South America

Sacsayhuaman

sacsayhuamanUsually, stone works and structures are considered to be attractive by tourists, but very few of these are successful in creating mysteries. Sacsayhuaman, in Peru, is one such stone monument with many amusing wonders of massive stones. The giant stones are designed in an impressive Incan style which makes it look like labyrinth ancient fortress. This incredible wall complex also called as ‘Saqsaywaman’ and is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage List for Cucan. It is located on the northern peripheral region of Cusco in Peru, South America at an altitude of 12,000 feet. Sacsayhuaman is a part of the many Read More...

Rosalie Mansion – The fairytale of Orphan Girls

rosalie-mansionRosalie Mansion is pre-civil war manor is located on the 100 Orleans Street, on the bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. Based in Natchez, Mississippi, it is listed as the ‘National Historic Landmark’. One of the most historic homes in Mississippi, the mansion has innumerable stories to tell its visitors. Following the French massacre in 1729, the fort was occupied by the Natchez Indians when the French finally expelled the Indians. The construction of Rosalie Mansion falls into the period of “Federal” and “Early Classical Revival” during 1820. The house was built in 1823 by a rich cotton planter- Peter Little who was Read More...

Palacio de la Moneda

palacio-de-la-monedaLocated in the central valley of Chile, Santiago is a city rich in history and culture. Few of the historic structures are still present in the city and the Presidential Palace is the most alluring one amongst them. Also known as “La Moneda” or “Mint Palace”, Palacio de la Moneda ranks among the top 30 attractions in the city. Regarded as the centre of Chile’s history, this beautiful palace is political seat of the Chile Republican President. It occupies downtown Santiago’s complete city block. The palace’s typical neo-classical and artistic archeology has attracted tourist from almost all parts of the world. Read More...

Christ the Redeemer- A World Heritage Statue in Rio

christ-the-redeemer- a-world-heritage-statue-in-rioThe “Christ of Redeemer” is a famous portrait of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. This stunning masterpiece of Jesus represents the face of the 2nd largest Brazilian city Rio De Janeiro. It portrays Jesus welcoming-outstretched arms is one of the most famous religious monuments in the world. It was also listed as one of “Seven Wonders of the World” at the 3rd place in 2007.  Officially known as “Cristo Redentor”, it is also reputed as a “National World Heritage” site. The blessed monument is visited by approximately 2 million tourists around the world annually. This sculpture is also a favorite site for many films and documentaries. Read More...

Machu Picchu –Icon of the Inca World

machu-picchuMachu Picchu, also referred as “The Lost City of the Incas” is a pre-Columbian Inca site situated in Peru, South America. This UNESCO World Heritage site is located at 2,430 meters and is considered as the icon of the Inca World. According to most of the archeologists, the site was built as an estate for Pachacuti who was the ninth Sapa Inca of the Inca Empire. Machu Picchu’s primary buildings are the Room of the Three Windows, the Temple of the Sun and the Intihuatana. Hiram Bingham, the American archaeologist rediscovered these remarkable ruins in 1911. The construction of Machu Picchu began Read More...