Nature and monument

What all the monuments of this world have in common is their contribution to education. Without them, we would all return from a trip a little less educated. So there are enough reasons to compile a small selection on the occasion of the International Monument Day, which is celebrated every year on April 18. There are monuments that were created by nature and are revered by man as monuments. Some of them reach the status of a deity. For example, Mount Fuji in Japan. Fuji usually hides behind a veil of clouds and is therefore revered as a shy goddess in Japan.

Der Berg Fuji von Matsuzaki aus gesehen, Japan / © Foto: Georg Berg
Mount Fuji seen from Matsuzaki, Japan / © Photo: Georg Berg

A whole museum for a mountain

The city of Fujinomiya is even home to the Mount Fuji World Heritage Centre. The city is located at the foot of Mount Fuji in Shizuoka Prefecture. Fujinomiya is the city closest to the Bright Mountain of Japan. Only in a short window of time in the summer months is it possible to climb to the top of the 3,776 meter high and holy mountain of Japan. in all other months a visit to the museum remains.

Das Museum des heiligen Berges Fuji in Kakegawa, Japan / © Foto: Georg Berg
The Museum of the Holy Mountain Fuji in Kakegawa, Japan/ © Photo: Georg Berg

The rock fortress of Sigiriya in Sri Lanka is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you interpret the historical graffiti lying on the megaliths at the ascent correctly, it is probably one of the world’s oldest tourist attractions. After a steep and quite arduous climb, one is rewarded with a breathtaking view down from the rock fortress across the rice fields to a mountain range.

Atemberaubender Blick von der Felsenfestung Sigiriya über Reisfelder und in der Ferne liegende Gebirgszüge / © Foto: Georg Berg
Breathtaking view from the rock fortress Sigiriya over rice fields and mountain ranges in the distance / © Photo: Georg Berg

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