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Mosques or Masjid is a holy place for all Muslims all around the world. There are some of the stunning mosques present in Muslim major countries like Azerbaijan or Tunisia with absolutely great architectures and design that one can’t even imagine. They do not look beautiful from outside but from inside too. From golden and crystal domes to ceilings and halls with a variety of colours makes then even more beautiful that one can’t resist visiting them once in their lifetime to worship God.

Here, I have listed some of the most beautiful mosques from various countries around the world that will leave you stunned for sure.

1. Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

The Blue Mosque is popularly known as ‘Sultan Ahmed Mosque’  and it was built under the reign of Ottoman ruler Ahmad I. The mosque is really breathtaking as it is beautifully decorated from inside using nearly 20,000 Iznik blue tiles featuring flowers, trees and abstract patterns.

2. Hagia Sophia Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Hagia Sophia Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

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Hagia Sophia means ‘Divine Wisdom’ in Greek. It is one of the most beautiful monuments in Turkey. It was remarkably built in a short span of time. It surrounds beautiful domed selling four minarets which are extremely beautiful.

The mosque’s interior is designed with gold mosaic on the ceilings with the presence of giant marble pillars, walls, floor and columns. It is one of the largest mosques in the world and was also declared a museum in 1935 by the president of Turkey.

3) Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque, Putrajaya, Malaysia

Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque, Putrajaya, Malaysia

This is a beautiful mosque along with a sea facing and has a contemporary design. The building of the mosque has been made using stainless steel which is imported from Germany and China.

The view from the main hall facing the lake in front of the mosque looks breathtaking, especially at night.

4. The Great Mosque of Makkah, Mecca, Saudi Arabia

The Great Mosque of Makkah, Mecca, Saudi Arabia

The Great Mosque of Mecca is popularly known as the Holy Mosque or Haram Mosque. It is located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia near to Ka’bah which is the holiest shrine in Islam. Almost every year, it receives millions of worshippers from the globe. The mosque consists of a rectangular central courtyard surrounded by covered prayer areas.

5. Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

It is one of the spectacular and breathtaking monuments in Iran. It is commonly known as ‘Pink Mosque’. It features dazzling stained glass, beautifully painted tiles all over the ceiling along with the Persian rugs covering the floor. It looks more like a rainbow, colours coming in from every direction.

6. Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

One of the most visited place by the Muslims in Brunei, the capital city of Bandar Seri Begawan. The country has nearly half of the Muslim population. It is believed that the golden mosque was built to honour this section of the Muslims in the country.

The mosque has been made using nearly 5 million USD and has been made using imported Italian marble pillars and floor, granite from Shanghai and crystal chandeliers from England.

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4 Places To Experience Adventures and Fun Activities in Melaka

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4 Places to Experience Adventures and Fun Activities in Melaka

Melaka (also spelled Malacca) is a Malaysian state best known for its illustrious history. Like many of Southeast Asia’s most colourful places, it was once a bustling trading port. Located on the narrowest point of the Malacca Straits, it was once a regular stop for Chinese, Indian, and other Asian merchants. After falling into Portuguese and then Dutch hands during the colonial era, European influences mingled with the local way of life. This has resulted in a widely diverse culture that has made Melaka one of Malaysia’s premier tourist destinations. 

For most tourists, a reasonable Melaka tour package should be enough to best enjoy Malaysia’s “Historic State.” However, there’s a wilder side to Melaka—one where adventure awaits at every turn. Simply break away from the main landmark-heavy areas packed with colonial architecture and heritage museums and you can easily see it. Indeed, you can have plenty of outdoor adventures amidst the dense forests and unspoiled beaches—all inhabited by rare and exotic creatures.

If you’re looking to add more thrills to your next trip to Melaka, you should consider visiting the following spots: 

1. Skytrex Adventure

Skytrex Adventure classifies itself as an “extreme adventure park” and is one of the many attractions in the Ayer Keroh Melaka area. As part of their facilities, three suspended obstacle courses of increasing levels of difficulty have been built in the treetops in the middle of a rainforest. Your challenge is to traverse your way from platform to platform through any means available. 

