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Topkapı Palace Topkapı is the subject of more colorful stories than most of the world's museums put together. Libidinous sultans, ambitious courtiers, beautiful concubines and scheming eunuchs lived and worked here between the 15th and 19th centuries when it was the court of the Ottoman empire.
Eiffel Tower No one could imagine Paris today without it. But Gustave Eiffel only constructed this elegant, 320m-tall signature spire as a temporary exhibit for the 1889 World's Fair. Luckily, the art nouveau tower’s popularity assured its survival. Prebook online to avoid painfully long ticket queues.
Best bowl foods from around the world At its heart, the bowl food is all about comfort, whether it’s a refreshing serving of poke on the sun-drenched Hawaiian coast, a hangover-busting bowl of pho in Vietnam or a reviving Welsh stew t warm the cockles.
Sun Temple Seven rearing horses move this stone leviathan on 24 stone cartwheels around the base. The temple was positioned so that dawn light would illuminate the deul interior and the presiding deity.
Secrets of Egypt's tombs and temples Farther up the River Nile, the essential artery that blesses the otherwise barren sands of the Sahara with lush life, the tombs and temples of southern Egypt harbor their own complex riddles that lie in wait, ready to be unlocked.
Exploring Delhi's Historic Cities At first glance, Delhi embodies all that is exasperating and chaotic about modern India. It can take nerves of steel to face the frenetic pace at which it whirls through daily life. But grant Delhi a more discerning gaze and you’ll uncover a host of redeeming features
Cycling in the scenic Victoria Victoria, in Australia's southeast corner, is the perfect destination for two-wheeled touring. It stuffs a good cross-section of Australia’s varied delights into one manageable package and is well served for cycling infrastructure
Top 5 reasons Belgium isn’t boring Smack-bang in the middle of Western Europe, this compact multilingual country effortlessly blends the historic with the new; from countless castles and medieval belfries to innovative art museums and hip cafes.
Top Three things to do in Dubai As a vacation spot, Dubai has gorgeous cream-colored Persian Gulf shoreline, international culinary scene and larger-than-life attractions. And the city's still growing; plans are underway for something bigger and better. It's estimated that a quarter of the world's construction cranes can be found here.
Pingxi Lantern Festival At Chinese Lantern Festival on January 15th of the lunar calendar, close to 200,000 lanterns are released into the night sky. It’s a stunningly luminous sight.
New Orleans: the unique city in the United States There is no city in the world like New Orleans. Influences from Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa and indigenous peoples have made it the ultimate melting pot.
Seeking for Mayan civilization Palenque is one of the most important archaeological sites in Mesoamerica, housing some of the finest architecture, sculptures, and bas-relief carvings that the Maya produced. It was also influential because Palenque was where royalty lived.
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