12 reasons to visit neighboring countries
We represent Switzerland, speaking of clear lakes and mountains, France, referring to the wine, New York or Shanghai, referring to the skyscraper. But to see such beauty, not necessarily to go far.
We found at least 12 reasons to go to the neighboring countries in the next vacation.
Flame Towers, Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan is famous for its long history of fire-worship, and Baku was referred to as "the land of eternal fires" or "the city of the god of fire." This is what has inspired the authors to create complex Flame Towers ( "Flame Towers"), which represents the three giant building shaped like tongues of fire. This is the highest building in Azerbaijan, which are visible from any point of Baku. Every evening on the facade of the complex include LED-screens, constantly translating the movement of fire. It's awesome, spectacular, coupled with the huge size of the towers resembles a huge fire raging in the west of the city.
Ararat - one of the symbols of Armenia, despite the fact that since 1921 it is located in Turkey. This snow-white mountain of the coat of arms of the country, she was dedicating the best - poems and brandy, named after her soccer team. It is believed that the best view of the mountains is in fact from Armenia.
The Georgian wine - this brand. Wine-making - this is an art that is passed in this country from generation to generation, from father to son. Here, the home of its production, it is possible to experience the divine taste and aroma of the drink paradise. Only Georgia offers to try a variety of varieties, which differ from each other as different from all other people.
Bialowieza Forest, Belarus
Bialowieza Forest - one of the best reserves in Europe, which remained intact forest that covers the territory of Europe thousands of years ago. Here you can find six hundred giant oaks, ash trees three hundred years and two hundred year old fir. And yet there are so many different small animals. You easily find moose, lynx, fox, hare, deer and of course the owner of the forest - a bison.
Big Almaty Lake, Kazakhstan
Big Almaty Lake - one of the most beautiful mountain lakes, located in the Trans-Ili Alatau in the gorge of the river Big Almatinka at an altitude of 2510 meters above sea level. The lake is very beautiful, when its blue surface is absolutely calm, and it reflects the sky and the mountains.
The ideal haven for tourists who dream to get away from civilization, become summer camp Djailoo. Live here in yurts to be among the thousands of horses and where fewer people. About stores, television and mobile on holiday will have to forget. However, the unusual silence, the beauty of the mountains of Kyrgyzstan and delicious food have the liking of the majority of travelers, so they are unlikely to be torn back to the joys of civilization.
By the way, here at the end of the last century originated jailoo popular tourism, the essence of which consists precisely in the fact that travelers go to the untouched corners of the world progress.
The Moldavian wine cellars, Moldova
The Moldovan wine cellars such as Cricova or Milestii Mici, are the largest in the world and are listed in the Guinness Book. This entire underground wine city with its infrastructure, roads (more than 120 km of underground streets), road signs, traffic lights, wine rivers flowing through vinoprovodam, on the banks of which, instead of houses are huge barrels. Driving a car a few kilometers along the main avenue of Champagne, you can collapse then Cabernet street, cross the boulevard Chardonnay, Feteasca street and stop at the Museum of wines and brandies.
Curonian Spit, Lithuania
Curonian Spit - a unique natural phenomenon, which admire the people come from all over the world. Excitement and coastal currents move sand to the shore, and the wind moves it into a braid, forming dunes. Dune whimsical shapes and sizes here stretches for 70 km, about half of which belongs to the Kaliningrad region of Russia. Stunner.
Old Town, Riga, Latvia
At the heart of Riga, of course, is its old town - 800-year-old Old Town. Her small and winding streets covered with paving stones - an interesting place for walks, because here you can see the architectural heritage accumulated over the centuries. Old Town - the pearl of styles and urban planners fantasies. It seems as if you find yourself in medieval Europe.
Song Festival Grounds, Estonia
Song Festival Grounds - Estonian national pride, a symbol of vitality and independence of the Estonian people. A Singing arch, designed to improve the sound of the choir, is a unique global structure. Every summer there is held a national music festival "Mriy Krajina". This festival differs from others in that there are no differences between the artists and the public, all are the part of the action, its creators and the audience at the same time.
Lake Iskander-Kul, Tajikistan
Many legends are connected with this lake. According to one of them, through the Fann Mountains passed once with his army of Alexander the Great, and while standing on the shores of the commander it was drowned favorite horse of Alexander - Bucephalus. By the way, and the lake itself owes its name to the great conqueror of antiquity - the name Alexander in Central Asia is pronounced as Iskander. As if there were not, the lake is striking in its beauty. Emerald water beneath their feet and the boundless blue sky above gives the impression of stopped time.
And of course, we could not include in the list of Uzbek pilaf - crown and the most famous dish of Uzbekistan. The country has more than a hundred variations of it, including the most basic versions, which can distinguish between Uzbek taste with your eyes closed - Samarkand, Ferghana, Tashkent, Kashkadarya, Bukhara and Khorezm pilaf. Here it is called the word "oui", which translated simply means "food." Prepare pilaf in fantastic amounts on the streets of cities of Uzbekistan are huge boiler - cauldrons. If you want to try a real pilaf, your way - in Uzbekistan. Here it is made divine.