Saturday, October 19, 2019

Wonders of Asia

Most interesting wonders in Asia.

Vịnh Mốc tunnels

Some 2 km long system of tunnels in the depth reaching up to 30 m where approximately 60 families lived during the Vietnam War...

Beopjusa

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

Dong Van Plateau

An area with very impressive tower karst where the cone-shaped limestone hills rise up to 800 m tall. Here are very impressive canyons, huge...

Hurŭng Royal Tomb

A mausoleum - two separate burial mounds of the second king of Joseon dynasty, built in 1412 - 1419. Adorned with granite carvings, statues...

Kaesim Temple

A Buddhist temple, founded in 826, a repository of many Buddhist art items. Contains six buildings, built mainly in late medieval times. Location, GPS coordinates: 41.0541...

Ranakpur Temple

A beautiful, white marble Jain temple from the late 14th - middle 15th centuries. It contains over 1444 beautifully carved pillars, each with its...

Dilwara Temples

Five beautiful temples built in the 11th - 13th centuries, renowned due to skillful use of marble in design and intricate stone carvings. Location, GPS...

Samnyeon sanseong

Ruins of an enormous mountain fortress, built in 470 - 473 AD. Measured length of the walls is 1,680 - 1880 m and they...

Hyonjongrung (Tomb of King Kongmin)

Elaborate and well preserved royal mausoleum, built in 1365 - 1372. Location, GPS coordinates: 37.9825 N 126.4732 E Categories: Cemeteries Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where is located? Asia, North Korea, North Hwanghae, west...

Umbilical cord tomb of Taejo

A royal tomb where the umbilical cords of King Taejo (the early 15th century) and his son Jeongjong are buried. Location, GPS coordinates: 36.1995 N 127.4526...