2,509 tons of force at the Horseshoe Falls.

About 28 million liters, or about 700,000 gallons, of water travel down Niagara Falls every second. It is thought to be the world’s fastest-moving waterfall. (The Niagara River flows at approximately 35 miles/hour -56.3 kilometers/hour).
4 of the 5 Great Lakes empty into the Niagara River. They are Superior, Michigan, Huron and Eri.  Then they empty into Lake Ontario. These 4 Great Lakes make up almost one-fifth of the world’s fresh water supply.
The water flowing over Niagara Falls is famous for its beautiful blue-green color. Naturally occurring organisms such as algae work together with sunlight on the surface of the water.
At the current rate of erosion, scientists believe that the Niagara Falls will be gone in around 50000 years.
The only recorded freeze-up of the river and falls was due to an ice jam on March 29, 1848. 
Niagara Falls attracts some 28 Million tourists to her majestic awesome beauty each year.

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 Svaneti Georgia 
Svaneti Svaneti is arguably the most beautiful part of Georgia, making it the country’s primary location for hikers and adventurers.
The highest peaks of the Greater Caucasus tower at over 4000m, breath-taking views, pristine mountains Beautiful wild and mysterious, deep gorges, gushing rivers and Uniquely picturesque villages and snow-covered.
Mestia is the center of tourism for the Svaneti region. and is the gateway to Svaneti This UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Svaneti is the historic home of the Svan people, a subgroup of Georgians.For centuries, these hardy people protected themselves, their livestock and their valuables by residing in well-built, stone towers known locally as koshki. The Svans have retained many of their old traditions (Svan culture survives most wonderfully in its songs and dances and  respect the older women in families).
Svaneti is probably the most beautiful region of Georgia and the essence of what country can offer to the foreign tourists...





Japan Hiroshima
Hiroshima Peace Memorial, the Atomic Bomb Dome.  

Hiroshima Is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan. It is rich in the natural beauty of the Inland Sea and the Chugoku Mountains, with mountains, sea, rivers, valleys, plains, basins that characterize Japan's landscape.
The city is widely known for being the target of the first atomic bombing in human history, however, it was rebuilt following the war into a major cultural center of the nation.
Hiroshima was founded in 1598 as a castle town on the Ōta River delta.
There are two World Heritage Sites in Hiroshima. One is Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima and the other is the Hiroshima Peace Memorial - known around the world as the Atomic Bomb Dome.
(This silent structure is the skeletal form of the surviving remains of the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotional Hall -constructed in 1914).

It symbolizes the tremendous destructive power, which humankind can invent). At 8:15 a.m., the U.S. B-29 bomber Enola Gay dropped a 4-ton uranium bomb, dubbed Little Boy, from a height of 31,500 feet on the city center, targeting the Aioi Bridge. The bomb exploded 43 seconds later, 2,000 feet above the ground. Many people suffocated. The immense explosions extended out about one mile, swiftly consuming oxygen in the blast areas. 

The most important meaning of the surviving structure of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial is in what it symbolizes.This silent structure is the skeletal form of the surviving remains of the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotional Hall (constructed in 1914). It symbolizes the tremendous destructive power, which humankind can invent. on the other hand, it also reminds us of the hope for world permanent peace..











Lake Bled 

Lake Bled Lake Bled is the crown jewel of Slovenia, is one of those places that feels like it was plucked straight from the pages of a fairytale. Lake Bled is one of the most beautiful lakes in Europe. Situated in the NW of Slovenia.
It is 2120 m long, up to 1380 m  wide with a maximum depth of 30 m.
In addition to the cobalt waters of Lake Bled, you should explore the area’s beautiful Alpine landscape. Walking paths will get you around the lake with plenty of viewpoints and wooden benches en route. (Lake Bled is known for the presence of swans as well as ducks). There is nothing better than to stretch your legs with a lazy walk around the lake. The length is 6km.(There is also a tourist train that goes around the lake and stops at 7 locations).take a stroll along the lakeshore or taste the culinary delights in one of the restaurants.You can also  to visit the top sights, including the castle and the island in the middle of the lake.


 
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One of the most photographed features of Lake Bled is the tiny wooded island of Blejski Otok. With a postcard-perfect church crowning Slovenia’s only natural island,The rustic baroque church, the Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary, aka Church of Mary the Queen, aka Our Lady of the Lake, is famous for its wishing bell. The church was built and rebuilt in the 15th and 17th centuries to its current form with a bell tower.
Bled castle, standing on a 130-meter high cliff, is one of the top attractions in this beautiful alpine town. Bled Castle, perched on a rocky precipice above Lake Bled is over 1000 years old. And while it’s most famous for its dramatic location, a wine-tasting experience in the castle cellar is an absolute highlight..






