Archive | October 2012

Unexplored Earth App

Unexplored Earth App

Unexplored Earth App- Would you be interested in posting to Unexplored Earth yourself and uploading amazing cool places that you think are interesting? Here is how it would work. You would simply download the app that would allow you to post pictures to Unexplored Earth; then your post would instantly be available for viewing by other people who have also downloaded the app or are currently viewing the websites new tab that would be installed called, “Be the Explorer”. If anyone is interested let me know and I will try my best to make this happen.

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Cave of Crystals

Cave of Crystals

Cueva de los Cristales, Mexico- Think of it as Superman’s south of the border Fortess of Solitude. Translucent crystals as long as 36 feet, line the walls of the cave coming from every direction. Their weight is amazing, an immense 55 tons for the largest crystal discovered to date. Below the cave lies a magma chamber that heated water and minerals to allow the crystals to become their massive size. The cave was found by pumping water out of the ground near the town of Delicias, Mexico. The cave is being researched by a group of scientist known as the Naica Project. When research is complete the cave could be sealed again to allow the water levels to rise back up.

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Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan, Myanmar- Bagan is an ancient city located in Myanmar and was once the capital city of the Kingdom of Pagan. During the cities height between the 11th and 13th century, 10,000 Buddhist temples were built. A little of 2,000 temples remain today, many were lost due to severe earthquakes that were very common in that area.http://i.imgur.com/envO3.jpg

Ghenghis Khan

Ghenghis Khan

Genghis Khan, Mongolia- Genghis Khan is considered to be a great person to Mongolia, even though he killed roughly 10% of the entire world population during the time of his rule. Mongolia erected this 40 meter tall statue on the banks of the Tuul River, approximately 54 km east of the Mongolian capital Ulan Bator. The statue points east towards his birthplace. You can actually go up into the statue and look through the neck of the horse to see a panoramic view of the terrain.

Stone Forest

Stone Forest

Stone Forest, Madagascar- The stone forest in Madagascar is made up of limestone. During the rainy season the cayons, which are no wider than a few feet, fill up with water. Many locals who enter the stone forest search for honey from bee’s that have made their hives in the forest. When visiting this location, Decken’s Sifaka, a species that somewhat looks like a monkey, can be clearly be seen jumping from the stone tops of the forest. http://i.imgur.com/1dV46.jpg

Milford Sound

Milford Sound

Milford Sound, New Zealand– The Milford Sound in New Zealand is part of a fjord in the southwest of New Zealand’s south island. It is New Zealands most famous tourist destination. Rain forest clings to the cliff and whales, seals, penguins and dolphins are frequently seen in the waters. At first sailing ship captains such as James Cook, avoided entry to the Milford Sound because of its steep cliffs and narrow passageways that could harm the ships. A European sealer named John Grono, eventually discovered the Milford Sound in 1812 and named in Milford Haven in honor of his hometown in Wales. http://i.imgur.com/3kqPY.jpg

Koh Panyi Village

Koh Panyi Village

Koh Panyi Village, Thailand– Koh Panyi is a village built on the water by Indonesian fisherman. The population consists of about 2,000 people and was established at the end of the 18th century. During this time of Thai history the law limited land ownership by people of Thai origins. So the fisherman decided to build their houses not on land but in the bay.