Angkor Wat, located in northwest Cambodia, is the largest religious structure in the world by land area, measuring 162.6 hectares. At the centre of the temple stands a quincunx of four towers surrounding a central spire that rises to a height of 65 m above the ground.
The cause of the Angkor empire’s demise in the early 15th century long remained a mystery. But researchers have now shown that intense monsoon rains that followed a prolonged drought in the region caused widespread damage to the city’s infrastructure, leading to its collapse.
Overlooking Camp de Mar, Villa Anguli is constructed on a unique, south-facing elevated plot of just over 1,000 square metres that is built into the rock on three levels that total 399 sqm of constructed area.
Camp de Mar is a small resort village in the municipality of Andratx on the Spanish Balearic Island of Mallorca. The resort is 20 miles west of the island main airport of Son Sant Joan Airport. The resort’s beach has been awarded a blue flag.
Discover the beauty of Germany’s old towns! Whether they’re in the half-timbered, Brick Gothic, or Renaissance style, many old towns in Germany are a feast for the eyes. Learn about Germany’s oldest preserved bridge in Regensburg, take a stroll through the picturesque alleys of Goslar, Erfurt, and Stralsund, and find out how Görlitz got the nickname ‘Görliwood’. Join us for part two of our journeys through ‘old’ Germany!
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Dozens of research stations, some year-round and others seasonal, operate in Antarctica under the guidance of around 30 individual countries. These stations include Esperanza, McMurdo, Cámara, Neumayer II and III, and Orcadas, to name only a few. Altogether they staff anywhere from 1,000 to 4,000 people during winter and summer, respectively.
The countries that run the stations are all signatories of the Antarctic Treaty, which provides a regulatory framework for their activities on the continent.
The weekend’s top discussion topics with Georgina Godwin: Charles Hecker with the newspapers, Monocle editor in chief Andrew Tuck’s column and a report on the resurrection of one of Europe’s grandest rail routes.
The power of the volcanic island of Santorini creates an energy that overwhelms the senses. Exquisite luxury, amazing food and wine and the unforgettable Santorini sunset are just the start of what this legendary Greek island in the Cyclades offers visitors.
Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. It was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC, forever shaping its rugged landscape. The whitewashed, cubiform houses of its 2 principal towns, Fira and Oia, cling to cliffs above an underwater caldera (crater). They overlook the sea, small islands to the west and beaches made up of black, red and white lava pebbles.
Lazise is a comune in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 120 kilometres west of Venice and about 20 kilometres northwest of Verona. It is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Garda. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 6,213 and an area of 65.0 square kilometres.
Lake Garda, in northern Italy, is known for its crystal clear water. At the south end, the town of Sirmione is dominated by the Rocca Scaligera, a fortress with harbor views. The nearby Grotte di Catullo archaeological site includes a Roman villa. On the lake’s western shore, in Gardone Riviera, is Il Vittoriale degli Italiani, former home of poet d’Annunzio. The Dolomites frame Riva del Garda, a resort in the north.