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Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat (Khmer: អង្គរវត្ត or "Capital Temple") is a temple complex in Cambodia and the largest

Egyptian pyramids

The Egyptian pyramids are ancient pyramid-shaped masonry structures located in Egypt. As of November 2008, sources

Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ( chee-CHEN eet-SAH, Spanish: Chichén Itzá [tʃiˈtʃen iˈtsa], often with the emphasis reversed in

Pompeii

Pompeii was an ancient Roman town-city near modern Naples, in the Campania region of Italy, in

Mont Saint-Michel

Le Mont-Saint-Michel (pronounced [lə mɔ̃ sɛ̃ mi.ʃɛl]; Norman: Mont Saint Miché, English: Saint Michael's Mount) is

Petra

Petra (Arabic: البتراء, Al-Batrāʾ; Ancient Greek: Πέτρα), originally known to the Nabataeans as Raqmu, is a

Kashmir Valley

The Kashmir Valley, also known as the Vale of Kashmir, is a valley in the portion

Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal (, more often ; meaning Crown of the Palace) is an ivory-white marble

Nile

The Nile (Arabic: النيل‎‎, Egyptian Arabic en-Nīl, Standard Arabic an-Nīl; Coptic: ⲫⲓⲁⲣⲱ, P(h)iaro; Ancient Egyptian: Ḥ'pī

Old Town (Prague)

See other places named Staré Město (disambiguation). The Old Town of Prague (Czech: Staré Město pražské)

Rio Carnival

The Carnival in Rio de Janeiro (Portuguese: Carnaval) is a festival held every year before Lent

Serengeti

The Serengeti () ecosystem is a geographical region in Africa. It is located mainly in northern

Easter Island

Easter Island (Rapa Nui: Rapa Nui, Spanish: Isla de Pascua) is a Chilean island in the

Golden Temple

Sri Harmandir Sahib ("The abode of God"), also known as Darbar Sahib, (Punjabi pronunciation: [dəɾbɑɾ sɑhɪb]),

Stonehenge

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, 2 miles (3 km) west of Amesbury and

Cappadocia

Cappadocia (; also Capadocia; Turkish: Kapadokya, Greek: Καππαδοκία Kappadokía, from Old Persian: Katpatuka) is a historical

Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast (Italian: Costiera Amalfitana) is a stretch of coastline on the southern coast of

Angel Falls

Angel Falls (Spanish: Salto Ángel; Pemon language: Kerepakupai Meru meaning "waterfall of the deepest place", or

Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon (Hopi: Ongtupqa; Yavapai: Wi:kaʼi:la, Navajo: Tsékooh Hatsoh, Spanish: Gran Cañón) is a steep-sided

Colosseum

The Colosseum or Coliseum ( kol-ə-SEE-əm), also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre (Latin: Amphitheatrum Flavium; Italian:

Meenakshi

Meenakshi (Tamil: மீனாட்சி, lit. 'Mīṉāṭci', Sanskrit: मीनाक्षी, lit. 'Mīnākṣī'), is an Avatar of the Goddess Parvati,

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmatʃu ˈpitʃu]) (Quechua: Machu Picchu; [ˈmɑtʃu ˈpixtʃu]) is a 15th-century Inca citadel

Fjord

Geologically, a fjord or fiord (English: or ) is a long, narrow inlet with steep sides

Chartres Cathedral

Chartres Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres (French: Cathédrale Notre-Dame de

Santorini

Santorini (Greek: Σαντορίνη, pronounced [sandoˈrini]), classically Thera (English pronunciation ), and officially Thira (Greek: Θήρα [ˈθira]),

Matterhorn

The Matterhorn (German: Matterhorn, [ˈmatərˌhɔrn]; Italian: Cervino, [ˈtʃerˈviːno]; French: Le Cervin, [mɔ̃ sɛʁvɛ̃]) is a mountain

Iguazu Falls

The Iguazu Falls, Iguazú Falls, Iguassu Falls, or Iguaçu Falls (Spanish: Cataratas del Iguazú [kataˈɾatas ðel