Colmar France 
Colmar The city is renowned for its well-preserved old town. With just little under 70,000 residents, Colmar feels more like a quaint country village than a city.
Colmar is so pretty that it doesn’t feel real. Cobblestone streets run next to canals lined with half-timbered houses in shades of rose, sky blue, lemon, peppermint, and apricot, many dating back to the 14th century.What makes Colmar specific, are houses that are painted in various colors, which represent a mixture of French and German style.
This fairytale city is located in north-eastern France, between Basel and Strasbourg ( Colmar is located -68 km - south-southwest of Strasbourg).
Colmar is situated on the Alsatian Wine Route and considers itself to be the "capital of Alsatian wine" (capitale des vins d'Alsace). The capital of the Alsacian wines, offers visitors an exciting glimpse of 1000 years of European history.
Colmar was founded in the 9th century. With the rest of Alsace, Colmar was annexed by the newly formed German Empire in 1871 as a result of the Franco-Prussian War. In 1226 Colmar was raised to the status of an imperial town by the Holy Roman emperor Frederick II and was surrounded by defensive walls.
was annexed by Nazi Germany in 1940, and then reverted to French control after the battle of the "Colmar Pocket" in 1945. It was the last town in France to be liberated at the end of the war and has been French ever since then.
The centre is full of classy boutiques and shops selling local gourmet products—white wine, cheese, sausages, chocolates, salted caramels, jars of sauerkraut.
The town has five museums, the most interesting of which is the Unterlinden Museum (collection of fine arts, from the medieval to contemporary period), housed in a 13th-century cloister. The best way to discover Colmar is to stroll around its old town, especially in the so-called "Little Venice" district.
Interesting Facts
The Colmar Treasure, a hoard of precious objects hidden by Jews during the Black Death, was discovered here in 1863.
Colmar is one of the driest cities in France.





Oslo Vigeland Sculpture Park  

Frogner Park is a public park located in Oslo and covers 45 hectares with more than 200 sculptures by Gustav Vigeland (1869–1943) in bronze, granite and cast iron.
Park Vigeland is the life work of Gustav Vigeland and the sculptures represent the Human Condition illustrating the complexities of relationships and the journey from the cradle to the grave, fascinating collection of sculptures set among acres and acres of green grass.
 It was installed mainly in the period 1940-1949, but is nevertheless a result of over 40 years of work.
The park, which is one of Norway's top tourist attractions, with more than one million annual visitors.
The park is free to enter and open all year round, 24 hours a day. 








Dalat’s Waterfalls  
Dalat is located in Lâm Đồng Province, a mountainous, forested, farmed and famous area in Vietnam’s Central Highlands,and is one of the most popular vacation cities among Vietnamese people and well known to tourists for all of the incredible waterfalls the most beautiful waterfalls in Vietnam.
A couple of the waterfalls in Lam Dong Province, especially those close to Dalat, have turned into tourist attractions. 
Pongour Waterfall It’s probably the most famous in the area, is about 50 meters high, divided into seven cascading waterfalls, and there are wide gravel pathways and steps to make your walk to the valley more friendly.
The water cascading down rocks make for a great view. Pongour Waterfall is about 50km from Dalat town.
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 Corfu Greece

Corfu is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. It is the second largest of the Ionian Islands.
The greenest island with dense vegetation, unmatched in natural beauty. With beautiful beaches on a coastline more than 210km long.(calculated at about 119).
Corfu is known for its lush landscapem,The endless and beautiful sandy beaches The long fascinating, and turbulent history Also by the beautiful sightseeing.
Corfu is strongly influenced by the Venetians, the French and the English and for this reason has a cosmopolitan, multicultural charm.
A majestic fort, romantic trails and beaches where the vegetation merges with the sapphire sea.
According to historical sources, the first mention of the populated islands were already recorded 1300 BC.
From 1386 to 1797, Corfu was ruled by Venetian nobility..
The principal city of the island and seat of the municipality is also named Corfu, after the island’s name, with a population of  34,000 inhabitants.
Unesco has declared Corfu’s Old Town a world heritage site.In 2007
Old Town of Corfu City, which is guarded by mighty Venetian fortresses  and has its roots in the 8th century BC. The three forts of the town, designed by renowned Venetian engineers, were used for four centuries to defend the maritime trading interests of the Republic of Venice against the Ottoman Empire.
The city also includes other prominent spots like Spianáda (the largest square in the Balkans ), Listón (the city’s trademark promenade), the city’s Cathedral and a considerable number of churches.(in the island there are 37 churches).
 Mon Repos Palace with colonial elements,offering from its circular terrace an amazing view across the island of Pontikoníssi.
On the eastern side of town, the rocky shore crowned by two low peaks gave the name Koryfo to the island.

