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  • 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
  • Chicago – The Windy City
    Chicago – The Windy City
    Chicago is the largest city situated in the state of Illinois. It is bordered by bordered by Wisconsin and Lake Michigan to the north, Iowa and Missouri to the west, Indiana to the east and Kentucky to the south. Chicago is a major convention destination and one of the most visited place in Chicago. The city has an amalgamation of natural and decent amusement and satisfaction merging together modern amenities and past historical memoirs. There are a lot of places to visit and a lot of things to do and above all you will be astonished to hear that there are numerous of things to do that are not charged. First in the list is the visit to Lincoln Park which is open 365 days a year and admission is free of charge. This park is a home to over 1200 animals ranging from wild lions, tigers, bears etc. you can watch domesticated pets in the  [...]
    Posted at May 27th, 2009 at 08:05 am
  • Los Angeles City – The City Of Angels
    Los Angeles City – The City Of Angels
    Los Angeles is the largest city in California and has attained its name as the centre of technology, performing arts and trade. It is also home to many interesting and amazing places and hence tourists all over the world flock to Los Angeles for business and pleasure. This city is like a magnet that pulls in crowds from world over; there are always tourists some after the glitterati and most with kids for outright enjoyment for a lifetime. Located in the close vicinity of this city, the Walt Disney World is worth a visit during your trip to America.  Six Flags Magic Mountain is another theme park which is situated in Valencia which features more than 100 rides. The Knott Berry Farm in Buena Park features the Old West atmosphere including live performances, amusing rides and shopping. For people who wish to escape the tourist crowds  [...]
    Posted at May 26th, 2009 at 06:05 pm
  • Walt Disney World A Memorable Holiday Option
    Walt Disney World A Memorable Holiday Option
    Your travel to America would be incomplete without visiting the Walt Disney land. Disney land Park is known to be the Happiest Place on Earth. Since its commencement in 1955 it has defined the standard for family recreation as the first Themed Park. Disney land is a part of the Disney resort which is spread across 85 acres of land and offers more than 60 attractions. There are four theme parks which would excite everybody viz. Animal kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studio, Epcot, Magic Kingdom. There is always something special happening at Walt Disney World, it is crucial  check the new events that will be on the date of your travel. Animal Kingdom is spread across 500 acres of land and is home to 1700 animals representing 250 different species. As the parks perennial icon, “The tree of life” stands tall in the distance as you  [...]
    Posted at May 26th, 2009 at 08:05 am