Saturday, July 4, 2020

Wonders of Asia

Most interesting wonders in Asia.

Trikuteshwara temple

A complex of extremely ornate temples from the 11th - 12th centuries, mostly devoted to Shiva. Location, GPS coordinates: 15.4245 N 75.6266 E Categories: Religious architecture, Hindu shrines Values: Architecture,...

Nilgiri Mountain Railway

Unique rack railway, 41.8 km long line, rising approximately 2,200 m, built in 1908. Preserved in its historical state. Location, GPS coordinates: 11.3851 N 76.7178 E Categories: Transport...

Lothal

One of most important cities of the ancient Indus valley civilization. Built around 2400 BC as trading city with its dock - the oldest...

Haji Ali Dargah

Legendary Islamic mosque and tomb (dargah). This intricate, gorgeous structure was built in 1431. Located on small island. Location, GPS coordinates: 18.9827 N 72.8089 E Categories: Islamic shrines,...

Taj Mahal Palace Hotel

Enormous building of historic prestigious hotel, built in 1903. The building is designed in the Saracenic Revival style. Location, GPS coordinates: 18.9217 N 72.8332 E Categories: Hotels and...

Ryongyon Falls

This waterfall is 84 m high and has a nice plunge pool below the falls. Location, GPS coordinates: 40.0247 N 126.2471 E Categories: Waterfalls Values: Geology, Visual Rating: Where is located? Asia, North...

Fatehpur Sikri

Short-lasting capital city, built in 1570, abandoned in 1585 due to the lack of water. Complex of buildings preserved up to this day in...

Rumtek Monastery

This Tibetan monastery is the largest monastery in Sikkim and is located in a beautiful setting. Initially it was built in the 16th century...

Akal Takht

Seat of temporary Sikh religious authority - ornate building with gold-covered cupolas, located next to Harmandir Sahib. Location, GPS coordinates: 31.6206 N 74.8753 E Categories: Religious architecture, Other...

Sanghiji

An ancient Jain temple which was completed in the 10th century AD, although started much earlier. Contains beautiful stone carvings. Location, GPS coordinates: 26.8149 N 75.7862...