The true monuments of antiquity in Mexico are the pyramids. There are many of them in the country, but only a few are available for viewing. Many pyramids are buried under the cultural layer and covered with dense tropical vegetation, so that they are simply green hills. Most of the pyramids are multi-layered structures: the oldest is inside, and above it there are several later superstructures and facings.
The most famous and probably the most ancient are the pyramids of Teotihuacan, not far from Mexico City. Teotihuacan (translated as “a place where people communicate with the gods”) is the oldest and most mysterious of all the open cities of pre-classical America.
In the days of Ancient Rome, it totaled 200 thousand inhabitants. By the end of the first millennium AD, the city was empty, its temples and houses were destroyed. The two largest pyramids have been preserved – the pyramid of the Sun and the pyramid of the Moon, as well as the temple of the most popular of the Mexican gods – Quetzalcoatl, personifying a good and bright beginning. Continue reading
If you are tired of this constant bustle: phone calls, car noise, huge crowds of people, then it’s time to relax. Sometimes you want to be on a deserted island and just enjoy the world, without the extra benefits of civilization: in silence. There is such a desire? Then you urgently need to go to Indonesia. But now we are not talking about a popular holiday in Bali. We invite you to the Togean Islands.
These are tiny pieces of land lost in the waters of the Mollusk Sea. Located near the island of Sulawesi. There is no civilization familiar to us, a huge number of people, the Internet and various shops. This is a unique place for the most inspired.
It so happened that the most valuable thing in the world is well hidden: diamonds are hidden and protected at a depth of 200 km, pearls are at the bottom of very deep reservoirs in the sink. So this piece of paradise is also hidden from view. Continue reading
Indonesia, undoubtedly, has the most impressive sights in Southeast Asia: natural phenomena, architectural monuments, art and culture of more than 150 peoples. Here you will see a blazing sunset; admire the colorful lakes that fill the craters of the Keli Mutu volcano on Flores; rise to the eighth tier of Borobudur – poems in stone; You will see huge dragons on the island of Komodo; Go trekking in the mountains of Irian Java; Sunbathe on the magnificent beaches of Bali; catch a giant butterfly in Sulawesi; go down to the crater of an active volcano; swim to Krakatau – the most famous volcano on the planet; learn the art of making batik, and any Indonesian child will show you how to make a kite.
The peculiarity of the architecture and traditional art of Indonesia is due to the influence of different and sharply different cultures and civilizations – Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and European. Already in the first centuries of our era, the peoples of the island of Java (its culture has long been the leading one) adopted Buddhism and Hinduism under Indian influence. Indian and local traditions are combined in the classical art of Java, including architecture. Continue reading