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Seven Lesser Known Architectural Wonders

This is Chand Baori, a 13-story deep step well located in India in a village called Abaneri, approximately 60 miles from Jaipur. The well was named for King Chanda, who controlled the area in the late eighth and early ninth centuries. 

Also part fort — designed with openings in the walls for muskets and with four corner watchtowers — the well has 3,500 steps descending to the cool water below. Chand Baori is one of the deepest and largest structures of its kind.

See a video on Chand Baori below, and learn about six other lesser-known architectural wonders of the world at BBC Travel.  

Image: Wikimedia Commons 

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Any chance someone could list the wonders - bizarrely I can't read it in the UK...

"We're sorry but this site is not accessible from the UK as it is part of our international service and is not funded by the licence fee. It is run commercially by BBC Worldwide, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the BBC, the profits made from it go back to BBC programme-makers to help fund great new BBC programmes."
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I *highly* recommend the films of Tarsem Singh ("The Cell", "The Fall") as he has used more than one of these locations as backdrops. What the stories may lack, his visual sense more than makes up for.
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