Dolomites Top Landmarks - Italy

Dolomites Top Landmarks – Italy

Dolomites Italy
Dolomites Italy

Dolomites in Italy: Map and ski areas, slopes and trails, lifts and ski passes, Bright photos. Reviews of tourists-skiers about the Dolomites.

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Dolomites Italy

Italy is rich in sun, sky, sea, magnificent beaches, vineyards, designers… But this country has another treasure – the Dolomites (the eastern part of the Italian Alps). It is a mountain range in the north-eastern part of the country with a length of 120 km, its highest peak is Mount Marmolada, 3342 m. It is located in three provinces: Belluno, Bolzano, Pordenone, Trento and Udine. This is the land of glaciers, mountain meadows and pine forests. It offers both active recreation (mountain skiing, bicycles, hiking), and relaxed (spa and other pleasant procedures), and excursions to historical places – a hundred years ago, the First World War took place here.

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Dolomites Italy

A bit of history

Many millions of years ago, in the place of these mountains, waves of the warm gentle sea splashed. Africa gradually drew closer to Europe, the sea became shallower, and then the water left it completely, but left behind traces of coral reefs, fjords, lagoons – an amazingly beautiful and diverse terrain. This is the Dolomites, a mountain range that UNESCO has included in the list of World Natural Heritage Sites.

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Dolomites Italy

The local peaks were first conquered by climbers in the 1860-1870s. During the First World War, there were battles here, and you can still see the remains of trenches and traces of explosions. This region has become a tourist and ski area relatively recently – a little less than half a century ago. (more…)

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park - Indonesia

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park – Indonesia

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is located on the Indonesian island of Java, east of the city of Malang and the south-east of the city of Surabaya. It is one of the most popular national parks in Java thanks to the cluster of volcanoes around Mount Bromo. The main attraction of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park lies in the beautiful surrounding landscape, which has become one of the most iconic symbols of Indonesia and the hallmark of this country. Highly recommended for those interested in volcanoes.

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Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

Short description

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is named after two peaks – Mount Semeru (the highest on the island of Java), Mount Bromo (the most popular among tourists) and Tenggers – local residents who inhabit the mountainous area of ​​the park.

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Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

Mount Bromo is the most visited part of the National Park by tourists. The entire summit of Mount Bromo (an altitude of 2329 m above sea level) was destroyed by a volcanic eruption, and its crater continues to periodically emit vapors of white sulfur smoke. The mountain is located inside the massive Tengger caldera with a maximum width of 10 km. Mount Bromo is usually visited from the neighboring village of Cemoro Lawang. From this village on foot to the volcano about 45 minutes. But first (at dawn) the mountain is viewed from the observation deck of Mount Penanjakan, and only then they descend to the bottom of the caldera to the volcano itself.

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Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

On the territory of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is the highest peak of the island of Java – Mount Semeru with a height of 3676 m. Climbing to its peak takes two days, does not require special skills and equipment, but is designed for physically strong people. (more…)

Kata Tjuta National Park - Australia

Kata Tjuta National Park – Australia

Kata Tjuta (Uluru) Australia
Kata Tjuta Australia

Kata Tjuta National Park could have become the central attraction of this area, if not for the Uluru Rock, Australia. As a rule, tourists come here precisely because of her, and this is not entirely correct: admiring the rock, they completely forget about the magnificent national park with sandstone rocks, in no way inferior to the famous Uluru.

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Kata Tjuta Australia

Kata Tjuta Park is located 50 kilometers from Uluru Cliff. The park is operated by the Aboriginal tribes living here in conjunction with the Australian federal government. Aborigines are happy to work as guides and guides for tourist groups.

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Kata Tjuta Australia

The name “Kata-Tjuta” of the area was also given by the natives: in their dialect it means “many heads”. A very symbolic name – 36 domed rocks and really look like someone’s head.

