Friday, November 22, 2019

Wonders of Asia

Most interesting wonders in Asia.

Vũ Quang

Remote, forested region, where numerous new species of animals and plants have been found over the last decades and several more are reported but...

Beopjusa

An important Buddhist temple, originally built in 553. Temple includes Palsangjeon - wooden pagoda, which originally was built in 553. Current structure was rebuilt...

Sanghiji

An ancient Jain temple which was completed in the 10th century AD, although started much earlier. Contains beautiful stone carvings. Location, GPS coordinates: 26.8149 N 75.7862...

Gangaikonda Brihadeeswarar Temple

The only remaining and usable structure in past capital of powerful Cholas. Ornate temple was built in 1035 and contains some of the most...

Tree of Life, Bahrain

May be the mystery status of the Tree of Life in Bahrain is somewhat exagerated - but this vivid, majestic mesquite tree looks magnificent...

Lohagad Fort

Amazing hill fortress, with a part of it built on narrow cliff summit. The impressive access to the fortress is called Vinchukata. Developed since...

Kaaba and Masjid-al-Haram

The history of the mysterious Kaaba started long before Islam and this could be one of the oldest active shrines in the world. Today...

Mahabalipuram

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

Hyonrung (Hyollung, Tomb of King Wanggon)

A tomb of Emperor Taejo from the 10th century with ornate decorations. Location, GPS coordinates: 37.9858 N 126.5055 E Categories: Cemeteries Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where is located? Asia, North Korea, North Hwanghae,...

Khoun Xe Cave (Xe Ban Fai Cave)

One of the major caves of the world is the comparatively little known Khoun Xe Cave, which contains some of the largest cave rooms...