Sunday, August 11, 2019

Man made wonders

Wonders which have been created (mainly) by man.

Buddhist temple of Aragada Hill

Northern slope of Aragada Hill is rich with Buddhist remnants - in fact hills in vicinities are honeycombed with caves of Buddhist arcetics. Aragada...

Stone labyrinths of Bolshoi Zayatsky Island

Labyrinths are rare and valuable archaeological monuments. Approximately 300 have been preserved in the world. The 13 - 14 Bolshoi Zayatsky Island stone labyrinths belong...

Fort of São Tiago

Well preserved fort which was built at the seaside in the 16th - 17th century. Location, GPS coordinates: 32.6467 N 16.8986 W Categories: Fortresses and forts Values: Architecture Rating: Where is located? Europe,...

Seokguram cave temple

This rock-cut temple is located near Bulguksa and contains some of the best Buddhist sculptures in the world. Temple was made in 742 -...

Gorno Nerezi St. Panteleimon church and monastery

Near the capital of North Macedonia - Skopje - is located very interesting small church: Gorno Nerezi St. Panteleimon church, still surrounded by the...

Capela do Corpo Santo

A beautiful chapel, which was built in the 15th - 16th century. Main value is the exquisite interior, especially the numerous paintings on the...

Ryangchon Temple

A Buddhist temple, founded in 753. Three ornate buildings remain - Taeung Hall, Manse Pavillion and Muryangsu Hall. Location, GPS coordinates: 39.4264 N 127.1957 E Categories: Buddhist shrines Values: Architecture,...

Calcoene megalithic observatory – Amazon Stonehenge

Sometime in the past in the north-east of Brazil there were living people who created beautiful pottery and built megalithic structures. The best known...

Petroglyphs in Cheonjeon-ri

A sacred site throughout millenia. Groups of rock art, engraved in the cliffs along Daegokcheon Stream. Most petroglyphs were made in the late Neolithic...

Bunhwangsa

Very old Buddhist temple, built in the times of Silla Kingdom in 634 AD. Today just a few buildings remain of the original large...