Ever wanted to see one of the most magnificent works of art in the world? The Great Wall of China is a work of art and is one that must be seen when you are in the vicinity of China. Stretching well over 3,948 miles in length it is one of the few man made structures visible from space.
As you approach the famous Taj Mahal of India, your eyes will be drawn up to the incredible white dome which rises in the center, flanked on each side by more white domes and surrounded by incredible white towers. The construction of this splendid building was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jana as a mausoleum for his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
About 60 million years ago (give or take a few million years), Mount Everest was formed, giving Earth one of its most spectacular natural landmarks. The mountain, the highest in the world, is located on the border of Nepal and Tibet, China.
Intramuros, located along Pasig River's southern bank, refers to the inner part of the walls of Manila, Philippines.
When the Spanish came to Manila, they built the walls of Manila and the authorities themselves were responsible for defining the importance of the interior of the walls.
Forbidden to outsiders no longer, enter the Forbidden City in the heart of Beijing, China, and see the former imperial palace, which now houses the Palace Museum. For almost five hundred years, from the mid-Ming Dynasty until the end of the Qing Dynasty, the Forbidden City was the home of the Emperor and the Emperor's household, and was the political and ceremonial center of the Chinese government.
Towering high over an assortment of Afghan architectural marvels is the iconic Qutub Minar. Built by Qutub-Ud-Din-Aibak in 1199, with three more storeys added later by his son-in-law, as a monument to give calls for prayer, the Qutub Minar is a 72.
Like a king resplendent in all his glory, Mount Fuji stands majestically and proudly covered in a robe of snow. And like courtiers of old, artists, mountain climbers, and nature lovers from Japan and the whole world come and pay homage to its stately beauty and grace.
The Seoul Festival of Lights, organized by The Seoul foundation for Arts and Culture, is the biggest winter festival in Seoul, South Korea.
Title: 2009 Seoul Festival of Lights
Theme: De:Light of Seoul
Slogan: "Seoul, Delightful City"
Taipei 101 (臺北 101) now takes the 3rd place of world's top building but it has been at the 1st place during 2004 -2010. It is also known by its green design and construction techniques which make itself a tallest Green building in the world.
The HI SEOUL FESTIVAL is a global city festival where you can experience the true colors of Seoul, one of the most attractive city in the world.
Hi Seoul Festival 2010 will invite the World with motion, bringing Spring.
Nandaemun (or Sungnyemun) is a prime example of the old majestically mixing with the new and the modern. Amidst the hustle and bustle of traffic and the skyscrapers that seem to sprout in the area, it is a refreshing reminder of Korea's glorious past.
Gyeryongsan (or Kyeryongsan) National Park is a favorite tourist destination in South Korea. And indeed, the park is chockfull of attractions that has something for everybody – a wide variety of flora and fauna for nature lovers, 15 peaks for avid mountain climbers and hikers, temples and ruins for the culture vulture, plus a calm and tranquil atmosphere for those who want to get away from the hubbub of city life.
Kiyomizudera (Kiyomizu-dera) in eastern Kyoto, Japan, is a place for romantics – lovers, poets – and those who believe in wishes coming true. Its trees not only bloom with cherry blossoms but also of paper wishes hung there by the hopefuls who come to the temple to pray for love, prosperity, long life and success.
A national treasure ensconced in a picturesque garden and hectares upon hectares of shady trees, the Meiji Jingu Shrine is Tokyo's largest. This shrine is also among the country's most sacred shrines and is one of three Imperial Shrines (or jingu).
The Temple of Heaven is considered to be one of the holiest sites in China, particularly for Taoists who believe in Heaven worship. The Temple of Heaven is located south of the Forbidden City and is the place of worship for the monarchs of China.
The Changdokkung Palace (or Palace of of Prospering Virtue in English) in Seoul, South Korea, enthralls with its secret garden and magnificent architecture of the Joseon Dynasty. For over 250 years, it served as the seat of the royal regime and has largely preserved its architectural style.
Gyeongbokgung / Kyongbokkung Palace (Heavenly Blessed Palace) in Seoul, South Korea, is among the Five Grand Palaces that was built during the Joseon Dynasty. It is also the dynasty's largest palace, and probably the most beautiful.
A fortress, whose crumbling ruins still exist today, dominated the center of the sixth city, Dinpanah. Purana Qila's main highlights are two buildings within its massive walls: Qila-I-Kuhna Masjid and the Sher Mandal.
Nizamuddin is situated in a busy area and the change from the modern frenzy of the outside to when you enter this village from the Middle Ages, with its winding alleys and old buildings, is distinct. Dominating this area is Hazrat Nizamuddin Darga, one of the greatest Sufi shrines.
The beautiful red and white sandstone building was built in 1570 by Haji Begum, Emperor Humayun's senior wife, and has the distinction of being the first garden tomb in the subcontinent. Built in the Persian charbagh, quartered garden, style, the central tomb is surrounded by four squares separated by water pathways forming this typical Mughal garden.
