Fort Cornwallis

In 1798, entirely covered by impenetrable jungle island became British trader Francis Light, and then began work on felling of trees and vines. The first explorers uninhabited island was supposed to as much land as they could for themselves clear. By the end of xviii century, the population of the island has reached 10 thousand people. Penang is a symbol of Penangsky bridge having a length of 13,5 km and built to connect the mainland and island part of the state. He was officially recognized as the third-longest bridge in the world.

In the capital, Georgetown, Penang excellent "get on" the most a variety of architectural styles. Be sure to see the first building on the island – Fort Cornwallis. Once it was made of wood, but in 1804 -05 years it was replaced by stone buildings. It is impossible not to draw attention to the Church of St. George, built in the xix century prisoners. At the entrance to it is a monument to Francis Light – the owner and pioneer of Penang. Of great interest are the unique temples of the island.

Among the most famous buildings Kek Lok-Si, Chayamangkalaram, the temple of the Goddess of Mercy. Penang, the only place in the world where you can see the Temple of the Serpent. Everest capital usually is spot on. On certain days, at his altar lay curled in a spiral the most that neither is live snakes. Disturbing the nerves of sight, but quite harmoniously fits into the overall exotic island. In the temple, Sri Mariamman collected many statues of Indian deities.

Traveling To Istanbul

Impressions from the largest city in Turkey were simply magnificent. And there are explanations. Firstly, it is an excellent hotel (Ibis Hotel). This hotel offers excellent service, is located directly on the beach in just 15 minutes from aeroporta.Da and prices quite comprehensible – to 100 euros. The view from the hotel is simply amazing, especially at sunset. Every day he admired and was moved.

Secondly, I had the unforgettable opportunity to the two-hour cruise on the ship around Istanbul. It Then I noticed all the charm of this unique city, which harmoniously blend of European and Arab culture. Because everyone who is planning a trip to Istanbul strongly recommend to make this cruise tour indifferent, he will not leave you for sure! Third – shopping. Turkey is a paradise for shopaholics Russian. Home Trade vein Istanbul – Grand Bazaar. There you can buy anything you want, for the price is 2-3 times lower than in Russia.

The quality of counterfeit branded items at the highest level. One dealer I asked about the quality of things and he gave me a very important example. Showed the 'branded' 2 identical shirts. Only one made in China, and another – Turkey. The difference is huge! In general, I want to say that the Turkish textile is very, very good. By the way many Russian tourists travel to Turkey, exclusively for 'rags'. I am to them by the way, too, is not indifferent))) Still it should be noted that shops in fur factories, you can buy a premium fur things, and the price is 2 times lower than in Russia! The main sights of Istanbul is Sultanahmet Mosque and Hagia Sophia (now a museum). They are situated practically opposite each other in the historical center of Sultanahmet. I was really surprised by these two creations! Sultanahmet Mosque – one of the largest and most beautiful mosques of Istanbul. Is symbol of the city. Entry for tourists allowed into the mosque is completely free, but it will have to endure a great place (tourists are always very much a big fuss). Inside the mosque entrance in the shoe is prohibited, so shoes should shoot at the entrance. Hagia Sophia – an Orthodox cathedral, now a museum. The history of the cathedral has more than 1000 years. Currently inside the cathedral is a small reconstruction, because the construction of very old (Cathedral founded in 324). Museum entrance fee, 20 Turkish liras (400 rubles), but I tell you, it's worth it! In addition to the above, add that in Istanbul a lot of Russian, it seems they are everywhere! Therefore, language difficulties can not be. Perhaps this whole story about my stay in Turkey. In conclusion, I say briefly, that Istanbul is simply amazing city. I hope that more someday fate will throw me in there and I once again udast'sya it all through!