Friday, August 7, 2020

Monuments and memorials

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...

Bawangaja

Jain pilgrimage site with 26 metres high statue, which, most likely has been carved out in cliff in the early 12th century. Location, GPS coordinates: 21.9910...

Great Sphinx of Giza

No one knows for sure why and when was built the largest monolithic statue in the world - the Great Sphinx of Giza. But...

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...

Tree of Life in Walt Disney World Resort

Centerpiece of Disney’s Animal Kingdom – animal theme park. A sculpted, 44 m high and 15 m wide tree (artificial structure) with 14 stories....

Gommateshwara Statue

Possibly the largest monolithic stone statue in the world, erected at the end of the 10th century. Height - 17.4 meters. Location, GPS coordinates: 12.8541 N...

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...

Ha’amonga ‘a Maui (Trilithon) and ‘esi Maka Fa’akinanga

One of the most unusual megalithic monuments in Pacific is Ha'amonga 'a Maui in Tonga. It has no analogues regarding its construction, shape and...

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...

Taj Mahal

This mausoleum was built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. One of the most iconic monuments of architecture in world, unites elements of...