Egyptian Museum

The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum or Museum of Cairo, in

Damascus

Damascus (Arabic: دمشق‎‎ Dimashq [diˈmaʃq], Syrian: [dˈməʃe(ː)ʔ]) is the capital and likely the largest city of

Bali

Bali (Balinese: ᬩᬮᬶ, Indonesian: Pulau Bali, Provinsi Bali) is an island and province of Indonesia. The

Borobudur

Borobudur, or Barabudur (Indonesian: Candi Borobudur, Javanese: ꦕꦤ꧀ꦣꦶꦧꦫꦧꦸꦣꦸꦂ, translit. Candhi Barabudhur) is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik ([dǔbroːʋniːk]; historically Ragusa) is a Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea, in the region of

Marrakesh

Marrakesh ( or ; Arabic: مراكش‎‎ Murrākuš; Berber: ⴰⵎⵓⵔⴰⴽⵓⵛ Meṛṛakec), also known by the French spelling

Amazon rainforest

The Amazon rainforest (Portuguese: Floresta Amazônica or Amazônia; Spanish: Selva Amazónica, Amazonía or usually Amazonia; French:

Valley of the Kings

The Valley of the Kings (Arabic: وادي الملوك‎‎ Wādī al Mulūk), the Valley of the Gates

Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower ( EYE-fəl TOW-ər; French: tour Eiffel, pronounced [tuʁ‿ɛfɛl] listen) is a wrought iron

Ngorongoro Crater

With possibilities: This is a redirect from a title that potentially could be expanded into a

Hong Kong

Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro (; Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʁi.u d(ʒi) ʒɐˈnejɾu]; River of January), or simply Rio, is

Ladakh

Ladakh ("land of high passes") is a region in Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir that

Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual

Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel (; Latin: Sacellum Sixtinum; Italian: Cappella Sistina [kapˈpɛlla siˈstiːna]) is a chapel in

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls () is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between

Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa (Arabic: برج خليفة‎‎, Arabic for "Khalifa Tower"; pronounced English: ), known as the

Delphi

Delphi ( or ; Greek: Δελφοί, [ðelˈfi]) is famous as the ancient sanctuary that grew rich

British Museum

The British Museum, located in the Bloomsbury area of London, United Kingdom, is a public institution

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls (Tokaleya Tonga: Mosi-oa-Tunya, "The Smoke that Thunders") is a waterfall in southern Africa on

Alhambra

The Alhambra (; Spanish: [aˈlambɾa]; Arabic: الْحَمْرَاء‎‎ [ʔælħæmˈɾˠɑːʔ], Al-Ḥamrā, lit. "The Red One"), the complete Arabic

Saint Basil’s Cathedral

The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed (Russian: Собор Василия Блаженного, Sobor Vasiliya Blazhennogo), commonly known as

Burj Al Arab

The Burj Al Arab (Arabic: برج العرب‎‎, Tower of the Arabs) is a luxury hotel located

Forbidden City

The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of

Louvre

The Louvre (US: ) or the Louvre Museum (French: Musée du Louvre, pronounced [myze dy luvʁ])

Yangtze

The Yangtze (English: or ), which is 6380 km long, is the longest river in Asia

Bagan

Bagan (Burmese: ပုဂံ; MLCTS: pu.gam, IPA: [bəɡàɴ]; formerly Pagan) is an ancient city located in the

Venice

Venice ( VEN-iss; Italian: Venezia, [veˈnɛtsːja]; Venetian: Venesia, [veˈnɛsja]) is a city in northeastern Italy and

St Mark’s Basilica

The Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark (Italian: Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco), commonly known

Karnak

The Karnak Temple Complex, commonly known as Karnak (), comprises a vast mix of decayed temples,

Palace of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles (French: Château de Versailles), or simply Versailles (English: vair-SY or vər-SY; French:

Florence

Florence ( FLOR-əns; Italian: Firenze [fiˈrɛntse]) is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany.

