Natural Architecture with Living Root Bridges

12 days and counting! Looking forward to visiting a couple more of these “living” bridges while I am in Meghalaya after my 2011 Silver Legends trip back from Bhutan.

Contrary to bridges constructed with man-made materials, these natural “living” bridges are made from the roots of the Ficus Elastica, also known as the the Indian Rubber Tree, and most are over 500 years while continuing to get stronger over time.

In an era of growing environmental consciousness, it is so refreshing to find a place where man has harnessed nature to survive and live in such harmony together for hundreds of years.

The Double Decker Living Root Bridge of Meghalaya
(Picture courtesy of Cherrapunji Resorts)


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