Rich in history and culture, India has so many various architecture. The Channakeshava temple is one of the best Hoysalan Temples I have visited in South India. It’s located 35 km from Mysuru. After seeing the pictures of this intricate architectural glory, I put it as the number one must-visit spot in my South India bucket list. I stayed in Bangalore for a couple of day so I thought of making a day trip to the temple.
In India, although there is a complete train network but it wasn’t easy to plan your trip especially when you have limited time, because you never know whether the train would be on time. I’ve made a post on Stackexchange website for the possibility to do a day trip to the temple from Bangalore.
Today I’d like to give my dear Steemit friends some tips to get to the temple from Bangalore city and show you how wonderful this architectural masterpiece is.
Continue reading The marvelous Chennakesava temple of Indian Hoysala dynasty 南印度的古老庙宇
When I arrived in Morocco, I was told that there are no active mosques in Morocco that non Muslims are allowed to freely access. Some of them allow non-Muslim tourists to visit courtyard. There are a couple in Fes which you can look in, but not step over the threshold. As an architecture enthusiast, I was slightly disappointed at first.
Luckily there are a couple of madrasas that you can look around. I’ve spent some time wandering around in Fes Medina and have spotted some great architectures.
Today I’d love to share with dear Steemit friends some Islamic architectures with details.
Continue reading Sahrij Medersa, a summary of all wonderful things of Islamic architecture. 一座伊斯兰建筑精美典范
After getting lost in the Medina of Fes, let me show you the amazing Moorish park and ruins outside Fes old town.
Fes old town is charming and unique. It was interesting to explore inside the narrow streets. However it was also overcrowded and chaotic, full of fake guides everywhere. It didn’t bother me that much but I heard some complaints from fellow travelers in Fes. Don’t get discouraged by it. I think its charm and countless beautiful mosques certainly outweigh the certain hassles. Plus, I spent a day exploring places outside the Medina and did find some lovely spots as well. Do check them out if you are looking for some quieter places to go when you travel to Fes.
Continue reading Jardin Jnan Sbil – an Oasis of Peace near the bustling Medina of Fes 北非的摩尔花园和废墟
Arab architecture has always fascinated me, with its unique geometric and interlace patterned ornaments. I always dreamed to visit those a far away Arab world.
There are many good flight connections from Belgium to Morocco, so I started my Arab adventure in Morocco and hopefully I can visit more Arab countries in the future. Morocco is quite developed in the tourism industry. I was joking with friends that every riad (a garden that is applied to town houses built round a central courtyard) becomes a guesthouse in the medina (old town) of the major Moroccan cities and everyone is doing something associated with tourism.
Today I’m going to show my dear Steemit friends to Fes city.
Continue reading Lost in Fes, an ancient Labyrinth town in Morocco 迷失在摩洛哥非斯