Mang Gorn Luang (The Royal Dragon)

These red-gold buildings in Bangkok, Thailand, make up the Mang Gorn Luang (the Royal Dragon), the largest restaurant in the world. The restaurant covers 33,500 m2, has over 1,000 staff, and accomodates 5000 guests. The servers wear roller skates, use…

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Thursday, 29th September 2005

Marseille Skatepark

This is Marseille Skatepark in Marseille, France. Just like the previously posted Kona Skatepark, the Marseille park featured in one of the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater games, THPS 2. You can clearly see the large multi-bowl and the side-by-side pools.…

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Thursday, 29th September 2005

The Euromast

Sticking with members of the World Federation of Great Towers, this is Rotterdam’s 186 metre-high Euromast. Apparently the tower is built on a concrete block weighing 1,900,000 kilos! You can see the view from the 100 metre-high restaurant on the…

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Wednesday, 28th September 2005

Tashkent TV Tower

This is the super-cool looking Tashkent TV Tower in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Standing at 375 metres, it’s slightly smaller than yesterday’s Central TV Tower, but it’s the tallest structure in central Asia (whatever that means). The tower uses a vertical cantilever…

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Wednesday, 28th September 2005

Central TV Tower, Beijing

Still in Beijing, this is the Central TV Tower, which (including its antennae) is 405 metres tall, and easily the tallest structure in the city. A race to the top of the tower is held annually, with two laps of…

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Wednesday, 28th September 2005

Brightly-Coloured Beijing Cars

Check out all these brilliantly brightly-coloured cars on this highway in Beijing. I’m not sure though why these cars seem quite so colourful, and perhaps it’s simply down to the combination of an over-saturated image and a very sunny day,…

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Wednesday, 28th September 2005

Welcome to Google Sightseeing

Google Sightseeing takes you on a tour of the world as seen from satellite, using the free Google Earth program, or Google Maps in your web browser. Our team of authors present weird and wonderful sights as suggested by readers.

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Previously on Google Sightseeing

On this day: The Vauxhall Bridge Opened

On May 26, 1906, the new Vauxhall Bridge across the Thames in London opened. This was five years later than…

On this day: The Main Branch of the NY Public Library Opened

On May 23, 1911, the imposing Main Branch of the New York Public Library was opened to the public, with…

Undiscovered Hawaii: Lanai, Kahoolawe, and Niihau

Hawaii is one of the world’s great tourist destinations, with millions of people from around the world streaming into the islands each year. While most tourists lounge their time away on the beaches of Maui, Oahu, Molokai, Kauai, and the Big Island of Hawaii, many forget that there are eight major islands in the archipelago. Being Island Week, now is the perfect time to take a look at the other three major islands of the 50th state of the United States.

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