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Kruševo

thumbnail left Traditional architecture in Kruševo in winter (File:House in Kruševo in winter.jpg) The name of the town in other languages is: * History thumb left An old photograph of Kruševo (File:Krushevo-view.jpg) thumb Old Postcard of Kruševo (File:krusevopostcard.jpg) Medieval Part of the Byzantine Empire

Ilinden-Uprising. Today the main celebrations of the National holiday on the 2nd of August are held here. Kruševo is the centre of the Vlach minority in Macedonia. Hidden up in the mountains between the woods, Kruševo has managed to preserve a genuine appeal. The town has the same layout as a century ago and around 80 traditional houses are preserved, so it is a good place to admire and learn about traditional architecture. Unfortunately, being so small and isolated the town has had problems


Downtown Calgary

population in Alberta. thumb 200px left Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre (Image:ChineseCulturalCentre.JPG) The district is located along Centre Street in the northeast area of Downtown Calgary immediately north of the Downtown East Village. Calgary's Chinese Cultural Centre (Chinese Cultural Centre, Calgary) with its traditional architecture and decor (styled after the Temple of Heaven in Beijing


Tozeur

quarter medina (old city) of Tozeur, one can find traditional architecture, fashion and workmanship. Like elsewhere in Tunisia, the local population is generally very hospitable towards tourists, and there are also many tourist facilities. From Tozeur one can make trips on a camel, explore the Sahara Desert (Sahara) and get to know the Chott el-Djerid, where one can see Fata Morgana mirages (Fata Morgana (mirage)). Architecture Tozeur, in common with the surrounding Jerid region, is noted for its yellow brownish brickwork as well as its fascinating patterns in simple and rich geometric designs form the façades of most buildings in the old city and the new tourist zone. File:Tozeur_Local_in_the_Medina.jpg A local in traditional Berber (Berber people) clothing in the Medina File:Inside the old medina, Tozeur.jpg The unique brickwork of the old streets in the medina quarter File:More_brickwork_Tozeur_Medina.jpg Another example of brick artistry in Tozeur's old city The old town of Ouled El Hwadef is an exquisite example of the local brickwork. Mandated by the local government, the narrow streets, walls and facades were decorated with bricks, resulting in one of the most distinct and beautiful architectural styles of Tunisia. This work took more than 10 years to complete and the result is a must-see. Weather Although the weather is pleasant most of the year, the summer months can be extreme. Temperature can reach 45° outside. The average yearly weather is : class "wikitable" - ! Month ! Avg. High ! Avg. Low ! Avg. Precip. - January 58.5 °F 15 °C 39.4 °F 4 °C 0.90in 21 mm - February 62.6 °F 17 °C 41.7 °F 5.5 °C 0.70in 15 mm - March 67.5 °F 20 °C 45.9 °F 8 °C 0.90in 21 mm - April 74.5 °F 24 °C 51.3 °F 11 °C 0.50in 13 mm - May 83.7 °F 29 °C 58.6 °F 15 °C 0.50in 13 mm - June 92.7 °F 34 °C 65.7 °F 19 °C 0.40in 10 mm - July 98.2 °F 37 °C 70.3 °F 21 °C 0.00in 0 mm - August 97.2 °F 36 °C 70.7 °F 21.5 °C 0.30in 10 mm - September 88.9 °F 32 °C 65.8 °F 19 °C 0.90in 21 mm - October 78.3 °F 26 °C 57.2 °F 14 °C 0.80in 20 mm - November 67.6 °F 20 °C 47.1 °F 8.5 °C 0.70in 16 mm - December 59.7 °F 15 °C 40.5 °F 5 °C 1.10in 29 mm The best time to visit the region would be in the fall or the winter, where hotels are not full and the city is the middle of its palm dates harvest. In fact the international festival of oases takes place during this time of the year (Nov Dec.). Climate Dmoz:Regional Africa Tunisia Localities Tozeur wikipedia:Tozeur


Ghadames

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Struga

Miladinovci House alt Куќата на браќата Миладиновци url email address lat 41.178314 long 20.677172 directions on Braka Miladinovci and Niko Nestor Streets right from the bazaar phone hours price content interesting examples of traditional architecture. in which the brothers were born and lived and today it serves as a museum dedicated to them. *


Paro, Bhutan

constructed by penlop Tshering Penjor. Architecture thumb left 200px A house in Paro (Image:Bhutanese house, Paro.jpg) thumb right 230px Taktshang (Image:Takstan-monastery.jpg) thumb left 180px Monks at Paro Dzong (Image:More monks at Paro Tsechu.jpg) Along the main street there is a complex of traditional architecture with richly decorated buildings housing small shops, institutions and restaurants.


