The United States is a fantastic country. We entertain ourselves talking about their big cities, as well as its other tourist spots. There is much to see and there are a lot of great jewels that are offered to travelers. One of this is the Cliff Palace, a place that surely will astound you.
Cliff Palace can be visited within the Mesa Verde National Park, Montezuma County, Colorado. The park is over 200 square miles for its cultural value and biodiversity has been declared World Heritage.
This area had a different rhythm back in the sixth century when the Anasazi Indians made this their home. Years later, in the twelfth century, they began to carve caves in canyon walls, leaving this masterpiece that has persisted to this day.
Going through this magical place in Colorado will let you see the town’s largest of its kind in North America, dating from between 1190 CE to c. 1260.
These neat pieces are made of sandstone, mortar and sustained strength of wooden beams. All of a craft that involved using harder stones to shape the sand and fill holes with pebbles. The ornamentation was deduced and was not neglected. In fact, the walls were colored with earth tones that the time was responsible for washing.
The openings of the houses are of medium size, commensurate with the level of the people who dwelt. Then, the inhabitants of Cliff Palace had an average height of less than 1.70 m. and women did not exceed the 1.55 m.
Knowing the Palace on the Cliff is one of those activities we have a very different time in the north country, a story rarely shown by the Americans.
Imagine traveling the 23 kivas (round rooms sunken below ground level with ceremonial importance) and the 150 rooms where these 100 people lived in the midst of a place as inhospitable. The main kiva is located in the center of the ruins and is located just at a point in the structure that is divided by a series of walls without doors.
Knowing Alaska while cruising is a unique and exciting experience that should not be missed by those who have the opportunity to afford it. Almost always, the cruises are offered in tranquil seas full of beautiful landscapes or places where the trip is geared so you can to new stories or a different culture.
However, there are cruises with a conventional destination in the world, but it is always fun and exciting to do it (an example of these cruises is the cruise in Alaska). Alaska is the largest state of the United States, it is located on the north-western end of the American continent and in spite of its size it is part of the cities that have fewer people because of its climate and its geography. Despite all these natural drawbacks, Alaska is a place of fascinating attractions and stunning natural landscapes. The best choice to travel in Alaska is to go on a cruise, all major cruise lines (both American and European cruises) offer unusual experience of living in order to separate these ordinary trip. The big difference is found mainly in the landscapes that we can be discovered and all these images will be unforgettable.
The cruising trip to Alaska makes it easier for us to find natural and extraordinary landscapes. You can also have the opportunity to make visits to the natural habitat of Indians who still live in this part of the continent. One of the main attractions of a cruise in Alaska is the access to places that can only be visited by sea, and the gouged places of the postcards making the trip even more remarkable. Beside the gouged places, the icy place is worth mentioning since most of our planet is covered with these, but in Alaska we can say that up to about 80% of its territory is covered by huge glaciers. This magical white veil of ice that covers Alaska transforms its territory in magnificent landscapes distinguishing from other countries that do offer the same type of tourism.
There is a region of China that once captured the attention of the United States from space with circular constructions that are repeated by thousands of kilometers. An area where the lifestyle of its inhabitants reached a degree of harmony with the environment for centuries sustained in an organization in extended families where there were distinctions of hierarchy.
Yongding is a county in Fujian province that resembles a “lost world” by the mere fact of keeping with little change a culture, traditions and constructive ways that is still a surprise to any foreign visitor. Yongding is an area inhabited by an ethnic race as Hakka, which among other skills, built circular or square residential buildings.
Interestingly, the circular shapes scattered in the region of Yongding County puzzled the United States in the first incursions of espionage through satellite images during the Cold War.
Within the Valley of Fire State Park, Clark County, Nevada, United States, are curiosities like the White Dome (White Mountain). Here, you can find impressive red sandstone formations.
The White Dome or the White Mountain is a a landscape of eroded sandstone shapes and colors of the most capricious.
The Valley of Fire State Park is Nevada’s largest state park, that covers an area of almost 42,000 acres or 1,7000 hectares of land that was dedicated in 1935.
© 2013 Web Travel News | Theme by Eleven Themes