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Taj Mahal (2)
Taj Mahal (2)

Agra

Coordinates: 27° 10′ 24″ N, 78° 2′ 32″ E

Agra, a city on the banks of the Yamuna River in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, achieved fame as the capital of the Mughal Emperors from 1526 to 1658. It finds mention in the epic Mahabharata where it was called Agrevana, or “the[Read more]

Agrigento (1)
Agrigento (1)

Agrigento

Coordinates: 37° 17′ 27″ N, 13° 35′ 10″ E

Agrigento was founded on a plateau overlooking the sea, with two nearby rivers, the Hypsas and the Akragas, and a ridge to the north offering a degree of natural fortification. Its establishment took place around 582-580 BC and is… [Read more]

Ajanta (1)
Ajanta (1)

Ajanta

Coordinates: 20° 33′ 11″ N, 75° 42′ 1″ E

The Ajanta Caves, in Maharashtra, are 31 rock-cut cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BC. The caves include paintings and sculptures considered to be masterpieces of both Buddhist religious art (which depict the Jataka Tales)… [Read more]

Alberobello (1)
Alberobello (1)

Alberobello

Coordinates: 40° 46′ 55″ N, 17° 14′ 13″ E

Alberobello is a small town in the province of Bari, in Puglia. It is famous for its unique trulli constructions. The Trulli of Alberobello are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list since 1996.

Positano - Amalfi (1)
Positano - Amalfi (1)

Amalfi Coast

Coordinates: 40° 38′ 4″ N, 14° 36′ 11″ E

The Amalfi Coast (Costiera Amalfitana), on the south of Naples, extends from Positano in the west to Vietri sul Mare in the east.

Amsterdam (4)
Amsterdam (4)

Amsterdam

Coordinates: 52° 21′ 49″ N, 4° 53′ 46″ E

Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands, located in the province of North Holland in the west of the country. Its name is derived from Amstellerdam, indicative of the city’s origin: a dam in the Amstel River. Settled as a small… [Read more]

Arequipa (3)
Arequipa (3)

Arequipa

Coordinates: 16° 23′ 54″ S, 71° 32′ 12″ W

Located in the Andes Mountains at an altitude of 2,380 m above sea level and close to the volcano El Misti, Arequipa is the capital of the Arequipa Region in southern Peru and is the second most populous city of the country. The… [Read more]

Assisi (1)
Assisi (1)

Assisi

Coordinates: 43° 4′ 28″ N, 12° 36′ 21″ E

Assisi is a town in the province of Perugia on the western flank of Monte Subasio. It was the birthplace of St Francis, who founded the Franciscan religious order in the town in 1208, and St Clare (Chiara d’Offreducci), the founder of… [Read more]

Bruges (1)
Bruges (1)

Bruges

Coordinates: 51° 12′ 26″ N, 3° 13′ 39″ E

Bruges is the capital of the province of West Flanders. It has most of its medieval architecture intact. The historic centre of Bruges has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. Many of its medieval buildings are notable,… [Read more]

Angkor Wat (1)
Angkor Wat (1)

Cambodia

Coordinates: 13° 24′ 45″ N, 103° 51′ 55″ E

Cambodia (ព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា), the successor state of the once powerful Hindu and Buddhist Khmer Empire, has an area of about 180,000 km², sharing border with Thailand in the north and west, Laos in the north-east, and Vietnam in the… [Read more]

Caserta (1)
Caserta (1)

Caserta

Coordinates: 41° 4′ 21″ N, 14° 19′ 39″ E

Caserta is located north east of Naples on the edge of the Campanian Plain at the foot of the Subapennine mountain range.

Castel del Monte (1)
Castel del Monte (1)

Castel del Monte

Coordinates: 41° 5′ 3″ N, 16° 16′ 16″ E

Castel del Monte is a 13th century castle situated in Andria in the Apulia region of south-east Italy. It was built by the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II some time between 1240 and 1250. It has neither a moat nor a drawbridge and might… [Read more]

Cerveteri (1)
Cerveteri (1)

Cerveteri

Coordinates: 42° 0′ 22″ N, 12° 6′ 2″ E

The Necropolis della Banditaccia in Cerveteri, which has been declared by UNESCO World Heritage Site together with the necropolis in Tarquinia covers an area of 400 ha with a total of 1,000 tombs. It is the largest ancient necropolis in… [Read more]

Chittaurgarh (1)
Chittaurgarh (1)

