Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Architectural wonders

Wonders - man made structures and grand artworks.

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...

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...

Round House in Fremantle

The oldest existing building in Western Australia, constructed in 1830 - 1831. Built as a prison. Location, GPS coordinates: 32.0561 S 115.7413 E Categories: Fortifications and defensive walls,...

Varaha Cave Temple

Mahabalipuram (ancient name – Mamallapuram) was flourishing port city of Pallava dynasty during the 7th – 9th centuries. In many respects, Mamallapuram was the...

Taehungsan Fortress

An enormous castle - fortress with some 10 km of stone walls, built several millenia ago. Major part of walls collapsed and in ruins. Location,...

Jogighopa Cave Temples

There are good proofs that ancient states in Assam belonged to cultural realm of Indian subcontinent. One of such proofs is unusual monument at...

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,...

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...

Lohagad Fort

Amazing hill fortress, with a part of it built on narrow cliff summit. The impressive access to the fortress is called Vinchukata. Developed since...

Religious architecture

Outstanding religious architecture around the world Below are listed some of most important, impressive and beautiful religious monuments of the world: Europe France Basilica of St.Denis - France,...