You may be expected to zipline across a gap, walk over a bridge made with hanging planks, or even bike on a tightrope. But if this might seem like a tall order, you can also warm yourself up at the beginner course before moving up to the intermediate and then the advanced levels. Each course has an average of 25 to 35 challenges, guaranteeing hours of active fun and adrenaline-fueled excitement. Just book your tickets online ahead of time as slots are limited and sell out quickly. 

2. Flyboard Melaka

Ever wanted to experience hoverboarding, just like Marty McFly in the Back to the Future movies? Or perhaps soar through the air using a jetpack, like the Jetsons? Now you can experience the next-closest thing with Flyboard Melaka, also located in Ayer Keroh. The Flyboard personal hydroflighting device was invented in 2012 by a Frenchman named Franky Zapata.

It uses powerful jets of water to propel users up to heights of about 15 meters. There’s nothing like the feeling of soaring freely through the air on your very own personal watercraft! You can even learn how to glide and perform tricks after you’ve mastered the basic mechanics of the Flyboard. This activity is available in Lake Ayer Keroh, along with several other amusements such as jet-skiing, E-boat rides, and kayaking. 

3. Bukit Batu Lebah Recreational Forest

Known as the only spot in Melaka for caving activities, this forest reserve is ideal for beginner-level hikers. In total, it’s been discovered to have 15 caves, but the local government has only opened 3 of them for exploration. This highlights the local efforts to preserve the ecosystem and prevent overexploitation.

In addition to the diverse variety of flora, guests should be able to spot a number of birds, small reptiles, and monkeys in the area. However, hikers seeking more challenging trails can also check out the more famous (and generally more crowded) Ayer Keroh Recreational Forest. 

4. A’Famosa Resort

Named after the famous fortress ruins of A’Famosa in Melaka City, A’Famosa Resort is one of Melaka’s biggest attractions. This resort has been marketed as an all-in-one venue that combines business with shopping, along with a host of leisure activities. On the premises are an international championship golf course, a water park, a wildlife safari area, a theme park, an outlet mall, facilities for sports and recreational activities, along with various accommodation options.

The water park, safari, and the recreational facilities are the highlights here for thrill-seekers. Indeed, A’Famosa’s Water Theme Park holds the distinction of being the largest water park in the country and features numerous pools, rides, and slides for hours of fun in the hot sun. 

At the Safari Wonderland, guests can view and even have up close and personal experiences with a variety of animals. This includes elephants, monkeys, camels, orangutans, flamingos, giraffes, and hippopotamuses. Finally, visitors can also indulge in several outdoor activities and sports available at the resort. Some of the fun activities you can try out include archery, rock climbing, horseback riding, go-kart riding, paintball, and many others. All told, it’s a paradise for people who just love spending time in the great outdoors. 

Melaka is just a short hop away from Kuala Lumpur, and is accessible by bus, train, and taxi. The bus is the cheapest and most convenient option for most people. There are plenty of bus lines out of Terminal Bersepadu Selatan that run a direct route to and from the historical state, departing every half-hour or so.

You can even catch a bus to Melaka right out of Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), though it’s hard to predict when one will arrive as buses don’t seem to follow a fixed schedule. With a total travel time that averages between 2 to 3 hours, Melaka is truly an easily-reachable place for even inexperienced travellers. Consider this historic state as your next destination if you’re looking to visit Malaysia.

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15 Surreal Images of Abandoned Places Around the World

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Human movements from one place to another have been proof that we are affected by changes and are capable of adapting to them. This collection of surreal images of abandoned places from different parts of the globe demonstrates that humans adapt and, if needed, relocate because of political and social changes, man-made and natural calamities, and loss of resources.

1. Beelitz Military Hospital

Beelitz Military Hospital

A large hospital complex comprising of about 60 buildings at Beelitz-Heilstätten in Berlin, the Beelitz Military Hospital was constructed beginning in 1898. At the onset of World War I, the site served the Imperial German Army. Here, Adolf Hitler recuperated from October to November 1916 after he got wounded during the Battle of Somme. The hospital buildings were completely abandoned as of 2007. 

