Travelling to Varna Bulgaria: The Gold City

The largest city in Bulgaria, adding to the beauty of it, is Varna which is basically and essentially the fourth largest city on the Black sea and the largest seaport on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast having a 300,000+ population, very often known as the Marine due the situation of the headquarters of merchant marine and Bulgarian Navy.

This is the major tourist spot of Bulgaria because of the king-sized and wide-stretched resorts, seaport and the business centres. Travelling to Varna Bulgaria is totally a water-like experience.

Varna, the completely jim-dandy name was first professed by Theophanes the Confesser.

While travelling to Varna Bulgaria you must be wondering about how the weather’s like, well, to your dismay(you might be wondering it’s HOT) it’s very mild and breezy, the seaport makes it humid, the autumns are long and mild whereas, the summers, just like summers, are hot but not bitterly hot because they’re moderated by constant rainfall and breezes. The hills are totally lush because of the abundant groundwater as a consequence of the regular rainfall, but winters could be bitterly cold at times, especially in the months of January and February.

Varna can be accessed through the Varna International Airport, Central Railway Station, cars and Port Of Varna: Cruise Terminal.

Travelling to Varna Bulgaria: Main Sights

For getting dosed up on history and gold, Varna Archaeological Museum is the spot to be. Back in 4200-4600 B.C, as a result of a digging, the ancient golden treasure was discovered which is now being displayed in this museum, as the Gold Of Varna.

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One of the most ancient and probably the largest park in Varna is the Sea Garden, which happens to be consisting a lot of attraction sites for tourists. It has an open-air theatre and the International Ballet Competition takes place here, it is home to other orchestras and performances.

The Sea Garden includes a children’s amusement park, Varna Aquarium, Festa Dolphinarium, a terrarium(A transparent closure for keeping plants or small animals), a zoo and an alpine-um. Ice-skating rink and a boathouse can be seen too.

 

 

 

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The boardwalk offers different beach clubs, playing, rock, hip-hop, American-style pop and techno.

The sea baths are substantially donned with hot sulphuric mineral water sources, to keep the water fit for public bathing, swimming and usable for spas.

Above that, the Asparuhov Bridge is mostly popular for Bungee Jumping

 

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Next up, the shopaholics are gonna love this one, called the  Prince Boris Blvd, which is a shopping area lined up with boutiques and a large mall. There’s the big-box cluster for motorists.

A little north to the city centre are shopping plazas and Piccadilly Park.

 

 

 

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If you are a bibliophile and ever experience the urges of your inner bookish beast, you can be at Pencho Slaveikov Library.

Internationally, Varna stands as a festival centre. Bulgarians are planning to open a new Opera House and a concert hall. It’s possible, the time you reach there, you might get to see these two.

Travelling To Varna Bulgaria: Food

The supermarket chains of Piccadilly and Burleks are easily available at most of the stops. You can even find fresh local produce there in Kolkhozen Pazar.

Restaurants like Boom! Burgers N’ Steaks offer to people with a taste and love for burgers and steaks.

For a combo of history+food, you need to be at Mehana Chuchura, which is one of the ancient and historic restaurants of Bulgaria and displays the stereotypical immemorial brick walls, stone floors and wall tapestries.

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This is all from my side, for adding something up, please leave a feedback below. For more information for travelling to Varna Bulgaria, visit the official website.

 

 

Top Sights of Antalya Turkey To Visit

Turkey has been one of those powerful countries that have fought through wars and came clean like a toothpick from a baked cake. Historians, when wrote about Turkey, they wrote tales of their valour. Turkey consists of beautiful cities and towns, one of which is Antalya, the capital of Turkish tourism. On the Turkish Mediterranean Coast, Antalya is the largest city and is a hub of the Turkish Riviera. This city is being credited to Attalus II, the king of Pergamon, and was named as Attaleia, basically Greek, then the name took a Turkish turn into Antalya.

Antalya has about 300 days of summer, 3000 hours of sunlight with hot and dry summers and rainy and mild winters.  Antalya is close to water and can be mildly humid.

