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The Most Beautiful Caves and Grottos of the World ( - Eco-friendly locations)

24 Jeita Grotto, Lebanon Jeita Grotto, Lebanon

Jeita Grotto is one of the most famous natural attractions in Lebanon. It is a complex consisting of two karst caves - the Upper and the Lower Caves formed by a river of limestone rock. The length of the lower cave is about 6900 m and the top is about 2200 m. The Lower cave was inhabited in prehistoric times, then it was re-opened by an American missionary in 1836. It was opened to visitors in 1958. It can be inspected only by bo...
12 Reed Flute Cave, China Reed Flute Cave, China

All hand-made creations of mankind sometimes cause admiration, wonder or respect. From the fact that sometimes nature creates simply breathtaking views: it can be both an artist and a sculptor, a musician and a poet. "The Cave of reed flutes” is a magical chaos of forms and colors. Guilin is an ancient picturesque city located in southern China. Guilin has long been proved to be a wonderful tourist destination thanks...
10 The Marble Cave, Crimea The Marble Cave, Crimea

One of the most beautiful karst caves in the world, located in the bowels of the mountain massif Chatyrdag south-east of Simferopol, Crimea, the Ukraine. According to the legend, the cave was discovered in 1987 by a shepherd who was looking for some lost sheep. The Marble Cave is undoubtedly one of the most famous caves of the world which has great beautiful halls. Visible from various points and distances, the picturesque silho...

The Best Earth Scars in the World ( - Eco-friendly locations)

13 The Diavik Diamond Mine The Diavik Diamond Mine

The Diavik Diamond Mine is a mine of diamonds in the Northwest Territories , in Canada . Located at about 300 km north of Yellowknife , it became one of the foundations of the economy of the region: 700 people , including about 250 aborigines , work and turnover is over 100 million Canadian dollars per year. Its production is more than 8 million carats ( 1 600 kg ) of diamonds annually. The area was studied in 1992 and work began in 2001 . The productio...

The Best Volcanoes to Visit in the World ( - Eco-friendly locations)

8 Vesuvius Vesuvius

Vesuvius is, by no means, one of the most dangerous and most famous volcanoes in the world, because it is almost 2000 years old. This volcano killed one of the cities of the Roman Empire, known to all as Pompeii. Vesuvius was a picturesque mountain, majestic over the Gulf of Naples, rising to 1,300 meters above the sea level. But early in the morning on August 24, 79 a cloud...
6  Fuji Fuji

Mount Fuji, or Fuji-san, is the main symbol of Japan. For the inhabitants of the country it is sacred. Fuji is a dormant volcano. Respectfully called Fujisan, Fuji-no-yama and Fuji ("hole" from Japanese meaning "mountain") is one of the world's most famous volcanoes. It is located in the north of Honshu, near Tokyo, the National Park Fuji-Hakone-Izu. The height of the mountain is of 3776 m, the diameter of th...
3 Pacaya Pacaya

Being an extremely active volcano, Pacaya rises to 2552 meters and it is probably the most visited volcano in Guatemala. The current active phase of the eruption began in 1965, and since that time it is in constant eruption. The volcanic activity ranges from minor gas emissions and small eruptions of steam up enough explosions and emissions of volcanic bombs at a distance of 12 kilometers, which led to the evacuation of many villages located on the sides of...

The Largest Deserts in the World ( - Eco-friendly locations)

9 The Sahara Desert, North Africa The Sahara Desert, North Africa

The Sahara is the largest desert in the world. Its area is more than 9 million square kilometers. It covers almost the whole of North Africa: Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Mauritania, Niger, Sudan, Libya, Algeria, etc. In fact, the Sahara Desert is 30% of the entire African continent. This is the hottest hot spot in the world with summer temperatures often exceeding 57 degrees Celsius. In summer the temperature is above 33 ° C, ...
4 The Arabian Desert The Arabian Desert

The Arabian Desert is a vast desert area that goes from Yemen to the Persian Gulf , from the Oman to Jordan and to Iraq . The desert occupies most of the Arabian Peninsula and stretches over 222,070 square km. The Rub 'al-Khali houses at the center and it is one of the largest stretches of sand on the planet. Its fauna includes gazelles, oryx , sand cat , lizard, uromastyx , and more others. The climate is very dry and with high daytime temperatures ranging from overnight frosts a...
3 The Kalahari Desert, Africa The Kalahari Desert, Africa

The Kalahari Desert is located mainly in Botswana and its boundaries are the Orange River and the Okavango. The soil of the desert is covered with reddish grass and shrubs, in the east mostly sandy soil. On flat surfaces red and white sands that make up the gentle dunes. In the north there are woodlands, grasslands with acacias and baobabs. There is 1000 mm of rainfall per year. But the south is not as thick. The specy of tree which predomines in the desert is the shrub savanna. The...

