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Cape Point: The Scenic Landform

3. December 2009

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Cape Point: The Scenic Landform
Cape Point a promontory located at the southeast corner of the Cape peninsula characterized by towering sea cliffs is an extremely scenic landform and the mountains stretches for about 30 km across the southwestern tip of the African continent in the Republic of South Africa. The famous Table Mountain and the well known city Cape Town are in the same peninsula. When the former Russian President Vladimir Putin was here he ensured that he doesn’t return without visiting this distinctly beautiful place. Cape Point is the site of one of the Global Atmosphere watch’s research stations which has been established to research on the degrading atmosphere. This place was used to spy   on the icebergs from Antarctica in the early years of 20th century. Location The cape is situated at 34°  [...]

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Anglo- Boer War Museum Gets You Into Insight Of The Most Horrifying War

3. December 2009

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The Anglo- Boer War broke out in 1899 with the British retaliation against the then President Paul Kruger’s to grant political rights to the English outsiders in Transvaal ‘the gold and diamond destination’ and lasted for 3 year. The war snatched life of 20,000 people and destroyed the farms of Boer. The War Museum in Bloemfontein gives great knowledge of the Boer War through its fascinating art collection, dioramas and exhibits and helps visitors to imagine and understand the background against which the war took place. A century has passed since the occurrence of the war but still it oscillates in the minds of the people which can be derived from the fact that books continue to publish on this piece of history, memorabilia associated with it are still much sought after by the avid  [...]

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Fes Medina (Fes el Bali): The Imperial City

3. December 2009

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Fes el Bali the pride of Morocco, listed under world heritage site by UNESCO since 1983, its larger medina is believed to be world’s largest contiguous car free urban area, an unique feature of the region. Morocco has been conscious of the importance of their cultural heritage that’s why the medians are still alive and that too in its true colors. The culture and the heritage have been well taken care of. The place mirrors its age old tradition as most people continue to do their traditional work and the cacophony of large cities is not seen.   All together a different experience enchanting, vibrating mosque, markets, food shops and bazaars of metal crafts handicrafts. The traditional leather dying is still done and visitors can see leathers being soaked in the sun. This city perfectly  [...]

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Lake Malawi National Park

3. December 2009

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Lake Malawi National Park
Lake Malawi National Park is the first freshwater national park in the world created in 1980. The National Park located on and around the Nankhumba Peninsula falls between 14°02'S and 34°53'E. Lake Malawi National Park has been awarded the status of a World Heritage Site in 1984. The crystal clear waters of the National Park are home to hundreds of species of endemic fish. These species of fish are crucial in the study of the evolutionary process. The National Park encompasses an area of 9,400 hectares, reaching the highest point at Nkunguni Mountain at 1,140 meters. It is managed by the Department of National Parks and Wildlife. The National Park falls on the southern shore of Lake Malawi, which is the third largest lake in Africa. The lake stretches an amazing 373 miles, forming  [...]

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The Great Mud Brick Mosque Of Djenne

2. December 2009

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This mosque is the Sudano Sahelian architectural masterpiece and largest mud structure in the world. Djenne is known to be the oldest city sub Saharan Africa, founded by merchants around AD. The mosque apart from greatest landmark in Africa it is the centre of community of Djenne. Build from local materials like mud and palm tree sticks, expresses its elegant connection to local environment. During middle ages it was one of the most important Islamic study centers in Africa, thousands of students came to study Quran in Djenne’s madrassas. Built in 1907 and designated as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988 the first mosque at this place was built in 13th century. Location Situated on the floodland of Niger and Bani river, 354km southwest of Timbuktu. Down the pages Tarikh al-sudan  [...]

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Under The Lap Of Mount Kenya

2. December 2009

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Under The Lap Of Mount Kenya
Mount Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa that destroyed by the deadliest Volcano standing at a height of 5199m i.e. 17,058 ft. It was a forest reserve located 175 km from Nairobi. But later Mount Kenya was announced as a National Park in 1949 and became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. It is located 175 km from Nairobi. To create a national park on and around Mount Kenya, the Government of Kenya had four distinct reasons. To boost up the local and national economies there is a need of tourism, to preserve the biodiversity within the park, to protect it as a great scenic beauty and to safeguard the water catchments for the neighboring area. The local inhabitants respected the mountain for generations and the mountain is the official home of ‘Ngai’, the Kikuyu tribe’s  [...]

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Experience Adventure At Amboseli National Park In Kenya

1. December 2009

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Experience Adventure At Amboseli National Park In Kenya
Amboseli National Park was formally called as Maasai Amboseli Game Reserve located Kajiado District, Rift valley Province in Kenya and spread around 39,206 hectares and 8000 square kilometers across Kenya-Tanzania border. This is one of the most superlative national parks which are fascinated because of its low rainfall area. Maasai is the local tribe located here the culture of this tribe and intensive agriculture along the system of swamps which attracts the tourists from all countries. It is located 260 kilometers away from the capital city of Nairobi. Amboseli National Park is the third most visited park after Maasai Mara National Reserve and Nakuru National Park. Joseph Thompson was the first European to break through Maasai region in the year 1883. After entering the Maasai region  [...]

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Travel To The Kanark Temple And Sacred Lake

1. December 2009

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Travel To The Kanark Temple And Sacred Lake
The temple of Kanark was also known as Ipet-isut in ancient times, and is one of the largest temples in the world. It is a complex of temples is 2000 years old and was dedicated to Theben triad of Amum, Mut and khonsu. This complex contains group of many different temples. The Great Temple of Amon Ra, The Temple of Khonso, The Temple of Ptah, The Temple of Montho, and The Temple of Osiris and all are surrounded with 20m high, mud brick. It overshadows the wonders of modern world. Ancient Egyptians believe this complex as house of Gods. The great temple of Amon Ra is also located in this complex which is called Ipt-Swt which means a “spot” and another name is Pr-Imn which means house of Amon. Al-Kanark is an Arabic name derived from Kanark, which means a “village” because this area was  [...]

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