Sites that have an octagonal shape (eight sides)
World Heritage Sites connected to 'Octagons':
Aachen Cathedral Octagonal chamberAgra Fort Musamman Burj, a large, octagonal tower with a balcony facing the Taj MahalAncient Nara Nan'end? and Hoku'end? of Kofukuji, Nara are octagonal hallsAncient villages of Northern Syria "an octagon surrounds the base of the column at the top of which Saint Simeon spent many years in prayer." (AB ev)Avignon Tower des Chiens Bali Subak system Pura Pegulingan - octagonal stupa (AB ev)Belfries Menen and BrugesBlenheim Palace Elaborate octagonal ceiling in Green Drawing RoomCastel del Monte Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Octagonal central domeChurch of the Ascension, Kolomenskoye Octagonal bodyChurches of Chiloé AB Evaluation "The tower is the dominating vertical feature, both as a religious element supporting the Cross and also as a beacon for sailors. are of two or three storeys, with hexagonal or octagonal drums to reduce wind resistance"Florence Baptistry; Santa Maria degli Angeli ChurchFortifications of Vauban Neuf-Brisach was built as an octagonGamzigrad-Romuliana The fortifications have octagonal towersGarden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz Pagoda in the english-chinese garden at palace OranienbaumGraz Bell Tower at the SchlossbergHarar Church of Medhanie AlemHoryu-ji Area YumedonoHué Tien Mu PagodaHumayun's Tomb Isa Khan buildingHwaseong Fortress "Seonodae is an octagonal, steep-stepped, black brick platform directly adjacent to Seojangdae at the crest of Paldalsan when heading uphill from Hwaseomun. From here, archers could attack assailants in a wide range of directions and facing downhill, too." - wikiImperial Palace Octagonal Palace at Shenyang Imperial PalaceIstanbul German Fountain in the northern end of the old hippodrome (Sultanahmet Square) has an octagonal domeKandy Temple of Tooth in KandyKew Gardens PagodaKinderdijk Some of the mills have an octagonal planKoguryo Tombs "There is a temple site of a large scale called the Site of Jongrung Temple 120 meters away from the Tomb of King Tongmyong. This is the site of one-pagoda-three- building temple type unique to Koguryo which had its main buildings in the north, east and west with an octagonal pagoda as its core." - nomination fileLongobards in Italy Campanille of the Sanctuary of Monte Sant'Angelo is octagonal; linkMaritime Greenwich The Time Ball which has dropped to mark Greenwich Mean time 1pm sits on top of the Octagon roomMonasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios Main church of Nea Moni of ChiosMonastery of Batalha Capelas Imperfeitas Mountain Resort, Chengde Sarira 9 story pagoda Mudejar Architecture of Aragon
Cupola of the Cathedral in TeruelNesvizh Wiki: "The ch?teau's corners were fortified with four octagonal towers." ; linkOld City of Jerusalem Dome of the RockPetäjävesi Old Church octagonal domeRavenna Basilica of San VitaleRoutes of Santiago de Compostela in France Octagonal bell tower Saint Sernin Toulouse; linkSaltaire New Mill: Italianate style square chimney with round headed openings and octagonal lanternSelimiye Mosque The amalgamation of the main hall forms a fused octagon with the dome-covered square (wiki)Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple (Dabotap Pagoda) "Four stone square pillars support the pagoda's first roof, where is built a square stone railing. Inside the railing is the body of the pagoda, and above it, standing on the second octagonal-shaped roof surrounded by an octagonal stone railing, are eight bamboo-shaped stone pillars support the octagonal-shaped lotus stone carved with sixteen petals. Above it eight stone pillars support the third octagonal-shaped roof." - wikiSoltaniyeh Split CathedralStudley Royal Park Octagon Tower ; linkSummer Palace Hall of Buddhist Incense Tower of Hercules TopVenice and its Lagoon Church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei FriariWest Lake West Lake's Leifeng and Liuhe Pagodas are octagonal
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