Fish River Canyon – The Second Largest Canyon in the World

Fish River Canyon – The Second Largest Canyon in the World

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The Fish River canyon is one of the most impressive natural beauties in the southern part of Namibia. With a depth of up to 550 metres, the Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon in the world. The enormous gorge meanders along a distance of approx. 160 kilometres through the fissured Koubis massif all the way down to Ai-Ais. The canyon starts near Seeheim. It is 161 kilometres long and up to 27 km wide and ends at Ai-Ais. The canyon is over 500 million years old, with part of the strata formed as far back as 650 million years ago. The area has become a very popular hiking destination over the years, which includes the well-known Fish River Hiking Trail. The trail is a 4-day activity covering 86 km in total. Hiking trips are available from May to September

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Ellis Island – Largest Immigration Station

Ellis Island – Largest Immigration Station

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Ellis Island was America’s largest and most active immigration station. Ellis Island opened in 1892 as a federal immigration station, a purpose it served for more than 60 years (it closed in 1954). Millions of newly arrived immigrants passed through the station during that time. the immigration station spread over 3 connected islands with numerous structures including a hospital and contagious disease wards. It is estimated that over 40 percent of all citizens can trace their ancestry to those who came through Ellis Island. Ellis Island opened to the public in 1976. Today, visitors can tour the Ellis Island Immigration Museum in the restored Main Arrivals Hall and trace their ancestors through millions of immigrant arrival records made available to the public in 2001.

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Keukenhof – Worlds Largest Flower Garden, Netherlands

Keukenhof – Worlds Largest Flower Garden, Netherlands

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Keukenhof is the place to celebrate Easter. The park is unique, world famous for spring blossoms. This place has been one of the most popular destinations in the Netherlands for sixty years. At over 70 acres, you could easily spend more than one day, especially if you are manic about flowers. According to the official website, 7 million flowers are planted here each year.

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Neues Palais – Largest 18th Century Structure

Neues Palais – Largest 18th Century Structure

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The New Palace is the largest 18th century structure in the Sanssouci park. It was built from 1763 to 1769 according to the plans of Johann Gottfried Büring, Heinrich Ludwig Manger, and Carl von Gontard, and served Frederick II as a palace for his guests. The palace has different areas. The Grand Tour gives you access to the main part – room after room of beautiful furnished history. This walk can be a bit long and you have to wear special footwear on top of your own shoes to protect the floors. The King\’s apartment tour is shorter, guided and you get to see a lot of books at the end. There\’s also a theater in the Neues Palais, and you can buy tickets for a show there.

Opening hours:
April 1 through October 31: 9am – 5pm
November 1 through March 31: 9am – 4pm
Closed on Fridays

Admission prices:
6.00 Euro (5.00) in summer, with guide
5.00 Euro (4.00) in summer, without guide
5.00 Euro (4.00) in winter, with guide
5.00 Euro (4.00) The King\’s apartment, with guide, only in summer months

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Great Barrier Reef – Largest Coral Reef System

Great Barrier Reef – Largest Coral Reef System

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The Great Barrier Reef is the world\’s largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,600 kilometres (1,600 mi). It is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland in north-east Australia. The world’s largest coral reef is the only living entity that is detectable from outer space. New research shows it is also in steep decline, with half of the reef vanishing in the past 27 years, caused by various factors, including cyclones, coral bleaching and the Crown of Thorns starfish.

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Biltmore Mansion Largest Private Home in the United States

Biltmore Mansion Largest Private Home in the United States

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The magnificent structure that was designed as a home for George Washington Vanderbilt, his loving and capable wife Edith, and their young daughter Cornelia. Gilded Age architect Richard Morris Hunt designed the Biltmore Estate at the end of 19th century. Constructed in the style of a French Renaissance chateau, the Biltmore has 255 rooms, 65 fireplaces, an indoor pool, bowling alley at 175,000 square feet (16,300 square meters). You can discover large home, magnificent gardens, award-winning winery, great shopping and delicious dining.

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Worlds Largest 3D Ultra Definition HDTV and Smart TV by LG at CES 2012

Worlds Largest 3D Ultra Definition HDTV and Smart TV by LG at CES 2012

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LG Electronics presented the world’s largest 3D Ultra Definition (UD) HDTV at CES 2012 in Las Vegas. The 3D UD TV will measure an incredible 84-inches and feature a 3840 x 2160 resolution (4K), 8 million pixels, a slim and narrow bezel design, 3D Depth Control and 3D Sound Zooming.

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LG Electronics unveiled its newest Smart TV features at Consumer Electronics Show. LG’s Smart TV having launched over 1,200 Smart TV apps. In addition to access to more movies and TV programs, user can access social networking services (SNS) on their LG Smart TVs, make donations to charities and even browse famous art collections. The new CINEMA 3D Smart TVs offer a variety of connectivity features. The newest among them is Intel’s Wireless Display (WiDi) technology, which enables easy and quick connection between TVs and PCs without the need for cables or Internet access.

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