Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Architectural wonders

Wonders - man made structures and grand artworks.

Changdeokgung

Royal palace complex of Joseon Dynasty, outstanding achievement of Korean architecture. Palace complex was built in 1405 - 1412 and currently there are 13...

Po Klong Garai Temple

Impressive, very ornate Cham temple. Build time is unknown but most likely the temple was built in the 11th century. Location, GPS coordinates: 11.6018 N 108.9464...

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...

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...

Adivaraha Cave Temple

One of the few finished monuments in the magic ancient city of Mahabalipuram is Adivaraha Cave Temple. This rock-cut temple contains beautiful sculptures representing...

Winchester Cathedral

One of the largest Gothic cathedrals in Europe is Winchester Cathedral. This magnificent building is located in the valley of River Itchen, but nevertheless...

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...

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...

Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow

One of the visually most surprising buildings in the world is Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, Russia. This amazing church was built 450 years...

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...