October 24, 2011

Stunning Places Around the Globe Part II

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Restaurant near Sanyou Cave above the Chang Jiang river, Hubei, China

Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania, Australia
Famous features of the park include its red and pink granite formations and a series of jagged granite peaks in a line, called "The Hazards".

Tian Tan Buddha on Lantau Island, Hong Kong
This big bronze statue is located near Po Lin Monastery and symbolises the harmonious relationship between man and nature, people and religion.

City Palace, Udaipur, India
It was built in a flamboyant style and is considered the largest of its type in Rajasthan, a fusion of the Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles, and was built on a hill top that gives a panoramic view of the city and its surrounding, including several historic monuments such as theLake Palace in Lake Pichola.

Salar de Uyuni
It is the world's largest salt flat at 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi). It is located in the PotosĂ­ and Oruro departments in southwest Bolivia. The large area, clear skies and exceptional surface flatness make the Salar an ideal object for calibrating the altimeters of the Earth observation satellites. 

Bagan, The Thousand Pagodas Plain
Formerly Pagan, is an ancient city in the Mandalay Division of Burma.

An enormous archaeological site in the Basin of Mexico, containing some of the largest pyramidal structures built in the pre-Columbian Americas.

Galapagos Islands
The Galápagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed around the equator in the Pacific Ocean, 972 km (525 nmi) west of continental Ecuador. The islands and its surrounding waters form an Ecuadorian province, a national park, and a biological marine reserve.

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