Friday, November 22, 2019

Industrial and infrastructure heritage

Chand Baori

One of the most impressive stepwells in India. Built in the 9th century, 13 stories and some 30 meters deep. Location, GPS coordinates: 27.0073 N 76.6065...

Kallanai

An ancient, 329 meters long dam on Kaveri River, built around the 2nd century BC. Dam is still in use - it is rebuilt...

Old Mill in Perth

Historical windmill, built in 1835. Next to it stands another, associated historical structure - Cottage. Location, GPS coordinates: 31.9661 S 115.8470 E Categories: Industrial and infrastructure heritage, Energy...

Brewarrina fish traps

Impressive and complex system of stone settings serving as a trap for fish. It is possible that these structures have existed here for some...

Cheomseongdae

An ancient astronomical (astrological?) observatory, built in the 7th century AD. One of the oldest observatories in the world. Location, GPS coordinates: 35.8347 N 129.218983 E Categories: Astronomical...

Quebrada Nova fields at Achadas da Cruz

Stone walled agricultural fields on a narrow land strip between 400 m tall cliffs and ocean. Location, GPS coordinates: 32.8549 N 17.2137 W Categories: Agricultural terraces Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where is...

Cabo Girão

Prominent cliff face which rises up to 589 m high directly from the ocean. Cliff is some 3 km wide. At the foot of...

Tehuacan stone snakes (tecuates)

Unusual and impressive travertine formations. These formations mark the lime deposits of ancient channels. The soil has weathered away leaving the hardened lime as...

Querétaro aqueduct

Impressive, 1,280 m long aqueduct with 75 arches, average height – 23 m. Built in 1726 – 1738. Location, GPS coordinates: 20.5943 N 100.3756 W Categories: Water supply...

Suoi Giang tea forest (Suối Giàng)

Here grow possibly the world's oldest tea trees which are up to 3,000 years old. In total in this forest grow more than 85,000...