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Vila Franca’s Islet, Azores Archipelago, Portugal

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Vila Franca’s Islet, Azores Archipelago, Portugal Vila Franca’s Islet is located in the middle of the Atlantic. The Azores archipelago includes of nine islands stretch over three groups. The volcanoes that are the reason for birth of these islands also produced minor islets. Perhaps the most renowned of these little creations is the Islet of Vila Franca do Campo is ...

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Caerlaverock castle, Scotland

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Caerlaverock castle, Scotland The amazing Caerlaverock Castle is a triangular castle first constructed in the 13th century. It is situated on the southern coast of Scotland.  It was surrounded by the English during the battles of Scottish Independence, and underwent numerous partial destructions and renewals over the 14th and 15th centuries.  The Maxwells were created Earls of Nithsdale, and built ...

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Disney Garden

Disney Garden

Disney Garden At the beginning of February, the Groundhog predicted six more weeks of winter. Since then, the country has endured its fair share of snowfalls, icy roads, and chilly temperatures, with which even Orlando has had to contend. But March 20, the first day of spring, is finally right around the corner, and Walt Disney World plans to ring ...

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Dal Lake – Srinagar

Dal-lake

Dal Lake – Srinagar The Dal Lake which has the length of 8 Km long and a width of 4 Km, spreads over a total of 26 Sq. Km. The fascinating Dal Lake is divided into two smaller ones the Lokut (small) and Bod (big) Dal. The south western part of the lake has a maximum depth of approximately 12 ...

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Brussels Flower Carpet

Brussels Flower Carpet

Brussels Flower Carpet The first Brussels flower carpet took place in 1971 on the Grand-Place by the landscape architect E.Stautemans. Since then there have been 18 flower carpets and they have appeared every other year since 1986. The main component of every carpet is the begonia. A native of the West Indies and cultivated almost exclusively in the Ghent area ...

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Chittorgarh Fort

Chittorgarh Fort

Chittorgarh Fort Chittorgarh, also called Chittaur, from the 7th century to the 16th, was the capital of Mewar under the Rajputs. Chittaur evokes memories of great heroism and sacrifice by Rajput men and women in the intermittent battles that they had to fight against invaders from Northwest or Delhi. Chittaur witnessed both the ravages of war and the triumphs of ...

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Keukenhof Bulbflower garden, Holland

Keukenhof Bulbflower garden, Holland

Keukenhof Bulbflower garden, Holland Keukenhof, also known as the Garden of Europe, is the world’s largest flower garden. It is situated near Lisse, the Netherlands. According to the official website for the Keukenhof Park, approximately 7,000,000 (seven million) flower bulbs are planted annually in the park, which covers an area of 32 hectares. Keukenhof is located in South Holland in ...

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Tawang Monastery

Tawang Monastery

Tawang Monastery Tawang Monastery which is an important seat of Mahayana Buddhism is located here. This world famous monastery of the Gelukpa was founded during the 17th century by Mera Lama Lodre Gyaltso who is considered as a contemporary of the 5th Dalai Lama. It is Asia’s second largest monastery and India’s largest which controls 17 Gompas in the region. ...

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Gorbeia Natural Park

Gorbeia Natural Park

Gorbeia Natural Park The Gorbeia Natural Park, located at the foot of Mount Gorbea, contains landscapes of great beauty. You can enjoy seeing the local flora and fauna in their natural habitat. A visit to the Oro Sanctuary and the Gujuli waterfall are well worth the trouble, as are the local crafts workshops that produce a range of different products. ...

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The Buddha Park in Vientiane

The Buddha Park in Vientiane

The Buddha Park in Vientiane The Buddha Park (also known as Sala Xieng Khuan) is a sculpture park located 25 km southeast from Vientiane in a meadow by the Mekong River.The park contains over 200 Hindu and Buddhist statues and is around 10 acres large. We drove there by motorbike, which was great because we could explore the region around ...

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