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Explore the Museum Island in Germany

Posted by Kennedy Runo in Germany

The Museumsinsel is German for 'Museum Island'. It can be described as a social phenomenon that has its roots in the Age of Enlightenment that spread its tentacles to all Europe, and more specifically to the French People who initiated the French Revolution.

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The Awesome Shrines and Temples of Nikko

Posted by Kennedy Runo in Japan

The natural surroundings and the shrines and temples of Nikko form a complex that will leave you thoroughly awed. The ensemble consist of 103 religious buildings and shrines in 2 Shinto shrines.

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Hiraizumi, the Buddhist Pure Lands

Posted by Kennedy Runo in Japan

The four temples were a great reflection of wealth and power of the Oshi Fujiwara clan, but also have had a lot of influence on the subsequent construction of cities and temples in Japan. If not for anything else, visit Hiraizumi for its beauty.

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Behold The Temple of Preah Vihear

Posted by Kennedy Runo in Cambodia

The temple comprises a series of sanctuaries that are linked by an elaborate system of pavements and staircases over an 800 meter long axis. The axis dates back to the early 11th century AD.

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Castel Del Monte, The Birthplace of Southern Renaissance

Posted by Kennedy Runo in Italy

Unlike other major European castles, it also brought in some Islamic art and classical antiquity that set new standards in building castles.

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Potala Palace, The Mythical Abode of Dalai Lama

Posted by Kennedy Runo in Tibet

Until 1959 when the 14th Dalai Lama fled political persecution from Lhasa to India, the Potala Palace was the official residence of the spiritual leader. Today, the palace has been inscribed into the UNESCO world heritage sites and it serves as a museum for the Tibet region.

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The Most Selected Of Places; Karnak Temple

Posted by Kennedy Runo in Egypt

The Area surrounding the Karnak Temple in Egypt is referred to as Ipet-isut or the 'most selected of places'. It was the main worship area among the Egyptians of the old.

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The City of Temples and Pagodas ~ Bagan

Posted by Kennedy Runo in Burma

Bagan was the capital of the Pagan Empire from the 9th to 13th century. It is to be found in the Mandalay region of Myanmar (formerly Burma). During the Empire's apogee, it constructed 10,000 monasteries, pagodas and temples.

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The Smoke That Thunders ~ Zambia's Victoria Falls

Posted by Kennedy Runo in Zambia

The Zambians refer to the Victoria Falls as 'Mosi-oa-Tunya'. This is translated to mean 'the smoke that thunders'. The local tribes’ folklore tried to explain away what the waterfalls of the mighty Zambezi River were all about.

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The Granduer of the Grand Canyon

Posted by Kennedy Runo in Arizona

The nature pulls many surprises around the world. How would you explain the towering mountains of the Himalayas or the icy slopes of the Alps? We all marvel at the sights of the Wildebeest migration in Kenya and the vastness of the Amazon Forests. And yet, nothing quite prepares you for the beautiful landscapes of the Grand Canyon in Arizona, United States.

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The Best Pizza Joints in Verona, Italy

Posted by Kennedy Runo in Italy

What wouldn't you give to enjoy a delicious pizza as you listen to great music, or watch some soccer game on the telly?

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Imperial War Museum in London

Posted by Kennedy Runo in

Are you interested in the backgrounds that led to modern wars? Let me suggest a place where you can begin your research. The Imperial War Museum of London is the place to beat. The museum tell the stories of people's experiences during the wars. It gives you the insider perspective.

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