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White House West Wing Entrance

Entrance to the West Wing of the White House with the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in the background

Entrance to the West Wing of the White House with the Eisenhower Executive Office Building (EEOB) in the background. The President’s oval office is located in the West Wing along with offices for few top level staff and also the press briefing room. The EEOB houses many more staff for the Executive Office of the President.

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Bayon Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia

photo of Bayon Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia

The Bayon Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia is fantastic. The temple is located very near Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm and many other amazing temples.

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Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem

close up photo of the Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem

Close up view of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem by Bill Hunter.

The Dome of the Rock (Arabic: مسجد قبة الصخرة‎ – Masjid Qubbat As-Sakhrah, Hebrew: כיפת הסלע‎ – Kipat Hasela) is a shrine located on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem. The Foundation Stone, at its heart, bears great significance for Jews, Christians and Muslims.

The Dome of the Rock is situated in the center of the Temple Mount, the site of the Jewish Second Temple. The location is holy to Christians primarily because of the role the Temple played in the life of Jesus. The Temple was destroyed in 70 CE by the Romans, who built a temple to Jupiter on the site. During the Byzantine era, Jerusalem was primarily Christian, and pilgrims came by the tens of thousands to experience the places where Jesus walked.

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Banyon Tree Overgrowing Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia

photo of banyan tree growing over temple entranceway

I can’t remember the temple name, I’ll add it once I have a chance to go through my photos and organize them. The temple is in the Angkor park area, which includes: Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm (which is famous for the banyans growing over the temple) and many more.

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Candi Sewu, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

photo of Candi Sewu entrance

Sewu temple is the second largest Buddhist temple in Indonesia, Borobudur is the largest. The Sewa temple is located in the Prambanan temple complex in Yogyakarta, Indonesia (about 1 km away from Prambanan temple). They are rebuilding many of the temples on the site which now lie in ruins.

Candi Sewu was likely built in the 8th century as the royal palace at the end of the Rakai Panangkaran kingdom.

Related: Buddha Statues, Borobudur Temple, Java, IndonesiaBanteay Srei temple, CambodiaGrand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand

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