History of Bali

Bali – Discover and Explore the Island of Gods

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

History of 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

Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort
Nusa Dua Beach Resort

 

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.

Kuta Beach

Nature Kuta Beach Bali
Nature Kuta Beach Bali

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.

Sanur Beach

Panorama Sanur Beach Bali
Sanur Beach Bali

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 in Bali
Tanah Lot Temple in Bali

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.

Uluwatu Temple

Uluwatu Sea Temple Bali Indonesia
Uluwatu Sea Temple

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.

Monkeys at Uluwatu Temple Bali
Monkeys at Uluwatu Temple

Best Attractions in Bali

Bali Scuba Diving
Scuba Diving
Bali Sea Walker
Sea Walker
Bali Snorkeling
Snorkeling
Pura Tirta Empul in Ubud Bali
Pura Tirta Empul in Ubud
Panorama in Ubud Bali
Panorama in Ubud Bali
Strand Bei Seminyak Bali Foto
Strand Bei Seminyak
Odalan of Tanah Lot Temple Bali
Odalan of Tanah Lot Temple

 

 

 

 

 

The charming West Lake in Hanoi

Hanoi Tourist Attractions are Fabolous

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 Climate

Hanoi in Winter
Hanoi in Winter

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

The entrance to the Hoa Lo Prison Museum
The entrance to the Hoa Lo Prison Museum

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

Hoan Kiem Lake is the Best Hanoi Tourist Attractions
Hoan Kiem Lake is the Best Hanoi Tourist Attractions

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

Tran Quoc Pagoda in Hanoi
Tran Quoc Pagoda in Hanoi

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.

The Holy Mothers of Tran Quoc Pagoda
The Holy Mothers of Tran Quoc Pagoda

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

Hanoi Opera House
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.

Inside Hanoi Opera House
Inside Hanoi Opera House

West Lake

The charming West Lake in Hanoi
The charming West Lake in Hanoi

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”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kakadu National Park

Attractions all around the World

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-Switzerland

Zurich and Its Beautiful Lake
Zurich and Its Beautiful Lake

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

Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower

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 Italy
Colosseum Italy

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 Flavian Amphitheatre. 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

Royal Buckingham Palace
Royal Buckingham Palace

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

Picture of the Sagadra Familia at Night
Picture of the Sagadra Familia at Night

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

Colorful Keukenhof Gardens in The Netherlands
Colorful Keukenhof Gardens in The Netherlands

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

Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest
Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest

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
The Louvre Museum

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

London Eye Location
London Eye Location

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.

Niagara Falls

Double Rainbows at Niagara Falls
Double Rainbows at Niagara Falls

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

An Amazing Walk On Christ The Redeemer
An Amazing Walk On 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

Statue of Liberty Photo
Statue of Liberty Photo

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

Vernal Falls at Yosemite National Park
Vernal Falls at 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

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains 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
Hawaii

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
Acapulco de Juarez

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

Amazon is a Home for the Extremes
Amazon is a Home for the Extremes

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

Gold Coast Australia
Gold Coast 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
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

Australia Sydney Opera House
Australia 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

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

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

Kakadu National Park
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
the 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 South Korea
Jeju Island 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

Namiseom island Tour
Namiseom island Tour

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.

Borobudur Temple

Borobudur Temple Top View
Borobudur Temple Top View

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

Komodo National Park
Komodo National Park

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 Island

Rice Paddies in Ubud
Rice Paddies in Ubud

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

Thailand Grand Palace
Thailand Grand Palace

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 Most Popular Attractions in Japan
Mount Fuji is the Most Popular Attractions 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
Osaka Castle

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

Picture of Victoria Falls
Picture of Victoria Falls

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

Amazing River Nile
Amazing River Nile

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

Sahara Desert Oasis
Sahara Desert Oasis

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

Amazing Great Sphinx Photograph
Amazing Great Sphinx Photograph

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sanctuary of Truth

Pattaya Attractions are the Best of Thailand

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

Pattaya Attractions List
Pattaya Attractions List

These are Pattaya Attractions list that you should visit if you come to this tropical city.

Jomtien Beach

Picture of Jomtien Beach
Picture of Jomtien Beach

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

Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
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

Sanctuary of Truth
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.

Naica Mine, The Cave of Giant Crystals

Crystal Cave

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.

Gallery of the Crystal Cave

Picture of the Crystals in Naica Cave
Picture of the Crystals in Naica Cave
Giant Crystal Cave in Mexico
Giant Crystal Cave in Mexico
Naica Mine, The Cave of Giant Crystals
Naica Mine, The Cave of Giant Crystals
Picture of the Crystal in Naica Cave
Picture of the Crystal in Naica Cave
Naica Crystal Cave in Mexico
Naica Crystal Cave in Mexico

 

Taejongdae, One of the Busan Attractions

Busan Attractions in South Korea

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

Haeundae Beach is One of the Popular Busan Attractions
Haeundae Beach is One of the Popular 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, One of the Busan Attractions
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

Sea Life Busan Aquarium
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.

Yongdusan Park

Yongdusan Park
Yongdusan Park

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.