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Gateway Arch Inspiring Landmarks in United States

One of the most inspiring landmarks in United States is the Gateway Arch. Located in St. Louis, Missouri the Gateway Arch is an important landmark in the area and is also a truly amazing architectural masterpiece. One of the tallest landmarks in St. Louis, the Gateway Arch receives thousands of visitors every day.
The Gateway Arch dates as far back as 1947. The arch was designed by Ero Saarinen and Hannskarl Bandel. There are three important events in the American history that the Gateway Arch signifies. Fore mostly it was built to show the expansion of USA towards west. But three important historical events that led to the construction of this memorial are the Louisiana Purchase, the construction of Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis and the Dred Scott case.



Before its construction people debated for some time where to enact the structure that would make their city look magnificent. The original plan was to construct the archway over the Mississippi River but it was soon discovered that the area was not fit for construction of such a structure. So the Gateway Arch was built on the Jefferson National Memorial Expansion.
The construction finally started in 1963 and it took two years to complete it. The Gateway Arch is made in shape of a centenary curve. The total length covered by the Arch is 630 feet from one end to the other. Interestingly it also rises to the height of 630 feet. The Arch is steel plated and was also designed in such a way that it appears to be swaying in wind. The Arch has concrete foundations to stabilize its base.


The Gateway Arch is not only fun to see from the ground but tourists can also go all the way to the top and look at the land for miles on all sides. The egg shaped elevators take tourists to the top and then bring them down. The Gateway Arch also provides you with an opportunity to watch a movie about the Lewis and Clark expedition at the IMAX Theater. This landmark has stood for more than half a century to welcome people to St. Louis and is definitely worth visiting.




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Fraser Island Wonderful Place - Also in World Heritage List

Fraser Island is located end-to-end to the southern coastline of Queensland and is traversing across 122 kilometers in length and 30 in width with a total area of 184,000 hectares. This Place is famous as the biggest sand Island in the world and is an extraordinary place. Because of its natural superb atmosphere, it enjoys to be a member of the World Heritage List.

Fraser Island
Fraser Island
Fraser Island
Fraser Island was initially home to Badtjala community of native Australians and was completed approximately in 800,000 years. Archaeological places have proved that the inhabitants of this tribe started living on this place 5,000 years ago and named the Islend K’Gari which means paradise. Some runaway criminals and shipwrecks also lived on this Island. Eliza Fraser was one of them and it was given the name after her. Currently, Fraser Island is a remarkable place to spend a memorable holiday with family and friends.

Fraser Island

Fraser Island
Fraser Island depicts factual natural beauty and is an Australian location. It is surrounded by white blemished seashores, bordered by cool marine waters, enclosed by blossoming rainforests that are entangled by smooth streams and exceptionally vibrant sand cliffs, and in general cloaked in an ecstatically peaceful environment. The astounding variety of flora and fauna can be discovered in several National parks. The impressive natural atmosphere that is present on this palce has no comparison to any other place.
Fraser Island

Fraser Island
Perhaps, the enormously revitalizing natural atmosphere of Fraser Island is the most appealing attraction. Several water and land based activities are present that would make the stay of tourists on Fraser enjoyable.
The most popular and mainstream activity that is experienced by the tourists is to explore the hidden magnificent beauty of Fraser Island. Another extremely popular thing to do here is discovering the colorful towering cliffs that are commonly known as The Cathedrals. Some of the other interesting and amazing places to visit on this palce are Happy Valley, Central Station, Eli Creek, Indian Head and The Champagne Pools. For people who love wildlife, Fraser almost has the purest variety of dingos, 320 species of birds, wallabies, echidnas, flying foxes and much more. The nearby seas are also acknowledged to host sea turtles, dugongs and friendly dolphins.

Fraser Island


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Ubud Bali, Popular Places for Tourists Atraction

Bali is not always identical with beaches and sea. Bali has other attractive places more beautiful than that and one of them is Ubud. Ubud has beautiful natural scenery decorated by wonderful view of Batur Mountain Ubud is also one of Bali popular places for tourists and it was the shooting location for Julia Robert’s movie “Eat, Pray, Love”. In addition, besides its beauty, Ubud also selected as one from 10 most generous city in the world.


Places of interests in Ubud, Bali.

Petulu Village


Visit Petulu village where tourists can find thousands of white storks. You will find them along the Petulu village. In the morning, they fly outside the village and they will come back at afternoon to their habitat.


Puri Art Museum


It was founded in the middle of 1950s. The museum houses the best art collections that collected from different art schools in Bali.

Rudana Museum


The museum is located in Teges. Teges keeps traditional art collection from famous artists like I GustiNyomanLempadas well as some modern arts of Affandi.


“SeniAgungRai” Museum


The museum is the newest museum compared to the previous museums. Inside the museum is all about AgungRai art collections. Tourists also will be entertained by traditional dance that performed daily.

WanaraWana Park: Monkey Forest Ubud


It is located 26 kilometers from the capital city of Bali. WanaraWana Park is a small forest that houses hundreds of monkeys. They will not attack visitors as they are benign. Besides those monkeys, tourists can see ancient temples called PuraDalemAgung, PuraPemanduanSuciandNista Mandala. WanaraWana Park is also the place for “Ngaben” ceremony.


Neka Museum


Neka Museum was founded by SutejaNeka in 1975. He is Bali art collectors. The museum houses many kinds of art collections. Tourist will learn the art development in Bali at Neka Museum. Many visitors visit this place to buy paintings that sold in house.



