Fun facts about famous landmarks: Asia

Fun facts about famous landmarks: Asia

Break out the selfie stick: these famous landmarks make for prime photo opportunities. They also make for some interesting stories. Read on to wow your fellow travelers with little-known facts about some well-known spots during your travels. Then dust off your shoulders as you’re crowned travel guru and lord of fun facts. You're welcome. 

P.S.: We were joking about the selfie sticks…sort of.

China

The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall is long enough to cross the U.S., east to west, six times. Road trip, anyone?

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Shanghai World Financial Center

You can buy replicas of the tower in the gift shop, which can be used as actual bottle openers.

 

Japan

Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji actually hides two more active volcanoes inside the mountain. Triple threat.

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Fushimi Inari-taisha

Each one of the 10,000 gates leading up to the shrine was donated by a different company or organization to give thanks for prosperity.

 

Thailand

Grand Palace (Bangkok)

The emerald Buddha inside the palace receives a seasonal costume change three times a year.

Damnoen Saduak Floating Markets

Floating markets in Thailand originated at a time when the river was one of the only means of transportation.

Beer me a beer

Beer me a beer

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