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    Tourists gather at the top of the Iguazu Falls at the border of Argentina and Brazil

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    Are borders really just armed guards, barbed wires, high fences, and security checks? Well, I say, let us agree to disagree. Borders are not symbols of war, hatred, or death. What if I were to say that some borders are, in fact, symbols of love, friendship, and beauty! Surprised?

    To shatter all stereotypes, we bring you a list of the most amazing borders between countries across the world. Check them out.

    Some people across borders simply like to settle things over a round-table conference at the border.

    1. Germany, Netherlands, and Belgium: The Dreiländerpunkt near the city of Aachen

    Tourists sit at the round seating arrangement at the border of Germany-Netherlands-Belgium

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    2. Austria, Hungary, and Slovakia: A picnic spot in the middle of nowhere

    A triangular table at the border of Austria-Hungary-Slovakia

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    Others fancy a nice fine dining experience at the border.

    3. Belgium and Netherlands: The Baarle Nassau Frontière Café

    The Baarle Nassau Frontière Café at the border between Belgium and Netherlands

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    And for the adventure lovers…

    4. Spain and Portugal: Zipline across the nations

    A person ziplines across the border of Spain and Portugal

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    5. Norway and Sweden: Tobogganing at the snowy slopes

    Snowbikers pass through the border of Norway and Sweden

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    Because reading has no boundaries…

    6. USA and Canada: Inside Haskell Free Library & Opera House

    US-Canada border inside Haskell Free Library & Opera House

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    But should sports be any different?

    7. USA and Mexico: Fence at Naco

    Residents of Naco in Arizona join the residents of Naco in Mexico for a volleyball match during the fourth Fiesta Bi-Nacional at the fence.

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    8. Finland and Sweden: Golf Course at the border

    A golf course straddling the Finnish-Swedish border

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    There are also some beautiful manmade wonders at the borders

    9. China and Mongolia: At the City of Dinosaurs

    Kissing dragons at the border of China and Mongolia

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    10. Netherlands and Germany: Through the Eurode Business Center

    The line of border between Germany and Netherlands passing through the Eurode business center

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    There is a police office and a post office each on either side of this border.

    11. Vatican City and Italy: Entrance of St. Peter’s Square

    The entry to the famous St. Peter’s Square marks the border between Italy and the sovereign Catholic city-state of Vatican City.

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    The entrance of the St. Peter’s Square marks the begin of the Vatican City itself. The image above shows a view of the city of Rome from St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. On one end of the St. Peter’s Square lies the St. Peter’s Basilica. On the other end is the city of Rome in Italy.

    And we simply cannot miss these natural wonders

    12. Argentina and Brazil: Through the Iguazu Falls

    Tourists gather at the top of the Iguazu Falls at the border of Argentina and Brazil

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    13. Zambia and Zimbabwe: Through the Victoria Falls

    Early morning lights at the Victoria Falls at the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia

    14. Germany and Czech Republic: On the Bastei Bridge

    The Bastei Bridge at the border of Germany and Czech Republic

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    15. Poland and Ukraine: Between villages Horodyszcze n Eastern Poland and Varyazh in Western Ukraine

    The images of giant fish are situated between villages Horodyszcze in Eastern Poland and Varyazh in Western Ukraine

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    16. Nepal and China: Over Mt. Everest

    The border between China and Nepal passing over the Mt Everest

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    Oh yes! The border between Nepal and China actually passes through the top of the Mt. Everest. Amazing, isn’t it?

    17. Venezuela, Brazil, and Guyana: Over Mt. Roraima

    The triangular table top at Mt Roraima

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    The triangular plateau of Mt. Roraima has the three countries on the three sides of the plateau.

    18. Slovenia and Austria: At the Kepa Mountain

    View through the clouds from the top of the Kepa mountain in Karavanke range on the border of Slovenia and Austria

    If you take a walk along the top of the Kepa Mountain, you would, in fact, be walking right along the border of Slovenia and Austria.

    19. Russia and United States: At the Diomede Islands

    The border between Russia and United States that passes through Diomede islands

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    The border between USA (Alaska) and Russia passes through the Bering Strait. The Diomede islands lie in the middle of the strait. On the Russian side lies the Big Diomede Island. On the side of Alaska lies the Little Diomede Island.

    But let’s not forget this one…

    20. India and Pakistan: The Wagah Border

    The retreating parade at the Wagah border between India and Pakistan

    Yes, it is much like a conventional border. But the matched show of retreating parade on either side is a sight to watch. And let’s not forget the Independence Day celebrations. While Pakistan celebrates its Independence Day on 14th August, India does so on 15th August.

    Here, have a look at the Independence Day Celebrations from 15th August 2015.

    Must Read: How India And Pakistan Are Not So Different From Each Other

    So, which of these borders interest you the more? Let us know and we will help you plan a holiday to these destinations.

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