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Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians

Laitumkhrah, Lachumiere, Shillong, Meghalaya 793003, India

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About Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians

A unique feature of the Cathedral Church building is that it stands on sand. The type of foundation was recommended since the region, where Shillong is located, is prone to severe earthquakes. At the time of building the foundation, trenches were cut from rock and half-filled with sand. The structure has no direct connection with the rock. Theoretically, the Church building, in times of earthquakes, can rock safely on the shock-absorbing sand which is supposed to reduce the earthquake's effects.



Attractions near Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians

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Shillong Golf Course1.8km from Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians
Shillong View Point2.85km from Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians
Air Force Museum7.31km from Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians
Elephant Falls7.73km from Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians

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The East Khasi Hills District is mostly hilly with deep gorges and ravines on the southern portion. The most important physiographic features of the district is the Shillong Plateau interspersed with river valley, then fall sharply in the southern portion forming deep gorges and ravine in Mawsynram and Shella-Bholaganj bordering Bangladesh.