Fascinating and Weird Mausoleums
Whenever you plan a tour in other countries, be sure you can visit the famous landmark of the country, such as, beautiful and fascinating spots, shopping centers, famous cuisine and delicacy. But have you ever thought, of visiting a graveyard of a famous person, and maybe beautiful and historical landmarks included in the Seven Wonders of the world?If you get the chance of going to India or any part of the world, be sure you visit this fascinating, weird landmarks.
1) Lenin’s Mausoleum, Red Square Russia
Lenin’s tomb found in Red Square, Russia is one of the most fascinating mausoleum in Russia. Architectural and structural are from Egyptian and Persian architecture built in 1924 and million of tourists view the communist revolutionary Lenin’s corpse.
2) City of the Dead in Northern Ossetia, Russia
In Gizel Valley, a rugged and remote area of Northern Ossetia, Caucasus, Russia, a small village is found where buildings stood up made of stone. From some distance, it can be mistaken for a small village. Indeed it is a village but not for the living human beings but for the mummified person, buried and preserved inside the building mad of stone. The mummies wear their best dresses and shoes, with their hair groomed neatly. According to local legend, in 18th century, an epidemic spread in the town of Ossetia, and family members who are very ill were kept isolated in the stone houses, family provide foods and drinks, but are not allowed to go out from the stone house, until death come unto them.
3) Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt
The Great Pyramid was believed to be built by ancient Egyptians to intern the Royal king, queens and their wealth or treasures. The stone catacombs were already empty when found by expeditioner and archeologist, and it is the fact that the Pyramids are burial sites.
The Western necropolis at Giza are for person who have higher rank or position in court of ancient Egypt, the prince and the pyramid builders. The Eastern side of the cemetery are King Khufu’s sons and daughters are buried.
4) Mazar-e-Quaid, Karachi, Pakistan
The famous landmark in Karachi and epic architectural, the Mazar-e-Quaid or National Mausoleum, built in 1060′s in honor of Pakistan’s Muhammad Ali Jinnah, coutry’s beloved founder and hero.
Tomb of Jahangir, Lahore, Pakistan
Mughal Emperor of the 17th century, lies here in this fascinating mausoleum, Lahore landmark in Pakistan, which is their best tourist attraction in Pakistani City.
5) Mausoleum of Khomeni, Tehran, Iran
This marvelous mausoleum was built in 1989. Ayatollah Ruhollah Musawi Khomeni, former supreme leader of Iran, who was very, very popular and loved by his countrymen.
6) Anitkabir, Ankara, Turkey
Tomb of Mausolus, Bodrum, Turkey
The mausoleum of Mausolus of Halicarnassus in Bodrum, Turkey, built between 353 and 350 BC. We owe the term of “mausoleum” to Mausolus, the former Persian Empire Governor, and still an inspiration to modern day period. This site was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. But all now that remain, are ruins of the Mausoleum of Mausolus are left.
The ruins of Mausolus’ Tomb in Bodrum, Turkey
7) Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi, Vietnam
Although the iconic leader of Vietnam wish before his death, that his ashes will be spread all over his beloved country, Vietnam; still they build this great mausoleum in his honor.
Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, Xi’an, Shaonxi Province, China
One of the famous landmark that could not be erased, is the Terracota Army underground mausoleum. The UNESCO World Heritage Site, though it was mellenia old, was discovered in 1974 by farmers of China.
9) Mausoleum of Genghis Khan, Inner Mongolia, China
This beautiful and fascinating mausoleum of Genghis Khan, the famous warlord was built in honor of him. The weird thing , nobody is buried in this tomb, and nobody knew where the remains of Genghis Khan was buried. But the people of Inner Mongolia still awaits to find his body and be buried in his tomb.
Quianling Mausoleum, Quian County, Shaonxi Province
Located outside of Silk Road City of Xi’an, one of the historical burial site of Tang Dynasty in the 17th century. The underground burial site was so amazing and weird because of numerous statues made of hard stone which was discovered in 1974.