Pogradec

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Kazanlak

to this day a strong rose scent can still be smelled around it. Koulata Ethnographic Complex The charming cobbled Mirska Street is located in the oldest part of the city – Koulata District, which is near the world-famous Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak. This is where traditional architecture from the period of the Bulgarian National Revival (18th–19th centuries) can be found. The traditional buildings there constitute Koulata Ethnographic Complex, restored and open to visitors since 1976. They “take us back” to the unique, diverse material culture of Bulgarians from the Kazanlak region of the past. Before stepping through the big gate, one can hear the clanking of the coppersmiths’ hammers in the distance. Their “song” tells the storey of the typical local coppersmiths’ craft. Just opposite are the violin-makers, and right next door is the goldsmith’s. The country house nestles among bushes and trees. It is one-storied, asymmetrical, and in architectural terms has the characteristic of the Balkan velley houses from the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century. The life-style of the late 19th and early 20th century inhabitants of the region is shown in the restored houses from the time of the Bulgarian Renaissance. The artefacts displayed here are kept at Ethnography department. Kazanlak was a famous craftsmen town in the near past. Today you are given the opportunity to feel the atmosphere of the past, to feast your eyes on the Bulgarian Renaissance architecture, to watch activities done by hand as it was long, long ago and to try some of the rose industry products — rose jam, liqueur, and of course gyulovitsa (rose brandy). Buzludzha National Park Buzludzha National Park rises east of the Shipka pass. It is a very important part of Bulgarian history — here, on July 30, 1868, Hadzhi Dimitar fell in battle. He was at the head of a small group of rebels fighting the numerous Turkish enemy. In 1961 a monument was built here to commemorate this act of heroism. The impressive marble figure of Hadji Dimiter is outlined against the green background of the pine-trees. Near it, under the venerable beeches, a stone bas relief commemorates another event in Bulgarian history — founding of the Bulgarian Socialist Party on August 2, 1891, after a clandestine congress. Buzludzha with its numerous chalets, rest homes and hotels offers excellent opportunities for the lovers of winter sports and tourism. The Buzovgrad megalith right thumb The Buzovgrad megalith (File:Buzovgrad Megalith.jpg) The Buzovdrad megalithic formation is located in the foot of the Sredna Gora mountains near the village of Buzovgrad, 5 km south of Kazanlak. The site was described as a thracian sanctuary by the renowned thracologist Alexander Fol. According to his estimations the Buzovgrad megalith was used as a rock sanctuary around 1800 - 1600 BCE. According to thracian religious beliefs, sunrise is a symbol of birth and creation, and sunset reflects death and the world of the dead. In that context, people believed that the sanctuary represented “a door leading to another world”. It is thought to have been used for religious rituals and for the funerals of Thracian aristocrats and priests. Alexander Fol himself described the sight as the Solar gate or the Gate of the Mother Goddess. Shipka National Park Shipka National Park is founded on the same area where the bloody battles of the Russian-Turkish Liberation War occurred during the 1870s. It represents a complex of memorial tablets, monuments, trenches, and bunkers reminiscent of the battle. On the top of the mount at Shipka rises the "Freedom Monument". It was paid for by voluntary donations of the Bulgarian people and built after the design of Atanas Donkov, an architect and Alexander Andreev, a sculptor. The monument was opened officially in 1934. The located on the monument's levels expositions relate the story of Russian soldiers' and Bulgarian volunteers' heroism during the five-month defence of the pass. From the last ground there is a panorama of the restored details of the battle field, monuments and common graves reminiscent of the self-sacrifice of the Russian and Bulgarian heroes. The locality offers excellent conditions for relaxation and tourism. Several shops, cafes with well stocked wet-bar, camping, a comfortable hotel-restaurant and a petrol station are available for the visitors. The national Shipka-Buzludza park-museum includes Shipka Memorial Church (or Church of the Nativity) near the town of Shipka, Shipka National Park, Freedom Monument near the village of Sheinovo and Buzludza National Park. The Shipka Memorial Church right thumb The Russian-style Shipka (town) Shipka Memorial Church (File:ShipkaMemorialChurch 0774.jpg). The Shipka Memorial Church is located only WikiPedia:Kazanlak Dmoz:Regional Europe Bulgaria Provinces Stara_Zagora Localities Kazanlak Commons:Category:Kazanlak


