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The Great Wall

The Great Wall

Beijing, China

Contrary to popular belief, the Great Wall is not visible from the moon, or even Earth’s orbit.  Nevertheless, it is one of mankind’s great engineering achievements.   The various kingdoms of ancient China had been no stranger to walled fortifications, and when the Qin Dynasty was established in 221 BC, Emperor Qin Shi Huang ordered several existing walls to be merged together. ...

Masjid Quba

Masjid Quba

Madinah, Saudi Arabia

Masjid Quba is the first mosque in Islam and was constructed when the Prophet (PBUH) was migrating from Makkah to Madinah whilst he was accompanied by his close companion Abu Bakr (RA). Masjiq Quba has tremendous significance and the Prophet (PBUH) said that those who would perform two Rakahs in this Masjid would get rewards equivalent to that of an Umra.     ...

Forbidden City

Forbidden City

Beijing, China

No trip to China would be complete without a visit to the Forbidden City.  The imperial palace built by the Ming dynasty is the symbol of China.  When the Yongle Emperor moved the capital from Nanjing to Beijing, he ordered the construction of a massive 180 acre palace complex. Construction began in 1406 and lasted 15 years.  One million laborers and 100,000 artisans worked on the F...

Petra

Petra

Amman, Jordan

Immortalized in film in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (and Transformers 2 among others), the ruins at Petra are Jordan's most recognizable landmarks and one of the world's great archaeological remains.  The city was founded in the sixth century BC by the Nabateans.  The Nabateans were originally a nomadic desert tribe, famous for their ingenuity harnessing the desert's water. P...