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Friday, December 10, 2010

Leaning Tower of Pisa



 Leaning Tower of Pisa italically called as Tonve Pendente Di Pisa is a medieval structure immortalized by the settling of its foundation, causing it to lean 17 feet(5.2 meters) from the perpendicular. The bell tower, began in 1174 as the third and final structure of the cathedral complex, was designated to stand 185 feet high and was constructed of white marbles. Three of its eight stories were completed when the uneven Settling of the foundation in the soft ground became noticeable. Bonnano Pisano, the engineer in charge of construction of the present tower that leans in Pisa, sought to compensate for the lean by making the new stories slightly taller on the short side, but the extra masonry caused the structure to sink aside still further. Work was suspended several times as engineers sought solutions, but the tower was ultimately topped out in the 14th century and thus it stills leans.

Hagia Sophia

For centuries it stood at the heart of two of the world's great religions: To Christians it was Hagia Sophia, Church of the Holy Wisdom, mother church of the Orthodox faith and of the thousand-year-old Byzantine Empire. To Muslims, it became Ayasofya Camii, Mosque of Holy Wisdom and jewel of Istanbul. But to people of all faiths, it was, in the words of sixth-century historian Procopius, a "spectacle of marvellous beauty, overwhelming to those who know it by hearsay altogether incredible. For it soars to a height to match the sky...stands on high and looks down on the remainder of the city...."

The Porcelain Tower





Location of Porcelain Tower is Nanjing, China, out on the banks of the Yangtze.
History of Porcelain Tower:
The people of China called it Bao'ensi, the "Temple of Gratitude." European visitors who beheld the structure called it the Porcelain Tower of Nanjing and labeled it one of the wonders of the world. But warfare and subsequent destruction overtook it in the 19th century, and this remarkable structure was almost lost to history, virtually forgotten by the world.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Great Wall

The Great Wall started as earth works thrown up for protection by different States. The individual sections weren't connected until the Qin dynasty (221-206 B.C.). Qin Shihuangdi, First Emperor of Qin began conscripting peasants, enemies, and anyone else who wasn't tied to the land to go to work on the wall. He garrisoned armies at the Wall to stand guard over the workers as well as to defend the northern boundaries. The tradition lasted for centuries.

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Roman Colosseum


The Roman Colosseum in Rome is the most famous monument of Ancient Rome. Its original name is Flavian Amphitheatre. It was started by the Emperor Vespasian between 70 and 76 AD, and completed by his son Titus in 80 AD. The roman Colosseum was dedicated the year after Vespasian's death by Titus. They celebrated the opening by holding 100 days worth of games there. It was built on the site where Nero had had a huge villa for himself. Vespasian wanted to build something for the people rather than for himself.

The Catacombs




Alexandria, Egypt, represented a melding of cultures in the late first century A.D. Traditions of Greece and Rome overlay the city, the cult of Christianity was gaining ground, and memories of ancient Egypt's great kingdoms still lingered. It was a place where people seemed to have a talent for combining rather than destroying cultures.

The Stonehenge

Stonehenge
Stonehenge is surely Britain's greatest national icon, symbolizing mystery, power and endurance. its original purpose is unclear to us, but some have speculated that it was a temple made for the worship of ancient earth deities. It has been called an astronomical observatory for marking significant events on the prehistoric calendar. Others claim that it was a sacred site for the burial of high-ranking citizens from the societies of long ago.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Golden Gate Bridge


The Golden Gate Bridge links San Francisco with Marin County in absolute splendor. The bridge is one of the architectural marvels of the Twentieth Century and a testament to human strife, as it was constructed during the years of the Great Depression. For years, the Golden Gate Bridge held the title as the longest suspension bridge in the world.

