Wat Phra That Suthon Mongkhon Khiri – Thailand

Wat Phra That Suthon Mongkhon Khiri is a large temple along the highway near the town of Phrae. This temple is not on the normal list of tourist’s spots but if you are traveling between Sukhotthai and Chiang Mai you will pass by it and I recommend stopping to check it out. The obvious attraction…

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Perth CBD – Australia

Perth, Australia is famous for being the world’s most isolated city as it is surrounded by the Australian outback on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other. The city’s isolation from the world doesn’t mean that it is being left behind by the times. Perth is a modern city with a population of…

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Charlottenburg Palace – Germany

Charlottenburg Palace is the largest palace complex in Berlin and it is Berlin’s best surviving example from the 1700’s. The palace construction started in 1695 and features a main central building with two side wings forming a U-shaped building with a large courtyard encased by the three sides of the palace. In the center of…

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Northern Pintail Duck – Japan

The Northern Pintail Duck are common throughout the northern hemisphere. They spend the summer months in the northern regions and migrate south in the colder months. I really felt the coloration of these birds were very unique. I think it is interesting how their white chest streaks up their neck to the back of their…

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The Temple in the Sea – Trinidad

The Temple in the Sea is located in the town of Waterloo which is about an hour and 30 minute drive from Port of Spain. The Hindu temple was built on an artificial island in the Barrancones Bay and is connected to the mainland by a small man-made walkway. Being completely surrounded by water makes…

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Yelhiu Geopark – Taiwan

Yelhiu Geopark is a naturally formed landscape that seems like it belongs in another world. This geological site is located on the northern coast of Taiwan about a 30 minute drive from Taipei which makes it an easy daytrip if you are staying in Taipei. The Yelhiu Geopark formations were create along the shoreline for…

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Souk Madinat Jumeirah – UAE

The Madinat Jumeirah complex is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  It consists of a couple of luxury resorts, restaurants, cafes and the shopping center is built in the traditional Arabic style. The shopping center known as the Souk Madinat Jumeirah is a recreation of a traditional souk with narrow walkways and relaxing courtyards. One…

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Dragon Carp Fountain – Vietnam

The Dragon Carp Fountain is located on the east bank of the Han River between the Dragon Bridge and the Han River Bridge in Da Nang, Vietnam. The statue is 7.5 meters (25 ft.) high, weighs 200 tons and is made from white marble. During the day the fountain is turned off but it is…

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Sky Tower – New Zealand

The Sky Tower is the Southern Hemisphere’s tallest free standing building. It was built in 1997 as part of the Sky City casino complex under the ownership of Harrah’s entertainment. The complex includes two world class hotels, Auckland’s premier dining precinct with over 20 bars and restaurants and a 700 seat theater. The Sky Tower’s…

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Gyeongbokgung Palace Changing of the Guard – S. Korea

My previous post was on the Gyeongbokgung Palace but a visit to the palace is not complete without watching the changing of the guard ceremony. During the Joseon Dynasty, the royal guards were responsible for guarding and patrolling the gates of the capital city and the royal palaces. The guards were split into a day…

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Gyeongbokgung Palace – South Korea

Gyeongbokgung Palace is located in Seoul, South Korea and is the largest of the five grand palaces built during the Joseon Dynasty. It was built in 1395 and is known as the Northern Palace because it is located furthest north compared to the other palaces. Entrance into the palace complex is through a large main…

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Moorish Castle – Portugal

The Moorish Castle is located on a high hilltop overlooking the town of Sentra, Portugal. Sentra can easily be reached on a short train tide from Lisbon. The castle is believed to have been built in the 8th or 9th century when large portions of Portugal were occupied by the Moors. The remains of the…

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