Bali is an island and province of Indonesia. The province includes the island of Bali and a few smaller neighbouring islands, notably Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Ceningan. Located between the islands of Java and Lombok island, Bali island is also commonly referred to as The Island Of Thousands Temples and The Island of Gods.
Bali is a popular tourist destination, which has seen a significant rise in tourists since the 1980s. It is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music. The Indonesian International Film Festival is held every year in Bali.
History of Bali
The island of Bali, like most of the islands of the Indonesian archipelago, is the result of the tectonic subduction of the Indo-Australian plate under the Eurasian plate. The tertiary ocean floor, made of ancient marine deposits including accumulation of coral reefs, was lifted above the sea level by the subduction. Layers of Tertiary limestone lifted from the ocean floor are still visible in areas such as the Bukit peninsula with the huge limestone cliffs of Uluwatu, or in the northwest of the island at Prapat Agung.
At the edge of the subduction, Bali is also at the edge of the continental Sunda shelf, just west of the Wallace line, and was at time connected to the neighbouring island of Java, particularly during the lowering of the sea level in the Ice Ages. Its fauna and flora are therefore Asian
Bali was inhabited by around 2000 BC by Austronesian peoples who migrated originally from Taiwan through Maritime Southeast Asia. Culturally and linguistically, the Balinese are thus closely related to the peoples of the Indonesian archipelago, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Oceania.
Stone tools dating from this time have been found near the village of Cekik in the island’s west. In ancient Bali, nine Hindu sects existed, namely Pasupata, Bhairawa, Siwa Shidanta, Waisnawa, Bodha, Brahma, Resi, Sora, and Ganapatya. Each sect revered a specific deity as its personal Godhead.
Culture of Bali
The culture of Bali is unique. People say that the Balinese people have reached self-content. It is not an exaggeration that when a Balinese is asked what heaven is like, he would say, just like Bali, without the worries of mundane life. They want to live in Bali, to be cremated in Bali when they die, and to reincarnate in Bali.
Traditional Painting as one of the Cultures of Bali, faithfully depicting religious and mythological symbolisms, met with Western and modern paintings, giving birth to contemporary paintings, free in its creative topics yet strongly and distinctively Balinese. Its dance, its music, and its pupets theaters , while have been continually enriched by contemporary and external artistry, are still laden with religious connotations, performed mostly to appease and to please the gods and the goddesses. Wood and stone carvings, gold and silver crafts parallel the development of paintings, gracefully evolving with external forces to enhance their characters. The batik of Bali owes its origin to Java, and inspired the development of ikat and double ikat.
Balinese dance is beautiful and unique, and is closely connected to religious rituals. Dances are often performed at ceremonies, typically as part of dramas, and most involve the Balinese version of the Hindu Ramayana epic. Traditional Balinese dance forms are passed on to girls and boys at a very young age, and training is often rigorous and disciplined. Travelers are likely to have the chance to see dances if they attend ceremonies, but can also take advantage of the many performances put on for audiences across this beautiful island.
Kecak dance and Barong dance are some of the most famous dances in this island. The Kecak dance, involves a chorus of seated men who create the backing sounds with their mouths and move and sway their outstretched arms to accompany the drama. And the Barong dance involves a story of possession by demons, mythical creatures, and the struggle between good and evil.
Dances can be seen all over Bali, but are most common in the area around Ubud, where they are put on regularly for travelers, and in Denpasar, where several cultural centers and dance schools are found.
Tourist Attractions in Bali
Bali is a popular tourist in Indonesia. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Many tourists visit this beautiful island since 1980s. It is popular for its temples, arts, natures and also marines. Bali is part of the Coral Triangle,, the area with the highest biodiversity of marine species. In this area alone over 500 reef building coral species can be found. It’s so wonderful. Below are the most popular tourist attractions in this island of Gods.
Best Beaches in the World
Bali has one of the best beaches in the world. Many come to This island maybe for the culture, the arts, the temples, diving, surfing or even the food, but one thing for sure it is also for the beaches. Travelers visit this beautiful island for its long stretches of white sand beach, the crystal clear sea for swimming, strong waves for surfing and volcanic black sands for sunbathing. There are many types of beach in this island, from those with big rocks created by corals or lava to those covered wholly with white or black sand.
Nusa Dua Beach
There are a variety of flowers and plants that grows around here. Imagine tall palm trees, wild mangroves, fragrant trees and orchids amidst clear blue ocean and rolling golden sand. Swimming here is great as the currents and waves are low. The water is crystal clear for snorkeling. It is also popular for its luxury hotels and resorts.
