Monday, August 12, 2019

Architectural wonders

Wonders - man made structures and grand artworks.

Jongyang Temple

A Buddhist temple in mountains, founded sometimes around 600 AD. Location, GPS coordinates: 38.6320 N 128.0628 E Categories: Buddhist shrines Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where is located? Asia, North Korea, Kangwon, in the...

Syriac Orthodox Monastery of Saint Mark, Jerusalem

The ancient church in the Monastery of Saint Mark has many unique valuables. But it is possible, that there is much more: may be...

Borgund stave church

The best preserved and most authentic stave church is Borgund stave church in Norway. This beautiful wooden building was constructed in the time period...

Assisi Basilica (Basilica of San Francesco d’Assisi)

The construction of the Assisi Basilica caused strife among the followers of Francis of Assisi - the magnificence and luxury of this enormous building...

Church of Santa Coloma d’Andorra

Andorra is rich with medieval churches and the oldest one is Church of Santa Coloma d'Andorra which, most likely, was built sometimes between the...

Cities and towns

Outstanding cities and towns around the world Here are selected more than 60 most impressive and interesting cities and towns in the world. These cities...

Ajanta Caves – rock cut Buddhist temples

Unique feature of Indian cultural heritage is rock-cut chambers - cave temples and monasteries. In total, we know more than 1,500 such temples spread...

Gorakhgad Caves

Gorakhnath Cave Temple is located in a deep cave on the southern slope of Gorakhgad Hill - it is large enough to take some...

Tongdosa

This is the largest Buddhist temple complex in Korea, it was established in 646 AD. Today the temple consists of 65 buildings. The temple...

Atiranachanda Mandapam

Although the somewhat peripheral Atiranachanda Mandapam is overshadowed by many other famous stone cut temples of Mahabalipuram, it has several qualities making this rock-cut...