Chittaurgarh

Coordinates: 24° 53′ 28″ N, 74° 38′ 48″ E

Chittaurgarh, is a city and a municipality in Rajasthan state of western India. It lies on the Berach River, a tributary of the Banas, and is a former capital of the Sisodia clans of Rajputs of Mewar. Fiercely independent, the fort of [Read more]

Cuzco (1)
Cuzco (1)

Cuzco

Coordinates: 13° 30′ 60″ S, 71° 58′ 42″ W

Cuzco is the historic capital of the Inca Empire located in the south-eastern Peru, near the Urubamba Valley (Sacred Valley) of the Andes mountain range. According to an Inca legend, the city was founded by Manco Capac in the 12th[Read more]

Humayun’s Tomb (1)
Humayun’s Tomb (1)

Delhi

Coordinates: 28° 35′ 36″ N, 77° 14′ 58″ E

Delhi, the largest metropolis by area and the second-largest metropolis by population in India after Mumbai, is the capital of India. Located on the banks of the Yamuna River, Delhi has been continuously inhabited since at least the 6th[Read more]

Delos (01)
Delos (01)

Delos

Coordinates: 37° 23′ 55″ N, 25° 15′ 59″ E

The Island of Delos (Δήλος), near Mykonos, is one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece. The excavations in the island are among the most extensive in the Mediterranean. Delos had a position… [Read more]

Delphi (1)
Delphi (1)

Delphi

Coordinates: 38° 28′ 57″ N, 22° 30′ 2″ E

Delphi (Δελφοί) is an archaeological site on the south-western spur of Mount Parnassus in the valley of Phocis. In myths dating to the classical period of Ancient Greece (510-323 BC), the site of Delphi was believed to be determined by [Read more]

Ellora (1)
Ellora (1)

Ellora

Coordinates: 20° 1′ 26″ N, 75° 10′ 44″ E

Ellora is an archaeological site, 30 km from the city of Aurangabad in the Indian state of Maharashtra built by the Rashtrakuta rulers. Well-known for its monumental caves, Ellora is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ellora represents the… [Read more]

Ercolano (1)
Ercolano (1)

Ercolano

Coordinates: 40° 48′ 22″ N, 14° 20′ 57″ E

Ercolano (Herculaneum) is an ancient Roman town, located in the province of Naples which has been destroyed, along with Pompeii, in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius beginning on August 24, AD 79.

Fatehpur Sikri (1)
Fatehpur Sikri (1)

Fatehpur Sikri

Coordinates: 27° 5′ 51″ N, 77° 39′ 58″ E

Fatehpur Sikri, a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh, was constructed by Mughal Emperor Akbar beginning in 1570 and served as the empire’s capital from 1571 until 1585. It was abandoned after only 14 years because the water supply was… [Read more]

Ferrara (1)
Ferrara (1)

Ferrara

Coordinates: 44° 50′ 9″ N, 11° 37′ 9″ E

Ferrara is situated 50 km north-north-east of Bologna, on the Po di Volano, a branch channel of the main stream of the Po River, located 5 km north. The town has palaces dating from the 14th century and 15th century, when it hosted the… [Read more]

Florence (1)
Florence (1)

Florence

Coordinates: 43° 46′ 11″ N, 11° 15′ 19″ E

Florence (Firenze) is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany. Florence is famous for its history. A centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time, Florence is considered the [Read more]

Hosios Loukas (1)
Hosios Loukas (1)

Hosios Loukas

Coordinates: 38° 23′ 43″ N, 22° 44′ 47″ E

Hosios Loukas (Ὅσιος Λουκᾶς) is a historic walled monastery situated near the town of Distomo. It is one of the most important monuments of Middle Byzantine architecture and art, and has been listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites,… [Read more]

Jaipur (5)
Jaipur (5)

Jaipur

Coordinates: 26° 55′ 32″ N, 75° 49′ 26″ E

Jaipur, also popularly known as the Pink City, is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. During the British rule in India, Jaipur was the capital of the princely state of Jaipur. It was founded on 18 November… [Read more]

Jaisalmer (1)
Jaisalmer (1)

Jaisalmer

Coordinates: 26° 54′ 45″ N, 70° 54′ 48″ E

Jaisalmer, nicknamed “The Golden City”, is a town in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is located 575 km west from the state capital Jaipur. The town stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone, crowned by a fort, which contains the palace… [Read more]

Petra (1)
Petra (1)

