Top wonders of the world you did not know about (Destinations)
|Sigiriya in Sri Lanka
Sigiriya, or Lion’s Rock, is an ancient mountain fortress, in ruins now, located in the central district of Matale in Sri Lanka. The fortress is surrounded by the remains of a vast network of gardens, pools and other structures. This is a popular tourist destination in Sri Lanka. Sigiriya is also known for its ancient images, murals. The fortress was built during the reign of King Kasap I (477 - 495 AD), and it is one of the seven world heritage sites in Sri Lanka. Sigiriya was...
|Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra, India
Ajanta Caves in Maharastra, India, dating from the fifth century BC and contain paintings and sculptures considered peaks of Buddhist religious art. They were abandoned by their creators in the year 480 AD, leaving in the next 1300 years and completely forgotten by the locals. In spring 1819, but a British officer found the hunting of tigers in India has entered into a chance of artificial grottoes covered completely by lush vegetation. Although the place had become a refuge in which he only birds, bats and small animals, caves ...
|Banaue Rice Terraces in Philippines
Banaue Rice Terraces are at least 2,000 years old and were carved on the mountain slopes by the ancestors of today's residents. Filipinos call this place "the eighth wonder of the world", a term not exaggerated at all, taking into account that everything was done with a minimum of equipment and machinery, for the most part was built manually. Situated at an altitude of about 1500 meters, the rice terraces cover an area of 10,360 square kilometers and are still irrigated by an ingenious system that was built in antiquity...