There really is no street in the world quite like the Las Vegas Strip. There is no other street where you could wander past the Pyramids of Giza, the Eiffel Tower and Camelot within about ten minutes of each other. The Las Vegas Strip has become famous worldwide for its massive hotel casinos, fantastic entertainment and for being the self-proclaimed ‘entertainment capital of the world’.
Built around New Mexico’s lax gambling laws, Las Vegas is a city built around the high stake world of casinos. Tourists are drawn in to gamble away their holiday money with lavishly decorated casinos, spectacular entertainment and constantly flowing drinks. In competition for more customers each casino hotel along the Las Vegas Strip has built bigger and ever more audacious displays in order to distract and entice tourists inside. The result has been this unique street of bright lights, eye catching displays and countless recreations of international monuments.
One of the most famous hotels of the Strip is Caesar’s Palace. Caesar’s Palace is an enormous hotel blending classical and art deco architectural design. All around the hotel visitors can see recreations of some of the greatest sculptures in classical art ranging from the Victory of Samothrace, the Trevi Fountain and even a recreation of the Colosseum that houses a shopping complex, sport events and musical shows.
Down from Caesar’s Palace is the Paris Hotel. The Paris Hotel is another audacious piece of design featuring a scale model of the Eiffel Tower and guests are welcomed to the hotel by a mini Arch de Triumph. Further down visitors can witness the Pyramids of Giza themselves complete with a Sphinx that lights up and provides a dazzling evening light show.
Possibly winning the prize for most bizarre however may be the Excalibur Hotel. The Excalibur is based on the mythical Camelot and has been designed as a totally imaginary, whitewashed, faux Germanic castle. It almost looks like a child built it in oversized Lego. Even the sky scraping hotel behind has its own brightly coloured towers and defensive crenulations.
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