Why do we need staircases? Obviously, for climbing up to an upper floor or getting down to the ground. But do you ever think the staircase also can build attractively? In fact, building the staircase is the part of art and architecture.
It requires high creativity and marvelous carpentry. Here are the list of top 6 gorgeous, remarkable and amazing staircases around the world.
Amazing Staircases In The World
1. Step well of Chand Baori, India:
It is located in Abhaneri, Jaipur, Rajasthan at India. It is one of the oldest as well as the deepest well and was constructed in the 8th-9th centuries A.D. It is roughly 64 feet deep and it’s surface area consists of thousands of steps (3,500 steps totally). This well was built to overcome the lack of rainfall in the region and store the water for long duration.
2. Awaji Hyakudanen, Japan:
It is one of the most beautiful places across the world and is located in the side of a mountain in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. This side of mountain was destroyed in the early 90s due to the Hanshin earthquake (1995).
This hundred step garden is now called as the Kansai International Airport. These beautiful squared terrace gardens consist of many colorful flowers and were constructed to restore the natural environment which was once destroyed by the man.
3. The Rock of Guatape Antioquia, Colombia:
This rock is known as the Penon of Guatape or La Piedra del Penol, it has 644 steps and the view from the top is absolutely awesome. From the rock you can view a dramatic series of islands and lakes. At the base of the rock you will find many stores and restaurants. It is one of the famous tourist place in Antioquia-Colombia and was once worshiped by the Tahamies Indians.
4. Bridge-stair, Switzerland:
The Bridge-Stair is the unique combination of both the bridge and the staircase and was located in the side valley of Via Mala in Switzerland. In the valley of Via Mala, there are 2 different elevations at a distance of 56 meters and also has a 22 meters distance in the heights. There the rope bridge was built by the engineer Jurg Conzett and his associate Rolf Bachofner. They came with a brilliant idea which could span the distance as well as the height between the two elevations.
5. Taihang Mountains, Shanxi Province, China:
It is believed that the Taihang Mountain was formed during the mountain-building processes of the Jurassic Period. Recently, the spiral staircase of almost 100 meters was installed, in an attempt to attract the tourists to that beautiful Mountain.
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Before undertaking to the ascent, the tourist people are asked to sign the forms which ensures they do not have any lung or heart problems and or under the age of 60.
6. The Ladder Haiku, Oahu, Hawaii:
It is also called as Haiku Stairs, Haiku ladder and Stairway to Heaven. The ladders of the Haiku Stairs are 18 inches wide and altogether about 4000 feet long. The average slope is about 30 degrees. Each section of the ladder contains seven steps and the steps are numbered consecutively to the top.
It was actually created to facilitate the installation of a satellite in 1942. Originally of wood, they were modernized in the 50s, but since 1987 have been closed to the public.
Here are the images of few other upstairs for you:
- Ladder Via Crucis-Bermeo, Basque Country, Spain:
- Inca Trial, Peru:
- Stairs Elbe Sandstone Mountains, Germany:
- Wayna Pichu, Italy:
- Peldaños del Cañón (Rungs of the Canyon), South America:
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