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Posts Tagged ‘Great Wall of China’
 

 
The Jinshanling Great Wall of China stretches off into the distance.

Finding Peacefulness on the Great Wall of China

If I could only use one word to describe the Great Wall of China, what word would I choose? Maybe I’d pick something like majestic, beautiful, or awesome. After all, there is nothing else like the Great Wall of China. But...
by Jim Cheney
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Wonderland Amusement Park's unfinished castle lies amid cornfields and in front of towering mountains outside of Beijing, China.

My Favorite Posts of the Week: March 27, 2013

Every week on Tripologist, I like to share some of my favorite travel-related posts from around the web. This week, I’ve got five great posts that I really like. From Africa to Europe, from Asia to South America, find out...
by Jim Cheney
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A row of Terra Cotta Warriors in Xi'an, China.

The World’s Most Disappointing Tourist Attraction: Xian’s Terracotta Warriors

The Colosseum in Rome. Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Chichen Itza in Mexico. Some sites around the world were absolutely amazing to see in person no matter how many times I’d seen pictures of them or how much I’d built th...
by Jim Cheney
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Tourists Crowd the entrance to the Forbidden City in Beijing, China.

Is UNESCO Ruining Our World Heritage?

The Temples of Angkor just outside of Siem Reap, Cambodia, are some of the most imposing temples in the world. Standing against a jungle backdrop, the movie-set perfection of the temples brings to life old world mysticism. For ...
by Jim Cheney
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Wonderland Amusement Park's unfinished castle lies amid cornfields and in front of towering mountains outside of Beijing, China.

Wonderland: Beijing’s Abandoned Amusement Park

(Update 5/21/13: Rumor has it that Wonderland has been torn down. It may be worth verifying before you go. If you have any definitive information, please let me know.) When travelers come to Beijing, they generally find their w...
by Jim Cheney
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Nashville's full-size replica of the Parthenon is one of the oddest attractions in all of the USA.

Copy Cat: 5 Copies of Famous Monuments

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, than many of the world’s most iconic man-made structures must be blushing. After all, whether it be an effort to attract tourists or a desire to show admiration for the orig...
by Jim Cheney
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