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10 ~ Wonder how many bricks to build Delhi's Qutub Minar?

Tallest brick minaret in the world

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Love at the Qutub Minar the options for the 4 entranceways. Which one was I? Queue for high value ticket holders - Gents.


Even with the high midday winter’s sun, the colours as you can see during the 30 minutes here (1.40pm / 13:40 to 2.10pm / 14:10) were still good for photography.

Here is the link to Tripsavvy:

Qutab Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world, is an incredible example of early Indo–Islamic architecture. It was built in 1206, but the reason remains a mystery. Some believe that it was made to signify victory and the beginning of Muslim rule in India, while others say it was used to call the faithful to prayer. The tower has five distinct stories, and is covered with intricate carvings and verses from the holy Quran.


Delhi's Qutub Minar is the tallest brick minaret in the world and one of the most popular monuments in India. Its rather dizzying height of 238 feet (72.5 meters) could be the size of a modern 20 story high-rise residential building! The monument's stark, soaring appearance evokes a sense of mystery, as do the extensive Hindu and Muslim ruins around it. The ruins reflect the violent end of Hindu reign in Delhi in the late 12th century and takeover by the Muslims. In recognition of its historical importance, the Qutub Minar complex was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993.


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Posted by bruceontour 23:55 Archived in India Tagged qutub_minar

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