Points of interest

A point of interest, or POI, is a specific point location that someone may find useful or interesting. An example is a point on the Earth representing the location of the Space Needle, or a point on Mars representing the location of the mountain, Olympus Mons. Most consumers use the term when referring to hotels, campsites, fuel stations or any other categories used in modern (automotive) navigation systems.

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    Abusir (Pyramids and Tombs)

    Abusir is the name given to an Egyptian archaeological locality – specifically, an extensive necropolis of the Old Kingdom period, together with later additions - in the vicinity of the modern capital Cairo. The name is also that of a neighbouring village in the Nile Valley, whence the site takes its name.

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    Alcobaca is a city and a municipality in Oeste Subregion, region Centro in Portugal, formerly included in the Estremadura Province. The city grew along the valleys of the rivers Alcoa and Baca, from which it derives its name.

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    Almodovar Gate

    Almodщvar Gate, that is mainly of Christian construction and dates from the 14th century.

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    Ancient Acropolis of Sami, Kefalonia Island

    Ancient Sami was a powerful fortified town whose ruins are found in Lapitha Mountain, over the port town of Sami Kefalonia. This town was an autonomous and independent state with its own coin inhabited from the Paleolithic Times.

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    Arab Room, Sintra National Palace

    Arab Room was the bedchamber of Joao I at the beginning of the 15th century. Moorish fountain and tile revetment date from the beginning of the 16th century. Arab Room, Sintra National Palace.

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    Astuvansalmi rock paintings

    The Astuvansalmi rock paintings are located in Ristiina, Mikkeli, Southern Savonia, Finland at the shores of the lake Yovesi, which is a part of the large lake Saimaa.

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    Atheronissi Island, Kefalonia Island

    Atheronissi is a small rocky island with gorses and wild goats. According to legend, Poseidon (god of the sea), on seeing Odysseus's return, was furious and turned to stone the Faeacians ship.

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    Bailong Elevator

    The Bailong Elevator (literally Hundred Dragons Elevator) is a glass elevator built onto the side of a huge cliff in the Wulingyuan area of Zhangjiajie, China that is 330 m high.

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    Banaue Rice Terraces

    The Banaue Rice Terraces are 2,000-year-old terraces that were carved into the mountains of Ifugao in the Philippines by ancestors of the indigenous people.

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    Bangaan Rice Terraces

    Bangaan Rice Terraces. The Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1995, the first-ever property to be included in the cultural landscape category of the World Heritage List.

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    Baodingshan is a Buddhist site in the western Chinese province of Sichuan currently falling under the jurisdiction of the Chongqing municipal government.

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    Batad Rice Terraces

    Batad Rice Terraces. The Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1995, the first-ever property to be included in the cultural landscape category of the World Heritage List.

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    Battle of the Neva

    The Battle of the Neva was fought between the Novgorod Republic and Karelians against Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish and Tavastian armies on the Neva River, near the settlement of Ust-Izhora, on 15 July 1240.

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    Bayezid I Tomb, Bursa

    Bayezid I Tomb. Bayezid I was the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1389 to 1402. He was the son of Murad I and Gulcicek Hatun.

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    Bedchamber-prison of Afonso VI, Sintra National Palace

    Chamber in medieval Palace of King Dinis, dating from beginning of 14th century. In 17th century it served, for nine years, as bedchamber-prison of Alfonso VI, who died here in 1683. Bedchamber-prison of Afonso VI, Sintra National Palace.

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    Beemster is a municipality in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Also, the Beemster is the first so-called polder in the Netherlands that was reclaimed from a lake, the water being extracted out of the lake by windmills. The Beemster Polder was dried during the period 1609 through 1612.

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    Bell Tower, Paoay Church

    Adjacent to the facade is a three-storey coral bell tower constructed separately from the church building on the right side resembling a pagoda.

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    Berat is a city and a municipality located in south-central Albania, and the capital of the County of Berat. In July 2008, the old town (Mangalem district) was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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    Berlenga Grande Island

    Berlenga Grande is the largest of the islands of the Berlengas Archipelago. The archipelago includes Berlenga Grande, Estela and Farinhoes islands.

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    Binche (Carnival of Binche)

    Binche is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On January 1, 2006, Binche had a total population of 32,409. The total area is 60.66 km² which gives a population density of 534 inhabitants per km². Since 1977, the municipality of Binche has gathered the town of Binche itself with seven old municipalities - Bray, Buvrinnes, Epinois, Leval-Trahegnies, Peronnes-lez-Binche, Ressaix and Waudrez.

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    Blue Eye (Syri i Kalter)

    The Blue Eye is a water spring and natural phenomenon occurring near Muzine in Vlore County, Albania. A popular tourist attraction, the clear blue water of the river bubbles forth from a stunning, more than fifty-metre-deep pool.

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    Bruges is the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders in the Flemish Region of Belgium, in the northwest of the country.

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    Bulgari Village

    The village of Bulgari is situated in Bourgas province, 41 km north-east from Malko Turnovo, and 17 km south from Tsarevo. The old name of the settlement is Urgari.