Corfu most interesting facts.
The island has two names Corfu is also called Kerkyra.(According to historical sources, the earliest reference to Corfu is the Mycenaean Greek word ko-ro-ku-ra-i-jo ("man from Kerkyra") 1300 BC).
Unification with modern Greece was concluded in 1864 under the Treaty of London .
The island is famous for its large amounts of olive trees. 3% of the world`s olive oil comes from Corfu.
Corfu was under the British rule from 1814 until 1864 when it was united with Greece.
The locals throw pots out of their windows and balconies smashing them into the streets in order to celebrate Christ’s resurrection every Easter.
The island was the cradle of culture and science. In Corfu was founded the first university or Greece, called the IONIAN UNIVERSITY and the first modern theater and opera of Greece.
Hebrew-Italian in a Venetian dialect also developed with some Greek words as many Italian Jews took refuge in Corfu.
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Sapa Vietnam Rice Fields 
The region of Sapa abounds in breathtaking views (Terraced rice fields in Sapa were voted as one of seven most beautiful and impressive ones of Asia and the world ), and allows you to meet the many ethnic minorities who still live an authentic way of life at the rhythm of their traditions and beliefs.Their only tools are their hands, their bare feet and their buffalo. The villagers of Sa Pa work mainly in rice cultivation.
Sapa is a great and wonderful place to see amazing Sapa Rice Fields. Terraced fields and ripe rice seedlings are mixed under the hands of nature, creating a splendid natural painting.
Muong Hoa Valley Is Best Beautiful Rice Fields In Sapa,There are several villages in the Muong Hoa Valley which include Y Linh Ho village, Lao Chai and Ta Van village, Giang Ta Chai and Su Pan Village, Ban Ho, and Nam Tong village, Ta Phin village.
In spring, the rice terraces are filled with water. This process is necessary to sow rice on fertile land.

Rice terraces in Sa Pa is also attractive destination for international visitors and visitors to the Southern provinces whenever they go to the northwestern part of the country..






 Baku

 
Baku (It’s pronounced Bah-koo) is the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, as well as the largest city on the Caspian Sea and of the Caucasus region.
It lies on the western shore of the Caspian Sea and the southern side of the Abşeron Peninsula, around the wide curving sweep of the Bay of Baku.
Baku’s population  greater than 2.4 million. and is located 92 ft below sea level.
Baku is rich in history – it has actually been an ancient trade route since Roman times where goods would be traded between Central Asia and the west!
The city’s early developments are unknown, but it was ruled by the Shirvan-Shahs from the eastern Caucasus in the early Middle Ages and became their capital in the 12th century.
Baku was ruled by the Mongols in the 13th and 14th centuries, for whom the city would have been a strategic base in the consolidation of their power across Central Asia.
It was once part of the Mongol, Persian and Russian empires, before it became part of the Soviet Union. At last, Azerbaijan finally gained independence in 1991 and Baku became its capital.
Interesting Facts about Baku 
Named the Flame Towers, the trio of skyscrapers  (height of 597 feet) was designed to appear like the flames of a fire. the towers symbolize the long history of fire worshipping in Azerbaijan. 
Baku Features a “Little Venice” on the Boulevard” is a popular tourist destination in Baku, the tourist destination offers gondola rides to visitors.
Baku State University, the first university in Azerbaijan, was established on November 15, 1919.
In 1823, the world's first paraffin factory was built in Baku and In 1846, the world's first oil well was drilled in Baku.
In fact, Baku is one of only two capital cities that are officially below sea level (the other is Amsterdam).