Jordan

Coordinates: 30° 19′ 21″ N, 35° 27′ 6″ E

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (المملكة الأردنّيّة الهاشميّة), an Arab country in Southwest Asia, is spanning the southern part of the Rub Al Kali down to the Gulf of Aqaba. A large part of Jordan is covered by deserts (like the Wadi[Read more]

Kathmandu Valley (006) Swayambhunath
Kathmandu Valley (006)

Swayambhunath

Kathmandu Valley

Coordinates: 27° 42′ 54″ N, 85° 17′ 25″ E

The Kathmandu Valley, located in Nepal, lies at the crossroads of ancient civilisations of Asia, and has at least 130 important monuments, including several pilgrimage sites for Hindus and Buddhists. There are seven UNESCO World[Read more]

Everest (1)
Everest (1)

Khumbu

Coordinates: 27° 58′ 46″ N, 86° 55′ 17″ E

Khumbu, the Everest Region, is one of three subregions of the main Sherpa settlement of the Himalaya with elevation ranging from 3,300 m to the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest at 8,848 m.

Kinderdijk (1)
Kinderdijk (1)

Kinderdijk

Coordinates: 51° 53′ 17″ N, 4° 38′ 16″ E

Kinderdijk, in the province South Holland, is located about 15 km east of Rotterdam and situated in a polder at the confluence of the Lek and Noord rivers. To drain the polder, a system of 19 windmills was built around 1740. This group… [Read more]

Vat Xieng Thong (1)
Vat Xieng Thong (1)

Luang Prabang

Coordinates: 19° 53′ 51″ N, 102° 8′ 35″ E

Luang Prabang, formerly the capital of the Kingdom of Laos, is a city located in north central Laos, on the Mekong River. The capital was moved in 1560 by King Setthathirath I to Vientiane. The city belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Machu Picchu (1)
Machu Picchu (1)

Machu Picchu

Coordinates: 13° 9′ 48″ S, 72° 32′ 47″ W

Machu Picchu is a pre-Columbian Inca site located 2,430 m above sea level and situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, 80 km north-west of Cuzco. Built around the year 1460 in the classical Inca style, with… [Read more]

Matera (01)
Matera (01)

Matera

Coordinates: 40° 39′ 48″ N, 16° 36′ 37″ E

Matera, a town in the region of Basilicata, is perched on the edge of a small canyon eroded by the Gravina. The lower Sassi (caves) district is divided into the Sasso Barisano and the Sasso Caveoso.

Meteora (1)
Meteora (1)

Meteora

Coordinates: 39° 43′ 16″ N, 21° 38′ 3″ E

The Metéora (Μετέωρα), lit. “middle of the sky”, “suspended in the air” or “in the heavens above”, is one of the largest and most important complexes of Greek Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos. The monasteries… [Read more]

Modena (1) Duomo
Modena (1)

Duomo

Modena

Coordinates: 44° 38′ 46″ N, 10° 55′ 32″ E

Modena, a city on the south side of the Po valley in the Emilia-Romagna, is the seat of an archbishop, but is now best known as the “capital of engines”, since the factories of the famous Italian sports car makers Ferrari, De Tomaso, [Read more]

Moscow (1)
Moscow (1)

Moscow

Coordinates: 55° 45′ 15″ N, 37° 37′ 13″ E

Moscow is the capital and the most populous city of Russia. It is located by the Moskva River in the Central Federal District, in the European part of Russia. Moscow sits on the junction of three geological platforms. Historically, it… [Read more]

Duomo di San Gennaro (1)
Duomo di San Gennaro (1)

Naples

Coordinates: 40° 51′ 9″ N, 14° 15′ 33″ E

Naples is the capital of the region of Campania. The city is known for its rich history which began more than 2,800 years ago. Naples is located halfway between two volcanic areas, the volcano Mount Vesuvius and the Phlegraean Fields,… [Read more]

Necropolis of Chauchilla (1)
Necropolis of Chauchilla (1)

Nazca

Coordinates: 14° 58′ 58″ S, 74° 55′ 34″ W

The Nazca lines are a series of geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert that stretches over more than 80 km and have been created by the Nazca culture between 200 BC and AD 700. There are hundreds of stylised figures (hummingbirds,… [Read more]

Norchia (1)
Norchia (1)

Norchia

Coordinates: 42° 20′ 22″ N, 11° 56′ 43″ E

Norchia is an ancient Etruscan city with an adjacent necropolis which reached its high point between the 4th and 2nd centuries B.C. The tombs are generally constructed from large blocks of tuff carved directly into the cliff, and are… [Read more]

Padua (1)
Padua (1)

