Krak Des Chevaliers: Historical Vacations

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Iftraveling is on one’s cards and he is planning to travel to any of the exotic destinations across the world, then here is the information about the three destinations that are located in Syria, Ireland and Bali.Krak des Chevaliers, located in Syria, is on of the finest examples of crusader castle that have been preserved till today. Situated at a height of more than 700 meter above the sea -level, this castle is a popular tourist destination and an example of sheer beauty. Built between 12th and 13th centuries, the castle was built to guard the pass built between Antakya and Beirut in the cities of Turkey and Lebanon respectively. Krak des Chevaliers is a wonderful example of crusader architecture that is still intact. It acted as a garrison that housed thousands of people at a time.

The castle was settled and abandoned several times. When it was handed over to monk-knights in 12th centuries, they extended the premises and soon it became one of the most fortified castles of its time. The castle is a fascinating place to visit. It is adorned with innumerable castles that are located at short distances. Massive curtains that decorate the entrance are worth admiring. As on enters it, one is captivated by the beauty of a colonnade. The lovely arches that make up most of the interiors are true examples of Syrian architecture. This impregnable castle that has been standing here from past several sanctuaries is a perfect tourist destination for those who are lovers of history.

Tanah Lotis a famous rock formation in Bali, Indonesia that is blessed with a majestic coastline and panoramic views. It houses a spectacular temple that is known by the same name. Also known by the name of “Temple of Sea” it is a picture-perfect destination that has enthralls its visitors by its magnificence and breath-taking backdrops. The sacred importance of Tanah Lot is also known. It has remained a pilgrimage center for many tourists. According to believes, the temple is meant to safeguard the spirits of the sea. The enchanting sunsets that adorn the periphery of the temple make the environment picturesque. A cave in the vicinity of the temple houses deadly snakes that are supposed to be the guardians of the temple. The tourists have to pay before having a look at this special cave.

Now let’s peep into the last destination that is known by the name of Newgrange. It is a popular Ireland vacation site that is famous for its architecture. Built in 3200 BC, this monument is entirely built in stone and no metal or any other construction material is used. Due to unique cultural significance, it was incorporated in UNESCO Heritage Site list. This prehistoric monument is a classical example of Neolithic period and has influence of major contemporary buildings of Europe on its architecture. The religious significance of the monument is clear from the fact that it was built to face the sunrise which would lit the interior of the tomb everyday.

Newgrange is a tomb mound that has a tomb-passage and several chambers that are located inside. Each of these chambers was the burial place of dead. The walls are made up of stone and adorned with intricate carvings. Theses carvings are based on several themes like and designed in different geometrical designs. The access to this monument is through guided-tour only. Those who want to experience the visit at sunset are supposed to register their names and their names are selected through a lottery system.

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