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Multicolored lighting CAVE

A natural limestone cave with multicolored lighting The Reed Flute Cave is a landmark and tourist attraction in Guilin, Guangxi, China. It is a natural limestone cave with multicolored lighting and has been one of Guilin’s most interesting attractions for over 1200 years. It is over 180 million years old. The cave got its name from the type of reed growing outside, which can be made into melodious flutes. Reed Flute Cave is filled with a large number of stalactites, stalagmites and rock formations in weird and wonderful shapes. Inside, there are more than 70 inscriptions written in ink, which can be dated back as far as 792 AD in the Tang Dynasty. These aged inscriptions tell us that it has been an attraction in Guilin since ancient times. It was rediscovered in the 1940s by a group of refugees fleeing the Japanese troops.


"Wave Rock" is a natural rock formation that is shaped like a tall breaking ocean wave. This real nature wonder is located 3 Kilometers east the town of Hyden in Western Australia. The Wave Rock is 15 meters high and almost 100 metres long. According to scientists, this stunning stone formation is 2700 millions years old. The rock is composed by grey and red granite strips. According  to geologists, the particular shape of the rock was formed by subsurface chemical weathering followed by removal of the soft weathered granite by fluvial erosion; this weathering occurred below ground level before it was exposed. The colours of the rock were produced by the rain chemical deposits (carbonates and iron hydroxide) down the face, forming vertical stripes of greys reds and yellows. It is an interesting and nice spectacle to see how the rock changes its colors along the day, producing awesome views.

Easter Island Statue

The enduring image in the public's mind of the mysterious heads on Easter Island is simply that - heads. So it comes as quite a shock to see the heads from another angle - and discover that they have full bodies, extending down many, many feet into the ground of the island. The Easter Island Statue Project has been carefully excavating two of 1,000-plus statues on the islands - doing their best to uncover the secrets of the mysterious stones, and the people who built them. Inside the Easter Island statues: Experts have known about the bodies before, but when these images started circulating readers doubted their authenticity The team also found large quantities of red pigment, some of which may have been used to paint the statues Project director Jo Anne Van Tilburg said: 'Our EISP excavations recently exposed the torsos of two 7m tall statues. 'Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of visitors to the island have been astonished to see that, indeed, Easte

A tiny slice of Africa

A Tiny Slice of Africa One of the four countries from Africa that kicked off its debut at the recent FIFA World Cup in football was Togo (the others were ivory coast, Angola and Ghana) Togo is a pencil thin strip of land in western Africa, nestled between Benin, Ghana and Burkina Faso, It has an Apology of a Cost line bordering the gulf of Guinea, where its capital city lome is located. Before the 1990’s Lome was called the pearl of West Africa for its pristine beaches. European traders arrived in Togo in the 16th century, trading in slaves with local tribal chiefs. One of them signed the land to Germany in 1884. The Germans taught the Togolese how to cultivate cocoa, coffee and cotton and mine phosphate, till today, Togo’s main source of wealth. World War I brought in the French and British who portioned out the tiny nation. When colonialism ended in africa.british Togo land joined Ghana while the French side declared its independence as a separate nation in 1960. Since then, T


DEAD SEA DEAD SEA we heard this name that it is a sea studied in our childhood days. This is located in between the Africa and gulf of Persia. Scientists are still puzzled over the geological factor that created the remarkable body of water known as the sea, which lies further beneath sea level than any other spot on earth. This extremely dense and saline sea, which has a far greater concentration of minerals than any of the oceans, and is unable to support any life form, is the source of life giving properties to all who choose to bathe in it. Floating on the sea is not just fun, it relaxes the body and does the skin and the joints a world of god. Everybody can float in its water as its saline water has a high density that keeps bathers buoyant [ie; able to float]. Although called the Dead Sea, this sea and the whole region on its shore is very much alining. The Dead Sea lies 417 m [1373 feet] below sea level at the lowest point on the earth’s surface. It is a part of the Syri