The Earth is a miraculous place and with the
advent of technology, places that were remote and
hidden have been finding their way into the eyes of
We selected 6 most unique areas around the world.
And will make short presentation, which includes
stories and legends about each of them.
Leshan Giant Buddha, China
Leshan Giant Buddha is a World Heritage Site
located in China, in the center of the Sichuan
The Giant Buddha of Leshan (aka Dafo) is the
tallest stone Buddha statue in the world,
carved out of a cliff face by a monk. The Giant
Buddha overlooks the confluence of the
Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi rivers.
Construction on the Giant
Buddha began in 713 AD. It
was the idea of a Chinese
monk, who hoped that the
Buddha would calm the rough
waters that prevented ships.
When government funding for
the project was threatened,
the monk gouged out his own
eyes to show his piety and
sincerity. The construction
project was continued by his
disciples and finally
completed in 803.
The "Mount Emei Scenic Area
with Leshan Giant Buddha"
was listed as a UNESCO World
Heritage Site in 1996.
Located in Northern California among the rocky coastline
is what can be considered the Mecca for sea glass
collectors around the world.
It is an area that once was the town dumping ground, but
now littered with smooth shards of sea glass.
From the early 20th century the area was used to dump
the town's trash. Commonly known as "The Dumps" by the
locals, fires were intermittently started to reduce the
amount of refuse that collected there. This practice lasted
until 1967, at which point the North Coast Water Quality
Board wisely prevented any further dumping in this
The effects of surf and time have now transformed this
dump into what is now known locally as Glass Beach.
In some areas the glass completely covers the beach. It
seems like walking on rubies, sapphires and diamonds.
Aogashima is noted for its peace and quiet,
as a place to escape the relentless bustle
of urban life and commune again with
Aogashima is a active volcanic island in Japan, which has a
unique feature. It is almost like a volcano within a volcano.
During the last massive eruption in 1785, around 140 of 327
islanders are said to have perished.
However, Aogashima Island has over 200 people living in the
crater! That’s not all. There is a school, a local post office, local
bars and couple of restaurants – just like any other small town.
There are only two ways to get on or off the outcrop: by
helicopter or by boat. Unfortunately, transportation by boat is
often rendered useless by bad weather.
The Maya are an indigenous people of Mexico and Central
America who have continuously inhabited the lands
comprising modern-day Yucatan, Quintana Roo,
Campeche, Tabasco, and Chiapas in Mexico and
southward through Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and
The history of Mesoamerica is usually divided into specific
periods which, taken together, reveal the development of
culture in the region and, for the purposes of this
definition, the emergence and cultivation of the Maya
Contrary to popular beleif, the Mayan civilization was not
one unified empire, but rather a multitude of separate
entities with a common cultural background. Similar to the
Greeks, they were religiously and artistically a nation, but
politically sovereign states. As many as twenty such states
existed on the Yucatan Peninsula, but although a woman
has, on rare occasions, ascended to the ruling position,
she has never acquired the title of 'mah kina'.
The Northern Lights, also called Aurora Borealis in
Icelandic, are one of the most spectacular shows
on this earth and can frequently be seen in Iceland
from September through March on clear and crisp
The name Aurora Borealis (―Dawn of the North‖) is
derived from Aurora, the Roman goddess of Dawn,
and Boreas, the Greek god of the North Wind, the
name evokes some of the majestic, otherworldly
splendor of an auroral display.
The Naica Mine of the Mexican state of Chihuahua is a
working mine that is best known for its extraordinary
The cave was discovered by two miners in 2000.
The cave contains some of the largest natural crystals
ever found: translucent gypsum beams measuring up to
11 meters long and weighing up to 55 tons.
The crystals thrived because they were submerged in
mineral-rich water with a very narrow, stable temperature
range—around 58 degrees Celsius.
At this temperature the mineral anhydrite, which was
abundant in the water, dissolved into gypsum, a soft
mineral that can take the form of the crystals in the Naica
What age is the most
relevant for travel?
Our planet is so beautiful. There are so many
unique and usual places to visit.
If you are ready to conquer the highest peaks and
submerge into the deepest depths to steal the
concealed secrets of the universe, we have
presented you 6 places, which can be a possible
route of your next risky adventure!
1. Hayes, H. (2010, January 19). Giant Buddha of Leshan.
2. Gayle, D. (2012, May 31). The real Tracy Island.
3. Blois, G. The Mecca for Sea Glass Collectors.
4. Iceland On The Web. Northern Lights.
5. History Today. (2013, May). Secret World of the Maya.
6. Lovgren, S. (2007, April 6). Giant Crystal Cave's Mystery
1.Who began the
construction of Leshan
2. What is the second
name of the of Glass