Humayun's tomb was the first Mughal garden tomb in the country and Safdarjung's was the last. The history surrounding its construction is one of dying glory when Nadir Shah looted the city and the Mughal Empire's might and power had dwindled to almost nothing.
Hauz Khas is a fashionable area with some of the most chic boutiques and restaurants in the city. It is also one of the most historic areas, deriving its name from the Royal Reservoir that was excavated in 1300 A.
Built by the Tughlaqs in a short span from AD 1321-25, this imposing fort may be crumbling, but its soaring walls, massive bastions and huge towers are absolutely magnificent. It's lovely at night when it's lit up and the soft glow gives it a haunting beauty.
With the memory and admire to former President of Taiwan, Republic Of China, Chiang Kai-shek, the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (中正紀念堂) provide his bronze status for people to admire. Not only the hall itself, you may see the Chinese culture everywhere in design and modern technology to construct those magnificent architectures such as National Theater, National concert Hall and the Liberty Square.
The Shin Kong Life Tower, in the Zhongzheng District of Taipei, is a 52 floor building that was the tallest building in the city, mostly popular a decade ago, before the construction of of the famous Taipei 101 tower..
If you want to leisurely explore Manila and have enough time to walk around architectural structures that date back to the Spanish colonial period, visit Intramuros and Fort Santiago. Another site to visit is the University of Santo Tomas, which is located along Manila's university belt in the area of Espaňa in Sampaloc.
Beito Hot Spring (北投溫泉區), in a district of Taipei, Taiwan, area is famous and treasured with its good water quality and scenic spots. Hot spring is believed by residents that its contents can provide skin care and human body.
Be enthralled with the natural museum that is Taishan Mountain. Have your fill of fantastic artwork and cultural relics that await you in this mountain, the leader of the so-called Five Sacred Mountains.
The Jongmyo (or Chongmyo) in Seoul, South Korea, is a royal shrine dedicated to the ancestors of the Choson dynasty, starting from King Taejo (who founded the Joseon dynasty). Among Confucian shrines, this is the most authentic and also the oldest.
Paco Park had hosted numerous musical events and wedding receptions since its restoration during the Marcos presidency. You can consider holding your wedding or musical event here as the area provides a romantically and culturally artistic backdrop for your special occasion.
Jama Masjid is an extravagant structure of cusped arches, towers, two minarets, 260 pillars, 15 marble domes and a main prayer hall, which can hold up to 25,000 people. Made of alternate stripes of red sandstone and white marble, this was Shah Jahan's final architectural indulgence.
Even though the population is predominantly Muslim, there are some equally intriguing religious monuments of other faiths. The Digambar Jain Temple, a place of worship for adherents of the Jain faith, is a tranquil oasis amid the chaos and is the oldest Jain temple in Delhi, its simplicity being its main attraction.
Built between 1921 and 1929, this palatial structure, designed as the official residence of the Viceroy, but now home to the Indian President, incorporates within its distinctly British style, Indo-Islamic and Buddhist design elements. The most visible feature is the drum-mounted Buddhist style dome.
The Guling Street Avant-Guarde Theatre in Taipei, Taiwan, is a small theatre with a baroque architecture. It was build in 1906 and also served as a police station and government building prior to its small audience theatre performances.
The National Palace Museum (故宮博物院) in Taipei is one of the museum owned most collections of Chinese art and historical artifacts in the world. You may know there is a The Forbidden City in Beijing, China also called The Palace Museum (故宮, Gu Gong), however, luckily you can addict to the insight of finest collections in Taipei as those legacy and imperial arts and crafts were moved to Taiwan in 1949 by Chiang Kai-shek.
Built in the shape of a lotus - a symbol of beauty and purity, and made of white marble, the Bahá'í Temple has left an indelible mark on the city's landscape. The Lotus Temple was completed in 1986, constructed by the followers of the Bahá'í faith.
A visit to the Philippines' capital city is not complete if you do not revisit Manila's rich cultural history. The city's past is primarily dominated by the remnants of the Spanish colonial era which can be quickly toured without any problems.
If you are looking for an idyllic place to hold your debut or wedding reception, you can consider the Coconut Palace in Manila. Its location provides wide open beautifully landscaped grounds which face the magnificent Manila Bay.
The Taal Volcano is located in Batangas, which is in the Luzon islands of the Philippines. The Taal Lake is a small lake inside a caldera that was formed by four large eruptions of the volcano earlier, 100,000 to 500,000 years ago.
Imagine life-sized statues of magnificent warriors by the thousands, all lined up in battle order to accompany the emperor to the afterlife. The sight of over 8,000 terracotta figures of the army is simply awe-inspiring and unforgettable.
This grand avenue runs between Rashtrapati Bhavan in the west and India Gate and the National Stadium in the east. Flanked by manicured lawns and fountains, this is where the annual Republic Day Parade is held every year on January 26.
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