Padua

Coordinates: 45° 23′ 54″ N, 11° 52′ 36″ E

Padova (Padua) is a city in the Veneto, northern Italy. Padua stands on the Bacchiglione River, 40 km west of Venice and 29 km south-east of Vicenza. It hosts the renowned University of Padua, almost 800 years old and famous, among… [Read more]

Patmos (1) Chora
Patmos (1)

Chora

Patmos

Coordinates: 37° 18′ 33″ N, 26° 32′ 45″ E

Patmos (Πάτμος) is a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea, one of the northernmost islands of the Dodecanese complex. The highest point is Profitis Ilias, 269 m above sea level. Patmos’ main communities are Chora (the capital city), and … [Read more]

Piazza Armerina (1)
Piazza Armerina (1)

Piazza Armerina

Coordinates: 37° 21′ 54″ N, 14° 20′ 2″ E

Piazza Armerina is an Italian town in the province of Enna. The town is famous chiefly for its Roman mosaics in the Villa Romana del Casale, about 3 km to the south-west. It has a range of significant architecture dating from medieval… [Read more]

Pisa (1)
Pisa (1)

Pisa

Coordinates: 43° 43′ 22″ N, 10° 23′ 46″ E

Pisa is a city in Tuscany, on the right bank of the mouth of the Arno River on the Tyrrhenian Sea. Although Pisa is known worldwide for its leaning tower (the bell tower of the city’s cathedral), the city contains more than 20 other… [Read more]

Pompeii (1)
Pompeii (1)

Pompeii

Coordinates: 40° 44′ 51″ N, 14° 29′ 3″ E

Pompeii is a ruined and partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania. Along with Herculaneum, its sister city, Pompeii was destroyed and completely buried during a long catastrophic eruption of… [Read more]

Ravenna (1) San Vitale
Ravenna (1)

San Vitale

Ravenna

Coordinates: 44° 24′ 57″ N, 12° 11′ 49″ E

Ravenna, a city in the Emilia-Romagna, is inland, but connected to the Adriatic Sea by a canal. Ravenna was the capital city of the Western Roman Empire from 402 till 476. It was later the capital of the Kingdom of the Ostrogoths and… [Read more]

Regensburg (231)
Regensburg (231)

Regensburg

Coordinates: 49° 1′ 16″ N, 12° 5′ 49″ E

Regensburg historically also Ratisbon, from Celtic Ratisbona, is a city in Bavaria, located at the confluence of the Danube and Regen rivers, at one of the northernmost points of the Danube. To the east lies the Bavarian Forest. [Read more]

Rhodes (2) Grand Master’s palace
Rhodes (2)

Grand Master’s palace

Rhodes

Coordinates: 36° 27′ 4″ N, 28° 13′ 32″ E

Rhodes (Ρόδος) is an island located in the eastern Aegean Sea. It is the largest of the Dodecanese islands in terms of both land area and population. It is located north-east of Crete, south-east of Athens and just off the Anatolian[Read more]

Roman Forum (1)
Roman Forum (1)

Roman Forum

Coordinates: 41° 53′ 33″ N, 12° 29′ 7″ E

The Roman Forum (Latin: Forum Romanum, Italian: Foro Romano) is a rectangular forum (plaza) surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings at the centre of the city of Rome. Citizens of the ancient city… [Read more]

San Gimignano (1)
San Gimignano (1)

San Gimignano

Coordinates: 43° 28′ 4″ N, 11° 2′ 36″ E

San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany. It is mainly famous for its medieval architecture, especially its towers, which may be seen from several kilometres outside the town. The town also is… [Read more]

Necropolis di San Guiliano (1)
Necropolis di San Guiliano (1)

San Guiliano

Coordinates: 42° 15′ 40″ N, 12° 4′ 55″ E

San Guiliano is an Etruscan centre 2 km north-east of Barbarano Romano. The most important tombs found in the necropolis of Cuccumella del Caiolo are the Tumulus of Caiolo (Tumulo del Caiolo), the Tomb of the Beds (Tomba dei Letti), the … [Read more]

San Marino - Urbino (1)
San Marino - Urbino (1)

San Marino - Urbino

Coordinates: 43° 56′ 12″ N, 12° 26′ 49″ E

San Marino, officially Serenissima Repubblica di San Marino, is a country situated on the eastern side of the Apennine Mountains. It is a landlocked enclave, completely surrounded by Italy. Its size is just over 61 km². Its capital is… [Read more]

Siena (1)
Siena (1)

Siena

Coordinates: 43° 19′ 7″ N, 11° 19′ 54″ E

Siena, in English also spelled Sienna, is a city in Tuscany. The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO World Heritage Site. Siena, like other Tuscan hill towns, was first settled in the time of the Etruscans (900-400 BC)… [Read more]

Done Khong (1)
Done Khong (1)

South Laos

Coordinates: 14° 6′ 44″ N, 105° 51′ 16″ E

South Laos is divided into 4 provinces (Attapeu, Champasak, Salavan, Sekong).

