Saturday, July 20, 2019

Industrial and infrastructure heritage

Suoi Giang tea forest (Suối Giàng)

Here grow possibly the world's oldest tea trees which are up to 3,000 years old. In total in this forest grow more than 85,000...

Námafjall Geothermal Area

Large, colorful geothermal field with boiling mud pots, solfataras, sulfur deposits. Once important mine of sulfur for the medieval Europe. Location, GPS coordinates: 65.6410 N 16.8092...

The old Persian turquoise mines near Nishapur

The world's most beautiful turquoise is mined near Nishapur, Iran. Here is the find of the legendary Persian turquoise which is mined up to...

Kashmir sapphire mines: source of the best blue sapphire

The best blue sapphire in the world was found in remote mountains of Kashmir. Were... because now the legendary Kashmir sapphire mines are exhausted...

Arorae navigational stones – Te Atibu-ni-Borau

Unique monuments to the skills of Polynesian seafaring are the Arorae navigational stones. Arorae Atoll Arorae is the southernmost of the Gilbert Islands. Although this island...

Rota Latte Stones Quarry (As Nieves Quarry)

Once upon a time (no one knows when) somebody planned to make the largest megaliths in Mariana Islands. It was planned to erect up...

Ara Metua – ancient Polynesian road

The ancient Polynesian road - Ara Metua - still exists and is in use. But it has changed beyond the recognition, turning from unique...