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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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10 Best Prague Museums

Best Museums in Prague for Culture and History Prague’s best museums are found in the cobbled streets near the Old Town Square, in castles, palaces, and medieval buildings. They include the National Museum Jewish Museum, Franz Kafka Museum, Mucha Museum, Strahov Library, City Museum of Prague, National Gallery, National Technical Museum, and the Museums of …

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Best Mornington Peninsula Wineries

Just a short drive from Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula is one of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations. The Peninsula, like the Yarra Valley, has become well known as one of Victoria (and Australia’s) best wine-producing regions. The best Mornington Peninsula wineries offer luxury accommodation, wine tasting, cellar doors, cellar door sales, fine dining using local produce, and some exceptional cool climate varieties. With the first vines being …

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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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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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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: 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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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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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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