Sutri (1)
Sutri (1)

Sutri

Coordinates: 42° 14′ 23″ N, 12° 13′ 42″ E

Sutri (ancient Sutrium) occupied an important position on road into Etruria, the later Via Cassia. It came into the hands of Rome after the fall of Veii, and a Latin colony was founded there until it was lost again in 386 BC, recovered… [Read more]

Tarquinia (1)
Tarquinia (1)

Tarquinia

Coordinates: 42° 14′ 53″ N, 11° 46′ 26″ E

Tarquinia was the chief of the twelve cities of Etruria, and appears in the earliest history of Rome as the home of two of its kings, Tarquinius Priscus and Tarquinius Superbus. It is known for the Etruscan necropolises, with some 6,000… [Read more]

Tibet (05) Lhassa
Tibet (05)

Lhassa

Tibet

Coordinates: 29° 39′ 29″ N, 91° 7′ 5″ E

Tibet (བོད), the Roof of the World with an average altitude of 4,900 m, is the highest region on Earth. Songtsen Gampo unified Tibet first in the 7th century. This once independent kingdom located north of the Himalayas is today part of … [Read more]

Villa Adriana (1)
Villa Adriana (1)

Tivoli

Coordinates: 41° 56′ 46″ N, 12° 46′ 23″ E

Tivoli, the classical Tibur, is an ancient town in Lazio, about 30 km from Rome, at the falls of the Aniene River, where it issues from the Sabine hills.

Val d’Orcia (1)
Val d’Orcia (1)

Val d’Orcia

Coordinates: 43° 0′ 22″ N, 11° 36′ 57″ E

The Val d’Orcia, or Valdorcia, is a region of Tuscany, which extends from the hills south of Siena to Monte Amiata. It is characterised by gentle, carefully cultivated hills occasionally broken by gullies and by picturesque towns and… [Read more]

San Pietro (1)
San Pietro (1)

Vatican City

Coordinates: 41° 54′ 8″ N, 12° 27′ 19″ E

Vatican City, or Vatican City State, in Italian officially Stato della Città del Vatican, is a landlocked sovereign city-state whose territory consists of a walled enclave within the city of Rome. It has an area of approximately 44… [Read more]

Venice 2011 (16)
Venice 2011 (16)

Venice

Coordinates: 45° 26′ 3″ N, 12° 20′ 21″ E

Venice historically was the capital of the Venetian Republic. The city stretches across 117 small islands in the Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic Sea in north-east Italy. The saltwater lagoon stretches along the shoreline between the… [Read more]

Verona (9)
Verona (9)

Verona

Coordinates: 45° 26′ 20″ N, 10° 59′ 36″ E

Verona is a city in Veneto, northern Italy. The city has been awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO because of its urban structure and architecture. The play Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare was based in Verona.

Ha Noi (1)
Ha Noi (1)

Vietnam

Coordinates: 21° 2′ 52″ N, 105° 50′ 12″ E

Vietnam (Cộng hoà Xã hội Chủ nghĩa Việt Nam) is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia and is bordered by China to the north, Laos to the north-west, Cambodia to the south-west, and the South China Sea to the east.

Wieskirche (1)
Wieskirche (1)

Wieskirche

Coordinates: 47° 40′ 50″ N, 10° 54′ 1″ E

The Wies Church (Wieskirche) is a magnificently decorated Sanctuary belonging to the district of Wies in the municipality Steingaden. The full name of the Wieskirche is Sanctuary on the Meadow of the Scourged Saviour (Wallfahrtskirche[Read more]

Sanaa (1)
Sanaa (1)

Yemen

Coordinates: 15° 21′ 18″ N, 44° 12′ 52″ E

Yemen: The Republic of Yemen (ﺍﻟﺠﻤﻬﻮﺭﯾّﺔ اليمنية) in the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia was between 2200 BC and the 6th century AD part of several kingdoms like the Sabaean one. Islamic caliphs began in the 7th century to control… [Read more]

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