Ireland is a state in Western Europe that occupies most of the island of Ireland. Area – 70.273 km². The capital is the city of Dublin.
Ireland is located on the island of the same name (occupies most of it) in the Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of Great Britain. The length from north to south is 465 km, from east to west – 285 km. The coast is about 2.8 thousand km long.
The entire middle part of the island is occupied by a hilly plain, teeming with lakes and peat bogs. The Continue reading
The city has always been known as free and independent. Even during the period of the partition of Poland, Krakow maintained its autonomy, and Polish culture and art were preserved and developed here. So it was after Poland gained independence in 1918, and when in 1945 the country became socialist.
It is worth walking along the narrow streets of the Old Town, going around its huge Market Square, visiting ancient churches, seeing the Royal Castle, dreaming over the Vistula, relaxing on the Planty, looking at the city from the height of its barrows.
Krakow is rich in attractions. For those who do not know Polish history (i.e., for ordinary tourists), the main ones are the Royal Castle, the Royal Road, the Mariacki Church, the Jagiellonian University, Planty, Continue reading
Lhasa is the capital of Tibet. Main attractions: – the central temple of Jokhang, – palaces of Potala. And Norbulinka – the winter and summer residence of the Dalai Lama, – Barkor – a traditional tour around the old holy city, – the monasteries of Drepung and Sera, the largest in Tibet. – Mentsikhang – Institute of Tibetan Medicine. The name of the city is translated as “Abode of the Gods.” Lhasa is located at an altitude of 3650 m. In the heart of the old city is located Jokhang Temple (which means “Buddha House”). It was built in the 7th century by the emperor Songtsen Gampo to place a precious Buddha statue that was brought to Tibet by one of his wives, a Chinese princess. The statue became the greatest religious relic of Tibet. Around the temple in the Barkhor district are several more old temples and a colorful oriental market. The legendary Continue reading