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  • Gwandong Palgyeong are eight landscapes that have been famous for their beauty since the Joseon Dynasty.
  • The Phoenix Islands Protected Area is the world's largest Marine Protected Area and its coral reefs (pictured) and bird populations are virtually untouched by man.
  • There is a wide variety of rocks in Kos which is related to its geographical formation.

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  • Santa Catarina Island (pictured), part of the city of Florianopolis, is known as "Ilha da Magia" or Magic Island, probably because of its incredible natural beauty.
  • Near Nouadhibou, you can explore the ruins of an old French coastal gun emplacement, designed in its day to protect the French colony from the Spanish border a few kilometres away.
  • Nusa Penida, one of the Southeastern Islands, is best known as a world-class diving destination, where the rich waters around the islands support no less than 247 species of coral.
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  • The Soo Locks (pictured) for ships travelling by Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan form the largest system of locks in the world.
  • The Brazilian restaurant chain Fogo de Chão, though started in Rio Grande do Sul, now has more locations in the United States than in Brazil and none at all in its state of origin.
  • Sarajevo's tram network opened in the mid-1870s and was the first in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
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  • Tel Aviv is known as the White City with the world's largest collection of Bauhaus architecture (Bauhaus museum pictured).
  • Twice weekly, a black-and-white fiction movie from 1924, filmed in the jungle of northern Laos, is screened in the Champasak Shadow Puppets Theater.
  • Manitoulin Island is the largest fresh water island in the world, and there you can also find the world's largest island in a lake on an island in a lake.
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  • The equator lies immediately south of São Tomé Island, passing through (marker pictured) an islet named Ilhéu das Rolas.
  • The locals in Bolinas, California, are notorious for removing road signs pointing the way into town.
  • When making up your travel budget, travel insurance is the wrong thing to save on; in emergencies it will get much more expensive.
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  • A golden angel high upon a tower (pictured) is visible from the back of St. Finbarr's Cathedral in Cork.
  • St. Louis, Missouri is named after King Louis IX of France.
  • A visit to a hamam (Turkish bath) is an essential part of any trip to Istanbul.
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  • Mount Fuji's almost perfectly symmetrical volcanic cone (pictured) has made it a near-mythical national symbol immortalised in countless works of art.
  • Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota, Florida is consistently ranked among the most beautiful beaches on Earth.
  • The Bridge of the Immortals is a spectacular, narrow, and railing-free rock bridge over a deep chasm in Wulingyuan, China.
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  • Its portentous title of oyster capital of France belies the fact that Bouzigues (pictured) is for most of the day a small, sleepy community.
  • The world's largest Cornish festival takes place not in the motherland, but on South Australia's Yorke Peninsula.
  • Cooperstown, New York, the alleged birthplace of baseball, hosts the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
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  • The Arecibo Observatory (pictured) in Puerto Rico is home to the largest radio telescope on planet Earth and possibly the universe.
  • Originally just a cluster of villages, Darjeeling was established as the de-facto summer capital of India during the days of the British Raj.
  • The Capela dos Ossos is a chapel in Faro, Portugal made almost entirely out of the bones of local monks.
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  • Helsinki is one of few large cities in Europe with a good chance for snow on Christmas (pictured).
  • The history of Erlangen was shaped by the Huguenot refugees from France.
  • Mormons make up a majority of the population of Utah, and their beliefs and practices are one of the strongest influences on public policy in the state.
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  • The Yungang Grottoes (pictured) in Datong are filled with 51,000 Buddhist statues, ranging in size from a few centimeters to 17 meters.
  • In some parts of Britain and Ireland, a Celtic language is preferred over English for local communication.
  • Southern California is famous not just for the movie industry around Los Angeles, but also for its sheer amount of freeways and highways.
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  • Although Persepolis was set on fire and destroyed by Alexander the Great, its still impressive ruins (pictured) permit a fairly complete reconstruction of its original appearance.
  • Saugatuck and Douglas, Michigan, offer a peculiar mixture of traditional small-town Midwestern values and progressive alternative-lifestyle tolerance.
  • The little town of Nueva Helvecia, Uruguay, looks a bit like Switzerland transplanted to South America, complete with Central European crests adorning the houses.
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  • Not many overnight bus services are actually designed for sleeping passengers, but a few actually have bunks on board (pictured)!
  • Mississippi is the home of the blues, and live blues music is still fairly easy to find in the Delta and in Jackson.
  • Turpan, China gets so hot that its people have developed an irrigation system composed of wells connected by underground channels.
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  • Built immediately after the saint's death in the 1200s, Saint Anthony's Cathedral (pictured) in Padua houses his tomb and notable relics.
  • The world's first passenger railway was in Swansea, Wales. It began service in 1804 and ran five miles from the centre of Swansea to the suburb of Mumbles, using horse-drawn vehicles.
  • Through the transatlantic slave trade, the Igbo language (spoken mainly in Nigeria) has influenced many creole languages in the Americas.
  • Residents of Michigan use their hands as a map of the state (pictured) that they carry with them at all times.
  • Vrindavan stands on the original forest of Vrindavana where the Hindu deity Krishna is said to have spent his childhood.
  • Los Angeles may br commonly known as the city of the freeway, but LA Metro has built over 100 miles of urban rail since 1990
  • Hamburg is the only major German city without a tram network of any kind
  • Wuppertal is the result of the fusion of Barmen and Elberfeld, the former the birthplace of Friedrich Engels

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  • There are only two cities in North America situated on an isthmus, Madison and Seattle.
    Isn't Panama City (and every other city in Panama) situated on a large isthmus? I think this entry would need to be adjusted to be accurate. —Granger (talk · contribs) 23:15, 30 June 2017 (UTC)
    Also Rivas and San Juan del Sur Hobbitschuster (talk) 23:31, 30 June 2017 (UTC)
    I only copied what it says at Madison, "One of only two cities in North America situated on an isthmus (the other is Seattle)...", then changed it slightly to read well.  Seagull123  Φ  14:02, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
    Yeah, I think we should look up what the statement would have to look like to be accurate. Hobbitschuster (talk) 14:05, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
    IMO this is an unfixable fact. But if it's important to always have something here in the On hold section, I guess this one serves the purpose perfectly. ϒpsilon (talk) 17:13, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

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