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Notable Architectures to explore in Meghalaya

Meghalaya

A hilly state in northeastern India. The name means "the abode of clouds" in Sanskrit.

Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians
Cathedral of Mary Help of ChristiansLaitumkhrah, Lachumiere, Shillong, Meghalaya 793003, India

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.

Map of Notable Architectures to explore in Meghalaya