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Athens. Known as the Sacred Rock. Three important ancient temples were erected there and still stand today - The Parthenon, The Erechtheion and The Temple of Nike.
San Antonio Texas - Founded as a Spanish Mission
San Francisco, California - Alcatraz was America's leading maximum security prison from the mid 1930s till the mid 1960s. Alcatraz was host to many of America's most notorious criminals including Al Capone, George "Machine Gun" Kelly, and Henry Young.
Bagan.The Anada Temple is part of the city of temples King Anawrahta had contructed after he converted to Buddhism in the 11th century
Utah. In 1929 President Herbert C. Hoover declared the Arches to be a National Monument until September 1969 when President Richard Nixon signed the bill declaring it a National Park.
Alberta. Canada's first National Park and the world third. 6,641 square km of forests, valleys, glaciers, mountains and river systems.
London. Big Ben is actually the bell in St Stephen's Tower but everyone calls the tower and clock that. Big Ben was first sounded on New Years Eve 1923. The numerals on the clock are 2 ft long and the copper arms are 14ft long.
Russia, Bulgaria, Romania & Turkey
Cork. Visitors can kiss the stone, and so gain the poetic speech and ability to spin a fine tale for which the irish are famous. Hence the term 'Blarney' meaning a beautiful, but probably 'tall' tale.
Maryland. Presidential retreat, formerly known as Shangri-La. Renamed Camp David by President Eisenhower in honor of his grandson.
Southernmost Point of Chile and of South America
ÃŽle de France. Flamboyant home of the Sun King
The site of the greatest nuclear disaster in history.
California. Lowest, hottest and driest place in America
Wyoming. Featured in the film "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."
Beijing. Former Imperial Palace, now houses the Palace Museum
Gettysburg College is actually located in Pennsylvania, only a short distance from the Gettysburg Battlefield.
San Francisco, California
North Carolina and Tennessee. The Park was formally dedicated to the people by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1940. Approximately 1,600 bears live in the park.
The Great Wall is found in about 1,500 miles North of China. It was originally built to keep Chinese in China and keep Mongolian invaders out.
Northumberland/Cumbria. 1800 year-old wall marking the Roman Empire's northern reach
MÃ©xico City. For the chaps who prefer a larger lady - she's 6.7m tall and weighs 7.2m tons.
Pisa. Construction began in 1173 but it took 200 years to build, with two significant pauses. It is the belltower to the cathedral and was constructed to stand upright, but due to the sub soil, has slowly been sinking over the centuries.
Highlands. Home of "Nessie"
Ancient Incan city situated at an elevation of 2350 metres
Normandy. Centuries-old abbey built on a tidal island
Pierce County, Washington
St Laurent. The cemetery has 9387 burials of US Service Men and Women. it is the largest American cemetery from WWII.
The Canal was constructed in 2 stages; from 1881-88 by the French, then finished in 1904-14 by the Americans. There was a binding contract by the French and the Americans ensuring a perpetual lease of a 10 mile strip of the Panama for the Americans
Massachusetts. Site of the Pilgrims landing in 1620.
Largest desert in the world
Rome. Gathering place for Romans and tourists
Giza. Built during the reign of Pharoah Khrafe (4th king of 4th dynasty), the face of the sphinx is a portrait of the king. It's a guardian figure that protects the tomb of Khrefe by keeping evil spirits away. The only surviving Seven Wonders of the World, it is the largest sculpted statue in the world today.
The most beautiful building in the world dedicated to love
Beijing. Place of the protests and massacre of 1989
Patagonia. 600,000 acres of pristine beauty just north of the southermost city in the world
Rome. The Vatican is the smallest city in the world. It is comprised of only one street.
New York. "The House That Ruth Built" - after Babe Ruth
Wyoming, Idaho & Montana. Yellowstone National Park was opened in 1872 by President Ulysses S. Grant. It was the first National Park in the world. The Park is 2.2 million acres of wilderness.
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