9 architectural wonders of Asia
The forbidden city in Beijing and the monastery in the Himalayas, which once traveled on a flying tiger. This time we talk about the 9 wonders of architecture that are visited by millions of people around the world.
Taj Mahal in India
The Taj Mahal in Agra, in Northern India, is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and is considered one of the 7 New Wonders of the World, which is visited by more than seven million people every year. In translation, the Taj Mahal means “the crown of all palaces” (“Crown of the Palaces”), representing the mausoleum of white marble, facing the sacred Yamuna River. The Taj Mahal was built between 1632 and 1648 by order of the Mongol emperor Shah-Jahan, who thus paid tribute to the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. The remains of the couple are kept in an underground crypt, and at the entrance the museum is surrounded by a marble balustrade with precious stones laid out on top.
the great Wall of China
Over 13,000 miles long and 2,600 years of rich history. The Great Wall of China is the longest man-made structure on earth, which was once guarded by more than a million guards. Built during the reign of the first Chinese emperor and founder of the Qin Qin Shi Huang dynasty, conceived as a barrier between China and the attacks of the nomadic groups of the Eurasian steppe. The construction of the Great Wall has a significant history of suffering, because more than a million workers died during its construction. One of the 7 new wonders of the world, “The wall is ten thousand miles long”, as it is called in China, annually attracts more than 16 million tourists. Interesting fact? The Great Wall of China is not visible from space, but the Pyramids of Giza are visible, as the astronauts say.
the great Wall of China
Forbidden City in Beijing
The Forbidden City, the green heart of the capital of China, symbolizes the wealth and innovation of the Ming Dynasty. Built in the XV century, it was the home of Chinese emperors for more than 600 years, and the entrance to the complex was granted only with the permission of the emperor. Known today as the Palace Museum, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is believed to be the largest palace in the world, occupying more than 72 hectares. From the wooden palace to the green gardens, a visit to the Forbidden City will definitely be unforgettable.
Angkor Wat in Cambodia
The temple in the depths of the Cambodian jungle, architecture, seen through the thick woods of Siem Reap, surrounding the temple moats, symbolizing the ocean and mountain buildings praising the gods – this view is breathtaking. It is the largest Hindu temple in the world, erected at the beginning of the XII century by King Suroyavarman II.
Petra in Jordan
At the end of the narrow Siq gorge, the ancient city of Peter looks like a light at the end of the tunnel. Tucked away in the Jordanian desert, the city is one of the 7 new wonders of the world. The tombs and temples carved into the pink sandstone rock are the last relics of the Nabataean kingdom dating back to 300 BC. er One of the most impressive places to visit in Jordan is considered to be the ruins of Al Khazneh, known as the “Treasury” about 150 feet high. According to popular belief, there was carved a priceless treasure, which is located in the urn in the wall, which can not be pierced. Many tried to show signs of bullets in the wall …
Wat Samphran in Amphu San Pra
A giant green dragon spiraling a red tower. This is not a hallucination, but a monument found 25 miles from Bangkok. A little-known miracle, Wat Samprhon is actually a Buddhist temple, opened in 1985. It is possible to pass through the dragon’s body, and inside the temple, countless treasures and a giant Buddha statue await visitors.
Grand Palace in Bangkok
The Grand Palace is one of the most beautiful temples in the capital of Thailand. The Grand Palace in Bangkok, built in 1782 by Rama I, the founder of the Chakri dynasty, has more than 100 majestic monuments, halls, frescoes and statues. The most impressive feature of the palace is undoubtedly the emerald Buddha, towering over the temple.
Paro Taksang in Bhutan
Located in the Himalayas at 10,000 feet above sea level overlooking the Paro valley, Paro Taksang is one of the most famous Buddhist monasteries in Bhutan. To visit this place, you have to follow in the footsteps of such a figure as Guru Padmasabhava, who flew to the monastery on the back of a tiger in the VIII century, thereby earning the monastery the nickname “Tiger’s Nest”.
Imperial Palace Museum in Taipei
The Museum of the Imperial Palace in Taipei is one of Taiwan’s best cultural treasures, located in a mountain woodland where the world’s largest collection of Chinese imperial artifacts and works of art is kept. Together with 1.86 million pieces from the Forbidden City collection, most of the collections collected over the centuries come from the Qing and Song dynasties. The treasures of the Qing Dynasty include the famous Jade cabbage, bronze, jade and Tibetan manuscripts made in pure gold.