Thursday, July 2, 2020

Wonders of Asia

Most interesting wonders in Asia.

Double decker root bridge near Cherrapunji

Root bridges are not built but grown of the roots of Ficus elastica trees. Such a living bridge over time gets additional supports from...

Suyangsan Fort

Mountain fort with 8 km long walls, built approximately 1000 years ago. Walls are 6 - 7 m tall. Location, GPS coordinates: 38.0629 N 125.7521 E Categories: Fortresses...

Haman tumuli (Malisan tumuli)

Hundreds of smaller and larger burial mounds - burials of the kings and nobleman of Gaya state. Location, GPS coordinates: 35.2717 N 128.4061 E Categories: Cairns and mounds,...

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...

Edakkal Caves

Cave with unusual archaeological monument: 6 - 8 thousand years old petroglyphs which resemble ancient writing. Location, GPS coordinates: 11.6261 N 76.2353 E Categories: Caves, Petroglyphs and rock...

Gol Gumbaz

Mausoleum of Mohammed Adil Shah, built in 1659. One of the largest domed structures in the world, visually very impressive building. Location, GPS coordinates: 16.8300 N...

Bawangaja

Jain pilgrimage site with 26 metres high statue, which, most likely has been carved out in cliff in the early 12th century. Location, GPS coordinates: 21.9910...

Kija’s Tomb

A medieval burial hill. According to legends here is buried Jizi, the legendary first ruler of ancient Gojoseon and founder of Pyongyang in the...

Tomb of Salim Chishti

A beautiful mausoleum of a Sufi saint which was constructed in 1580 - 1581. One of the finest examples of Mughal architecture. Location, GPS coordinates: 27.0952...

Palitana temples

Unusual city of Jain religious cult, major centre of pilgrimage with 863 gorgeous temples in several groups. Location, GPS coordinates: 21.4830 N 71.7952 E Categories: Religious architecture, Jain...