Where in the World

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    What is this building and where is it located? By whom was it built?image.jpg

    EDIT : Ooops... Double image, editing doesn't help... Anyways both are of the same monument.
     

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    Appears to be Bibi-Ka-Maqbara at Aurangabad, India.
    According to a reference in the 'Be On The Road' travel blog, BKM was built by Prince Azam Shah, son of Emperor Aurangzeb in honour of his mother Rabia-ul Durrani.

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    Thats correct. Too easy, aint it? :D Challenge over to you.
     
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    Informative. Didn't know there were so many Taj Mahal look-a-likes. AA
     
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    These ruins are located in the Western Hemisphere. Looking for the identity of the site, its geographic location and one point of significance, your choice. Good luck!

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    The higher building looks like it's from Tikal, in northern Guatemala. It's supposed to have been (?) the main governing city of the Maya civilization.

    One of the more remarkable structures is Tikal Temple. I include a picture from the Temple, and the city from a different point of view. (Source: Wikipedia)
     

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    Haha. Thats precisely the reason why I posted that. Theres just one of the Mughal buildings that look like the Taj Mahal.
     
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    Tikal it is. Over to Europe for the next challenge.

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    Here's another World Heritage Site, in a different part of our Earth:

    Where will you find this plunge waterfall and what's it called? Also mention country and name of the area.
     

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    Starting from our last challenge, you'd have to cross the Pacific to get to this location.
     
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    Here's another clue:

    The country is the world's sixth-largest, also the largest without land borders.
     
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    It's the 'Jim Jim' Falls on the Jim Jim Creek, Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory of Australia, east of Darwin.
    The water cascades over the 'Arnhem Land' escarpment, one of the park's noted geological structures.
    The entire park has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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    Correct right down to the last detail. The challenge goes back, across the Atlantic.
     
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    What is this structure, what is its geographical location and why is it important (spiritual) story.

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    This is the Larabanga Mosque, a historic mosque (founded in 1421/the 17th century) in the Muslim town of Larabanga, Ghana. It's been mentioned to be the "Mekka of West Africa". It's the oldest mosque in Ghana.
    Legend has it that an Islamic trader had a dream while he was staying here. When he woke up, the foundations were already there.

    If I'm right, please open the challenge to everyone.

    Note:
    Seems like we're playing virtual ping-pong. :)
     
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