Religious Structure

Chartres Cathedral - UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Chartres Cathedral

Country: France | Type: Cultural | Theme: Christian, Religious Structure Introduction to Chartres Cathedral Located in north-central France in the city of the same name, Chartres Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral considered among the best examples of High Gothic architecture in France. Built between 1193 and 1250, it is lauded by secular tourists for its architecture and by Christian pilgrims who travel …

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Distant view of Amiens Cathedral, France

Amiens Cathedral

Country: France | Type: Cultural | Theme: Christian, Religious Structure  Introduction to Amiens Cathedral Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981, Amiens Cathedral – along with Chartres and Reims – is one of three 13th Century High Gothic churches in France. The largest cathedral in the country, Amiens was built to house the head of St. John the Baptist, retrieved from Constantinople …

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Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System- World Heritage Site

Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System

Country: China | Type: Cultural | Theme: Public Works, Religious Structure  Introduction to Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System The Dujiangyan Irrigation System is distinctive because it functions without utilizing dams and is therefore a masterful work of water preservation engineering in China. The system utilizes the slope of the land from the northwest to southeast, the water table, regional topography, and …

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Borobudur Temple

Country: Indonesia | Type: Cultural | Theme: Buddhist, Religious Structure Introduction to Borobudur Temple The Borobudur Temple Compounds are a collection of three Buddhist Temples located in Central Java, Indonesia. They are located about 40km north of Jogjakarta in an elevated area between the two volcanoes, the Sundoro-Sumbing and the Merbabu-Merapi and between the Progo and the Elo Rivers. . The spectacular temples …

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Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur

Country: Bangladesh | Type: Cultural | Theme: Archaeological, Buddhist, Religious Structure  Introduction to the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur Situated 5 km west of Jamalganj and close to Jaipurhat and Bogra in the Greater Rajshahi District, the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur village was once the biggest Buddhist monastery south of the Himalayas. It is also one of only two historic sites in Bangladesh with UNESCO World Heritage …

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Prambanan Temple

Country: Indonesia | Type: Cultural | Theme: Hindu, Religious Structure  Introduction to Prambanan Temple Prambanan Temple is situated 18km east of Yogyakarta city in Central Java. It is the largest Hindu temple compound in Indonesia and is dedicated to Trimurti, the three highest gods in Hinduism. It is known locally as the Loro Jongrang temple, after the nearby village, or the temple of …

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Churches of Moldavia

Country: Romania | Type: Cultural | Theme: Christian, Religious Structure Introduction to the Churches of Moldavia The Churches of Moldavia are a site featuring eight Romanian Orthodox churches in northern Moldavia dating from the 15th and 16th Centuries. These churches are: Key Facts Inscribed:1993Nearest City:SuceavaProvince:MoldaviaCoordinates: Lat: 47.7783, Long: 25.7127Accessibility:ModerateServices:Basic Highlights

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Longmen Grottoes

Country: China | Type: Cultural | Theme: Buddhist, Religious Structure  Introduction to Longmen Grottoes The history of the stone engravings at the Longmen Grottoes began when Emperor Xianwen changed the capital to Luoyang from Northern Wei in 493. Work carried on until the Ming Dynasty, over 400 years later. The peak of the creation of the rock carvings was from the latter 400s …

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Mount Huangshan

Country: China | Type: Mixed | Theme: Mountain, Natural Landscape, Religious Structure  Introduction to Mount Huangshan Mount Huangshan is well-known for its spectacular scenery and is therefore possibly the most famous mountain in China. It is home to magnificent grotesquely-shaped formations of rocks as well as forests. The natural beauty is magnified by natural mists and clouds. The area around Mount Huangshan is also …

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