The North Sea Protection Works



For many, the image out of the Dutch fight against the North Sea rests in the figure of a young boy valiantly saving his town by using a finger to plug a hole in the dike. But this familiar hero is a fictional one, a creation of American author Mary Mapes Dodge in her book, Hans Brinker. In reality, heroism falls on all the Dutch, who for more than a millenium have been wresting precious agricultural lands from the sea and fighting to hold on to them. Their greatest achievement-a colossal fun in the dike-if the vast and one dress project known as

The Channel Tunnel

The Channel Tunnel is considered one of the most amazing engineering feats of the 20th century.
Channel-Tunnel train

Channel-Tunnel train
The Channel Tunnel is a 50.45-km (31.4 miles) undersea rail tunnel linking Britain and France, under the Strait of Dover in the English Channel. The Channel Tunnel is also affectionately referred to as the Chunnel or Eurotunnel, and in French it is known as ‘Le Tunnel Sous la Manche. Travel through the Channel Tunnel on a high-speed train takes around 20 minutes, and bypasses the sometimes inclement weather of the English Channel to deposit passengers safely on the other side.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Panama Canal

Panama Canal
Among the great peaceful endeavors of mankind that have contributed significantly to progress in the world, the construction of the Panama Canal stands as an awe-inspiring achievement. The unparalled engineering triumph was made possible by an international work force under the leadership of American visionaries, who made the centuries-old dream of uniting the two great oceans a reality.

The CN Tower


CN Tower is fitting that television, the technological wonder that profoundly changed life in the 20th century, spurred the building of the era's tallest freestanding structure. In the late 1960's, Toronto's soaring skyline began to play havoc with signals from conventional transmission towers. Signals bouncing off the city's skyscrapers produced a number of problems, including the annoying phenomenon of "ghosting" on television sets.

The Itaipu Dam

The Itaipu hydroelectric power plant is the largest development of its kind in operation in the world. Built from 1975 to 1991, in a binational development on the Paraná River, Itaipu represents the efforts and accomplishments of two neighboring countries, Brazil and Paraguay. The power plant's 18 generating units add up to a total production capacity of 12,600 MW (megawatts) and a reliable output

Empire State Building

HISTORY of the empire state building
Construction of the Empire State Building began in March of 1930 on the site of the old Waldorf-Astoria Hotel at 350 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street. It was completed 14 months later in May, 1931. Designed by the architectural firm of Shreve, Lamb, & Harmon Associates, the Empire State Building, at 102 stories,

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus


This is such an elegant piece of architectural wonder that, it found a place in the list of ancient wonders among the great seven wonders of the world, like pyramids.
Location:
This Wonder of the World, is located in the city of Bodrum, on the Aegan sea, in south-west Turkey. This is actually closer to the ancient Temple of Artemis.

Statue of Zeus


This is one of the interesting stories to know about. This statue is associated with our favorite Olympic games which is being a widely watched event all over the world. The only sporting marvel among all the seven wonders of world

Seven Wonders of the World - Temple of Artemis


This was supposed to be one of the most beautiful structures on the Earth. No wonder it got recognized as one of the seven wonders of the world.This is located on the west coast of modern Turkey, south of Selcuk county about 50 km south of Smyrna.
This place was called as Ephesus during ancient times.

Seven Wonders of the World - Colossus of Rhodes


If this wonder were remaining, this would have been one of the tallest artifacts in the world. This wonder of the world was erected to commemorate the victory of Rhodians against the Antagonids.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Hangging Garden of Babylon



This is one of the most venerated marvels among the seven wonders of world.
Location:This wonder of the world was located in the east bank of Euphrates, South of Baghdad in Iraq.
Description:The King Hammurabi is the most famous king of the Babylonian kingdom. The whole kingdom flourished under his rule. His son Nebuchadnezzar is the one who built the Hanging gardens of Babylon, one of the Seven wonders of world.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Ancient Pyramid of Giza


Great Pyramid with Sphnix

Egypt is a place any one would like to go for a vacation. Tourism is such a great money earner for Egypt. And when somebody travels, one of the most preferred place to visit would be the Cairo and the Giza city.This is one of the largest pyramids in the world and considered to be one of the great among the seven wonders of the world. There are actually 3 Pyramids located in this place along with a Sphinx.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Light house of Alexandria



This light house of Alexandria was one of the useful wonders among all the seven wonders of the world (for the sailors to return to the Great Harbor). This is a small point that differentiates it from the rest of the wonders of the world. The mirror which was mounted on this lighthouse could reflect the light more than 35 miles off-shore.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Rijuk waterfall-Explore the Natural, Historical and Cultural Attractions of Bangladesh

Rijuk water fall

Rijuk waterfall This natural mighty waterfall is situated at Ruma, 66 km southeast from Bandarban town. The water continuously falls into the river Sangu from about 300 ft high hill dazzling like pearl particles in the space creating an unparallel beauty of the nature.

