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    Hyden Wave Rock




    Wave Rock is part of the northern face of Hyden Rock and this amazing nature sculpture is located at Perth, Australia. The shape of the wave is formed by gradual erosion of the softer rock beneath the upper edge, over many centuries. Wave Rock has cultural significance to Aborigines. More than 140,000 tourists visit wave rock every year.



    There are actually several examples of such waves in the Hyden area. The colors of the Wave are caused by the rain washing chemical deposits down the face, forming vertical stripes of grey reds and yellows. It is also worth seeing the Rock at different times of the day, as the changing sunlight alters its colors and appearance. Following are magnificent nature photos of Hyden Wave Rock at Australia.








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    Snake Temple [Malaysia]


    Probably the only one of its kind, in the world, the Snake Temple, in Penang, Malaysia, is home to bothe people and some of the most dangerous snakes on Earth.



    Located at Sungai Kluang, on Penang Island, the Snake Temple is also known as Temple of the Azure Cloud or Pure cloud Temple, in honor of Penangís beautiful skies. Itís a safe haven for pit vipers, said to be servants of Chor Soo Kong, the resident deity of the temple. According to legend, Chor Soo Kong, who was a Chinese monk and healer, once offered shelter to the snakes of the jungle, who then started coming in of their own free will. Thousands of devotees travel to the Snake Temple of Penang, every year, and they arenít bothered by the dozens of venomous snakes coiled around the temple. Some say itís the work of Chor Soo Kong, while others believe pit vipers, known as one of the most aggressive snake species, are made drowsy by the smoke of the incense burning in the temple.



    Unfortunately, the snake population of the Penang Snake Temple has decreased constantly, due to the urbanization of the area. If youíre brave enough to enter, you should know thereís no admission fee.





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    Indian Temples in Abroad


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    Mother Temple of Besakih, Bali , Indonesia


    Murugan Temple , Sydney , Australia


    BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir - Toronto , Canada



    Shiva-Vishnu Temple , Livermore , California , US
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    The village of Ganvie, in Benin


    The village of Ganvie, in Benin, is the only human settlement in the world, built on stilts, in the middle of a lake, several kilometers from the nearest shore. But people don’t just go ahead and build themselves a home, in the middle of a lake, they must have a serious reason. And the reason for the existence of Ganvie can be traced back to the 18th century, when a peaceful African tribe, the Tofinu, tired of running from the slaver tribe of Dom Homey, decided to build themselves a home, on Lake Nokoue.



    Ganvie currently has a population of 30,000, all living in bamboo houses, built on stilts. Moving around the village is only possible in pirogues (boats carved from tree trunks), and even if someone wants to visit their next door neighbor, they have to row there. The Venice of Africa, as Ganvie is commonly referred to, has one and a half pieces of dry land. the complete patch of land is the site of the village school, while the half will be the cemetery, when the villagers import enough dry ground, from the shores.





    The Dom Homey believed a terrible demon lived in the lake, and their ruthless warriors dared not set foot in its waters. The Tofinu had finally found their peace. But fast forward to present day,and the people of Ganvie are still reluctant to go on solid ground, although the threat of slavery is only a distant memory. They’ve ground accustomed to living on the water, and wouldn’t abandon their unique lifestyle, for anything.

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    This is the architecture for what the country India is famous for the world tourist.

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    Very nice...

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    Beautiful place in Konkun


    Road to Konkan from Satara



    Paddy fields in konkan


    Typical village in Konkan



    Water falls on the way to Mahableshwar on Konkan side


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    Meteora Greece - The Suspended Rocks

    The Meteora is one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos. The six monasteries are built on natural sandstone rock pillars, at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios river and Pindus Mountains, in central Greece. The nearest town is Kalambaka. The Meteora is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.








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