Drafted by: Dimos Derventlis
Photos collected from various sources and
are not mine.
Bagan(Burmese: ပုဂံ) formerly Pagan) is an ancient city
located in the Mandalay Region of Burma (Myanmar). From the
9th to...
The Danxia landform
(Chinese: 丹霞地貌; pinyin:
dānxiá dìmào) refers to
various landscapes found in
southeast, southwest and
n...
The Li River (Chinese: 漓江;
pinyin: Lí Jiāng) or Lijiang is a river in
Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous
Region, China. It ranges 8...
The Metéora (Greek: Μετέωρα, pronounced [mɛˈtɛoɾɐ], lit. "middle of
the sky", "suspended in the air" or "in the heavens ab...
Salar de Uyuni (or Salar de
Tunupa) is the world's largest salt
flat at 10,582 square kilometers
(4,086 sq mi). It is loca...
The Tianzi
Mountains located,
in China, are made of
thousands of art like
peaks. The highest
peak of the mountains
is 1262...
Santorini(Greek: Σαντορίνη, pronounced [sadoˈrini]), classically Thera
(English pronunciation /ˈθɪrə/), and officially Thi...
Angkor Wat (Khmer: អង្គរវត្ត) was
first a Hindu, then subsequently a
Buddhist, temple complex in Cambodia
and the largest ...
Yosemite Valley is a census-
designated place (CDP) in Mariposa
County, California, United States. It
consists of Yosemite...
Hitachi Seaside Park (国
営ひたち海浜公園 Kokuei Hitachi
Kaihinkōen?) is a public park in
Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan.
Arashiyama (嵐山 Storm Mountain?) is a district on the
western outskirts of Kyoto, Japan. It also refers to the mountain
acr...
Petra (Arabic: ‫,البتراء‬ Al-Batrāʾ; Ancient
Greek: Πέτρα) is a historical and
archaeological city in the southern
Jordani...
Machu Picchu (in hispanicized spelling, Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmatʃu ˈpiktʃu]) or Machu
Pikchu (Quechua machu old, old p...
The Algarve (Portuguese pronunciation: [aɫˈɡaɾv(ɨ)], from Arabic: ‫,الغرب‬ trans. Al-Gharb, meaning
"The West") is the sou...
Pamukkale,
meaning "cotton
castle" in Turkish,
is a natural site in
Denizli Province in
southwestern
Turkey. The city
cont...
Rice Terrace Fields in Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam
Lào Cai is a province of the mountainous Northwest region of Vietnam
borderin...
The Naica Mine of the Mexican state of Chihuahua is a working
mine that is best known for its extraordinary selenite cryst...
Sơn Đoòng cave (hang Sơn
Đoòng, "Mountain River cave" in
Vietnamese)[1] is a solutional cave in
Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National...
Venice(English /ˈvɛnɪs/;Italian:Venezia[veˈnɛttsia]alternativeobsolete
form:Vinegia;Venetian:Venexia[veˈnɛsja];Latin:Venet...
Plitvice Lakes National Park
(Croatian: Nacionalni park Plitvička jezera,
colloquial Plitvice, pronounced [plîtʋitse]) is
...
The Lençóis
Maranhenses
National Park (Parque
Nacional dos Lençóis
Maranhenses) is located
in Maranhão state, in
northeast...
Navagio Beach (Greek: Ναυάγιο), or Shipwreck Beach, is an
exposed cove, sometimes referred to as 'Smugglers Cove', on the
...
Provence (French pronunciation: [pʁɔ.vɑ̃s];
Provençal: Provença in classical norm or Prouvènço
in Mistralian norm, pronoun...
Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya
(Tokaleya Tonga: the Smoke that
Thunders), is a waterfall in southern
Africa on the Zambe...
Bora Bora is an island in the Leeward group
of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, an
overseas collectivity of France...
Moraine Lake is a glacially-fed lake in Banff National Park, 14
kilometres (8.7 mi) outside the Village of Lake Louise, Al...
Keukenhof ("Kitchen garden", Dutch
pronunciation: [ˈkøːkə(n)ˌɦɔf]), also known as the
Garden of Europe, is the world's sec...
The Geirangerfjorden is a fjord in the Sunnmøre
region of Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located
entirely in the St...
