The ‘World Beauties And Wonders’ Facebook Page Showcases The Most Interesting Discoveries Around The World, Here Are 50 Of The Best
Life’s full of adventure—all it takes is a bit of courage and a dash of curiosity to unlock the door that leads to wonder, amazement, and experiences that you’ll be telling your friends about for decades to come. Of course, we’re talking about travel and all the great things you get to see when you set your daily drudgery aside and go where your feet (and your plane tickets) take you.
The ‘World Beauties and Wonders’ Facebook page, created by Turkey-based Anatolian Leo, is an incredibly popular project that highlights some of the gorgeous views that you’re bound to come across in your travels. We’re featuring some of the project’s best pics to share with all of you today, Pandas. Hopefully, this will inspire you to step out of your comfort zone and see what awesome things are out there, waiting for you.
Scroll down, upvote your fave pics, and tell us which ones you loved the most and why. Do you have any stunning stories from your recent trips? You can tell us all about them in the comments.
Bored Panda got in touch with Patrick McGranaghan, a surveyor from Colorado and a huge fan of geography, to have a chat about traveling abroad. He shared some of his exciting experiences from a recent trip and was kind enough to reveal some of his travel hacks, too. Check out our exclusive interview with Patrick below, Pandas.
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At The Southwestern End Of The Korean Peninsula, In The Jeollanam-Do Region, There Is A "Folk Village" In Which The Inhabitants Retain The Way Of Life Of The Past
The Japanese Have Been Producing Wood For 700 Years Without Cutting Down Trees
In the 14th century, the extraordinary daisugi technique was born in Japan. Indeed, the daisugi provide that these trees will be planted for future generations and not be cut down but pruned as if they were giant bonsai trees; by applying this technique to cedars, the wood that can be obtained is uniform, straight and without knots, practically perfect for construction. A pruning as a rule of art that allows the tree to grow and germinate while using its wood, without ever cutting it down.
Extraordinary technique.(Quote from Mary Conceicao Coelho)
This always fascinated me to the full. To come with something like this required not only amazing amount of imagination, but also knowledge and persistence. Imagine trying this for the first time and waiting for generations to find out if it worked. Extraordinary!
Sakya Monastery. The Library Was Discovered In Tibet Behind A Huge Wall (60 Meters Long And 10 Meters High). It Contains 84,000 Secret Manuscripts,which Include The History Of Mankind Over 1000 Years Old
Patrick, who works as a surveyor in Colorado, recently went on a trip to Panama. He visited the Central American country this April to see the canal there.
"For most people, it's probably just like any other river or boat ride, but for me, it was very enjoyable as I am fascinated by engineering projects. It took about 8 hours to go through the canal from end to end," he shared his experience with Bored Panda.
"Along the way, there are many ships passing from countries all over the world," Patrick revealed to us that it was a wonderful adventure.
Singapore's Amazing Changi Airport
Wow. Now I want to fly there just for the airport. Not going to do that though :-).
The Giant Of Pratolino Is A Gigantic Statue By Giambologna, A Masterpiece Of Sixteenth-Century Sculpture Located A Few Kilometers From Florence
The Bridge That Comes From Sweden Turns Into A Tunnel Under The Sea And Reappears In Denmark; Both Countries United By This Wonderful Work Of Engineering
Never been across the bridge, but have flown over it many times landing at Kastrup. Also watched quite a good detective series in Danish/Swedish where someone was murdered and the body left right in the middle of the bridge. They must have spent hours on the name, as it was called The Bridge (Bron/Broen in Danish/Swedish). https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1733785/
Bored Panda also asked Patrick to share some of his traveling do's and don'ts with our readers. "I think the most important thing is to remember to have fun. No trip is ever going to be 100% perfect," he said that it's vital not to stress about every tiny detail being 'perfect.'
"There will be times where weather goes bad, places are closed, it's difficult to find good food, etc. This is all part of the experience. Enjoy your time because you'll miss it when you're back home," Patrick shared.
"Don't forget to have backup plans. Unexpected interruptions happen and you just have to adapt."
