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There are no such temples in Saudi Arabia - source: 26+ years of living there. There are way more Christians in Saudi Arabia than Buddhists - but there are no churches in Saudi Arabia either. It is enshrined in the law - which states that all people are free to practice their religion in private only. Public houses of worship for other religions are not ...


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WikiTravel doesn't have an article on the Gates of Hell, but WikiVoyage does. There's at least four tour companies listed. Two international and two local. You apparently can drive there but it requires a 4x4 and you'll be driving across the sand rather than on a road. They suggest that you won't be able to get there in a rental car but don't give any ...


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I had a quick look at the van Gogh Museum website, found a link to the restaurant and it says The café is open daily during museum opening hours and can only be accessed via the museum From that I read that you can only visit the restaurant as a ticket holding visitor. I have not opened the floor plan pdf, you will find a link to it on this page, but ...


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The artist states that he installs and tests most of his works prior to putting them up for sale. If you're that big of a fan, I would suggest emailing him to see if he would be open to you visiting to see any current projects he has installed. He might not want to do give you a full tour of his studio, but he might be OK with you swinging by to check out ...


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There is no SanXingDui art museum in Chengdu, you have to go to GuangHan. The "museum" displayed by google maps is a store. Source: I asked friends. They confirm that the place in the streetview below at the location reported by google is a store and that the real museum is the one out of town in GuangHan. Details: Google does report a SanXingDui art ...


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There were apparently three main parts, each under a local mountain: Zouzan ("Section I") This is the area that is most accessible to the public, with the entrance near the museum as described in the blog post linked in comments. On this map it is marked A. On the city website (in Japanese) it says hours for the tunnels are 9am to 3pm (some sites says 4pm)...


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Yes you should be fine to go but know your limits. A quick Google Image search for "Great Wall Jiankou" will give you a good idea where you will find images like this and others of people climbing fallen sections of the wall there. The Lonely Planet is rather brief: "40-minute walk uphill from the drop off ... to a fork in the path among the trees that ...


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Disclaimer: This isnt specifically in Kyoto. It's about 1h by train/car from Kyoto Station. The Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum could be what you're looking for. It's located in Kobe, near Osaka. The museum features LOTS of information and displays on how woodworking and carpentry evolved from prehistoric Japan all the way to modern days. The building is ...


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My vague memory of the layout is that the cafe is inside the ticketed area. The floor plan seems to indicate that this is the case as well, but I'm not absolutely certain.


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Okay, so I've gone through several Wikipedia pages for southern California... McDonald's Museum (also Juan Pollo) in San Bernardino Fender Museum of Music and the Arts in Corona (I assume there are some Fender instruments) Wells Fargo History Museum (Los Angeles and another one in San Diego) Lawrence Welk Museum in Escondido Related, if you like cars: ...


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I wasn't intending to answer my own question, but as ever I hit on the right Google keywords just after posting and found one place: Photo by Adam.J.W.C., courtesy Wikimedia Commons. Macquarie Lighthouse, in Vaucluse at the eastern edge of Sydney, is Australia's oldest lighthouse and still operating to this day. Once every two months, on Sundays between ...


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The closest thing I can find to what you want in the UK is the Atlantis Submarine Voyage at Legoland Windsor. Here you travel in a vehicle with a view underwater. However, it may disapoint you as: It is in a tank, not the sea; part of the vehicle always remains above water; the vehicle is propelled along by the track, it is not self-locomoting. Equally, if ...


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You will need to do quite a bit of clicking and reading on HoweArt.net but you can find some pieces outside Orca Island like: OCTO 3 - Installed at City Walk Mall on Al Safa St., Dubai Quite a few others have been sold but currently not indicating where they have been installed.


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La Sagrada Familia can only light up (normal lights, not the lights used for special events) from Thursday to Saturday between 20:00 and 00:00 due a decree for light pollution made by the Generalitat. I live 10 min walking from the Sagrada familia, and I can say that even if you go any day (even any from Sunday to Wednesday) at night you will be able to see ...


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If the weather is nice, skip going into the buildings. Spend the time walking near the Seine starting at Notre Dame. Eat lunch at a sidewalk cafe. Sit in a park. You will get more of a feel for Paris, and see more architecture, doing that in a leisurely, relaxed fashion than dashing to museums.


