Thursday, February 21, 2019

Wonders of Asia

Most interesting wonders in Asia.

Koneri Mandapam

One of the many cave temples in Mahabalipuram is Koneri Mandapam. The age of this temple is hard to guess. While several other rock-cut temples...

Buddhist temple of Aragada Hill

Northern slope of Aragada Hill is rich with Buddhist remnants - in fact hills in vicinities are honeycombed with caves of Buddhist arcetics. Aragada...

Gorakhgad hill fort

Small fort on the top of hill, well protected by steep cliffs, reaching the height of 655 m above the sea level. Named after...

Jog Falls (Gersoppa Falls)

The most magnificent waterfall in India could be Jog Falls or, as it was called frequently in the past - Gersoppa Falls. Around November...

Leang Pute Sinkhole

Beautiful natural landmark is Leang Pute sinkhole in the Southern Sulawesi. Leang in Makassarese language is "cave", "pute" - a species of white dove -...

Gavi Gangadhareshwara

As if making monolithic rock-cut temples is not complex enough, ancient Indian architects and stone cutters outclassed themselves when making the Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple...

Irshalgad needle hole

Natural arch formed in the basalt of Irshalgad Hill, in the lower, middle part of the summit. Summit of hill in medieval times was...

Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram

For more than one thousand years at the Bay of Bengal in Mahabalipuram stands the Shore Temple. Most likely this is the last of...

Gorakhgad Caves

Gorakhnath Cave Temple is located in a deep cave on southern slope of Gorakhgad Hill - it is large enough to take some 50...

Hafasu Tiankeng

Part of the enormous Aouk Underground River is a giant sinkhole - Hafasu Tiankeng. Hafasu Tiankeng formed when the ceiling of a cave above the...