Italia in Miniatura is the Italian historical, architectural and cultural heritage theme park, which has blended fun and learning since 1970. The park displays 273 miniatures of famous Italian and European buildings in scale 1:25 and 1:50. The area is surrounded by Arcobaleno, a monorail. 10,000 plants and 5,000 miniature trees are integrated in the landscape. To fill the water basins 2,500 m3 of water are needed. All the miniatures displayed in the park are made by General Display, the lab where fifteen experts, among them expert craftsmen, work a special type of resin and transform it in beautiful and ready-made miniature monuments.
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Times Square is located in the heart of the New York City. It was named after the Times Building, now One Times Square. The name is now used for the area between 40th and 53rd street and 6th and 9th avenue. Times Square is a popular New York destination all year long, but New Years Eve is the single biggest night to hit these streets.
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Potala Palace is a sacred place in the minds of Tibetans, as well as the symbol of Lhasa. It was built in the seventh century and it has already had a long history of over 1300 years. The temple complex covers a surface area of some 220,000 square meters, making it one of the largest in China. Comprising the White and Red Palaces with their ancillary buildings, was built on the Red Mountain in the center of Lhasa Valley, at an altitude of 3,700 meters. The Potala Palace has 1000 chambers. The white places was for secular use. It contained living quarters, offices, the seminary and the printing house. The red Palace’s function was religious. The Potala Palace has always been the political center of Tibet since the fifth Dalai Lama.
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