Friday, April 30, 2021

Cliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons) - Mali

The Bandiagara site is an outstanding landscape of cliffs and sandy plateaux with some beautiful architecture (houses, granaries, altars, sanctuaries and Togu Na, or communal meeting-places). 
Several age-old social traditions live on in the region (masks, feasts, rituals, and ceremonies involving ancestor worship). 
The geological, archaeological and ethnological interest, together with the landscape, make the Bandiagara plateau one of West Africa's most impressive sites. 

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Luxor - Egypt

Luxor, pronounced Loeksor, is a city in Luxor Governorate, roughly in the middle of Egypt on the east bank of the Nile. 
Luxor is a tourist place due to the many archaeological sites in the area. 

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi - India

On a hill overlooking the plain and about 40 km from Bhopal, the site of Sanchi comprises a group of Buddhist monuments (monolithic pillars, palaces, temples and monasteries) all in different states of conservation most of which date back to the 2nd and 1st centuries B.C. 
It is the oldest Buddhist sanctuary in existence and was a major Buddhist centre in India until the 12th century A.D. 

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Machala - Ecuador

Machala is a town and a parish in the SW of Ecuador in the canton of Machala. 
It is the capital of El Oro province and located on the Pacific Ocean near the Gulf of Guayaquil. 
The city is an important agricultural center for bananas, coffee and cocoa. 

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Banc d'Arguin National Park - Mauritania

Fringing the Atlantic coast, the park comprises sand-dunes, coastal swamps, small islands and shallow coastal waters. 
The contrast between the harsh desert environment and the biodiversity of the marine zone has resulted in a land- and seascape of outstanding natural significance. 
A wide variety of migrating birds spend the winter there. 
Several species of sea turtle and dolphin, used by the fishermen to attract shoals of fish, can also be found.

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Frederiksberg - Denmark

In the green residential area of Frederiksberg, the locals relax in the gardens around the Italian-style Frederiksberg Castle. 
Gammel Kongevej is the main street for exclusive clothing and designer shops, while charming Værnedamsvej has cafés and specialty food shops. 
Families love to visit the nearby Copenhagen Zoo to visit the elephant house and the polar zone with polar bears and seals. 

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Archaeological Site of Olympia - Greece

The site of Olympia, in a valley in the Peloponnesus, has been inhabited since prehistoric times. 
In the 10th century B.C., Olympia became a centre for the worship of Zeus. 
The Altis – the sanctuary to the gods – has one of the highest concentrations of masterpieces from the ancient Greek world. 
In addition to temples, there are the remains of all the sports structures erected for the Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia every four years beginning in 776 B.C. 

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Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. 
Construction of the cathedral started in 1220 and was largely completed by 1280. 
The crossing tower has a spire that reaches 123.14 m, making it the tallest in Great Britain. 

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Monday, April 26, 2021

Archaeological Site of Mystras - Greece

Mystras, the 'wonder of the Morea', was built as an amphitheatre around the fortress erected in 1249 by the prince of Achaia, William of Villehardouin. 
Reconquered by the Byzantines, then occupied by the Turks and the Venetians, the city was abandoned in 1832, leaving only the breathtaking medieval ruins, standing in a beautiful landscape.

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Rijeka - Croatia

Rijeka is a city in Croatia. 
It is the third city in the country and the main port city. 
The city is located on the Adriatic Sea. 
Opposite the city is the island of Krk, on which the city's airport is located. 

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