Magnificent Lofoten Islands, Norway

Magnificent Lofoten Islands, Norway

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The Lofoten archipelago is located north of the Arctic Circle in the county of Nordland, Norway. The archipelago is known for its exceptional natural beauty, the picturesque Fishing settlements, the Rorbu (Fishermen’s cottages) and the stockfish. The Lofoten Islands are draped across the turbulent waters of the Norwegian Sea, far above the Arctic Circle. Between the mainland and the Lofoten lies the open Vestfjord. This rare wilderness outpost offers an untrammelled landscape of majestic mountains, deep fjords, squawking seabird colonies and long, surf-swept beaches. he island offers several locations for surfing and wildlife safaris, plus a well-marked cycling route. Go whale watching, mountain hiking, or rock climbing. Old fishermen’s cabins equipped with modern utilities offer lodging to travelers.

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Magnificent High Salzburg Fortress Dominates the City

Magnificent High Salzburg Fortress Dominates the City

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The magnificent Hohensalzburg standing high over the city of Salzburg.It is main tourist attraction of a city. The Hohensalzburg Fortress was built in the 11th century by Archbishop Gebhard and is the largest unconquered fortress in Europe. The castle is 150 meters wide and 250 meters long, and the oldest part is over 900 years old. The Hohensalzburg Fortress functioned as a prison, residence, and fortress. It is a must-see attraction and is open all year round. Numerous museums and imposing architecture await the visitors of the fortress.

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Magnificent Cathedral and Plaza de Espana Seville, Spain

Magnificent Cathedral and Plaza de Espana Seville, Spain

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The Cathedral of Seville is a world wonder. It is the largest cathedral in Spain and the third largest in the entire world. The Plaza de España is a harmonious complex in a typical regional revival style, which was very popular at the time. It is Seville’s most impressive after the cathedral, The semicircular plaza has a diametre of 200 metres and is flanked by two spectacular towers and a bordering lake that are especially worth seeing.

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Magnificent Humayuns Tomb, Delhi, India

Magnificent Humayuns Tomb, Delhi, India

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Humayun’s Tomb is a complex of buildings built for Mughal emperor Humayun who ruled India for a decade. It is located near the crossing of Mathura road and Lodhi road. This magnificent garden tomb is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India. It was built in 1565 A.D. nine years after the death of Humayun, by his senior widow Bega Begam. The architect was Mirak Mirza Ghiyath. Inside the walled enclosure the most notable features are the garden squares with pathways water channels, centrally located well proportional mausoleum topped by double dome.

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Magnificent Monument Valley of the American West

Magnificent Monument Valley of the American West

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Monument Valley is the most famous example of the classic American West landscape, located on the border of Arizona and Utah. Crimson mesas and surreal sandstone towers rise hundreds of feet into the air, some as tall as 1,000 feet. Valley’s rock formations are noteworthy mainly because they resemble animals or other familiar images (e.g., Bear, Rabbit, Stagecoach). Monument Valley is a Navajo Nation Tribal park and charges a fee of $5 per person for access to the loop road through the valley. The area is entirely within the Navajo Indian Reservation near the small Indian town of Goulding, established in 1923 as a trading post.

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Magnificent Photos of Bangkok

Magnificent Photos of Bangkok

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Bangkok is the capital and the most populous city of Thailand. It is one of the most cosmopolitan, contrasting and, above all, compelling of Asian cities. Bangkok is also referred to as the ‘City Of Angels’ and is known for its scandalous massage parlors, shopping and tourist treasures. The longest place name in the world is the full name of Bangkok, Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit is listed by the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s largest name for a place.

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Magnificent Brodway Tower, England

Magnificent Brodway Tower, England

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Broadway tower is a magnificent sight. It was built in 1799 as a signal tower. It is located in the Cotswolds with an impressive view of 13 Counties. With 1024 feet (312m) above sea level is the second highest point on the Cotswold escarpment. The Tower is open for public and for a small fee you may climb to the very top.

Opening Times:
10.30am – 5.00 daily

Admission prices:
Adult £4.50
Child (4-14) £2.50
Concession £4.00
Family (2+2) £12

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The Magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda

The Magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda

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The Shwedagon Pagoda aka the Golden Pagoda is a 99 metres (325 ft) with the perimeter measuring 432.8 metres (1,420 feet) and glittering in gold located in Yangon, Myanmar formerly known as Burma. Myanmar has been called The Land of Gold. This is a country rich in culture, history, sacred sights, scenic wonders and personality. Pagoda is located on Singuttara hill was already an ancient sacred site because of the buried relics of the three previous Buddhas. Legend has it that the Shwedagon Pagoda is 2,500 years old, but archaeologists estimate it was first built by the Mon sometime between the 6th and 10th centuries. Shwedagon Pagoda has 4 entries, some parts are available only for men and monks. In the middle of each side of the building is built an even smaller stupa and around them there are about 64 small stupas. In every corner there is a carved sphinxe of mythical creatures who are half lion and half griffin. Outside stupas were built of four rooms in which are the figures of Buddha. Here believers served sacrificial gifts.

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Magnificent Cathedral Notre Dame de Bayeux

Magnificent Cathedral Notre Dame de Bayeux

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Notre-Dame de Bayeux is one of the masterpieces of Romanesque and Gothic architecture, situated in the town of Bayeux in Normandy. It is 23km west of Caen. It is the residence of the Bishop of Bayeux. It was designated as a national monument of France in 1862. The Bayeux Tapestry is one of the treasures of the medieval cathedral, is a strip of linen, 64.38 metres in length, embroidered with wool thread dyed in eight colours: Dark blue, Blue-green, Grey-blue, Light green, Dark green, Tan, Buff, Yellow.

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