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  • Angkor Wat …The Largest Religious Monument In The World
    Angkor Wat …The Largest Religious Monument In The World
    Angkor Wat is part of the two great religious cities in Southeast Asia, one at Bagan in Burma and the other at Angkor in Cambodia. The temples of Angkor were built between 802 and 1220 AD by the Khmer Kings. Suryavarman II the Khmer King has been the key behind the constructions on the temples. In it peak time Angkor Kings ruled over a vast territory extending from Vietnam to China to the Bay of Bengal. The Temple structure at Angkor consists of more than 100 stone temples were part of a large metropolis where the other buildings like castles, residential and commercial area was constructed of wood which could not stand the test of time. The temple site is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is a symbolic representation of Hindu cosmology. The main temple symbolizes Mt. Meru and its five inter-nested rectangular walls and moats represent  [...]
    Posted at May 20th, 2009 at 05:05 am
  • Temples in Bagan
    Temples in Bagan
    Bagan is located in the Mandalay Division of Burma on the eastern banks of the Ayeyarady River. The region was under the rule of the Pagan Kingdom and the Kings constructed over 13,000 temples, pagodas and other religious monuments. After almost seven centuries only 2,200 temples have survived the floods, earthquakes and treasure hunters. Some of the key temples in Bagan are: Ananda Temple The temple was constructed in 1091 AD by King Kyanzittha and is modeled after the Nandamula cave. The temple construction has influences of Indian architectural styles and is 51 meters in height. The temple has four standing statues of Lord Buddha which have been covered in gold leaf. Gawdawpalin Temple The temple was constructed in the 12th century by King Narapatisithu and is the second highest temple in Bagan with a height of 60  [...]
    Posted at May 19th, 2009 at 05:05 pm
  • Switzerland – Paradise On Earth
    Switzerland – Paradise On Earth
    God’s own country, affluent with tantalising sights of ice kissed mountains cape, dense forestation and gorgeous scenic backdrops beacons even the weariest traveller. Switzerland prides itself of the finest array of Swiss knives, mouth-watering cheese, wines, intricately crafted wooden bird chime wall clocks and startling city locales. Geneva, with its predominantly French dialect, is picturesquely huddled between the mount Jura and Alpine summit and situated in the bay of Lake Geneva, known for its metres high jet water spray. The Lake Geneva is the place from where the Rhone commences it journey. With its empathetic spirit and multi-ethnic, broad minded panache, Geneva is regarded as the most superlative global city. It is the European Head Office of the Union Nations and the Red Cross. Geneva, globally renowned for its watches,  [...]
    Posted at May 19th, 2009 at 07:05 am
  • Calakmul…. The City Of The Two Adjacent Pyramids
    Calakmul…. The City Of The Two Adjacent Pyramids
    Calakmul is probably the largest Mayan city ever uncovered till now and is located in the Mexican state of Campeche. At its might the city was a Mayan superpower in the region of Peten and Yucatan. Archeologists have discovered 6,750 ancient structures in Calakum and are spread over an area of 70 square kilometers. The city at its peak equaled the power of Tikal and a lot is being known about the Mayan culture and its power from the deciphered Stelae and Murals that have been found in the city. The city grew from a small settlement around 500 AD. Most the great constructions happened between 550 AD and 700 AD. The end of the city was abrupt and is said to be in 810 AD. The city also is home to the largest Mayan pyramid. The Great Pyramid is 55 meters high with an area of two square kilometers and has four tombs inside it.  The Great  [...]
    Posted at May 19th, 2009 at 12:05 am
  • Exploring New York, The City Of Diversity And Contrast
    Exploring New York, The City Of Diversity And Contrast
    There are so many movies made about New York that even if you have not visited the place you have thorough knowledge about it. Most of the people are familiar with icons like Statue of Liberty and Empire State building. I have visited the apple city a couple of times but I still feel I have only scratched the surface. It is a city of diversity and contrast. The mix of different cultures that is seen in New York is probably more evident than any other city in the world. You will come across the elegant architecture of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) to the fine Beaux-Arts building that is Grand Central Station – a spot for many romantic meetings since it was built in 1903. You have everything from Chinatown to Little Italy to the skyscrapers of Wall Street and the now fashionable areas of Soho and Tribeca along with the little  [...]
