Posts Tagged ‘Attractions’

Angkor – Wonder Of The World

Sunday, October 14th, 2018

On our planet, there are hundreds of places that capture the imagination and cause a desire to see their own eyes. Kingdom of Cambodia – one of those places. Cambodia – the ceremonial name of the country. By Khmer sounds like Preh Rekenakart Kampuchea, which is the Sanskrit word meaning preh "sacred" rack – "King, the governor," Ana – "power" cards – "wheel", symbolized in a Khmer-Hindu culture supreme power. Official the international name of the state – Kingdom of Cambodia (Kingdom of Cambodia). The historical name of the country is indianizirovannoe Kampuchadesh name. Within the country as the official state name in the Currently used Khmer Kampuchea Prateh. Kingdom of Cambodia – one of the most unique of Southeast Asia, in the old days it was called 'the pearl of Asia.

" Cambodia attracts tourists ancient temples, fortresses, palaces, as well as its unique nature. A haven for tourists is undoubtedly Angkor. Discovery Communications wanted to know more. Angkor, the Khmer "the city" was built near the north shore of Lake Tonle Sap (Great Lake). This is a great shallow lake, feeding tributary of the Mekong River, was rich with fish and surrounded by fertile lands. Lake water helped turn Angkor Tom into a thriving city. Khmer farmers used irrigation canals to grow three rice crops a year. By 1000 AD in the great city can live more than half a million people.

C VIII to XIII century Khmer ruler ruled a powerful civilization in Southeast Asia. Special power it has achieved in 802 AD, when Dzhayavarmane II. He ruled 60 years and repeatedly transferred his capital. Finally he stopped at the Angkor area and began construction there is a big deal. Angkor Wat was built during the reign of Suryavarmane II at the beginning of the XII century and was dedicated to Hindu god Vishnu. The three-story building consists of a series of rectangular rooms. Its tower in the shape of lotus blossoms rise to 60 meters. Angkor Wat – the greatest temple in the ruins of the city of Angkor Thom, the north-west Cambodia. Angkor Thom was built as the capital of the great empire of the Khmers, and the temple occupies an area of approximately 2.5 square kilometra.Steny corridors of the temple is decorated with sculptures and reliefs depicting scenes from ancient myths. The building is surrounded by two walls. Wide moat fed by water from a large urban reservoirs used primarily for watering plants during the dry season. When Suryavarman died, the temple became his tomb, in 1431 Thai soldiers attacked Angkor Thom and destroyed it. Destroyed city absorbed the jungle, and he was re-opened only 150 years ago. In 1850, French missionary, cut through the dense tropical forest in Cambodia, discovered the ruins of the magnificent city. Four century jungle gradually destroyed over a hundred temples. Very soon there appeared archaeologists to explore and restore the city of temples.

Summer Olympic Games

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

A few decades ago it was impossible to speak of the formed area in the geography of tourism, such as sports tourism. Before travel, for example, to skiing, were not so massive, and yes equipping ski areas left much to be desired. Today we might call the sports tourism event held. Of particular interest to tourists often travel in the winter to ski resorts. The extensive geography of tourism and has special sporting events. Winter and Summer Olympic Games, the IOC Session and the world championships in soccer and hockey are the biggest sporting events, so they have an important place in international tourism.

In addition, there are other championships, Europe, America and Asia in various sports. Fans of these sports are ready to lay out thousands of dollars on trips to places of events. Given type of tourism encompasses two main categories of travel: the participants of events – athletes and officials, spectators. The first group generates relatively little tourist traffic, the second group includes Numerous tourists are able to multiply the normal for this time of arrivals in a particular country. Particularly clearly expressed by an increase in tourist traffic in Olympic years, as well as during for the world championships in soccer and hockey. The most significant sporting events – the Olympic Games. Fans of these events sometimes travel thousands of miles to enjoy the performance of their favorite team or athlete. Practice shows that tourism has a significant impact on the choice of venue for the Olympic Games.