The beach is always crowded with locals or tourist, mostly for the vibe and energy that circles around here. At night you can find the Kuta beach parties among the beach clubs that are guaranteed to entertain. Kuta Beach has higher waves and the currents are strong making it a perfect beach for surfers. But of course it means not so much for swimming.
It stretches several kilometers long with golden sand and small corals. There are many shells here for the avid collectors. The waves here are milder and best for swimming. This beautiful beach is located at the coast of village Sanur, south of Bali.
Temples of Bali
Bali is known as the “Island of A Thousand Temples”. It proved that the cultural treasure and also religion tradition in this island of Gods are still exist without giving up the modern lifestyle. These are the most popular temples in this island.
Tanah Lot Sea Temple
Tanah Lot temple was built and has been a part of Balinese mythology for centuries. The temple is one of seven sea temples around the Balinese coast. Tanah Lot means “Land [sic: in the] Sea” in the Balinese language. At the base of the rocky island, poisonous sea snakes are believed to guard the temple from evil spirits and intruders. A giant snake purportedly protects the temple, which was created from Nirartha’s towel when he established the island.
The Uluwatu Temple is regarded as one of the Sea Kahyangan and dedicated to Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa in his manifestation as Rudra. This temple is built in the edge of a 70 m high cliff or rock projecting into the sea.
Alps – The Alps are the highest and most extensive mountain range system that lies entirely in Europe, stretching approximately 1,200 kilometres (750 mi) across eight Alpine countries: Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Slovenia, and Switzerland. Extreme shortening caused by the event resulted in marine sedimentary rocks rising by thrusting and folding into high mountain peaks such as Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. Mont Blanc spans the French–Italian border, and at 4,810 m (15,781 ft) is the highest mountain in the Alps.
Thirteen thousand species of plants have been identified in the Alpine regions. Wildlife such as ibex live in the higher peaks to elevations of 3,400 m (11,155 ft), and plants such as Edelweiss grow in rocky areas in lower elevations as well as in higher elevations.
The largest mammal to live in the highest altitudes are the alpine ibex, which have been sighted as high as 3,000 m (9,843 ft). The ibex live in caves and descend to eat the succulent alpine grasses. reas of the eastern Alps are still home to brown bears. In Switzerland the canton of Bern was named for the bears but the last bear is recorded as having been killed in 1792.
Rivers and Lakes in the Alps
Major European rivers flow from Switzerland, such as the Rhine, the Rhône, the Inn, the Ticino and the Po, all of which have headwaters in this mountains and flow into neighbouring countries, finally emptying into the North Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, the Adriatic Sea and the Black Sea. The rivers form lakes, such as Lake Geneva, a crescent shaped lake crossing the Swiss border with Lausanne on the Swiss side and the town of Evian-les-Bains on the French side. In Germany, the medieval St. Bartholomew’s chapel was built on the south side of the Königssee, accessible only by boat or by climbing over the abutting peaks.
Tourist Attractions in the Alps
The Alps are one of the more popular tourist destinations in the world with many resorts such Oberstdorf, in Bavaria, Saalbach in Austria, Davos in Switzerland, Chamonix in France, and Cortina d’Ampezzo in Italy. Large hotels were built during the Belle Époque; cog-railways, built early in the 20th century, brought tourists to ever higher elevations, with the Jungfraubahn terminating at the Jungfraujoch, well above the eternal snow-line, after going through a tunnel in Eiger.
Hanoi Tourist Attractions – Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and the country’s second largest city. The city lies on the right bank of the Red River. Hanoi is 1,760 km (1,090 mi) north of Ho Chi Minh City and 120 km (75 mi) west of Hai Phong city. Hanoi is located in northern region of Vietnam, situated in the Vietnam’s Red River delta, nearly 90 km (56 mi) away from the coastal area. Hanoi contains three basic kind of terrain, which are the delta area, the midland area and mountainous zone.
Hanoi effortlessly blends new Asia’s dynamic face with the exotic vibe of old Asia. The modern and the medieval co-exist beautifully on the streets of the Vietnamese capital. In the Old Quarter, sellers set up shop on the tangled web of streets like they have for nearly a century, locals in conical hats whiz by on bicycles, grey-bearded men challenge each other to games of chess on the shores of Hoan Kiem Lake and the city’s bold and beautiful feast at posh restaurants before dancing to the latest hits at packed nightclubs. Hanoi is where the paradox of modern Vietnam comes alive, and the capital has it all: ancient history, the legacy of a colonial past and a modern outlook that remains optimistic about the future.
