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Photo Subject : Historical Sites

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Photos marked as were added from 16 December 2017.


Country
Province
State
Place
Location
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Myanmar
Mingun
 The Mingun Bell is the world's second largest weighing 90 tonnes.
Myanmar
Mingun
 The Sattawya Pagoda.
Myanmar
Sagaing
Kaunghmudan Pagoda
 Close view of the round pagoda.
Myanmar
Pagan
 Pagan covers an area of 40 sq km and is known as the Valley of the 5000 Temples,
Myanmar
Pagan
 Pagan was capital of Burma from 1057 to 1287.
Myanmar
Pagan
 The Serabha Gateway dates from the 9th century AD.
Myanmar
Pagan
 The Mahabodhi Temple was completed in 1234 in the style of an original in Bihar State in India.
Myanmar
Pagan
 Ananda Temple (1091) is one of the largest in Pagan.
Myanmar
Pagan
 Detail of the Ananda Temple.
Myanmar
Pagan
 Pitakat Taik was originally a library for Buddhist scriptures built in 1058.
Myanmar
Pagan
 The Shwegngyi Temple dates from 1131.
Myanmar
Pagan
 The entrance of the Shwegngyi Temple.
Myanmar
Pagan
 The 13th century Thatbyinnyu Temple is the tallest in Pagan at 61m.
Myanmar
Pagan
 The 11th century Mon style Pahtothamya Temple.
Myanmar
Pagan
 Side view of the Pahtothamya Temple.
Myanmar
Pagan
Nat-Hlaung-Kyaung Temple
 The Indian built Nat-Hlaung-Kyaung Temple completed in 931 AD.
Myanmar
Pagan
Nat-Hlaung-Kyaung Temple
 Detail of the temple's elaborate brickwork.
Myanmar
Pagan
Nat-Hlaung-Kyaung Temple
 View from inside the temple.
Myanmar
Pagan
 One of the many unnamed temples scattered around Pagan.
Myanmar
Pagan
 Mimalaung-Kyang Temple (1174).
Myanmar
Pagan
 Temple sign in Burmese at the Mimalaung-Kyang Temple.
Myanmar
Pagan
Gawdawpalin Temple
 Gawdawpalin Temple was built between 1174 and 1211.
Myanmar
Pagan
Gawdawpalin Temple
 The temple is one of the largest structures in Pagan.
Myanmar
Pagan
Gawdawpalin Temple
 Detail of wall carvings.
Myanmar
Pagan
Gawdawpalin Temple
 Sign requesting shoes not to be worn inside the temple.
Myanmar
Pagan
 Stone window of the bat-infested Nanpaya Temple. The temple is Hindu and was built by the Mons.
Myanmar
Pagan
 Pagan is known as the Valley of the 5000 Temples because of the large number of structures.
Myanmar
Pagan
Mingalazedi Temple
 Mingalazedi Temple (1284).
Myanmar
Pagan
Mingalazedi Temple
 Brick stupa.
Myanmar
Pagan
Mingalazedi Temple
 The temple is covered in tiles illustrating the life of the Buddha.
Myanmar
Pagan
Kubyankgyi Temple
 The Mon style Kubyankgyi Temple.
Myanmar
Pagan
Kubyankgyi Temple
 The temple was built in 1113.
Myanmar
Pagan
Kubyankgyi Temple
 View from the top of the temple.
Myanmar
Pagan
Kubyankgyi Temple
 Carvings along the base.
Myanmar
Pagan
 The top of the Manuha Temple.
Myanmar
Pagan
 Abeyadana Temple.
Myanmar
Pagan
 Nagayon Temple.
Myanmar
Pagan
 Typical scene from Pagan, the Valley of the 5000 Temples.
Myanmar
Pagan
Dhammayangyi Temple
 The Dhammayangyi Temple was built in 1160.
Myanmar
Pagan
Dhammayangyi Temple
 The temple has superb brickwork and many hidden passages.
Myanmar
Pagan
Dhammayangyi Temple
 Looking down on the superb brickwork of the temple.
Myanmar
Pagan
Dhammayangyi Temple
 Detail of the brickwork.
Myanmar
Pagan
Dhammayangyi Temple
 View of Pagan at sunset.
Myanmar
Pagan
Dhammayangyi Temple
 Pagan is on a bend of the Irrawady River.
Myanmar
Pagan
  Pagan at sunset.
Myanmar
Pagan
 Schwesandaw Pagoda dates from 1057.
Myanmar
Pagan
 Sulamani Temple.
Myanmar
Pagan
 The Sulamani Temple dates from 1183.
Myanmar
Pagan
 Thambula Temple (1255).
Myanmar
Pagan
 Unrestored temples.
Myanmar
Pagan
Lemyethna Temple
 The white Lemyethna Temple.
Myanmar
Pagan
Lemyethna Temple
 The temple was built in 1222.
Myanmar
Pagan
Lemyethna Temple
 The temple has many colourful Buddhas and frescos.
Myanmar
Pagan
 The 40 sq km of Pagan is scattered with temples.
Myanmar
Pagan
Nandamannyaa Temple
 Nandamannyaa Temple.
Myanmar
Pagan
Nandamannyaa Temple
 Detail of the brickwork.
Myanmar
Pagan
Nandamannyaa Temple
 Buddhist fresco.
Myanmar
Pagan
 Wooden structures in the village of Pagan.
Myanmar
Pagan
 View of Pagan.
Myanmar
Pagan
 Walled enclosures.
Myanmar
Pagan
 Pagan is set among villages and farms.
Namibia
Etosha
 Namutoni Fort was built by Germany in 1899 at Etosha.
Namibia
