Thursday, February 21, 2019

Man made wonders

Wonders which have been created (mainly) by man.

Tulja Lena, Junnar

There are more than 200 ancient rock-cut temples in area around Junnar. Four main groups of these temples are Tuljalena Caves to the west,...

Ramanuja Mandapam

One of the numerous rock-cut cave temples in Mahabalipuram is Ramanuja Mandapam. It has been shaped approximately in 640 - 674 AD. Front of the...

Nimrud

It was almost 3 millenia ago when Nimrud was a sophisticated and splendid city - the capital of the great Assyrian Empire. The early 21st...

Nagarjuni Caves

Often Nagarjuni Caves are joined with the nearby Barabar Caves in one group of monuments. They share many similarities and have several unique peculiarities....

Buddhist shrines

Outstanding Buddhist shrines, monasteries and other sacred monuments Buddhist shrines are arranged by region and chronologically. India Kushinagar - India, Uttar Pradesh. This is one of the...

Ankai-Tankai Caves

The steep hills of Satmala Range south from Manmad hide numerous exciting monuments of nature and history. Some of the most impressive and exciting...

Škocjan caves

The giant Škocjan caves belong to the most interesting caves in the world, with several exceptional qualities. This magnificent natural landmark has served as...

Paro Taktsang Monastery

One of the holiest places in Bhutan and even whole Himalaya is Paro Taktsang ("Tiger's lair of Paro"). This amazing monastery is entwined with...

Fortifications and defensive walls

Outstanding ancient fortifications and defensive walls around the world Below are listed some ancient fortifications (e.g. made by vanished cultures of more than 1000 years...

Leon Cathedral of the Assumption

There is a building in Nicaragua which personifies the distinct traditions and culture of this country - Leon Cathedral of the Assumption. The construction...