Castles And Palaces In Poland

Poland, there is more than 800 castles and manors. Russian tourists often visit the grand knight Malbork Castle in the north. It was erected on the right bank of the Nogat seven centuries ago as the official residence of the Grand Master of the Teutonic Order. It is the largest surviving medieval castles in Europe. You can get here in less than an hour by train from Gdansk. Flights Warsaw – Gdansk takes about an hour. Along with Malbork known Ksiaz, Pshchina, Klichkuv, Krasiczyn and other castles and residences, offering not only familiar with their architecture and museum displays, but also accommodation, spectacular jousting tournaments and a tasting of regional specialties.

It is interesting to visit Poznan, the ancient castle of the Piast dynasty, the capital of the Wielkopolska region. The oldest part of town – is washed by the Warta and Tsybin island Tume from the cathedral. In the past, there was a castle Prince Mieszko I and his son Boleslaw the Brave, the first crowned in 1025 the Polish king. Sarcophagus of both kings are in the Golden Chapel of the cathedral. In the castles can spend the night. The prices here are lower than in urban Hotels (40 to 80 euros).

Angkor – Wonder Of The World

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. 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.