Skanderbeg Square

The Skanderbeg Square is the main plaza in the centre of Tirana, Albania. The square is named after the Albanian national hero, Gjergj Kastrioti Skënderbeu. The Skanderbeg Monument dominates the square. In 1917, the Austrians built a public square, where…

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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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Gasa Dzong

Gasa Dzong or Gasa Tashi Tongmön Dzong, near Gasa is the administrative center of Gasa Dzongkhag District in the northwestern region of Bhutan, which consists of Goen Khartoed in the upper region and Goen Kharmed in the lower region. The…

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Gangkhar Puensum

Gangkhar Puensum, also spelled་ Kangkar Punsum, Gangkar Punsum or Gankar Punzum, is the highest mountain in Bhutan. Its name means White Peak of the Three Spiritual Brothers. Gangkhar Puensum is a strong candidate for the highest unclimbed mountain in the…

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Mount Jomolhari

Mount Jomolhari, sometimes known as “the bride of Kangchenjunga”, is a popular trek with tourists visiting Bhutan. It is a mountain in the Himalayas that straddles the border between Yadong County of Tibet, China and the Thimphu district of Bhutan.…

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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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Wangdue Phodrang

Wangdue Phodrang is the administrative capital of Wangdue Phodrang District in central Bhutan. The town has a population of about 7500 people and is located in Thedtsho Gewog. The town shares its name with the dzong that dominates the district,…

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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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