Madhabkunda-Explore the Natural, Historical and Cultural Attractions of Bangladesh


Madhabkunda waterfall
Madhabkunda waterfall is one of the most attractive tourist spots in Sylhet division. Lots of tourists and picnic parties come to Madhabkunda every day for their enjoyment. You can go to Madhabkunda either from Sylhet if you go by road or from Kulaura if you go by train.From Kulaura rail station its about one hour

Himchory-Explore the Natural, Historical and Cultural Attractions of Bangladesh

Himchory
There are many attractions for the tourists around Cox's Bazaar. From Cox's Bazaar Sea shore, you can go to these places by jeep and it is really exotic to drive on the seashore. Himchori is famous for waterfall, though in the winter season it dwindles but during the rainy season it's really

Paharpur-Explore the Natural, Historical and Cultural Attractions of Bangladesh


Paharpur


In Paharpur, a small village 5 km. west of Jamalganj railway station in the greater Rajshahi district, the remains of the most important and the largest known monastery south of the Himalayas has bee excavated. This 8th century A.D. archaeological find covers approximately an area of 27 acres of land. The

Mahasthangarh-Explore the Natural, Historical and Cultural Attractions of Bangladesh

Mahasthangarh


Located at a distance of 18 km. to the north of Bogra town. Mahasthangarh is the oldest archaeological site of Bangladesh on the western bank of river Karotoa. The spectacular site is an imposing landmark in the area having a fortified long enclosure.

Lalmai Moinamoti and Shalbon Bihar-Explore the Natural, Historical and Cultural Attractions of Bangladesh

Moinamoti at comilla
Though this city is nearer from Dhaka but it is in Chittagong Division. Distance of Comilla from Dhaka in 95 km where as from Chittagong town its 167 km .The main attractions of Comilla are Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD), the home of famous Comilla Approach to rural development, Lalmai and Maynamoti hills, Shalban Monastery, Maynamoti museum and Comilla Zoo. Comilla Maheshangon houses one of the richest libraries of old literature and culture.

List of mountains of Bangladesh

Tazing Dong



Another peak that is sometimes claimed to be the highest peak of Bangladesh is nearby Tazing Dong (sometimes spelled as Tahjingdong, and also known as Bijoy). It has been claimed to be 1,280 metres. Its exact location is unclear but neither Russian topographic


Susang Durgapur-Explore the Natural, Historical and Cultural Attractions of Bangladesh

Susang Durgapur hill area
Susang Durgapur is 182 km from Dhaka, a real natural beauty of forest river & hills area where the Garos and other tribal live. You can also enjoy boating in the river. Wild Elephant some times comes from forest. But going to Susang Durgapur is a real troublesome for the tourists due to the location and communication problem in this area. It is advisable only to go there in winter season.

Khagrachari-Explore the Natural, Historical and Cultural Attractions of Bangladesh


Khagrachari

Khagrachari- the hilltop town:
Khagrachhari is the natural wild beauty of Bangladesh. Khagrachari, a district in south-eastern Bangladesh. Local name is "Chengmi" and also known as Phalang Htaung or the Mong Circle . It is the district headquarters of Khagrachari hill district.

Keokradong-Explore the Natural, Historical and Cultural Attractions of Bangladesh








Keokradong


Keokradong is considered the second highest peak in Bangladesh, height is 1,230 metres (4,035 ft), is located on the border between Bangladesh and Burma.








Visitors, willing to visit the peak, must go there on foot from Baga lake under Ruma.

