Delhi. The famous minaret Qutub Minar with a column of damask steel is built on the site of the Vishnu temple destroyed by the conquerors. Once upon a time a sculpture of the sacred eagle Garuda crowned the top of the mysterious column. Steel, from which the figure was made, is attributed to an alien origin …
Yes, what to go far – Kiev tithe Church was also built on the site of an ancient pagan sanctuary.
In fact, there are many such places on our planet. Continue reading
Despite the fact that the New Year is a traditional holiday and, in principle, one for all, each country has its own ways to meet the future with dignity and to attract luck to its side. Let’s take a look at the most unusual traditions.
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Pilgrimage, or travel with religious purposes – one of the oldest forms of tourism, which has deep historical roots. Medieval pilgrims were among the first tourists.Religious travel has three main objectives. Touch the holy places.
The first – and most common – is visiting iconic places for a given religion. Believers go or go to places where legendary, significant events took place or occur: many pilgrims from time immemorial come to Mecca, Jerusalem, Golgotha, Orthodox churches, the Vatican, major Buddhist temples. Continue reading
Leave your dream, such as diving on the Great Barrier Reef, skiing in the Swiss Alps – can always remain a dream, if you do not hurry, writes McClatchy News Service. Magic coral reefs near the Australian coast may disappear from the face of the earth by 2050, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. And the rise in temperature in the Alps is forcing tour operators to use more and more equipment to create snow. Continue reading
Modern architecture, especially “in the hands of” very enthusiastic people, is amazing. We have already written about the majestic temples built by our contemporaries in Thailand, which are not just not inferior to the best examples of ancient architecture, but often surpass them by many orders, for example, the “White Temple” or the symbol of unity Temple of Truth in Pattaya. Continue reading