Since 1987, the park has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Kata Tjuta Australia

You should know

The most famous hill in this area is the Uluru Rock, which does not belong to the territory of Kata Tjuta. Olga Rock, which is part of the park, is 200 meters higher than Uluru. This often confuses and surprises tourists. (more…)

Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park - Spain

Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park – Spain

Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park
Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park

Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park occupies a relatively small area of ​​the Spanish Pyrenees close to the French border – only 15.6 hectares of beautiful and impressive landscapes.The main attraction of the park is the top of Monte Perdido, 3355 meters above sea level. The park is famous for its picturesque views: numerous mountain rivers, pristine waterfalls, bizarre canyons, gorges and sheer cliffs, coniferous forests and mountain pastures – all this attracts lovers of nature and outdoor activities to Ordesa y Monte Perdido.

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Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park

Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park is located in the province of Huesca (with the administrative center of the same name), which is part of the autonomous region of Aragon (the capital is Zaragoza). The city of Huesca is a small provincial town with a population of about 55 thousand people. The population of the city of Zaragoza exceeds 660 thousand people, it is a large industrial center, ranking fourth among Spanish cities in terms of economic development.

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Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park

Ordesa y Monte Perdido – the oldest national park in Europe

Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park was founded by royal decree in 1918. In the coming summer, on August 16, 2018, the park will celebrate its centenary. This is the first national park in Spain, one of the very first in Europe. The flora and fauna in Ordesa y Monte Perdido is very diverse, including some endangered species in the park. So, according to information from Wikipedia, a brown bear and a common vulture survived in the park, which disappeared in most of Europe.

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Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park

The Cascade De La Cueva Falls, pictured here, is located near the Senda de los Cazadores tourist area, which features the Calcilarruego Observation Deck with stunning views of the canyons of the Ordesa Valley: a landscape remarkably reminiscent of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The one that is recognized as one of the natural wonders of the world (not to be confused with the global competition “Seven New Natural Wonders of the World”). (more…)

Salzkammergut Landmarks - Austria

Salzkammergut Landmarks – Austria

Salzkammergut Austria
Salzkammergut Austria

The main resorts and areas, excursions and attractions, museums, reviews of tourists about the Salzkammergut, Austria.

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Salzkammergut Austria

Salzkammergut is a very picturesque lake region in Austria, located at the junction of three states: Upper Austria, Salzburg and Styria. It is known primarily for its lakes, which are abundant here: clean, deep, mountainous, some almost icy, surrounded by small villages, historic medieval towns and snow-capped peaks.

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Salzkammergut Austria

The Hallstatt community is especially famous in these parts. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its ancient salt rut and its “postcard” views of the Alps.

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Salzkammergut Austria

Salzkammergut Attractions, Austria

The main attractions of Salzkammergut are lakes. You can swim in them in summer and enjoy the views in winter. In total, there are 24 lakes in the district, of which 19 are suitable for swimming. The largest lakes, on which tourists and the Austrians themselves usually prefer to rest, are Attersee, Traunsee, Mondsee and Wolfgangsee. They are also considered the most beautiful. (more…)

Futarasan Jinja, Nikko - Japan

Futarasan Jinja, Nikko – Japan

Futarasan Jinja Nikko Japan The city of Nikko, the temples of Toshogu, Futarasan Jinja and Rinnoji, which are also widely known in Japan under the general name Nisha-ichiji (two Shinto shrines and one Buddhist temple), are considered to be the central Nikko. The Nikko Temple Complex was inscribed on the Read more…

North Cascades National Park, Washington State

North Cascades National Park, Washington State

North Cascades National Park Washington State
North Cascades National Park Washington State

North Cascades National Park in Washington State was formed on October 2, 1968. The North Cascades are one of the largest mountain ranges. Stretching from the south of the Fraser River in Canada, they contribute greatly to the climate of the Pacific Northwest. The largest number of visitors come in August, the smallest in January. On average, the park is visited annually by about 400,000 people.

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North Cascades National Park Washington State

The world of the North Cascades National Park in Washington State is a rich and varied ecosystem – places linked by geography and climate and the interactions of living communities and animals. There is a great contrast between the old forests of the river valleys and the twisted trees of the subalpine ridge, the difference between the lush vegetation of the western side and the drier forests of the eastern slope.

