Discover more of traditional places in Japan. First stop is a good view of the Gassho-zukuri farmhouses in Shirakawa-go and Gokayama, Japan. get historic with these traditional guesthouses are flocked by tourists and it seems get a hard grasp to avail reservations here.
The Pantheon is where famous French citizens are buried. Modeled after the Pantheon in Rome, it was originally a church dedicated to St. Genevieve, the patron saint of Paris, and her relics. The church was rebuilt in the neoclassical style by King Louis XV to thank God for his recovery from serious illness. It was changed to a mausoleum during the French Revolution to honor revolutionary martyrs.
The Conciergerie was built in the 10th century to be the main palace for French kings who, over the centuries, enlarged it. Its Great Hall was one of the largest in Europe; another hall was where the palace’s 2,000 workers ate. Some buildings were converted into a prison in the 14th century. The palace later became a revolutionary tribunal and prison during the Reign of Terror, with famous prisoners including Marie Antoinette and Madame du Barry.
The “Nuns Valley” is a small village situated in the crater of an extinct volcano, which has kept its 16th-century Santa Clara Convent where the nuns used to hide from pirates who were attacking Funchal.
Cabo da Roca or Cape Roca is a cape which forms the westernmost extent of mainland Portugal, continental Europe and the Eurasian land mass. The cape is in the Portuguese municipality of Sintra, near Azóia, in the southwest of the district of Lisbon, forming the westernmost extent of the Serra de Sintra.
Enjoy the flora and fauna of the Azores. Beautiful park. Just stroll along and contemplate this beautiful garden. There is also a wonderful thermal water pool.
A place of extreme natural beauty, an almost virgin place where silence reigns. It is well worth a visit. The lagoon formed by the waterfalls is known as the Poço da Alagoinha or Lagoa das Patas.
Lagoa do Fogo is a crater lake within the Água de Pau Massif stratovolcano in the center of the island of São Miguel in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.
In the 1970s, Maori carver Matahi Whakataka-Brightwell gifted the Taupo region with a dazzling display of Maori art when he crafted a series of Maori rock carvings into the cliffs of Lake Taupo’s Mine Bay. The main carving rises a mammoth 10 meters above the water’s surface and depicts the Maori navigator, Ngatoroirangi, who brought the Maori to New Zealand in the 13th century.
Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is adding to his reputation as a polymath and establishing himself as a leading figure in the region. The poet prince – who writes verse under the name of Fazza – is one of the most accomplished and dynamic royals in the world, and he channels much of his energies into promoting the Emirates. Prince Hamdan is now focussing on helping to develop Dubai as the high tech capital of the Middle East, as the economy shifts even further away from oil production.
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