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     Perhaps the best of all is the Navoomi-based Savaj Imperial Palace museum, which has little in terms of signs of explanation, but numerous artifacts. The guides there, who will speak Ingallish, will be very fluent with the history and use of each of the artifacts. They can accompany you or your family for U25 for up to an hour and a half, or you can join a guided tour for U5.
     Next best would be the Utan Krysaror-based National Museum of Utanian History. Though incomplete (due late 301), the number of artifacts and the excellent explanations will certainly provide you with at least a day's viewing, if not more.

Ruins

There is no shortage of ruins across Utania. Probably the most spectacular is the Savaj Macchu Picchu, a former mountaintop fortress-town used to defend against the B'yantusu kingdom, until the B'yantusu joined the Savaj Empire a thousand years ago. It is a mere one hour from Utan-Jesu, which is in the south of Savana state.
     There is several other ruins of old fortresses or castles in Utani B'yan and Savana, including Chiquiti Kotua Arasete, Fortress Kayara and the Kanharan Kingdom's old fortress wall, which bordered their neighbours the Tuaman some 1300 years ago.
     Perhaps one of the best ruins in the old Tuaman Imperial Courtyard, some 30 km south of Tuama-Koj, which was the site of the capital of the Tuaman Empire, which ruled much of modern Utani B'yan between 1500 B.P. and 1380 B.P. It is a series of massive stone pyramids that served as both places of worship, but, in some cases, as the homes of the more affluent or important people. The Tuamans had learnt that the Savaj were hard to conquer when their cities were on hillsides, so the Tuaman build their capital on artificial hillsides.

Buildings

Buildings fall into three categories: Modern, Guwimith period and Savaj Imperial period. Most buildings pre-Savaj Empire are ruins now, and there is actually few modern buildings of impressive appeal. Utan Krysaror will be one of these when it is completed: a massive suburb is being built from nothing in the old disused docklands of the old city, which will feature the embassies, government buildings and will be surrounded by beautiful gardens and museums and galleries.
     There is several good examples of Guwimith-style buildings, flavoured with Utani style, in Lasanne and Nystonia, close to the east coast, with the most numerous examples in Vela Luka, while most of Luka's old buildings have been demolished to make way for "modern" glass towers.
       There was spurts of growth in Vela Luka, and so the buildings built during the Guwimith Imperial period reflect those "spurts": the 230's with the Art Deco style, the 180's with the old columns and massive stone buildings, and some buildings date from the 260's with a neo-classical style.
     For Savaj Imperial period buildings, Navoomi is the best source. Most of the Imperial Capital remains, as most are only three to six hundred years old, and are still used for the same functions. Navoomi's Imperial quarter can be best described as taking a trip back three hundred years in time. The other major centres around Utania, mostly in the western, less "Guwimithified" regions, there is no shortage of Savaj Imperial period architecture.

SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

It all depends on how long you would like to be in Utania, and what you would like to see. You might like to consider the following:
2 days
Utan Krysaror - the museums, the Presidential Suburb, the historical buildings
OR
Luka and surrounds, taking in Charleston and the Dansvelt region, where the country's wine is grown.

1 week
Lasanne - Take in Luka for the two days, then head out to Ujam for the cathedrals and museums, driving along the Luka river, taking you through the fertile Waikato region. From Ujam, if you've a taste for more Utani culture, catch a flight to Utan Savaj and meet the locals. Stay in hostels, not the luxurious hotels, because you can meet the locals that way.
OR
Utani B'yan - fly to Utan Krysaror, tour there for a couple of days, then travel west to Agraam, Aka'an, and then Tuama-Koj, seeing the magnificent pyramids and fortifications of the Tuaman Kingdom. Head slowly to Kanhara or Ayana taking at least one of the wheat-growing local villages on the way.


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