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What to See and Do in the Netherlands

Thinking about a trip to the Netherlands to explore the sights and traditions of Holland is very exciting. So here is some useful information to open your mind and expand the travel plans of canals, cheese, windmills and ancient sea town.

It starts from Zaanse Schans, a small village known for its green wooden houses, bridges, barns and mills. You can also take a boat trip on the River Zaan, which is considered the first channel in the industrialized world. From there, you can see the Beemster Polder, which was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites as a brilliant piece of engineering with a fascinating history. The most striking aspect is the horizon that seems endless.

If you want to graba a bite, you can head to the cheese market in Edam. Edam is small town of less than 30,000 inhabitants on the Ije River.

Fish and tasty restaurants is what makes Volendam a popular tourist attraction in the Netherlands. It is famous for its old fishing boats and traditional costumes still worn by some residents. Monnickendam, a small fishing village that boasts a rich history and important culture, is where you can find beautiful churches, a bell towers and a synagogue.

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A Giants Causeway

In the northeast coast of Ireland is a landscape that is known as The Giant’s Causeway. This natural scenery consists of 40,000 basalt columns that were formed when lava cooled fast 60 million years ago. This is now a World Heritage Site that was discovered in 1693. Since then, it leaves the visitors stunned.

The place is so great, that it is said to be formed by “supernatural forces”. Legend has it that two giants, one Irish and one Scottish, always at odds, threw stones together without ceasing. This led to the formation of a field of stones on the sea.

One day, the Scottish giant finally decided to cross it to face his opponent. Being very clever, the Irish giant dressed up as a baby. When the Scots saw the child, they concluded that if this was the child’s size then the father should be three times bigger. They then decided to flee, stepping on the rocks with full force, looking to sink it into the sea so that no other giant would come to their land.

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The Redwoods National Park

In the northern California coast lies the Redwoods National Park . The dense forests of the Redwoods National Park has been chosen as a location for the filming in one of the Star Wars saga. Specifically in the Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, which was the home of the Ewoks. This was also referred to as the “forest moon of Endor”.

The Redwoods National Park in the United States protects 100 of the 137 highest sequoias throughout the entire United States. All of these sequoias surpass 106 meters. Along with four other national parks in the area of the northern California coast, the state protects 45% of ancient forests of redwood. The collection includes many giant trees that are rare in the ecosystem. This was also recognized as a World Heritage site.

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The Emerging Pinnacles in Borneo

Located in the state of Sarawak, 100 kilometers from the city of Miri, in the heart of the island of Borneo, is where you can find forest of Gunung Mulu. Vertical cliffs, steep slopes, a mountain rain forest, and uncommon creatures are the sufficient ingredients to make to Gunung Mulu. The combination of large caves, vast formations, and strange rock pinnacles emerge amongst the rich vegetation in the jungle of Borneo. .

It is not easy to get to Gunung Mulu. It is impossible to trek by land. You can reach this island by a 30-minute flight, or a day of sailing. However, once in the park headquarters, you can take major trips.

The cave in Sarawak is one of the largest known underground chambers on the planet. But for places that are strange, the pinnacles that emerge in the park area have little to envy in terms of geological oddities of the world.

The limestone mountains, after thousands of years eroded by rain which resulted in huge cavities, cracks and passages that are hidden under the vegetation. However, many of them have formed enormous dimensions.

The Gunung Mulu has been declared a World Heritage Site. In fact, its exuberant nature is left to shelter more than 3,500 species of vascular plants, 109 species of palms, and millions of bats in their caves.