Thursday, January 30, 2020

Rock cut architecture and sculptures

Bedse Caves

If compared to many similar monuments, Bedse Caves have little crowds and thus the enigmatic essence of this monument can be enjoyed in loneliness....

Thanale Caves

Just like many other early Buddhist rock-cut temples, Thanale Caves are located next to trade route, leading inland from the ancient port Chaul. These...

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...

Koneri Mandapam

One of the many cave temples in Mahabalipuram is Koneri Mandapam. The age of this temple is hard to guess. While several other rock-cut temples...

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 -...

Ravana Phadi, Aihole

Aihole - the ancient capital of Chalukya dynasty - contains more than 125 temples and many among these temples are cut in the rock....

Pitalkhora Caves

OOnce upon a time, more than 2000 years ago Pitalkhora Caves belonged to largest temple complexes of Buddhists in India and nowadays this is...

Bagh Caves

One of the most surprising monuments of ancient Buddhist art is found in remote, collapsing Bagh Caves. Here in 1818 were discovered significant monuments...

Aurangabad Caves

The not so far Ajanta Caves and Ellora Caves have overshadowed the values of another complex of beautiful cave temples - Aurangabad Caves. Aurangabad Caves...

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....