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)
|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)|
|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|
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