Talampaya National Park. It was designated a provincial reserve in 1975, a national park in 1997, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. The park protects an area of the Argentine Monte ecoregion. It has landscapes of great beauty, with flora and fauna typical of the mountain biome. The park is in a basin between the

Tiwanaku

Tiwanaku is a Pre-Columbian archaeological site in western Bolivia, South America. It is the capital of an empire that extended into present-day Peru and Chile, flourishing from AD 300 to AD 1000. Tiwanaku is recognized by Andean scholars as one of the most important civilizations prior to the Inca Empire; it was the

Imperial City of Hue

The Imperial City (Vietnamese: Kinh thành Huế) in Huế is a walled fortress and palace in the former capital of Vietnam. The grounds of the Imperial City were surrounded by a wall 2klm by 2klm, and the walls were surrounded by a moat. Inside the Imperial City was the imperial enclosure called the Purple Forbidden City in

Barsana's Monastery

Bârsana's Monastery. Official name Church of the Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple. It is one of eight Wooden Churches of Maramureș county, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After the Romanian Revolution of 1989, another wooden monastery was built in Bârsana region. The church was built in 1720 and it features

Blaenavon Ironworks is a former industrial site which is now a museum in Blaenavon in Wales. The ironworks was of crucial importance in the development of the ability to use cheap, low quality, high sulphur iron ores worldwide. It was the site of the experiments by Sidney Gilchrist Thomas and his cousin Percy Gilchrist that led to "the basic steel process" or

Aphrodisias

Aphrodisias was a small ancient Greek Hellenistic city in the historic Caria cultural region. It is located near the modern village of Geyre. Aphrodisias was named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, who had here her unique cult image, the Aphrodite of Aphrodisias. According to the Suda, a Byzantine encyclopedic compilation, before the city became

Tam Cốc-Bích Động is a popular tourist destination in north Vietnam and part of the Tràng An Scenic Landscape Complex UNESCO World Heritage site. It is located in Ninh Binh province, near the village of Tam Cốc. The closest city is Ninh Binh. It consists of two distinct attractions: Tam Cốc, a flooded

Malbork Castle

The Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork was built during 13th-century. It is the largest castle in the world measured by land area, an official National Historic Monument and an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. The Teutonic Knights Order named it Marienburg in honour of Mary, mother of Jesus. Heavily damaged

The D81 is a narrow, winding road connecting Porto and Piana that hugs the impressive red rocks of Piana Calanche, giving endless views out to sea. Caution is required when driving on this road, as in parts it's so narrow that cars can only just pass through - but the location is worth it. The best time of day to drive is at

Angel Falls

Angel Falls (Spanish: Salto Ángel; Pemon language: Kerepakupai Vená, meaning "waterfall of the deepest place", or Parakupá Vená, meaning "the fall from the highest point") is a waterfall in Venezuela. It is the world's highest uninterrupted waterfall, with a height of 979 metres (3,212 ft) and a plunge of 807 metres (2,648 ft). The waterfall drops over the edge of the Auyantepui mountain in the Canaima National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Canaima), a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Gran Sabana region of Bolívar State. The height figure 979 metres (3,212 ft) mostly consists of the main plunge but also includes about 400 metres (0.25 mi) of sloped cascades and rapids below the drop and a 30-metre (98 ft) high plunge downstream of the talus rapids.