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Temple of Heaven

Temple of Heaven is a complex of Taoist buildings are very famous in the world. The temple complex is located in the southeastern part of downtown Beijing. Every part of this temple is circular in shape which is said to represent Heaven. The complex was visited by the emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. And this place is regarded as a Taoist temple.



This temple complex was built during the reign of Emperor Yongle 1406-1420, which is also responsible for the construction of the Forbidden City in Beijing. The complex was extended and renamed Temple of Heaven during the reign of Emperor Jiajing in the 16th century. This temple was renovated in the 18th century under Emperor Qianlong. In 1918 the temple was turned into a park and for the first time open to the public.

Temple of Heaven was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998 and described as a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design which simply and graphically illustrates a cosmogony is very important for the evolution of one of the world's great civilizations.
And now the neighborhood of the Temple of Heaven became a very popular park for exercise.


Paro Taktsang

Paro Taktsang is the popular name of Palphug Taktsang Monastery, also known as Tiger's Nest, the site of the temple complex and highly skaral and famous in the world. This place is situated on the cliffs above the valley of Paro, Bhutan. A temple complex was first built in 1692, where Guru Padmasambhava is said to have meditated for three months in the 8th century.
According to legend, Guru Rinpoche said that the land on the cliff when he was riding a tigress after which he went to meditate for many years in a cave.




Monastic buildings consist of four major temples and housing shelters ideally designed to adapt to the (granite) stone edges, caves and rocky. Of the eight caves, four relatively easy to access. All the buildings are interconnected through the steps and stairs made ​​of stone. There are some old wooden bridge along the path and stairs to cross. Temple at the highest level has a decor of Buddha. Each building has a balcony, which overlooks a beautiful valley of Paro.





Shwedagon

Shwedagon or also known as the Golden Pagoda, is a stupa or pagoda as high as 98 meters (321.5 feet) gold-plated and is located in the western part of Lake Kandawgyi, in Singuttara hills, and dominates the views of the city of Yangon, Myanmar. The structure is all made ​​of gold and Buddhists use their savings to buy gold leaf, which they attach to the walls of the temple. Buddhist Stupa is the most sacred for the people of Burma because it stores the relics of previous Buddhas, namely stick Kakusandha, Konagamana water filter, a piece of robe Kassapa and eight hairs of Gautama Siddhartha, the historical Buddha.



And design of the pagoda is, there are four entrances to the Paya that lead up the steps to the platform on Singuttara Hill. Eastern and southern approaches have vendors that sell books, good luck charms, Buddha statues, candles, gold leaf, incense, prayer flags, streamers, miniature umbrellas and flowers. A pair of giant leogryphs called chinthe guards the entrance and the image in the temple at the top of the stairs from the south is that the second Buddha, Konagamana. Base or pedestal stupas made ​​of brick covered with gold plates. Above the base is a terrace that only monks and men can access. Next is part of the bell-shaped stupa. Above it is the turban, then almsbowl reversed, inverted and upright lotus petals, banana shoots and then the crown. Crown or umbrella that ends with 5448 diamonds and 2317 rubies.






Wat Rong Khun

Wat Rong Khun is a very famous temple in the country, even to d world. The temple is located in Chiang Rai, Thailand is a Buddhist and Hindu temples conventional contemporary, designed by Chalermchai Kositpipat in 1997 and completed in 2008.




Wat Rong Khun is different from other temples in Thailand, because it is completely white. The color white stands for purity of the Buddha, with the intended white glass stands for Lord Buddha wisdom that "shines the light of the whole Earth and the Universe." All the paintings in the ubosot (assembly hall) has a golden tone. The four walls, ceiling and floor contain paintings showing escape from the defilements temptation to reach a state of supra-worldly. On the roof, there are four kinds of animals that represent earth, water, wind and fire. Elephant stands for the earth, the dragon stands for water, the wings of a swan is a wind, and fire represents the lion's mane.

Now, Wat Rong Khun is still under construction. When completed, the construction project Wat Rong Khun will consist of nine buildings: the ubosot, the space containing the relics of the Buddha, the space containing the image of Buddha, preaching hall, chamber of contemplation, the monk's cell, Buddhavasa door façade, art galleries, and toilets.
And this beautiful temple is said that in 90 years will be included in the List 7 Wonders of the World.




Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo or The Catacombs

Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo or The Catacombs, is a way of burial of the Italy that put lives into the church like a monastery, priest, and his descendants. And dehydrated into ceramic bodies shaped like the original human form, some of the bodies embalmed and dicuka and not a few corpses are only covered by the glass. Burial is located in Palermo, Sicily, southern Italy, was first performed in 1599, but officially closed in 1880. But because the tourists continue to visit, then in 1920, officially reopened Catacombs until now.



