Las Lajas Sanctuary is a minor basilica church located in the southern Colombian Department of Narino, municipality of Ipiales and built inside the canyon of the Guaitara River. The present church was built in Gothic Revival style in 1949. The name Laja comes from the name of a type of flat sedimentary rock similar to shale.
The Tsar Bell (Russian: Царь–колокол), also known as the Tsarsky Kolokol, Tsar Kolokol III, or Royal Bell, is a 6.14 meters tall, 6.6 meters diameter bell on display on the grounds of the Moscow Kremlin. The bell was commissioned by Empress Anna Ivanovna, niece of Peter the Great. The present bell is sometimes referred to as Kolokol III (Bell III), because it is the third generation. The Tsar Bell is located between the Ivan the Great Bell Tower and the Kremlin Wall.
The Genghis Khan Statue is a 40 m tall statue of Genghis Khan on horseback, on the bank of the Tuul River at Tsonjin Boldog (54 km east of the Mongolian capital Ulan Bator), where according to legend, he found a golden whip. The statue is symbolically pointed east towards his birthplace. It is on top of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex, a visitor centre, itself 10 m tall, with 36 columns representing the 36 khans from Genghis to Ligdan Khan.
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in the English county of Wiltshire, about 3.2 km west of Amesbury and 13 km north of Salisbury. One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is the remains of a ring of standing stones set within earthworks. It is in the middle of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred burial mounds.
Honolulu is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Hawaii. Honolulu is the southernmost major U.S. city. Although the name Honolulu refers to the urban area on the southeastern shore of the island of Oahu, the city and county are consolidated as Honolulu County which covers the entire island.
Mont Blanc or Monte Bianco (Italian), meaning White Mountain, is the highest mountain in the Alps, Western Europe, and the European Union. It rises 4810.45 m above sea level and is ranked 11th in the world in topographic prominence. It is also sometimes known as La Dame blanche (French for /the White Lady/) or Il Bianco (Italian for /the White One/).
Easter Island is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeastern point of the Polynesian Triangle. A special territory of Chile that was annexed in 1888, Easter Island is famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, called moai, created by the early Rapanui people. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with much of the island protected within Rapa Nui National Park.
Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada of the United States. At a surface elevation of 1897 m, it is located along the border between California and Nevada, west of Carson City. Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America. Its depth is 501 m, making it the second-deepest in the United State. The lake was formed about 2 million years ago and is a part of the Lake Tahoe Basin with the modern lake being shaped during the ice ages.
Lovech fortress is located on a hill Hissar in the southern part of Lovech. The fortress is from the Roman Empire, when the territory of Lovech today is built and operated Roman road station called Presidium. The castle is one of the last captured by the Ottoman Turks in Bulgaria.
Okoto Lake (The Eye Lake) is one of the Seven Rila Lakes. It has a depth of 37.5 m and is located at 2440 m above sea level. It is also known by the name Sarceto Lake (The Heart Lake). Okoto Lake is drained from the north-eastern end to the Bliznaka Lake. The Seven Rila Lakes (Bulgarian: Седем рилски езера) are a group of glacial lakes, situated in the northwestern Rila Mountains in Bulgaria. They are the most visited group of lakes in Bulgaria. The lakes are situated between 2100 and 2500 m elevation above sea level.
The Ciudad Mitad del Mundo (Middle of the World City) is a tract of land owned by the prefecture of the province of Pichincha, Ecuador. It is located at San Antonio parish of the canton of Quito, north of the center of Quito. The grounds contain the Museo Etnogrаfico Mitad del Mundo, a museum about the indigenous ethnography of Ecuador.
The Saalburg is a Roman fort located on the Taunus ridge northwest of Bad Homburg, Hesse, Germany. It is a Cohort Fort belonging to the Limes Germanicus, the Roman linear border fortification of the German provinces. The Saalburg, located just off the main road roughly halfway between Bad Homburg and Wehrheim is the most completely reconstructed Roman fort in Germany.
Las Vegas is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Nevada and the county seat of Clark County. Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city for gambling, shopping, and fine dining. The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, and is famous for its consolidated casino–hotels and associated entertainment.
Cerro Torre is one of the mountains of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field in South America. It is located in a region which is disputed between Argentina and Chile, west of Cerro Chalten (also known as Fitz Roy). The peak is the highest in a four mountain chain: the other peaks are Torre Egger, Punta Herron, and Cerro Standhardt.
The Bacho Kiro cave is situated 5 kilometers west of the town Dryanovo, Bulgaria, only 300 meters away from the Dryanovo Monastery. It is embedded in the exquisit canyons of the Andaka and Dryanovo River. The first tourists entered the cave in 1938, two years before it was actually called the Bacho Kiro cave after the Bulgarian National Revival enlightener Bacho Kiro.
Hagia Sophia (Turkish: Ayasofya) is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. From the date of its dedication in 360 until 1453, it served as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire. The building was a mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1931, when it was secularized. It was opened as a museum on 1 February 1935.
The Belogradchik Fortress (Bulgarian: Белоградчишка крепост), also known as Kaleto (The Fortress from Turkish kale), is an ancient fortress close to the northwestern Bulgarian town of Belogradchik and the primary cultural and historical tourist attraction of the town, drawing, together with the Belogradchik Rocks, the main flow of tourists into the region. It is one of the best-preserved strongholds in Bulgaria and a cultural monument of national importance.
Ovech fortress is situated east of the present city Provadia. Located on the mountain plateau above the city bearing the name Kaleto. The fortress was built by the Byzantines and functions from IV century to the beginning of VII century, after that nearly a century it is not active. Occupation and re-started from the XI century to the end of the XVII century. Zenith, however, suffered during the Second Bulgarian Kingdom. The Byzantines called the fortress - Provaton, Bulgarians - Ovech and Turks - Tash Hisar (stone fortress). In the historical chronicles of the XII century was mentioned by name Burfanta.
Mammoth Cave National Park is a U.S. National Park in central Kentucky, encompassing portions of Mammoth Cave, the longest cave system known in the world. The official name of the system is the Mammoth-Flint Ridge Cave System for the ridge under which the cave has formed. The park was established as a national park on July 1, 1941. It became a World Heritage Site on October 27, 1981, and an international Biosphere Reserve on September 26, 1990.
Chichen Itza (at the mouth of the well of the Itza) was a large pre-Columbian city built by the Maya civilization. The archaeological site is located in the Mexican state of Yucatan. Chichen Itza was one of the largest Maya cities and it was likely to have been one of the mythical great cities, or Tollans, referred to in later Mesoamerican literature.
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Lake Pukaki is the largest of three roughly parallel alpine lakes running north-south along the northern edge of the Mackenzie Basin on New Zealand's South Island. The others are Lakes Tekapo and Ohau.
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