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Sunday, July 24, 2011

INDIA : The Tadj Mahall, a symbol of love and desire

The Taj Mahal is one of the world's historic sites is a symbol of love and desire. The Taj Mahal is located in northern India, precisely in the town of Uttar Pradesh, Agra. The Taj Mahal was built on the edge of the river Yamuna. The Taj Mahal is known as an example of Indian Muslim architecture. In addition, The Taj Mahal is remembered as a symbol of eternal love Emperor Shan Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal.

Mogul emperor built The Taj Mahal to the fifth between the years 1631-1648 to commemorate, Arjuman Bano Begum, better known as Mumtaz Mahal.

Initially, Shan Jahan mosque just mention it only as a tomb of Mumtaz Mahal, but eventually develop into the Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal when translated means''crown''Palace, an extension of the name Mumtaz Mahal who came from Persia.

Mumtaz Mahal died at the age of 39, when giving birth to 14th child in 1631. The death of the Empress made ​​the king so grieved. Before he died,''advised Mumtaz want to made a tomb that had never seen the world before his memory.''Be Jahan then mobilize 20 thousand workers to fulfill his wife's message.

Building materials imported from all over India and Central Asia by using the 1000 elephant. The main dome and stand 57 meters.

28 beautiful stones from various parts of Asia are used. Like the red sandstone of Fatehpur Sikri, jasper from Punjab, jade and crystal from China, turquoise from Tibet, lapis lazuli and sapphires from Sri Lanka, coal and stone kornelian of Arabic, and diamonds from Panna. The floor was made ​​of the luminous marble of Makrana, Rajasthan.

Unlike other Mughal tombs, the Taj Mahal gardens are in front of the tomb. Taj Mahal is the background sky, so the Taj Mahal looks so sparkling with color. The composition of shapes and lines perfectly symmetrical.


Friday, July 22, 2011

ARGENTINA-BRAZIL : Iguazu Waterfalls, The Waterfalls of World Heritage

Iguazú Waterfalls, called Foz do Iguaçu in Portuguese, and Cataratas del Iguazú in Spanish, lie on the Argentina - Brazil border and are a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. Iguazu Waterfalls is located where the Iguazu River tumbles over the edge of the Paraná Plateau, 23 kilometres (14 mi) upriver from the Iguazu's confluence with the Paraná River. Iguazú Waterfalls is taller than Niagara Falls, twice as wide with 275 cascades spread in a horsehoe shape over nearly two miles of the Iguazu River, Iguazú Falls are the result of a volcanic eruption which left yet another large crack in the earth. During the rainy season of November - March, the rate of flow of water going over the falls may reach 450,000 cubic feet (12,750 cubic m) per second.

The best times to see Iguazu Falls are in the spring and fall. Summer is intensely tropically hot and humid, and in winter the water level is considerably lower. There are hotels on both sides of the river and many tour agencies provide sightseeing opportunities around the area. Browse through this list of hotels on the Brazilian side of the falls, or these on the Argentine side. The view from the Brazilian side is the most panoramic and there are helicopter rides out over the falls from Foz do Iguaçu. You may also take boat rides out to the falls. The light is best in the morning for photographs.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

PERU : Machu Picchu, The Lost town of the Incas

Machu Picchu is a late Inca town dramatically sited on the saddle between two mountains, Machu Picchu (Old Mountain) and Huayna Picchu (Young Mountain), overlooking the Urubamba River, which winds 3000 ft below it. Its buildings, all constructed of local stone, use various types of walling, from coursed ashlar to roughly dressed rubble, and incorporate characteristic trapezoidal doorways. Some of the walls have rectangular niches formed on the inner side. Masonry gables still stand and some buildings have trapezoidal window openings. The steep slopes of the site are terraced with masonry retaining walls to hold soil for the gardens, and the various levels of the town are linked by stone stairways.

About 500 years ago the Spanish conquistadores, led by Francisco Pizarro, had been attacked, burned and destroyed the cities of the Inca, but thanks to its remoteness, Machu Picchu remained undiscovered, so untouchable

Machu Picchu was rediscovered on July 24, 1911 by Yale archaeologist Hiram Bingham, Machu Picchu ("Old Peak" meaning in the language of Quechua, the language used by the Incas) is considered a refuge for pastors and bridal preparation for the Inca nobility.

Visiting Machu Picchu is probably the hiking in the Andes along the Inca Trail or by combining rail and bus transportation all the way up to the site. 
The most interesting is there through the Andes. Also Because it Lasts about 4 days and you'll get to see wonderful sights, a number of other sites like: Runcuracay, Huinay Huayna and others. Also because it takes about 4 days and you will see beautiful scenery, a number of other sites such as: Runcuracay, Huinay Huayna and others.


Monday, July 18, 2011

INDONESIA : Samalona island, the real witness of world war 2

Samalona island is a coral island located in south Sulawesi, Indonesia.

overview of the  Samalona
island :

Samalona island visited by tourists, especially on holidays. Samalona To get to the island, tourists can rent a fishing boat at a cost of Rp 100 thousand to 300 thousand per vessel. It takes about 30 minutes to get to the island Samalona.

Island entered in the District Ujungpandang, Makassar. The island has an area of ​​2.3 hectares of white sand with the cool air because of shady green trees nan is still quite awake.

Clean sea water which makes visitors linger willing to swim or dive underwater to witness the beauty of the island Samalona. Waters too shallow, making it safe for kids who want to swim.

Jessica, a tourist, was deeply enjoy the underwater beauty of the island Samalona. Not only that. According to him, the natural beauty around the island is also interesting to capture the hearts of his gift of the Creator on the Earth's Makassar. Fishing boats passing by and the green trees is a very beautiful object to preserve.
by : syirdal_team

Saturday, July 16, 2011

INDONESIA : Lapris Monument, army uprising Indonesia Sulawesi

Lapris Monument is a monument built to honor the warrior people of Sulawesi. Lapris Monument is located in Takalar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. This monument is also a memorial stands LAPRIS formation of the People's Warriors Sulawesi Rebels formed in 17 July 1946, an organization of paramilitary fighters against Dutch colonialism and Japanese invasion.
Lapris monument built to commemorate the services of the heroes of this land save Takalar epic struggle of the people and become a power Takalar a fun tour to be traced. Located on the highland village of Bulukunyi, Kec. South Polongbangkeng, it was cool, slightly scented with a mystical atmosphere. Natural charm and the stretch of mountain slopes in this region stretches tidy with a beautiful natural atmosphere.
This monument is located 12 miles from city Takalar and 50 km from Makassar. Become relics of the People's Rebels Warriors Sulawesi (LAPRIS) in the 1940's, at this time a son came up with the spirit of the struggle to lead the army against the invaders named Ranggong Dg Romo (1915-1946). Ranggong Dg Romo is a fighter activist who formed the organization known as Youth Movement Bajeng (GMB). This organization later became the army struggles to resist the military invasion of Japan.
GMB is part of the formation of a joint army Sulawesi with 19 fighting organization are scattered throughout the area and known as the Rebels Warriors of the People's Sulawesi or LAPRIS. Dg Ranggong LAPRIS Romo was appointed as commander and led the nearly 100 soldiers of choice.