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Potala Palace

The Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to India during the 1959 Tibetan uprising. It is now a museum...

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Petra – Jordan

Petra is a historical and archaeological city in the southern Jordanian governorate of Ma’an that is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Another name for Petra is the Rose City due...

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The Dream Land Bora Bora

The Ultimate Dream Island Nothing says South Seas escape more than Bora-Bora. This is the very island that had travelers hocking their worldly possessions for a romantic sojourn: nights in the island’s over-water bungalows...

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Easter Island

Easter Island is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeastern most point of the Polynesian Triangle. A special territory of Chile that was annexed in 1888, Easter Island is famous...

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The Nazca Lines

The Nazca lines are enormous drawings on the ground that streth across the Nazca desert in southern Peru. They were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. The high, arid plateau stretches...

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Stonehenge Mystery

Stonehenge is a circle of 17 upright stones called sarsens which stands on salisbury Plain in Southwest England. It is a prehistoric monument in the English county of Wiltshire, about 2 miles (3.2 km) west...

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NINE HELLS OF BEPPU

Beppu is a city located in Ōita Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan, at the west end of Beppu Bay. As of May 1, 2012, the city has an official population of 119,582...

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Great Blue Hole

The Great Blue Hole is a large submarine sinkhole off the coast of Belize. It lies near the center of Lighthouse Reef, a small atoll 70 km (43 mi) from the mainland and Belize...

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Moeraki Boulders-NEW ZEALAND

Image Credit:Karsten Sperling, http://spiff.de/photo These large, spherical, alien and strangely beautiful boulders are mainly located on Koekohe Beach, part of the Otago coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Known as “Moeraki Boulders” they were...

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PAMUKKALE – TURKEY

  Image credit: CherryX Pamukkale, meaning “cotton castle” in Turkish, is a natural site in Denizli Province in southwestern Turkey. The city contains hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the...

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Iceberg B-15

  Iceberg B-15 is the world’s largest recorded iceberg. It measured around 295 km long and 37 km wide (183-23 mi), with a surface area of 11,000 km² (6,835 mi²)—larger than the island of...

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Guaíra Falls

  Located on the Parana river the Guaíra Falls were, in terms of total volume, the largest waterfall on earth. 1,750,000 cubic feet of water fell over this waterfall each second on average, compared...

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Don Juan Pond

Don Juan Pond, also called Lake Don Juan, is a small and very shallow hypersaline lake in the west end of Wright Valley (South Fork), Victoria Land, Antarctica, 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) west from...

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Rotorua

Rotorua is a city on the southern shores of the lake of the same name, in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. The city is known for its...

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83-42

83-42 is the name for a small patch of rock, above sea level, located in the Arctic Ocean, which if confirmed may be the northernmost permanent point of land on earth. It is also...

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Socotra

Socotra, also spelled Soqotra, is a small archipelago of four islands in the Indian Ocean. The largest island, also called Socotra, is about 95% of the landmass of the archipelago. It lies some 240...

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The Great Dune of Pyla

The Great Dune of Pyla is the tallest sand dune in Europe. It is located in La Teste-de-Buch in the Arcachon Bay area, France, 60 km from Bordeaux.   Pilat is sometimes spelled Pyla,...

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Mount Roraima

Mount Roraima, also known as Tepuy Roraima and Cerro Roraima; is the highest of the Pakaraima chain of tepui plateau in South America.First described by the English explorer Sir Walter Raleigh in 1596, its...

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Skaftafeli Island

Skaftafell National Park was a national park, situated between Kirkjubæjarklaustur, typically referred to as Klaustur, and Höfn in the south of Iceland. On 7 June 2008, it became a part of the larger Vatnajökull...

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Zakynthos

Zakynthos or Zante (from Venetian) is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. It is the third largest of the Ionian Islands. Zakynthos is a separate regional unit of the Ionian Islands region, and...

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Ball’s Pyramid

Ball’s Pyramid is an erosional remnant of a shield volcano and caldera that formed about 7 million years ago. Ball’s Pyramid is 20 kilometres (12 mi) southeast of Lord Howe Island in the Pacific...

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Ice Canyon

The ice canyons in Greenland were carved by meltwater and are as deep as 150 feet. In late July 2006, a 2.2-square-mile lake atop the Greenland Ice Sheet sprung a leak. Like a draining...

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Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park is the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. The national park was founded in 1949 and is situated in the mountainous karst area...

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The Crooked Forest

The Crooked Forest is located right outside of Nowe Czarnowo, West Pomerania, Poland. The grove contains approximately 400 pine trees with bent trunks. They were planted sometime in 1939, but why or who made...

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Cinque Terre, Italy

  The Cinque Terre is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. It is in the Liguria region of Italy, to the west of the city of La Spezia. “The Five Lands”...

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