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Andes Mountain Pass, The Cristo Redentor

The Paso Internacional Los Libertadores, also known as the Cristo Rendentor, is a mountain pass in the Andres between Argentina and Chile. At an elevation of 3,200 meters, the mountain pass is the main transport route between Chilean capital city Santiago and Mendoza city.  [Image Courtesy of AmusingPlanet] The sharp ascent on the Chilean side contains twenty-nine switchbacks to help moderate the steep slope. The road climbs approximately 900m to arrive at the border crossing tunnel at an elevation of 3,200m. Opened in 1980, the tunnel is 3,080m long and serves as an important land crossing between Chile and Argentina. […]

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Somerset Development Authority to change Bell Labs into Urban Hubs

Somerset Development Authority is going to change the traditional Bell Labs into Urban Hubs to meet the requirements of the modern cities. The Bell Labs are the research and development units of the information technology sector. These are purely private initiatives by Alcatel-Lucent, situated at places like Berkeley Heights, New Jersey etc in USA. The first Bell Lab was founded by Alexander Graham Bell in Washington and the today’s Bell Labs are carrying the name and inheritance of the former one. Bell Labs are the birthplaces of Transistor, Radio Astronomy, Laser, UNIX operating system, The C, S, and C++ Programming […]

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Kjeragbolten Boulder

The Kjeragbolten boulder is a huge rock wedged more than 1000 meters up between two cliff faces. The boulder is situated in the Kjerag mountain, in Norway. Rumours say that the rock got stuck there sometime during the last ice age. Today, it’s one of the most popular places to get your picture taken. Even though the boulder hangs more than a kilometer above the water below, and there’s no hand rail or safety net, people walk (in some cases, crawl) out onto the rock for a photo shoot. Evidently the rock’s surface is flat enough that walking out onto […]

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Top 10 of the largest temples in the world

1. Angkor Wat. Or “City Temple” is the biggest temple complex in the world, located in Cambodia. It was built on a raised terrace above the rest of the city and consists of three concentric rectangles which together form a 65 meters central tower. The outer gallery has dimensions 187 x 215m. This is a Hindu temple dedicated to god Vishnu and was built 12th century by king Suryavarman II of the Khmer empire. 2. Karnak Temple Complex. Building of the complex began in the reign Sesostris I during the Middle Kingdom and continued into the Ptolemaic period.  It consists […]

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Palacio de Generalife, Alhambra

This is one of the most beautiful places built by human hand I’ve ever seen. The palace has been built at the beginning of 14th century, during the reign of emir (king) Muhammad III. The name comes from Muslim Jennat al Arif, “Garden of Arif” or “Garden of the Architect“. It was used by the emirs of the Nasrid dynasty, who ruled the Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus, currently located near the city of  Granada in Andalusia, Spain. A few years after the palace was built, Abu Walid Ismail (or Ismail I) redecorated it by his taste. Palacio de Generalife […]

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Titicaca and Its Artificial Reed Islands

Lake Titicaca is located in the Andes on the border between Peru and Bolivia, and is composed of two smaller pools – Lago Grande, a large pool with a maximum depth of 284 m and Lago Pequeno (also called Winaymarka) with a maximum depth of 40 m . The two pools are connected by Strait of Tiquina. There are five main sources that feed the lake (rivers of Ramis, Coata, Ilave, Huancane and Suachez), plus about 20 smaller streams and rivers. What is remarkable in the lake are the artificial reed islands of the Uros tribe, sailing on the water […]