Maryna Wapistan

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In the Israeli desert overlooking the Dead Sea sits Masada (מצדה), an ancient ruined city atop a tall plateau. More than 2,000 years old, the settlement's significant fortifications were erected between 37 and 31 BCE. In 72 CE, Jewish rebels that had taken control of the city several years prior came under siege by the Roman army. Over the course of a year the Romans bombarded Masada while building a ramp up the side of the plateau, eventually overcoming the city's defenses. The ramp and the army's fortifications remain to this day, and tourists can either walk up the narrow snaking foot path or take a gondola to the top. Explore more photos by clicking the blue location link above. Photo by @learan.

Huangshan (黄山), or "Yellow Mountain," is situated in east China's Anhui province. It's known for sweeping views of jutting granite peaks that emerge just above the clouds, sturdy pine trees and must-see sunrises over the North Sea. Those who visit Huangshan have the opportunity to stand on the world's highest bridge, known as The Bridge of Immortals. Visitors can also climb several hundred steps to Lotus Peak—Huangshan's highest summit at an altitude of 1,837 meters (6,027 feet). Want to see more? Visit Huangshan by clicking the blue location link above and check out the #huangshan and #黄山 hashtags. Photo by @yeefs

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