Interesting facts about Halong Bay

Halong Bay is an area of extraordinary natural beauty, situated in Vietnam’s Quang Ninh Province, close to the Chinese border. Comprised of a multitude of limestone islands and islets rising from the sea, in a variety of sizes and shapes and presenting picturesque, unspoiled nature, Halong Bay is a spectacular seascape sculpted by nature. Halong … Read more

Interesting facts about the Terracotta Warriors

The Terracotta Army is a part of a massive burial tomb built for Emperor Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China. Emperor Qin Shi Huang (259 – 210 BC) spent much of his life searching for immortality and built himself a tomb complex that encompassed 50 km² (20 mi²). There are over 8,000 life size … Read more

Interesting facts about Borobudur

Borobudur is a magnificent Buddhist temple located near Magelang in Java, Indonesia. Borobudur is a Buddhist stupa in the Mahayana tradition and it is the largest Buddhist monument in the world. It is one of the world’s most complex buildings. There is no written record of who built Borobudur or of its intended purpose. The … Read more

Interesting facts about the Sydney Opera House

Situated on Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbor and close to the Sydney Harbor Bridge is Australia‘s premiere performing arts facility called the Sydney Opera House. In 1957, Jorn Utzon, was announced as the winner of a competition that was geared towards coming up with the best design of the opera house. The design of the … Read more

Interesting facts about Pamukkale

A dramatic hillside location consisting of hot springs and travertine terraces, the stunning natural phenomenon of Pamukkale has been used as a spa for thousands of years. Approximately 400,000 years ago, modern Asia Minor experienced a series of devastating earthquakes. This resulted in the shifting in the valley of the Menderes River (historically the Maeander … Read more

Interesting facts about Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls are waterfalls of the Iguazu River on the border of the Argentine province of Misiones and the Brazilian state of Paraná. When translated into English, the word Iguazu roughly means ‘big water’. Iguazu Falls was formed as the result of a volcanic eruption. This eruption left a large crack. According to local legend, … Read more