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Yeh Pulu is a small hermitage dating back to the 14th century. Although being very close to the famous Goa Gajah, this site receives only a few tourists. A short walk from the ticket office through rice-fields leads to a unique frieze carved into a cliff face. It is of two metres high and twenty-five metres in length. The relief depicts everyday life in Bali with various figures walking, playing with animals and hunting scenes. Compared to other Balinese carvings, figures of Yeh Pulu frieze are much more natural and vivid.
Abydos was the cult center of Osiris, god of the dead. Although there were shrines dedicated to the parts of Osiris throughout Egypt, the temple of Abydos used to be the most important of them. This was a place that most Egyptians wished to visit once in their lifetime or to have them buried here. Thus the area of Abydos was used as a necropolis from predynastic times to Christian times (4000 BC-600AD). The pharaohs of the first dynasty were buried in Abydos, including Narmer, the founder of the first dynasty. Nine or ten temples were erected here in Abydos from the first dynasty to the twenty-sixth dynasty. The array of temples included the Great Osiris temple, the temple of Seti I and the temple of Ramses II., out of which the temple of Seti I is the best preserved.
The 360° virtual tour focuses on the temple of Seti I and the Osierion showing areas that are usually not accessible to the public (ie. Ptah-Sokar complex). Besides the panoramic images, there is also detailed textual description describing each of the monuments included in the virtual tour. Interesting details, carved panels and scenes have been highlighted.
The Dendera Temple complex which contains the Temple of Hathor belongs to the best preserved ancient temples in all Egypt. The whole complex covers around 40,000 square meters and is surrounded by a hefty mud brick enclosed wall. The present building dates back to the times of the Ptolemaic dynasty and was completed by the Roman emperor Tiberius, but it rests on the foundations of earlier buildings dating back to the 4th dynasty [c. 2613–c. 2494 BC].
The 360° virtual tour contains several monuments that are usually not accessible to the public (ie. rooftop temples, Osirian chapels, Iseum). Besides the panoramic images, there is also detailed textual description about each of the monuments included in the virtual tour. Interesting details, like the XIX. and early XX. century graffitis have been highlighted.
The church and ex-convent of San Agustín in Tacoronte is a typical example of the Canarian baroque architecture. These churches were always built of black stones and their exteriors are adorned with beautiful stone facades. Inside you can marvel about the richly decorated Mudejar ceilings.
La Casa del Vino La Baranda is a worthy representative of well conserved historic country estates in Tenerife, Spain. The style of the house is typical of Canary Island buildings of the 17th century, hence including building aspects and details by master craftsmen from Portugal, Castile and Extremadura. The La Baranda estate, including the manor house, was bought by the El Sauzal Town Council in 1989 and got it turned into a Wine Museum.
This valley close to Zalaegerszeg, Hungary has a yearly unique sight during two weeks in May: the spring blossom of the azalea collection. These exotic plants were first planted as an experiment in this valley which has its own microclimate.