Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Architectural wonders

Wonders - man made structures and grand artworks.

Hanoi Citadel

The former residence of the Vietnamese monarchs, developed since the 1010 AD (Citadel of Thang Long) in the site of the older fortress. Most...

Pyongyang Bell

An enormous bell, cast in 1726. The 12.9 tonnes heavy bell is 3.1 m high. Location, GPS coordinates: 39.0230 N 125.7570 E Categories: Entertainment infrastructure Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where is located? Asia,...

Tomb of Salim Chishti

A beautiful mausoleum of a Sufi saint which was constructed in 1580 - 1581. One of the finest examples of Mughal architecture. Location, GPS coordinates: 27.0952...

Fort of Pico (Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico)

One of the most impressive fortresses on the island, built to protect Madeira from pirates. Construction was started around 1601 and lasted until 1640....

Sanghiji

An ancient Jain temple which was completed in the 10th century AD, although started much earlier. Contains beautiful stone carvings. Location, GPS coordinates: 26.8149 N 75.7862...

Kushinagar

This is one of the most important Buddhist sites, it is here that Gautama Buddha died. It consists of numerous monuments, including Makutabandhana hill,...

Parshvanatha Temple in Khajuraho

Very ornate Jain temple which was built in 954 AD. Contains magic square with figures. Location, GPS coordinates: 24.8448 N 79.9365 E Categories: Religious architecture, Jain shrines Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where...

Geumsansa

An ancient temple, originally founded in 600 AD in the Kingdom of Baekje. Current structures are from 1635 but temples contain much older treasures...

San Miguel Concá Mission

The smallest of the five gorgeous Sierra Gorda’s missions. Built in 1754 – 1758. Church has an elaborate, unusual façade in a mix of...

Cathedral of Funchal

One of the oldest structures in Madeira, built in Gothic style in the 1490ies - 1518. Location, GPS coordinates: 32.6481 N 16.9084 W Categories: Churches Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where is located? Europe,...