The capital is a religious center, with a long history, which is reflected in the architecture and traditions. The city is surrounded by Himalaya mountains, that contribute to the overall atmosphere.
The enormous – 200 meters high – rock served as a capital in the 5th century. The royal palace was built on the top of it and its sides were decorated with colorful frescoes under King Kasyapa’s command.
The deepest lake in the world, reaching 1,642 m (5,387 ft) depth, becomes a gorgeous spot when is frozen. The freshwater lake is also one of the oldest lakes in the world: at least 25 million years old!
A deep pit with blue walls is overlaid with a transparent glass, which is covered with a thin layer of water. The effect is overwhelming: it really looks like a swimming pool, filled with water. However, the visitors do not even get wet!
Pergamon gives a glimpse of the greatness of it: the rich city used to impress with architectural monuments. Today the ruins of the historical city are widely visited by tourists.
Tianzi means “son of heaven” and is called after Xiang Dakun, who was a farmer and a leader of a farmers’ revolt. The spot is so unique, that nowhere else in the world you would find anything like it.
With many waterfalls, mountains and ecological diversity, the spot attracts many visitors. Doi Inthanon is 1,850 m (6,070 ft) high and is the highest mountain in Thailand. Overall elevation varies, which has effect on the unequal climate.
The volcano is located in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, which is a popular tourist destination. Lately Mount Bromo was active in 2004, 2010 and 2011. Therefore, during the Hindu festival the habitants travel up the mountain to sacrifice food and flowers by throwing it into the volcano’s caldera.
Lake Kucherla, Siberia, Russia. The magnificent lake is situated in the Altai Mountains, in Katun Nature Reserve. It stretches for 4,67 kilometers and is surrounded by high peaks, that reach 3000 meters height.
Jiuzhaigou Valley (Nine Village Valley) is definitely one of the most amazing places on Earth. Located in northern Sichuan province, on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau, it is China’s national park and a nature reserve. The location was barely known for outsiders for a long time. Now it is being heavily visited by the tourists ever since.
Maldives is an amazing place to go for a vacation if you want to spent time in heaven on Earth. Maldives has it all you might wish: warm crystal clear water, white sandy beaches, palm trees, colorful marine life. The climate is warm throughout the year. The sea breeze works as a natural air conditioner, making the weather softer and the most pleasant than anywhere else.
Vaadhoo Island, Maldives. The famous group of islands are known for being a heaven on Earth. But Vaadhoo Island has a lot of surprises, that are revealed at night.
Socotra is a four islands archipelago in Indian Ocean. The unusual island belongs to Yemen. It is of continental origin and is the most isolated place in the world of that kind.
Top 10 World’s Strangest Buildings. Nice architecture not only provides comfortable houses. It shapes the aura of the cities we live in, depicts their mood and pleases our curious eyes. Check out ten world famous buildings, you might want to visit one day.
The Phi Phi Islands are stunning holiday destination, located in Thailand. Andaman Sea washes their shores and the bigger island Phuket is not far away. The group consists of six islands. Their size varies from 28 km2 (8 km in length and 3.5 km wide) to 6.6 km2.
Floating Movie Theater is found in Thailand. Designed by German architect Ole Scheeren, the entertainment spot attracted many movie buffs this year.
Bird’s Nest Restaurant is located in Soneva Kirl Eco Resort in Thailand and has become one of the main attractions there.
Hua Shan or Mount Hua is located near the city of Huayin in Shaanxi province. The bigger city of Xi’an is found about 120 kilometers (75 mi) East from it. The highest peak is the South Peak at 2,154.9 meters (7,070 ft). The tracks are one of the most dangerous in the world.