General geographic data about Finland
  Where is Finland? Finland is a Nordic country, which has a common border with Norway 727 km, Sweden 586 km, Russia – 1269 km away and Has a Maritime…

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General geographic data about Finland
  Where is Finland? Finland is a Nordic country, which has a common border with Norway 727 km, Sweden 586 km, Russia – 1269 km away and Has a Maritime…

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Volcanic lake Yak Scrap

 

Jack Scrap (Yeak Laom) is a volcanic lake, which is one of the most interesting tourist attractions in Cambodia. Also this place is the most beautiful in the whole province of Ratanakiri.

Tamponi

The Ratanakiri province is located in the North-Eastern part of the country and shares borders with Laos and Vietnam. The population around the lake is one of the eight representatives of national minorities – Tampon (the names presented here are the phonetic transcription of the Khmer alphabet and a variety of sources, the names may vary). They live in five villages. The oldest villagers still remember times when on territory of modern city of Banlung (Ratanakiri) paced the tigers and other wild animals. Campany have their own culture and language that are fundamentally different from Khmer. Traditional houses of the people Tampon are constructed from four kinds of materials: wood base, bamboo walls and floor, the sheets on the wall and the roof and rattan into the ropes. Bamboo walls, as a rule, represent a complex, woven patterns.

Tamponi believe that they are surrounded by great spirits that live in old trees, rocks, lakes and rivers. Also they believe that the lake of Yak Scrap inhabited by spirits. Tamponi Continue reading

Povetluzhye – Lake Svetloyar

 

In the natural Park of “Voskresenskoye, Povetluzhye” Svetloyar is a jewel of the nature of the Nizhny Novgorod region and Russia. This lake is called little Russian Atlantis: its history full of legends, a unique lake and to this day gives the researchers a lot of mysteries…

From school we remember the main legend of the Svetloyar about invisible city of Kitezh, gone under water with all its inhabitants, to escape from Tatar army. But Kitezh is not dead: he is invisible, but intact. And on special days up to Pacific shores from the depths of the lake came the sound of bells, and clean, clear waters of the Svetloyar you can see the temples and homes.

Interest in the Svetloyar showed many researchers and prominent figures of Russian culture. At the time the lake was visited by P. I. Melnikov-Pechersky, V. G. Korolenko, M. M. Prishvin, A. Gorky and others.

Now the lake is a natural monument of Federal significance. This is the only natural monument with a similar status in the Nizhny Novgorod region.

Rules of visiting the lake Svetloyar: on the banks do not cut trees, make fires, put up tents, litter. Also forbidden to go to the lake in boats, to catch his fish.

“Holy Lake of the Russian Land” was, is and will be Svetloyar for those seeking their spiritual path. For centuries the lake is a place of pilgrimage for people from all over Continue reading

Indonesia. A brief guide to the Islands of Bali, Lombok, Gili, Java, Kalimantan, Sumatra, Flores

 

Indonesia – the land of volcanoes and exotic holiday. Indonesia – the world’s largest island nation, whose borders are washed by the Pacific and Indian oceans.

There is no doubt that Bali – the most popular island of Indonesia. But one has only to take a chance to look deep into the archipelago, and you can find incredible beaches, wildlife and to get acquainted with different cultures.

But we’ll start our virtual journey with the island of Bali.

Holidays in Bali

The island of Bali can be compared with the beauty with eyes like a DOE. A child who fulfilled his dream of becoming famous. For many decades the name of the island Bali on the lips of travelers who dream to get away from the stress and bustle of the city to a tropical Paradise. Such attention to Bali quite justified. Bali – this is a unique, exotic island, but it is possible to enjoy all the benefits of civilization. Most tourists prefer to relax with a luxury in Seminyak (Seminyak), on its sandy beach, which in Bali is deservedly considered the best. Those who prefer privacy, the best fit beach Bingin (Bingin), in its hidden bays with white sand and waves crashing on the cliffs, Continue reading