Salt Mine in Wieliczka
The Wieliczka Salt Mine is the most famous building of this type in Europe, mainly because of its size and interesting content ... The salt mines in Polish Wieliczka began…

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10 interesting facts about time zones
Interesting fact 1. Step 3.5 hours long Where: Afghan-Chinese border Crossing this border, the clock needs to be transferred immediately to 3.5 hours ahead. There is no more place in…

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5 of the strangest state borders
Where there are boundaries, there will always be dissatisfied. Yes, and the boundaries are always set painfully - through wars, painful negotiations, political fraud and intrigue. It is not surprising…

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Malé, a city surrounded by water
Male is the capital and largest city of the Maldives Republic. It is located on the island of the same name, on the atoll of Kaafu. The population is about…

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Scandinavia - the country of mysterious legends
Every time Russian travelers begin to share their impressions of acquaintance with Scandinavia, many completely opposite statements arise. Someone can not help delight and seeks again and again to go…

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City of a million temples

This amazing place, many did not even know about its existence. Bagan or Pagan is an ancient city in Myanmar (Burma) with a fascinating history, this is where the writing, literature, architecture, visual arts of modern Myanmar originated. With full confidence, Bagan can be called the city of a million temples.
The emergence of the Pagan State is an amazing historical phenomenon. A powerful state developed, by historical standards, almost instantly, having conquered the whole world with magnificent works of art, the flourishing of religion and a perfect administrative system. Scientists can not name a specific reason for such rapid development, because the documentary evidence is not preserved. Continue reading

Forbidden City Oil Platforms

In 1950, Soviet engineers began building a huge city in the Caspian Sea off the coast of Azerbaijan. It was a network of oil platforms, interconnected by hundreds of kilometers of roads. On these islands was built housing for 5,000 workers, with a cinema, parks, sports complexes and other institutions. Gradually, oil reserves have been depleted, and now this place is a half-destroyed nostalgia for the old engineering thought of the Soviet man.
In 1999, part of the James Bond film “And the Whole World Is Not Enough” was filmed on these platforms. But back to the story. This region of Azerbaijan has been known for its rich oil resources since ancient times. “Liquid fire”, for which Constantinople was besieged by the Arabs in the seventh century, consisted mainly of oil, which was collected directly on the shores of the Black and Caspian Sea. Continue reading

10 most unusual parks in the world

Nature is the best artist, but sometimes a person interferes with her design, and thanks to such a union, astonishing places appear. We offer you a selection of the most unusual parks in the world. If, after getting acquainted with these magnificent parks of the world, you will have an overwhelming desire to visit one of them, but the funds today do not allow, I suggest to start off on a virtual trip around the world.
1. Park 200 Buddha, Laos
Park 200 Buddha was created relatively recently by one of the religious leaders of Laos Bunley Sultatom. The work took a lot of time, and Sultat himself could not finish it, because he had lost his mind. Nevertheless, the park is amazing: in a relatively small area, more than 200 sculptures of Buddha, serpents, gods and heroes of Hindu and Buddhist mythology have been collected. Continue reading

About the Crimea and an unforgettable vacation on the peninsula
This is a unique peninsula, in a small area of ​​which there are three natural and climatic zones at once: steppes, mountains and the southern coast of Crimea. The Crimea…

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Dangerous tourist destinations
Most people, going on vacation, just want to relax. Knowing this, representatives of the tourist business vigorously offer the most luxurious resorts, simply competing with each other in safety, amenities…

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