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Try DJL on Koh Tao. www.davyjoneslocker.asia They were excelent. The equipment I used looked brand new and the instructor was really patient. Talking afterwards to friends who did thier PADI course elsewhere (and paid a lot more) I got the impression the training I got was much more detailed.
I have prayed at the Western Wall of The Temple Mount in Jerusalem. My ancestors have been priests there since about the 10th century BC.
This attraction hillside in Taiwan Alishan. Called the Two Yanping Mountain Trail. My family was living in the mountains corner 40 minutes travel.
It's probably not the oldest, and the attraction isn't open yet, but it is possibly the quirkiest: Photo by Richard Pope, CC-BY, from https://www.flickr.com/photos/memespring/311144302/in/photostream/ Mailrail was a narrow gauge, underground railway used for moving post and mail around London. It closed in 2003, however, at some time in the near future (...
It's above ground and it's not in regular service, but the good folks at Market Street Railway in San Francisco occasionally roll out streetcar No. 578, built in 1896. I rode it last September: http://imgur.com/gallery/zw3fP
The Great Pyramid of Giza initially had two functions, to serve as a tomb for the pharaoh, and to demonstrate his power and prestige. Today, it has two functions, to serve as a tourist attraction and to demonstrate the power and prestige of the pharaohs. It is a structure that has continuously fulfilled one of its functions since 2540 BC. As far as I know, ...
This is a building near Zvyozdnaya metro station in St. Petersburg: Exact GPS location: 59.833285, 30.349010. The letters on top say "Beer House", which is a local chain of pubs.
A lot depends on your definitions of "building", "use", and whether "use" is required to be continuous throughout history. A good candidate is the pantheon in Rome (AD 128). It was a place of pagan worship to start with, became a church when Rome became Christian, and has been in use as a church since then. Amphitheatres and pyramids don't really fit the "...
This question is hard to answer since you would have to define "in use" very precisely. Here are some wild guesses: Wikipedia has a list of the oldest buildings in the world. Prominently feature tombs/graves/similar and you could well argue they are still in use. That would go back as far as very roughly 4000 B.C. Stonehenge is believed to have been ...
The Theatre of Epidaurus (4th century BCE!) still has performances. It is not, however, an enclosed building.
The Etchmiadzin Cathedral was built in 301 AD. The original church was built in the early fourth century—between 301 and 303 according to tradition—by Armenia's patron saint Gregory the Illuminator, following the adoption of Christianity as a state religion by King Tiridates III. It replaced a preexisting temple, symbolizing the conversion from paganism ...
The location is here on google maps. The name is Il porticciolo di Nervi. A page with an alternate image can be seen on ilmeteo.it. The location is near to Genoa. How I found it. I came to the same conclusion as @mts that it was South facing. It looked like nobody was around with the sun fairly low and shadows cast from the East. There was also a green ...
Many heritage railways in the UK offer such a service - a quick search for "Steam Locomotive Driing Experience" brings up loads. There is also the Wolstyn experience www.thewolsztynexperience.org in Poland, which allows you to drive a steam locomotive in regular service.
Russian Railways have steam locomotive trips. Schedule and programme varies, I'm yet to try it myself. http://rzdtour.com/ Doesn't seem to have an English version.
There's one at the Golden nugget in Las Vegas: According to this list of waterslides, there is the Dolphin Plunge at Aquatica Sea World in Orlando, Florida. As well as the Atlantis in the Bahamas that @Johns-305 mentions: Aquatica San Antonio has one that goes through a stingray tank: Also one in Tenerife. Watch the video on youtube.
Atlantis in the Bahamas also has two similar attractions. Sorry, there are none that use open water since they need to control the entire experience.
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