Monday, July 6, 2020

Man made wonders

Wonders which have been created (mainly) by man.

Vũ Quang

Remote, forested region, where numerous new species of animals and plants have been found over the last decades and several more are reported but...

Mummy Cave Ruins

Former Anasazi settlement below cliff overhang. These two caves were inhabited in 300 - 1300 AD. Here are structures with some 80 rooms, three...

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,...

Jain shrines

Outstanding Jain shrines and other monuments of Jain religion around the world Jain shrines below are arranged by age. Udayagiri Caves, Khandagiri Caves - India, Odisha....

Antiphonitis church

Interesting monument of Cypriot medieval art is Antiphonitis Church - church with unusual architecture and remnants of valuable frescoes. Unfortunately it has been looted...

Cantona

Remnants of heavily fortified ancient Mesoamerican city from 600 – 1000 AD. Unusual due to high concentration of ballcourts – 24 found so far....

St. Peter’s Basilica

Which building is the most important in the world? One of the contenders for this title is St. Peter's Basilica. This giant church tells...

Ryugyong Hotel

A skyscraper with unusual, pyramidal form. Height - 330 m, 105 floors, constructed in 1987 - 2013. Location, GPS coordinates: 39.0363 N 125.7310 E Categories: Hotels and inns Values: Architecture,...

Samseonghyeol

Three mysterious holes in the ground in Jeju City. According to legends from these holes came semigods - founders of the ancient Tamna state...

Ravana Phadi, Aihole

Aihole - the ancient capital of Chalukya dynasty - contains more than 125 temples and many among these temples are cut in the rock....