Friday, October 18, 2019

Architectural wonders

Wonders - man made structures and grand artworks.

Jagannath Temple in Puri

One of the most important Hindu temple complexes, it was built in the 11th century. Well fortified, it contains 120 temples and shrines; most...

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...

Hastinapur Jainist temples

One of most exquisite groups of Jainist temples. Location, GPS coordinates: 29.1617 N 78.0068 E Categories: Religious architecture, Jain shrines Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where is located? Asia, India, Uttar Pradesh, Meerut District,...

Dwarkadhish temple

One of the main Krishna temples existing, according to legend, since around 400 BC. The current temple was built in the 16th century. It...

Gangaikonda Brihadeeswarar Temple

The only remaining and usable structure in past capital of powerful Cholas. Ornate temple was built in 1035 and contains some of the most...

Thanjavur Brihadeeswarar temple

One of highest achievements of Indian art and architecture - a gorgeous Hindu temple which was built from a granite in the 11th century....

Aihole Temple City

A group of more than 125 Hindu temples from the 7th century in various styles. Considered to be a laboratory of architectural and artistic...

Chittorgarh

Ancient fortifications with 13 km long walls which enclose an area 280 ha in size. Structures have been built in dramatic natural setting with...

Tranby House (Peninsula Farm)

Farmers cottage, one of oldest buildings in the Western Australia. Constructed in 1839. Preserved authentic interiors and furniture. Location, GPS coordinates: 31.9428 S 115.9104 E Categories: Family houses,...

Swan Bells

Unusual monument - 82.5 m tall tower of unusual architecture, with 18 bells. Location, GPS coordinates: 31.9589 S 115.8582 E Categories: Monuments and memorials Values: Architecture Rating: Where is located? Australia and Oceania,...