Historic City of Melaka in Malaysia

Historic City of Melaka in Malaysia

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Malacca also called Melaka in Bahasa Malaysia is a wonderful city for nice daytime activities. Melaka and George Town, historic cities of the Straits of Malacca have developed over 500 years of trading and cultural exchanges between East and West in the Straits of Malacca. Visiting Malacca is a unique experience with a rich historical and cultural background from previous Portuguese, Dutch and British rule. The city centre was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in July 2008.

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Historic Centre of Avignon

Historic Centre of Avignon

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Avignon, located in southern France, in the very popular Vaucluse region, called the “City of the Popes”, has maintained its city walls and its historical centre. The World Heritage Site designated historic centre of Avignon lies in the north of the walled city. It includes the following monuments: Place du Palais, Palais des Papes, Cathedral of Notre-Dame des Doms, the Petit Palais, the Tour des Chiens, the Ramparts, Saint-Benezet Bridge. Avignon is known not only for its well-preserved ancient town center as well as for its rich arts and cultural scene.

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Historic Centre of Evora, Portugal

Historic Centre of Evora, Portugal

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Evora is one of Portugal’s most beautifully preserved medieval towns. City is situated in the heart of the arid Alentejo region of central Portugal. Historically, Evora was an important trading and religious centre, and this is reflected by the many tourists attractions which can be discovered within the city walls. Cathedrals, churches, aqueducts and ancient castle walls all serve to create the feeling that Évora is a living, breathing museum to Portugal’s rich past. And yet, as a university city, Évora, Portugal, is also a window to the country’s exciting future.

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Historic Kanazawa Castle Park

Historic Kanazawa Castle Park

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Ishikawa Prefecture lies on the west coast of Japan\’s main island, a part of Hokuriku in the larger Chubu region. It is best-known perhaps for its capital city of Kanazawa, an old castle town rich in history. The present Kanazawa Castle Park has been itself the site of the Maeda\’s family castle, since Toshiie Maeda first entered the castle in 1583 and basic fortifications began. In 1881 all the castle walls apart from Ishikawa-mon Gate, were destroyed by fire. Finally, over period of 3 years, three structures Hishi-yagura, Gojukken-nagaya, and Hashizume-mon Tsuzuki-yagura were restored in 2001. They are the largest scale wooden castle structures built since the Meiji Period (1868 – 1912) in Japan.

Opening hours:
365 days a year: 7 am to 6 pm (8 am to 5 pm from Oct. 16 to end of Feb.)

Admission fee:
Free

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Roman Colosseum – Historic Site in Italy

Roman Colosseum – Historic Site in Italy

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The Colosseum is one of the oldest and most famous landmarks in Rome. The ancient Romans were great builders. The Colosseum was built of concrete, faced with stone, as were most amphitheaters. It was built in the early days of the Roman Empire, around 70 CE and it was built in only 9 years. The Colosseum is huge, an ellipse 188m long and 156 wide. Originally 240 masts were attached to stone corbels on the 4th level. 55,000 people could be seated inside the Colosseum. All 55,000 people could be seated in only 20 minutes. Over 400,000 people died in the Colosseum in the 390 years it was open for entertainment.

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Historic Mercado Central Santiago – Place to visit in Chile

Historic Mercado Central Santiago – Place to visit in Chile

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Mercado Central is located in Santiago de Chile is considered as the main Central market in this city. The lofty iron structure, reminiscent of a Victorian train station, was prefabricated in England and erected in Santiago between 1868 and 1872. The main complex in Mercado central Offers a range of shops and hotels. Shops mainly sell meat and vegetables, while lot of hotels serve food to guests, along with guys playing music.

Address: San Pablo, Paseo Puente & Valdés Vergara bordered by 21 de Mayo
Transport: Puente Cal y Canto
Hours: food stands & restaurants 9am-5pm Mon-Fri, 7am-3.30pm Sat & Sun

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