Mount Roraima (Spanish: Monte
Roraima [ˈmonte roˈɾaima], also known as
Tepuy Roraima and Cerro Roraima;
Portuguese: Monte ...
Vatnajokull Glacier Cave, Iceland
A glacier cave is a cave formed within the ice of a glacier. Glacier
caves are often cal...
Batu Caves (Tamil: பத்து மலை) is a limestone hill that has a series
of caves and cave temples in the Gombak district, 13 k...
Gásadalur is located on the edge
of Mykinesfjørður, surrounded by
the highest mountains on Vágar.
Árnafjall towers to a he...
Antelope
Canyon is the
most-visited and
most-
photographed slot
canyon in the
American
Southwest.[1] It is
located on Nava...
Iguazu Falls, Iguazú Falls, Iguassu Falls or
Iguaçu Falls (Portuguese: Cataratas do Iguaçu
[kataˈɾatɐʒ du iɡwaˈsu]; Spanis...
The Great Pyramid of Giza (also
known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the
Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and
largest of the t...
McWay Falls is an 80-foot waterfall located in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
that flows year-round. This waterfall is on...
Cappadocia (/kæpəˈdoʊʃə/; also
Capadocia; Turkish: Kapadokya, from
Greek: Καππαδοκία Kappadokía, from
Ancient Greek: Καππα...
Neuschwanstein Castle
Coordinates: 47°33′27″N 10°45′00″E {{Infobox
building |name = Neuschwanstein Castle
|image = Schloss...
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  1. 1. Drafted by: Dimos Derventlis Photos collected from various sources and are not mine.
  2. 2. Bagan(Burmese: ပုဂံ) formerly Pagan) is an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Burma (Myanmar). From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan, the first kingdom to unify the regions that would later constitute modern Myanmar. During the kingdom's height between the 11th and 13th centuries, over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan plains alone, of which the remains of over 2200 temples and pagodas still survive to the present day.
  3. 3. The Danxia landform (Chinese: 丹霞地貌; pinyin: dānxiá dìmào) refers to various landscapes found in southeast, southwest and northwest China that "consist of a red bed characterized by steep cliffs".[1] It is a unique type of petrographic geomorphology found in China. Danxia landform is formed from red- coloured sandstones and conglomerates of largely Cretaceous age. The landforms look very much like karst topography that forms in areas underlain by limestones, but since the rocks that form danxia are sandstones and conglomerates, they have been called "pseudo-karst" landforms
  4. 4. The Li River (Chinese: 漓江; pinyin: Lí Jiāng) or Lijiang is a river in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. It ranges 83 kilometers from Guilin to Yangshuo, where the Karst mountain and river sights highlight the famous Li River cruise.
  5. 5. The Metéora (Greek: Μετέωρα, pronounced [mɛˈtɛoɾɐ], lit. "middle of the sky", "suspended in the air" or "in the heavens above" — etymologically related to "Meteorite") is one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos.[1] The six monasteries are built on natural sandstone rock pillars, at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios river and Pindus Mountains, in central Greece. The nearest town is Kalambaka. The Metéora is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List under criteria[2] I, II, IV, V and VII.[3]
  6. 6. Salar de Uyuni (or Salar de Tunupa) is the world's largest salt flat at 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi). It is located in the Potosí and Oruro departments in southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes and is at an elevation of 3,656 meters (11,995 ft) above mean sea level.[1] The Salar was formed as a result of transformations between several prehistoric lakes. It is covered by a few meters of salt crust, which has an extraordinary flatness with the average altitude variations within one meter over the entire area of the Salar. The crust serves as a source of salt and covers a pool of brine, which is exceptionally rich in lithium. It contains 50 to 70% of the world's lithium reserves,[2] which is in the process of being extracted. The large area, clear skies, and the exceptional flatness of the surface make the Salar an ideal object for calibrating the altimeters of Earth observation satellites.[3][4][5][6][7]
  7. 7. The Tianzi Mountains located, in China, are made of thousands of art like peaks. The highest peak of the mountains is 1262.5 meters above sea level. Around it you can find rolling ridges and peaks and high picturesque rocks. On the top of the mountains, one can have a bird‘s eye view of numberless inter winding hills and deep valleys of the Wulingyuan area as well as downpouring waterfalls and lofty old pines in drifting mists and clouds.
