Climbing the 290 more steps upward to the European-style castle, which was put into operation in 2003, people have no places to go except the Shell Museum as other rooms are closed with a sign outside said Tourists Forbidden.What is attractive besides the special appearance of the castle is the Shell Museum which is claimed the biggest one of its kind in Asia and the only one nationwide.
Beautiful the Alps mountains! The Alps is the name for one of the great mountain range systems of Europe, stretching from Austria and Slovenia in the east, through Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Germany to France in the west. The word “Alps” was taken via French from Latin Alpes, which may be influenced by the Latin words albus (white) or altus (high) or more likely a Latin rendering of a Celtic or Ligurian original.
Chand Baori, in the village of Abhaneri near Bandikui, Rajasthan. Stepwells, also called bawdi or baoli are in essence wells in which the water can be reached by descending a set of steps. They may be covered and protected, and are often of architectural significance. Chand Baori well is 30 meters deep, it has 13 floors and 3,500 steps.
The water cube is the architecture used for 2008 Beijing Olympic.The outstanding appearance is not the only highlight of the “Water Cube.” In this venue, the temperature of the water is kept at 27 degrees, which is comfortable for athletes. The temperature in the spectator stands is around 18 to 20 degree, and the humidity is at 50% to 60%. The environment is ideal for fans to enjoy the games.
The CN Tower, located in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a communications and observation tower standing 553.33 metres (1,815.4 ft) tall.It is the tallest free-standing structure in the Americas and the signature icon of Toronto's skyline, attracting more than two million international visitors annually.
The Sedlec Ossuary ( Kostnice Sedlec) is a Roman Catholic Church in Sedlec, The Czech Republic, famous for its unusual, organic decorations. This one uses between 40,000 and 70,000 human bone, unlike other churches that like to use religious paintings and religious jewelery as decorations.
The road shown here is the Guoliang Tunnel in Taihang mountains which are situated in the Hunan Province of China. It has been built by villagers themselves, which is an inspiring story in itself.
"Before 1972, the path chiseled into the rock used to be the only access linking the village with the outside world.
Coober Pedy is a small Australian town, famous for being the opal capital of the world because of the large quantity of opal stones that are mined here. Locals mostly like to live underground. A tradition that goes back to the early 1900, when the first miners arrived in the area, cave-boring in the hillsides is still popular.
Al-Masjid Al-Nabawi (The Prophet's Mosque), the second holiest place in Islam, the second of the holy mosques, is at the very centre of Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah.
The first thing that any visitor to Madinah sees is the mosque, with its ten very tall minarets reaching high into the sky.
The Door to Hell, as locals call it, is situated near the small town of Darvaz in Turkmenistan. Thirty-five years ago, geologists were drilling for gas when then encountered a very large cavern underground filled with a poisonous gas. They ignited the gas expecting it to burn off in a few hours. Thirty-five years later, the gas is still burning.