10) Mausoleum Of Mao Zedong, China
Mausoleum of Mao Zedong or the famously called Mao Tse Tung, Chairman of Politburo of the Communist Party of China. His mausoleum is located in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, capital of China.
11) Chang Kai -Shek Memorial Hall
The Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Influential member of the Nationalist Party Koumintang (KMT) and Sun Yat-sen’s close ally. He died of heart attack and pneumonia, in 1975 in Taipeh at the age of 87. But Chiang Kai-shek was not buried in Chinese traditional way, but was buried in his former residence in Chiu in Fenghua his native hometown, in respect for his wish before his death.
Afaq Khoja Mausoleum or also called Aba Khoja Mausoleum (Uyghur:Apakh Khoja Mazar), is the Muslim holy site in Xinjiang located 5 km from the center of Kashgar City, in Haoha Village, which also been known as Yaghdu.
12) St. Peter’s Basillica in Vatican City, Rome
Saint Peter, one the 12 Apostles of Jesus, and the first Bishop of Antioch was buried here at the Basillica and named after him. There are 100 tombs located beneath the Basillica, and the Vatican Grotto. Pope John Paul ll was laid to rest here in 2005 of April.
13) Sultan Sharif Ali Mausoleum, Brunei Darrusalam
Sultan Sharif Ali also named as “Sultan Berkat” (Blessed Sultan), was the 3rd Sultan of Brunei. His tomb is located near Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.
Sultan Bolkiah was the 5th Sultan of Brunei Darrusalam.
The Astana Giribangun Mausoleum, the burial site of the Suharto family of in Central Java in Indonesia, a tourist attraction now, in a traditional island, near the Mangkunegaran Royal Cemetery Complex.
14) King Cyrus the Great of Persia
This tomb was discovered in an ancient city of Persia, Pasargadae, and believed that King Cyrus the Great was buried here. Batrakatas, traced the origin from the source of name or origin from a Greek translation of an old Persian Pathragada, in which they don’t know the meaning.
15) Mausoleum of Three Great National Leader, Bangladesh
The three great leader’s tomb of Bangladesh, A.K. Fazlul Huq, Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, and Khwaja Nazimuddin, at Suhrawardy Udyan, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The mausoleum are maintained as National Historical park and set up with eternal flames as symbolic freedom in 1996.
16) Mausoleum of Momine Khatun, Nakhchivan City, Azebaijan
Mausoleum of Momine Khatun, a poet of Azerbaijian and playwright of the 2oth century. The mausoleum is located in Nakchivan City, the capital of Nachivan Autonomous Republic in Azerbaijan.
Mausoleum of Molla Panakh Vagif, Susha Town, Azerbaijan
The Vagif mausoleum was built in his honor, Molla Panah Vagif, a poet, statesman and a diplomat and Foreign Affairs’ Minsiter in the Karabakh Khanate, region of Azerbaijan.
17) Mausoleum of Saladin, Damascus, Syria
The resting place and grave site of medieval leader, Ayyubid Sultan Saladin built in 1196 located in Damascus, Syria.
18) St George Church: Oplenac Royal Mausoleum, Serbia
This historical grave site of the Serbian Karadordevic Royal family located in Central Serbia, near the town of Topola. It is also known as St George Church, and the Oplenac foundation was named after King Peter the 1st of Yugoslavia.
19)Mausoleum of Gol Gumbaz, Bijapur, India
The mausoleum of Mohammed Adil Shah, Gol Gumbaz, is the second largest dome after Byzantine Hagia Sophia. The tomb is located in Bijapur City or Vijapur in Kamataka, southern India.
Burial site of Bahauddin Makbara, located in India.
20) Taj Mahal, Agra, India
The Taj Mahal was a spectacular famous mausoleum from the Ancient Wonder to Modern world. This is a world masterpiece and treasure of architectural, in the 17th century. The mausoleum was built in honor of Mumtaz Mahal, beloved wife of Mughai Emperor Shah Jahan.