Catacombs became one of the terrible tourist destination and a remarkable historical record. This provides another tourist attraction for visitors.
Last friar interred into the catacombs was Brother Riccardo in 1871 but other famous people are buried. Catacombs contain about 8000 mummies that line the walls. The hall is divided into categories: Men, Women, Virgin, Child, Priests, Monks, and Professionals. Some arranged in poses, for example, two children sitting together in a rocking chair. Accessible coffin to the family of the deceased so that on certain days of the family can hold their hands and they can "join" their family in prayer.

Famous people buried in the catacombs include:
     * Colonel Enea DiGuiliano (in French Bourbon uniform)
     * Salvatore Manzella, surgeons
     * Lorenzo Marabitti, sculptor
     * Filipo Pennino, sculptor
     * Son of a king of Tunis who had converted to Catholicism
     * Allegedly Velázquez, Spanish painter, was buried in a vault Fuensalida church of San Juan Bautista (Madrid, Spain), and within eight days his wife was buried at his side.



Tana Toraja

Tana Toraja is a district that is 300 km from the city of Makassar, Indonesia. This place has a very impressive natural scenery of granite stone, green rice fields and patches of mountain and burial complexes that can make chilling shudder. Now Tana Toraja is one of the tourist attraction in Indonesia, is inhabited by the Toraja tribe who live in mountainous areas and maintain a typical lifestyle and still show the original Austronesian lifestyle. But nowhere is this more exciting if we can travel here primarily to coincide funeral commonly called 'signs Tuka'.



In Toraja society, the funeral rites of the most important and expensive. People who are more wealthy and powerful, funeral expenses will be more expensive. The body of the deceased are not buried but in a place (traditional house) tongkonan, and also held cutting diacara buffalo. In addition, we can visit the various types of funeral here as in baby death 'Kambira' in the tree, the bodies 'Stone tumonga' on the rocks and in caves Rantepao. Funeral was held only occasionally after weeks, months, even years since the death in question, with the goal of keeping the family left behind to collect enough money to cover funeral expenses. Toraja tribe believes that death is not something that comes with a sudden but a gradual process toward Puya (the spirit world, or the afterlife). In the waiting period, the corpse is wrapped with several pieces of cloth and kept under these tongkonan.

So if you want to feel the area is still exotic, has a wealth of cultural and remote, would not hurt you to try to come to this place and feel the different atmosphere. Foreign and local tourists and many say that this place is one vacation destination or travel frightening and extreme.



Poenari Castle

Poenari Castle, also known as the palace fort Poenari is very famous in his country, and even in the world. The palace was precisely located in Romania, on the cliffs, on the right side of the road Transfagarasan in Arges County. The building was founded around the beginning of the 13th century by the rulers of Wallachia. And in the 14th century, the fort is the main Poenari of Basarab rulers.



Poenari Castle became one of the famous buildings in the world among tourists. Because this building into the history of a creepy building, which is this palace has a relationship with the Impaler Vlad III, or "Vlad Dracula". Poenari Castle Dracula's castle is located adjacent to it, and said the story is here every night of the vampire spends his time.
So now the building has become one of the goals that must be visited by tourists if it is in Romania. And to get to this castle tourists must tread around about 1500 steps.




Château de Machecoul

Château de Machecoul. Vacation or travel is the most popular activities and eagerly awaited by everyone when it comes the holiday season. Everyone really liked and wanted a holiday to beautiful places and comfortable, in order to eliminate boredom and fatigue during a typical day working. But why the holiday is usually only aims to places who beautiful, luxurious, etc., why do not you try once in a while on vacation to places that are not normal, ie to places of 'haunted'. And one of them is the Château de Machecoul.



Château de Machecoul is a very famous house in the country, namely France. This house was formerly owned by an assassin named Gilles de Rais (1404 - 1440), a Breton knight, companion of Joan of Arc Marshal of France. But his name is known as a serial killer of children in the years 1434-1435. Most of the murders were committed in the house, and before being killed, they were first raped and then mutilated. And finally on the date October 26, 1440, this sadistic warrior executed by hanging.
And now this house became famous among tourist lovers, rather be one of the extreme categories of holiday destination and creepy. Many tourists who come here to see or feel the atmosphere of this house of cruelty.




Leap Castle

Leap Castle is a fortress that is quite famous in the world, located in County Offaly, about 4 miles north of the town of Roscrea, Ireland. The building was built in 1250 it fell into the possession of a notorious family there, precisely in 1659, many people were imprisoned and executed in this castle. Here is found a 'oubliette' which is the dungeon where people are locked up and tortured. And when it was renovated, a report showed that the workers they found the bones in the dungeon, and also found that the results of a clock made ​​in the 1840s. Also visible here also report frequent sightings spirits unknown what kind of creature it. But the apparition is said to be accompanied by the smell of rotting corpses and the smell of sulfur.



But even though the story is spread so terrible and frightening, it turns out this place makes people curious. So many people came to this place just a trip to see the condition of the building as well as proving the reality of the outstanding issues. And now this place is often mentioned as one of the spooky holiday destination.