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Information about amazing places can be accessed also through more than 260 articles about continents and countries as well as through 28 articles about different types of landmarks - such as waterfalls, megaliths or geysers.

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Ireland: Skellig Michael monastery

Skellig Michael monastery, Ireland
Skellig Michael monastery / Arian Zwegers, Flickr, CC BY 2.0

A true gem of the medieval Ireland is monastery on Skellig Michael. Early Christian monasteries are known to be built in weird and almost inaccessible places but this one is very special - built on a steep rock rising from a stormy sea at the far western borders of medieval Christian world. It seems improbable now but monks managed to live here for long centuries between the 7th and 13th century!

October 5, 2015

Malta: Mnajdra

Mnajdra, Malta
Mnajdra / tpholland, , CC BY 2.0

One of world's oldest stone structures is Mnajdra - a group of three prehistoric temples which were built with great skill many centuries before Egyptian pyramids and Stonehenge. Prehistoric people had truly great skills - it seems that these temples have been planned and aligned according to the Sun, serving as a kind of calendar.

September 1, 2015

Ukraine: Assumption Cathedral in Volodymyr-Volynskyi

Assumption Cathedral in Volodymyr-Volynskyi, Ukraine
Assumption Cathedral in Volodymyr-Volynskyi / Viacheslav Galievskyi, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0

Not too far from the Polish borders is located one of the oldest extant buildings in Ukraine - Assumption Cathedral in Volodymyr-Volynskyi. This is a resurrected monument from the times before the Mongol invasions, the westernmost cathedral of Kievan Rus.

August 21, 2015

Monaco: Monaco Cathedral

Monaco Cathedral
Monaco Cathedral / Berthold Werner, , CC BY-SA 3.0

The present day Cathedral of Monaco symbolizes the rebirth of this small principality in the late 19th century, when Monaco turned into independent and very rich country. The old, medieval church was torn down and in its place was built new, magnificent cathedral.

July 19, 2015

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Mysterious light effects above Somawathie Stupa, Sri Lanka
Mysterious light effects above Somawathie Stupa / Screenshot from Youtube movie somawathi budu ras malawa, most likely filmed in 2013.

There is a mysterious Buddhist shrine in Sri Lanka - Somawathie Stupa. According to many eyewitneses numerous miraculous events have taken place here, including impressive light emissions, as shown in image.

Karahunj, Armenia
Karahunj stone circle, Armenia/ ogannes, , CC BY-SA 2.0

Some consider that world's oldest astronomical observatory is Karahunj, often called Zorats Karer (Armenia). Most likely it is some 5 thousand years old graveyard.

Patan Durbar in Nepal is ancient city - a treasure trove of unusual architecture and exquisite art values.

In the least explored swamp of the world - Likouala Swamps is located the mysterious Lake Tele (Republic of the Congo). According to local legends here lives the mysterious mokele-mbembe and other weird creatures.

There is only one impact crater on Earth with ejecta rays still visible - Kamil Crater in Egypt.

Cross section of Vrtiglavica cave, Slovenia
Cross section of Vrtiglavica cave with waterfall. Note that the scale is distorted - lower part is "squeezed"./ Gatis Pāvils, basing on measurements of JDD Koper and other speleologists, CC-BY-SA-3.0

It is possible that the tallest cave waterfall is approximately 400 - 440 m tall waterfall in Vrtiglavica - cave with the world's deepest vertical pitch (Slovenia).

La Danta pyramid in El Mirador - one of the largest pyramids in the world, Guatemala
La Danta pyramid in El Mirador / Dennis Jarvis, / CC BY-SA 2.0

One of the largest prehistoric structures in the world is La Danta pyramid in El Mirador, Guatemala. This Mayan pyramid is 72 m tall and its volume exceeds the volume of the largest pyramids in Egypt.

Map of the described landmarks

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