Top Places To Visit Before You Kick The Bucket Part II

This is the second part of the article Top Places to Visit Before You Kick the Bucket Part I. Let’s continue exploring our magnificent world. Here is another list of the most incredibly awesome places to visit in your lifetime. I guarantee that the beauty of these places will blow your mind and take your breath away.

 Visit holy house of the supreme gods in Angkor Wat temple

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Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world. It was originally constructed as a Hindu temple of God Vishnu for the Khmer Empire, gradually transforming into a Buddhist temple toward the end of the 12th century. It is a unique combination of the temple mountain (the standard design for the empire’s state temples) and the later plan of concentric galleries. The temple is a representation of Mount Meru, the home of the gods: the central quincunx of towers symbolizes the five peaks of the mountain, and the walls and moat express the surrounding mountain ranges and ocean. The temple is admired for the grandeur and harmony of the architecture, its extensive bas-reliefs, and for the numerous devatas adorning its walls.

Take a walk along an incredible Bastei Bridge

The Bastei is a rock formation towering 194 meters above the Elbe River in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains of Germany. The jagged rocks of the Bastei were formed by water erosion over one million years ago. They are situated near Rathen, not far from Pirna southeast of the city of Dresden, and are the major landmark of the Saxon Switzerland National Park. The Bastei Bridge is one of the most prominent lookout points in Saxon Switzerland.

 Try a camel riding at the Great Pyramid of Giza

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The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact. The Great Pyramid is surrounded by a complex of several buildings including small pyramids.

 Surround yourself with northern nature and wooden lace of Kizhi

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Kizhi is an amazing island which is located on Lake Onega in the Republic of Karelia, Russia. Settlements and churches on the island were known from at least the 15th century. Most villages had disappeared from the island by the 1950s, and now only a small rural settlement remains. In the 18th century, two major churches and a bell tower were built on the island, which is now known as Kizhi Pogost. The Pogost is famous for its beauty and longevity, despite that it is built exclusively of wood.

 Solve the riddle of Stonehenge

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England. It is regarded as a British cultural icon. Stonehenge’s ring of standing stones is set within earthworks in the middle of the densest complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred burial mounds. Stonehenge was produced by a culture that left no written records. That is why many aspects of Stonehenge remain subject to debate.