Archive for May, 2009

  • The Gems Of Germany
    The Gems Of Germany
    If you wish to explore any place which has remnants of the recent past, then Germany’s the place for you. As all of us are aware Germany played a very important role during the previous world wars which makes this country a popular tourist destination. Tourist flock to this country to have a glimpse of those monuments which were heard in stories told by our grand parents and are still not forgotten. 1. Berlin Wall Berlin wall has the most historic values that attract tourist across the world .it is a place that’s more inundated with charged up emotions. The vestige of the wars stands as one of the greatest monuments to democracy known to man 2. The Romantic Road It is one of the most scenic tourist attraction in Germany that goes winding from the River Main in the north towards the southern part of Alps. The  [...]
    Posted at May 31st, 2009 at 05:05 pm
  • Enjoy The Adventures In Grand Canyon Tour
    Enjoy The Adventures In Grand Canyon Tour
    The Grand Canyon symbolizes the ultimate travel destination in America.  It is situated 3.5 hours from Las Vegas to the Canyon County The Grand Canyon is an enormous rift in the Plateau of Colorado which  compels even the most jaded traveler to pause and draw breath. It shows one of the six well-known physiographic sections of the Colorado Plateau province. Along the floor of Grand Canyon flows the Colorado River which covers around 277 miles. The Grand Canyon is geologically famous because of the thick sequence of ancient rocks majestically preserved and exposed in the walls of the canyon. The overwhelming size as well as obscured and colorful landscape attracts a lot of tourists. The national park in Grand Canyon was founded by President Theodore Roosevelt as Grand Canyon Monument in 1908 and it later became a national park in  [...]
    Posted at May 31st, 2009 at 04:05 am
  • Great Barrier Reef ……… A Natural Wonder Of The World
    Great Barrier Reef ……… A Natural Wonder Of The World
    The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven wonders of the natural world, and the only living thing on earth visible from space. It is the largest coral reef in the world, situated parallel to the coast of Queensland. It stretches from the coastal town of Bundaberg, up past the tip of Cape York Australia, for almost 2,000km. This stupendous wonder of the modern era comprises of, billions upon billions of living coral polyps, which are actually microscopic organisms. The Great Barrier Reef is world’s busiest marine life sanctuary because of its diverse population of living creatures. The Great Barrier Reef is of such pristine condition that it was listed by the World Heritage Trust as a protected site and is therefore managed by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Authority which protects the area from many human and environmental  [...]
    Posted at May 30th, 2009 at 04:05 pm
  • Pamukkale Tours – Courseway To Ecstacy
    Pamukkale Tours – Courseway To Ecstacy
    A tour through Pamukkale, the mesmerising region of Turkey promises to be a journey far surpassing your expectations. As one commences the trip, one arrives at the lively town of Atca, which has fascinating sights of quaint provisional booths bursting with a profusion of citrusy and dried fruit varieties owing to the liberal sharing of the riches by the Buyak Menderes Valley and moderate climate. One can get lost in the countless Turkish delicacies, the most popular being backlava. One can help but feel embezzled by the warmth and hospitality offered by the Turkish locals as one drives through the charming town of Izmir, which is located on the course to Pamukkale. One will be amazed by the historic significance of North Denizli, the site of century’s old Roman remains. Those who yearn for sun and sand, the seaside retreat town  [...]
    Posted at May 30th, 2009 at 04:05 am
  • Shwedagon Pagoda
    Shwedagon Pagoda
    Shining in gold and studded with diamonds is the massive Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar is one of the best Buddhist temples in the world. It is a splendid example of Burmese temple architecture and a place of pilgrimage making it the holiest Buddhist shrine in Myanmar. It is said that two merchants from Burma met Lord Buddha. The Buddha gave the eight of his hair to be enshrined in Burma. The Merchants with the help of spirits (knwn as nat in Burmese) and the king of Burma found the hill where the relics of the previous Buddha’s had been preserved. To house the relics a chamber was built and when the hairs were taken out of the gold casket astonishing things happened: There was a tumult among men and spirits … rays emitted by the Hairs penetrated up to the heavens above and down to hell … the blind beheld objects  [...]
