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Mandu, India

Ruins of Mandu

A centuries-old fortress city lies in ruin. 

Though abandoned for centuries, the ornate architecture of Mandu’s cityscape is still breathtaking in its opulance (and preservation).

In the Indian province of Madhya Pradesh, the ruins of Mandu stand remarkably intact - the shell of a fortress town from ages past, its domed ruins and gutted structures bring the opulance and intricacy of ancient civilization to life.