Built in Laterite

Laterites are soil types rich in iron and aluminium, formed in hot and wet tropical areas. Nearly all laterites are rusty-red because of iron oxides. They develop by intensive and long-lasting weathering of the underlying parent rock. (wiki)

Connected Sites

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Angkor Angkor Wat: "Most of the visible areas are sandstone blocks, while laterite was used for the outer wall and hidden structural parts." (wiki)
Churches and Convents of Goa Local laterite was used in the construction of the churches, which had to be plastered and finished with a lime whitewash (AB ev)
My Son
Preah Vihear Temple "Laterite blocks faced with sandstone are used where foundations were needed for columns." (AB ev)
Si Thep Khao Klang Nok Stupa is the largest laterite stupa in Thailand
Stone Circles of Senegambia
Sun Temple, Konarak
Vat Phou


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