The marvelous Chennakesava temple of Indian Hoysala dynasty 南印度的古老庙宇

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.

今天我要介绍一个南印度有名的印度教寺庙,Channakeshava。这座匠心独运的寺庙是我在南印度看到的最精致的一座。它离印度南部的主要城市迈索尔35公里,从迈索尔可以搭公车过去。如果说北印度是殖民的历史,可以很多波斯帝国影响的建筑,南印度可以看到更多印度教的历史和建筑。我是从班加罗市区Channakeshava寺庙的。印度有很密集的火车网,但是印度火车经常晚点,所以其实很难计划行程,尤其是赶时间的话。

我想要分享从班加罗过去的交通和Channakeshava寺庙的美丽细节。

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Sahrij Medersa, a summary of all wonderful things of Islamic architecture. 一座伊斯兰建筑精美典范

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.

当我到达摩洛哥的时候,才知道这里的清真寺是不对非穆斯林游客开放的。有很少一些破例可以接受游客观赏中庭,但是大部分是很严格的。游客只能站在外面看,自然也看不出什么细节。我听了真是有点失望,本来此行是为了看建筑的。

还好,在非斯城里有一些伊斯兰学校可以参观,很多清真寺但从外观看上去也是非常精美,在古城逛了几天,也是收获多多,在这里我跟你们分享我在非斯看到的一些我很喜欢的建筑,希望你们也喜欢。

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Jardin Jnan Sbil – an Oasis of Peace near the bustling Medina of Fes 北非的摩尔花园和废墟

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.

今天我继续向大家介绍摩洛哥的非斯。在昨天的帖子里,看到了非斯的繁忙老城。

非斯的老城区非常聒噪,有很多叫卖的小贩,以及拉着你要当导游的,加上迷宫一样的小街,经常找不到路。我还挺喜欢这种热闹的氛围,对此并没有太大的困扰。但是到时候挺旅社里面有很多抱怨这个有点过于商业化的老城区。但是你们可不要听到这个就不想来非斯了,我觉得这里美丽的清真寺和羊肠小道还是完全盖过他的不足。而且走出古城,非斯新城也有很多安静的地方。

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Lost in Fes, an ancient Labyrinth town in Morocco 迷失在摩洛哥非斯

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.

今天跟我来看看摩洛哥著名的古城,非斯。

我一直觉得阿拉伯的建筑非常神秘和精美,那些马赛克瓷砖和对称的图案都很吸引人。所以我想去阿拉伯国家好好看看。

比利时有很多摩洛哥的移民,从这里飞去摩洛哥方便有便宜,于是我把摩洛哥作为我初探阿拉伯国家的第一站,希望未来有更多机会探索这个陌生的文化。摩洛哥作为第一站其实很理想,这个北非国家的旅游业发展的不错,每年有很多游客来摩洛哥。我跟朋友们开玩笑说,摩洛哥很多古城里面的老房子都变成了民宿。比如非斯,大部分年轻人都从事旅游业。加上这里很多年轻人都会说法语,交流并没有障碍。

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