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From the must-see places - 11-20

Wednesday, January 5, 2005
With our 50 must-see places around the world, we give you a few more hot destinations you will need to mark off your travel list.

Milford Sound: In New Zealand's fiordland on the south island, the region of Te Anau is known as the walking capital of the world. Milford Sound has immense towering cliffs and sharply rising peaks. Its beauty is almost impossible to describe; it is a must for those who love the outdoors.

Machu Picchu: High in South America's Andes mountains, the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu give glorious views in every direction. It is a mystical and magical place. Rafting in the Sacred Valley of the Incas is an experience that cannot be duplicated.

Swiss Alps: Glacier-carved valleys, breathtaking peaks topped with ice and snow, wooden chalets adorned with flowers, soft, green meadows ringing with the sound of cow bells … and that's before you taste the chocolate!

London: The capital of England, with so much history and culture and plenty of new things to see — galleries, old buildings, royal palaces, excellent theatre and everything from the ultra-conservative to the funky.

Grand Canyon: Four hundred and fifty kilometres of the Colorado River and adjacent uplands, located entirely in northern Arizona, this is one of the world's most-spectacular examples of erosion. Grand Canyon National Park is a World Heritage site.

Rome: If it's history you love, Rome has layers of it. Etruscan tombs, Republican meeting rooms, imperial temples, early Christian churches, the Vatican, the Forum, the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, sculptures and statues face you at every turn. Plus great shopping and food and, of course, coffee by the litre.

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