KONARK TEMPLE

Constructed in 1255 C.E

24 Wheels Pulled by 7 Horses

Had a 52 Ton Magnet at the Top

The temple was also known as Black Pagoda or Kaala Pagoda by the European sailors, as the temple was dark in colour and a major landmark for the sailors.

 

Wheels of temple are actually Sun Dials. Precise Time can be calculated by the shadow cast by the spokes 

 Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

Designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926)

Construction began in 1882 and it is incomplete till today

The mosaic on the roof of Sagrada Familia is designed to reflect the moonlight.

The church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Designed to represent Nature, with columns as trees and various creatures have hidden throughout the basilica.

Bayon Temple Cambodia

Built in the  early 13th century

State temple of the Mahayana Hindu King Jayavarman VII

Bayon is a richly decorated Khmer temple

Unlike most Khmer temples, the Bayon is not surrounded by a moat and walls with gopura entrance gates

The Bayon is best known for the mysterious faces on its many towers

  • Angkor Wat was built between 1220 and 802 AD

  • Bas-reliefs at Angkor Wat read counterclockwise, another indication that the temple is associated with funeral rituals

  • Five million tons of sandstone was used to build the religious site

  • Khmer bricks were bonded together almost invisibly by using a vegetable compound rather than mortar.

  • Angkor Wat faces the west which is unusual when compared to similar temples in the region

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