Ten places should visit

The Grand Canyon, United States Grand Canyon, USA

One of the most profound Canyon in the world. Located in Colorado, Arizona. Its length is 446 km, the width ranges from 6 to 29 km - is the plateau level and the bottom level - less than one kilometer. Depth - up to 1600 meters.

Great Barrier Reef. Australia.

One of the natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef off the east coast of Australia. It is the world's largest coral reef.
It includes 2,500 reefs - from the small area of ​​less than one hectare to large, occupying 100 square kilometers Its total area - 348,698 square kilometers, more than the size of Great Britain.

Cape Town, South Africa

His aptly called "paradise on earth", this beautiful town on the tip of the African continent, surrounded by huge mountains, makes a person feel a little grain of sand amidst wonderful.

Taj Mahal, India

Taj Mahal in India is one of the wonders of the world and is one of the most beautiful mausoleums. Taj Mahal is a five-domed building height of 74 m. On a platform with 4 minarets at the corners (they are slightly tilted away from the tomb to in case of destruction not to damage it), which adjoins the garden with fountains and a swimming pool.

The walls are made of polished translucent marble (brought for the construction of 300 km) inlaid with semi-precious stones. Were used turquoise, agate, malachite, carnelian ... Marble has the peculiarity that in bright daylight it looks white, it looks at the dawn of pink and silver on a moonlit night.
For the construction of the complex was invited more than 20,000 artists from all over the empire, as well as the master of Central Asia, Persia and the Middle East. On the other side of the river was located building a twin of black marble, but it was not completed. Connect the two buildings had a bridge made of gray marble.

Canadian Rockies, Canada

This is the most beautiful mountain landscapes, lakes, canyons, waterfalls, glaciers, peaks, limestone caves. Included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Machu Picchu, Peru

It is sometimes referred to as "The Lost City of the Incas". The city was established as a sacred mountain cabin great ruler of the Inca Pachacutec in the century before the conquest of his empire, that is, approximately in 1440, and operated until 1532, when the Spaniards invaded the Inca Empire. In 1532 all its inhabitants mysteriously disappeared.

The city is located on the top of the ridge at an altitude of 2057 meters above the valley of the Urubamba River in present-day Peru.

According to its modest size Machu Picchu can not claim to be a large city - there are not more than 200 structures. This is mainly temples, residences, warehouses and other facilities for public use. Most of them are composed of well-crafted stone, closely fitted to each other plates. It is believed that in and around it lived up to 1,200 people, who worshiped the sun god Inti there and cultivated crops on terraces.

Pyramids, Egypt

The Egyptian pyramids are massive monuments :)

Egyptians began construction after 2700 BC and they were built as tombs for pharaohs. Total in Egypt found 118 pyramids (November 2008). At the mention of the Egyptian pyramids, usually have in mind the Great Pyramids, located in Giza, near Cairo. But they are not the only priramidami in Egypt. Many other pyramid survived much worse and now resemble the hills or a pile of stones, so they are less likely to pay attention gorzdo scientists and tourists.

Petra, Jordan

Included in UNESCO World Heritage. Was the capital of Edom or Idumea, and later the capital of the Nabataean kingdom, the main city of the sons of Esau. The city is located in Jordan, at an altitude of 900 meters above sea level and 660 meters above the surrounding terrain, the Arava Valley, in the narrow Siq.

Great Wall of China, China

Of course the grand creation length 6350 km. Began to build in the 5th century BC This wall was originally built of stone, grass, earth and wood, and bricks were used after the start of production. It is believed that about 2-3 million Chinese died as a "part of the project».

Iguazu Falls, Argentina

The complex has a width of 2 km and 7 comprises approximately 270 individual falls. The height of drop of water reaches 82 meters, but most falls a little more than 60 meters. The largest waterfall - Garganta del Diablo («Devil's Throat») - U-shaped open width of 150 and a length of 700 meters. This waterfall marks the border between Brazil and Argentina.


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