Hanoi features a warm humid subtropical climate with plentiful precipitation. The city experiences the typical climate of northern Vietnam, with 4 distinct seasons. Summer, from May until August, is characterized by hot and humid weather with abundant rainfall. September to October is fall, characterized by a decrease in temperature and precipitation. Winter, from November to January, is dry and cool by national standards. The city is usually cloudy and foggy in winter, averaging only 1.5 hours of sunshine per day in February.
Hanoi Tourist Attractions
Belows are the most popular Hanoi Tourist attractions.
Hoa Lo Prison or The Hanoi Hilton
It was a prison used by the French colonists in Vietnam for political prisoners, and later by North Vietnam for U.S. Prisoners of War during the Vietnam War. The Hanoi Hilton was one site used by the North Vietnamese Army to house, torture and interrogate captured servicemen, mostly American pilots shot down during bombing raids. Now, it is the most popular Hanoi tourist attractions.
Hoan Kiem Lake
It is also known as Hồ Gươm (Sword Lake), is a lake in the historical center of Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. The lake is one of the major scenic spots in the city and serves as a focal point for its public life. Near the northern shore of the lake lies Jade Island on which the Temple of the Jade Mountain (Ngoc Son Temple) stands. The temple was erected in the 18th century.
Tran Quoc Pagoda
It is the oldest pagoda in the city and one of the most popular Hanoi tourist attractions, originally constructed in the sixth century during the reign of Emperor Lý Nam Đế (from 544 until 548), thus giving it an age of more than 1,450 years. Monks have lived at the Trấn Quốc Pagoda for centuries, teaching the ways of Buddhism to the public. Before the visitors start arriving, the monks pray at the multiple shrines spread around the grounds.
In the Trấn Quốc pagoda there are also worship female Buddhas, known as the “Mothers”. Their shrines are in the front of the courtyard. The green Mother has domain over the mountains and forests. The white Mother has domain over the water. And lastly the red Mother has domain over the sky.
Hanoi Opera House
It is an opera house in central Hanoi, Vietnam. It was erected by the French colonial administration between 1901 and 1911. It was modeled on the Palais Garnier, the older of Paris’s two opera houses, and is considered to be one of the architectural landmarks of Hanoi. The opera house is described in the memoirs of Blanche Arral who performed in the new Hanoi Opera House in 1902 while waiting for the 1902 Exposition of Hanoi to open.
Hanoi West Lake is the biggest freshwater lake of northwest center of Hanoi, Vietnam. With a shore length of 17 km (about 10.6 miles) and 500 hectare (about 5 km2) in area, this is the largest lake of the capital and a popular place for recreation with many surrounding gardens, hotels and villas. West Lake was created from a curved part of Red River and appeared in several Vietnamese legends. One legend suggests that West Lake was shaped after the battle between Lạc Long Quân and a nine-tailed fox spirit, and that’s why the lake was once called “Fox Corpse Swamp”.
Attractions – Below are the best attractions list in every continent on earth. Find your favorite tourist attractions and get wonderful moments of it.
Best and Popular Europe Attractions
Europe is a continent that comprises the westernmost part of Eurasia. Europe is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. To the east and southeast, Europe is generally considered as separated from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways of the Turkish Straits.
These are the best and most popular attractions in Europe.
Zurich is a beautiful city, located in the center of Switzerland. It is very popular and almost 25 millions of people visit Zurich every year. The churches and houses of the old town are clustered here, as are the most expensive shops along the famous Bahnhofstrasse. The Lindenhof in the old town is the historical site of the Roman castle, and the later Carolingian Imperial Palace. This city is one of the major tourist attractions in Switzerland.
Eiffel Tower is the tallest building in Paris and one of the popular structures in the world. It is located in Champ de Mars, in the edge of the Seine River, Paris, France. This tower was designed by Alexandre Gustave Eiffel. It is the most popular tourist attraction in France, especially Paris. More than 200 million of people visited Eiffel Tower from its first open.
Colosseum as One of the Best Europe Attractions
Colosseum was a big building for show. It was popular used as a place or stadium for the gladiators fighting. Name ‘colosseum’ was taken from the name of a 40 m high statue, Colossus. It also called Amphitheatre or FlavianAmphitheatre. In Italy, people usually call it ‘il colosseo’. But, in another Rome’s language call it ‘le colisee’ or ‘el coliseo’. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, located in the capital city of Italy, Rome.
Royal Buckingham Palace in United Kingdom
This Palace is located in the city of Westminster. Royal Buckingham Palace is the London residence and administrative headquarters ot the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom. The Buckingham Place became the London residence of the British monarch on the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837. Now, the Buckingham Palace is often at the center of state occasions and royal hospitality.
