Monday, 23 January 2017

Holiday Blogging - Summer Learning Journey W4 D17 A1/2

Day 17 – Famous Sights
Before you leave to head home, you will want to dedicate a few days to sightseeing in your country. There are dozens of beautiful buildings and gorgeous natural wonders. Scroll down to see pictures of three of the most famous landmarks in each country.
CN Tower – Tallest building in Canada

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Niagara Falls – Largest waterfall in the world
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Canadian Rocky Mountains – Largest mountains in Canada

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Torres del Paine National Park – One of the largest and most beautiful national park in Chile

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San Cristobal Hill – Second highest hill in northern Santiago  

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Lauca National Park – Beautiful national park in the far north of Chile

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Brandenburg Gate – Beautiful arch in downtown Berlin

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Neuschwanstein Castle – One of the oldest castles in Germany
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Berlin Wall – The most famous symbol of the Cold War in Germany. It used to separate the east side from the west side of Germany.
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Petronas Towers – Tallest buildings in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Batu Caves – Famous Hindu temple and shrine

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Gunung Mulu National Park – A large national park in Sarawak, Malaysia, with lots of caves and beautiful rainforests
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United Kingdom
Big Ben – Largest clock tower in England

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Stonehenge – An ancient circle of stones

Buckingham Palace – Home of the royal family in London

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El Castillo, Chichen Itza – Mayan temple

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Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral – Largest and oldest cathedral in the Americas

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Gruta de las Canicas – Cave with 2.0 million pearls on the cave floor

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South Africa
Kruger National Park – Home to dozens of African animals

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Table Mountain

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Apartheid Museum – Museum honouring important events in the history of South Africa

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United Arab Emirates
Burj Khalifa – The tallest building in the world

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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – Huge, contemporary mosque

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The desert

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Jigokudani Monkey Park – Famous hot spring with live monkeys

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Mt Fuji – Highest mountain in Japan

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Uluru (Ayers Rock) – Huge red rock formation in the middle of the desert

Sydney Opera House – Most of the most iconic buildings in the world
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Great Barrier Reef – One of the largest ecosystems in the world
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Sydney opera house.jpgDay 17 – Famous Sights
Activity 1

On your blog tell us which of the icons you would most like to visit in your chosen country. Be sure to tell us why you have chosen it!
Where would you like to visit: I would like to visit the Sydney Opera House.
Why: I would like to visit the Sydney Opera House because it looks very unique and it very attractive to go to. I would also like to go there because it is near the Sydney Harbour Bridge and it goes very well next to it.
Activity 2
Let’s imagine that you have been asked to host a visitor from another country. They are going to come and stay with you for three days. During that time, you are expected to take them on a tour of New Zealand and show them some our most famous icons. Where would you take them? If it was me, I might take them to Mt Cook in the south island, to the Sky Tower in Auckland and to Chums Beach in the Coromandel. What about you? On your blog, tell us which three famous places in New Zealand you would go with your visitor.
If I was to host a visitor from another country these are the places I will take that person to:
1. Sky tower

2. Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium

3. Te papa Museum


  1. Hi Amelia. I'm writing this from London where I live and loved seeing Big Ben on your blog! plus all the other amazing places and sights. This is a great project you're doing... have fun!! Suzanne

  2. Hi Amelia and Suzanne,

    It is great to see all of these iconic places on your post, Amelia! I particularly liked the way that you included image attributions for each of the three places that you could take a visitor to New Zealand. They are three really popular spots like I'm certain anyone new to the country would enjoy!

    I can still remember coming to New Zealand to visit in 1995 and going to Kelly Tarlton's. It was the first time that I had seen a real penguin, live in its' own habitat. I was amazed! When I get the chance I take my son, Aronui, to visit Kelly Tarlton's and/or the zoo. When we go to the zoo we always go to see the elephants, the tigers and the seals. Aronui loves to watch the seals swim around in their underwater enclosure. They look like they're having such fun rolling and diving around!

    I hope that you're also having fun with the Summer Learning Journey programme. You're quickly making your way through the activities and, pretty soon, you'll be done. Wow!

    Keep up the nice work. I'll look forward to reading your next blog!

    Rachel :)

  3. Hi Amelia,

    What a stunning post! I love how you went the extra mile and added pictures for each location, especially NZ!

    Keep it up!