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Old October 30th, 2010, 11:32 PM   #1
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The most difficult buildings in the world!!

Ancient Dokhtar Castle, On top of a huge rock on a mountain, very skillfully built in the form of a polygon in three floors with 14-meter-high wall surrounding it:







Ancient Malek Bahman Castle, on the top of one of the tallest waterfalls in Iran:





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Old October 31st, 2010, 01:39 AM   #2
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There are whole cities build like this....
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Old October 31st, 2010, 03:00 PM   #3
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Where is that Dokhtar castle?
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Old October 31st, 2010, 04:54 PM   #4
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There are whole cities build like this....
Would you please mention some of them? I'm talking about buildings which are difficult to be built, you can certainly find some buildings, even cities, at strategic locations, for example near Dokhtar castle, there is ancient Babak citadel at the top of a 3,000 meters high mount, for almost a long time people lived there but it is not really very difficult to build it:















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Where is that Dokhtar castle?
Northwest of Iran.
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Old October 31st, 2010, 07:44 PM   #5
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Lets see, Meteora monasteries, half a dozen monasteries in Athos Peninsula and most Aegean island cities look similar if not more dizzying
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Lets see, Meteora monasteries, half a dozen monasteries in Athos Peninsula and most Aegean island cities look similar if not more dizzying
Which one do you mean? similar to what? The first two ones, or Babak Castle, or this one in the same region in the northwest of Iran:

Zahhak Castle, built more than 2,000 years ago:







I think Meteora monasteries are similar to these one, not the first two one which have been built very difficulty among the rocks.

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Old October 31st, 2010, 08:28 PM   #7
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Lets see, Meteora monasteries, half a dozen monasteries in Athos Peninsula and most Aegean island cities look similar if not more dizzying
I think what Cyrus is trying to say is that buildings that are built on very steep near-vertical gradients.
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Well then is such a case, building materials and people are hoisted downwards, instead of upwards, so that less labor is required. Also from a tactical point of view, especially the second, Malek Bahman Castle, it is hard to see their usefulness, unless they guarded precious artifacts or sth, and even then, sieging it would be very similar to the construction process.
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Old October 31st, 2010, 09:45 PM   #9
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I totally talk about buildings which were really difficult to build, not those ones which look impressive or are located at impressive locations.
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Old November 1st, 2010, 03:17 PM   #11
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of course Machu Picchu, Peru the 'secret city' at 8000 ft


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Tiger's Nest Monastery, Bhutan, on the edge of a 3000ft cliff:



Hanging Temple, China





Mt Popa, Pagan, Myanmar


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Sumela Trabzon, Turkey





a village in the Tiger Leaping Gorge (10,000 ft deep and twice the depth of the Grand Canyon)



Zhangmu town, Tibet, China, 7500 ft





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Old November 1st, 2010, 05:21 PM   #12
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The spliff fairy, that is really a good post, some of them, especially that hanging temple, seem really difficult to build.
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Old November 1st, 2010, 05:41 PM   #13
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I guess the huge Millennium Dome was very difficult to build:

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The site of Dokhtar looks very scary to me. I would never like to visit that place if that castle wasn't there.
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