Tuesday, September 21, 2021

LANDMARKS INDIA

Lotus Temple, New Delhi

A recent architectural marvel of the Bahai faith, this marble temple is in the form of a blossoming lotus. Completed in 1986, its main hall is designated as a place of meditation. The temple...

India Gate, New Delhi

This 42-meter high structure is located on the other end of Rajpath from the Rashtrapati. Also designed by Lutyens as a war memorial, it has the names of Indian soldiers who died in World...

Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi

The official residence of the President of India was built on Raisina Hill near Parliament House. This magnificent sandstone building was designed by Lutyens as the home of the British Viceroys of India. It...

Qutab Minar

Qutab Minar Qutab-ud-din Aibak, founder of the first of the five dynasties known as the Delhi Sultanate, built this earliest surviving Islamic structure in India. Located about 9 miles south of Connaught Place in Delhi,...

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal - Wonder of the World Taj Mahal, a mausoleum that was built on the southern bank of the Yamuna (Jumna) River, outside Agra in India, by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his...

LANDMARKS HONG KONG

The Jamia Mosque of Hong Kong

“It’s an oasis.” That’s how a Tunisian woman named Leila described the mosque when I interviewed her for a short student documentary in 2009, along with my University of Hong Kong classmates Teracy Wang,...

Victoria Peak

VICTORIA PEAK Location: 1 Lugard Road, Hong Kong Web: The Peak One of the most famous of all the landmarks in Hong Kong, the top of Victoria Peak is connected by the regular Peak Tram, which offers a...

Star Ferry

Star Ferry Location: Star Ferry Pier, Edinburgh Place, Hong Kong Tel: +852.2367.7065 Web: Star Ferry  Dorabjee Naorojee  Mithaiwala, an Indian was the founder of “Kowloon Ferry Company”. The first ferry was started in 1888 between Hong Kong island...