The Stone Circles of Senegambia are found in a zone about 100 km wide and 350 km long to the north of the Gambia River and include 1053 stone circles with a total 28,931 monoliths. Four representative groups of these circles have been selected for world heritage listing – at two locations in The Gambia (Wassu and Kerbatch), with two in Senegal (Sine Ngayene and Wanar). Wassu is located in the Niani district of Gambia, and is made up of 11 stone circles. The tallest stone is found in this area, with a height of 2.59 meters. The builders of the monuments here possessed great knowledge of their local geology in order to find the sources of laterite stones. They must also have had great technical ability in order to extract these stones without splitting or cracking them. Many local people consider that stone circles have special powers and can be lethal if disturbed. They mention the case of excavations in the 1930s when leader of expedition and archaeologist died mysteriously. There are stories about stones which glow in the dark and powerful spirits lurking near these circles.
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Uzbekistan travel is an adventure filled with fascinating cultural discoveries, history and breathtaking natural beauty. The country is young, having gained independence in 1991 after the break-up of the Soviet Union, but the roots of Uzbekistan are ancient. Tourism in Uzbekistan is traditionally associated with the cities-objects of the UNESCO World Heritage – Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, but stunning examples of architecture can be found across Uzbekistan,
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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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The Liberty Bell is a bronze bell that symbolizes freedom in the United States of America. This historic bell is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The Liberty Bell was originally ordered by the Assembly of the colony of Pennsylvania from a foundry in England. When the bell arrived from England in 1752 and was hung in the State House in Philadelphia. It was called the State House Bell. The first time that the new bell was struck, it cracked. After cracking, the bell was recast twice in 1753 in Philadelphia by John Pass and John Stow. The restored bell was probably rung at the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia (on July 8, 1776). It rang to announce many important events in early American history. The bell cracked again on July 8, 1835, while being rung at the funeral of John Marshall, the fourth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
The inscription around the top of the Liberty Bell reads as follows:
PROCLAIM LIBERTY THROUGHOUT ALL THE LAND UNTO ALL THE INHABITANTS THEREOF LEV. XXV X. BY ORDER OF THE ASSEMBLY OF THE PROVINCE OF PENSYLVANIA FOR THE STATE HOUSE IN PHILADA
PASS AND STOW
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Parasailing is a recreational activity where a person is towed behind a boat while attached to a specially designed canopy wing, known as a parasail wing. It is a common activity and is also relatively safe, when compared to other types of adventure sports. If you are a beginner, you do not need to own an expensive and heavy equipment. The tow boat, tow rope, parasail, lifejacket and wetsuits can rent as part of the overall package.
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The white sandy seaside located near Lalomanu a village on the east coast of Upolu island in Samoa is called Lalomanu Beach. It is one of the most popular beaches in Samoa with beach fale accommodation. Samoa beach fales are traditional thatch huts usually on village land and owned and operated by a local Samoan family. Beach fales are the best way to experience genuine Samoan hospitality. Lalomanu is the perfect spot for first class swimming and snorkelling.
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The main cetre of the Resort is made by magnificent buildings in the design of a Fijian canoe house. Buildings look like an ancient village in traditional style. Likuliku Lagoon features 45 bures, 10 of them suspended over a coral-reef lagoon, all with incredible views of the south pacific ocean. Likuliku belongs to the Top Ten Luxe List of “Destination Weddings+Honeymoons” by Magazine USA Best Inclusive Resorts. One more curiosity about Fiji: They are the latest country that stopped cannibalism. Cannibalism ended in the 1990s.
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