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Pakhlavan Mahmud Mausoleum is the holiest site in Khiva and it belongs to the highlights of any city tour. It is named after Pakhlavan Mahmud (1247-1325), a local craftsman making fur hats who was also a talented poet and a  famous wrestler. The local hero was entombed here, at the former place of his workshop but it soon  became a pilgrimage site and several khans decided to be buried here as well. They turned the small mausoleum into a spectacular emerald-green domed shrine.

Published in Khiva

Built between 1906 and 1912 by khan Muhammad Rahim Bahadur II for his son, Isfandiyar this palace is an eclectic mix of Central Asian and European styles. It is located outside Itchan Kala in Dishon Kala about 10 minutes by foot from Hotel Sobir Arkanchi.

Published in Khiva

King Hussein Mosque, better known as Al-Husseini Mosque is considered to be Amman's grand mosque.  Built by King Abdullah I in 1924, soon after the establishment of Jordan, and restored in 1987, this mosque is exactly in the heart of Downtown of Amman.

Published in Amman

Abu Darwish (or Darweesh) mosque was built at the top of Jebel Al-Ashrafiyeh in 1961. Commissioned by King Hussein and Mustafa Jakazi, this is an unmistakable building with its alternating layers of black and white stone. It can be a perfect sunset spot and offers stunning views of the city.

Published in Amman

Built in 1989 during the reign of King Houssein, this mosque is dedicated to his grandfather, King Abdullah I, the first monarch of Jordan. This is the only mosque in Amman that openly welcomes all non-Muslim visitors (except for prayer times).

Published in Amman

The Merlion is a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, a well-known icon of Singapore. The lion element refers to the city's original name, Singapura ('Lion City'), while the fish honours its maritime heritage. Even its name is a mixture of the mermaid and lion words. The Merlion symbol was designed by Fraser Brunner for the logo of the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) in 1964.

Published in Singapore

Marina Bay Sands is an integrated resort fronting Marina Bay, now a landmark of Singapore.

Published in Singapore

Since its foundation in 1819, Singapore has been a center of trade. During the colonial era, Boat Quay was the commercial center where goods were transported upstream to warehouses at Clarke Quay. By the latter half of the twentieth century, Singapore River had become very polluted and the government decided to relocate cargo services and turn the area into a flourishing entertainment precinct.

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Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum is a newly-built Buddhist temple dedicated to Maitreya Buddha. It is is based on the Tang dynasty architectural style and was erected to house the tooth relic of the historical Buddha found in a collapsed stupa in Myanmar in 1980. The ground breaking ceremony was conducted on 13 March 2005 and the temple was completed in 2 years of time.

Published in Singapore