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Here's what I'm aware of: Sightsmap (which I think comes closest to what you are looking for) Heatmaps of Flickr photos and Twitter tweets Flickr heat maps Flickr heat maps distinguishing between locals and tourists The above two sets of images available as a browsable global heat map Flyover Country shows you what's beneath you on your flight A KML file ...


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Prague 1 has both the biggest concentration of bars, clubs and old pubs, and the biggest concentration of sights. Check out the Foursquare map for the top-rated sights: And the top-rated night venues: Therefore you should stay in Prague 1. I can recommend staying near the intersection of Vodickova street and Wencelas square, as that's the nexus of ...


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Yes, you can arrive earlier at Liberty Island - that 1:00PM time is for Pedestal access, not island access. I'd definitely recommend having a wander round the island - the gardens are nice, and the views are well worth it if the weather is good. And yes, not only can you take a packed lunch, I'd recommend it. The security is like airport security, but not ...


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If you have a so long connection, yes I suggest you to get around Casablanca ,you can visit : The Royal Palace The Old Medina The Habous Zone Mohammed V Square The exterior of Hassan II Mosque The Cathedral of Sacre Coeur You can spend about 8 hours to visit it , afterwards I suggest you to have a traditional meal in one of the many coffe or ...


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Sultanpur National Park is 15km west of Gurgaon and is great for bird watching in the winter because of the large number of migratory birds which come here. Asola Bhatti Wild Life Sanctuary is 20km east of Gurgaon. It is very large and offers a wide variety of wildlife, captured monkeys from Delhi, nature trails, former mines being reclaimed, and a ...


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Just my opinion, based on http://wikitravel.org/en/Casablanca (tip of the hat to Grzenio) and http://www.sleepinginairports.net/africa/casablanca-airport.htm: You arrive from an inter-continental flight and will be tired and jet-lagged at least for some time of a 20h layover. I recommend you get some sleep for at least some time of your layover, either at ...


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On a more serious note, if you do come the way described there are some intereting points along the way. Wellington has plenty of older historic buildings if that's up your alley, but just outside there are the Wellington Caves and Phosphorus Mine. Definitely worth a visit if you've got the time, both cave and mine tours are quite good. About five minutes ...


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This is not meant to be a definitive answer, just a collection of random points of potential interest going north to south. Also, on local advice, it's better to take the A39 (Newell Highway) down to Parkes since this is a better road (it's the shortest route between Brisbane and Melbourne), then cross over via Eugowra to Cowra and join the Lachlan Valley ...


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Since you've scoped your question to within "a few hours up or down the coast", there are several options. I'll limit myself to a 3-4 hours drive from Sydney CBD. You already found the Macquarie Lighthouse, so I'll skip that one. Barrenjoey Lighthouse Situated just over an hour north of Sydney, in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park (note: park entry fees ...


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I've done this drive in reverse a few times with toddlers, and the best option in my opinion: tollway service plazas ("Tollway Oasis" in Chicago lingo). On the Ohio turnpike, there are a number of them; about one every forty miles or so. Indiana has a similar set as well, though not as frequent. These have gas, food, toilet, but more importantly have a ...


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What mkennedy said in his comment is right. This google search shows you how busy they think it will be over the course of the day. Looks like trough the week it's pretty even. I hope it is the aquarium you are looking for.


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The accepted answer is not working anymore as the city night line trains are taken out of the timetables. So now your best bet will be to travel fast by day and/or travel by ferry at night. Seat 61 suggests that you might use the Harwich to Hook of Holland ferry overnight, taking a day train to Hamburg, take a train the next day via Copenhagen to Stockholm ...


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As far as I see it, it won't hurt any Japanese citizen's feelings if you visit the Hiroshima & Nagasaki memorials. It rather depicts some sign of empathy towards the victims (unless you end up doing some random foolish act at a place of such deep meaning for the natives). First off, you as an individual, are not accountable for a decision made by your ...


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To the best of the information available it should. The Statue Cruises does accept New York Pass as a ticket option as it is listed on their site. And if you click on Book Now it will give you an option to reserve seating on either the Battery Park Ferry or on the Liberty Park Ferry. You can also see the same mentioned in their FAQ which allows you to ...



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