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Delhi Monuments, Most Popular Places In Delhi

India is the 7th largest country in the world. As a big country, India has many places to explore that sometimes make some tourists confuse where to visit or where to start. However, for some foreigners, visiting monuments in India is the most perfect choice.
Delhi, is one from many areas India who keeps some historical monuments that worth for many tourists. We are going to explore those Delhi monuments in detail for your references.


Taj Mahal is the most popular monument in Delhi. This white building is made from marble and precious stones reflect to Mughal architecture. Taj Mahal was built by Caesar Mughal Shah Jahan.
Another historical monument is Red Fort Monument. Te monument is located in Netajhi Shubash Marg, Chadni Chowk, New Delhi. The name Red Fort Monument or Red Monument as the main composition of the monument is red bricks. The area of the monument is about 2.4 kilometers. It shows the magnificent of Shah Jahan, the founder.



The monument has another name which is Lal Qila. It was designed by young architect Ustad Hamid and Ustad Ahmad. It was started in 1639 and perfectly done 9 years after, in 1648. The Red Fort is a symbol for India till date.
There are 3 main entrances. However, the only main gate used is “Lahore Gate” as an official entrance. In Lahore Gate there is “Naubat Khana” or a musical room and its gallery. The area has 4 storey and all about the King’s hobby in music. Exactly in front of Lahore Gate there is an access to Mina Bazaar or also known as Chatta Chowk.
Inside the monument there is a mosque called Moti Mosque or Pearl Mosque.

Moti Mosque

Qutub Minar & Golden gate

Colonial Monument
Previously, India was under British, France, Portugal, Netherland and Denmark colonialisms for years. During the colonial era, British built many beautiful buildings and some government buildings in each area in India, especially in Delhi. The buildings use Gothic Imperial style and Victoria. The excellent architecture and beautiful symmetric from some monuments still amaze many visitors till today.



Delhi Monuments



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Temple of Apollo Famous Historical Place In Delphi

Temple of Apollo is the famous of the Delphic oracle and eventually it is one of the most splendid structures on site. It is situated on the upwards of the hill side half way and have dominated place as the sacred way to made approach to their place. If we talk about the early temples, people believed that their number of temples was made in previous centuries. The earliest time of temple it was made by wood, legend said that it was like a hut and made from the laurel branches.

Temple of Apollo
Temple of Apollo
Temple of Apollo
In the 7the C BC, with the help of Apollo, they have built the temple at that time they used pores stones which have been found in the walls section. By the bricks, the upper section was made and its roof also was made of wood too. In year 548 BC, the temple burnt down, by the earthquake it was demolished in 373BC.
To make remember, Delphi is not the state; it was a religious state because the site was in high regard by Greeks. To make a new temple they had no problem to donate the money, besides that the contributions was made from all over the Greece again, mostly the contributions were freely but some of them were forced to give, who are those who were defeated in sacred war third. In 330 BC it was finally inaugurated.

Temple of Apollo

Temple of Apollo

Temple of Apollo
If we talk about its structure details, in the construction different materials were used like the pores stone the foundation was built which was covered by gray limestone. With the help of gray limestone floors and wall were made and if we talk about the roof by the marbles, the bars were made from the island of Paros. Inside the temple you will see the number of statues. In the statues there are two of the Fates, Apollo himself, Poseidon, one of the Zeus are included. The common hearth of the Greek is Pindar. Pindar was known as iron throne where he sat on it and came to Apollo to sing hymns. Over all it is the very sacred place of Greek.


Temple of Apollo A Historical Landmark 

Temple of Apollo

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Cathedral Mosque of Cordoba A Historical Masjid In Spain

The Masjid of Cordoba is known as Mesquite Cathedral in Spanish, it is known locally as Masjid of Cordoba. In the 13th century it is converted to Christian cathedral. This structure was made by Abd ar-Raham, who was the Umayyad ruler, in 784-786, in the 9th and 10th centuries, at that time it was in double size, eventually this mosque become one of the biggest sacred buildings in the Islamic world.

Cathedral Mosque of Cordoba


The building ground plan was completed in a big rectangle, contains the measurement of 590 by 450 feet but little less measurement than St Peter Basilica, which is in Rome. By the court of Oranges, its one third of the area is over taken, on the north, east, south gallery surrounded towards it. On towards the south, you pass towards the courtyard whose roof is carry by forest of pillars which is made by a hard rock contain of crystals in a fine grained ground mass and with colored marbles as well. In the interior, it has 850 pillars, from north to south it has 19 and east to west corridor, it contains 29 with each row of pillar support with a horseshoe dome which is super imposed.




The most beautiful decoration in over the entire complex is found in third Nihrab which is a small octagonal roof with one block of white marble that is decorated in form of shell and has walls in the Bizana style mosaics in gold. From 1236, this mosque is served as a Christian cathedral, its Moorish character which means the style of Spanish architecture was altered in 16th century with lots of chapels surrounded by the sides of big quadrangle and a bell tower which is highly placed in the old minaret.

Cathedral Mosque Interior View



Over all it is the great Masjid which shows the ability of Muslim world m they had developed with architectural styles which are based on the pre existing regional traditions. It is an extra ordinary combination with the original, stylish vocabulary that even recognized as Islamic now. Over all it is one of the beautiful Masjid.


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