Petronas Towers, the tallest twin towers in the World

Petronas Towers, the tallest twin towers in the World

The Petronas Towers are the tallest twin towers in the world and the individual tower
remained the tallest building in the world from 1998 to 2004. The towers are known in
the world under various names such as Menara Berkembar Petronas and Menara
Petronas. The towers are located in Malaysia in the city of Kuala Lumpur. Today, it is a
commercial building in the city with most of its floors dedicated for offices while it is
also a major tourist attraction in the world. The construction work on the towers had
started in the year 1993 while it was inaugurated in the year 1999. The design and
architecture of the building are a marvel of engineering and reflect the efforts of the
workers.
We were in Australia for the last couple of weeks traveling through different cities and
tourist destinations. After discovering most of this country, we decided to travel to
Malaysia, which is close by, and the flights are easily available. We reached here in the
first week of September and booked a hotel in the city of Kuala Lumpur. It is the capital
of the country and an iconic city. We had reached here in the evening so we decided to
go for a walk in the city. There is widespread commercial area gleaming with lights of
shops and malls. We spent hours walking in the city and we found that the city rarely
sleeps. When the fatigue of travel got to us, we went back to our hotel for rest.

Visiting the Petronas Towers

We had slept late at night so we kept sleeping until the afternoon. We refreshed and
spent a few hours planning for our night out today. Sun was setting when we were fully
prepared to leave for the Petronas Towers. Visiting the towers at evening is more fun
since, after office hours, most of the shops and shopping centers open in the evening.
We reached the towers’ building when it was gleaming in full lights. We went to the
park behind the towers, which has a beautiful waterfall and fountains. We spent an

hour relaxing in the clam of this place before we went to the front of the towers. We
took memorable pictures with towers in the background before going inside the
building.

Shopping in the Petronas Towers

Most of the shops and shopping centers in the Petronas Towers are occupied by luxury
brands while there are food courts for the food lovers. We went shopping and bought
clothes, shoes, and jewelry mostly from local brands. Things here are usually expensive
but of high quality. We also visited the sky bridge between the two towers and went to
the 86th floor of the building. The scenes from here are marvelous and a bird’s eye of
the city becomes a source of excitement. In the end, we went to the Petrosains, which is
a popular discovery center in the building.
This is a huge building with so much to discover and we had to come back the next day
in order to fully explore the magnificence of this place.

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Things to Do in São Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo Brazil beach swimming

São Paulo has no shortage of amazing cultural sites, city vistas and green outdoor spaces. Art lovers may find themselves pulled in many different directions (there are multiple art museums throughout the city); culture hounds should definitely plan to stop in the Museum de Arte de São Paulo, Pinacoteca do Estado and Museum Afro Brazil to get a true feel for Brazil’s art scene.

Walking will likely be a big part of anyone’s visit to Sampa (São Paulo’s nickname) and visitors should take a leisurely stroll along Avenida Paulista, browse the goods and food at Mercado Municipal and enjoy Ibirapuera Park’s walking paths. Don’t forget to save some time to marvel at the city from a bird’s-eye view (at Edifício Italia) and to immerse yourself in Brazil’s favorite pastime at the Museu do Futebol.

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1. Avenida Paulista:


Avenida Paulista is one of the main financial and cultural centers of the capital. It attracts thousands of visitors and tourists a day. In addition to having several options of shops and restaurants, it is also the home of São Paulo’s most famous museum, MASP. It also has several movie theaters and large bookstores.


2. Museu de Arte de São Paulo:


São Paulo has many great museums, but MASP is São Paulo’s best art museum. It holds the finest collection of Western art in Latin America and hosts fantastic temporary exhibitions. Tuesdays and Thursday evenings after 5 p.m. are free to the public.


3. Pinacoteca:


Designed in 1895, the building that now houses the ‘Pinacoteca do Estado’ was the first art museum in São Paulo. At the time it was built to house the Lyceum of Arts and Crafts, an institution that taught technicians and craftsmen. The structure of the museum itself is worth the visit. Exposed brick walls and a large, two-story atrium in the middle of the museum lets visitors enjoy the artwork under natural lighting.


4. Parque Villa Lobos:


Although much smaller and less famous than its older sister, Ibirapuera Park, Villa Lobos has one of the greenest settings in all of São Paulo. Here the crowds are not as large during the weekends. You can rent a bike and enjoy the native trees and plants. Some weekends on the ‘Musical Island’, an open air stage surrounded by concrete bleachers, bands and individuals play their songs.