Bandarban-Explore the Natural, Historical and Cultural Attractions of Bangladesh


Bandarban

Lots of hills and hilly areas, waterfalls, River Sangu, Lakes and the tribal culture are the main attraction of Bandarban .You can go to Bandarban from Chittagong by road. Chimbuk hill is one of the major attractions of Bandarban. You can enjoy the journey to Chimbuk Hill by jig jag hilly roads. It's the third highest mountain in Bangladesh of approx. 3000 ft height. Reach Chimbuk by jeep or microbus from Rangamati. A beautiful

Rangamati-Explore the Natural, Historical and Cultural Attractions of Bangladesh-

Rangamati
If you don't visit Rangamati you will not discover a big portion of natural beauties of Bangladesh. From Chittagong a 77 km. road amidst green fields and winding hills will take you to Rangamati. It is also connected by waterway from Kaptai.This is the only place to visit through out the year. Rangamati expresses her full

Jaflong-Explore the Natural, Historical Place and Cultural Attractions of Bangladesh-

Jaflong
Jaflong is one of the most attractive tourist spots in Sylhet division. It's about 60 km far from Sylhet town and takes two hours drive to reach there. Jaflong is also a scenic spot nearby amidst tea gardens and rate beauty of rolling stones from hills. It is situated besides the river Mari in the lap of Hill Khashia.The Mari river is coming from the great Himalayas of India, which bringing million tons of stone boulders with its tide. You can watch the stone collection from the river in Jaflong as well as you can enjoy the boating in the river Mari.

Sonadia-Explore the Natural, Historical and Cultural Attractions of Bangladesh-

Sonadia island

Sonadia is a crescent shaped island off the Cox's Bazar coast. The area of the island is about 9 sq. km. Its western coast is sandy and is rich in different kinds of shells. At the northern part of the island, there are beds of windowpane oysters.

Jamuna Bridge-Explore the Natural, Historical and Cultural Attractions of Bangladesh

Jamuna Bridge
The Jamuna Bridge is currently the 12th longest bridge in the world, according to available information, and provides the first fixed crossing of the Jamuna River linking eastern and northwestern parts of Bangladesh. The location of the bridge is shown on the map alongside. It crosses the Jamuna River (the main channel of the Brahmaputra River in Bangladesh) from Bhuapur on the East Bank to Sirajganj on the West.

Sandwip-Explore the Natural, Historical and Cultural Attractions of Bangladesh

Sandwip
Sandwip is an island along the south eastern coast of Bangladesh.It is a sub-division of Chittagong District. It is situated at the estuary of the Meghna River on the Bay of Bengal. It is separated from the Chittagong coast by the Sandwip channel.It has a population of nearly 400,000.There are 15 unions in Sandwip.

Parki beach-Explore the Natural, Historical and Cultural Attractions of Bangladesh

Parki beach
Parki beach might be the next tourist attraction of Bangladesh, which is situated in Anwara thana under southern Chittagong region.The beach lies 16-17 km away from Chittagong city. As the beach is situated at

South Talpatti Island-Explore the Natural, Historical and Cultural Attractions of Bangladesh


South Talpatti Island
South Talpatti Island an offshore island emerged along the shallow continental shelf of the bay of bengal under the administrative jurisdiction of shyamnagar upazila in satkhira district. The island is situated in the coastal shallow seas on the Hariabhanga estuary along the south of the border line marked by the Hariabhanga river flowing between Satkhira district of Bangladesh and Bashirhat police station of the district of 24 Parganas in

Laboni Beach,Patenga and Fouzdarhat Sea Beaches-Explore the Natural, Historical and Cultural Attractions of Bangladesh

Laboni beach
Laboni Beach is the main beach of Cox's Bazar and is considered the main beach due to the fact that it is closest to the town.

Sonargaon and panam city-Explore the Natural, Historical and Cultural Attractions of Bangladesh

 Sonargaon and panam city

On the Dhaka-Chittagong highway about 29 km from Dhaka, Sonargaon is one of the oldest capitals of Bengal. It was the seat of Deva Dynasty until the 13th century. From that century onward till the advent of the Mughals, Sonargaon was the subsidiary capital of the Sultanate of Bengal.

Kuakata-Explore the Natural, Historical and Cultural Attractions of Bangladesh



Kuakata sea beach
Kuakata, locally known as Sagar Kannya (Daughter of the Sea) is a rare scenic beauty spot on the southernmost tip of Bangladesh. Kuakata in Latachapli union under Kalapara Police Station of Patuakhali district is about 30 km in length and 6 km in breadth. It is 70 km from Patuakhali district headquarters and 320 km from Dhaka.At Kuakata excellent combination of the picturesque natural beauty, sandy beach, blue sky, huge expanse of water of the Bay and evergreen forest in really eye-catching.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Teknaf-Explore the Natural, Historical and Cultural Attractions of Bangladesh

Teknaf
The side of river Naf and the Bay of Bengal situate Teknaf Town, which is the southernmost tip of Bangladesh. It's a real natural beauty of hills, forest and Naf River. Lots of Salt fields are there by the side of River Naf. There are natural waterfalls in Teknaf, which increases the beauty of nature.

