Most beautiful places on the Planet
Ruins of the ancient city of Machu Picchu (Peru ). Machu Pikchu in translation, “old peak”, the city of ancient America, located in modern Peru. Also Machu Picchu is often called the “lost city of the Incas”. Some archaeologists believe that this city was established as a sacred mountain shelter great ruler of the Incas is a List in the century before the conquest of his Empire, that is, approximately in 1440, and was used until 1532, when the Spaniards invaded the territory of the Inca Empire. In 1532 all its inhabitants mysteriously disappeared. The city is situated on a hill at an altitude of 2450 meters above sea level, towering above the valley of the river Urubamba.
Niagara falls (NY) (United States ) – Ontario (Canada )). Three waterfalls on the Niagara river, which separates the U.S. state of new York from the canadian provinceof Ontario.
– the Horseshoe Falls or Canadian falls (Canadian Falls), the width of 792 meters
– American falls (American Falls), the width of 323 meters
– Bridal Veil falls (Bridal Veil Falls).
The volume of water passing through them are considered the most powerful in North America. Height falls is 53 meters. Niagara attracts many tourists from all over the world, which contributes to the development of cities located on the banks of the falls – Niagara falls (NY, USA ) and Niagara falls (Ontario, Canada ). The most spectacular view of the falls can be enjoyed from the canadian coast. A few hundred meters downstream from the falls through the Niagara rainbow bridge spanned, open to movement of passenger vehicles and pedestrians between the two countries. Under the waterfall built hydroelectric. Due to erosion the falls are slowly moving upstream. According to experts, over the past 560 years, the average travel speed was 1-1,5 m per year. Construction of the bypass channel and power plants, as well as an artificial mound of stones under the American falls has slowed erosion, however, and now she is estimated about 30 cm per year, while further strengthening may be reduced to 30 cm in 10 years.
The Great Wall Of China (China). Wall p robotic Northern China during 8851,8 km, and the Badaling section is held in the vicinity of Beijing. The first construction of the wall began in the third century BC during the reign of Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi (the Qin dynasty), in the Warring States period (475-221 BCE) to protect the state from the raids of the nomadic Xiongnu people. Those sections of the great Wall that has survived to our time, were built mainly during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644 ad). In 1984 at the initiative of Deng Xiaoping launched a program for the restoration of the Wall. 60-kilometer stretch of wall in the region of the PR region Shanxi in the North-West of the country is subject to active erosion due to intensive methods of agriculture in China.
The Ruins Of The Colosseum (Rome, Italy). The Colosseum is the largest of the Roman amphitheater. Located in Rome, in the valley between the Esquiline, Palatine and Zelewski hills, to the place where there was a pond, belonging to Golden House of Nero. The Colosseum was originally called the Flavian Amphitheater, because he was the collective construction of the Flavian dynasty of emperors. The construction lasted for 8 years, 72-80 ad
The ancient city of Petra (Jordan). ravni city (the capital of the Idumeans), later the capital of the Nabataean Kingdom). Located on the territory of modern Jordan, at an altitude of 900 m above sea level and 660 m above the surrounding terrain, arava valley, in the narrow Siq. Passage in the valley – through the gorge, located in the North and in the South, while to the East and West cliffs dropped steeply, forming a natural wall up to 60 m in height.
The mausoleum-mosque Taj Mahal (Agra, India). The mausoleum-mosque is located in the North of the country in the city of Agra, Uttar Pradesh, on the banks of river Yamuna. Built on the orders of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, who died in childbirth (later it was buried itself Shah Jahan). The Taj Mahal is considered the finest example of architecture of the Mughal style, which combines elements of Persian, Indian and Islamic architectural styles.
The statue of Christ the Redeemer (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ). The statue of Christ with outstretched arms on the top of Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro. Considered a symbol of Brazil. Made of reinforced concrete and soapstone. The height of the statue of 38 meters, weight 1145, arm span is 30 meters.
The ruins of Chichen-Itza (Yucatan, Mexico ). The ancient city was the political and cultural center of the Maya. Located in the North of the Yucatan Peninsula in 75 miles East of Merida. Archaeologists consider it one of the religious places associated with the Mayan culture.
The boundary of the two seas, the Aegean and the Mediterranean (Rhodes, Greece). In Rhodes narrow sandy strip divides the two seas.