Friday, December 27, 2019

The Buda Castle in Hungary

By Seif Kamel
  The Buda Castle was the royal residence of the kings of Hungary for
hundreds of years. The original complex was constructed at the
middle of the 13th century. Afterwards, this huge palace we view
today was built around the middle of the 18th century.
   Today, the Buda Castle is among the most marvelous historical sites
included in several travel packages to Hungary. This is also where the
interesting the Hungarian National Gallery and The Budapest History
Museum are located.
   The castle is in fact huge and impressive with numerous sections,
rooms, and chapels. The most remarkable among them include the
castle chapel built in the 14ht century, the Gothic hall, which is one of
the unique and notable constructions of the secular architecture, in
addition to the large and marvelous King's Cellar.

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

The Central Bank Museum in Ecuador

By Seif Kamel
   Situated near the city of Quito, the Central Bank Museum is a
marvelous place to explore during a tour to Ecuador. The museum
offers a distinctive illustration of the Ecuadorian history and
culture in a wonderful technologically advanced manner.
   The art collections of the central bank of Ecuador contain the work
of various artists, since old times until modern contemporary
pieces. The collections include portraits, paintings, gold items, and
even 3D displays.
   With its chronological order, the central bank museum provides
visitors with a journey through time in the art of South America.
The museum enables visitors to view how arts developed
throughout years and how different types of art were impacted by
the different historical eras.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The Calakmul Archeological Site in Mexico

By Seif Kamel
   Calakmul is one of the richest archeological sites in Mexico.
Situated near the borders with Guatemala, this site belongs to the
famous Maya civilization. Calakmul was among the most
flourishing towns of the Maya tribes and controlled a large area of
   Calakmul had a population of more than 50,00 people and it
contained more than 6000 buildings. The town actually used to
host the largest pyramid after built by the Maya in America.
Today, many travel packages to Mexico include a visit to
   This great pyramid, which is the highlight of the town today was
over 45 meters in height. It used to host four tombs. As many other
establishments by the Mayans, the pyramid was enlarged by
building on it until it held the surface area of 2 square kilometers.

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

The Porsmork Natural Reserve Park in Iceland

By Seif Kamel
   Iceland is in fact the lands of natural beauty! This is why there are
many natural places to explore for tourists who travel to Iceland.
The Porsmork Natural Reserve Park is quite a distinctive site.
   Situated between two glaciers, Porsmork Natural Reserve hosts the
most popular hiking rout all over the country. The park also has
some of the best camping places all over Iceland. Many tourists
who spend their vacations in Iceland are interested in the country’s
natural sites.
   The Porsmork Natural Reserve also has a wonderful rich forest.
However, there are not many several animals to be seen there.
There is the a arctic foxes to be quite particular. Overall, a visit to
the park is a must for any nature fans.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The Cao Dai Temple in Vietnam

By Seif Kamel
   The Cao Dai Temple is among the most distinctive monuments of
Vietnam. Built in 1955, it was erected by the Cao Dai troops that were
established after the Japanese invasion of the country.
   This temple is actually quite distinguished. All prophets and gods'
messengers were honored inside this temple as they used to believe
that all religions and sects were the same at the very end.
   Many travel packages to Vietnam include visits to the Cao Dai
Temple. In fact, many tourists are interested to visit the temple for its
spiritual significance and its marvelous colorful architecture.

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