Monday, November 18, 2019

Architectural wonders

Wonders - man made structures and grand artworks.

Mahabalipuram

This seems like a fairy tale - but this is a reality. Mahabalipuram exists - a legendary, ages-old city packed with seemingly improbable, ornate...

Dâu Pagoda

The oldest Buddhist pagoda in Vietnam, built between 187 and 226. Pagoda has unique architecture and has influenced the later development of Vietnamese architecture. Location,...

Kaesim Temple

A Buddhist temple, founded in 826, a repository of many Buddhist art items. Contains six buildings, built mainly in late medieval times. Location, GPS coordinates: 41.0541...

Bonampak

Remnants of ancient Maya city, built sometimes around 580 – 800 AD. Contains numerous valuable murals of high artistic value. Location, GPS coordinates: 16.7039 N 91.0648...

Dongnae eupseong

Ancient fortress of Busan city, first mentioned in 1021 AD. Fortress was extended in 1713, when the length of walls reached 5,240 m. Location, GPS...

Samnyeon sanseong

Ruins of an enormous mountain fortress, built in 470 - 473 AD. Measured length of the walls is 1,680 - 1880 m and they...

Harmandir Sahib

The most holy site for Sikhs, originally built in 1574 and rebuilt in 1588 - 1604. It is a gold covered temple, surrounded by...

Dhankar Gompa

Located in dramatic setting, this village and Buddhist temple is on top of 300 metre high cliff. It was founded between the 7th and...

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...

Christ Church Cathedral in Stanley

The southernmost Anglican cathedral is Christ Church Cathedral in Stanley, Falkland Islands. This brick and stone building was designed by Sir Arthur Blomfield and...