Monday, November 25, 2019

The Rock of Cashel in Ireland

By Seif Kamel
   The Rock of Cashel, or the Rock of St. Patrick is one of the most
distinctive monuments to explore during a tour to Ireland. Situated
in the County Tipperary, these impressive structures served as the
residence of the High Kings of Munster.
   Most of the building at the Rock of Cashel was constructed during
the 12 th and 13 th centuries. The most ancient among these is the
round tower that dates to the beginning of the 12 th century. There is
also the impressive Chapel of Cormac which was completed in
1134 with modernistic outlines and elements.
   Among the most remarkable place to explore in the Rock of Cashel
is the Cathedral built around the middle of the 12 th century. With
its large central tower and the huge castle, it is among the most
iconic establishments that grab the attention of various tourists
who travel to Ireland.

Ireland link:

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

By Seif Kamel
   The Hoge Veluwe National Park is a marvelous place to visit while in
a tour to the Netherlands. Situated at the Gelderland province, it is a
huge and impressive national park with more than 50 square
   There are many types of habitats to view in the Hoge Veluwe
National Park. There are some woods for example, in addition to
dunes and various other eco systems. Many travel packages to
Netherlands would include a visit to the park.
   There are many interesting establishments at the park that are worth
exploring. There is the wonderful Kröller-Müller Museum with many
collections of arts. Another great example of distinctive architecture
to view at the park would be the St. Hubertus Hunting Lodge.

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Tōdai-ji Temple in Japan

By Seif Kamel
   Tōdai-ji is one of the most impressive and significantly important
Buddhist temples in Japan. Situated at the city of Nara, it was
constructed during the 8 th century AD. Today, many tourists who
travel to Japan are keen to explore the temple.
   Among the unparalleled features of the Temple of Tōdai-ji in Nara
is that it hosts the largest statue of Buddha made out of bronze in
the whole globe. It is also included in the UNESCO World
Heritage sites.
   Another important characteristics of the Tōdai-ji Temple is the two
impressive pagodas that flank over the entrance. There are also
several features that date to ancient times and one which were
constructed after the Nara Period. Several travel packages to Japan
would commonly include a visit to the temple.

Japan link:

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Jiayuguan Fort in China

By Seif Kamel
   The Jiayuguan Fort is a distinctive place to explore in China. This
is where the famous unparalleled Great Wall begins and ends! It is
the pass through which one would get outside to the desert as well.
This is why many call it the Jiayuguan pass.
   Many tourists who travel to China are keen of course to explore the
Great Wall. This is in addition to the Jiayuguan Fort. Built in the
14 th century during the Ming Dynasty, the Jiayuguan Fort is rather
   The surface area of the fort exceeds more than 300,00 square
meters. The walls are 733 meters long with the height of 11 meters.
In fact, this famous fortress was one of the important entrances to
China in ancient times.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The Nidaros Cathedral in Norway

By Seif Kamel
   The Nidaros Cathedral is among the largest and most impressive in
the region. This explains that long extended period of time through
which it was constructed. The cathedral was built between 11 th and
the 14 th centuries. Today, it is one of the most interesting sites to be
included in a travel package to Norway.
   Situated in the city of Trondheim, the Nidaros Cathedral witnessed
many alternations and modifications in its leadership since its
establishment more than 600 years ago. It followed the state
Church of Norway after its foundation in 1537.
   Among the interesting facts about the Nidaros Cathedral is that it
hosts two organs. The first was installed in 1930 and the other in
1962. However, as many other sections of the cathedral, they were
rebuilt and restored several times. Many tourists who travel to
Norway are keen to explore the cathedral.

Norway link:

Monday, November 11, 2019

The Niterói Contemporary Art Museum in Brazil

By Seif Kamel
   Located in the city that holds the same name, the Niterói
Contemporary Art Museum is one of the interesting places to
explore during a tour to Brazil.
   Established in 1996, the museum is in fact the landmark of the city
of Niterói. Featured with its matchless design carried out by Oscar
Niemeyer, the layout of the building of the museum consists of a
huge dome that has a diameter of 50 meters.
   Consisting of three floors, the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum
displays various collection of contemporary Brazilian arts. This is
in addition to some historical collections. Many travel packages to
Brazil would include a visit to the museum.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Poznan in Poland

By Seif Kamel
   Poznan is perhaps among the most distinctive historical cities in
Poland. Situated at the Central Western section of the country, it
was established during the 11th and 12th centuries. Today Poznan
is one of the most important commercial and industrial hub in
   Many tourists who travel to Poland give special attention to
Poznan. This is due to its historical significance, its culture and
various sites. There are numerous places to explore and visit.
The most impressive historical sites of Poznan include the Poznan
Town Hall, Poznan University Library, the apse of St. Florian's
Church, and the Poznan Cathedral, the oldest in the country dating
to more than 1000 years ago.

Poland link:

Monday, November 4, 2019

Mystra in Greece

By Seif Kamel
   The ancient town of Mysta is among the most distinctive monuments for
tourists to visit in Greece. Located in Peloponnese, it was an important
Byzantine stronghold in the Middle Ages. Today, it is one of the
interesting historical sites of the country.
  Included in the UNESCO World Heritage sites, Mystra was deserted
during the Ottoman rule of Greece. Afterwards, many historians
believed that it was the remains of the ancient town of Sparta. However,
historical records afterwards asserted that it this ancient settlement
established by the Byzantine around the beginning of the 14 th century
   The most notable places to explore during a tour to Mystra include the
Metropolis, the Monastery of Peribleptos, the Evangelistria's church, the
Hodigitria church, and Despot's Palace. Many travel packages to Greece
today offer a tour of this ancient magnificent town.

Greece link: