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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

The Architecture Of Ancient Japan

The Architecture Of Ancient Japan

Temple architecture of Ancient Japan can be divided into two main types – Shinto and Buddhist. On design features of religious buildings is very strongly influenced by Chinese traditions. However at all times the Japanese as much as possible adapted the buildings to their own culture. The dwelling was rather simple forms and internal relations of the rooms.

The main features of Japanese architecture

• Almost all buildings, the temple and the secular was made from wood. Japan and now is very rich in forests. In the past there were even more. Houses made of logs are allowed to keep the optimal temperature in a relatively hot climate of this country. In addition, wooden structures better withstand earthquakes, which are frequent here. A log house is also quite easy to disassemble and reassemble at the new location.

• Large roof, usually a gable. Japan is a country in which very often there is heavy rain. So the roof had to be as reliable. The impact of Chinese culture manifested in this constructive element in the large curved eaves. However, the Japanese roofs are slightly more finesse. The corners are bent too much – the roof is almost flat.

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Park Kremlin period

Park Kremlin period

In the Kremlin in the coming months will decide the 14-th building, located between the Spassky gates and the Senate Palace. The building of the Soviet period is not included in the register of monuments, and, according to experts, architectural value is not. The vacant place is scheduled to make an archaeological Park or to recreate the buildings of the two monasteries destroyed at the turn of the 20-30-ies of the last century. The oldest of them – miracles – was founded 650 years ago.

The administration of the President of the Russian Federation has extended the message in which, in particular, reads: “pursuant to the instructions of Russian President Vladimir Putin, announced in July last year, the Office of the President of the Russian Federation after carrying out all necessary preparatory work, calculations and consultations, including with representatives of the Ministry of culture of Russian Federation, Institute of archaeology Russian Academy of Sciences and the Russian Commission for UNESCO, made the decision to dismantle the 14th corps”.

We will remind: in the summer of last year Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin hosted a meeting with Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin, the commandant of the Kremlin Sergei Khlebnikov, the rector of Moscow architectural Institute Dmitry Shvidkovsky, and the Deputy Director of Moscow Kremlin Museums Andrei Batalov.

The conversation was about the plans of the Kremlin. Given that the reconstruction of the 14th corps was at an impasse due to severe technical state of the building, the head of state proposed to take the house apart to have an opportunity to recover Continue reading

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