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China Beijing Tour Guide: Carved-marble Imperial Ramp

The carved-marble imperial ramp. The ramp consists of a 16. 57 meter-long, 3. 7 meter-wide and 1. 7 meter-thick stone weighting more than 200 tons.

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Main Gate and North Gate to Forbidden City: Wumen and Shenwumen

Wumen (Meridian Gate), the main and south gate to the Forbidden City. On the red platform is a spectacle nine-bay gate-tower.
Shenwumen (Gate of Divine Might), the north gate to the palace. During the Qing Dynasty, the court often chose beautiful maids and the chosen girls would pass this gate when they were sent to the palace.

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Gate of Heavenly Peace, Tian’anmen Square Travel Guide

Situated on the heart of Beijing, Tiananmen (Gate of Heavenly Peace) was initially erected in 1417, known as Chengtianmen (Gate of Receiving Orders from Heaven). It was rebuilt and given its present name. The gate itself consists of a grand platform surmounted by a wooden nine-bay gate-tower and five vaulted gateways below the gate-tower.

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Cheap Travel Deals Advices: Madrid and Barcelona 6 Nights with Airfare Costs $796

This spring, divide a week between two charismatic Spanish cities. Here we recommend a budget travel to Madrid and Barcelona from any city in America at the time March 1–30, 2010. The deal includes round-trip airfare, three nights in Madrid Hotel Praga and three nights in Sunotel Aston, Barcelona.

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Get Urban Height-Seeing on North American Cities’ Aerial Tram

Tramways (also known as trams) in such as Portland, OR, New York City, Palm Springs, CA, and Vancouver, British Columbia, provide families with the opportunity to go sightseeing from above. Here are some of the best.

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Must-do Outdoor Activities in Costa Rica, Adventure Traveler’s Mecca

Discover Costa Rica’s best eco-adventures, Costa Rica should be primed on the radars of every eco-savvy traveler hoping their next trip will include days spent soaring through treetops á la Tarzan and nights spent ogling rare rainforest species.

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Travel to Sahara Desert: Desert Adventures Within Intrepid Travelers’ Reach

From the Red Sea to the fringes of the Mediterranean coast, the Sahara spills across more than 3 million square miles in North Africa — an area that is vaster than Australia. Like pyramids of exotic spices stacked across the horizon, subject to sculpting by the whimsy of the wind, the cumin- and cinnamon-colored sands of the Sahara have long lured intrepid travelers.

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Arts and Culture Trip Ideas: Explore Gypsy Life in Granada, Spain

Traditionally Granada, Spain’s Gypsy Quarter, the Sacromonte, rises above the Albaicín. It’s a tight-knit community with its own traditions and art forms. Today, visitors can stay in these very caves in what must be the most unusual accommodations in Granada — and perhaps all of Andalusia.

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Suite Deals Advices for Travelers: Luxurious Vacation Can be Within Reach

Some travelers prefer to buy a suite that has a pull-out sofa bed in the parlor, rather than getting 2 rooms. Most European hotels charge per room. As a result, a giant suite with multiple bedrooms and butler service can actually be within the means of a group of travelers who split the bill.

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Beach Vacations: World’s Best Beaches with Unique Sex Appeal

We circled the globe to find the world’s best stretches of sand. These sun-drenched locales offer dramatic landscape, romantic appeal, world-class sports action and, for some, a great place to party. They all have one thing in common — their unique sex appeal. So grab a towel and your sense of adventure as we list the 21 sexiest beaches.

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