5-th place. Gem cave in Russia
This is one of the most mysterious places on the planet . Amazing cave is located in the Leningrad region. It is situated on the right Bank of the Tosna river.
Cave passages extend at 5500 meters. But noteworthy is the fact that its walls are studded with extraordinary white peas. But their chemical composition is identical to pearls. No scientist can say with certainty how the walls of this cave can form pearls. Actually, hence the name of the cave. But it is better not to go there in spring or autumn, the season of abundant snow melt and rains. The fact that the soil on the roof of the cave isn’t stable. But in summer or in winter, the cave attracts dozens of cavers.
4-th place. Socotra Island
In ancient times the shore of the island of Socotra attracted only the most desperate travelers. Today this unique place are the Bedouins. Continue reading
“Burj Khalifa tower” is a skyscraper height of 828 meters in Dubai, the tallest building in the world. The shape of the building resembles a stalagmite. The opening ceremony was held on 4 January 2010 in the largest city of the United Arab Emirates — Dubai. The building is planned to open on 9 September 2009 simultaneously with the opening of Dubai metro, but the opening was postponed to January 2010 due to reduced funding by the developer. The exact height of buildings is 828 m (163 floors). “Dubai tower” was designed as a “city within a city” — with its own lawns, boulevards and parks. The total cost of construction — about $ 1.5 billion. The Burj Khalifa is a key element of the new business center in Dubai. Inside the complex there are hotels, apartments, offices and shopping malls. The building has three separate entrances: the hotel entrance, the entrance to the apartments and the entrance to the office. The Armani hotel and the offices of the company occupy floors 1 through 39 (except for the 17 and 18 floors, a technical floor).
Lotus temple – the most sacred in the world of original construction: it is built in the form of a white blossoming flower and is not a straight line. This is the main Bahai temple in India and one of the top attractions of new Delhi. It is also called “the Taj Mahal of modern India”.
Myths and facts
The official name of the huge marble Lotus, a House of Worship Bahai. This religion is the youngest in the world (appeared in the middle of the XIX century). It professes the unity of God and unity of religions, because in the Baha’i temple can come to people of all faiths and nationalities and to pray to the God in whom he believes.
To create the grandiose project of the building was entrusted to architect Fariborz Sahba. Inspired by the Sydney Opera house, he with the help of computer programs created the project of the temple in the form of a Lotus is a sacred plant for many Eastern peoples. Such painstaking work took two years. Continue reading