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Amazing Place – Rice Terrace Fields in Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam

Mu Cang Chai is in Yen Bai province near Lao Cai where is one of the most beautiful terraced rice field in Vietnam. It owns 700 hectares of terraced rice fields, with 70 percent at three communes: La Pan Tan, Che Cu Nha, De Su Phinh. For the place being about 1000 meters above sea level, the steep hills make it almost impossible to grow rice fields like those in the delta. Thus local residences grow...

Jewels of National Cryptologic Museum

The National Cryptologic Museum is the National Security Agency’s principal gateway to the public. It shares the Nation’s, as well as NSA’s, cryptologic legacy and place in world history. The Museum houses a collection of thousands of artifacts that collectively serve to sustain the history of the cryptologic profession. This museum is free. This museum is recommended for people who...

Old Dinorwic Slate Quarry

Dinorwic Slate Quarry is located close to the villages of Llanberis and Dinorwig in North Wales. It was at one time the second largest slate quarry in the world. It was quarried for more than 200 years, leaving terraces to a height of over 600 metres high, and at its peak it employed over 3000 people. Before the arrival of modern transport, quarrymen traveled on foot from as far afield as Anglesey...

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, located in New York City, is the largest art museum in the United States with among the most significant art collections. Its permanent collection contains more than two million works, divided among nineteen curatorial departments. The collection of Egyptian art at the Met is known to be one of the best in the whole world. Dating for the Paleolithic to the Roman period...

Epic 1000 Mile Trial

The Royal Automobile Club, in partnership with the Historic Endurance Rallying Organisation, re-created the 1000 Mile Trial, which was first run in 1900. Trial took drivers on an epic classic car rally across the United Kingdom that was closely follow the original route taken by daring motorists in 1900. The 1000 Mile Trial was open to cars manufactured before 1940. credit: alljengi

HDR Zu Lai Temple in Sao Paulo, Brasil by iPhone

Zu Lai is an amazing chinese budhist temple. It is located about 45 minutes from Sao Paulo. The Zu Lai temple is a Mahayana Buddhist monastery. It provides a place for visitors to enjoy nature and get in touch with their spirituality. There a perfect little Buddha sculptures if you walk down the steps from the temple showing the Buddha doing different daily activities and growing older. credit:...

Hobbiton Movie Set in Matamata, North Island of New Zealand

New Zealand has become synonymous with the Middle-earth of JRR Tolkien’s famous books since the release of the blockbuster Lord of the Rings film trilogy, directed by New Zealander Sir Peter Jackson. On the most picturesque private farmland you can visit the Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies in a fascinating two-hour guided tour. Due to copyright, all...

University of Coimbra – One of the Oldest in the World

Coimbra is one of Portugal’s oldest cities and is home to one of the world’s first universities. It was the capital of the country from 1139 to 1256 and its university was founded in 1290. Situated on a hill overlooking the city, the University of Coimbra with its colleges grew and evolved over more than seven centuries within the old town. The city and the surrounding region offer exceptional...

Duro Canyon State Park

Less than a half hour drive south of Amarillo, Texas is the mysterious terra cotta badlands of Palo Duro Canyon. Palo Duro Canyon is the most spectacular and scenic landscape feature of Texas. Palo Duro Canyon, which is known as the Grand Canyon of Texas and is supposedly the second largest in the USA. This is based on its length (120 miles) rather than depth, as although very colorful, rugged and...

Underground Soviet Submarine Base of Balaklava

Under the mountain there is an armoury, a channel, and a service, repair and equipment base for submarines. It had been built since 1957 until 1961 by military men, who were later accompanied by specialists in underground construction. It is also an anti-radiation shelter for 3000 people. The maximum width of the rocky ground is 126 meters. The channel has a length of 505 meters, a width of 6-8.5 meters...

Abandoned Kolmanskop Ghost Town in Namibia

Kolmanskop is located in the Namib Desert in Namibia, Africa. The desert ghost town was named after transport driver Johnny Coleman, which Kolmanskop means Coleman’s Hill in Afrikaans. It is an abandoned diamond mining town in the Namib desert, a few kilometres inland from the port town of Lüderitz. Founded in 1908 when a rail worker named Zacharias Lewala in the area discovered a diamond, the...

1968 Cadillac DeVille Hardtop Sedan

The dream car for many restorers is this muscle car. Cadillac produced a Sedan de Ville in 1968. The Sedan de Ville was equipped with four doors and considered as full-size automobile. The 1968 de Ville was offered only with the 472-cubic-inch big-block V-8. The 472 featured a 4.30-inch bore and a 4.06-inch stroke. Its compression ratio was 10.5:1. The 472 produced 375 horsepower at 4,400 rpm and 525...

The Bridge of Peace in Tbilisi, Georgia

The Bridge of Peace is a bow-shaped pedestrian bridge over the Kura River in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. The bridge which stretches 150 metres was ordered by the City Hall of Tbilisi to create a contemporary design feature connecting Old Tbilisi with the new district. It was designed by the Italian architect Michele De Lucchi and was officially opened on May 6, 2010. The wavy steel and glass canopy...

Sacred Ellora Caves, India

Ellora is a site of outstanding cave temples, datable between c. ad 575 and the end of the 9th century, 20 km north of Aurangabad in the Sahyadri Hills, Maharashtra, India. The cave temples and monasteries are excavated out of the vertical face of an escarpment. The 34 caves contain Buddhist Chaityas or halls of worship, and Viharas, or monasteries, Hindu and Jai temples. The Caves not only bear witness...

LA Kings – Stanley Cup City Parade

LA Kings players aboard double-decker buses hoisted the Stanley Cup, shining bright on a sunny Southern California day, above their heads as they passed cheering fans on the route to Staples Center. Thousands of L.A. Kings fans celebrated the hockey team’s nail-biting victory for the Stanley Cup Championship for the second time in three seasons with a parade and rally downtown Monday. Where: Downtown...