  8. 8. Santorini(Greek: Σαντορίνη, pronounced [sadoˈrini]), classically Thera (English pronunciation /ˈθɪrə/), and officially Thira (Greek: Θήρα [ˈθira]); is an island in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland. It is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago which bears the same name and is the remnant of a volcanic caldera. It forms the southernmost member of the Cyclades group of islands, with an area of approximately 73 km2 (28 sq mi) and a 2011 census population of 15,550. The municipality of Santorini comprises the inhabited islands of Santorini and Therasia and the uninhabited islands of Nea Kameni, Palaia Kameni, Aspronisi, and Christiana. The total land area is 90.623 km2 (34.990 sq mi).
  9. 9. Angkor Wat (Khmer: អង្គរវត្ត) was first a Hindu, then subsequently a Buddhist, temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world. The temple was built by the Khmer King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century in Yasodharapura (Khmer: យសោធរបុរៈ, present-day Angkor), the capital of the Khmer Empire, as his state temple and eventual mausoleum. Breaking from the Shaivism tradition of previous kings, Angkor Wat was instead dedicated to Vishnu. As the best- preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious center since its foundation. The temple is at the top of the high classical style of Khmer architecture which got major influence from Kalinga architectural style.[1] It has become a symbol of Cambodia,[2] appearing on its national flag, and it is the country's prime attraction for visitors.
  10. 10. Yosemite Valley is a census- designated place (CDP) in Mariposa County, California, United States. It consists of Yosemite Village and the other areas of the Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park. The population was 1,035 at the 2010 census, up from 265 at the 2000 census.
  11. 11. Hitachi Seaside Park (国 営ひたち海浜公園 Kokuei Hitachi Kaihinkōen?) is a public park in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan.
  12. 12. Arashiyama (嵐山 Storm Mountain?) is a district on the western outskirts of Kyoto, Japan. It also refers to the mountain across the Ōi River, which forms a backdrop to the district. Arashiyama is a nationally-designated Historic Site and Place of Scenic Beauty.[1]
  13. 13. Petra (Arabic: ‫,البتراء‬ Al-Batrāʾ; Ancient Greek: Πέτρα) is a historical and archaeological city in the southern Jordanian governorate of Ma'an that is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Another name for Petra is the Rose City due to the color of the stone out of which it is carved.
  14. 14. Machu Picchu (in hispanicized spelling, Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmatʃu ˈpiktʃu]) or Machu Pikchu (Quechua machu old, old person, pikchu peak; mountain or prominence with a broad base which ends in sharp peaks,[1] "old peak", pronunciation [ˈmɑtʃu ˈpixtʃu]) is a 15th-century Inca site located 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level.[2][3] It is located in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Machupicchu District in Peru.[4] It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Sacred Valley which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cusco and through which the Urubamba River flows. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). Often mistakenly referred to as the "Lost City of the Incas", it is perhaps the most familiar icon of Inca civilization
  15. 15. The Algarve (Portuguese pronunciation: [aɫˈɡaɾv(ɨ)], from Arabic: ‫,الغرب‬ trans. Al-Gharb, meaning "The West") is the southernmost region of mainland Portugal. It has an area of 5,412 square kilometres (2,090 sq mi) with approximately 451,005[2] permanent inhabitants, and incorporates 16 municipalities.[3] The region coincides with the Faro District, and has as its administrative centre the city of Faro, where both the region's international airport (FAO) and public university (the University of the Algarve) are located. Tourism and related activities are extensive and make up the bulk of the Algarve's summer economy. Production of food, which includes fish and other seafood, fruit, oranges, carob beans, figs and almonds, is also economically important in the region. The Algarve is the most popular tourist destination in Portugal, and one of the most popular in Europe. Its population triples in the peak holiday season thanks to a high influx of visitors, and receives an average of 7 million foreign tourists each year. In total, including national visitors, almost 10 million people visit the Algarve annually.
  16. 16. Pamukkale, meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish, is a natural site in Denizli Province in southwestern Turkey. The city contains hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. It is located in Turkey's Inner Aegean region, in the River Menderes valley, which has a temperate climate for most of the year.
