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Kuala Lumpur City Centre,Recommendations
Petronas Twin Towers
Solo,Recommendations
Sukuh Temple
Sukuh Temple
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Quinissa
Shanghai,Recommendations
Yu Garden
A Bustling Yu Garden
historicculture
praty-pp
Baguio,Recommendations
Burnham Park
Burnham Park
WanderLen
Kaiping,Recommendations
Kaiping Diaolou
Kaiping is nicknamed 'the home of overseas Chinese' as huge numbers of emigrants left this area beginning in the late nineteenth century. Many settled abroad and Taishanese, the local language, is still spoken around the world. Others returned home with both wealth and inspiration. They imported what were then new western inventions like flush toilets and radios and built houses in their home villages inspired by the architecture they'd seen in Europe and the Americas. The most distinctive of their buildings are diaolou, fortified towers crowned with ostentatious baroque or neoclassical penthouses. They served both as residences and defence against bandits. They can be found in various places, but especially in Kaiping, where they are recognised as a Unesco world heritage site. Many are scattered singly or in pairs throughout the countryside but there are a few diaolou clusters where you can see many in a small area and even climb up a few of them, as well as seeing the Republic of China period furnishings inside. The surroundings are very rural, not much changed a century after these eccentric towers were raised. Kaiping is an easy day- or weekend-trip from Guangzhou. From Kaiping Railway Station it's easiest to get a taxi to one of the diaolou clusters. Be sure to taste the local speciality baozaifan, rice cooked in a clay pot until the bottom gets crusty, served with various toppings. #leaveyourmark #urbanexplorer #lightthecity #kaiping #taishan #jiangmen #guangdong #diaolou #architecture #historicallandmarks #unesco
Stevebeck
Istanbul,Recommendations
Ortakoy Mosque
Harran,Recommendations
Harran Ruins
San Gerardo de Dota,Recommendations
Communitarian Tourism: Visit Dota
historicculture
criskotsu
Macau,Recommendations
Macau Fisherman's Wharf
Feels like Im in Rome
historicculture
themeparks
Merry Claire
Beijing,Recommendations
The Palace Museum
Palace Museum
naturalwonders
historicculture
museumquest
Your Jamaican Girl
Solo,Recommendations
Kraton Surakarta
SURAKARTA PALACE
historicculture
museumquest
culturalattractions
themeparks
nationalpark
David Scoot
Taipei,Recommendations
Lin An Tai Historical House & Museum
Lin An Tai Historical House
historicculture
HKRM
Cartagena,Recommendations
Centro de Convenciones Cartagena de Indias
Moments at Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
historicculture
museumquest
bestislandtraveltowns
naturalwonders
culturalattractions
Putri Susan BM
Tokyo,Recommendations
Meiji Jingu
Moments at Meiji-Jingu Shrine, Tokyo
historicculture
culturalattractions
nationalpark
Salsabilla Wijaya
Fremantle,Recommendations
Fantastic Fremantle-must go in Australia
culturalattractions
seafoodfeast
café
Penbree
Guangzhou,Recommendations
Yuexiu Park
Unique Urban Hike
hiking
Ash & Meds
Liupanshui,Recommendations
Shuicheng Ancient Town
The Beauty of Traditional China!
historicculture
Tee’s Favourite Things
Guangzhou,Recommendations
Sacred Heart Cathedral
Travel back to the 19th century as you step onto the square in front of Guangzhou's Sacred Heart Cathedral. Apparently the largest all-granite church in the world, the Gothic cathedral, nicknamed the Stone House, 石室, was first constructed in the 1860s, led by French missionaries. At the time, its spires towered over the surrounding buildings and locals allegedly feared it would damage the feng shui of the area. Now it is dwarfed by nearby skyscrapers and cannot be seen from very far, but once on the square, it still dominates its immediate neighbourhood. It was damaged in the Second World War and used as a warehouse during the Cultural Revolution, but it has since been well restored, including new stained glass windows and a better quality roof. The sharp double spires have become a symbol of Guangzhou, featuring alongside Canton Tower and the Five Goats statue in Yuexiu Park in posters and advertising throughout the city. The cathedral is sometimes open for sightseeing or private prayer between mass, but the main gate seems to be open somewhat sporadically. The square outside the gate is the best place to view the whole façade though and is a popular spot for selfies in Old Canton. The Sacred Heart Cathedral is a short walk from Haizhu Square 海珠广场站 and Yidelu 一德路站 metro stations. Yide Road itself is home to many wholesalers offering everything from electronics to dried seahorses and is an interesting place for window shopping, and the north embankment of the Pearl River is only a short walk away. #qingmingtravel #urbanexplorer #lightthecity #guangzhou #canton #gothic #guangdong #china #historicallandmarks #sightseeing
Stevebeck
Kyoto,Recommendations
Byodo-in
Beautiful temples Autumn leaves
historicculture
Arya22
Osaka,Recommendations
Namba Yasaka Shrine
Barcelona,Recommendations
Casa Batlló
I want to tell you about a place that alone has been able to excite me more than anything in the Spanish city: Casa Batllò. Even today, 4 years later, when I think back to that day of warm sunshine and the first time I came into contact with an architecture by Antoni Gaudi, I am moved. Legend has it that centuries ago in Montblanc (Terragona) a fierce dragon was raging on the inhabitants of the city. The latter desperate from the continuous destruction, appeased his anger, sacrificing one person a day and "giving it to him for a meal". The time came to sacrifice the princess too, but the brave Saint George ran to his aid and pierced the dragon with his sword and an incredible rose garden was born from the blood that flowed. Since that day, this popular legend is celebrated every year on April 23: the day of San Jordi. Perfect time to visit the house as it is set up with thousands of red roses to represent the spilled blood. The house is open every day of the year from 9 to 21 (last access at 20) at 43 in Paseo de Gracia. The basic ticket costs 25 euros and includes an augmented reality audio guide. A monitor connected to your device will allow you to admire what Gaudì had done in terms of furniture. An idea of ​​what the house was like when the Batllò family resided here and the site had not yet been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In December we did not find a queue but in any case tickets can be purchased online. #barcelona #awesomepic #historicallandmarks #unforgettableexperiences #spain #europe #casabattlo
Diana De Lorenzi