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  • The Galápagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed around the equator in the Pacific Ocean, 972 km (525 nmi) west of continental Ecuador, of which they are a part.
  • The Amazon Rainforest, also known as Amazonia or the Amazon Jungle, is a moist broadleaf forest that covers most of the Amazon Basin of South America.
  • Saint Patrick's Day is a religious holiday celebrated internationally on 17 March. It commemorates Saint Patrick the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland, and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.
  • Christ the Redeemer is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; considered the second largest Art Deco statue in the world.
  • Morocco
    Sand dunes of the Sahara is the world's largest hot desert.
  • Machu Picchu is a pre-Columbian 15th-century Inca site located 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cusco.
  • Egypt
    Sphinx is a statue of a reclining or couchant sphinx that stands on the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile in Giza, Egypt.
  • The Egyptian pyramids are ancient pyramid-shaped masonry structures located in Egypt. The most famous Egyptian pyramids are those found at Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo.
  • Empire State Building is a 102-story landmark Art Deco skyscraper in New York City, United States, at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street.
  • The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, designed by Frédéric Bartholdi and dedicated on October 28, 1886.
  • The Arc de Triomphe is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle (originally named Place de l'Étoile), at the western end of the Champs-Élysées.
  • The Louvre museum is one of the world's largest museums, the most visited art museum in the world and a historic monument. A central landmark of Paris, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (district).
  • Notre Dame Cathedral is a Gothic, Catholic cathedral on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, France.
  • The Eiffel Tower is a puddle iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. The tower is the tallest building in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world
  • Egypt
    The Nile is a major north-flowing river in North Africa, generally regarded as the longest river in the world.
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  • La Battaglia Delle Aranceis a carnival and festival in the Northern Italian city of Ivrea, which includes a tradition of throwing of oranges between organized groups. It is the largest food fight in Italy.
  • It's probably one of Dorset's most unusual events, but competitors come from all over the world: The World Nettle Eating Championships
  • United Kingdom
    From the top of the hill a round of Double Gloucester cheese is rolled, and competitors race down the hill after it. The first person over the finish line at the bottom of the hill wins the cheese.
  • India
    Holi is a spring religious festival celebrated by Hindus. It is primarily observed in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and countries.
  • Spain
    La Tomatina is a festival that is held in the Valencian town of Buñol, in which participants throw tomatoes at each other.
  • Brazil
    The Rio Carnaval is not only the biggest Carnival, it as also a benchmark against which every other carnival is compared and one of the most interesting artistic events on the Globe
  • United States
    Mardi Gras is music, parades, picnics, floats, excitement and one big holiday in New Orleans. Everyone is wearing purple, green, and gold; and adorned with long beads caught from the beautiful floats.
  • Australia
    Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory, central Australia.
  • Indonesia
    Borobudur is a 8th-century Mahayana Buddhist monument near Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia.
  • Germany
    Oktoberfest is a 16–18 day festival held each year in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, running from late September to the first weekend in October.
  • The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum located in Agra, India. It is one of the most recognizable structures in the world. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
  • Italy
    Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps, Western Europe and the European Union. It rises 4,810.45 m above sea level and is ranked 11th in the world in topographic prominence.
  • Norway
    The Sognefjord is the largest fjord in Norway, and the second longest in the world. Located in Sogn og Fjordane county, it stretches 205 kilometres (127 mi) inland to the small village of Skjolden.
  • Angkor is a region of Cambodia that served as the seat of the Khmer Empire, which flourished from approximately the 9th to 13th centuries.
  • Whitsunday Island is the largest island in the Whitsunday group of islands located off the coast of Central Queensland, Australia.
  • The forbidden city was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty.
  • United States
    Napa Valley is considered one of the top wine regions in the United States.
  • The Great Wall of China is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in northern China, built originally to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire against intrusions by various nomadic groups.
  • United States
    The Giant Sequoia National Monument is a 328,000-acre (1,330 km2) U.S. National Monument located in the southern Sierra Nevada in eastern central California.
  • South Africa
    Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa, and is featured in the flag of Cape Town and other local government insignia.
  • The great coral reef is the world's largest reef system and it is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland in north-east Australia.
  • The Acropolis is a flat-topped rock that rises 150 m (490 ft) above sea level in the city of Athens, with a surface area of about 3 hectares.
  • Germany
    Black Forest (Schwarzwald) is a wooded mountain range in Baden-Württemberg, southwestern Germany.
  • The Wat Phra Kaew is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. It is a "potent religio-political symbol and the palladium of Thai society".
  • The Rocky Mountains (or the Rockies) are a major mountain range in western North America.
  • Yosemite National Park is a United States National Park spanning eastern portions of Tuolumne, Mariposa and Madera counties in east central California, United States.
  • Indonesia
    Bali is a beautiful Indonesian island located in the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. It is one of the country's 33 provinces with the provincial capital at Denpasar towards the south of the island. Bali offers an incredible wide variety of attractions and there are countless reasons why one should come to the Island of the Gods and enjoy an unforgettable holiday. The welcoming nature of the Balinese, the incredible value for money ratio for almost anything the island has to offer (particularly accommodation, food and spas) the unique, vibrant and alive culture, the physical beauty of the island, and the year-round pleasant climate make Bali a place regarded by many visitors as a “Top 100 Favorite Place” on Sullivan's List. ACCOMMODATION : Most famous is the Amandari Resort. If you want to experience luxury Bali, spend then a night at Amandari located in the village of Kedewatan, on the fringe of Bali’s cultural capital, Ubud. Perched on an escarpment high above the winding Ayung River gorge, this resort follows the design of a traditional Balinese village. Pebbled walkways link the thatched-roof suites, each of which has its own walled garden. Amandari provides a unique setting from which to experience the cultural richness of Bali’s artistic centre as well as its mountainous region to the north. More info: http://www.amanresorts.com/
  • Czech Republic
    Prague Castle is a castle in Prague where the Kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman Emperors and presidents of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic have had their offices.
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa is the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa. It is situated behind the Cathedral and is the third oldest structure in Pisa's Cathedral Square (Piazza del Duomo) after the Cathedral and the Baptistry.
  • The Ponte Vecchio is a Medieval bridge over the Arno River, in Florence, Italy, noted for still having shops built along it, as was once common.
  • The Grand Canal is a canal in Venice, Italy. It forms one of the major water-traffic corridors in the city. Public transport is provided by water buses (Italian: vaporetti) and private water taxis, and many tourists explore the canal by gondola.
  • The Niagara Falls are the most powerful waterfalls in North America. These voluminous waterfalls are situated on the Niagara River, straddling the international border between Canada and the US.
  • The Spanish Steps are a set of steps in Rome, Italy, climbing a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinità dei Monti, dominated by the church of Trinità dei Monti. The Scalinata is the widest staircase in Europe.
  • The Versailles castle is a royal château in Versailles, the Île-de-France region of France. In French, it is known as the Château de Versailles.
  • Italy
    The Colosseum, or the Coliseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire
  • Italy
    The Vatican is a landlocked sovereign city-state whose territory consists of a walled enclave within the city of Rome, Italy. It has an area of approximately 44 hectares (110 acres), and a population of just over 800.
  • Brandenburg Gate is a former city gate and one of the main symbols of Berlin and Germany.
  • The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean.
  • Netherlands
    Koningsdag or Kings Day (formerly known as Queens Day) is the Day when all the Dutch wear Orange, drink Heineken and trade old clothes on the street.

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