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  • Popular 8 Real-Life Fairytale Castles

    8 Real-Life Fairytale Castles

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    Most of us will never live in a castle. But we can dream, right? In this reel, we visit seven extraordinary castles. On the tour: A castle in Segovia, Spain, that inspired the fairytale castles in the Walt Disney movies “Cinderella” and &ldquo

  • Popular A Monastery in the Sky

    A Monastery in the Sky

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    It’s easy to spot the Katskhi pillar—it reaches up into the air like a skyscraper. This natural wonder is a limestone monolith dominating the hilly landscape in a remote part of Georgia. It’s been a site of religious significance going b

  • Popular A View from Germany’s Bastei Bridge

    A View from Germany’s Bastei Bridge

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    Suspended 650 feet in the air between towering sandstone rocks, the Bastei Bridge is a Victorian era engineering marvel. Built in 1851, it offers stunning panoramic views of Saxon Switzerland National Park. Which isn’t in Switzerland, by the way, bu

  • Popular China’s Architectural Wonder Has Been Standing for 700 Years

    China’s Architectural Wonder Has Been Standing for 700 Years

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    The Guanyin Pavilion was built to last. And last. And last. This temple has sat atop a large reef rock in the middle of China’s Yangtze River in Ezhou for 700 years. When the water rises and covers the foundation, it looks like the structure is floa

  • Popular These Ancient Windmills Were Built Over 1,000 Years Ago

    These Ancient Windmills Were Built Over 1,000 Years Ago

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    When you think of windmills, the Netherlands might first come to mind. But some of the oldest windmills in the world are in Nashtifan, Iran. Dozens stand atop a wall in the windy city, not far from the Afghanistan border. From a distance, they look like w

  • Popular A Mad Inventor’s Surreal Fortress

    A Mad Inventor’s Surreal Fortress

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    Count Cesare Mattei was not technically a king, but he was the king of his own castle in Italy's Northern Apennines. The inventor of a homeopathic treatment for ...

  • Popular Don’t Blink: Japan’s Abandoned Sculpture Garden

    Don’t Blink: Japan’s Abandoned Sculpture Garden

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    Hidden in the town of Osawano, Japan is a sculpture garden with 800 lifelike statues of Buddhist deities alongside replicas of real people. Commissioned by Mutsuo Furukawa, this collection was recently re-discovered in 2016 by a photographer who stumbled

  • Popular A Castle Dedicated to Columbus

    A Castle Dedicated to Columbus

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    In the seaside town of Benalmádena, Spain, stands a castle dedicated to one of history’s most notorious adventurers. Built to pay homage to Christopher Columbus, the castle was constructed between 1987 and 1994 by Dr. Esteban Martín&md

  • Popular Bali's Temple in the Sea

    Bali's Temple in the Sea

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    Tanah Lot, which translates to “land in the sea” in Balinese, is one of seven ocean temples found along the southwest coast of Bali, Indonesia. Built around the 16th century to honor sea spirits, Tanah Lot consists of a unique rock formation w

  • Popular In France, This Chapel Rises From a Volcano

    In France, This Chapel Rises From a Volcano

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    If you want to visit the Chapel of Saint-Michel d'Aiguilhe, aka, “Saint Michael of the Needle,” you’ll have to climb up—way up. Located in France, the chapel is perched atop a distinct volcanic plug rising nearly 300 feet in the ai

  • Popular The Valley of Tombs

    The Valley of Tombs

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    To locate this ancient cemetery in Sicily, Italy, you’ve got to look up. Dating back over 3,000 years, the cemetery of Necropoli di Pantalica has more than 5,000 tombs carved into a limestone rock face. The tombs are built like artificial caves, and

  • Popular This Tiny Island Was a Hub for Lumberjacks

    This Tiny Island Was a Hub for Lumberjacks

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    Located just outside of Rovaniemi City is Kotisaari, one of Finland’s tiniest islands. Measuring only 820 feet long and 200 feet wide, this sleepy locale used to be a center point for loggers in the area. The picturesque island is surrounded by a ri

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