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  • The Forbidden City

    Some symbols of Beijing and basically of China

    Some symbols of Beijing and basically of China

    The people from Beijing were forced to keep distance from the Imperial Palace and from the “center of the world”.

    An enormous task was givenĀ even in Chinese standards: 100.000 workers, craftsman like painters, carpenters, sculptors, bronze and golden smiths were all brought to construct a new residence for the emperor Yung-lo of the Ming dynasty on the flat grounds of Beijing. The work started in 1407 and it was finished in 1420, resulting in an exemplary city filled with palaces, pavilions, receipt halls and interior yards all covered with water ditches.

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  • Top 10 most beautiful castles in the world

    Himeji

    Himeji

    Childhood love for castles, forts and all the accessories that come with it is rarely completely overcome, and as a grown up traveler, anyone can indulge in their secret (or not so secret) love for castles in several destinations where castles are considered to be a very serious business.

    In Europe, castles and palaces have a long tradition, and in countries like France, Germany or the UK castles are some of the most beloved tourist attractions. Castles, however, come in many shapes and sizes, from medieval storybook-style castles, to marvels of Asian architecture and other castles. So if you like castles, here are the top 10 most beautiful castles in the world.

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  • Top 10 man-made wonders in the world

    Teotihuacan

    We humans are a peculiar race. In only a couple of centuries, we managed to pollute our planet and cause global warming, but on the other hand we did some things that we can be proud of. We made scientific discoveries, we produced art, and all in all, we did have a few really amazing civilizations in our history. And when it comes to building things, we definitely proved that we have some talent and imagination. So here are the top ten most amazing man-made wonders in the world.

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