A staircase is one of the best architectural miracles that humanity has created. We often forget how useful they can get. They have been around for a long time and have helped us overcome height both small and big. Staircases have incredible designs, and some are carved in places you can’t possibly imagine.
The following are some of the most famous stairways around the world:
Chand Baori is located in Rajasthan, and it is one of the largest and deepest wells in India. As there was water scarcity in Rajasthan, Chand Baori was constructed to store water for a long time. The well extends to 100 ft and has about 3500 steps which are beautifully patterned and leads you down to the cool water. The Chand Baori stairs are quite popular, and it has even been featured in Hollywood films like The Dark Knight Rises.
Museo de Pobo Galego, Spain:
The Galician People Museum and is located in Spain and was built in the 17th century. Domingo de Andrade designed the staircase, and it is a triple helix staircase. There are three spiral staircases which knit together to form vibrant architecture. Each of the staircases has specific traffic patterns and has its floor. The triple helix design pattern of construction is said to be chosen to reflect solstice symbol of the Celtic tradition.
Heaven’s Gate Mountain:
Reaching Heaven’s gate is located in Zhangjiajie City, China. The climb here is quite tricky, and most of the travelers come here for an extreme adventure. Most of the tourists who visit this mountain first take a cable car or a bus that takes them along a very narrow mountain road that has a lot of twists and turns. Once you reach the bottom of the stairs, you will have to take exactly 999 steps to reach the temple.
Tiger Cave Temple:
The Tiger Cave Temple is a famous Buddhist temple and has a total number of one thousand, two hundred and thirty-seven steps. It is located in Krabi, Thailand and is a sacred Buddhist site. The stairs lead to the limestone cave, and the temple has two stairways which merge to complete itself and forms a strenuous set of stairs that leads to the top of the Buddha statue.
Angkor Wat, Cambodia:
The Angkor Wat temple is one the largest religious monuments in the world. The Khmer King Suryavarman built it in the 12th Century. The temple has become one of the countries prime tourist attraction, and many people from all over the world come to see the temple. It also boasts about its famous steps. These steps lead to the upper levels of the temple. The steps in Angor Wat are so steep that climbers and tourist will usually lift themselves up with their hands like how babies would normally do.