  17. 17. Rice Terrace Fields in Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam Lào Cai is a province of the mountainous Northwest region of Vietnam bordering the province of Yunnan in China. [1] The province covers an area of 6383.9 square kilometres and as of 2008 it had a population of 602,300 people. [2]
  18. 18. The Naica Mine of the Mexican state of Chihuahua is a working mine that is best known for its extraordinary selenite crystals.[1] Located in Naica in the municipality of Saucillo, the Naica Mine is a lead, zinc and silver mine operated by Industrias Peñoles, Mexico's largest lead producer.[2] Caverns discovered during mining operations contain crystals of selenite (gypsum) as large as 4 feet (1.2 m) in diameter and 50 feet (15 m) long.
  19. 19. Sơn Đoòng cave (hang Sơn Đoòng, "Mountain River cave" in Vietnamese)[1] is a solutional cave in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, Bố Trạch District, Quảng Bình Province, Vietnam. As of 2009 it is the biggest known cave in the world,[2][3] and is located near the Laos–Vietnam border. Inside is a large, fast-flowing underground river. It is formed in Carboniferous / Permian limestone
  20. 20. Venice(English /ˈvɛnɪs/;Italian:Venezia[veˈnɛttsia]alternativeobsolete form:Vinegia;Venetian:Venexia[veˈnɛsja];Latin:Venetia;Slovene:Benetke) isacityinnortheasternItalysitedonagroupof118smallislandsseparatedby canalsandlinkedbybridges. [2] ItislocatedinthemarshyVenetianLagoon whichstretchesalongtheshoreline,betweenthemouthsofthePoandthePiave Rivers.Veniceisrenownedforthebeautyofitssetting,itsarchitectureandits artworks. [2] ThecityinitsentiretyislistedasaWorldHeritageSite,along withitslagoon. [2]
  21. 21. Plitvice Lakes National Park (Croatian: Nacionalni park Plitvička jezera, colloquial Plitvice, pronounced [plîtʋitse]) is the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia.[2]
  22. 22. The Lençóis Maranhenses National Park (Parque Nacional dos Lençóis Maranhenses) is located in Maranhão state, in northeastern Brazil, just east of the Baía de São José, between 02º19’— 02º45’ S and 42º44’— 43º29’ W. It is an area of low, flat, occasionally flooded land, overlaid with large, discrete sand dunes. It encompasses roughly 1500 square kilometers, and despite abundant rain, supports almost no vegetation. The park was created on June 2, 1981.
  23. 23. Navagio Beach (Greek: Ναυάγιο), or Shipwreck Beach, is an exposed cove, sometimes referred to as 'Smugglers Cove', on the coast of Zakynthos, in the Ionian Islands of Greece. It has been so named since 1983, when the alleged smuggler ship Panagiotis was wrecked on the beach while transporting cigarettes.[1]
  24. 24. Provence (French pronunciation: [pʁɔ.vɑ̃s]; Provençal: Provença in classical norm or Prouvènço in Mistralian norm, pronounced [pʀuˈvɛⁿsɔ]) is a geographical region and historical province of southeastern France, which extends from the left bank of the lower Rhône River on the west to the Italian border on the east, and is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea on the south.[1] It largely corresponds with the modern administrative région of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, and includes the départements of Var, Bouches-du-Rhône, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and parts of Alpes- Maritimes and Vaucluse.[2]
  25. 25. Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya (Tokaleya Tonga: the Smoke that Thunders), is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  26. 26. Bora Bora is an island in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the Pacific Ocean. The island, located about 230 kilometres (143 miles) northwest of Papeete, is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef. In the centre of the island are the remnants of an extinct volcano rising to two peaks, Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu, the highest point at 727 metres (2,385 feet).
  27. 27. Moraine Lake is a glacially-fed lake in Banff National Park, 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) outside the Village of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. It is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at an elevation of approximately 6,183 feet (1,885 m). The lake has a surface area of .5 square kilometres (0.19 sq mi).
  28. 28. Keukenhof ("Kitchen garden", Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkøːkə(n)ˌɦɔf]), also known as the Garden of Europe, is the world's second largest flower garden . It is situated in Lisse, the Netherlands. According to the official website for the Keukenhof Park, approximately 7 million flower bulbs are planted annually in the park, which covers an area of 32 hectares (79 acres).[2]
  29. 29. The Geirangerfjorden is a fjord in the Sunnmøre region of Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located entirely in the Stranda Municipality. It is a 15-kilometre (9.3 mi) long branch off of the Sunnylvsfjorden, which is a branch off of the Storfjorden (Great Fjord). The small village of Geiranger is located at the end of the fjord where the Geirangelva river empties into it.
