Love travel? The world’s top ten most intoxicating sights unveiled in new Lonely Planet superlist

Love travel? The world’s top ten most intoxicating sights unveiled in new Lonely Planet superlist

Path | Stones laid across a shallow pond in the formal garden at the Nanzen-ji temple in Kyoto, Japan | by Aaron Webb

Path | Stones laid across a shallow pond in the formal garden at the Nanzen-ji temple in Kyoto, Japan | by Aaron Webb

Salvation Mountain, Niland, California, US. This place is amazing and Leonard, the 80 year old artist, is so sweet! <3

Salvation Mountain, Niland, California, US. This place is amazing and Leonard, the 80 year old artist, is so sweet! <3

The Colosseum in Rome, No7 in the Ultimate Travellist.

World's top 500 sights revealed in Lonely Planet's Ultimate Travelist 2015

15 of the most stunning cliff-side towns

The 16 Most Beautiful Trees in the World

A church, mosque and museum in one, Istanbul’s Aya Sofya was built almost 1500 years ago by Byzantine Emperor Justinian I. He had demanded a cathedral that would eclipse the structures of Rome, and mimic the majesty of the heavens. His wish was delivered in the cosmic spaces and mosaic covered walls of the Aya Sofya. It was converted into a mosque in 1453 after the Ottoman capture of Istanbul, and deconsecrated in 1935 to serve as a museum.

Love travel? The world’s top ten most intoxicating sights unveiled in new Lonely Planet superlist

A church, mosque and museum in one, Istanbul’s Aya Sofya was built almost 1500 years ago by Byzantine Emperor Justinian I. He had demanded a cathedral that would eclipse the structures of Rome, and mimic the majesty of the heavens. His wish was delivered in the cosmic spaces and mosaic covered walls of the Aya Sofya. It was converted into a mosque in 1453 after the Ottoman capture of Istanbul, and deconsecrated in 1935 to serve as a museum.

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