Thursday, July 2, 2020

Wonders of Asia

Most interesting wonders in Asia.

Taehungsan Fortress

An enormous castle - fortress with some 10 km of stone walls, built several millenia ago. Major part of walls collapsed and in ruins. Location,...

Hwaseong Fortress

The only preserved city walls in South Korea, built around the historical center of Suwon City in 1794 - 1796. Wall is 5.74 km...

Namgye Seowon

The second oldest Neo-Confucian private academy in Korea, founded in 1552. The architecture of its structures is an early attempt to plan an efficient...

Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram

One of holiest Shiva temples, representing akasha - aether. Ancient temple, it is known that it has been renovated in the 5th century and...

Hire Benakal

Visually impressive group of some 400 megalithic tombs - dolmens, which were built in the time period between 800 and 200 BC. The largest...

Jongmyo

The oldest royal Confucian shrine with ancient traditions preserved since the 14th century. Main structure was built in 1394 (rebuilt after fire in 1608),...

Rajabai clock tower

Ornate, 85 m tall clock tower in Neo-Gothic style, built in 1878. Beautiful stained glass. Location, GPS coordinates: 18.9297 N 72.8301 E Categories: Public buildings Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where is located? Asia,...

Po Nagar

Ornate Hindu temple built by Cham people before 781 AD. Main tower is some 25 m high. Site of legends about the goddess of...

Songgwangsa

One of the main Buddhist temples in Korea, initially founded in 867 and later reestablished in the 1190ies. Site includes a residential building from...

Chennakesava temple in Belur

One of the most impressive and ornate examples of Hoysala style in architecture, built in 1268. Building is covered with seemingly countless sculptures. Location, GPS...