Diving is a fun, exotic sport. It is also a great excuse to check out some amazing tropical destinations around the world. Any novice or expert diver will be fascinated by what they see in the depths of some of the top dive spots in the world.
The most important and widespread building type in ancient Greece was the temple. The first stone temples appeared some time during the early 6th century BC and began to appear in large numbers in the next century. The purpose of a Greek temple was usually to house a cult statue or emblem. Religion did not… Continue Reading
The study of Buddhism has inspired some of the world’s most beautiful contributions to the world of art, most notable in the form of statues known as Buddharupa (literally, the form of the Awakened One) that adorn Buddhist temples of worship. Listed here are ten of the world’s most famous and beautiful statues celebrating the… Continue Reading
Throughout time prisons have been used to incarcerate a variety of people from hardened criminals to those who opposed the current political regime. A few of these prisons have become infamous due to their illustrious inmates, their barbaric treatment of prisoners and sometimes because of the daring escape attempts that some of their guests devised…. Continue Reading
Few geographical features exemplify the beauty and power of nature as dramatically as majestic waterfalls. The sight of tons of water spilling over the edge of a cliff or cascading over rocks never fails to impress. While the grandest falls deserve a prominent place on any bucket list, a waterfall doesn’t have to be the… Continue Reading
What exactly is a monolith? Anyone who has seen the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey will probably have the image of an advanced machine built by aliens to encourage humankind to progress with technological development. Actually, the word monolith comes from the Greek word “monolithos”, derived from mono (“one” or “single”) and lithos (“stone”). In… Continue Reading
Buddhism is a major world religion and philosophy founded in northeastern India in the 5th century BC. It is based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, commonly known as “The Buddha”, who was born in what is today Nepal. Buddhism takes as its goal the escape from suffering and from the cycle of rebirth: the… Continue Reading
Hinduism is one of the world’s oldest religions, and has over 900 million followers worldwide. Though most of the Hindus live in India there are substantial numbers present in Nepal, Bangladesh and Indonesia.
An official residence is the residence at which the head of state, head of government, or other senior figures officially reside. Often, the residence is an important part of a country’s history; a palace or fortress used by Kings or Emperors for centuries. Because these buildings are still in use today access can be limited… Continue Reading
Once the homes of kings and emperors, now popular tourist attractions. A list of some of the most beautiful palaces in the world.