Sagadra Familia in Spain
Sagadra Familia is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona. It was designed by Catalan Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi (1852 – 1926). The Church will have three grand facades, the Navity facade to the East, the Passion facade to the West and the Glory facade to the South (yet to be completed). The Navity facade was the first facade to be completed, it was constructed between 1894 and it’s dedicated to the birth of Jesus.
Keukenhof Garden is the Garden of Europe
Keukenhof Garden means Kitchen Garden or also known as the Garden of Europe is one of the largest and popular gardens in the world. It is located in Lisse, the Netherlands. Keukenhof Garden features many kinds of different gardens and gardens style. For example, the English Landscape Garden shows winding paths and unexpected see-through points (designed by Zocher in 1830), the Historical Garden of Keukenhof is an enclosed garden where you can see many old types of bulbs and the Japanese Garden is a non-traditional garden in a natural environment.
The Fisherman’s Bastion in Hungary
The Fisherman’s Bastion is one of the most popular attractions in Budapest, Hungary. It is a terrace in neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque style situated on the Buda bank of the Danube, on the Castle hill in Budapest, around Matthias Church.
Louvre Museum in Paris
The Louvre Museum (in France: Musée du Louvre) is one of the biggest museum, the most visited museum and a historical monument in the world. This museum is located in Rive Droite Seine, First Arondisemen in Paris, France. The famous collection in this museum such as “The Seated Scribe” from Saqqara, Egypt (from 2600 BC until 2350 BC) and “Mona Lisa” by Leonardo da Vinci.
The London Eye
The London Eye is a giant and the biggest Ferris wheel in the world. It is located on the South Bank of the River Thames in London, England. It is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe and offered the highest public viewing point in London. These days, the London Eye is being a popular tourist attraction in London with over 3.75 million visitors annually and has made many appearances in popular cultures.
Best Americas Attractions
The Americas, also collectively called America, encompass the totality of the continents of North America and South America. The topography is dominated by the American Cordillera, a long chain of mountains that runs the length of the west coast. The flatter eastern side of the Americas is dominated by large river basins, such as the Amazon, St. Lawrence River / Great Lakes basin, Mississippi, and La Plata.
These are the best and most popular attractions in North America and South America.
This waterfall is located in Ontario Canada and United States of America. Niagara waterfall is popular as a tourist attraction because of its beauty, and getting more beautiful when Polar Vortex covers almost a half of USA area. One of the attractive things of Niagara falls is rainbow across waterfall. If you are lucky, you would see double rainbows across this waterfall.
Christ the Redeemer
Christ the Redeemer is a colossal statue of Jesus Christ, situated at the summit of Mount Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro, southeastern Brazil. This popular statue is the largest Art Deco style sculpture in the world and one of the Rio de Janeiro’s most recognizable landmarks.
The Statue of Liberty
It is one of the most popular attractions in the United States. Statue of Liberty is a national monument in USA. More than one hundred years ago, the people of France gave this statue for the people of America as a symbol of friendship along the revolution of America. The Statue of Liberty as symbols of freedom, democration and friendship between France and United States of America.
The Central Park in New York
Central Park is one of many places that make New York such a great place to live. This park is located in the center of Manhattan. This park offers several lakes, theaters, rice rinks, fountains, tennis courts, baseballs fields, many playgrounds and other facilities.
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park is one of the largest and least fragmented habitat blocks in the Sierra Nevada, and the park supports a diversity of plants and animals. The high country of Yosemite contains beautiful areas such as Tuolumne Meadows, Dana Meadows, the Clark Range, the Cathedral Range, and the Kuna Crest. The Lyell Glacier is the largest glacier in Yosemite National Park and is one of the few remaining in the Sierra Nevada today.
Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park is the first national park in the United States, located in the north part of Arizona, USA. The Grand Canyon also called as “Red Rock Country”. It is one of the popular tourist attractions in the United States. It is very beautiful because all parts of this canyon have orange color.
Great Smoky National Park
It is the most popular and most visited national park in the United States. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a national Park in the United States which straddes the ridge-line of the Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are several historical attractions in this park and the most popular is Cades Cove, a valley with a preserved historic buildings, including log cabins, barns and churches.
Hawaii Tourist attractions
Hawaii consists of islands and belongs to the Oceania. It was found for the first time by a Britain explorer, James Cook in January 10th 1778. With Honolulu as its capital city, tourist attractions in Hawaii that popular in the world.
Acapulco de Juarez in Mexico
Acapulco de Juarez is popular as the oldest and most well-known beach resorts in Mexico. The resort area is divided into two area, those are the north end of the bay is the traditional area and the south end of the bay is dominated by newer luxury high-rise hotels. Acapulco is still famous and attracts many tourists both local and foreign, although the most of the visitors are from Mexico itself.
