Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Architectural wonders

Wonders - man made structures and grand artworks.

Ryangchon Temple

A Buddhist temple, founded in 753. Three ornate buildings remain - Taeung Hall, Manse Pavillion and Muryangsu Hall. Location, GPS coordinates: 39.4264 N 127.1957 E Categories: Buddhist shrines Values: Architecture,...

Thirunadhikkara Cave Temple

One of the earliest examples of Kerala style frescoes is located in rock-cut cave - Thirunadhikkara Cave Temple. According to the legends, this rock-cut chamber...

Antilia, Mumbai

World's tallest and most expensive personal house, 27 floors high skyscraper with unusual architecture, built in 2010. Location, GPS coordinates: 18.9681 N 72.8095 E Categories: Family houses, villas Values: Architecture,...

Bulguksa

Temple complex with outstanding relics and monuments of architecture, such as Dabotap pagoda (751 AD?) and Seokgatap pagoda (also 751 AD?) with treasures under...

Murud-Janjira Fort

Very impressive marine fort in an island with 19 intact bastions. originally built in the 15th century, fortified afterwards. Location, GPS coordinates: 18.2999 N 72.9649 E Categories: Fortifications...

Orvieto Cathedral

One of the highest achievements of Italian Gothic art and architecture is Orvieto Cathedral. Few buildings in the world are that ornate, and at...

Other contemporary shrines

Outstanding contemporary shrines and other monuments of smaller religious groups around the world Contemporary shrines below are arranged by religion and age. Religions also have...

Siena Cathedral of Santa Maria

One of the most beautiful cathedrals in Italy is Siena Cathedral of Santa Maria. This grand building looks pompous from outside and contains numerous...

St. Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall

Northernmost cathedral in British Isles is St. Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall. This is one of the best examples of Norman architecture, a great example...

Ryongtong-sa

An important Korean Buddhist temple, founded by Chontae Buddhist sect in 1027. Restored in 2005, consists of 26 buildings. Location, GPS coordinates: 38.0420 N 126.5770 E Categories: Buddhist...