Dozens of places where you should visit
Our world is stunningly beautiful and you can enjoy its beauty just looked out the window. However, on our planet there are places that simply fascinate with its magnificence. about the best ten of them you will learn from this article.
Dozens of places where you should visit
The Grand Canyon United States Grand Canyon, United States
One of the most profound of carenow in the world. Located in Colorado, Arizona. Its length is 446 km, the width varies from 6 to 29km is at the level of the plateau, and the bottom level — less than a kilometer. Depth — up to 1600 metres.
The great barrier reef. Australia.
One of the natural wonders of the world, the Great barrier reef off the East coast of Australia. The world’s largest coral reef.
It includes 2,500 reefs – from the small, measuring less than a hectare, to large, occupying 100 sq km of Its total area – 348698 sq km, more than the area of the UK.
Cape Town, South Africa
Its aptly called «Paradise on earth», this beautiful city at the tip of the African continent, surrounded by huge mountains, makes a person feel tiny grain of sand among the beautiful.
Taj Mahal, India
The Taj Mahal in India is one of the wonders of the world and is one of the most beautiful mausoleums. The Taj Mahal is a five-domed building height of 74 m on a platform, with 4 minarets at the corners (they are slightly tilted away from the tomb to in case of destruction not to damage it), which adjoins the garden with fountains and a swimming pool.
The walls are made of polished translucent marble (privatissima for the construction of 300 km) inlaid with gems. Were used turquoise, agate, malachite, carnelian… the Marble has the peculiarity that in bright daylight it looks white, in the early days it looks pink and moonlight silver.
For the construction of the complex was invited more than 20,000 artists from all parts of the Empire, as well as masters of Central Asia, Persia and the Middle East. On the other side of the river was located building a twin black marble, but it was not completed. To connect these two buildings had a bridge made of gray marble.
Canadian Rockies, Canada
This beautiful mountain landscapes, lakes, canyons, waterfalls, glaciers, peaks, limestone caves. Included in the list of world heritage of UNESCO.
Machu Picchu, Peru
It is sometimes called the «lost city of the Incas». This city was established as a sacred mountain shelter great ruler of the Incas is a list of over a century before the conquest of his Empire, that is, approximately in the year 1440, and operated until 1532, when the Spaniards invaded the Inca Empire. In 1532 all the inhabitants mysteriously disappeared.
The city is located on the top of a ridge at an altitude of 2057 meters above the valley of the Urubamba river in Peru.
According to its modest size Machu Picchu can not claim the role of major city — it is not more than 200 buildings. This is mainly churches, residences, warehouses and other facilities for public use. Mainly they are composed of well-crafted stone, closely fitted to each other plates. Believe in it and around it lived up to 1,200 people who worship there to the Sun God Inti and cultivated crops on the terraces.
The Pyramids Of Egypt
The Egyptian pyramids are massive monuments:)
The Egyptians began construction after 2700 p. n. E. they were built as tombs for the pharaohs. Only in Egypt was discovered 118 pyramids (November 2008). At the mention of the Egyptian pyramids, as a rule, mean the Great Pyramids, located in Giza , near Cairo. But they are not the only Piramide in Egypt. Many other pyramids are much worse preserved and is now reminiscent of the hills or heaps of stones, therefore, they are much less likely to draw the attention of scientists and tourists.
Included in the list of UNESCO world heritage. Was the capital of Edom or the Edomites, later the capital of the Nabataean Kingdom, the main city of the sons of Esau. The city is located on the territory of modern Jordan, at an altitude of over 900 meters above sea level and 660 meters above the surrounding terrain, the arava valley, in the narrow canyon Siq.
The great wall of China, China
Of course a big work with a length of 6350 km. to be Built began in the 5th century BC This wall was originally built of stone, grass, earth and wood, but bricks were used after production began. It is believed that about 2-3 million Chinese died in this project».
Iguazu Falls, Argentina
The complex has a width of 2.7 km and includes about 270 separate waterfalls. The height of the drop of water reaches 82 meters, but most falls-a little more than 60 meters. The largest waterfall — Garganta del Diablo («Devil’s Throat») — U-shaped open a width of 150 and a length of 700 meters. This waterfall marks the border between Brazil and Argentina.