Saturday, December 14, 2019

Monuments and memorials

Humayun’s Tomb

A beautiful mausoleum of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built in 1562. Mausoleum and gardens around it were designed by Persian architects. Location, GPS coordinates: 28.5933 N 77.2508...

Gatbawi

Four meters tall, rock-cut statue of Buddha on the summit of hill. Statue has a separate stone hat. Statue was made in the middle...

Gol Gumbaz

Mausoleum of Mohammed Adil Shah, built in 1659. One of the largest domed structures in the world, visually very impressive building. Location, GPS coordinates: 16.8300 N...

Arch of Reunification

An unusual monument devoted to Korean unity, built in 2001. Statue represents two women leaning across the highway and holding a map of unified...

Tomb of Salim Chishti

A beautiful mausoleum of a Sufi saint which was constructed in 1580 - 1581. One of the finest examples of Mughal architecture. Location, GPS coordinates: 27.0952...

Bibi Ka Maqbara

Gorgeous burial monument, constructed in the late 17th century as a tribute to Rabia Durrani, wife of Mughal Emperor. Intended as a rival to...

Kirti Stambh in Chittor Fort

Impressive, 22 m high seven story tower of unusual architecture, covered with stone carvings. Built around the 12th century. Devoted to first Jain teacher...

Terracotta Army

Unique monument of culture: buried terracotta sculptures - army soldiers near the mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, made roughly at 210 BC. In...

Juche Tower

The second tallest monumental column in the world, 170 m tall. Built in 1982 to commemorate the 70-th birthday of Kim-Il-Sung. Location, GPS coordinates: 39.0176 N...

Haji Ali Dargah

Legendary Islamic mosque and tomb (dargah). This intricate, gorgeous structure was built in 1431. Located on small island. Location, GPS coordinates: 18.9827 N 72.8089 E Categories: Islamic shrines,...