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Greetings, Stakers! :)

Your task for this giveaway will be to describe in few lines tourist attractions and well known landmarks of your country. It doesn't necessary need to be country you live in, if you have a favorite country you've traveled to, you're more than welcome to share with us your impressions. 😎

To enter the giveaway simply write a few lines about most known landmarks of that specific country along picture(s) attached. :) 


I'm looking forward to reading about all those beautiful places. :x

See you on Discord! 👋 

Discord has voice and many language channels, giveaways, gifs, music, anything you could wish for at this point. Of course, if you have ideas for improvement there, please, do not hesitate to suggest here and we will reconsider adding them since we have an open ear for all the players and their suggestions :) This thread will use for any questions and doubts that you might have as well!

***How will this promotion work?***

All entries will be reviewed by the team, and the users that we feel presented his/her local cuisine the best and gave their best efforts, will get prizes.

We will review the activity log of the chatters in the following 48 hours and the prize pool of 0.002 BTC will be shared among the best batch there - constructive chatters, not spammers, not trouble-makers, and we will try to be as objective as possible :)

Tick-tock! Tick-tock!


 

Prize Pool

  • 1st prize: 0.0005 BTC
  • 2nd best: 0.0003 BTC
  • 3rd best: 0.0002 BTC
  • 4th-13th place: 0.0001 BTC
     
  • Best of luck, Discordian Stakers! 🍀

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My entry in to the competition :D

Even if you haven't been to Wales before, I would totally recommend it.

You are all welcome to visit and I am sure that you will have a lovely time ❤️

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Göbeklitepe (Şanlıurfa, Haliliye)

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Turkey is home to a lot of attractions. Last year the oldest temple in the world was found. 10000 bc. 7000 years older than the Egyptian pyramids. Archaeologists have determined that this region is the ancestor of wheat. The findings also show that stone age people drink beer. Excavations have so far found six beer barrels, the largest of which is carved in limestone with a capacity of 160 liters. I can say that we still like to drink beer as a Turkish nation. :)

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Aspendos Theatre/Aspendos Tiyatrosu (Antalya, Serik)

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Aspendos boasts one of the best preserved ancient theatres of antiquity. The theatre of Aspendos was built in 155 AD during the rule of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius and could seat between 15,000 and 20,000 spectators. Because the stage area was later used as a caravanserai (a roadside inn) in Seljuk times, it was continuously repaired and maintained. Thus, the Aspendos Theatre has been able to survive to this days without losing almost any of its original qualities.

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Patara Beach/Patara Plajı (Antalya, Kaş)

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At 14 kilometers (9 miles), Patara is one of the longest stretches of sandy beach found anywhere in the Mediterranean. The beach is backed only by ancient Lycian and Roman ruins and swooping dunes with no buildings visible except of a small café. Patara Beach is also the breeding ground of the endangered Loggerhead turtle. The nearby village of Patara was the birthplace of St Nicholas, the 4th-century Byzantine bishop who later passed into legend as Santa Claus.

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Pamukkale (Denizli, Pamukkale)

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Pamukkale, meaning “cotton castle” in Turkish, is an unreal landscape in western Turkey, famous for its white terraces. The terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water with a very high mineral content from the hot springs. People have bathed in its pools for thousands of years. The ancient Greek city of Hierapolis was built on top of the hot springs by the kings of Pergamon. The ruins of the baths, temples and other Greek monuments can be seen at the site.

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Bodrum Castle/bodrum Kalesi (İzmir, Bodrum)

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Located in the city of Bodrum in southwest Turkey, Bodrum Castle was built by the Crusaders in the 15th century as the Castle of St. Peter. It is one of the world’s best preserved monuments dating back to medieval times. The castle now operates as a museum, with the focus on the Museum of Underwater Archaeology. It overlooks the internal marina of Bodrum filled with millions of dollars worth of sailing crafts.

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Mount Nemrut/Nemrut Dağı (Adıyaman, Nemrut)

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Nemrut is a 2,134 meter (7,001 ft) high mountain in southeastern Turkey, near the city of Adiyaman. In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built a tomb-sanctuary flanked by huge statues of himself, two lions, two eagles and various Greek, and Persian gods on the mountain top. Since their construction, the heads have toppled from the bodies and lay scattered throughout the site. The summit of Mount Nemrut provides a great view of the surrounding mountains. The main attraction is to watch the sunrise from the eastern terrace which give the bodyless heads a beautiful orange hue and adds to the sense of mystery of the place.