  30. 30. Mount Roraima (Spanish: Monte Roraima [ˈmonte roˈɾaima], also known as Tepuy Roraima and Cerro Roraima; Portuguese: Monte Roraima [ˈmõtʃi ʁoˈɾɐ̃jmɐ]) is the highest of the Pakaraima chain of tepui plateau in South America.[4]:156 First described by the English explorer Sir Walter Raleigh in 1596, its 31 km2 summit area[4]:156 consists on all sides of cliffs rising 400 metres (1,300 ft). The mountain also serves as the triple border point of Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana
  31. 31. Vatnajokull Glacier Cave, Iceland A glacier cave is a cave formed within the ice of a glacier. Glacier caves are often called ice caves, but this latter term is properly used to describe bedrock caves that contain year-round ice.
  32. 32. Batu Caves (Tamil: பத்து மலை) is a limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples in the Gombak district, 13 kilometres (8 mi) north of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu or Batu River, which flows past the hill. Batu Caves is also the name of the nearby village. The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the focal point of Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia
  33. 33. Gásadalur is located on the edge of Mykinesfjørður, surrounded by the highest mountains on Vágar. Árnafjall towers to a height of 722 metres to the north, and Eysturtindur to the east is 715 metres high. Here too, the view south to Tindhólmur and Gáshólmur is quite magnificent. Faroe Islands
  34. 34. Antelope Canyon is the most-visited and most- photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest.[1] It is located on Navajo land near Page, Arizona. Antelope Canyon includes two separate, photogenic slot canyon sections, referred to individually as Upper Antelope Canyon or The Crack; and Lower Antelope Canyon or The Corkscrew.[2]
  35. 35. Iguazu Falls, Iguazú Falls, Iguassu Falls or Iguaçu Falls (Portuguese: Cataratas do Iguaçu [kataˈɾatɐʒ du iɡwaˈsu]; Spanish: Cataratas del Iguazú [kataˈɾatas ðel iɣwaˈsu]; Guarani: Chororo Yguasu [ɕoɾoɾo ɨɣʷasu]) are waterfalls of the Iguazu River on the border of the Argentina province of Misiones and the Brazilian state of Paraná. The falls divide the river into the upper and lower Iguazu. The Iguazu River rises near the city of Curitiba. The river flows through Brazil for most of its course, although most of the falls are on the Argentine side. Below its confluence with the San Antonio River, the Iguazu River forms the boundary between Argentina and Brazil.
  36. 36. The Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact.
  37. 37. McWay Falls is an 80-foot waterfall located in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park that flows year-round. This waterfall is one of only two in the region that are close enough to the ocean to be referred to as "tidefalls", the other being Alamere Falls. The source of the waterfall is McWay Creek and is one of the few waterfalls that empties directly into the ocean. Originally the waterfall cascaded directly into the ocean but after a 1983 fire and 1985 landslides, the topography of McWay Cove was altered, forming an inaccessible beach. The waterfall now meets the ocean when the tide is in.
  38. 38. Cappadocia (/kæpəˈdoʊʃə/; also Capadocia; Turkish: Kapadokya, from Greek: Καππαδοκία Kappadokía, from Ancient Greek: Καππαδοκία, from Old Persian: ( Katpatuka) is a historical region in Central Anatolia, largely in Nevşehir Province, in Turkey
  39. 39. Neuschwanstein Castle Coordinates: 47°33′27″N 10°45′00″E {{Infobox building |name = Neuschwanstein Castle |image = Schloss Neuschwanstein 2013.jpg |location = Hohenschwangau, Germany |owner = Bavarian Palace Department |construction_start_date = 5 September 1869 |completion_date = c. 1892 (unfinished) |style = Romanesque Revival |architect = Eduard Riedel |other_designers = [[ |civil_engineer = Eduard Riedel, Georg von Dollmann, Julius Hofmann }} Neuschwanstein Castle (German: Schloss Neuschwanstein, pronounced [nɔʏˈʃvaːnʃtaɪn], English: "New Swanstone Castle"[1]) is a nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as a homage to Richard Wagner. Ludwig paid for the palace out of his personal fortune and by means of extensive borrowing, rather than Bavarian public funds.
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