Amazon River is not only the greatest river in the world, but also a “home” to many other “extremes” of the natural world. One of the largest freshwater fish in the world is found living in the waters of this river. It is also one of the longest river in the world with 6,259 kilometers or 3,903 mi long.
Best Australia Attractions
Australia is a continent comprising mainland Australia, Tasmania, New Guinea, Seram, possibly Timor, and neighbouring islands. The continent lies on a continental shelf overlain by shallow seas which divide it into several landmasses—the Arafura Sea and Torres Strait between mainland Australia and New Guinea, and Bass Strait between mainland Australia and Tasmania. With a total land area of 8.56 million square kilometres, Australia has many beautiful places and attractions. Belows are the best and most popular tourist attractions in Australia.
Gold Coast is a popular destination for tourists both local tourists and foreign tourists with surfing beach, canal and waterway systems, theme parks, night life and rainforest. In the Gold Coast, there are Dreamworld, Sea World, White Water World and many more attractions for tourists. The Gold Coast is the sixth largest city in Australia and the second largest in Queensland.
Blue Mountains National Park
Blue Mountains National Park is a protected national park that is located in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales, in eastern Australia. This mountains is one of the major tourist attractions in Australia. Its national park is the most popular national park in Australia. Activities for the visitor include short walks to lookouts above cliffs and waterfalls, overnight and longer walks to more remote areas of the park, canyoning, abseiling, rock climbing and mountain biking.
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House, it was designed by architect Jorn Utzon to reflect the image of a huge sailing ship and surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the Sydney Harbour and the Royal Botanic Gardens. It is one of the Australia’s famous landmarks.
Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands. The reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The Great Barrier Reef has long been known to and used by the Aboriginal Australian and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and is an important part of local groups’ cultures and spirituality. The reef is a very popular destination for tourists, especially in the Whitsunday Islands and Cairns regions.
Kakadu National Park
It is the largest national park in Australia and located in Australia’s Northern Territory, about three hours from Darwin. It’s also home for many different species of wildlife such as wallabies, dingoes and crocodiles. Kakadu’s flora is among the richest in northern Australia with more than 1700 plant species recorded which is a result of the park’s geological, landform and habitat diversity. Kakadu is also considered to be one of the most weed free national parks in the world.
Best Asia Attractions
Asia is Earth’s largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. Asia is notable for not only its overall large size and population, but also dense and large settlements as well as vast barely populated regions within the continent of 4.4 billion people. Asia covers an area about 30% of Earth’s total land area.
With its area, Asia has many popular tourist attractions. Belows are the most popular attractions in this continent.
Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China is a 21,196 km long wall, streching from Dandong in the east to Lop lake in the west. The Great Wall of China is the longest wall in the world. It was built by a king from the Zheng Dynasty, Shi Huangdi, started built in 221 BC to 206 BC. The Great wall of China was made from stones, bricks, woods and other materials.
Jeju Island in South Korea
Jeju island is a famous tourist destination in South korea. This island is the biggest island in South Korea, located in the south of Korea Peninsula. This island has 1,845.55 km2 area and it is one of the World’s Heritage Site by UNESCO because of its beautiful nature. Mount Hala is one of the major attractions in this island. This mount located inthe center of Jeju Island.
Namiseom island in South Korea
Nami island or Namiseom island is a tiny-half-moon shaped island, located in Chuncheon, South Korea. Nami island is one of the popular tourist destination in South Korea. It attracted about 270,000 Korean and many foreign visitors. his island formed as it was inundated by the rising water of the North Han River as the result of of the construction of the Cheongpyeong Dam in 1944.
The Borobudur temple is the biggest Buddha temple in the world. The Borobudur temple is located in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia and about 40 kilometres from Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The Borobudur temple consists of 6 levels of a square with 10 stupas. At each level, there are several stupas. The main stupa symbolizes the perfection which is the highest level. The Borobudur structure describes the patterns of human thought and Buddhist cosmology. It is one of the major attractions in Indonesia.
Komodo island is an island in Nusa Tenggara islands, Indonesia. It is popular as a house of the komodo dragon, and also known as Komodo National Park. The Komodo National Park includes Rinca island and Gili Motong. More than 2,000 of komodo dragons are living in this national park. It has been declared as one of the World Herritage Sites in the world by UNESCO.
Bali is a popular tourist in Indonesia. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world. It is popular for its temples, arts, natures and also marines. Its major tourist attractions are Sanur Beach, Kuta Beach, Nusa Dua, Tanah Lot Sea Temple, Ubud, Uluwatu Sea Temple, Seminyak and many more.
