Kampung Pelangi, The Colorful village of Indonesia

The village of Kampung Pelangi, is probably one of the most colorful and attractive villages in the Indonesia, Once the Indonesian village of Kampung Wonosari looked very inconspicuously with its gray-white houses and the same brown roofs. However, it was renamed Kampung Pelangi, which literally translates as “Rainbow Village”, because it really has become a by painting all 232 settlement houses in all colors of the rainbow, and supplementing them with bright pictures.

Colorful village in Indonesia, Kampung Pelangi

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Kurpaty Sanatorium of Crimea

The resort architecture has always been a territory of freedom for Soviet architects. Ever since the Stalinist era sanatorium functioned as Soviet “paradise on earth” – the place where they were to strive to get all workers. Therefore, even in the days of struggle against the excesses of the various agencies do not skimp on building palaces for the rest of their employees, and resort construction enables architects to get away from the general line.

So in 1980, the Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia trade union leadership decided to build a joint boarding house “Friendship” in the Crimea for the working people of the two countries. Czechs wanted to pension was located in a place where they took a romantic youth – on the Golden Beach. But in those years has been built on the coast, there was only a narrow piece of territory with a 40-degree slope between the road and the sea …

Sanatorium "Kurpaty" or a flying saucer in the Crimea

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Palmanova fortress town, The strategic location of war

Fort in the form of a star – type fortifications, which first appeared in the XV century in Italy. At that time, the medieval fortifications that were built of stone, becoming an easy target for the guns. That is why forts star began to build of brick, earth and other materials that are made to strengthen a much more powerful and have reduced the probability of failure of cannonballs.

Palmanova fortress town, The strategic location of war

City of Palmanova in Northern Italy.

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The Unique Kabayan Fire Mummies

Mummification – Relatively well-studied ancient rite preservation of dead bodies – mostly we associate with the embalmed Egyptian mummies. However, remarkably well-preserved remains found in the Philippines, have shed light on the existence of both types of mummies – fire. Uniqueness fire Kabayan mummies that, unlike most antiquities they are still located in the natural environment. Caves, keeping them secret, have been repeatedly looted and is now considered to be the place endangered.

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The Last Nuclear Test Sites, Which Become Extreme Tourist Attractions

Atomic age began July 16, 1945: the date of reference is considered to be the first successful test of a nuclear bomb, which took place in the New Mexico desert in the Manhattan Project. Less than a month later, the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were dropped. Since then, until the signing of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty in 1996, over 2,000 nuclear test explosions have occurred in the outer islands, atolls and desert areas of the world.

The vast majority of these attacks occurred in the United States and the Soviet Union: the superpowers were preparing for a war for survival. Before you place that would be quite amiss in the annals of this sad story – access curious tourists here is now open.

Extreme Tourism: The Last Nuclear test Sites

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Pink Salt Lake Urmia in Iran

Urmia – Endorheic salt lake located in the Armenian highlands in the north-western Iran, the largest lake in the Middle East. It used to be the largest lake in the Middle East and the 6th largest salt lake in the world, with an area of 5,200 square kilometers, length 140 km, a width of 55 km and a maximum depth of 16 meters.   As was the case with the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan, Urmia has shrunk dramatically in recent decades.   But as the lake shrinks and the water flow is restricted, the more the salt concentration increases, resulting in microscopic organisms that grow in the lake change its color, giving it a reddish hue. Photographer Norouz Ibrahim went to the northeast of Iran, to capture the beauty of “dying” Urmia.

Pink Salt Lake Urmia in Iran

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Noah’s Ark, A Theme Park in Kentucky

Noah’s Ark is located in Williams-town, Kentucky USA. The creators claim that it is a replica of the biblical repeating its size: about 155 m long, 25 m wide and 15 m in height. Inside the building cost of 100 million euros is a museum, which exhibits explain the essence of the Biblical tradition. It is reported that the ark may even be launched.

Noah's Ark, A Theme Park in Kentucky

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Montjuïc Cemetery, on the hill of Barcelona

El Cementerio de Montjuïc, Montjuïc Cemetery was created due to the great demographic expansion and economic boom experienced by the city of Barcelona in the first half of the nineteenth century. The cemetery of Poblenou was clearly insufficient and the fact that would in a large urban development zone prevented its expansion.

Montjuïc Cemetery, on the hill of Barcelona

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Peruvian rock Sayhuite

On the banks of the River Apurimac in Peru for several millennia lies a stone . At the bottom is the usual size of a block of about 4×4 meters, of natural origin. Other granite slabs in the near vicinity there. However, no problem shipping the ancient stone slab to the river baffled scientists. Puzzling the top of the boulder: on its surface is made in a nutshell … the city . The artifact is called the stone stone Saiva (Sayhuite Stone).

Mystery of Peruvian rock with the layout of the city

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Life of Afghanistan in 1960s

These fascinating photographs of Afghanistan in the 1960s [before Taliban] are far from the harrowing images from the current war in that country because of the Taliban , who came to power in 1996. According to the “Daily Mail“, the revealing images were taken by Bill Podlich , that changed life in America to travel to Kabul with his wife, Margaret, and two teenage daughters, Jan and Peg. The images were taken in 1967 when the university professor was part of Unesco and worked at the Higher Teachers College Kabul. He was an amateur photographer and set out to document their way of life in Afghanistan .

Afghanistan in the 60s before the conflict
Jan and Peg Podlich in Paghman Gardens that war destroyed (Photo: Dr William Podlich )

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