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The temples in Bangkok

Other Temples in Bangkok

In addition to the popular and world-famous temples of Bangkok, the city still has many of the interesting places of worship that most guides fail to mention.

Wat Benchamabopit (the Marble temple)

Wat Benchamabophit (Wat Benchamabophit) is one of the most beautiful and popular monasteries of Bangkok, being at the same time and most modern city temple. It was designed by the son of Rama IV and was built during the reign of Rama V, during the second half of the XIX century, made of marble, which is not very characteristic of Thai construction.

Construction began in 1901 during the reign of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V). For the construction of ubosot Scotism in style, with three-tiered roof was used white Carrara marble for a lot of money delivered from Italy. The building combines both Thai and European features.

In the courtyard of the temple, there are more than 50 Buddha statues, which resemble the famous statues from various countries and provinces. In the main hall stored the ashes of King Chulalongkorn.

In the Park of the monastery, in the pool, live the sacred turtle – symbol of longevity, while in the channel flowing through the temple grounds, is home to the giant catfish is a sacred fish.

If you exit the Temple and visit the channel, you will see a small platform with the drums is an ancient type of hours. The monks responsible for the time, Continue reading

Prehistoric wonder

Prehistoric miracle or how to begin the history of architecture
Thomas Hardy
Tess d’Erbervill killed her seducer. She runs to Angel Clare. The clouds seemed to be hovering over his head, it was dark. In the dark, they nearly ran into some giant structure. Single colonies were completely alone, others were connected with stone slabs, and the majority was on the ground.
Thomas Hardy led the heroes of his famous novel to the ruins of Stonehenge – an ancient mysterious buildings, located not far from London.
Traveling letom 1882 in Brittany, Maupassant saw a field dotted with stones of Karnak. The stones seemed to be alive, “the giant, the tiny, square, oblong, flat, like skinny or big-bellied body. Among them are lost.” This is also a mysterious constructions of the Stone Age, only in France.
Megaliths (translated as “big rocks” or, more precisely, “the construction of large stones”) are scattered over a huge area of ​​our planet, all over the world except Australia. They can be seen in England, France, Denmark, Spain, Greece, Asia Minor, Palestine, East and North Africa, India, Indonesia, Laos, Burma, China, Korea and Japan. They are found mainly in the coastal areas. They can be seen in the Caucasus, in Abkhazia. Once they have been widely distributed in the Kuban. They were erected in the time of the Chalcolithic and Bronze Age, in the III – II millennium BC, in some Continue reading

Old buildings in the world

Age structure of the population of the world

The human age is the period from his birth to a particular measured point in his life. Because at different stages of their life perform different economic, social and demographic features, in demography adopted different classifications (groups) ages – as more detailed and more generalized. The number of fractional classifications belongs, for example, the following

DYNAMICS OF AGE STRUCTURE OF THE POPULATION OF THE WORLD

In fact, such a classification and is the basis for the allocation and calculation of human contingents that are related to preschool, school, marriage, recruiting, election, reservist, reproductive (all over the world women of this age are more than 1.5 billion), working age, pension and other ages. Of particular importance among these categories is the division of people into three groups: dorogobuzova (gorbachevo), working (working) and posleprodazhnogo (after their work) ages. The boundaries between them can be performed in different ways. For example, in Russia, persons working age includes men aged 16 to 59 and women aged 16 to 54 years (inclusive), and in most foreign countries consider able-bodied men and women aged from 16 to 65 years.

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The Architecture Of Ancient Japan
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Reims Cathedral
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