Grand Palace in Thailand
The Grand Palace or Phra Borom Maha Ratcha Wang (in Thai) is a complex buildings at the center of Bangkok, Thailand. The Grand Palace of Thailand is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bangkok city of Thailand. This palace consists of numerous buildings, halls, pavilions set around open laws, gardens and courtyards. It is currently partially open for the public as a museum.
Mount Fuji in Japan
Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan (3,776 m or 12,388 ft). About 200,000 people climb Mount Fuji every year and 30% of them are foreigners. Mount Fuji is a well-known symbol of japan and a popular tourist attraction for sightseers and climbers. It is popular as a landmark of Japan.
Osaka Castle in Japan
Osaka Castle is a Japanese castle in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan. The castle is one of Japan’s most famous landmarks and it played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period. It is one of the major tourist attractions in Osaka, Japan.
Best Africa Attractions
Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most-populous continent. he continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, both the Suez Canal and the Red Sea along the Sinai Peninsula to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The continent includes Madagascar and various archipelagos. Africa hosts a large diversity of ethnicities, cultures and languages.
These are several popular tourist attractions in Africa.
Victoria Falls is considered to be the largest waterfall in the world. It is the only waterfall with more than one kilometer in lenght and more than hundred meter in height. The noise of this waterfall can be heard from a distance of 40 kilometers and the spray and mist from its falling water is rising to a height of over 400 meters and can be seen from a distance of 50 kilometers. It is located in the fourth largest river in Africa, Zambezi River.
Nile River, One of the Most Popular Attractions in Africa
Nile River is the longest river in Africa and in the world. It flows through Uganda, Ethiopia, Sudan, Burundi and Egypt. The source of the Nile River is generally thought from Lake Victoria, the biggest lake in Africa. In the northern edge of this lake, water pours over a waterfall, known as the Ripon falls. Ripon falls may be the starting-point of this great river, but there are many streams that flow into Lake Victoria also could claim to be the true source.
Sahara desert divides the continent of Africa be North Africa and “the real” Africa. This desert is located in the north of Africa. This large desert is 2.5 millions years old, streching from the Atlantic ocean to the Red sea and from Maurritan in the west part to Egypt in the east part. In this Sahara desert, there are several oasis. Those 90 oasis are spreaded in this desert.
the Great Sphinx of Giza
The Great Sphinx of Giza, also known as the Sphinx of Giza or called just the Sphinx is a limestone statue of a reclining or couchant sphinx, a mythical creature with a lion’s body and a human head. It is located in the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile River in Giza, Egypt. Today, the Great Sphinx is being one of the most popular tourist attractions in Egypt. Many tourists both local and foreign tourists visit this great monumental sculpture to see its beauty.
Pattaya Attractions – Pattaya is a resort city in Thailand. It is on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, about 100 kilometres (62 mi) south-east of Bangkok, within, but not part of, Amphoe Bang Lamung in the province of Chonburi. Pattaya is the center of the Pattaya-Chonburi Metropolitan Area – the conurbation in Chonburi Province. Pattaya has a tropical wet and dry climate, which is divided into the following seasons: hot and dry (December to February), hot and humid (March and April), and hot and rainy (May to November).
The Pattaya Bay area is one of Asia’s largest beach resorts and the second most visited city in Thailand, after Bangkok. The main sweep of the bay area is divided into two principal beachfronts. Pattaya Beach is parallel to the city centre, and runs from Pattaya Nuea south to Walking Street. Along Beach Road are restaurants, shopping areas, and night attractions.
Pattaya Attractions List
These are Pattaya Attractions list that you should visit if you come to this tropical city.
Jomtien Beach, on road signs and road maps also often written Chom Tian, is a town on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand about 165 km south-east of Bangkok in Chonburi Province. It is about 3 km south of Pattaya and is home to high-rise condominiums, beach side hotels, beaches, and restaurants. This is one of the best and most popular Pattaya Attractions.
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
It is a botanical garden and tourist attraction at kilometer 163 on Sukhumvit Road in Chonburi Province, Thailand. The garden focus on Southeast Asian, Tropical American and Central Africa species of Cycads, but a collection of almost every species can also been seen here. It is one of the major Pattaya Atractions.
Sanctuary of Truth
It is a temple construction in Pattaya, Thailand. The sanctuary is an all-wood building filled with sculptures based on traditional Buddhist and Hindu motifs. The style of the sanctuary evokes Khmer architecture, displaying hand-carved wooden sculptures indicative of the imperial setting at Angkor.
