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Haji Ali

Haji Ali

Mumbai, India

Haji Ali Dargah is a mosque  and shrine on an island off the coast in Worli. It was built in memory of  Haji Ali, a rich Muslim merchant who gave up all worldly pleasures before embarking on a pilgrimage. Popular not just with Mumbaikars but also people from all over the country and abroad, this mosque (dargah) is built in the Indo-Islamic style of architecture and looks stunning amid...

Xa Loi Pagoda

Xa Loi Pagoda

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The Xa Loi Pagoda is the largest in Ho Chi Minh City. It was built in 1956 and was said to contain ‘Xa Loi’ – sacred bones or rather fragments of them from The Buddha. The pagoda was the center of political protest in the 1960s, when monks and nuns inside were attacked, resulting in the deaths of thousands of Buddhists. Location: 89 Ba Huyen Thanh Quan Street, District 3               ...

Ground Zero

Ground Zero

New York, United States

The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 left a gaping wound in downtown Manhattan that still remains to this day.  The twin towers of the World Trade Center were the tallest buildings in New York City.  Several new buildings are under construction on the site, including One World Trade Center.  Construction was delayed over concerns about cost and security, but the tower is scheduled to be comple...

The Nami Jefet Memorial Library

The Nami Jefet Memorial Library

Beirut, Lebanon

The Nami Jefet Memorial Library was built in 1951. Now fully updated and computerized it lists over 250,315 titles written in almost a dozen languages. The Archives Department, with material collected since the early days of the university, is a treasure house of information, chiefly about AUB and Lebanon. ...