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Citadel of Aleppo

10 Largest Castles in the World

Finding the largest castle in the world is not as straightforward as it might sound. First, although commonly defined as “a defensive structure built as a residence for a ruler or nobleman” it isn’t always clear what a castle really is. Most people would agree that the Moscow Kremlin is…

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10 Big Game Safari Destinations

Many tourist and wildlife guides that discuss African safaris often use the term Big Five Game to describe the animals that can be seen. Big Five actually refers to the five most difficult animals in Africa to hunt on foot and was coined by game hunters but is now used…

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14 Most Famous Towers in the World

Towers have been built by mankind since prehistoric times. The walls of ancient Jericho, one of the first city walls ever built, was complemented by a stone tower. Later civilizations often built watchtowers as part of their fortifications to provide a high, safe place from which a guard could observe…

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10 Most Beautiful Palaces in the World

Once the homes of kings and emperors, now popular tourist attractions. A list of some of the most beautiful palaces in the world. 10Pena National Palace Built in 1842 by King Ferdinand II, the Pena National Palace in Portugal is the oldest European castle in the Romanticism style. The palace…

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11 Famous Official Residences

An official residence is the residence at which the head of state, head of government, or other senior figures officially reside. Often, the residence is an important part of a country’s history; a palace or fortress used by Kings or Emperors for centuries. Because these buildings are still in use…

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10 Amazing Hindu Temples

Hinduism is one of the world’s oldest religions, and has over 900 million followers worldwide. Though most of the Hindus live in India there are substantial numbers present in Nepal, Bangladesh and Indonesia. Temple construction in India started nearly 2000 years ago and marked the transition of Hinduism from the…

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10 Famous Buddhist Temples

Buddhism is a major world religion and philosophy founded in northeastern India in the 5th century BC. It is based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, commonly known as “The Buddha”, who was born in what is today Nepal. Buddhism takes as its goal the escape from suffering and from…

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14 Largest Monoliths in the World

What exactly is a monolith? Anyone who has seen the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey will probably have the image of an advanced machine built by aliens to encourage humankind to progress with technological development. Actually, the word monolith comes from the Greek word “monolithos”, derived from mono (“one” or…

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17 Greatest Waterfalls in the World

Few geographical features exemplify the beauty and power of nature as dramatically as majestic waterfalls. The sight of tons of water spilling over the edge of a cliff or cascading over rocks never fails to impress. While the grandest falls deserve a prominent place on any bucket list, a waterfall…