Uluru

Uluru (Pitjantjatjara: Uluṟu), also known as Ayers Rock and officially gazetted as "Uluru / Ayers Rock",

Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan , also written Teotihuacán (Spanish pronunciation: [teotiwa'kan], modern Nahuatl pronunciation ), is an ancient Mesoamerican

Moscow Kremlin

The Moscow Kremlin (Russian: Моско́вский Кремль, tr. Moskovskiy Kreml; IPA: [mɐˈskofskʲɪj krʲemlʲ]), usually referred to as

Hermitage Museum

The State Hermitage Museum (Russian: Госуда́рственный Эрмита́ж, tr. Gosudárstvennyj Ermitáž; IPA: [ɡəsʊˈdarstvʲɪnɨj ɪrmʲɪˈtaʂ]) is a museum

Banaue Rice Terraces

The Banaue Rice Terraces (Filipino: Hagdan-hagdang Palayan ng Banawe) are 2,000-year-old terraces that were carved into

Mecca

Mecca () or Makkah (Arabic: مكة‎‎ Makkah [ˈmaka]) is a city in the Hejaz region of

Varanasi

Varanasi (Hindustani pronunciation: [ʋaːˈraːɳəsi]), also known as Benares, Banaras (Banāras [bəˈnaːrəs]), or Kashi (Kāśī [ˈkaːʃi]), is

Bora Bora

Bora Bora is a 30.55 km2 (12 sq mi) island group in the Leeward group in

Kathmandu Valley

The Kathmandu Valley (Nepali: काठमाडौं उपत्यका, Nepalbhasa:स्वनिगः, नेपाः गाः), located in Nepal, lies at the crossroads

Li River

The Li River or Lijiang (Chinese: 漓江; pinyin: Lí jiāng) is a river in Guangxi Zhuang

Acropolis

An acropolis ([ancient Greek]]: ἀκρόπολις, tr. Akrópolis; from ákros (άκρος) or ákron (άκρον) "highest, topmost, outermost"

Shwedagon Pagoda

The Shwedagon Pagoda (Burmese: ရွှေတိဂုံဘုရား, IPA: [ʃwèdəɡòʊɴ pʰəjá]), officially named Shwedagon Zedi Daw (Burmese: ရွှေတိဂုံစေတီတော်, [ʃwèdəɡòʊɴ

Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle (German: Schloss Neuschwanstein, pronounced [nɔʏˈʃvaːnʃtaɪn], English: "New Swanstone Castle") is a nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival

Potala Palace

The Potala Palace (Tibetan: ཕོ་བྲང་པོ་ཏ་ལ་, Wylie: pho dang Potala) in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China was

Mount Everest

Mount Everest, known in Nepali as Sagarmāthā and in Tibetan as Chomolungma, is Earth's highest mountain,

Sahara

The Sahara (Arabic: الصحراء الكبرى‎‎, aṣ-ṣaḥrāʾ al-kubrā , 'the Greatest Desert') is the largest hot desert and

Old City (Jerusalem)

The Old City (Hebrew: העיר העתיקה‎‎, Ha'Ir Ha'Atiqah, Arabic: البلدة القديمة‎‎, al-Balda al-Qadimah) is a 0.9

Emerald Buddha

The Emerald Buddha (Thai: พระแก้วมรกต Phra Kaeo Morakot, or พระพุทธมหามณีรัตนปฏิมากร Phra Phuttha Maha Mani Rattana Patimakon)

San Francisco

San Francisco (initials SF) (, Spanish for Saint Francis; Spanish: [san franˈsisko]), officially the City and

Terracotta Army

The Terracotta Army (simplified Chinese: 兵马俑; traditional Chinese: 兵馬俑; literally: "Soldier-and-horse funerary statues") is a collection

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia (; from the Greek: Αγία Σοφία, pronounced [aˈʝia soˈfia], "Holy Wisdom"; Latin: Sancta Sophia

Baalbek

Baalbek (), properly Baʿalbek (Arabic: بعلبك‎‎) and also known as Balbec, Baalbec or Baalbeck, is a

Portofino

Portofino (Italian pronunciation: [ˌpɔrtoˈfiːno]; Ligurian: Portofin) is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for