Friday, April 30, 2010

Wonderful Place Cliffs of Moher in Ireland

Wonderful Cliffs of Moher Images

The Cliffs of Moher (Irish: Aillte an Mhothair, lit. cliffs of the ruin, also known as the Cliffs of Mohair) are located in the parish of Liscannor at the south-western edge of the Burren area near Doolin, which is located in County Clare, Ireland. The Cliffs are currently one of the 28 finalists for The New7Wonders of Nature. (The official list will be declared in 2011.)

The cliffs rise 120 meters (394 ft) above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag's Head (Irish: Ceann na Cailleach), and reach their maximum height of 214 meters (702 ft) just north of O'Brien's Tower, eight kilometres away. The cliffs boast one of Ireland's most spectacular views. On a clear day, the Aran Islands are visible in Galway Bay, as are the valleys and hills of Connemara.

O'Brien's Tower is a round stone tower at the approximate midpoint of the cliffs. It was built by Sir Cornelius O'Brien, a descendant of Ireland's High King Brian Boru, in order to impress female visitors. From atop that watchtower, one can view the Aran Islands and Galway Bay, the Maum Turk Mountains and the Twelve Pins to the north in Connemara, and Loop Head to the south.(source : wikipedia)
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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Inside Puerto Princesa The Underground River inPhilippines

The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is located about 50 kilometers north of the city of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines. The archipelago of Palawan, Philippines is consisting of huge variety of tropical forests, over 11,000sq km of coral reefs, mountains, 2,000km of coastline, marine wilderness with more than 2,000 species of fish. The site contains a full mountain-to-the-sea ecosystem and has some of the most important forests in Asia. The area is home to Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park which is also known as the “Underground River Cave“. Located only an hour flight from Manila, it is one of the world’s longest underground river – whole 8.2 km. One of the river's distinguishing features is that it emerges directly into the sea, and its lower portion is subject to tidal influences. The area also represents a significant habitat for biodiversity conservation.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Jeita Grotto Wonder of Nature in Lebanon

Jeita Grotto Wonder of Nature in Lebanon

Jeita Grotto stalactite limestone caves located in Lebanon. Located in the valley of Nahr al Jeita - Kalb, about 18 km from the capital Beirut. Jeita Grotto is the longest cave in the Middle East. The entire complex consists of two caves. This cave was inhabited in prehistoric times. Created as a result of the dissolution of limestone. Jeita Grotto Cave at lower discovered in 1836 by William Thomson. Jeita Grotto a popular attraction until the recent Lebanese conflict forced it to close in the mid 1970’s. Upon the initiative of Minister of Tourism Nicolas Fattouche, the Ministry charged the German company "Mapas" to renovate and re-equip its facilities by the most modern techniques and to operate the complex. On July 6, 1995, this natural wonder was again open to the public.

Beautiful Uluru In Australia

Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is a large rock formations in the National Park Uluru-Kata Tjuta, about 350 km southwest of Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia. Uluru is sacred to the Aboriginal objects with many springs, caves, and primitive painting.