Is This the Most Awesome Library in the World? - via Book Riot 17.03.2014 | We have previously established that Portugal has the most beautiful bookstore in the world, but now it appears they also get the most awesome library. I came a cross a rather amazing one the other day, the library at Mafra National Palace in Portugal. The palace was built by a king who vowed to create it if his wife gave him descendants, which she did. Photo by Will Pryce
world-ethnic-beauty: Sigiriya ,Sri Lanka: King Kasyapa (477 – 495 AD) built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion. It is one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.