Blue Mountains is is a mountainous region and a mountain range located in New South Wales, Australia. Officially the Blue Mountains region is bounded by the Nepean and Hawkesbury rivers in the east, the Coxs River and Lake Burragorang to the west and south, and the Wolgan and Colo rivers to the north. Geologically, it is situated in the central parts of the Sydney Basin.
The Mountains Range comprises a range of mountains, plateaux and escarpments extending off the Great Dividing Range about 4.8 kilometres (3.0 mi) northwest of Wolgan Gap in a generally southeasternly direction for about 96 kilometres (60 mi), terminating at Emu Plains. Several established towns are situated on its heights, including Katoomba, Blackheath, Mount Victoria, and Springwood.
The Mountains are a dissected plateau carved in sandstone bedrock. A large part of the Blue Mountains is incorporated into the Greater Blue Mountains Area World Heritage Site, consisting of seven national park areas and a conservation reserve.
Blue Mountains National Park
Blue Mountains National Park is a protected national park that is located in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales, in eastern Australia. This National Park is the most central of the eight protected areas within the World Heritage Site and it forms part of the Great Dividing Range. The park is also listed on the Australian Heritage Register and the overall complex of the Mountains regional walking tracks is listed on the State Heritage Register.
This mountains is one of the major tourist attractions in Australia. Its national park is the most popular national park in Australia. Activities for the visitor include short walks to lookouts above cliffs and waterfalls, overnight and longer walks to more remote areas of the park, canyoning, abseiling, rock climbing and mountain biking. It is also home to the world’s steepest railway, the Katoomba Scenic Railway.
There are several larger mammal species found in the park. The largest native carnivorous predator is the tiger quoll. The largest bird found in the area is the emu.
Crystal Cave – Giant Crystal Cave is a cave connected to the Naica Mine 300 metres (980 ft) below the surface in Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico. The main chamber contains giant selenite crystals some of the largest natural crystals ever found. The cave is relatively unexplored due to these factors. Without proper protection, people can only endure approximately ten minutes of exposure at a time.
The cave was discovered by the brothers Eloy and Javier Delgado. A group of scientists known as the Naica Project have been heavily involved in researching these caverns.
Giant Crystal Cave was discovered in April 2000 by miners excavating a new tunnel for the Industrias Peñoles mining company located in Naica, Mexico, while drilling through the Naica fault, which they were concerned would flood the mine. The mining complex in Naica contains substantial deposits of silver, zinc and lead.
Two other smaller caverns were also discovered in 2000, Queen’s Eye Cave and Candles Cave. The new cave, named Ice Palace, is 150 m deep and is not flooded, but its crystal formations are much smaller, with small “cauliflower” formations and fine, threadlike crystals. All of the caves discovered currently are: Cave of Crystals, Queen’s Eye, Candles Cave, Ice Palace and Cave of Swords.
Formation of the crystals in the Crystal Cave
Naica lies on an ancient fault above an underground magma chamber below the cave. The magma heated the ground water which was saturated with sulfide ions. Cool oxygenated surface water contacted the mineral saturated heated water, but the two did not mix due to the difference in their densities. The oxygen slowly diffused into the heated water and oxidized the sulfides into sulfates. The hydrated sulfate gypsum crystallized at an extremely slow rate of over the course of at least 500,000 years forming the enormous crystals found today.
April Fools Day (sometimes called All Fools’ Day) is celebrated every year on April 1 by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools. People playing April Fool jokes expose their prank by shouting April Fool. Although popular since the 19th century, the day is not a public holiday in any country.
April Fools – New Year’s Day Moves
Ancient cultures, including those of the Romans and Hindus, celebrated New Year’s Day on or around April 1. It closely follows the vernal equinox (March 20th or March 21st.) In medieval times, much of Europe celebrated March 25, the Feast of Annunciation, as the beginning of the new year.
In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII ordered a new calendar (the Gregorian Calendar) to replace the old Julian Calendar. The new calendar called for New Year’s Day to be celebrated Jan. 1. That year, France adopted the reformed calendar and shifted New Year’s day to Jan. 1. According to a popular explanation, many people either refused to accept the new date, or did not learn about it, and continued to celebrate New Year’s Day on April 1. Other people began to make fun of these traditionalists, sending them on “fool’s errands” or trying to trick them into believing something false. Eventually, the practice spread throughout Europe.
April Fools in United Kingdom
In the UK, an April Fool joke is revealed by shouting “April fool!” at the recipient, who becomes the “April fool”. A study in the 1950s, by folklorists Iona and Peter Opie, found that in the UK, and in countries whose traditions derived from the UK, the joking ceased at midday. A person playing a joke after midday is the “April fool” themselves.
