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Shwedagon Pagoda: The Best Pagoda in Myanmar

Introduction It’s one thing to see the Shwedagon Pagoda (Shwedagon Zedi Daw) (ရွှေတိဂုံဘုရား), it’s another thing entirely to know what it is you’re seeing! It is one of the most important sites to see in Asia – a magnificent soaring religious structure that is beautiful, serene and spiritual. Even if you didn’t have a clue …

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Still Here: Indigenous Sydney Street Art

Still Here:  12 Pieces of Aboriginal Street Art in the Heart of Sydney   Urban indigenous street art tells the stories of individual and cultural resistance, political dispossession, and resilience. There are no euphemisms here – Aboriginal peoples are survivors of a brutal conquest – but their traditions and cultural values live on, at least …

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Strasbourg Cathedral: A Gothic Masterpiece

Strasbourg Cathedral: A Gothic Masterpiece Strasbourg Cathedral is located in the Alsace region of France. Its full name is the Cathedral of our Lady of Strasbourg de Notre Dame. It is one of the finest examples of late Gothic architecture in the world. The Cathedral was the impetus for the UNESCO World Heritage designation of …

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Quoile River and the Mound of down Cathedral

Down Cathedral and Saint Patrick’s Grave

Parish of Downpatrick It’s just not possible to read about the history and culture of Ireland and Northern Ireland without invoking the ghost of Saint Patrick. An easy day trip from Belfast takes you to Downpatrick parish. Here you can visit Down Cathedral (the Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity), the graveyard that is the …

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SailBoats and harbor in Adriatic Sea in Omis Croatia

Travel to Croatia: 7 tips for your first trip

Why You Should Travel to Croatia Croatia’s Dalmatian coastline is considered the Central European Riviera. Thousands of people travel to Croatia spurred on by their love of the Game of Thrones and in the process of falling in love with this beautiful country and its rich culture and history. Tourism in Croatia has grown in …

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Phimai historical park

Phimai: The Khmer Empire’s Most Important Outpost

Visiting Phimai Phimai is a lovely Thai town in Nakhon Ratchasima Province in northeast Thailand. From 1000 AD, Phimai was an important outpost of the Khmer Empire and remained that way for 300 years. Today the quiet town is known for the wonderful Khmer ruins, for being the birthplace of the Korat breed of cat, …

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angkor Thom at Angkor Wat Cambodia

Cambodian temple of Angkor Wat: 1 & 2 day itineraries

The Angkor Wat Cambodian Temple Site When the sun rises over the Angkor Wat temple site the mystical nature of this famous Cambodian Temple, the largest religious structure in the world, becomes immediately apparent. Located in Siem Reap, Cambodia, over 2.6 million visitors arrive every year to see this UNESCO World Heritage site. In the …

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10 Best Northern Ireland Landmarks for History and Culture

History and Culture of Northern Ireland: Best Landmarks More than just wild scenic beauty, Northern Ireland has a rich cultural history. Some of the world’s best travel writers have come up with a list of the top cultural and historical landmarks in Northern Ireland for you to visit on your next trip. From ancient ruins …

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Eilean Donan historic site in scotland

Best Scotland Landmarks for History and Culture

Where to See the Best of Scotland’s History and Culture You’re spoiled for choice if you’re a history or culture buff in Scotland. No matter whether you’re interested in the Shetland Islands or the Scottish borders, in this post, you will discover a rich history of struggles and lives lived among breathtaking landscapes over thousands …

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12 Best Cultural and Historical Places in England to Visit

Places in England for History & Culture: You’re Spoiled for Choice When you travel and write full-time for a living, you get to know the parts of the world that have the most intriguing cultural and historical echoes. In this post, some of the world’s best travel bloggers reveal their favorite historical and cultural sites …

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Vernazza, 5 Terre, La Spezia province, Ligurian coast, Italy.

Vernazza Italy: the Colorful UNESCO Masterpiece of Cinque Terre

Stunning Coastal Photography in this Perfect Medieval Village Vernazza Italy is the picturesque second village of the Cinque Terre and stands out as the jewel of these 5 stunning villages.  One of Rick Steves’ favorite villages of the Cinque Terre, Vernazza is a photographer’s dream. The names of the five villages that make up the …

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Lake Saiko and views of Mount Fuji

Walking Around Yamanashi Prefecture – Breathtaking Lakes and Ancient Shrines

Yamanashi Prefecture: History, Culture and Nature Close to Tokyo Located southwest of Tokyo in the Chūbu region of Honshu Island lies Yamanashi Prefecture, a picturesque destination packed with plenty of activities, ancient shrines, and natural beauty. Mt. Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain, is shared between Yamanishi and Shizuoka Prefecture, straddling the border of both. Spreading to …

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Bagan Sunrise

Sunrise Bagan: The Best Ways and Places to Experience It

Sunrise Bagan The vastness of the Bagan plain, an area of 40 square miles, with over 10,000 pagodas constructed over 250 years, is hard to visualize. And that’s not including the 3000 teak monasteries that once stood among the temples! If you are hiking in Asia and you’re on the ground in Bagan, you can …

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sydney harbour on sculpture walk

Experience Sydney like a local on an Inner Sydney Sculpture Hunt

Inner Sydney Laneways and Harbor Views Don’t just be a tourist in Sydney. Get to know this large and spreading metropolis like locals do – taking shortcuts and wandering down alleyways, passages, and along with quiet parts of the harbor shoreline. By the end of this sculpture hunt you will understand: how beautiful and wild …

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Angle of the North statue

Why You Should See Newcastle’s Angel of the North Statue

A Tribute to Newcastle and Its People and History Is Newcastle’s Angel of the North statue a lump of scrap metal by the side of the road or a towering guardian of our hopes and wishes? In just over 20 years, Britain’s largest sculpture has become the most loved piece of public art in the …

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