Churches 11 12th-century carved from red volcanic rock at Lalibela is still humming with voices murmured prayers and shuffle of bare feet.
Banaue Rice Terraces in the Philippines
From the pictures it looks amazing, yes, irrigated ancient 2000 years old. Located in the Philippines Ifugao mountain, the famous Banaue Rice Terraces with the title. No heroics, but the Philippines feel quite satisfied if the Banaue Rice Terraces are placed as "the Eight Wonders of the World".
It is estimated that, fields are 'carved' in the mountains this Ifugo, made with a very traditional equipment by the ancestors of the Philippines. Rice field plots are located in 1,500 meters above sea level and the surrounding mountain slopes as far as 10,360 square kilometers.
Remarkably, the ancestors have set the irrigation fields in such a way that comes from forests that are over the rice fields. Locals today still grow vegetables in the rice starch is also that.
Erosion, is one threat to the existence of this ancient rice fields. Therefore, the government is also very concerned citizens about this, maintenance and reconstruction is done continuously, to maintain its sustainability.
Sigiriya in Sri Lanka
This is the remains of an ancient palace located on top of the rock. Sigiriya or the Stone Lions, so called. Located in the Matale District, Sri Lanka, surrounded by forests, reservoirs, also garden. Its location is unique, coupled with stunning scenery, making Sigiriya visited by many tourists. Viewed from the air, like the ancient paintings of Sigiriya is reminiscent of the Ajanta Caves in India.
Sigiriya was built during the reign of King Kassapa I who ruled from 477-495 AD. This place is one of the seven ancient relics owned by Sri Lanka. Allegedly, Sirigiya inhabited since pre-history. Then, in the 5th century BC, this place is used as a convent.
Tower of Hercules in Spain
Tower of Hercules is a relic of ancient Roman lighthouse located on the peninsula, about 2.4 kilometers (1.5 miles) from the center of Corunna, Galicia, northwest Spain. Corunna name comes from an ancient column. This 55-meter high tower overlooking the North Atlantic coast, Spain.
Lighthouse 1900 years old Hercules, Roman relics are still in service today
That said, this tower has reached the age of 1900 years, was rehabilitated in 1791. It is a relic of Roman lighthouse which is still enabled.
Ajanta Caves in India
Ajanta caves in Maharashtra, one of the many ancient relics that exist in India. The amazing thing in this cave paintings are too many Buddha statues of high artistic value. It is estimated, the monuments that exist in this cave started to work on in the 2nd century BC.
But the caves at Ajanta are then abandoned. During the 1300 year is abandoned cave, on the outside, shrub growing in height, eventually becoming a forest automatically hide the existence of this cave. No one ever knew that there saved 'world heritage' incredible. Until finally in the spring of 1819 a British officer, accidentally entered the steep canyon.
The deeper he went in there, and he was outstanding because he was shocked to find a door hidden in one cave. This is the first visit of men after thousands of years. When found the cave was 'home' and kalelawar birds and other animals. Captain Smith then explore the first to know the 'content' of the mysterious cave. Captain Smith's name is unknown, because the corresponding write his name on the cave walls and years of his arrival. He wrote, "Captain Smith, April 1819".
Meteora, the Stone Building at the summit of Mount Athos, Greece
See these images, you must be amazed. How can a Castile can stand on top of the mountain rock. Imagine how difficult the construction of this castle, when he was already hundreds of years. This is a complex of Eastern Orthodox monasteries of the largest and most important in Greece. Exactly, the monasteries are built on top of the mountain rock Athos.
There are six monasteries in this complex. Exactly in the region of Thessaly, near sunagi Pineios, northwestern edge of Greece Tengah.Yang cuku interesting is access to the monastery which is very difficult. That said, once the monastery used to achieve a long response or some sort of netting that is used to raise and lower goods, including humans. It takes the power of faith to reach this monastery.
Bagan in Burma (Myanmar)
Is the ancient city of Bagan in Mandalay Division of Burma (Myanmar). Formally called Arimaddanapura or Arimaddana (City Destroyer Enemy), also known as Tambadipa (Copper State) or Tassadessa (State of dihauskan). In the past, this city is the capital of several ancient kingdoms in Burma.
Chart was submitted to UNESCO as a world heritage site, but for some reason Chart 'rejected'. Analysis of the developing world, 'denial' is concerned with the political problems of the country. But the reason given by UNESCO, because of 'authenticity' of the chart itself. Because the military junta (SPDC) have been regarded as haphazard renovating stupas, temples and buildings there, changing the original architectural style and use of modern materials to renovate, so the chart is no longer considered as the original.
That is the basis of rejection of UNESCO. However, any assessment of UNESCO, to the layman anyway Chart worthy of being given the history of world heritage sites it contains.