Petrified Forest
 One of the dozens of fossilised tree trunks in the Petrified Forest. Some are over 30m long.
Namibia
Petrified Forest
 Close up of a cone bearing tree at the Petrified Forest. The site is famous for its 260 million year old fossiled trees.
Namibia
Ui Ais
 Ui Ais contains 30,000 year old petroglyths cut into sandstone.
This flat rock is covered with animals and water symbols (the circles with dots).
Namibia
Ui Ais
 An engraved giraffe at Ui Ais.
Namibia
Ui Ais
 Petroglyphs of a herd of buffalo at Ui Ais.
Namibia
Ui Ais
 Petroglyph of an elephant and a springbok (Ui Ais).
Namibia
Ui Ais
 A group of ostriches and flamingos among the many petorglyphs of Ui Ais.
Namibia
Ui Ais
 Petroglyphs of animals including a giraffe, a rhinosaurus and a lion with prey in its jaws at Ui Ais.
Namibia
Ui Ais
 Ui Ais also contains 6000 year old paintings made by the San people.
The pigments are made from animal blood, ostrich eggs and roots.
Namibia
Ui Ais
 Rock painting of San warrior making a bow at Ui Ais.
Namibia
Ui Ais
 Painting of a man at the San site of Ui Ais.
Namibia
Tsisab Ravine
 A 6000 year old San painting in Tsisab Ravine.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu
Sweta Machhendranath Temple
 The temple dates from the 17th century and is one of the most important in the city.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu
Kumari Mahal
 The Kumari Mahal was built by a king to house a young girl who is worshipped as a living goddess.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu
Kumari Mahal
 Carved column.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu
Kumari Mahal
 Ornately carved window in the palace.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu
Kumari Mahal
 A carved screen window.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu
Durbar Square
 Matalwork on the Taleju Temple.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu
Durbar Square
 Detail of a wooden carving on the Jaganath Mandir.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu
Royal Palace
 Basantapur Tower dominates the Royal Palace.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu
Royal Palace
 The entrance to the palace is guarded by Hanuman, the monkey god.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu
Royal Palace
 The palace was built in 1672.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu
Royal Palace
 The palace consists of many buildings set around several courtyards.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu
Royal Palace
 Carved window.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu
Royal Palace
 Intricate wooden balconies and windows.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu
Royal Palace
 Carved wooden door jamb.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Patan
Durbar Square
 Jagannarayan Temple is the oldest temple in Durbar Square dating from 1565.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Patan
 One of four 2500 year old stupas built by the Indian Emperor, Ashoka.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Patan
Sundari Chowk
 The Sundari Chowk is an ornate building dating from 1670.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Patan
Sundari Chowk
 Detail of the ornate water tank.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Patan
Sundari Chowk
 Elaborate carved pillars in the courtyard.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Patan
Sundari Chowk
 Detail of door and window carvings.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Patan
Hiranya Varna Mahavihar
 The entrance to the Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, a 12th century monastery.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Patan
Hiranya Varna Mahavihar
 The interior of the monastery.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Patan
Hiranya Varna Mahavihar
 The monastery roof is gold plated.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Bodhnath
Bodhnath Stupa
 The stupa dates from the 7th century.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Pashupatinath
 Pashupatinath is the site of Nepal's most important Hindu temple.
Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Pashupatinath
 Erotic carvings based on the Karma Sutra.

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