Friday, September 27, 2019

Series of works in unbelievable locations challenging every visitor

Hanging Temple
Buildings located on towering mountain peaks or hanging on cliffs are not places for people who are afraid of heights despite possessing unique majestic beauty.

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Saint-Michel d'Aiguilh Church
Saint-Michel d'Aiguilh Church near Le Puy-en-Velay (South of France) is located on the top of a volcano at an altitude of 88m. Works of more than 1,000 years old are considered as the intersection of heaven and earth, attracting about 70,000 tourists each year. If you want to come here, visitors must pass 268 steps carved into the stone.
Katskhi stone pillar
Located at an altitude of 40 m, atop Katskhi stone pillar in the village of the same name in the Imereti region (western Georgia) is a small church. For centuries, locals could only observe the mysterious building from afar. By 1944, climber Alexander Japaridze and a group of people successfully discovered the ruins. Currently, only those who are licensed can access the church.
Meteora Rock Range
The Meteora Rock Range in Central Greece is the "roof" of many beautiful monasteries at the top, of which the Holy Trinity Monastery is the most outstanding. The monastery was built in 1392 and was the setting for the movie "For Your Eyes Only" about the famous James Bond agent. After crossing a trail, visitors will have to conquer 140 stairs before arriving at the structure that existed from the 15th century.
Bonifacio town
Bonifacio town on the island of Corsica (France) has a majestic beauty thanks to its prime location on limestone cliffs. It is famous for its vibrant marina and the ancient citadel that has existed since the Middle Ages. From Bonifacio, visitors can visit the Lavezzi Islands, which have preserved natural environment and beautiful white sand beaches.
Hanging Temple
Hanging Temple at Hangshan Mountain (Shanxi Province, China) is a popular tourist destination for its unique location. Perched on a cliff at an altitude of 50m above the ground, the 1,400-year-old temple has undergone two remodeling during the Ming and Qing periods. Hanging Temple is a place combining 3 religions, including Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.
Popa Taungkalat Temple
Popa Taungkalat Temple located on the top of Mount Popa (Myanmar) is one of the most famous sacred places in Asia. 777 steps are a real challenge for those who want to explore the temple surrounded by majestic natural beauty. Visitors also need to be aware of the risk of being caught by wild monkeys personal possessions or belongings.
Paro Taktsang
Paro Taktsang, also known as "Tiger Cave", is a famous monastery of Bhutan. Buddhist works were built in 1692, located at an altitude of 3,000 meters above sea level. In 1998, Paro Taktsang was almost completely destroyed in a serious fire, but the Bhutanese government later restored the monastery.

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