    Posted at May 29th, 2009 at 03:05 pm
  • Five Tallest Buddha Statues In The World
    Five Tallest Buddha Statues In The World
    Spring Temple Buddha It is the tallest statue in the world and is located in the Zhaocun township of Lushan County, Henan, China. The statue depicts Vairocana Buddha and is 128 meters high with a weight of over 1000 tonnes. It is made out of bronze and gets its name from the nearby Tianrui hot springs. Laykyun Setkyar It is the second tallest statue in the world and is situated in Khatakan Taung village in Monywa, Sagaing Division, Myanmar. Monywa lies in the heart of the Chindwin Valley and 136 km northwest of Mandalay. The height of the statue is 116 meters. The construction of the giant statue started in 1996 and the completion ceremony took place in 21st February, 2008. Ushiku Daibutsu It is the third tallest statue in the world and is located in Ushiku, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. Ushiku Daibutsu is also called Ushiku  [...]
    Posted at May 29th, 2009 at 03:05 am
  • Giant Buddha of Leshan
    Giant Buddha of Leshan
    The Giant Buddha of Leshan which is locally called Dafo is the tallest stone carved statue of Lord Buddha in the world. The statue is carved out of a cliff and faces Mount Emei (Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains of China) with the river flowing below the feed of Lord Buddha. The site lies at the confluence of the Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi rivers in the Sichuan province of China.  Giant Buddha of Leshan is 233 feet in height and 28 feet in width making it the biggest colossus in the world. The statue was carved in the reign of the Tang Dynasty. The construction started in 713 AD due to the effort of a Chinese Buddhist monk Hai Tong. He believed that the river gods could be pleased by building a statue of Lord Buddha on the cliff. The monk begged for 20 years to collect money for the construction of the giant statue. When the local administration  [...]
    Posted at May 29th, 2009 at 02:05 am
  • Gomateshwara Statue in Sravanabelagola
    Gomateshwara Statue in Sravanabelagola
    Gomateshwara is the tallest monolithic statue in the world and is dedicated to Lord Bahubali. It is located in Shravanabelagola at a distance of 158 kilometers from Bangalore, India. The statue depicts Lord Gomateshwara a Jain saint and is carved out of a single block of granite stone. The statue has a height of 17 meters and majestically stands on top of a hill. The statue was build during the reign of the King Rajamalla of the Ganga Dynasty by there Commander Chamundaraya in 10th Century AD. Shravanabelagola is an important centre for pilgrimage and religion for centuries. One gets the most majestic view of the statue during the festival of Mahamastakabhishekam which is held once in 12 years. , During the festival the statue of Lord Gomateswara is bathed in milk, curds, ghee(clarified butter), saffron and gold coins. The statue  [...]
    Posted at May 28th, 2009 at 03:05 pm
  • Nazca Lines
    Nazca Lines
    At first look you will have many questions in you mind. Are they work for an ancient religion? Did the aliens from outer space make them? Was there a civilization on earth before the humans walked the planet? Well that is what these gigantic sketches drawn in the Nazca desert of western Peru and are known as Nazca Lines. The sketches number in hundreds and depict hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys, fish, sharks or orcas, llamas, and lizards. During 200 BC and 700 AD an ancient pre-Inca civilization existed in the region and it is considered that the Nazca Lines were made by them. It is believed that this was a way they thought of communicating with the havens as the gods in the sky would be able to see them. The largest of these figures is over 270 meters longs. The total area encompassing the lines is over 500 square kilometers. The  [...]
    Posted at May 28th, 2009 at 03:05 am
  • Borobudur: Pyramid Of The Cosmic Buddha
    Borobudur: Pyramid Of The Cosmic Buddha
    The grandeur of Borobudur is something immense, sphinx-like, incomprehensible and yet so fascinating. It overpowers with a sense of our own incapacity to give a description. Its enigmas are too many and too great for us to solve, and yet it exercises such a powerful charm, lays such a hold on the mind that we are irresistibly compelled to use all our powers to discover something of its mysterious being- Nicolaus J. Krom. Located in the heart of the Island of Java in Southeast Asia, is the man made pyramid mountain of Borobudur. Comparable in size to the Egyptian pyramid at Saqqara, this mysterious structure contains more than 1.6 million stone blocks and measures more than 400 feet along either axis. Borobudur was built on a bedrock hill, 265 meters above sea level and 15 meters above the floor of the dried-out Paleo Lake. It was  [...]
    Posted at May 27th, 2009 at 07:05 pm