5. Experience the city’s nicest architecture:


One of the 20th century’s greatest architects, Oscar Niemeyer, was Brazilian. There are several places where you can see his work in São Paulo. The most striking features of his work are curving lines (which he likened to a woman’s body) and creating the effect of defying gravity. These interesting buildings are a nice break from the seemingly endless white apartment towers so typical of São Paulo.

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Top 5 Things to See and Do in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania beach

Dar es Salaam in Tanzania is the largest city and commercial centre of the country. It is located along the coast of the Indian Ocean. Its name means the haven of peace in Arabic. The unique thing about this city is not its tourist attractions but its unique mixture of races. There you will find a mixture of African, Arabic, and Indian cultures living together in complete harmony.

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The Historic City of Budapest

Budapest Landscape

The city of Budapest is the capital of Hungary. It is one of the ancient cities, which have a centuries-old history. It is a home to many civilizations and ethno linguistic groups. Their stories are deeply rooted in the atmosphere of the city.

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Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa

Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa

In the Northern areas of Tanzania, beyond the hills rises the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro. The peaks of the mountain are usually covered in snow and it has three volcanic peaks namely Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira. It is the highest mountain in the whole African continent with a height of 5896 m. A true manifestation of glory. Owing to its significance in the region, it has been granted the names of Mountain of Lights, Mountain of Caravans and the Mountain of Greatness. However, the actual meanings of the name of the mountain are still a mystery even to the local population. In traditional folklore, it is a symbol and metaphor for the beauty of Africa.

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The Historic Waterfalls of Niagara Falls

niagara falls

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Niagara Falls is one of the most beautiful and valuable phenomena of nature which has been a source of motivation, creativity, and imagination for world travelers, artists, filmmakers, and explorers. Niagara Falls is a name given to three waterfalls located close to each other at the border of Canada and United States. The three waterfalls are Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls, where the former is located at the border of the two countries while the latter two are located towards the US side. Located on the Niagara River, the entrenching beauty of the waterfalls captivates the imagination of the visitors.

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Why You Should Visit Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw, Poland landscape

Warsaw is the capital of Poland and it is considered its pulsating heart. Warsaw was the last place where the polish royalty existed until its end in 1944.  The city, which is considered one of the finest European cultural centres, is the intellectual centre of Poland. It is also an eclectic and vibrant cultural space; that is why it is attracting new business whilst clinging to its important past.

You will certainly find something to enjoy yourself while traveling around the world. The city is offering its visitors history, classical music, contemporary art, fitness, and many other great activities.

Here are some of the reasons why you should visit Warsaw, Poland.

1. The Royal Route (Trakt Królewski):


Trakt Królewski or The Royal Route is considered most beautiful part of the city. It encompasses five connecting streets. These streets include many culturally important buildings and monuments. The Route starts on the edge of the Old Town and continues for about a mile. After touring the UNESCO-listed Old Town, you can head along Krakowskie Przedmieście street where you can check out the University of Warsaw’s campus, Church of St Anne, Nicolaus Copernicus’ monument, and the Polish Academy of Sciences.  Then you can go to the swanky Nowy Świat street which is a great location for bars and cafés. Then go to Aleje Ujazdowskie where you can check out the Three Crosses Square with St Alexander’s Church and end at the famous Royal Łazienki Park.

2. Royal Łazienki Park:

This Park is considered one of the most beautiful and biggest parks in Warsaw and in Europe. It was designed in the 17th century in the Baroque style. There are a number of palaces located in this park including the main Palace on the Water. It also includes a neoclassical amphitheater and orangeries. If you visited the park during the summer season, you will find some free yoga and meditation classes in the park; join them.

3. 1944 Warsaw Uprising:

When you enter The Museum of the Warsaw Uprising, you will find a motto saying ‘We wanted to be free – and to owe this freedom to ourselves’; this presents the history of the 1944 uprising, crucial for the development and the end of World War II.

If you are interested in world history and military studies, it is a must to visit it. The museum was modelled after the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, USA. It also uses multimedia design to replicate the atmosphere of the uprising. You can see many of the bunkers during the uprising, read extracts from newspapers, and understand the chronology of the battle proceedings.

4. The Royal Castle:

Warsaw’s Royal Castle is located in the Old Town on the amazing Castle Square. This castle was the home of the Polish royalty between the 16th and 18th centuries. During World War II, it was completely destroyed by the German army. It was only reconstructed in the 1980s.

The Conclusion:

Warsaw was one of the most important cities during the last century and its history and the events that occurred there make it one of the best cities to visit in the whole Europe.

You will definitely enjoy your time there.

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