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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 the world where one step would take so much time.
Interesting fact 2. Sunsets are here at midnight.
China is one of the longest countries in the world: 5700 km from west to east. Before the 1949 revolution, the state was divided into five time zones. But the Great Pilot decided that it smacks of separatism, and introduced a single time in the whole huge country — Peking. Therefore, for example, in Tibet, the sunsets are “late” by five o’clock: the sun sets at midnight. 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
Beijing is a unique city
Officially, 7309 oldest historical monuments are registered in the northern capital. To explore all its attractions is not enough for a month. Informative excursions to the most interesting places will help to feel the spirit of the city, to learn more about the history and culture of the Chinese.
Familiarity with Beijing guides advise you to start with Tiananmen. There are dozens of monuments that will acquaint tourists with the culture and past of the local people. Every day, spectators gather here to see the fascinating ritual of raising the national flag of China. This tradition has been for many years, but it does not cease to cause awe in the hearts of the inhabitants of Beijing. Continue reading