Transport In Antalya Turkey

The south of the Konyaalti is the main port. Turkey has an extended network of buses and trams throughout the city.

The public bus system is provided through Dolmuses that are privately owned minibuses resembling one another.

For taking buses and trams, you’ll need a card to identify yourself.

A tram system basically run through most of the historical and tourists attraction spots, so you do wanna catch this tram or else you’ll have to pay from your pocket for a taxi.

Top Sights Of Antalya Turkey

For dosing up on sightseeing, you need to check out these Top sights of Antalya Turkey.

Yivli Minare means the fluted minaret, it was designed and built by one of the greatest architects of Turkey, Seljuk Sultan. This is one of the unique landmarks of Antalya with a square base sat upon by an octagonal drum.

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Aspendos, located 45 km east of Antalya, is a real dream of a history geek and they come running for it. This 15000 seated theatre is annexed to the ancient Roman ruins. Aspendos is one of the top sites of Antalya Turkey. This was built back in 2nd and 3rd century. That is oh-so-historical.

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Strolling through Old Town(Kaleici) is a maze-like experience, of course not as dangerous as the one in The Maze Runner(pun-intended). This street adventure is of cobblestones, lined with Ottoman mansions that are whitewashed and flaming red. Whether you’re visiting for catching some breeze and old vibes or shopping or eating, this is the place to be, it has a line of boutiques, restaurants, cafes, and art galleries.

 

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If you’re trying to dip yourself into some Turkish history, no better place to be than the Antalya Museum, for it would dig up gold( not actual gold, of course) for the eyes and history for the mind. There are long and assembled rows of the artifacts that were uncovered during an excavation along the Turkish Coast, depicting Turkey’s rich history and heritage.

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Other majorly historic sights are the Hadrian’s Gate, The Perge Ruins, Roman Fortress(Hidirlik Kalesi), Termessos and for some peaceful, heart-stopping and serene sight, there’s the Old Harbour and Konyaalti.

Lara Beach is the ultimate tourist attraction site. This happening, thrilling, splashing water heaven is towards the east of town. You can play all day in the water and then jump back to one of the hotels in this vicinity at evenings for some good sleep. In summers, this place has a nightlife of unlimited water splashing, music and much more fun. Yes, if you’re looking to see, feel and embrace luxury, this is where you have to get.

 

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I saved this one up for last. The Donerciler Bazaar of Antalya which is decorated with an array of umbrella and it is also called as The Umbrella Street. This extravaganza has so many restaurants and tea shops in it. Food is just spectacular here.

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Food In Antalya Turkey

Food is extremely cheap, you can get a full meal for about 5 to 10 USD, you can feel the friendly environment adopted by most of the food spots, service is dead-on.

Some of the signature dishes of Antalya are Sis Kofte, Spiced up meatballs cooked around with a stick.

Piyaz, made of Garlic, Walnuts and Tahini.

Other options are KebabsCold Mediterranean dishes and brilliant seafood. 

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These are the Top sights of Antalya Turkey in my opinion. If you have anything to add up to the list, please leave a feedback below. For more information on Antalya, check out the official website.

Longmen Grottoes; Buddist Caves and Art

Longmen Grottoes have served to be home of number of Chinese dynasties over the past centuries, it’s a sublime example of Buddhist caves and art. These caves of Buddhist are located along the “Yi River“, it’s about 10 KM away from another tourist attraction Luoyang, which is another ancient city

The number of these caves are around 2100 along with it there are numerous Buddha sculptures and statues. There are around 3600 stone tablets which are inscribed with different scripts and art work, most of the statutes have name of artists who made them inscribed upon it.

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Longmen Grottoes are considered one of the most important Buddhist ruins, great number of tourists visit these sites to see the amazing work of Buddhist monks. The inscriptions on the stones have diverse field knowledge, even cures from different diseases is mentioned on those stones, there are some remedies that are still in use even after thousands of year. Chinese government is doing their best to preserve the artwork of Buddhists and they have arranged everything to make it comfortable for the visiting tourists.