Bukittinggi

. phone +62-821-7115-7023 tollfree fax hours 8PM-7PM price 1€ content A unique river side restaurant at the bottom of the green Sianok Canyon with beautiful scenery and delicious Indonesian, Thai, Chinese, Indian and Western food and drinks. The traditional architecture of the restaurant, surrounded by terraced rice fields and the crystal-clear river crossing beside a beautiful garden. Drink Sikotang or Sarobat Sikotang or Sarobat is one of the most famous drinks in Minangkabau. The beverage is made from red ginger (''Zingiber'' sp) and spices such as cinnamon bark (''Cinnamomum'' sp), nutmeg "pala" (''Myristica fragrans''), etc. Sikotang is usually mixed with egg, bread, green beans (kacang padi kacang ijo), and cane or palm sugar. Such a hot drink is useful for keeping your body warm during a cold highland night like in Padang Panjang, Batusangkar and Bukittinggi. Price Rp 5,000-15,000. Daun Kawa (Coffee leaves) Daun kawa is made from roasted dry leaves of the coffee tree. The dried leaves are boiled in hot water and put into sections of bamboo and drunk from a "cawan tampuruang" (coconut shell). It can be found in Bukittinggi, Payakumbuh and Batusangkar. Please ask anyone, especially people over age 40. They will show you where a good place is to taste Daun Kawa! Price Rp 5,000-15,000 in 2009 Jus Pinang (Pinang Juice) Juice of Pinang (betel nut, the Areca catechu seed) is a bitter tasting drink available in Padang, Bukittingi, and other areas that is believed to have an effect on sexual stamina. Pinang has a biological effect as a stimulant like tobacco, coffee, and tea. Its chemical contents are arecolin, arecain, tannin, and flavonoids. Just try it and feel the difference! For beginners, don't drink more than one pinang seed. Price Rp 5,000-15,000 in 2009 Teh Talua (egg tea) This is a special Minangkabau drink made from egg mixed with hot tea and lemon. Please taste it. You will never forget the experience! Price Rp 5,000-15,000 in 2009 Fruit Juices There are a variety of fruit juices ranging from Alpokat (avocado juice), Sirsak (soursop), Jeruk (orange), wortel (carrot) etc. The list is endless. Prices range from Rp 4,000-10,000. Kopi Luwak ("Civet Cat" Coffee) Enjoy one of world's most prestigious coffees, Kopi Luwak, in Batang Palupuah Kampong, Bukittinggi. The coffee is made from coffee beans that have passed through a civet cat before roasting. Alcoholic Drinks The Minangkabau also have traditional alcoholic beverages such as tuak. Tuak is made from fermented nira, a liquid collected by cutting the fruit branch of aren or enau tree (''Arenga pinnata''). However, it is quite difficult to find in Bukittinggi now because alcoholic beverages are haram - forbidden - for Muslims). Sleep The top hotels in the city are the '''The Hills Bukittinggi''' (formerly the '''Novotel Coralia''') and '''Pusako Hotel'''. Although The Hills Bukittinggi is comfortable place to stay especially for tourists from the West, the cost is at least Rp 800,000 for a night; in comparison there are many small hotels around Fort de Kock that are around Rp 120,000 that are quite nice. Small budget hotels are easy to find. Many locals offer accommodation which are like family-owned hotels that provide a "feel at home" atmosphere. The prices span from Rp 40,000 - Rp 200,000 per room without air-conditioning. Breakfast is included. There are no lifts in these small hotels, so be prepared if your room is on the upper floors. Room cleaning is not provided everyday in some cases, so don't hesitate to ask the hotel manager if you want a daily cleaning service. * WikiPedia:Bukittinggi Commons:Category:Bukittinggi


Province of Saxony

1900-1917, were extremely popular and established him as a major tastemaker for the German middle class. By the First World War, he had become a major proponent of traditional architecture, an originator of the "Circa 1800" movement, and an important voice in both the Deutsche Werkbund and the nationalist German architecture and landscape preservation movement. A well-known example of his architecture from this time is the Cecilienhof Palace in Potsdam, built for crown prince


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