The World's Lesser Known Places

July 5, 2022 19:43

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Have a glimpse of the world's lesser known countries, cities, towns, villages and places

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Lighthouses

El Hank Lighthouse, Casablanca’s Hidden Landmark

Somewhat outshined by its more famous counterparts, the Minaret-shaped El-Hank Lighthouse perches atop a dramatic promontory which offers a breathtaking vista of the country’s economic capital.

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Soviet-Style Architecture

The House of the Free Press (Casa Scânteii), Bucharest’s Stalinist Relic

Constructed in the mid-1950’s, the House of the Free Press is a massive soviet-style building which offers a distant glimpse into Bucharest’s communist past as well as its transition to democracy.

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Shrines

The Ruins of Marae Anini Shrine in Huahine, the Former Site of Human Sacrifice

Tucked away on Huahine atoll’s southern tip, Marae Anini is a vestige of the region’s pre-Christian era. The shrine’s dilapidated walls lie silently on one of the island’s least visited beaches, hiding its gruesome past as an altar where humans were once sacrificed.