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Oludeniz/Ölüdeniz (Muğla, Fethiye)

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Ölüdeniz is a small village located on the south west coast on the Aegean Sea. It has a secluded sandy bay at the mouth of Ölüdeniz, on a blue lagoon. This beach is famous for its shades of turquoise and remains one of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean. Ölüdeniz is also regarded as one of the best places in the world to paraglide due to its unique panoramic views.

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Blue Mosque/Sultanahmet Camii (İstanbul, Fatih)

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With its six minarets and sweeping architecture the Sultan Ahmed or Blue Mosque in Istanbul impresses from the outside. While still used as a mosque, the Blue Mosque has also become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Istanbul. It was built between 1609 and 1616 and like many other mosques contains the tomb of the founder. Inside the mosque, the high ceiling is lined with the 20,000 blue tiles with different patterns that give the mosque its popular name.

Library of Celsus/Efes Antik Kenti (İzmir, Selçuk)

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The ruins of Ephesus are a popular tourist attraction on the west coast. The city of Ephesus was once famed for the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, which was destroyed by a mob led by the archbishop of Constantinople in 401 AD. Some of the structures can still be seen however including the Great Theater and the Library of Celsus. The library was built around 125 AD to store 12,000 scrolls and to serve as a monumental tomb for Celsus, the governor of Asia. The façade was carefully reconstructed in the 1970s to its present splendid state from the original pieces.

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Cappadocia/Kapadokya (Nevşehir, Göreme)

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Cappadocia is famous for its weird and wonderful natural rock formations and unique historical heritage. One of the best places to see these strange formations is the town of Göreme, which is located among a large number of tuff cones, termed fairy chimneys. The fairy chimneys have been formed as the result of wind and water erosion of two different volcanic layers: A thick layer of tuff (consolidated volcanic ash) covered by a thin layer of basalt that is more resistant to erosion. Due to the ease of carving into the tuff, many of the fairy chimneys at Cappadocia have been hollowed out over the centuries to create houses, churches and storage facilities.

In 2014, Winter Sleep, which won the Golden Palm Award at the Cannes Film Festival, was shot here.

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Hagia Sophia/Ayasofya (İstanbul, Fatih)

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Located in Istanbul, the Hagia Sophia was originally a basilica constructed for the Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I in the sixth century. A masterwork of Roman engineering, the massive dome (31 meters or 102 feet in diameter) covers what was for over 1000 years the largest enclosed space in the world. The church was looted by the fourth Crusaders in 1204, and became a mosque in the 15th century when The Ottomans conquered the city. The Hagia Sophia was converted into a museum in 1935 and is now one of the top attractions in Turkey.

 

Bonus Place :)

Çeşme Beaches/Çeşme Plajları (İzmir/Çeşme)

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Ilica Beach, Alacati Aya Yorgi Bay, Altinkum Beach, Diamond Beach, Dalyan Beach (Ilıca Plajı, Alaçatı Aya Yorgi Koyu, Altınkum Plajı, Pırlanta Plajı, Dalyan Plajı)

This is the place where the most beautiful beaches for vacation :)

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Bali is an island in Indonesia which is known to have green volcanic terraces, unique rice terraces, beaches and beautiful coral reefs. There are many religious tourist attractions such as Uluwatu Temple which stands on a cliff. In the South, the coastal town of Kuta Beach offers nightlife destinations, while Seminyak, Sanur, and Nusa Dua are known for popular resort treats. The island of Bali is also known as a place for relaxation with yoga and meditation.

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Balinese dance is a dance originating from Bali. Balinese dance does not always depend on the story line. The main purpose of Balinese dancers is to dance each stage of the movement and series with full expression. The beauty of Balinese dance is seen in abstract and beautiful movements.

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Kuta Beach is a tourist spot located in Kuta District, south of Denpasar City, Bali, Indonesia. This area is a tourist destination for foreign tourists and has been a mainstay tourist attraction on the island of Bali since the early 1970s. Kuta Beach is often called the sunset beach (sunset beach) as opposed to Sanur beach. In addition, I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport is located not far from Kuta.

