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Château de Pierrefonds, France

Château de Pierrefonds, France

Château de Pierrefonds, France The Château de Pierrefonds is a castle situated in the commune of Pierrefonds in the Oise département (Picardy) of France. It is on the southeast edge of the Forest of Compiègne, north east of Paris, between Villers-Cotterêts and Compiègne. The Château de Pierrefonds includes most of the characteristics of defensive military architecture from the Middle Ages, ...

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Registan, Uzbekistan

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Registan, Uzbekistan The Registan was the heart of the ancient city of Samarkand of the Timurid dynasty, now in Uzbekistan. The Registan was a public square, where people gathered to hear royal proclamations, heralded by blasts on enormous copper pipes called dzharchis and a place of public executions. It is framed by three madrasahs (Islamic schools) of distinctive Islamic architecture.The ...

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Triglav National Park, Slovenia

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Triglav National Park, Slovenia The Triglav National Park (TNP) is the only Slovenian national park. The park was named after Triglav, the highest mountain in the heart of the park, which is also the highest summit in Slovenia (2864 m). The origin of the name Triglav is rather uncertain. Triglav owes its name to its characteristic shape as seen from ...

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Ice Canyon, Greenland

Ice Canyon, Greenland

Ice Canyon, Greenland A vast and previously unmapped gorge 800 metres (half a mile) deep has been found under ice in Greenland, comparable in size to parts of the Grand Canyon in the United States, scientists said. Other studies have also revealed a rift valley entombed in Antarctica’s ice in 2012 that scientists said may be speeding the flow of ...

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Wapta Falls

Wapta Falls

Wapta Falls Wapta Falls can be found near the west end gate of Yoho National Park on the Kicking Horse River. The waterfall is accessed relatively easily via a 30 minute hike from the Trans Canada Highway. Well worth the effort, this hike is suitable for the whole family with the reward of an enjoyable outing to see one of ...

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Gardens of Marqueyssac, France

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Gardens of Marqueyssac, France The gardens of Marqueyssac are one of France’s listed ‘Jardins Remarquable’. They sit high above the Dordogne river and as you wander through the gardens you get some amazing views of the river below. These gardens are the most visited in the Perigord area. The gardens were designed by a student of André Le Notre – ...

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Tiger's Nest Paro, Bhutan

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Tiger’s Nest Paro, Bhutan Paro Taktsang  is the popular name of Taktsang Palphug Monastery (also known as the Tiger’s Nest), a prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site and temple complex, located in the cliffside of the upper Paro valley, in Bhutan. A temple complex was first built in 1692, around the Taktsang Senge Samdup (stag tshang seng ge bsam grub) cave ...

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Bamboo Forest, Japan

Bamboo Forest, Japan

Bamboo Forest, Japan The Sagano Bamboo Forest is located to the northwest in Kyoto Basin, Japan, covering an area of 16 square kilometers. It is one of the most beautiful natural environment in entire Japan, not only because of its natural beauty but also because of the sound the wind makes as it blows through the thick bamboo grove. “The ...

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Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan

Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan

Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan Hitachi Seaside Park, located in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, next to the Ajigaura Beach, is a flower park and a popular tourist destination. The park covers an area of ​​3.5 hectares and the flowers are amazing all year round. Each season you will find a different variety of flower blossoming over the “Miharashi No Oka”, a ...

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Salar de Uyuni

Salar-de-Uyuni

Salar de Uyuni Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat, located in Bolivia. Salar de Uyuni comprises over 10,000 sq km in the Potosi region. The salt is over 10 meters thick in the center. In the dry season, the salt plains are a completely flat expanse of dry salt, but in the wet season, it is covered ...

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