Busan Attractions – Busan or formelly written as Pusan, is is the largest port city and second-largest city in South Korea. Located on the southeast tip of the Korean Peninsula, It is important for transport and shipping. This city is best known for Busan Port and Haeundae Beach. The southern part of Busan is surrounded by the Yellow Sea, and the east of Busan is surrounded by the South Sea.
Best Busan Attractions
Haeundae Beach is a beach in Busan, South Korea. Along the 12 km of coastline is Busan’s most popular beach, and with Seogwipo’s, it is one of the most famous beaches in South Korea. Visitors to the beach come from all over South Korea as well as outside of Korea. Haeundae is home to most of Busan’s expatriate population.
Taejongdae, One of the Busan Attractions
Taejongdae is a natural park of Busan, South Korea with magnificent cliffs facing the open sea on the southernmost tip of island of Yeongdo-gu. It is one of the best Busan attractions which has dense evergreen trees and several facilities for tourists such as an observatory, an amusement park, a light house, a cruise ship terminal.
Sea Life Busan Aquarium
As one of the Busan attractions, it is an aquarium located in Haeundae Beach, South Korea. There are about 250 species and up to 35,000 marine animals on display. here are 40 exhibits, which include penguins, otters, piranha, sea jellies and a touch tank for a close up “hands on” look at a variety of sea creatures.
It is a park located in Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea. It has 70 different species of trees growing in it. One of the highlights of the Yongdusan Park is the statue of Yi Sun-sin, Korea’s 16th-century naval hero.
Yosemite National Park is is a national park spanning portions of Tuolumne, Mariposa and Madera counties in Northern California. The park, which is managed by the National Park Service, covers an area of 747,956 acres and reaches across the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Designated a World Heritage Site in 1984, Yosemite is internationally recognized for its granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves, lakes, mountains, glaciers, and biological diversity.
Yosemite National Park is one of the largest and least fragmented habitat blocks in the Sierra Nevada, and the park supports a diversity of plants and animals. The Park contains five major vegetation zones: chaparral/oak woodland, lower montane forest, upper montane forest, subalpine zone, and alpine.
Popular Features of Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley represents only one percent of the park area, but this is where most visitors arrive and stay. El Capitan, a prominent granite cliff that looms over Yosemite Valley, is one of the most popular rock climbing destinations in the world. Because of its diverse range of climbing routes in addition to its year-round accessibility.
The high country of Yosemite contains beautiful areas such as Tuolumne Meadows, Dana Meadows, the Clark Range, the Cathedral Range, and the Kuna Crest. The Lyell Glacier is the largest glacier in Yosemite National Park and is one of the few remaining in the Sierra Nevada today.
Yosemite National Park Attractions
Standing more than 60 stories high, the falls are most impressive in the spring when snowmelt swells the flow into a thundering roar. Bridalveil Falls is subject to the wind in any season, and the way the falls blow from side to side is part of what makes this water feature so distinctive.
Located in the southernmost part of Yosemite National Park, the Mariposa Grove is a protected forest of giant sequoias. Open-air trams offer engaging tours of Mariposa Grove, and visitors can hop on and off the tram to walk around the mammoth trees.
Yosemite Falls pours down a cliff side in three cascades and provides picturesque views from multiple locations within Yosemite National Park in California. It is the tallest fall in the United States. The best time to enjoy the splashing water and thunderous roar of the falls is in the spring after the winter thaw.
Tunnel View is an overlook where visitors can enjoy amazing views of El Capital, Bridalveil Falls, Half Dome and the gorgeous Yosemite Valley. Located in Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of central eastern California. Travelers can find Tunnel View at the east end of the Wawona Tunnel off of Wawona Road.
Glacier Point of Yosemite National Park
Glacier Point not only commands panoramic views of the valley but brings visitors eye level with the park’s iconic Half Dome as well. It is accessible by foot, car or bus during the long warm-weather season and by cross-country skiing in winter.
Vernal Falls flows into the Merced River all year, even when other waterfalls in the park go dry. It is situated in the eastern section of Yosemite Valley, the 317-foot (97-meter) high. Climbing the more than 500 granite steps to the top of the falls is one of the park’s most popular hikes.
Half Dome is Yosemite’s most recognized geological feature. Visitors who don’t find the idea of a day-long trek up Half Dome appealing can enjoy beautiful views of the park’s most famous landmark from dozens of valley locations and viewpoints in the park.
The granite monolith El Capitan is one of the most famous sights in Yosemite National Park. It is is a favorite challenge among expert rock climbers. This famous Yosemite attraction is best seen from the roads in western Yosemite Valley, including Tunnel View, Bridalveil Fall area, and El Capitan Meadow.