Fish Pond Mosaic By Gary Drostle
This Medieval House, Located In The French Village Of Argentan, Built In 1509
First Image Shows An Ancient Greek Pelike Depicting A Woman Acrobat Shooting An Arrow With Her Feet. The Artifact Dates Back To The 4th Century Bc. Second Image Shows An Acrobatic Archer At The 2016 World Nomad Games Held In Kyrgyzstan
The ‘World Beauties and Wonders’ project has over 423k followers on Facebook and a further 26.8k fans on Instagram. Meanwhile, the associated YouTube channel has racked up nearly 121k views.
The social media project is all about showing off the great things that you might come across on your journeys, and it also shines the spotlight on the seriously impressive legacy left behind by ancient civilizations. Honestly, we’re itching to pack our bags, put on a pair of comfy sneakers, and rush off to absorb some culture. It’s a feast for the eyes and the soul.
Statue Of King Arthur Located In A Castle In Cornwall
Pyramids Of Giza
Botanical Park Of Rio De Janeiro Brazil. Founded In 1808, It Is Considered One Of The Most Important In The World
We’re huge fans of travel and new experiences here at Bored Panda. However, at the same time, it’s important not to get over-hyped before your trip. Keeping realistic expectations of what you’ll likely experience will help you stay satisfied with your adventure, overall. Very recently, we spoke to one of the moderators helping run the multi-million-member r/travel subreddit.
They stressed that keeping our expectations low or having none of them at all will improve the trip, no matter what it is. Something else that can help you enjoy yourself more is putting in the effort and doing some more in-depth research about where you’re going, the history of the place, and the local culture and customs.
Inside Mysore Palace, India
An Argentine Farmer Found This 20,000-Year-Old Family Of Giant Armadillos (Glyptodon) Buried Near A River. They Were All Looking In The Same Direction, As If They Were Walking Towards Something, The Largest Being The Size Of A Volkswagen Beetle, It Is Estimated That They Weighed Around 2 Tons
Redhead Festival,dublin Ireland A Lot Of People Gather In This Place,united Only By The Fact That They Have Orange Hair
"I think the more popular a place is, the more easily it is to become overhyped and a letdown," the moderator from r/travel stressed that some travelers fall prey to Paris Syndrome. That’s when your expectations aren’t met and you’re left culture-shocked and disappointed.
This Village Is Built On A Basaltic Cliff More Than 50m High And Spreads About 1 Kilometers Long. (Castellfollit De La Roca, Spain)
Peoples Living In Northern Regions And In Severe Snowy Climates, Such As The Inuit, Carved Whalebone, Horn, And Ivory Sunglasses To Protect Their Glare
"For many people, learning the local culture, on a surface level or maybe more makes for a fun trip, for others sitting at an all-inclusive resort at the beach is ideal. How you enjoy your vacation is up to you. Thankfully, we're not all identical and boring as a result,” they explained that everyone travels for a different mix of reasons. Nobody should feel pressured to enjoy themselves a certain way. Travel is freedom.
World's Oldest Intact Carpet Ever Found, Woven Somewhere 2500 Years Ago And Found Frozen In A Kurgan In Altai Mountains In Central Asia
My Favorite Room In The Whole Castle! Hall Of Mirrors, Versailles, France
Walking through Versailles is like entering one room, thinking, this is so over the top, the next one, this is actually much more over the top, the next one, wow, it DOES get even more over the top! Then in the end, you enter the Hall of Mirrors, and you're completely speachless and you suddenly get the wrath of the people against Louis XIV...
A Team Of Archaeologists LED By Professor Kutalmış Görkay, Of The University Of Ankara In Turkey, Has Unearthed Three Ancient Greek Mosaics In The Turkish City Of Zeugma, Near The Border With Syria
Fun word fact: Zeugma is a Greek word which generically means 'to join' (the city is named for a pontoon bridge which links the land across the nearby Euphrates river). Today, 'zeugma' is used to describe a word which does double-duty in a sentence by affecting two subjects at once, usually with different definitions of that same word. For example, "The tiles and the archeologists were both floored by these ancient artisans."
One place that you might consider skipping is Hollywood. Oh, we might all think it’s full of glitz and glam, but the reality is nothing like what we see in the movies. It’s important to have a chat with some globe-trekking pals or locals to see whether a particular popular location lives up to the hype. The juice isn’t always worth the squeeze.
