Friday, December 13, 2019

Wonders of Asia

Most interesting wonders in Asia.

Tokhung-ri Mausoleum

A royal burial mound, built in 408 AD. Contains decorative paintings showing daily scenes and star constellations. Location, GPS coordinates: 38.9609 N 125.4499 E Categories: Prehistoric and ancient...

Valley of Flowers

High-altitude Himalayan valley with beautiful meadows of alpine flowers complemented by beautiful views on surrounding mountains. Mass flowering starts in early spring and lasts...

Badrinath temple

One of holiest Hindu shrines, devoted to god Vishnu. Built in the 9th century AD. Ornate, brightly painted shrine with hot sulphur springs below...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Vijayanagara

Remnants of the former capital city of Vijayanagara Empire, flourished in the 14th - 16th centuries. Now ruins extend over an area of 40...

Daulatabad Fort

One of the best fortified forts - conical, 200 m tall hill. Lower slopes of the hill have been cut away, leaving 50 m...

Parshvanatha Temple in Khajuraho

Very ornate Jain temple which was built in 954 AD. Contains magic square with figures. Location, GPS coordinates: 24.8448 N 79.9365 E Categories: Religious architecture, Jain shrines Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where...