Joshua Tree National Park is located in southeastern California. Declared a U.S. National Park in 1994 when the U.S. Congress passed the California Desert Protection Act. The park encompasses nearly 800,000 acres of the Mojave and Colorado Deserts, conserving two separate desert ecosystems at different altitudes. The name of the park is derived from the distinctive Joshua Tree, a tall-growing variety of the yucca genus that grows prevalently within its boundaries. In the higher Mojave portion of the national park, a forest of the strange Joshua Trees and a number of unique rock formations called Inselbergs are protected. In the lower Colorado portion, the Pinto Basin exhibits the typical plants of this hotter Sonoran Desert.
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Siam Park is an exciting adventureland set in its very own tropical paradise. At 18.5 hectares, Siam Park features a Siamese theme, and claims to be the most spectacular water attraction in Europe. The park was opened by Her Royal Highness the Princess of Thailand Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. There are over 30 rides at Siam park but start with a test to your nerves and plunge down the jaw-dropping Tower of Power.
- Adults: 34.00 €
- Children (3-11 years): 23.00 €
- - Vulcano: a four-person ProSlide Behemoth Bowl slide with a laser inside which produces a flashing image of a dragon
- - The Dragon: a ProSlide Tornado with a light show inside the 20-meter -wide funnel.
- - Wave Palace: a wave pool with an artificial white sand beach. At 3 meters high, its waves are the highest of any wave pool in the World. The park\’s surfing school will give surfing lessons at the Wave Palace.
- - Naga Racer: a six-lane racing slide
- - The Giant: twin ProSlide Cannon Bowls, one moving clockwise and one moving counterclockwise
- - Tower of Power: a vertical, transparent slide which sends riders through an area with sharks and stingrays.
- - Mai Thai River: the world\’s longest lazy river, which also has the highest elevation of any lazy river at 8 meters.
- - Jungle Snakes: four twisting slides which follow the park\’s terrain
- - Lost City: a children\’s play structure with 120 games
- - Mekong Rapids: a river rapids ride
- - Kinnaree: A new four-person 200-meter long ProSlide for 2012.
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Tobu World Square is a theme park with 1/25th scale miniature reproductions of the historic relics and buildings around the world. It took 5 years for preparation and costed 14 billion yen. The park consists of 6 zones: Japan, modern Japan, Asia, America, Egypt and Europe. 102 buildings, architecture in 21 countries, are finely reproduced. Landmarks include Tokyo Station, Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo Dome, as well as the Eiffel Tower, Sphinx and Leaning Tower of Pisa. Around every monument there are little people both for scale and amusement, usually engaging in some fun or funny activities.
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Silver Dollar City is a theme park in the state of Missouri. Opened on May 1, 1960, the park is located between Branson and Branson West on Missouri Route 76. This internationally-awarded 1880s-style theme park treats guests to an experience unlike any other. Nestled amidst the naturally beautiful Ozark Mountains, Silver Dollar City features six world-class festivals, a dozen delightful restaurants, 40 live shows daily and 60 unique shops. There are more than 40 rides & attractions, including a family friendly area, Fireman’s Landing, new in 2015.
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Between the Black Forest and the Vosges, lies one of the world\’s most beautiful theme parks. 13 European themed areas with typical national architecture, foods and flora create a holiday atmosphere. 11 rollercoasters offer rides which are not for the faint-hearted. More than 5 million people from all over the world visit the park each season to enjoy the excitement offered by more than one hundred attractions and shows.
Prices 2015 (summer season):
Children (under 4 years of age): FREE
Children (4-11 years): 37,00 EUR
Adults: 42,50 EUR
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The park is a sprawling 470 acre park located in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan, that features vast flower gardens including millions of daffodils, 170 varieties of tulips, and an estimated 4.5 million baby blue eyes. You can explore the colorful fields by walking or cycling. Beware that this is not a park for free. The entrance costs about $4 per adult. The Seaside Park is easily and quickly accessible by train, bus or car from the city.
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Cockington Green Gardens is a park of miniatures, situated in Nicholls, Australian Capital Territory. Gardens were opened in 1979. It is a family owned and operated attraction, with four generations involved in it’s operation over the past 30 years. The park is constantly growing with the popular addition of the International display area. You can visit the Rose Room indoor exhibition, featuring ‘Waverley’ a 34 room Dolls House, enjoy a coffee in the Parsons Nose Garden Café, or bring a picnic lunch, while littlies can be entertained in our play ground’ or a favorite for all being the Miniature Steam Train ride, which encircles the International Display.