Basilicata: Pietragalla Is The Town Of The Fantastic “Palmenti”, In The Local Dialect Called “Rutte”, Cave-Cellars Dug Into The Rock Still Used Today For The Conservation Of Wine
An 800 Year-Old Pack Horse Bridge, Lancashire, England
The Vasa Warship Sank At The Occasion Of His Inaugural Journey In Stockholm In 1628. After 333 Years At The Bottom Of The Sea, The Impressive Warship Was Recovered And He Could Finally Continue His Journey. Today, The Vasa Is The Best-Preserved 17th Century Ships And Can Be Admired Within A Museum Structure Specially Built In Stockholm
Really impressive! I was there few years ago and it's worth a visit.
"There’s one popular, supposedly must-see attraction that’s way overhyped in Los Angeles, and that’s Hollywood. Everyone has heard of it and everyone wants to see it, but once you arrive in the real Hollywood, you’re sure to be disappointed," entertainment expert Mike Sington, from Los Angeles, shared with Bored Panda recently.
"It’s very crowded, and there’s hardly anything to see except the stars in the sidewalk. Once you do that, and you have to dodge the crowds to even navigate the sidewalks, that’s it. I’d suggest passing on Hollywood itself, and taking one of the professionally run studio tours all the major movie studios offer," he said that Hollywood isn’t as great as some tourists might expect.
Architectural Details Of The Column Of Marcus Aurelius.carved Military Scenes Line This 2nd Century Column In Rome, Italy
Cemetery In Taiwan
Portuguese Royal Library - Located In Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Well... it is not a Portuguese library. It's a Brazilian library, and as the speaking language in Brazil is Portuguese, there will be books written in Portuguese. But the library is Brazilian; from wikipedia: "is the depository of the bibliographic and documentary heritage of Brazil" .
"Because the city is often pictured in the movies and on television as some glamorous place, that’s often all that visitors are expecting. Sure, Los Angeles is beautiful and diverse, and the weather is spectacular, but keep in mind it’s a very big city, so it has all the problems and urban sprawl of most big cities," Mike shared.
Staircase In The Chambord Castle In France. Designed By The Great Legend Of High Renaissance Leonardo Da Vinci In 1516
Hisashimichi Interchange! It's A Japanese Highway Junction, Made With Minimum Loss To Environment. This Is A Seriously Impressive Engineering Masterpiece Situated In Hachioji, Near Tokyo, Japan
That is some masterpiece indeed. Over here, we'd call that engineer's p*rn 😅
High In The Jungle Mountains Of Flores Island In Indonesia At An Altitude Of 4,200 Ft. Is One Of The Last Remaining Ancient And Isolated Villages In The World. Called Wae Rebo, The Village Has Been Occupied By The Manggaraian People For Almost 2,000 Years
"As a longtime resident of Los Angeles, I’m very familiar with what’s worth seeing, and what’s not. Here’s my personal list of the actual 'must-see' places for a first-time visitor:
- Griffith Observatory and Griffith Park
- Getty Center
- Runyon Canyon
- Santa Monica Beach
- The Grove
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art
- The Broad
- Universal Studios
- Walt Disney Concert Hall
- Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
- Beverly Hills
- Mulholland Drive,” Mike shared some of the must-see locations that are definitely worth a visit.
Several Years Ago, A Team Of Archaeologists Excavating The Megalithic Tomb Of Montelirio Tholos (Spain) Uncovered An Extraordinary Dagger Formed From Rock Crystal
Sainte-Chapelle, A Gothic-Style Royal Chapel, The Medieval Palais De La Cité, At The Dele De La Cité On The Seine River In Paris, France, Where The Kings Of France Lived Until The 14th Century
Syrian Archaeologist Khaled Al Asaad He Gave 50 Years To Palmyra And Was Beheaded Six Years Ago Today For The Cultural Heritage To Which He Devoted His Life
200-Year-Old Wooden Bridge In Dagestan, Built Without The Use Of A Single Nail
The Romans built many bridges without the use of nails - they used stone and/or concrete . . . . . many survive after 2,000 years and more.
