Monday, June 24, 2019

Wonders of Asia

Most interesting wonders in Asia.

Finds of cobalt blue spinel in Lục Yên, Vietnam

Some 20 years ago near Lục Yên were found pieces of unusual, seemingly glowing blue spinel. Today similar stones have been found in some...

Palayoor Church of St. Thomas

The story of Palayoor Church of St. Thomas is perplexed and, to be frank, deals more with emotions than facts. According to millions of...

Mahabalipuram

This seems like a fairy tale - but this is a reality. Mahabalipuram exists - a legendary, ages old city packed with seemingly improbable,...

The old Persian turquoise mines near Nishapur

The world's most beautiful turquoise is mined near Nishapur, Iran. Here is the find of the legendary Persian turquoise which is mined up to...

Saint Mary Church of the Holy Belt and the underground church

We may never learn if this is true or not - but people in Homs believe that an underground room under the Saint Mary...

Dharmaraja Mandapa, Mahabalipuram

The simple, even ascetic Dharmaraja Mandapa is somewhat less noticed rock-cut temple in Mahabalipuram. This temple is located near the Olakkannesvara Temple and an interesting,...

Kashmir sapphire mines: source of the best blue sapphire

The best blue sapphire in the world was found in remote mountains of Kashmir. Were... because now the legendary Kashmir sapphire mines are exhausted...

Antakya Church of Saint Peter (cave church)

One of the many candidates for the title of the oldest church in the world is a modest cave church in Turkey. Antakya Church...

Olakkannesvara Temple – the old lighthouse

The information about Olakkannesvara Temple is controversial - according to some this temple is even one of the oldest lighthouses in the world! One...

Callao Cave

The gorgeous Callao Cave is one of the main tourist attractions in Luzon: it has been visited by countless tourists over many decades. But...