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Al-Hashemi II – The largest dhow ever built is being exhibited in Kuwait City

It is one of the largest wooden ships in the world today. Al-Hashemi-II was commissioned by Husain Marafie. Planning began in 1985, and actual construction began in

Taj Mahal – The great ivory-white marble mausoleum in Agra

Mother Teresa – The popular missionary rests in Kolkata

An Roman Catholic nun and missionary. She was born of Albanian parents on 26 August 1910, in Skopje, then part of the Kosovo Vilayet of the Ottoman

Taiwan’s National Theater and National Concert Hall – The twin ornaments of arts in Taipei

The two venues were completed in 1987. The landmarks are located on the south and north sides of Liberty Square with the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. Yang

Mount Pinatubo – The violent and massive eruption in Zambales

The 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo was one of the largest volcanic eruptions of the 20th century. Explosive activity began in early April as a series of well explosions

Itsukushima Shrine Torii – The red floating gate in Itsukushima

The most recognizable and famous feature of the Itsukushima shrine complex, the torii gate is 15 meters high, made of wear-resistant camphor wood. The torii appear to

Ascension Cathedral – The wooden miracle in Almaty

In the late 19th century the first bishops of the Turkistan eparchy discussed the need for a Russian Orthodox Church in Almaty. In 1903, the bishop of

Baalbek Temple Complex – The impressive Roman archeological site in Baalbek

The temple complex is considered an outstanding archaeological and artistic site of Imperial Roman Architecture. The complex in Baalbek is made up of three edifices: The temple

That Luang – The national symbol of Laos in Vientiane

A gold-covered large Buddhist stupa and one of most impressive religious structures in Laos. It was founded in the 3rd century to house the breastbone of Buddha,

Sarojini Naidu – The Nightingale of India dies in Lucknow

An Indian politician and poet. A proponent of civil rights, women’s emancipation, and anti-imperialistic ideas, she was an important figure in India’s struggle for independence from colonial

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman – The birthplace of the greatest Bengali in Tungipara

A Bangladeshi politician and statesman. He is called the “Father of the Nation” in Bangladesh. He served as the first President of Bangladesh and later as the

Great Mosque of Samarra – Τhe simple architectural grandeur in Samarra

The mosque was put into operation in the 9th century AD. by the Abbasid caliph Al-Mutawakkil, who reigned in Samara. At the time of construction, it was

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