The 1500 Year Old Ark Of Bukhara In Uzbekistan Is An Absolutely Beautiful Representation Of Castle Architecture
One Of The Biggest Pre-Roman Mosaics Ever Found. Highly Elaborate, Meant To Show The Power Of The Kingdom Of Macedonia
Creative people that made things like this have all my admiration. What dedication to lay all that... Then you go to a another Bordepanda post where people of today have lifted a sevice hatch and put it back to the wrong pattern. 🙂 Time and priority makes all the difference.
Hohenzollern Castle, Germany Hohenzollern Castle Is A Historical Castle Located 50 Kilometers South Of Stuttgart, Germany. The Hohenzollern Dynasty Resided Here
If you want to visit: this one is in Hechingen. There's another Hohenzollern castle in Sigmaringen, which is worth a visit as well ;)
Ancient Roman Ruins In Tunisia - Baptism Basin Of Basilica Of St. Vitale, Sbeitla
A Beautiful Bridge And Street In Rouen-Normandy-France
If anyone is wondering why it's "Le Gros Horloge" and not "La Grosse Horloge", it's due to the transition from latin to french. Horloge didn't get a gender in french for a while so using masculin (from the latin/greek word) was also accepted. Once the feminin was decided, Le Gros Horloge has kept its name.
Medusa Sculpture (C. 2nd Century Ad) At Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli, Italy
Lycian Rock Tombs Located In The Ancient City Of Myra. Antalya, Turkey
A Roman Bathhouse Built By Emperor Vespasian Still In Use After 2,000 Years In Khenchela, Algeria
The Oldest House In France It's Found In Aveyron, It's 700 Years Old, It Was Built In The 13th Century And Belonged To A Jeanne
Roman Mosaic Discovered Last Year In Old Town Of Hvar, Croatia
Angkor Wat, Cambodia 7-Headed Snake (Naga) Statue. In Indian Mythology, Half-Serpent, Half-Human Beings Called Naga Were Seen As The Guardian Of Rivers, Wells, Springs And All Drinking Water
Ruins Of A Druid Temple In Yorkshire, England
This is less than 200 years old: https://www.britainexpress.com/counties/yorkshire/properties/druids-temple.htm
A Step-Well Located In Rajasthan, India
Sun Temple At Modhera, India Built In 1026 Ad [1080 X 1080]
Pictured here is the stepwell. To the left, out of frame is the actual temple of the sun. It's designed so that the statue of the sun god (Surya) is lit up by sunrise on the days of solar equinox, and on the solstice, the sun is directly overhead and does not cast any shadow.
Stone House In Celorico De Basto, Northern Portugal. It Is Called Casa Do Penedo (House Of The Rock) Because It Was Built From Four Large Boulders That Serve As The Foundation, Walls And Ceiling Of The House. Constructed In 1972
The Terracotta Army Is A Collection Of Terracotta Sculptures Depicting The Armies Of Qin Shi Huang, The First Emperor Of China. It Is A Form Of Funerary Art Buried With The Emperor In 210–209 Bce With The Purpose Of Protecting The Emperor In His Afterlife
The Terracotta Army is supposed to be even way larger than what is unearthed by now. The reason why they are left buried is that they aren't just plain terracotta, they are painted. The paint is so old though that it fades pretty quickly when it comes into contact with oxygen and/or UV light, so they keep them sealed until the preservation techniques have improved.
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As humans, we are capable of building things of incredible beauty. Unfortunately, it usually takes one miserable ruler to give command to destroying entire nations. Incredible that this is still happening in this century.
Notice how not a single one of these are anything in America? I hate to say it, but we tend to destroy beautiful things over time.
Nah.... check out the Loreto Chapel Staircase. It's gonna be there for a long time: https://www.grunge.com/770563/the-miracle-of-the-loretto-chapel-staircase-explained/
Most of the indigenous people in North America led nomadic lifestyles or semi-nomadic lifestyles, their lives revolved around the migration of animals so there are few places that have ancient ruins or solid stone built houses. Yours is just a different history, you have vast swathes of beautiful scenery and ancient mountains / plains that provide a different view of how humans lived. Europe was relatively densely packed and had civilisations that put their roots down and farmed or fought, North America was sparsely populated and that population lived hand in hand with nature.
America hasn't been settled for as many years as Europe.