Top Unique Architectural Constructions in Asia

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Top unique architectural constructions in Asia
Top unique architectural constructions in Asia

Asia owns a lot of beautiful architecture and great constructions, each of which is closely associated with the long-standing culture of each country. After that, we together admire some of the outstanding constructions in Asia that are considered to be the pride of these Asian nations.

They are Petronas Twin Towers (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), Great Wall (China), Taj Mahal (Agra, India), Kansai Airport (Osaka, Japan), Taipei 101 Tower (Taiwan), Gardens by the Bay (Singapore), Elephant Tower (Bangkok, Thailand), World Financial Center (Shanghai, China), Tokyo Sky Tree Tower (Japan) and Ryugyong Hotel (Pyongyang, Korea).

Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Petronas Twin Towers are typical Malaysian buildings. The twin towers were designed by the architect Cesar Pelli. The structure of the towers symbolic of the Islamic culture. The impressive feature of this construction is the skybridge that is 170 meters high and 158 meters long, connecting two towers. It would be interesting to know that one of the two towers is slightly tilted compared to the vertical position.

Petronas Twin Towers
Petronas Twin Towers

The Great Wall, China

The Great Wall of China is a magnificent construction with the length of 8,850 kilometers and built during 2,000 years, beginning in 475 BC. Beijing International Airport is the nearest airport to visit the Great Wall.

Great Wall, China
Great Wall, China

Taj Mahal, Agra, India

The Taj Mahal, which is located in Agra city in the state of Utar Pradesh, is considered a symbol of eternal love between the Emperor Shah Jahan and the Queen Mumtaz Mahal. The temple was built of many kinds of white precious stones in a large space, which emphasizes the pure beauty of the temple. It took 20 years  (from 1632 to 1653)to complete Taj Mahal.

Taj Mahal, Agra, India
Taj Mahal, Agra, India

Kansai Airport, Osaka, Japan

Kansai International Airport is designed to be built on an artificial island in Osaka, Japan. Seeing from the above, you will admire a grandiose structure with the transportation routes connecting the island and the airport. Kansai is also the largest international airport in Japan.

Kansai Airport, Osaka, Japan
Kansai Airport, Osaka, Japan

Taipei 101 Tower, Taiwan

Taipei 101 was the tallest building in the world from 2004 to 2010 before Burj Khalifa with the height of 509 meters was inaugurated in Dubai. This work was voted one of seven new wonders and one of the seven tectonic wonders of the world by Newsweek and Discovery.

Taipei 101 Tower, Taiwan
Taipei 101 Tower, Taiwan

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Chosen as the “Architecture of the Year” by the World Association of Architects, Garden by the Bay in Singapore draws the attention of a number of people, especially tourists from other places.

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore
Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Located in Marina Bay, Garden by the Bay is one of the key projects in Singapore that have a great contribution to transforming the capital of Singapore into a biosphere garden with a huge garden that has an area of 101 hectares. Opened first in 2012, with a total investment of $ 1 billion SGD, Gardens by the Bay includes three separate gardens, Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central, each of which has their own features and overlooks the harbor. The park is home to 226 thousand of plants such as one-thousand-year olive tree from Spain and Chilean cabbage.

Elephant Tower, Bangkok, Thailand

It is possible that Elephant Tower is not regarded as the most beautiful architecture but its unique features are undeniable, especially in terms of the meaning of the elephant for Thailand. This work was designed by the Thai architect named Chaiseri and simulates the shape of an elephant with four legs, eyes and tusks.

Elephant Tower, Bangkok, Thailand
Elephant Tower, Bangkok, Thailand

World Financial Center, Shanghai

Shanghai Financial Center is a skyscraper which was built in 1997 by the Kohn Pedersen Fox architecture firm. The building with 101 floors is 492 meters high. This tower was completed in 2008. Shanghai Center Shanghai is the tallest tower in China and ranked the fourth in the world.

World Financial Center, Shanghai
World Financial Center, Shanghai

Tokyo Sky Tree Tower, Japan

Tokyo Sky Tree is the pride of Japanese people. With a height of 634 meters, this is the tallest broadcasting tower in the world with the special steel architecture that can withstand the effect of earthquakes. Tokyo Sky Tree can sustain an earthquake measuring 8 on the richter scale. This was demonstrated during the earthquake in Japan in March 2012.

Tokyo Sky Tree Tower, Japan
Tokyo Sky Tree Tower, Japan

Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang, Korea

This construction was started in 1987 but has not been completed yet because of economic problems. The Ryugyong Hotel is shaped like a pyramid. The hotels consists of three wings that form a 75 angle. Each wing is 100 meters long and 18 meters wide and meets each other at one point. Until now,  it cannot be said for sure when the Ryugyong hotel will be completed and come into use.

Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang, Korea
Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang, Korea