Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Man made wonders

Wonders which have been created (mainly) by man.

Sacred Cenote in Chichen Itza

Human sacrifice site of the ancient Mayan Chichen Itza city. In deposits discovered huge amounts of gold and jade artefacts as well as human...

Loltun Cave

Cave with some of the best Mayan cave paintings as well more ancient carvings and remnants of prehistoric animals hunted by Paleoindians. Location, GPS coordinates: 20.2539...

Oxtotitlán

Cave with unique ancient Olmec paintings made 900 - 500 BC. Location, GPS coordinates: 17.6642 N 99.1547 W Categories: Caves, Prehistoric cave and rock paintings Values: Archaeology, Geology Rating: Where is located? North...

Juxtlahuaca

A cave with unique ancient Olmec paintings made 900 - 500 BC. Location, GPS coordinates: 17.4392 N 99.1594 W Categories: Caves, Prehistoric cave and rock paintings Values: Archaeology, Geology, Visual Rating: Where...

Lake Alchichica

Unique maar lake with high level of endemism, especially noted due to rare stromatolites met only in few locations around the world. Endemic salamander...

Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral

The largest and oldest cathedral in Americas, built in lush Renaissance and Baroque style in 1573 - 1813. Location, GPS coordinates: 19.4340 N 99.1332 W Categories: Churches Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where...

Hằng Nga Guesthouse

Unusual hotel building which resembles a giant tree with many other elements in expressionist forms. Guesthouse was designed by Đặng Việt Nga and...

Tu Duc Tomb

Large and ornate imperial tomb (in fact - complex of many buildings), built in 1864–1867 for emperor Tự Đức. Emperor used this structure as...

Khai Dinh Tomb

An ornate imperial tomb, built on a hill in 1920 - 1931 for the unpopular emperor Khải Định. This ornate structure blends Eastern and...

Dragon Bridge in Da Nang

A landmark bridge, constructed in 2012. Bridge is adorned with giant sculpture of dragon which every evening at 9 PM spews fire. Location, GPS coordinates: 16.0611...