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Review of Great Wall Badaling

Advantages:

Stunning views from the wall, great construction in the history of China

Disadvantages:

it’s hard to walk 1 km uphill, a very steep climb to the top, very high prices on the spot for drinks and Souvenirs

When in September I went to Beijing, the tour of the “Great wall” was one of the most anticipated, because to see one of the seven “wonders of the world” should try every person.

You go on this excursion for quite a long time, about an hour since the wall itself is located outside the city, and Chinese beliefs from the town there is only one road for exit from the North side because on perimetre the city is surrounded by mountains and the Chinese believed that from the North to the city attack is unlikely. Continue reading

Japanese rock: the fate of a sunken city

The imagination of people for centuries excite the legends of the great ancient civilisations that have vanished from the face of the Earth after catastrophic natural disasters. In different corners of a planet enthusiasts tried to find traces of Atlantis, chabat cousin, Lemuria. The current tragic events in Japan was forced to recall the tiny island of Yonaguni, in the far West of the Japanese archipelago. Off its coast hides one of the most interesting mysteries of ancient history – a city that sank thousands of years ago.

For a long time the most Western island of Japan, located 100 kilometers East of Taiwan, was only interested in fans of diving, as the surrounding waters in winter, flocks are teeming with hammerhead sharks, swim with which love divers. In addition, for a quarter of a century, Yonaguni has attracted the attention of scientists. Continue reading

The temple of the gods in Rome

The architecture of the Temple of the gods

What attracts tourists is the Temple of the Gods? Aside from the fact that it exists almost two thousand years, the architecture itself draws the eye. The Pantheon looks pretty mysterious because of the lack of Windows. The only window through which the light gets into the room, is a huge hole in the dome. It’s called “Oculus”, in antiquity it was a symbol of the all-seeing eye. Some researchers suggest that Oculus was designed so that the solar rays entering inside the Pantheon, lit up in a specific order one or the other statue. The statue, of course, depicted the ancient gods – Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and others.

The hole was eventually covered with many legends. One of them says that during the construction of the Temple of the Gods the dome of the whole story. In a ready made building was held the first ceremony. And while it is holding the evil spirits could not stand it, began to rush and broke up, breaking a hole in the top of the dome. Continue reading

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