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Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden

Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden

The Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden is called Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro in Portuguese. The huge tropical garden was built in 1808 in the city of Rio, Brazil, on the orders of the Prince Regent Dom João (John), who later on became King John VI. The Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro was(…)

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Itaipu Dam

Itaipu Dam

The Itaipu dam was built over the Paraná River as the power plant’s reservoir. This dam is also used to control the flow of the Paraná River. The construction of this dam was preceded by several intense negotiations between the governments of Brazil and Paraguay, which began in the 60s. The countries finally signed the(…)

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Kathmandu Durbar Square, Nepal

Kathmandu Durbar Square, Nepal

Kathmandu Durbar Square is a very famous spot in Nepal. It is one of three Durbar squares in the place. This popular square holds the palaces of Shah and the Malla kings, who ruled the area. The Kathmandu Durbar Square is also the site of the Hanuman Dhoka Palace Complex. This was the royal residence(…)

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Wat Arun, Bangkok

Wat Arun, Bangkok

Wat Arun in Bangkok is also known as the Temple of the Dawn. Wat Arun was completed during the time of King Rama III. The temple is known for its towers or Prangs, which have been constructed in Khmer style. The name of the temple, Wat Arun, has been derived from the name of the(…)

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Wat Pho, Bangkok

Wat Pho, Bangkok

Wat Pho in Bangkok has acquired world-wide fame for housing a huge statue of Lord Buddha. It was constructed about 200 years ago and enthralls a huge number of international travelers all through the year. However, after the reconstruction of this temple by Lord Rama I, Wat Pho has lost its resemblance with the original(…)

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Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur

The Petronas Twin Towers are dual skyscrapers with a postmodern design, located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Its design by Cesar Pelli is inspired by the Islamic symbol, Rub el Hizb – two overlapping squares, rotated to create an eight-pointed star. The Petronas Towers were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998-2004 (when they were(…)

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São Paulo Cathedral, Brazil

São Paulo Cathedral, Brazil

Constructed in the Gothic style, the São Paulo Cathedral, with its tall towers, makes the onlookers realize the greatness of God. The architecture of the Sao Paulo Cathedral has a theological symbolism. The walls of the church represent a spiritual foundation, while the pillars signify the saints, and the arches are the paths to God.(…)

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Cleopatra’s Needle, London

Cleopatra’s Needle, London

Cleopatra’s Needle in London is a granite obelisk, which is all of 68 feet and weighs 180 tons. This obelisk originally dates back to 1500 B.C. and was built for Tuthmose III. The Hieroglyphics praising Tuthmose and honoring his third Sed festival can be found on the obelisk along with engraved inscriptions by Ramesses II(…)

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Hampton Court Palace, London

Hampton Court Palace, London

Hampton Court Palace is one of the oldest and of course among the most grandiose palaces in Britain. It has a 500-year-old history and is set in the midst of a sprawling 60 acres of beautifully landscaped garden. The palace is a living testimony of Britain’s hallowed monarchy and is particularly connected to the reign(…)

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Wellington Arch, London

Wellington Arch, London

Wellington Arch which is also popularly referred to as the Constitution Arch is the creation of Decimus Burton. The magnificent monument is located at London’s Hyde Park corner and towards the end of Constitution Hill. The monument was built in honor of the Duke of Wellington and was erected way back in the year 1828(…)

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