Top 3 places in Pakistan
1. The Karakoram Highway
3. Azad Kashmir
15114 June, 2019
5 facts about MACHU PICCHU
1 The ancient Inca site which was built midway through the mid-1400’s but was unknown to outsiders until 1911, when it was brought to international attention by archaeologist Hiram Bingham. On July 7th 2007 Machu Picchu was named one of the new 7 Wonders of the World. It has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1983.
2 Machu Picchu is often referred to as the “Lost City of the Incas” due to the belief that the Spanish never found the city when they conquered the Incan Empire in the 1500’s.
3 Machu Picchu is located in the small province of Urubamba in Cusco. The unique stone construction of Machu Picchu is built against a cliff with a drop of 400m, which overlooks the Urubamba River. Check out our Cusco city guide to make sure you make the most of your time and don’t miss out on some of Peru’s hidden gems.
4 Due to its location high in the mountains, every day until roughly midday a blanket of mist covers Machu Picchu. This creates the feeling of floating amongst the clouds. However, legend has it that at night, spirits rise from the ground and try to take people away. To protect against this, most porters will sleep with a mirror or a shiny piece of metal beneath them. So, watch out!!
5 The Incas spoke a language called Quechua and many people still speak the language to this day. Machu Picchu means “Old Mountain” or “Old Peak” when translated from Quechua into English
Have you ever been to Machu Picchu?
11113 June, 2019
🔟 Interesting Facts About Singapore ✅
1.Singapore’s national anthem is in micro-text on the back of their $1,000 note.
2.Singapore is one of only three surviving city-states in the world. The other two are Monaco and the Vatican City.
3.Sang Nila Utama, a prince from Palembang, saw a creature he thought was a lion and named the island “Singapura” which means “Lion City” in Sanskrit. However, there have never been lions outside of captivity in Singapore.
4.In addition to its main island, the nation of Singapore includes 63 additional islands, most of which are uninhabited.
5.Singapore is among the 20 smallest countries in the world, with a total land area of only 682.7 square kilometers. The United States is about 15,000 times bigger.
6.The red of Singapore’s flag represents universal brotherhood and equality of man while the white symbolizes purity and virtue. The crescent moon stands for a young nation on the rise and the five stars signify the ideals of democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality.
7.Singapore’s Bukit Timah Nature Reserve holds more species of trees than the entire North American continent.
8.Buildings in Singapore cannot be higher than 280 metres. Currently, there are three buildings of that height – OUB Centre, UOB Plaza and Republic Plaza.
9.The Guinness book record for the longest human domino chain was set in Singapore on September 30, 2000. It was formed by 9,234 students and measured 4.2km. 27.
10.Singapore has more than 3,000 kilometres of roads. Stretched out end to end, they would cover the distance from Singapore to Hong Kong.
What do you know about Singapore ? Write in the comments ! ⬇️⬇️⬇️
10110 June, 2019
Athens was named according to the Greek mythology from competition that the goddess Athena had with Poseidon about who will become protector of the city. The myth says that Poseidon gave a spring with sea water whilst Athena offered an olive tree as she touched the ground of the sacred rock of the Acropolis. The people of Athens choose Athena as their protector and so the city was named after the goddess of wisdom. The myth is symbolic but the two Gods symbolising the strength of Athens as a city of wisdom and as a sea power. The first settlement of Athens 3000 BC was situated on the rock of Acropolis.
According to the tradition, Athens was founded, when the king Theseus united in a state several settlements of Attica. The last king of ancient Athens was Kodros, who sacrificed his life in order to save the homeland. Later came to power the nobles (wealthy landowners). The nobles ruled Athens by their consul the Supreme Court (Arios Pagos), from this consul where elected the 9 rulers of Athens . During this time was existed the assembly of the Athenian citizens (Ecclesia of Demos) but during this period did't had the power that had later with the lows of Solon.
After the the period of colonisation and expansion of trade, many citizens of Athens became rich and wealthy from the trade and shipping, and they wished to participate in the administration of the state, while from the other hand the lower classes of the city where facing poverty. This fact resulted riots between the poor who wanted land and new lows with more social justice and the nobles that wanted to keep their power and authority.
Those riots tried to exploit the ambitious Kylon aiming to become a tyrant, but he failed. His movement stayed in history as 'Kylonion Agos'. After this , the nobles tasked Drakon to write new laws in response to peoples demand. But the laws of Dracon were too hard and peremptory and thus disappointed the Athenians.
1119 June, 2019
Facts about London ⬇️⬇️⬇️
1. Over 300 languages are spoken in London
2. Big Ben is not actually called Big Ben
3. It is not illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament
4. Police never caught Jack the Ripper
5. The Great Plague killed a third of Europe’s population
6. The Tower of London houses six ravens
7. The London Underground could have been water-based
8. There were only six deaths in the Great Fire of London
9. Black cab drivers are tested
10. London has a smallest statue
Did you know any ? ⬇️⬇️⬇️
1117 June, 2019
Top 10 sushi restaurants of Tokyo. ⬇️⬇️⬇️
1. Lots of Restaurants in Tsukiji Fish Market (Tsukiji area)
2. Sushi Bar Yasuda (Harajuku area)
3. Sushi Zanmai (Chain Stores)
4. ITAMAE SUSHI (Roppongi area)
5. Sushi Kyubey (Ginza area)
6. Sushi Yoshitake (Ginza area)
7. Sushi Nova (Asakusa area)
8. Himawari Sushi (Shinjuku area)
9. Sushi no Midori (Shibuya area)
10. Sushi Uobei (Shibuya area) .
Do you love sushi ? Let me know it in the comments. ⬇️⬇️⬇️
916 June, 2019
Wailing Wall ⬇️⬇️⬇️
The famous Wailing Wall or Western Wall is a great architectural monument and one of the holiest sites of Judaism and Jerusalem. Every day, the Wailing Wall is visited by thousands of tourists and pilgrims from all over the world, each of whom composes a prayer and leaves a note with their wishes inside the Wall’s cracks. Pilgrims have included many notable people: presidents of different countries, officials of various ranks, and celebrities. For nearly 2000 years the Wailing Wall by the Temple Mount in Jerusalem has been a great mystery.
1335 June, 2019
7 world wonders ⬇️⬇️⬇️
* the Great Pyramid at Giza, Egypt. * the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. * the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Greece. * the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus. * the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. * the Colossus of Rhodes. * the Lighthouse of Alexandria, Egypt. .
Did you know all of them ? Yes/No downbelow. ⬇️⬇️⬇️
914 June, 2019
Can you guess the place ? Write your answers downbelow. ⬇️⬇️⬇️