The most spectacular monasteries in Romania (Romania - Meditation Tourism)

0 Sucevita Monastery Sucevita Monastery

   Situated at 18 km away from Radauti, Sucevita Monastery is a wooden masterpiece, between hills,   dating since 16th century. It was born from a legend that says that a very sinful woman brought stones during the time to build a monastery as a sign of her regret for all her sins. The monastery appeared in documents since 1582 when Petru Schiopu was a ruler in this region. This gorgeous and imposant monument is built in a Ghotic with Byzantine style, combined with elements from the old wooden monasteries. The huge walls ...
0 Voronet Monastery Voronet Monastery

   A gorgeous and spectacular masterpiece appears at 35 km from Suceava considerated the ‘’ Sistine Chapel of the Orient”. The Voronet Monastery has a small church with a tower designed in a Moldavian style with a very big fresco, called “The Last Judgement”,  on the Western façade that makes it famous and recognized as a very  precious cultural monument. This majesctic  pearl of Bucovina feautures a Moldavian vintage style made in beautiful colors that during the day shine a...
0 Putna Monastery Putna Monastery

   Putna Monastery is situated at 33 km from the city of Radauti and represents an exclusive monastic edifice, called by foreign as the Jerusalem of Romanian nation. During the time it was an important  cultural center where have created important manuscripts, including a museum with cultural objects, icons and embroideries. Its construction started in 1446 till 1469 and was founded by Stefan the Great that has his tomb here. The inside of the building and the tower from the entrance with the fortifications were finished ...

The most beautiful monasteries to visit in Moldova (Moldova - Meditation Tourism)

5 Hirjauca Monastery Hirjauca Monastery

  Hirjauca Monastery is situated in district Calarasi nearby the river with the same name. The researcher P.Crusevan says that the monastery was founded in 1740, and it a monastery of monks. It was founded nearby a spring with healing water in the forest on the nobleman Niculita’s estate. They built firstly wooden church with five towers named “Adormirea Maicii Domnului”.   During the time the monastery knows a lot of problems, but when the ruler Spiridon Filipovici lived here the pl...
4 Hancu Monastery Hancu Monastery

   In a very quiet and pitoresque place with an enigmatic atmosphere with  God’s blessing in 1678 started activity a new divine place-Hancu Monastery . The founder of this sacred monastery considers to be Mihalcea Hancu, a moldavian lord, who named the place in honor of his daughter Parascheva.   The monastery has a very interesting legend:  the lord Hancu needed a very big army to help him to discrown Gheorghe Duca who was the Moldova’s ruler in that time. Hancu was helped by Apostol ...
3 Capriana Monastery Capriana Monastery

   In a pitoresque forested area ,  40 km from Chisinau-is the oldest monasteries  in Moldova,  Capriana. It was established in 1429 and was for a long time the residence for Moldova’s Metropolitan. Staring with 1429 Capriana becomes a royal monastery where the most famous builders were working  and kept with generosity the spirituality of Romanian orthodoxy.   This monastic overall includes 3 churches, two-floor house, cells and outhouses. The monastery  many times suffered f...

The "greenest" countries in the world ( - Eco-friendly locations)

108 Iceland Iceland

  They say it's one of the most beautiful countries in the world, with so many glaciers, volcanoes and waterfalls. Although just a small island, Iceland has a huge impact on defense environment. Because of its location, Iceland uses its geothermal resources in order to obtain electricity and heat. The most common source of heat and electricity is hydrogen, and the country hopes to pass entirely on hydrogen consumption.     Even Mercedes-Benz A-class buses used for public transport in Iceland are...
105 Costa Rica Country Costa Rica Country

  Costa Rica is a country with high goals when it comes to environmental attitudes. 2021, Costa Rica hopes to be one of the few countries who will not use fossil fuel at all, preferring instead renewable energy. The very location of this country is its advantage, its people does not need to worry about heating their homes, because the fit temperatures generally between 20-25 degrees C. Costa Rica and the strong focus on afforestation as reduced pesticide use....
104 Norway Norway

  Until 2030, Norway intends to be a country that no longer use coal deposits. That means it will not emit greenhouse gases at all. In addition, Norway has decided to use money in research to discover new methods, eco-friendly fuel. Those who still use diesel fuel will have to pay higher taxes for the environment....

The most beautiful churches in the world ( - Meditation Tourism)

115 Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain

   Sagrada Familia is the most unconventional church in Europe and a symbol of Barcelona. The cathedral, the impressive work of Antoni Gaudi -still unfinished - is one of the most visited monuments in Barcelona.    The project did not belong to him at the very beginning, another architect being assigned to carry it - Francisco del Villar - who would soon enter a deep depression due to the grandeur and complexity of the project. Gaudi will be surprised when the authorities will assign this project to...
110 Cathedral of Brasilia in Brazil Cathedral of Brasilia in Brazil

   Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora Aparecida, located in the capital of Brazil, is the work of architect Oscar Niemeyer expression. The hyperboloid structure with glass ceiling, surrounded by concrete columns, it seems that rises and opens the heavens. On opening day, May 31, 1970, the cathedral was completed and the structure could be seen just above the circular area with a diameter of 70 meters. Metropolitan Cathedral architectural project based on the trajectory described by the revolution of hyperbole with asymmetric sect...
109 St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, Russia St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, Russia

   This is unique cathedral in Red Square Russian capital, is a true spot color in the landscape. An orthodox church, St. Basil boasts more colorful domes sharp peak, which became part of the landscape near the horizon of Moscow. The cathedral was built at the behest of Ivan the Terrible in 1552 to celebrate the invasion of Kazan, a former medieval Tatar state. In 1588, Tsar Fedor Ivanovic has also built a chapel on the east side of the cathedral, above the grave of Basil the Great Orthodox saint after which he was baptized temple ...