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Artificial Islands

Connected Sites

  • Angkor Angkor Wat is located on artificial island representing Mount Meru, hinduism center of universe which surrounded by ocean
  • Ayutthaya
  • Bamberg The Old Town Hall "island" was created first as a bridge with a gate tower and then later was extended to allow the building of the Town hall on either side. Link
  • Bergpark Wilhelmsh√∂he Isle of Roses
  • Defence Line of Amsterdam Pampus (former shallow area made into a "proper" island)
  • Kotor Our Lady of the Rocks
  • Mexico City and Xochimilco Xochmilco (still visible), Tenochtitlan (historical)
  • Mount Qingcheng and Dujiangyan Yuzui or Fish Mouth Dike, named for its conical head that is said to resemble the mouth of a fish, is the key part of Li Bing?s construction. It is an artificial dike that divides the water into inner and outer streams. The inner stream carries approximately 40%, rising to 60% during flood, of the river?s flow into the irrigation system whilst that outer stream drains away the rest, flushing out much of the silt and sediment." (Wiki)
  • Nan Madol
  • Saloum Delta "The numerous shell mounds in the Saloum Delta are generally well preserved and they sometimes have imposing dimensions. They are direct testimony of sustainable and very ancient socio-economic practices. Over the centuries, they have led to the formation of numerous man-made islets" (AB eval)
  • St. Petersburg 540-003b12 Fort Alexander I -- and also Tolbukhin Island - "The lighthouse is situated on a small artificial island 3 miles west of the Kotlin island.". Link
  • Venice and its Lagoon Several of the smaller islands in the lagoon are artificial e.g Sacca Fisola There is also a development taking place for the cemetery island of San Michele to create a new island alongside it. Link
  • Wadden Sea Nigeh√∂rn, part of the Hamburg Wadden Sea National Park was constructed in 1989 Link
  • West Lake Within the main West Lake are three islands created from dredgings in the Tang and Song Dynasties (AB ev)

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