Our approach is to bring you to 10 destinations in about the existence of which most of us do not even ever eluded the 10 breathtaking destinations that always deserves a top spot on the list of the most beautiful places on Earth.
10.Terraces of rice Banaue – Philippines
Banaue Rice Terraces have at least 2,000 years old and have been dug on the mountain slopes by Filipino ancestors residents today. Filipinos are also known as “The Eighth Wonder the world “, a term not excessive if we think that everything was achieved with a minimum of equipment and machinery, the most part was built manually. Situated at an altitude of about 1,500 meters, covers an area of rice terraces amazing And another 10,360 square kilometers are irrigated by a system it has been cleverly preserved from antiquity. They say that if all trepetele terraces were laid end to end, their length should equal half the length of the equator. Locals use them today to plant rice and vegetables, and works to strengthen and maintenance of the terraces are held every year due to erosion strong. Banaue Rice Terraces have been included in UNESCO in 1995.
9. Sigiriya – Sri Lanka
Sigiriya, or Lion Rock, is an ancient fortress dug on atop a huge rock in central Matale District of Sri Lanka. Even if you only remember the ruins of its former glory the fortress, is still surrounded by rock gardens network, water tanks and adjacent structures of such construction. One of the most popular attractions of an ancient fortress are frescoes covering the entire wall of the fortress SELF. Spread across an area 140 meters long and 40 meters high, they are considered unique, both in style and mode achievement. The fortress was built by King Kassapa (477-495 AD) and became the property since 1982 UNESCO. Sigiriya has been inhabited since prehistoric times, it became Buddhist priests of the holy place since the fifth century BC
8. Tower Hercules – Spain
Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules) is an old lighthouse Roman situated on a peninsula, just 1.5 kilometers from the city in Coruna, Spain. Corunna very name is said to derive from old columns (Column) novels in the area. The lighthouse is 55 meters tall and more than 1900 years old. It was refurbished in the year 1791 and is the oldest Roman lighthouse still in the world operation. Meanwhile, the Tower of Hercules is the second lighthouse largest in Spain. Since 2009 has been included on the list monuments under UNESCO heritage.
7.Torun – Poland
Those who love tourism in places full of history, can Torun find the ideal destination for such travel. City birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus, Torun retains its unresolved Medieval which each year attracts thousands of tourists. Located on bank of the Vistula in northern Poland, the city has an old impressive archaeological evidence showing that the area was inhabited since 1100 BC However, the first fort and the first buildings were truly sustainable high VII-XIII centuries. In same period, specifically between 1230-1231, the order Teutonic Knights financed the erection of a castle in the immediate vicinity of the town. Five decades later, the city reached walls of the fortress already, it’s become part of Torun and together, joined the Hanseatic League, which led to transforming the settlement into an important medieval trade center. As can be seen easily in the photos, layout, Strand’s no different than the eight centuries ago.
6. Ajanta Caves – India
Ajanta Caves in Maharastra, India, dating from the V century BC and contain paintings and sculptures of the peaks considered Buddhist religious art. They were abandoned by the creators them in 480 AD, remained completely in the next 1300 years forgotten even by locals. In spring 1819, however, a British officer out hunting tigers in India has entered one chance in artificial caves completely covered The lush vegetation. Although it had become a place in which he only refuge birds, bats and small animals, caves then returned to public attention in May International strong as ever. Since 1982, the Ajanta Caves have come into UNESCO. One of the unusual attractions, and the date latest, is even signature British officer, John Smith, still visible on a wall of the cave.
5.Library of Celsus – Turkey
It was built in 135 AD in memory of Tiberius Polemaeanus Julius Celsus, a Roman consul popular since 92 and governor of Asia in the year 115, even by his son, Gaius Julius Aquila. Library of Celsus and the giant’s grave, monument has preserved within its walls more than 12,000 manuscripts of inestimable value. It is even more unusual as Romans buried their dead in the library (or did not even the walls of cities), which only makes stress enjoyed high appreciation Polemaeanus scholar Celsus. In same time, is proof that the Romans were willing to expand culture all over the empire, only one such argument can explain the rise in Asia Minor, one of the libraries around the most imposing Roman history. Refurbished, building’s facade is a telling example of architectural beauty Roman public. Same image was printed on a front the daughters of old banknotes for 20 million Turkish lira (Between 2001-2005), was then taken to bill the new 20 pounds.
4. Nessebar – Bulgaria
Built on the ruins of the ancient Thracian settlement and Mesambria situated between Varna (100 km.) and Burgas (35 km.) Nessebar is one of the oldest cities in Europe, with a history that continues stretches nearly 3,200 years. Called the Pearl of the Black Sea settlement is situated on a small island of 350 per 800 meters related to the continental shore by a pier. Nessebar are still inhabited wooden buildings typical sailing, the old fishermen Greece and Bulgaria, which gives an extra flavor of locations every year, attracting tens of thousands of tourists. Besides medieval layout and monuments dating from the early centuries after Christ, Nessebar enjoys one of the most beautiful beaches on the Black Sea, is already extremely fine sand famous among lovers of romantic walks by the sea. Mica Bulgarian city with only 10,000 inhabitants, came into UNESCO since 1983.
3. Bagan – Myanmar
Bagan, formerly known as Pagan and is a huge medieval town Burma, situated in central Myanmar, Mandalay district. On original name, or Arimaddana Arimaddanapura, Bagan was built between 1000 and 1200 AD and was over time, the capital of several kingdoms in Burma. Currently, a huge scandal is related to the ancient settlement of Myanmar, that the UNESCO’s refusal to enter one of the most beautiful and best preserved medieval towns in heritage this prestigious organization. UNESCO representatives Motivation was that the military juntas in Myanmar have replaced many of the original buildings with new ones that are not related to Primulla Kingdom Burma, which is denied by the authorities in Myanmar. Moreover, they argued that the decision not to include Bagan UNESCO heritage you strictly political interests area.
2.Leptis Magna – Libya
Prominent in the ancient Roman town, Leptis Magna 650 was abandoned by the people in his due repeated attacks following the capture of Berber and Tripolitaniei by the Arabs. However, even if only ruins in May remember its former glory, Leptis Magna is still able to give chills to those who visit it. The ruins are located about 130 km east of Tripoli today, and are classified as some of the most beautiful and most impressive Roman ruins Mediterranean Basin. The city was founded by the Phoenicians i.Hr around 1100, but has not achieved greatness than when Carthage came to dominate the Mediterranean. A become part of the Roman Empire in 146 BC and were then Genseric conquered by the Vandals in 439’s. Regained Belizarie Byzantine general in 543, Leptis Magna became immediately provincial capital of the Byzantine Empire. The site has become part of UNESCO since 1982.
1. Valley of Flowers Himalaya – India
Inaccessible to tourists due to high altitude which is huge and the distance from the nearest Local, Ghangaria (almost 8 hours to climb the slope Himalayan), Valley of Flowers was and is considered one of most beautiful places on Earth. This including Hindu mythology, it was rediscovered international public in 1931, when a British mountaineer Frank S. Smythe, a accidentally reached the edge of huge natural gardens. Hundreds of wild flowers, with as many different colors, completely covering this depression in the Himalayas, creating a show that you cut breathing. Currently, part of Park Valley of Flowers Nanda Devi National (park covering an area of over 85,000 square miles) and included, in 1988, in Heritage UNESCO. Locals are convinced today that the Valley is the place fairies and elves still dwell.