The Forbidden City in Beijing, China was built from 1406 to 1420 by more than one million workers. The palace complex, which contains 9,999 rooms, is surrounded by walls and a moat that are 26 feet high and 171 feet wide, respectively.
METEORA. Greece. Precariously perched atop pinnacles of sandstone, 1300 feet high, Meteora’s six Greek Orthodox monasteries tower over the city of Kalambaka in central Greece. They’re centuries old—dating to the 9th century—from a time when Byzantine hermit monks, who lived in Meteora’s caves, were forced to move to safety at these heights.
Nestled in the geographical heel of Italy, the picturesque village of Alberobello is home to mouthwatering peasant cuisine, the "kindest people in all of Italy," and white-washed limestone dwellings famous around the world for their cone-shaped roofs.
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