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Amazing Architectural Wonders that are Unknown

In a world full of technology, computers, cell phones, skyscrapers, people sometimes forget and miss some of the most amazing architectures in the world that would take anyone’s breath away.

We have all heard the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal. But what about the other architectural wonders that are undiscovered by the crowds?

I made a list from the most beautiful and unknown architectures in the world. Take a look and tell me if you found any  favorite ones.

Fort Derawar, Bahawalpur, Pakistan

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It’s a fortress with monumental proportions, the 40 bastions of Derawar stunning rise over the desert in an impressive formation. Together, the strong walls run along a perimeter of 1500 meters and reach 30 meters in height. It is a magnificent structure in the middle of the Cholistan Desert.
Palace of Parliament, Bucharest, Romania

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The largest and most expensive civil government building in the world, the Palace of Parliament is truly an unknown wonder. “Built by the hated Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu, the building is so large that it is difficult to take a picture that does justice to its scale,” the user of Quora Jann Hoke, a lawyer who worked on the site in the mid-90s.
Erected in 1984, the neoclassical style building has 12 floors (with eight floors underground) and about 3100 rooms in an area of 330 thousand square meters.

Great Mosque of Djenne, Mali

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Built in 1907, the Great Mosque of Djenne is the world’s largest clay structure, built almost entirely of mud brick burned by the sun, sand and gypsum and clay mortar.

It is considered one of the greatest achievements of so-called Sudanese architecture and received the title of UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.

The three mosque minarets are decorated with palm leaves tied, which also serve as steps for annual repairs – a tradition that has become a local festival in April and May.

Chand Baori, Abhaneri, India

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One of the forgotten monuments of India, Chand Baori in Rajasthan, is a spectacular square pit that descends over 13 floors, walls lined with stairs that go deep for 30 meters to reach the lowest point, where there is a pool of water green.

Built by King Chanda, the Nikumbha Dynasty, between 800 and 900 BC, Chand Baori is designed to be practical and at the same time beautiful. Because of the well casing, the fund remains cooler than the surface, something fundamental in the hot and arid landscape of Rajasthan.

Great Wall of India

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The Great Wall of India, also known by the name Kumbhalgarh is the second biggest wall in the world, behind the famous Chinese construction. Located in Rajasthan, the building has up to 4.5 meters thick in some areas. It extends for 36 km and has seven fortified gates.
Rana Kumbha, a local monarch, ordered the wall in 1443 to protect your fortress located on a nearby mountain.

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Isfahan, Iran

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Located in Naqsh-e Jahan Square in the city of Isfahan, the stunning and elegant mosque was built between 1603 and 1619 during the reign of Shah Abbas 1st. The temple is named after the monarch’s father, Sheikh Lotfollah, Lebanese and revered scholar of Islam.

The mosque is unique for not minarets and a central courtyard. “This is probably due to the fact that the mosque was never built for public use, but rather to serve as a place of prayer for women of the harem of the Shah”

 

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