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Angkor Wat

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is...
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Rio de Janeiro

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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