Inani Beach-Explore the Natural, Historical and Cultural Attractions of Bangladesh


    Located around 32 kilometers to the south of the popular tourist destination of Cox�s Bazar in Bangladesh, the beautiful Inani Beach attracts visitors who appreciate the wonders of nature. With a backdrop of lush green hills rising up on the east, and the sea stretching out endlessly to the west, Inani Beach is famous for its unusually shaped rock and coral boulders scattered plentifully across the beach and into the sea.

Moheshkhali Island-Explore the Natural, Historical and Cultural Attractions of Bangladesh








Moheskhali
Moheshkhali Island is another attraction for the tourists who go to Cox's Bazaar. An island off the coast of Cox's Bazar. It has an area of 268 square kilometers. Through the center of the island and along the eastern coastline rises, a range of low hills, 300 feet high; but the coast to the west and north is a low-lying treat, fringed by mangrove jungle. In the hills on the coast is built the shrine of Adinath, dedicated to Siva. By its side on the same hill is Buddhist Pagoda.

Monday, September 6, 2010

List of Private Universities in Bangladesh

  1. Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology
  2. American International University - Bangladesh (AIUB)
  3. America Bangladesh University
  4. ASA University Bangladesh (ASAUB)
  5. Asian University of Bangladesh (AUB)
  6. Atish Dipankar University of Science & Technology

Sundarban-Explore the Natural, Historical and Cultural Attractions of Bangladesh


Deer in Sundarban

 Sundarban is the world biggest mangrove forest. In Bangladesh tourism, Sundarban plays the most vital role. A large number of foreigners come to Bangladesh every year only to visit this unique mangrove forest. Besides, local tourists also go to visit Sundarban every year. The area of great Sundarban is approximately 6000 sq. km. General Information about Sudarban: AREA: Nearly 2400 sq. miles or 6000 sq. km. FOREST LIMITS: North-Bagerhat, Khulna and Sathkira districts : South-Bay of Bengal; East-Baleswar (or Haringhata) river, Perojpur, Barisal district, and West-Raimangal and Hariabhanga rivers which partially form Bangladesh boundary with West Bengal in India.

List of Public Universities in Bangladesh

Cox's Bazar-Explore the Natural, Historical and Cultural Attractions of Bangladesh

Cox's Bazar

The Longest Sea Beach in The world:


Golden sands, miles after miles, overlooked by genteel . cliffs and awash with foaming waves, colourful conch shells, ponderous pagodas, delicious seafood - this is Cox’s Bazar. Near the border with Myanmar this town is noted for one of the world’s longest and least-crowded beaches—an incredible 121 km in length.The setting for this beach with its silvery gold sand is tropical-forested hills.The sea-side tourist township of Bangladesh boasting the world’s longest (120 km.) beach sloping gently down into the blue water of the Bay of Bengal

Saint Martin-Explore the Natural, Historical and Cultural Attractions of Bangladesh



Saint martins island







Saint Martins is the only coral island in Bangladesh, with beaches fringed with coconut palms, seashells and laid-back locals. The island is a tropical cliché. It’s a clean, calm and cool place for soak up the rays.







Nijhum DIP-Explore the Natural, Historical and Cultural Attractions of Bangladesh

Nijhum Island

Nijhum Dip- is an offshore island in the Bay of Bengal situated in the extreme south of Hatia island which is separated by Hatia channel.It is a very precious island, as it was concealed by water for many years. The island slowly started to surface, and since 1972 the forestry department has been involved in the planting of trees and brush such as Bain, Keowra and Geowra. The forest, which is irrigated by the bay, has also attracted a great number of bird species. By 1978, wildlifewas introduced to the island, and the eight spotted deer that were originally released on the island have grown to