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The park encompasses more than 6 million acres in a complete sub-arctic ecosystem. It features North America’s highest mountain, 20,320-foot tall Mount McKinley. The aurora is a beautiful, phenomenon, occurring year-round. Only in the fall, winter and early spring, is there enough darkness to allow us to see the northern lights when they occur. The aurora borealis occurs when a coronal mass ejection, a massive burst of solar wind and magnetic fields, interacts with elements in the earth’s atmosphere. Coronal mass ejections are often associated with other forms of solar activity, most notably solar flares.
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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 visitors can see up to 36,000 artifacts which started to be collected in 1906 when public interest in ancient Egypt suddenly grew. The Egyptian Collection is housed in 32 major galleries and 8 study galleries. The objects are arranged chronologically.
sahura and a deity
twentieth dynasty models
temple of dendur
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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 scenic, the ravine is never more than 800 feet deep, so quite shallow by Southwest canyon standards. Its a very popular place for tourists, campers, picnickers, photographers, backpackers, RV-ers, hikers, horse riders and cyclers.
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Tags: Canyon, Duro, duro canyon, Grand Canyon, Landscape, park, State, state park, Texas, tx, USA
Zion National Park covers an area of 229 square miles and offers a spectacular landscape of sandstone cliffs, deep canyons and expansive plateaus. Zion National Park is a vast wilderness of rock formations that includes the world’s largest arch – Kolob Arch – with a span of 310 feet (94.5 m). Zion Park is a source of amusement and enjoyment for more than 2 million people visiting it each year. Hiking is a very popular activity when it comes to visiting Zion National Park in the summer time. Hikers can hike to Big Springs. Zion National Park is home to approximately 386 different types of wildlife, including 8 types of fish, 32 amphibians and reptiles, 75 mammals and 271 birds. It is home to three ecosystems and has over 900 different species of plant-life. Many are indigenous to the valleys and canyons and can only be seen here.
The Waterfall Room
Behind the Subway
Behind the Subway
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One of the best places to view fuji flowers in Japan is the Ashikaga Flower Park. Japanese Ashikaga Flower Par is located in the city of Ashikaga Tochigi in the province of on o. Honsyu. Park covers about 8.2 hectares and is famous for various kinds of wisteria. The scenery changes with the seasons and these gradual transformatins are noticeable in the changing colors of the blooming flowers and blossoming trees. People who came here in the daytime are still enjoying flowers even at night in a tunnel of white wisteria, under the 1000 square meter purple wisteria trellis.
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Six Flags Magic Mountain is well known for world-class roller coasters and over 100 rides, games and attractions. It offers the world-class roller coasters and thrill rides like Full Throttle, the world’s tallest and fastest looping coaster, LEX LUTHOR: Drop of Doom, the world’s tallest vertical drop ride, GREEN LANTERN: First Flight, a spinning coaster on a zigzag pattern track, Tatsu, the tallest, fastest and longest flying coaster on Earth. The fastest coaster can reach up to 100 mph, making it one of the fastest in North America. One of these rides has a vertical drop of 415 feet, which is one of the steepest roller coaster drops in North America. That is more than 20 stories of free fall.
Full Price Tickets:
General Admission $67.99
Children Under 48″ $42.99
Children 2 & Under FREE
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The Si Satchanalai kilns are one of two ancient kilns inSukhothai province, northern Thailand. One is called the Sukhothai kilns situated at Mueang Kao sub-district, Mueang district there is also the capital of the kingdomof Sukhothai and the kilns dated around 15th to 16th centuries. Another one is called the Si Satchanalai kilns in Si Satchanalaidistrict and dated around 14th to 16th centuries. Si Satchanalai historic sites are located on the banks of the Yom River. The ruins of this ancient town that was formerly called Muang Chaliang. Ruins of 204 monuments out of 215 places have been discovered within the park. Si Satchanalai Historical Park is open daily from 8.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Admission is 40 baht. There is an entry charge for vehicles (10 – 50 baht), and the tram service costs 30 baht.
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Tags: ancient town, Historic Sites, Historical, Muang Chaliang, Mueang Kao, park, Satchanalai, south asia, Sukhothai, Thailand, Wat Chang Lom, Wat Chedi Jet Thaew
Winter Wonderland is part Christmas market/holiday fair, part carnival, and part outdoor music festival. Winter Wonderland provided fun, laughter and excitement for both adults and children. As well as the stunning ice rink, Winter Wonderland has featured gentle rides for younger children in previous years.
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