UNESCO has also listed Longmen Grottoes in World Cultural Heritage Site. In 2003 Chinese government made large scale renovation to preserve these sites.

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Following are the sites which are a must see if you ever plan to visit this beautiful creation of Buddhists, I would totally recommend you to visit the following amazing sites.

  • Qianxi Temple
  • Three Bonyangdong Caves
  • Middle Cave
  • Wanfo Cave
  • Lotus Cave
  • Temple of Fengxian
  • Temple of Xiangshan
  • Tomb of Baijuyi
  • District Qinggu
  • Hall of Letian

Over around 2 centuries ago, this mountain carving was started by the Wei Dynasty, and then they started expanding it sideways and now it stands as one of the largest ruin site of Buddhists.

The carvings were ordered by the emperors of the dynasties, great number of dynasties took part in carving these caves over the time span of 500 years. The site was damaged a lot in 9th century, number of statues were destroyed when the Anti-Buddhist campaign was started.

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In 19th century travelers from different continents discovered this site and starting looting the treasures present inside these caves. In the search of treasures, many status were destroyed and this sacred place was maltreated.

These sites of Longmen Grottoes are now labeled in English for better understanding of tourists, you’ll be astonished to see how ancient people carved the mountains for accommodation, this site is stretched over 1000 meters.

If you have been to Longmen Grottoes and you have witnessed Buddhist caves and art, feel free to share your experience with us in the comments, and if you are planning to visit these caves and you have some question you can ask us in the comments.

Top Sites of Bologna Italy

Bologna is an important City of Italy, Each years thousands of tourists from all parts of world visit this beautiful city, Bologna has many tourist attractions but it is famous for its Ancient historic sites, History of this city lies thousands of years before the birth of Christ, This city is along two rivers and numerous canals flow through the city, So you can imagine the scenes of its beauty. Bologna is also very famous for its diverse Italian food dishes.

While wandering around the city you will find tall towers of medieval age and beautiful ancient pathways along them, Best thing about Bologna is that it still has all its ancient sites and you will find medieval culture and norms even in this century.

Top Sites of Bologna Italy

Bologna is full of amazing places, you will find five star great hotels to old age medieval streets all in one city, Explore this city with us and check out out top sites of bologna Italy.

Walking Tour of Bolgna

At Piazza maggiore you will find private guides, Who will offer you walking tour of the city, Its a must of you visit Bologna because the actual beauty of this city is on the streets, Along the way the guide will tell you all about the city in english and it takes about 3 hours to complete the tour and its totally worth your time, While walking you will see Palazzo Protesta, Palazzo Accursio, Sala Borsa, Palazzo Enzo, Fountain of Neptune of 16th century. Along with that  you’ll see Loggia Dei Mercanti, the Anatomy Theater, Basilica of San Petronio, Archiginnasio, Complex of Santo Stefana

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All these sites are worth visiting and considered to be the top sites of Bologna Italy.

Top Sites of Bologna Italy

Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Vita

Sanctuary of Santa Maria is home of hundreds of sculptures depicting the history of this city, You will love the pieces of art that are present in side, Its surely one of the top sites of Bologna Italy, Not just the architecture of building is mesmerising the artifacts present inside the building will catch your attention, You will be lost in the beauty of sculptures.

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Piazza Maggiore

Piazza maggiore is quite famous in other parts of Europe as well people from different countries visit this center of attention in Bologna, there is also a wide screen on rich cultural shows are shown for free to the tourists, You will find people from different ethnicities and nationalities there and the atmosphere is very friendly, You will also find Statue of Neptune there.

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Archiginnasio di Bologna

One of the most interesting and catchy place to visit, You will see the medicine innovators of Italy and their charts, All other details of Italian culture, You can also visit the theater and watch different presentations of plays representing culture of Romans, Museum is filled with great historical artifacts and its worth visiting thats why its one of top sites of bologna Italy.

Top Sites of Bologna Italy

Thats all from my Side, Although there are many other places to visit but above mentioned are the top sites of Bologna Italy, If you ever visit, You should visit these places, If you have been there, Let us know about your experience in the comments.

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