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North Cascades National Park Washington State

North Cascades National Park, Washington State

If you move up the river valley to the mountainous forest, the flora and fauna gradually change. The giant pines of the Lowlands give way to Douglas fir and Pacific Silver fir. As we ascend higher from the river valley, we enter the subalpine world of meadows and stunted trees. Climbing higher to the glacial snow, we enter the world of rock and ice.

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North Cascades National Park Washington State

There are not many untouched areas in the world today. The Pacific Northwest Mountains can still be considered as such. Here, the habitat and natural communities are preserved as pristine as possible in a national park or wilderness forest. Water is the essence of the North Cascades National Park. Small streams and streams flow down from glaciers and snowy plains to combine into powerful streams. (more…)

Cape Town's, Table Mountain - South Africa

Cape Town’s, Table Mountain – South Africa

Cape Town's Table Mountain
Cape Town’s Table Mountain

In Cape Town’s Table Mountain, you can hear a legend: they say, the Creator, admiring his creation, touched the Earth, and a flat area was formed in this place. This is how Table Mountain arose – a place where the sun always shines during the day, and at night the stars are visible so that it seems that you can reach them with your hand.

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Cape Town’s Table Mountain

Table Mountain in Cape Town’s is so called because it looks like a table: its top is not sharp, but flat. The mountain is surrounded by almost sheer cliffs – Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head. She is huge, majestic and languidly wrapped in the clouds, like a queen in a fur coat. Sometimes clouds descend or rise in such a way that they turn into a “tablecloth” hanging “from the table”.

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Cape Town’s Table Mountain

Center of Power

Many consider Table Mountain one of the strongest energy centers of the planet – much steeper than the pyramids, because, unlike the ancient Egyptian burial grounds, the mountain is not made by hands.

Table Mountain has become, in fact, Cape Town’s trademark and is even depicted on its official symbol – the flag.

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Cape Town’s Table Mountain

Its height is 1087 meters, and the length of the flat top is 3 km. If you are an athlete hardened by morning jogging or a hiker, you can climb to the very top of the mountain on your own along the already paved paths. The road is difficult, but quite safe, without dark alleys and deserted people. The only inconvenience is very sharp stones, although some daredevils manage to walk barefoot altogether. On the way there are small waterfalls and beautiful colorful lizards. Hiking, depending on the level of your physical fitness, will take from 2 to 4 hours of time (this is 2.5 km of the way). (more…)

Discover Mount Sinai - Egypt

Discover Mount Sinai – Egypt

Mount Sinai Egypt
Mount Sinai Egypt

Mount Sinai, which is in the south of the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, is known for a reason under several names: Mount Moses, Mount Horeb, Mount Tur… This is a place where three great religions converge at once, one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Christians, Jews and Muslims. According to the Old Testament, on the top of this very mountain, God gave the prophet Moses the first law, which is known to everyone as the Ten Commandments.

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Mount Sinai Egypt

In the chapel of the Holy Trinity located right there, the Tablets are kept – believers believe that this is the only text written, or rather, carved into stone by the hand of God himself. There is a small mosque at the top, as well as many other shrines and revered places, for the sake of which numerous pilgrims come to Mount Sinai.

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Mount Sinai Egypt

Believers consider the Tablets to be the only text in the world written by the hand of God himself.

There are two paths to the top of Mount Sinai. The short path is the steps of the “Ladder of Repentance” carved into the rock – the path is much steeper and more difficult. Traditionally, this is the path followed by pilgrims who came to South Sinai. The stairs to Mount Sinai have approximately 3,100 steps and can only be traversed on foot in the daytime under the scorching sun of South Sinai.

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Mount Sinai Egypt

Mount Sinai, Egypt

The long path is called the Camel Trail, it was laid in the 19th century for those who prefer to overcome part of the ascent on camels – they are offered to those who wish by local Bedouins. Along the long trail, there are camping tents selling hot drinks, sweets and blankets. (more…)

Discover Ceahlău Massif - Romania

Discover Ceahlău Massif – Romania

Ceahlău Massif Romania The Ceahlău Massif is a mountain located in the Bistrita mountain range in the Neamt district, Romania, in the northeastern part of the country. The mountain has two significant peaks called Okolashul Mare and Toaka. Ceahlău Massif Romania The Ceahlău Massif can be reached through the village Read more…