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Around the world in 50 places
作者:21ST    来源:高中版第86期    日期: 2010-04-26

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

外研版高三年级:Revision

关键词:Ayers Rock

话题归类:自然Nature



哪里是你最心仪的旅游圣地?美国《国家地理》杂志为你精选出50个不可错过的人间仙境!


IF you had all the time and money in the world, where would you travel to? Editors of National Geographic Traveller magazine have put together a landmark collection of the world's 50 greatest places in five separate groups:

1. Urban spaces: the most exciting big cities.

2. Wild places: the greatest adventures.

3. Paradise found: the most beautiful and relaxing spots.

4.Country unbound: the far away and peaceful places.

5. World wonders: the top cultural sites.

Urban spaces

1. Barcelona, Spain

2. Hong Kong, China

3. Istanbul, Turkey

4. Jerusalem, Middle East

5. London, England

6. New York, US

7. Paris, France

8. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

9. San Francisco, US

10. Venice, Italy

Wild places

1. Antarctica

The Antarctica, at the bottom of the world, is the world's largest, coldest and loneliest "white continent".

2. Amazon (亚马逊)

It is one of the world's great rainforests. The Amazon River runs from the Andes (安第斯山脉) to the sea and is the second longest, after the Nile in Egypt.

3. Canadian Rockie

The mountainous Canadian Rockies are excellent for cross-country skiing.

4. Galapagos Islands (加拉帕哥斯群岛)

The islands, 800km west of South America, lie on the equator (赤道) and are famous for their unique wildlife.

5. Grand Canyon (大峡谷)

The Grand Canyon is on the Colorado River in the US. (Full story on page 13)

6. Australia's Outback

The Outback is famous for its 348m-high rock, Uluru (Ayers Rock). It's the world's largest sandstone (砂岩) rock.

7. Papua New Guinea Reefs (巴布亚新几内亚暗礁)

North of Australia, these reefs are great for diving and learning about the different fishes that live there.

8. Sahara (撒哈拉沙漠)

It's exciting to travel on camels across the endless hot sands of Northern Africa and enjoy the beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

9. Serengeti (塞伦盖蒂草原)

This wild area in Tanzania (坦桑尼亚) leaves visitors with great memories of wild animals feeding on the plains.

10. Venezuela's Tepui

"Tepuis" means "flat-topped mountains". They have hundreds of waterfalls. Angel Falls is the highest known waterfall in the world.

Paradise found

1. Amalfi Coast

It lies off the bottom of Italy. Visitors can en the seaside scenery and try local wine from the vineyards (葡萄园).

2. Boundary Water

Thousands of people come to canoe (划独木舟) and fish in the Boundary Waters of the US each year.

3. British Virgin Island

They offer some of the greatest sailing in the world.

4. Greek Island

The 2004 Olympic Games will be held in Greece. Greek islands are famous for their beaches, sunlight, blue waters and historical sites.

5. Hawaiian Island

A great place for family holidays and a land of romance for honeymooners (度蜜月者). (Full story on page 12)

6. Japanese Ryokan

Ryokan are Japanese hotels. They offer visitors the chance to experience traditional (传统的) Japanese lifestyles.

6. Kerala (喀拉拉邦)

Kerala is a land of thick forests, in the southwest of India. It's famous for its beautiful rivers and lakes.

7. Torres del Paine (托雷斯德尔佩恩国家公园)

This area stretches from the grasses of the plains to the cliffs (悬崖) of the Andes in Chile (智利), South America.

9. Seychelles (塞舌尔)

Often forgotten out in the middle of the Indian Ocean, far away from Africa, this group of more than 100 islands attracts travellers with its warm waters, quiet beaches and romantic air.

10. Pacific Island

There are hundreds of islands in the Pacific Ocean for you to choose and enjoy the beautiful scenery and water activities.

Country unbound

1. Alp

You can enjoy wonderful cross-country skiing, cycling and hiking among the Alps in Europe. (Full story on page 14)

2. Big Sur

The Big Sur region, about 145km long, lies along California's coast in the US. You can hike along the streams in the cool, tree-lined valleys from beaches to mountains.

3. Canadian Maritime

Here you can kayak (乘皮船) the world's highest tides. Or you can tour the Maritimes' rivers by boat and hike beside beautiful watersides.

4. Coastal Norway

You can enjoy historic buildings built in stone as rivers wind their way into mountainous areas with many natural attractions.

5. Danang to Hue (岘港至顺化)

Journey from Danang to Hue allows you to visit the royal palaces and other architecture (建筑) in Viet Nam.

6. England's Lake District

The Lake District in north-west England offers lovely walks around lakes and castles.

7. Loire Valley (卢瓦尔河谷)

A place to enjoy the beautiful valley and cottages in historic villages in France.

8. North Island, New Zealand

Discover a peaceful state of mind while you enjoy the coastal scenery and white sandy beaches.

9. Tuscany (托斯卡纳区)

Where does 90 per cent of all art work from the Renaissance period (文艺复兴时期) come from? The answer lies in the heart of Italy: Tuscany

10. Vermont (佛蒙特州)

A beautiful green mountain state in the US. It's a great place for skiing, canoeing, hiking, picnicking and wildlife.

World wonders

1. Acropolis (雅典卫城)

The Acropolis is a symbol of classical beauty and a great achievement of ancient Greek architecture.

2. Angkor Wat (吴哥窟)

The ancient city of Angkor Wat in Cambodia is beautiful and mysterious (神秘的).

3. Giza Pyramid

The largest pyramid ever built was the Great Pyramid at Giza, southwest of modern Cairo in Egypt.

4. Great Wall

"He who does not reach the Great Wall is not a true man." So climb to the top of China's wonder and become a true man.

5. Machu Picchu (马丘比丘)

The sacred (神圣的) remains of an ancient city in Peru (秘鲁) lie between two high mountains and are surrounded by beautiful rainforest.

6. Mesa Verde (弗德台地)

Mesa Verde in Colorado, US, is famous for its historic cliff dwellings (住处).

7. Petra (佩特拉)

Jordan's Petra lies south of modern Amman (安曼). The city is surrounded by high hills of rose-red sandstone.

8. Taj Mahal (泰姬陵)

The Taj Mahal in India, a great memorial to love, is one of the most photographed places in the world. (Full story on page 13)

9. Vatican City (梵蒂冈城)

It is one of the most important places on the globe. It is where the head of the Roman Catholic (天主教) church, the Pope (罗马教皇), lives.

10. Cyberspace

The Internet pushes life beyond the old physical limits of time and space. Here you can travel around the world without leaving your home.


HELP
landmark n. 里程碑,代表性景点
site n. 遗址
unique adj. 独特的
scenery n. 景色
royal adj. 皇家的
classical adj. 古典的



关键词:外研版 高三 Revision 自然Nature



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