Saturday, June 6, 2020

Man made wonders

Wonders which have been created (mainly) by man.

Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau

Site where those who broke the law could avoid death sentence. This tradition continued up to the early 19th century. Reconstructed temple, residence site...

One Pillar Pagoda

Small, unusual pagoda, built in the first half of the 11th century. Pagoda stands on a large pillar in the middle of pond. Location, GPS...

Palitana temples

Unusual city of Jain religious cult, major centre of pilgrimage with 863 gorgeous temples in several groups. Location, GPS coordinates: 21.4830 N 71.7952 E Categories: Religious architecture, Jain...

Hawa Mahal

Palace with unusual architecture, built in 1799. One facade resembles an enormous beehive with 953 small windows. Location, GPS coordinates: 26.9239 N 75.8269 E Categories: Palaces, country houses...

Mehrangarh Fort

One of the most impressive forts in India, towering above the city on 122 metres high hill. Includes several palaces. Construction started in 1459. Location,...

Fort of São Tiago

Well preserved fort which was built at the seaside in the 16th - 17th century. Location, GPS coordinates: 32.6467 N 16.8986 W Categories: Fortresses and forts Values: Architecture Rating: Where is located? Europe,...

Phugtal Monastery

This monastery was founded in the early 12th century. It is located in unique, dramatic location; on a steep cliffside below the entrance to...

Monte Albán

One of the earliest urban centers in Mesoamerica, center of Zapotec culture for nearly 1000 years. Founded sometimes around 500 BC and inhabited until...

Bukchon Hanok Village

Traditional village with original, approximately 600 years old network of streets and alleys. In village have been preserved many hanok - traditional houses. Location, GPS...

Tokhung-ri Mausoleum

A royal burial mound, built in 408 AD. Contains decorative paintings showing daily scenes and star constellations. Location, GPS coordinates: 38.9609 N 125.4499 E Categories: Prehistoric and ancient...