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Mihiripenna Ariyakara Viharaya

Ariyakara Viharaya (Sinhala: මිහිරිපැන්න අරියාකර විහාරය) is a Buddhist temple situated in Mihiripenna Talpe village in Galle District, Sri Lanka. History This temple is said to have been established in 1778. According to folklore, an aristocrati…

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Eluketiya Bimbarama Viharaya

Eluketiya Bimbarama Purana Viharaya (Sinhala: එළුකැටිය බිම්බාරාම විහාරය) is a Buddhist temple situated in Eluketiya village in Galle District, Sri Lanka. History Constructed in 1759, this temple is said to be the place where the bronze statue fo…

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Ambagahapitiya Mula Maha Viharaya

Ambagahapitiya Mula Maha Viharaya or Welithota Mula Maha Viharaya (Sinhala: අඹගහපිටිය මූල මහා විහාරය, වැලිතොට මූල මහා විහාරය) is a Buddhist temple situated in Welithota village in Galle District, Sri Lanka. It is the headquarters of the Amarapura…

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Phra Phuttha Sihing

Phra Phuttha Sihing (Thai: พระพุทธสิหิงค์) (also known as the Phra Sing, Sihinga Buddha, Singhalese Buddha, Sihalapatima ) is an ancient image of the Gautama Buddha currently placed in Bangkok National Museum, Thailand. It is considered one of …

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Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal (Hindi: हवामहल) (meaning: The Palace of Winds or The Palace of Breeze ) is an iconic palace situated in Bari Chaupar in Jaipur, India. It is a five-storey pyramid-shaped monument with 953 small casements with screened windows called J…

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Church of Santa Engrácia

Church of Santa Engrácia (Portuguese: Igreja de Santa Engrácia) (widely known as the National Pantheon ) (Portuguese: Panteão Nacional) is an ancient monument in Lisbon, Portugal. It is located on a hill in the eastern part of the historical cent…

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Uluru, Australia's Iconic Red Rock

Uluru , also known as Ayers Rock , is an iconic red rock situated in the southern part of the Northern Territory in Australia. It is an inselberg made of sandstone about half a billion years old. The rock stands 348 m high and has a circumference o…

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Nelumwewa Hot Springs

Nelumwewa Thermal Springs or Nelumwewa hot water springs (Sinhala: නෙළුම්වැව උණුදිය උල්පත්) site is one of the major geothermal springs areas in Sri Lanka and is located in Nelumwewa in Polonnaruwa District. Hot water springs Geothermal spr…

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Kapurella Hot Springs

Kapurella Thermal Springs or Kapurella hot water springs (Sinhala: කපුරැල්ල උණුදිය උල්පත්) site is one of the major geothermal springs areas in Sri Lanka and is located in Tempitiya in Maha Oya, Ampara District. It is considered the hottest therm…

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Visovac Monastery

Visovac Monastery (Croatian: Samostan Visovac) is a Catholic monastery located on the island of Visovac in the middle of the Visovac lake in the Krka National Park, Croatia. History Visovac is mentioned in the 14th-century documents. However, the …

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Vianden Castle

Vianden Castle (Luxembourgish: Veianer Schlass) is a fortified castle situated in Vianden town in the North of Luxembourg. It is considered one of the largest feudal residences of the Romanesque and Gothic periods in Europe (Baker, 2013; Sheehan, …

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Kapaleeshwarar Temple

Kapaleeshwarar Temple (Tamil: தமயிலாப்பூர் கபாலீசுவரர் கோயில்) is a Hindu temple situated in Mylapore (Tirumayilai) in Chennai, India. It is one of the oldest Saiva places of pilgrimage in Chennai (Paramasivanandam, 1981). History It is said that …

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Parthasarathy Temple, Chennai

Parthasarathy Temple (Tamil: திருவல்லிக்கேணி பார்த்தசாரதி கோயில்) is a Hindu temple situated in Thiruvallikeni (Triplicane) in Chennai, India. It is classified as one of the famous 108 Vaishnava places ( Divya Desam ) of pilgrimage (Paramasivanand…

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St. Thomas' Church (Ginthupitiya)

St. Thomas' Church (Sinhala: ජින්තුපිටිය සාන්ත තෝමස් දේවස්ථානය) is an Anglican Catholic church situated in Ginthupitiya in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It is considered one of the oldest Anglican churches in the country (Manathunga, 2016; Welandawe …

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George Wall Memorial Fountain

Photo credit: Google Street View The George Wall Memorial Fountain is located in the middle of the Lipton Circus in Cinnamon Gardens in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It has been built in commemoration of George Wall (1821-1894), a British merchant, polit…

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