Friday, July 3, 2020

Architectural wonders

Wonders - man made structures and grand artworks.

Kabah

Remnants of an ancient Mayan city, flourished in the 7th – 11th century AD. Contains the unusual Palace of the Masks – facade of...

Chichen Itza

Major urban center of lowland Maya culture with numerous monuments of world importance and fame. Chichen Itza became an important center around 600 AD...

Calakmul

One of the largest cities of ancient Maya with remnants of nearly 7000 structures still existing. Largest building – 55 m high pyramid. 117...

Bonampak

Remnants of ancient Maya city, built sometimes around 580 – 800 AD. Contains numerous valuable murals of high artistic value. Location, GPS coordinates: 16.7039 N 91.0648...

Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral

The largest and oldest cathedral in Americas, built in lush Renaissance and Baroque style in 1573 - 1813. Location, GPS coordinates: 19.4340 N 99.1332 W Categories: Churches Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where...

Hằng Nga Guesthouse

Unusual hotel building which resembles a giant tree with many other elements in expressionist forms. Guesthouse was designed by Đặng Việt Nga and...

Tu Duc Tomb

Large and ornate imperial tomb (in fact - complex of many buildings), built in 1864–1867 for emperor Tự Đức. Emperor used this structure as...

Khai Dinh Tomb

An ornate imperial tomb, built on a hill in 1920 - 1931 for the unpopular emperor Khải Định. This ornate structure blends Eastern and...

Dragon Bridge in Da Nang

A landmark bridge, constructed in 2012. Bridge is adorned with giant sculpture of dragon which every evening at 9 PM spews fire. Location, GPS coordinates: 16.0611...

Chua cau (Japanese Bridge)

Historical covered bridge with a Buddhist temple at one end of the bridge. Bridge was constructed by a local Japanese community in 1593. Location, GPS...