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Major Tourist Attraction Sites in Nîmes, France

JARDINS De La FONTAINE - Gardens of Source in Nimes France

Nîmes is one of the greatest historic centers in the world with scattered Roman monuments all over it. They are actually one of the most preserved monuments in France. This historic center has a warm and charming atmosphere. Here are some of the top rated tourist attractions in Nîmes, France: Major Tourist Attraction in Nîmes ANCIENT ROMAN AMPHITHEATER JARDINS De La ...

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8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka

Sigiriya - Rock Fortress

Going by Sri Lanka’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites is an ordeal made a great deal more uncommon by the relative absence of sightseers contrasted with other South Asian nations. And from Kandy and Nuwara Eliya to Anuradhapura and Galle Fort, no visit to Sri Lanka is finished without seeing these historical places of Sri Lanka. Not many People know that ...

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Top 10 Things to do in Baku Azerbaijan

Baku Flame towers and old city

Baku is the capital of Azerbaijan, a former USSR country situated 92 ft below sea level on the shoreline of Caspian Sea. Baku is the largest city of Azerbaijan and Caspian Sea. The city is divided into two main parts: The ancient city (Icheri Sheher) and the new city. Ancient division (Icheri Sheher) of the Baku is UNESCO World Heritage Side. Perfect ...

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10 Must See Things to See in Kazan

Kazan View point

Traveling to Kazan, Russia You won’t find the city of Kazan in most people’s list of top cities to visit in Russia. This is quite a shame considering the fact that Kazan has a lot to offer. You owe it to yourself to check it out so you can see for yourself why more and more tourists are discovering this ...

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Wangduephodrang dzong destroyed in fire!

A major fire disaster is taking place in Wangduephodrang. After almost four hours of raging fire, Bhutan’s one of the oldest and most historic fortresses, the Wangduephodrang Dzong, is almost completely destroyed. The fire started at around 4 pm this afternoon. Many are already describing the fire as a major loss to the Bhutan’s cultural heritage. It’s impossible for the firefighters ...

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Outing to Cappadocia

You may have thought of going to Istanbul to visit the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Haghia Sophia, and Topkapi Palace. Your read the Spice Bazaar is a must-see place and one of Istanbul’s most vibrant attractions. You even pondered to include a Bosphorus Cruise, a boat ride that takes you past Ottoman Palaces, as well as beautiful wooden mansions and modern ...

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Dzong, the fortress style of architecture of Bhutan

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Inclined walls of the Punakha Dzong Those with profound interest in architecture and decorative arts will find Bhutan a truly fascinating and inspirational place to visit. The architecture of Bhutan carries overtones of design features patterned on those of Tibet and the Himalayas in general, however, in Bhutan they developed clearly Bhutanese characteristics. While Tibetan fortress style of architecture permeates ...

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Guatemala Highlands – Maya Mystery & Magic – Luxury 7 Day Itinerary

Palacio de Dona Leonor

40% Off Luxury 7 Day Itinerary – $969 Net Per Person! – June to November 2009 In collabration with our Guatemala partners and the luxury boutique hotels of Palacio Dona Leonor (Antigua) and Laguna Lodge (Lake Atitlan) we are proud to offer a 7 Day Luxury Tour of the Guatemalan Highlands for just $969 per person – thats 40% off ...

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Travel in Indonesia: fascinating Tana Toraja culture of Central Sulawesi

Traditional house style in Central Sulawesi, Tana Toraja

In the remote parts of Central Sulawesi of the Indonesian archipelago, an-odd shaped island resembling a hunched-over letter “k”, under the Dutch known as Celebes, there can be found a saddle-roof style house type built on piles. Depicted on Dong Son drums as far back as 500BC-AD100, its origin suggests being of mainland Southeast Asia. The region is known as ...

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