Instagrams of the Week: Monuments

July 31, 2015 Mark Bonington

Wherever there are great sights to be seen, our travellers are there to explore them. This week we’re taking a closer look at some of the world’s most famous monuments. Dedicated to gods, men or moments in history, they reflect the artistic and historical heritage of their culture. Scroll down to span centuries and continents, and to see some of humanity’s architectural achievements.

Majestic shot from #gadv traveller @m_crider311 showing the Temple of Edfu. One of Egypt’s best-preserved monuments, it was constructed during the Greco-Roman era and dedicated to the god Horus.

Wat Rong Khun, known as the “White Temple”, in the Chiang Rai Province, Thailand. Brilliant shot by @san5_ser1f, showing the distinctive and fantastical sculpture.

The intricate Meenakshi Amman Temple in India, captured by traveller @tomwjsimpson. Containing over 33,000 statues, this Hindu temple is dedicated to the goddess Parvati and her consort Shiva.

The towering Temple of the Great Jaguar amongst the ruins of Tikal, Guatemala. It is also known as the Temple of Ah Cacao, named after the Mayan ruler who is buried here. An epic capture by #gadv traveller @jaysalleh.

Our week celebrating the monuments of the world wouldn’t be complete without Machu Picchu! Here is the famous Incan site in all its sun-drenched glory, snapped by @lyxnoey.

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