1. Prague. Czech Republic
It is well-known that Europe has a lot of old, beautiful, fascinating places to visit. One of them is Czech capital city – Prague. It is famous for its Prague Castle, spectacular Charles Bridge, The Old Town Square and the Astronomical Clock and of course The National Museum. From my personal experience, being there , visiting Castle, Museum, Cathedral left me a huge impression. If you want to travel time to feel earlier centuries you have to visit Prague.
An ancient symbol of the Czech lands – is the most significant Czech monument and one of the most important cultural institutions in the Czech Republic. Prague Castle was most likely founded in around 880 by Prince Bořivoj of the Premyslid Dynasty (Přemyslovci). According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Prague Castle is the largest coherent castle complex in the world, with an area of almost 70,000 m².
The Old Town Square and the Astronomical Clock
Every hour, hundreds of tourists from all over the world with cameras at the ready gather in front of the Old Town Hall to enjoy a fascinating mechanical performance which in the Middle Ages was considered one of the wonders of the world. The Prague Astronomical Clock, which for 600 years has been one of the greatest treasures of the city, still amazes people with its procession of Apostles, moving statues and visualization of time like no other instrument in the world.
The national Museum
The founding of the National Museum should be seen in the context of the times, where after the French Revolution, royal and private collections of art, science, and culture were being made available to the public. The beginnings of the museum can be seen as far back as 1796. Its entrance hall is grand, with sweeping staircases and intricate stonework. There are also beautiful fresco’s on the ceilings.
2. Istanbul. Turkey
Completely different style, architecture, buildings and people are waiting you in Istanbul, Turkey. If you’re trying to get from life as much as possible there are many places to visit where you can learn a lot of things. Istanbul Archaeology Museums, Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum, Chora Church. If you want to relax, discover unexpected you need to check Istanbul Food Tours with famous kumpir, börek or sesame seed covered pretze. It is not recommended to visit a Turkey rat this time, because of a political situation and unexpected turns.
Museum showcases archaeological and artistic treasures from the Topkapı collections. Housed in three buildings, its exhibits include ancient artefacts, classical statuary and an exhibition tracing İstanbul’s history. There are many highlights, but the sarcophagi from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon are particularly striking.
Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum
Closed for renovation for several years, the museum re-opened in January 2015 and is again available to visit. Offers a rich collection of Turkish and Islamic artifacts and treasures. The extraordinary display of Turkish carpets, rugs and kilims is especially worth seeing.
The building was originally known as the Church of the Holy Saviour Outside the Walls (Chora literally means ‘country’), reflecting the fact that when it was first built it was located outside the original city walls built by Constantine the Great. What you see today isn’t the original church. Instead, it was reconstructed at least five times.
3. Ubud. Indonesia
The village cluster of Ubud is the ideal place to try a famed Balinese massage and soak up the ambiance of one of Asia’s top spa destinations. Acupressure, reflexology, stretching and aromatherapy star in the island’s distinctively firm massage treatments. Ubud is also the vivacious centre of Bali’s arts scene, home to a small treasure trove of museums and galleries. Monkey around at nearby nature reserve Monkey Forest Park, home to hundreds of mischievous long-tailed macaques. Don’t miss the valley of tomb cloisters at Gunung Kawi. It’s a great place to escape your everyday routine and to have a wonderful time.
Balinese Massage is a healing therapy combining awareness of body and spirit. Acupressure, muscle manipulation and warm sweeping technique are used. Natural oils and aromatic flowers, assists the healing process.
Monkey Forest Park
The Ubud Monkey Forest is a nature reserve and temple complex in Ubud. It houses approximately 340 monkeys which are known as long-tailed Macaques (Macaca fascicularis). There are four groups of monkeys each occupying different territories in the park. The Sacred Monkey Forest is a popular tourist attraction in Ubud, and is often visited by over 10,000 tourists a month.
With its extraordinary, pre-Hindu candi temple complex Gunung Kawi and the holy springs of Tirta Empul, Tampaksiring still breathes the atmosphere of ancient legends and long lost tales of forgotten Balinese kings who lived in an obscure but important period of Balinese history.