    Posted at May 18th, 2009 at 12:05 pm
  • Dubai Desert Safari- A Not To Miss Opportunity
    Dubai Desert Safari- A Not To Miss Opportunity
    Desert Safari in Dubai presents a real taste of true heartland of UAE. A visit to Dubai would remain incomplete without a trip to the Desert Safari in Dubai. The action packed desert safari takes you on a journey from a desert to a mountain in a 4 wheel drive to a camel ride and then to an isolated village. You have options of morning safari, evening safari or overnight safari to choose from. It is ideal to take the evening safari or an overnight safari to escape the harsh sunlight and the scorching day time temperatures. The morning desert safari is suitable for people who do not have time to spare in the afternoon or evening. They start at 9.00 and move straight towards the desert where they enjoy 20 minutes of dune bashing and then they are taken to a camp where they can try out 15 minutes of quad biking, camel riding, and sand  [...]
    Posted at May 18th, 2009 at 01:05 am
  • Cherish memories of Gold Coast in Australia
    Cherish memories of Gold Coast in Australia
    While in Australia you cannot afford to miss the visit to Gold coast. It is situated in Queensland, on Surfers paradise beach which is one of the longest beaches in Australia stretching nearly 2 kms. Gold coast has a perfect blend of Australian culture with a tourist atmosphere. There is something for everybody that is readily available. You have access to a bar, restaurants, trendy shopping, luxurious resorts, day spas, beaches, etc. The Gold Coast also plays host to world famous theme parks such as Dream world and Sea world. These two theme parks offer an all day adventure that will leave you with life long memories of fun and adventure. You can find fun rides, animal sanctuaries and a chance to meet your favorite cartoon characters in the theme park. You can visit the Warner Brothers Movie World which is a magical place loved  [...]
    Posted at May 17th, 2009 at 01:05 pm
  • Teotihuacan… Where Men Become Gods
    Teotihuacan… Where Men Become Gods
    The mysterious city is located 30 miles north of Mexico City and at its peak around 600 AD it was the sixth largest city in the world. The archeologists have found that the city was far more advanced than any European city of its time. At its peak it is believed that the city had a population of over 250,000 people. The biggest mystery about the city is its history, culture and about the inhabitants. The city was later occupied by Toltec’s and later by Aztec’s who believed that the city was the origin of the Universe. Teotihuacan’s decline was almost as rapid as its rise to prominence. The city has a broad central avenue which is often referred as “Avenue of the Dead”.  The central avenue is flanked by Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon. The Pyramid of the Sun is the third largest Pyramid in the  [...]
    Posted at May 17th, 2009 at 12:05 am
  • Enjoy Your Winter holidays In New Zealand
    Enjoy Your Winter holidays In New Zealand
    Are you looking at a weekend getaway in New Zealand? Or do you wish to enjoy the winters in the southern Hemisphere. ? Do not worry winters in southern hemispheres are not always frosty. You can visit Queenstown, in New Zealand to enjoy the winter festival. Queenstown International airport which is situated 10 kms from the city centre serves as a hub for major international and domestic airlines.  If you prefer to drive you will find the route wonderfully scenic. On the shores of Lake Wakatipu, surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery, Queenstown is the ideal location for an extravagant winter festival.  The American express Queenstown winter festival attracts around 60000 people for a 10 days fair which has a frenzy of concerts, balls, competition, races, fireworks, bands, comedy, debates, food and wine and whatever you can  [...]
    Posted at May 16th, 2009 at 04:05 pm
  • Swine Flu Plays Spoilsport For Tourism
    Swine Flu Plays Spoilsport For Tourism
    There are people all around the globe who are who are following the news of swine flu. Health officials have repeatedly stated that people cannot contract swine flu from eating pork or pork products. However, this does not imply that eating meat is safe.  After bird flu and recession, it is swine flu that is threatening to hamper this year’s tourism in a big way. There is a million dollar blow to the tourism industry.   Even as the tourism industry which was trying to come out of recession, swine flu has broken the back bone of this sector. There are many airlines that are feeling the pinch by having considerable low bookings and a high number of cancellations. Hotel operators are also seeing travelers postpone their plans. There is great fear among tourist who have planned their travel itineraries particularly to places like  [...]
    Posted at May 16th, 2009 at 07:05 am