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New Zealand is a land filled with wonders, both natural and manmade. There is so much on this tiny island that sets it apart from the world and makes it a unique place – one that continues to draw hundreds of thousands of tourists to its shores every year. Here are our some iconic NZ landmarks.🇳🇿

Moeraki Boulders💕|Natural feature

The Moeraki Boulders are some of the most fascinating things to see in New Zealand and this is definitely one of the most popular attractions in the country. These perfectly spherical rock formations are technically not boulders but concretions exposed by erosion, and are found down on the Otagocoast in the South Island. Maori myth says that these boulders are in fact the debris of a massive waka (canoe).

 

The Crates of the Moon💕|Natural feature

If you feel like taking a stroll into another world then just north of Taupo on the North Island you’ll find the Craters of the Moon Geothermal Walk. The name gives it away. The land, with its huge craters, lack of plant life and seething gouts of steam, looks more like another planet than anything terrestrial. Geothermal activity is responsible for the steam, of course, as well as the pervasive, sulphurous smell. Visitors pay a nominal fee for admission and follow a carefully mapped hike through the dramatic terrain. The walk takes about an hour to an hour and a half, depending on the route selected.

Huka Falls💕|Natural Feature

When the Maori in the area named the falls after their word for “foam”, they surely hit the old nail on the head. This is one of the most visited natural attractions in the country and is a site you do not want to miss. Approximately 220,000 litres of water per second pour from the waterfall. These falls are fed by the Waikato River, one of the country’s longest rivers, which drains into Lake Taupo. Those wanting a different perspective can enjoy a boat ride to the base of the falls. Other activities near Huka Falls include mountain biking, swimming, birdwatching and canoeing.

The Beehive and Parliament house💕|Building

Out of the main Parliament buildings, the Beehive is probably the most famous. Known for its distinctive layered structure, this modern fixture is home to the parliamentary Executive Wing where Cabinet meetings are held and also, where you’ll find the offices of the Prime Minister and Cabinet members. Parliament House next door was first occupied in 1918 after a fire wiped out its predecessor in 1907. The Beehive was designed in 1964 by Sir Basil Spence, while Parliament House was devised by architects John Campbell and Claude Patton.

Mount Cook💕| Natural Feature

Mount Cook, also known as Aoraki, is the tallest mountain in New Zealand, reaching over 12,000 feet. Sir Edmund Hillary of Mount Everest fame trained on Aoraki in preparation for his most famous trek. In fact, this mountain is almost exactly half the size of Mount Everest, which meant that Hillary would climb it twice as his training method! If you’re not a mountaineer, you can still take a self-guided hike or a guided ski tour, or try your hand at kayaking or fishing at the nearby glacier lakes.

 

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Brotas is a Brazilian municipality located in the interior of the state of São Paulo. It is the 28th largest municipality of São Paulo in territorial extension and 1,312º in Brazil with 1,101,468 km². The municipality is formed by the headquarters and district of São Sebastião da Serra

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South Africa My home country.

Not only is a place of all walks of life but contains everything one desires to see from the Garden route on the Western Cape to the Beaches of our coast lines to the mountains of the Freestate, 

Our diverse Culture leads to amazing food and spectacular art and festivals. it would take me weeks to name all that you can do in South Africa and it would take a person months to travel through the country, so I am going to focus on my home province.

Kwa-Zulu Natal,

One of the larger cities is Durban and it is quite popular in the International ring from our beautiful beaches to the Indian inspired food such as the Bunny Chow which is a beautiful curry served in a Half loaf of bread. 

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The Awhum Waterfall is located in Enugu State, Nigeria. The waterfall forms beautiful scenery where water cascades over its top forming a stream, which has become a religious tourist site.

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Hey Stakers. :)

My travel 'appetite' has only increased reading about all those places, so thank you for that. :P I truly wish I could visit at least few of the described destinations. 

And the winners are...

1st place: @Sledge

2nd place: @nuuuitsjdragon

3rd place: @Thepug

4th - 13th places: @Kippo, @Nataly91, @iamsheikhadil, @SLFJ, @artizykristy, @Philip74, @petikemas, @MiracleRolling, @Vlademore @RinaMarci

And bonus award (0.0001 BTC) goes to @ozcelik06 for his effort and beautiful description of landmarks, even though he hasn't posted his entry on Discord channel. :P

 

Cheers!

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