Saturday, December 7, 2019

Rock cut architecture and sculptures

Pateshwar Temple

Pateshwar has at least 8 ancient cave temples and numerous stone carvings, including more than 1000 Shivalings. Location, GPS coordinates: 17.6116 N 74.0636 E Categories: Hindu shrines, Rock...

Bahrot Caves

The only Zoroastrian cave temple in India, established in 1351 AD, when Parsi were hiding here from Muslim invasion. Holy fire still is burning...

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...

Seokguram cave temple

This rock-cut temple is located near Bulguksa and contains some of the best Buddhist sculptures in the world. Temple was made in 742 -...

Củ Chi tunnels

A 121 km long system of tunnels and underground rooms created for defensive purposes in the late 1960s – 1970s. Location, GPS coordinates: 11.0624 N 106.5282...

Perfume Temple (Perfume Pagoda)

Group of rock-cut temples. One of the most important and beautiful Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Vietnam, it was developed in harmony with the picturesque...

Hellnahellir

Enormous artificial cave, made in medieval times. This 50 m long cave is covered with engravings. Location, GPS coordinates: 64.0074 N 20.1546 W Categories: Rock cut architecture and...

Dharmaraja Mandapa, Mahabalipuram

The simple, even ascetic Dharmaraja Mandapa is somewhat less noticed rock-cut temple in Mahabalipuram. This temple is located near the Olakkannesvara Temple and an interesting,...

Antakya Church of Saint Peter (cave church)

One of the many candidates for the title of the oldest church in the world is a modest cave church in Turkey. Antakya Church...

Coober Pedy dugouts

The best opals in the world are mined in the central part of South Australia. For some 100 years here exists Coober Pedy -...