2. Buzludzha Monument

Buzludzha Monument

More popularly known in its longer name as the Monument House of the Bulgarian Communist Party, the Buzludzha Monument characterizes the futuristic architecture common among state-sponsored buildings in Communist countries during the Cold War. Built on Buzludzha Peak in Central Bulgaria, the saucer-like monument was abandoned after the fall of Communism in 1989.

3. Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Eastern State Penitentiary began its operations in 1829. Instrumental in refining the concept of separate incarceration, the penitentiary pioneered the system, emphasizing the principles of reform rather than punishment. Due to overcrowding problems, solitary confinement was abandoned in 1913. Eventually, the edifice operated as a congregate prison until it closed in 1971.

4. Field Station Berlin

Field Station Berlin

Another remnant of the Cold War, the Field Station Berlin refers to the listening station established by the United States on Teufelsberg, a man-made hill. The site is notable for its radomes (radar domes) which were used by the Americans in listening to East German, Soviet, and Warsaw Pact nations military movement. The facility remained operational until the fall of the Berlin Wall marking the reunification of East and West Germany in 1990.

5. Garnet Ghost Town

Garnet Ghost Town

Once a thriving gold mine village located in the Granite County of Montana, the Garnet Ghost Town is now just a shell of its former self. Dating from the 1860s, Garnet reached its peak in the 1890s with a population of around 1,000 people. The site had a total of thirteen saloons and three hotels, catering to passersby and miners searching for gold. People abandoned Garnet when the gold reserves ran out at the onset of the 1920s.

6. Hashima Island

Hashima Island

Belonging to Nagasaki’s group of 505 uninhabited islands, Hashima Island is also known as Gunkanjima or Battleship Island. With a land area of 6.3 hectares, the island houses undersea coal mines, starting their operations in 1887 during the rapid industrialization era of Japan.

The coal reserves eventually depleted, forcing mines’ closure in 1974 and the gradual abandonment of its residents. Today, the island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

7. Hitler’s Olympic Village

Hitler’s Olympic Village

Constructed in response to Nazi Germany’s hosting of the Summer Olympics in 1936, Hitler’s Olympic Village consisted of a swimming facility, gymnasium, track, dormitories, training facilities, and a large dining hall dubbed as the Dining Hall of the Nations.

After the Olympic Games, the facility was utilized as a hospital and a training school for the military during World War II. Eventually, it was taken over by the Soviets in 1945 and was practically abandoned in the late 20th century. Restoration efforts were revitalized in recent years.  

8. Janovas 

Janovas 

Located in the Ara Valley, Janovas was a Spanish town abandoned by residents due to the troubles caused by Iberduero’s (Iberdrola) hydroelectric project. Beginning in 1951, the project’s activities resulted in flooding not only in Janovas but also in the neighboring villages of Lacorte and Lavelilla.

At the onset of 1960, some villagers resisted the project, leading to the dynamiting of their houses. With backing from the government, the company continued plowing the fields, destroying the irrigation system, and cutting light and water services. The town was finally evicted in 1984. 

9. Kolmanskop

Kolmanskop

Established in response to the Namibian diamond rush, Kolmanskop was named after the transport driver Johnny Coleman who left his ox wagon during a sandstorm. With the discovery of diamond in 1908, the area attracted miners.

The residents started to put up a village patterned after a German town complete with amenities and institutions. The depletion of diamond reserves led to its ultimate abandonment in 1956.

10. Lee Plaza Hotel

Lee Plaza Hotel

Also known as the Lee Plaza Apartments, the Lee Plaza Hotel in Detroit, Michigan is now a vacant 15-story high-rise apartment building. Registered by the Michigan state as a historic site, the edifice constructed in 1929 is an excellent example of Art Deco architecture. With the waning popularity of luxury apartments, the Lee Plaza had started to lose its residents until it finally closed in 1997.

