Wawel Royal Castle

The Wawel Castle, located in central Kraków, Poland, was ordered to be built by King Casimir III the Great. It is comprised of a number of structures constructed around an Italian styled main courtyard. The castle is one of the…

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Great Mosque of Herat

The Jama Masjid, also known as the Great Mosque, is a mosque in the city of Herat that was the city’s first congregational mosque. It still serves as such today. It was built by Ghurids, the famous Sultan Ghayas-ud-Din Ghori,…

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Trongsa

Trongsa, previously Tongsa, is a town and capital of Trongsa District in central Bhutan. The name means “new village” in Dzongkha. Trongsa lies at the geographical center of Bhutan. The town of Trongsa has been developing since 1980’s, with many…

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Damphu, Tsirang District, Bhutan

Damphu is the administrative headquarters and capital of the Tsirang District, of Bhutan. It is located on the north/south highway running from Wangdue Phodrang to Sarpang and Gelephu on the border with India. The major historical site and tourist attraction…

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Zhemgang

Zhemgang is a town of about 2500 inhabitants located in Zhemgang District, Bhutan. Zhemgang is the capital city of the district and is located in Trong Gewog. Zhemgang is notable for being one of the last regions where ancient Bon…

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges is the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders, which is in the Flemish Region, in northwest of Belgium. Bruges is noted for its canals, cobbled streets and medieval buildings. Its port, Zeebrugge, is an important…

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Toompea Castle

Toompea Castle is a castle on Toompea hill, in the central part of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. The castle, an ancient stronghold site in use since at least the 9th century. Today Toompea Castle houses the Parliament of Estonia.…

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Butrint

Inhabited since prehistoric times, Butrint has been the site of a Greek colony, a Roman city and bishopric in Epirus. Following a period of prosperity under Byzantine rule, then a briefly by the Venetians, the city was abandoned in the…

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Goethe House, Weimar, Germany

The Goethes Wohnhaus, or Goethe House in English, is the main residence of the famous poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Other than while on one of his journeys, and apart from a lengthy stay in Italy, Goethe lived in the…

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Berati Castle

Berati Castle is a fortress overlooking the town of Berat, Albania. Even though considerably damaged, the castle fortress of Berat is a magnificent sight. Visitors and the people who live in the castle enter and exit from the Southern entrance.…

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