Thursday, 23 April 2015

The Borobodur Temple Complex, Indonesia

Borobudur one of the world’s largest Buddhist temple, as well as one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world. The Borobodur temple complex is located at the center of the island of Java, Indonesia. This temple compounds consists of six square platforms topped by three circular platforms and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues,covering a total surface area of 2,520 m2. A main dome, located at the center of the top platform, is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues each of which is seated inside a perforated stupa.

The Hidden Buddhist Temple of Borobudur
The Hidden Buddhist Temple of Borobudur. Photo credit Trey Ratcliff

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Hirosaki Sakura Cherry Blossom Festival, Japan

Cherry blossom is speculated to be native to the Himalayas. Currently it is widely distributed, especially in the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere such as: Europe, West Siberia, South Korea, China, Japan, United States, etc. Hirosaki City in Aomori prefecture is located in the northern tip of the main Honshu island, Japan. Hirosaki Park which surrounds the castle is home to more than 2,500 cherry trees making it one of the best spots to view the beautiful cherry blossoms in Japan. Over a million people enjoy the park’s cherry blossoms every year. In 1700's Cherry trees were first planted around Hirosaki Castle, but It is said that the numbers of trees was desolated at one time, but the many of trees has planted over in the beginning of the 1900's, thanks to people of japan to help for making Hirosaki Castle as beautiful as it is now. The annual Hirosaki Sakura Cherry Blossom Festival is held from April 23 to May 6 when the blossoms are at their absolute peak. The park bustles with people enjoying rental boats, stalls and the illumination of cherry blossoms at night.

Hirosaki Sakura Cherry Blossom Festival, Japan
Photo credit Shinya ICHINOHE

Monday, 20 April 2015

Völkerschlachtdenkmal, The Monument to the Battle of the Nations

Völkerschlachtdenkmal, The Monument to the Battle of the Nations is a monument located in Leipzig, Germany. In memory of the 1813 Battle of Leipzig constructed in granite and sandstone. Designed by the Berlin architect Bruno Schmitz and inaugurated in 1913, with a height of 91 meters or 300 feet and 500 steps to a viewing platform at the top, from which there are great views of entire city and vicinity. It is one of the greatest monuments in Europe and is one of the most famous sights of Leipzig in the state of Saxony.

The Monument to the Battle of the Nations is a monument located in Leipzig, Germany. In memory of the 1813 Battle of Leipzig constructed in granite and sandstone.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

The Native Indians Village Supai, The American Indian Tribes of Arizona

Although the Grand Canyon in Arizona is one of the most visit-able and popular destinations, it still has its secrets. One of these is the Indian Village Supai or Havasupai located at the bottom of Havasu Canyon, possibly the most isolated village in the United States. The Havasupai people are an American Indian tribe who have lived in the Grand Canyon for at least the past 800 years and is the smallest Indian Nation in America, with about 600 people, This native american language speak Yuman. Havasu means “blue-green water” and pai “people”. The village has been inhabited by the Havasupai since A.D. 1300.

The Native Indians Village Supai, The American Indian Tribes of Arizona
Photo Credit Jon Roig

Friday, 17 April 2015

Kaieteur Falls, The Worlds Most Spectacular and Most Powerful Waterfall

Kaieteur Falls is a waterfall on the Potaro River  is located in Kaieteur National Park and is in the centre of Guyana's rain-forest. It is 226 meters or 741 feet, when it was measured from its lope over a sandstone cliff to the first break. It then flows over a series of steep cascades that, when included in the measurements, bring the total height to 251 meters or 822 feet. Posteriorly, the locals named the falls Kaieteur, or “Old Man Falls”. Kaieteur Falls is about five times higher than the more well known Niagara Falls, and about two times the height of the Victoria Falls located on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe in Africa. 

Kaieteur Falls, The Worlds Most Spectacular and Most Powerful Waterfall
Photo credit Jeppe Klockareson