11. Maunsell Forts

Maunsell Forts

Situated in the Mersey and Thames estuaries, the Maunsell Forts are armed towers constructed during World War II to assist in protecting the United Kingdom. Named after its designer Guy Maunsell, the site consists of four naval forts, namely the Rough Sands, Sunk Head, Tongue Sands, and Knock John. With a design resembling of offshore oil platforms, the forts were decommissioned in the late 1950s. 

12. Nara Dreamland

Nara Dreamland

Taking a leaf from Disneyland’s book in California, the Nara Dreamland was a theme park opened in 1961. Being the closest thing to Disneyland in Japan during its lifetime, the Dreamland at its peak reached 1.6 million visitors each year. Ironically, Dreamland’s inspiration was the one caused its gradual decline.

Tokyo Disneyland opened in 1983, followed by Universal Studios Japan in 2001, leading to a drop on yearly total visits of 400,000. After its 45 years of operation, the Nara Dreamland ceased operations in 2006 and was demolished in 2016.

13. Presidio Modelo

Presidio Modelo

With a name translated as “model prison” in English, the Presidio Modelo was erected on the Isla de la Juventud in Cuba during the administration of president-turned-dictator Gerardo Machado between 1926 and 1928. Comprising of five circular blocks, the prison complex houses cells constructed in tiers with observation posts in the middle. Capable of housing up to 2,500 prisoners, the site was permanently closed by the government in 1967.

14. Pripyat City

Pripyat City

A Ukrainian city located near the site of one of the worst nuclear disasters in history, Pripyat was officially closed on April 27, 1986, the day after the Chernobyl disaster and more than 15 years after its establishment in 1970. One of the most notable spots in the city is its amusement park; its Ferris wheel has become a symbol of the Chernobyl disaster.

15. Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm

Originally called Rajavihara, Ta Prohm was built during the reign of Khmer King Jayavarman VII in the late 12th century as a way of honoring his family. Constructed following the intricate Bayon architecture, the temple located in Siem Reap, Cambodia was abandoned in the 15th century, along with the collapse of the Khmer Empire.

Neglected for centuries, trees grew out among the ruins, giving Ta Prohm a picturesque ambiance with a jungle backdrop. It has been included in UNESCO World Heritage List since 1992. 

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10 Most Amazing Borders Around The World That Would Leave You Awestruck Either by Their Geographical Structures or Significant Differences

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Countries and nations are always divided by tangible demarcations. Their social values, ethics, and culture are mostly reflected by that demarcation. The hostility on these borders defines the relationship between two nations, states or so. Borders say a lot more than just partition or demarcation. They have histories associated with them. There is a number of such borders across the world that would leave you awestruck either by their geographical structures or significant differences.

Read on about these 10 most amazing borders around the world.

1. Slovakia, Austria, and Hungary

Slovakia, Austria, and Hungary tri border

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They form a triangular demarcation which looks pretty cool and beautiful. One won’t realize that if it is a border or a sitting area.

2. Sweden & Norway

Sweden & Norway Border

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As pretty as their locations their border looks spellbinding.

3. Naco, Arizona & Naco Mexico

This is amongst the most amazing borders. People of these two locations play Volleyball matches over the fence.

4. Netherlands & Belgium

Netherlands & Belgium border

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Some houses are built in such a way that if you are in the living room you are in Belgium, and if you are in the Kitchen you are in the Netherlands.

5. Australia & Rest of the World

Interestingly enough the ocean separates Australia from the rest of the world.

6. Argentina, Brazil & Paraguay

Argentina, Brazil & Paraguay broder

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Tri-border (Triple Frontier) is formed by the sea that separates three of them. The view is spectacular.

7. Macau & China

This Bridge or road demarcates the territory of Macau & China. Where China drives on the right side of the road, people of Macau drive on the left side.

8. Germany, Netherlands & Belgium

This is more like a point than the border. This is a point where the three countries meet together.

9. Belarus & Lithuania

Belarus & Lithuania border

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It’s a wire mesh fence that divides two of them. People simply chat across the fence.

10. India & Pakistan

The structure of the border defines the relationship between the two nations. Tension in the air is so thick that it is clearly visible through the picture.

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