Volcanic island Ischia Gulf of Naples
  
Ischia  is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. It lies at the northern end of the Gulf of Naples, about 30 knfrom the city of Naples, the island consists almost entirely of volcanic rock and rises to 2,585 feet (788 metres), Universally known as “the green island” due to its lush vegetation.
It is the largest of the three islands off the coast of Naples,  (Procida, Capri and Ischia), Its name, translated from the Greek means "look around" due to the marvellous views to be had from its heights.
Ischia Relaxed, yet seductive, the volcanic island is home to over 100 thermal springs that have countless healing properties and make it a popular wellness destination for the lucky few in the know. But the island also boasts scenic mountain trails, vineyards perched above the sea, archeological sites, charming villages.
with its stunning selection of sandy beaches, Being a volcanic island the beaches on Ischia are smooth sandy beaches that are perfect for spending a long beach holiday. Depending on your beach-going style, time of day, and what you’re in the mood for, there are so many gorgeous beaches to try, perfect place.There are several towns scattered about the island, each distinctive and charming. You will love walking through the narrow streets of this paradise 
At Lacco Ameno you should visit the Sanctuary of Santa Restituta. The crypt gives access to the remains of a palaeochristian basilica with finds that narrate the island’s history from the Greeks to the early Christians.
Visit Villa La Colombaia and Giardini La Mortella in Forio d'Ischia, the Aragonese Castle in Ischia Ponte.
All these beauties are to be discovered and enjoyed and were immortalised forever in the classic film "Cleopatra"..









Hsinbyume Pagoda Mingun in Myanmar

The Hsinbyume Pagoda is a large pagoda on the northern side of Mingun in Sagaing Region in Myanmar (also called the “Myatheindan Pagoda”) The thing that differentiates the Hsinbyume Pagoda from other temples around the world is its architecture. This temple has several different layers that look like waves. These terraces represent the seven mountain ranges surrounding Mount Meru, which is considered the center of the universe in the Buddhist cosmology.
This pagoda was built in 1816 by the Bagydaw prince, the heir of King Bodawpaya as a way to show his love for his first wife – Queen Hsinbyume – who unfortunately lost her life during childbirth.
One hundred thousand emeralds were used to fund the construction of the white pagoda which can explain its other name Mye Thein Tan (Mye= emerald, Thein Tan = 100,000).
The monument suffered severe damage in the earthquake of 1839.
It is possible to climb the stairway to the top of the structure. From the top you will have great views of the Ayeyarwady River and the nearby Mingun Pagoda.
Mingun village is located on the western bank of the Irrawaddy River, and you will find Hsinbyume Pagoda in the northern part of the small village (within walking distance from the ferry). .





 
The Matterhorn Mountain in Switzerland

The Matterhorn mountain Out of all of the mountains that make up the Alps, the Matterhorn is probably the best known.
this wonder attracts hordes of visitors, eager to see the morning sunlight beam off its four faces, ski its neighboring mountains. 
It is a large, near-symmetric pyramidal peak, straddling the frontier between Switzerland and Italy, 6 miles (10 km) southwest of the village of Zermatt, Switzerland.  
4,478 metres (14,692 ft) high, making it one of the highest summits in the Alps and Europe (is the 12th highest peak in Western Europe).
The pyramid mountain, which is very difficult to climb, (The first ascent of the Matterhorn took place by a group of seven people in July 1865. Four of the seven climbers died on the descent). and is the most-photographed mountain in the world. (from the Klein-Matterhorn).
The four sides of the Matterhorn's pyramid-like peak face the four cardinal directions.
The name Matterhorn means roughly “the peak in the meadows,” from the German words Matte (“meadow”) and Horn (“peak”).
The Matterhorn first appeared on the famous Toblerone packaging in 1960. . 







Montevideo
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(The city's full original name is San Felipe y Santiago de Montevideo).and Montevideo’s motto is “With liberty I offend not, I fear not”.
Montevideo, blends a distinct European flavor with a welcoming small-town feel. Enjoy the many aspects of this coastal city: 18th- and 19th-century edifices in its historic center, a vibrant arts scene and upmarket beachside suburbs. 
you can feel energy in the little squares like Plaza de la Constitutión in Montevideo's Cuidad Vieja - or Old Town.
Ciudad Vieja While it’s home to the city’s most historic, preserved sites making for a tranquil place to stroll during the day, the old town is also where most of the fun nightlife is found which makes it a popular place for Montevideo sightseeing.
Montevideo is the capital and largest city of Uruguay.with 1.7 million inhabitants (about one-third of the country's total population).
Montevideo was established in 1724 by a Spanish soldier, Bruno Mauricio de Zabala, as a strategic move amidst the Spanish-Portuguese dispute over the platine region..In 1828, the town became the capital of Uruguay.
There are at least two explanations for the name Montevideo: The first states that it comes from the Portuguese "Monte vide eu" which means "I see a mountain". The second is that the Spaniards recorded the location of a mountain in a map as "Monte VI De Este a Oeste" meaning "The sixth mountain from east to west".
Quality of Living Survey for cities ranks Montevideo in first place for quality of life compared to any other Latin American country.
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