Monday, June 1, 2020

Architectural wonders

Wonders - man made structures and grand artworks.

Bukchon Hanok Village

Traditional village with original, approximately 600 years old network of streets and alleys. In village have been preserved many hanok - traditional houses. Location, GPS...

Umbilical cord tomb of Taejo

A royal tomb where the umbilical cords of King Taejo (the early 15th century) and his son Jeongjong are buried. Location, GPS coordinates: 36.1995 N 127.4526...

Donggureung Royal Tombs

The most impressive royal tombs of Joseon Dynasty. This group consists of nine tombs where 7 kings and 10 queens have been buried in...

Songgwangsa

One of the main Buddhist temples in Korea, initially founded in 867 and later reestablished in the 1190ies. Site includes a residential building from...

Haeinsa

An important temple complex, it was first built in 802 AD. Since 1398 it has held an entire set of Buddhist Scriptures - the...

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...

Church of Saint John the Evangelist in Funchal

An ornate church in Mannerist and Portuguese Baroque styles, built by Jesuits in 1629 - 1647, fully completed in the middle of the 18th...

Old Town of Funchal

Historical and present main city in Madeira, developed since around 1424. The narrow streets often are adorned with the beautiful Portuguese stone sidewalks and...

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...

Madeira Airport runway

One of the most daring airport structures in the world - a runway which is built partly on an artificial platform, elevated on 180...