Angkor Wat Temple Best Place For Travel

on Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Built from 802 to 1220 AD by the Khmer civilization, the temples at Angkor represent one of the most enduring and astonishing architectural achievements of humankind. The more than 100 stone structures that we see today are the surviving remnants of a grand administrative, religious, and social metropolis. The other buildings (public buildings, palaces, homes, etc.) were actually built from wood and do not exist anymore.
Angkor Wat Temple

Angkor Wat Temple

Angkor Wat Temple
 Conventional theories assume that the land where Angkor is located was chosen as the settlement spot due to its strategic position for military purposes, as well as its agricultural potential. However, other scholars think that the location and the arrangement of Angkor was based on planet-spanning sacred land from archaic periods.
Angkor Wat Temple

Angkor Wat Temple
 Angkor Wat was built early in 1100s by Suryavarman over an estimated 30 years and honors Vishnu, the Hindu god. The ruins are a symbolic structure of Hindu cosmology. This is actually the biggest monument in the group, as well as the best preserved. The wonder is located about 4 miles to the north of Siem Reap and south of Angkor Thom, and Angkor Wat is only accessible from its gate to the west.
Angkor Wat Temple

Angkor Wat Temple

Angkor Wat consists of a huge temple that symbolizes Mt. Meru, a mythic mountain, and its 5 walls and moats are a representation of mountainous chains, as well as the cosmic ocean. This temple was a funerary temple built for King Suryavarman II. The vast compound’s short dimensions are aligned precisely along the north-south axis, and the east to west axis was diverted deliberately 0.75° to give its observers an anticipation of the equinox in spring for 3 days.

Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania Tourism

on Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area of Tanzania stretches 8,300 square kilometers and boasts a blend of people, archeology, landscapes, and wildlife. Here you will find the Ngorongoro Crater, which is one of the greatest natural spectacles in the world and is considered to be the world’s 8th wonder.

The crater is located on the border of the Serengeti National Park and is only a few hours away from Arusha, which is a town located at the bottom of Mount Meru. Ngorongoro Crater is one of the World Heritage Sites and is the biggest unbroken ancient caldera worldwide. It is almost 3 million years old and is now considered to be the Garden of Eden in Africa. Before the Ngorongoro volcano exploded, collapsing 2 million years ago, it was one of the tallest mountains in the world. The crater actually measures 12 million inches diameter and the rim is 2,000 feet above the floor of the crater.

The abundant wildlife and magical setting never cease to amaze its visitors. The wildlife here consists of wild game, lions, zebras, buffaloes, rhinos, elephants, gazelles, wildebeests, and so much more. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is said to have about 30,000 different animals, which are all protected by the steep walls that ring the crater, sheltering the area’s grasslands, a big soda lake, fresh springs, and forests.
Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater
Within the conservation area, the Maasai people have made a home around the crater. Visiting these temporary, traditional villages is a highlight of the area for visitors, who can watch while the nomadic warriors and herders create beadwork, wear their bright colored robes, and utilize cattle.