20 places to visit before the end of the world
It is said that December 21, 2012 the world will end there - according to the predictions of ancient Mayan priests. So - not too late to go on a trip!
We offer you a list of the twenty places that we recommend a visit to the end of the world - that was not sorry for the wasted life.
No matter in which country you will go to see the Amazon - Brazil whether in Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana - you do not sorry. Occupying the most significant in the world of jungle territory that have become home to millions of unique creatures - is definitely worth seeing before the world will end there.
Do you still think that the Grand Canyon - the only noteworthy Canyon in the United States? Did you know that there are so-called Antelope Canyon, which is located in Arizona? Canyon got its name due to red-red walls, resembling the skin of an antelope. Canyon is a naturally occurring sand giant cracks in the rocks. For centuries, water and wind have formed in the red sandstone of deepening for several hundred meters, which formed the canyon. He is amazingly picturesque and attracts many tourists.
Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Uluru - massive orange-brown rock oval. It is located in the region of Central Australia. However, to reach it quite difficult - it is located at a distance of more than 280 miles from the nearest village. Mount is decorated with rock art and an object of worship among the local Aboriginal people, who believe that once there lived a giant water python.
An amazing island located in French Polynesia in the South Pacific, Bora Bora, considered one of the most beautiful islands in the world. The crystal clear water is home to many unique creatures - the underwater world of a remarkable diversity. In addition, there is the lovely scenery
Victoria Falls, situated between Zambia and Zimbabwe, is (which is debatable), the largest waterfall in the world, its width is 5604 feet (1708 meters), and reaches a height of 354 feet (108 meters). Victoria Falls is a much more interesting place than Niagara Falls.
Norway has one of the longest coastlines in the world, which, moreover, rich in tourist attractions and is of great interest. West coast of Norway, is permeated with hundreds of jagged bays, narrow, winding and cuts deeply into the land. They are called fjords and they are amazingly beautiful and literally fascinate.
Santorini is an island, located near the coast of Greece. Thousands of years ago, there occurred one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history. To date, Santorini - a combination of the amazing beauty of the landscape, crazy kind of architecture and legendary eventful history (say that it is the eruption led to the appearance of the legend of Atlantis).
Iceland - the country's most amazing, absolutely alien species landscapes, giant frozen waterfalls, the Northern Lights, the incredible beauty of sunsets and sunrises, and the endless kilometers of barren tundra.
It would seem that may be interesting in an ordinary lake? However, Moraine Lake - an exception! It is located in the Valley of the Ten Peaks in Alberta, Canada. The source of water for the Moraine Lake is a glacier, so when it is completely filled with water, it reflects various shades of blue because of the refraction of light on the rocky bottom of the lake, creating a breathtaking almost neon glow. In addition, considerable interest is the surrounding landscape ..
Built around 1200 BC, Petra, an ancient city in Jordan, known for its unique location - to get to it only through the narrow gorge. In addition, Peter - a city built entirely of stone, "carved" into the rocks. And the builders of the ancient city of the Nabataeans nation, created a complex water supply system, and, in spite of the dry climate, the city residents never needed in the water due to the presence of artificial oases. Because of this Peter became a center of caravan trade, and an impregnable fortress.
Situated at a height of almost eight thousand feet (2450 meters) above sea level in Peru, Machu Picchu is one of the most wonderful monuments in the world. It is often called a "city in the sky" or "city in the clouds." This town was built as a sacred mountain shelter great emperor Pachacutec Inca tribe.
Plitvice lakes - the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. Its topography is unique in Europe - there are many beautiful lakes, waterfalls and caves, including those that are located under the waterfalls, and besides, it is absolutely unique fauna and flora.
the Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is made up of over 2900 individual coral reefs and islands. It is located in the Coral Sea, along the north-east coast of Australia. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest among similar formations worldwide. Due to the enormous size it can be clearly seen from space. In addition, the Great Barrier Reef is the largest ecosystem in the world, because it is a colony of coral polyps. Because of global warming, the Great Barrier Reef is under threat - it can cause so-called "bleaching" of corals.
The Sistine Chapel
An amazing architectural and cultural monuments, the creation of which had a hand in some of the most famous artists of the Renaissance - such as Michelangelo, Sandro Botticelli and Pietro Perugino. And besides, the Sistine Chapel is located at the Vatican, kotoyry in itself is worthy of a fair attention.
Given all the incredible theories surrounding the legendary Stonehenge, it seems quite likely that this is a unique place in one way or another connected with the coming apocalypse. So we strongly recommend you to visit Stonehenge before the world will cease to exist
The Taj Mahal is considered to be a true gem of Muslim art in India and one of the users of the most popular World Heritage Sites. Already this should be reason enough to visit it, and to see its arched walls and beautiful gardens. And the Taj Mahal was built in the period from 1632 to 1653 on the orders of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. That's what "true love"!
The Palace of Versailles
The peak of absolutism and the incredible luxury of royal power became the Palace of Versailles in France. King Louis XIV transformed a former hunting lodge in one of the most magnificent palaces in the world. For its construction were spent such fabulous sums that on order of King Louis all records about how much it cost the construction of a fragment, were destroyed, although it is estimated today's experts spent was two to nearly three hundred billion dollars, to be converted into modern monetary units.
The Great Wall of China
The construction of the Great Wall began in the 7th century BC and lasted for many hundreds of years. Great Wall of China - has the greatest length of the ever created fortifications, which were built to prevent the invasion of the Mongol and Manchu conquerors. The total length of the Great Wall of China is about 3,700 miles (6,000 kilometers).
Angkor Wat temple complex is surrounded by a moat. Angkor Wat is the largest ever established places of worship and one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. The temple complex was built on the orders of the Cambodian king Suryavarman II in the early twelfth century as the church and the state capital at the same time. Symmetry and "harmony" of its design compared with the most famous monuments of ancient Greece and Rome.
Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion
Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion is located in Axum, Ethiopia. It is believed that this church kept the legendary biblical Ark of the Covenant, where the tablets of the Ten Commandments.