I'm a little perturbed that Bankgkok calls itself the City of Angels because I thought that name was reserved for my town of Los Angeles! They definitely win with the whole 12 million people thing. Definitely a must see.
This castle has literally seen it all beginning with the Romans and then on to the Kings and Royals and that whole search for the Crown of Scotlands incident (don't ask). The most visited site in Scotland.
Stretching over some 400 km2, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. One of 2 World Heritage Sites in Cambodia!
Known as the City of Temples, Angkor Wat is the largest Hindu temple complex in the world. Great place to get your stair workout. Try this one a few times and you will be praying in no time just to get back down!
Crown jewels. Long line to see them. If it looks short outside, don't be deceived, it winds around and around and around inside. So, we were inside and the line appeared to keep on going. Didn't want to stand in line all day, so we turned around and like fish, tried to "swim upstream." Woman workingCrown jewels. Long line to see them. If it looks short outside, don't be deceived, it winds around and around and around inside. So, we were inside and the line appeared to keep on going. Didn't want to stand in line all day, so we turned around and like fish, tried to "swim upstream." Woman working there stopped me, "Don't you want to see the jewels, ma'am?" I said, "Oh, I'm not feeling well and want to leave." She said, "Oh dear, just follow me." She led us to a HUGE door, opened it, and voila! We were in the crown jewels room.…see moresee less
Houses the St Vitus Cathedral which in turn houses what is my favourite stained glass window. Also houses the Chapel of St. Wenceslas and the burial places of many Bohemian kings and Holy Roman Emperors. Fantastic example of Gothic architecture.
Pisa is about an hours drive from Florence. The tower has lots of interesting history including... during World War II, the Allies discovered that the Germans were using the tower as an observation post.