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    Picture of the Great Wall of China
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    Stretching well over 6350 km (3,948 miles) in length, the Great Wall of China is one of the few man-made structures visible from space. The wall follows from east to west, and its history goes back for over 2000 years. While much of the wall has come to ruin, it is one of the most historical architectural design pieces globally and is a must-see when visiting China ...

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  • 4 Intramuros

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    The entrance of Fort Santiago in Intramuros.
    The walled city of Intramuros is the oldest district in Manila as it was built in 1571. It served as the center for the Spanish colony's rule and was then once called and believed to be Manila itself. The Spanish cultural influence is evident in every corner of this walled city ...

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  • 5 Mount Everest

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    A view of Mount Everest covered in snow.
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    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. These two countries, especially Nepal, make a significant amount of money every year due to Mount Everest tourism ...

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    A lion statue within the Forbidden City.
    Forbidden to outsiders no longer, enter the Forbidden City, the most famous attraction 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 Emperor's home and the Emperor's household ...

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  • 7 Red Fort

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    The famous Red Fort in Delhi, India.
    Another one of Shah Jahan's architectural masterpieces is the Red Fort (Lal Qila). "If there is paradise on the face of this earth, this is it." The emperor had these words inscribed on the white marble pavilion, Diwan E-Khas, of the Red Fort ...

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  • 8 India Gate

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    A picture of the India Gate at dawn in New Delhi, India.
    Another landmark of Lutyen's Delhi is the majestic stone archway set on the eastern end of Rajpath – India Gate. Everything about and around India Gate is grand. From the enormous road that circles it, the lovely lawns flanking it, and the 42-meter high archway itself, made of red stone with 'India' written on both sides ...

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    The Qutub Minar Monument in New Delhi, India.
    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 stories added later by his son-in-law, the Qutub Minar is a monument to give calls for prayer a 72 ...

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  • 10 Mount Fuji

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    Mount Fuji in the Ch?bu region of Japan.
    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 ...

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    Ulleungdo Island coast.
    In Ullungdo Island, South Korea, wonder and beauty await. Here, you can get plenty of sun, sea, sumptuous food, and beautiful scenery for you to feast on and enjoy. It is one great place to relax with family and friends ...

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  • 12 Borobudur

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    Statue and domes of the Borobudur temple.
    Borobudur (more correctly, Barabuḍur) is a Mahāyāna Buddhist monument dating from about 800 AD located in the central region of the island of Java in Indonesia. It has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has been compared with other antique constructions, like the Pyramids of Giza. It has a base of 123 x 123 meters and a height of 35 meters, resting on about 1,600,000 colossal stone blocks, and its walls are covered with 2,672 bas-reliefs (for a total length that exceeds 5 km and a surface that reaches 8 km ²) of which more than 1,400 telling stories about Buddha and 504 statues dedicated to the latter ...

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  • 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"
    Period: 12. 19(Sat)2009 ~1 ...

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  • 14 Taipei 101

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    View of the top of the Taipei 101 tower building in Taiwan.
    Taipei 101 (臺北 101) now takes the 3rd place of the world's top building, but it has been at 1st place during 2004 -2010. It is also known for its green design and construction techniques which make it the tallest Green building in the world. You are highly suggested to go to the observatory on the 89th floor by taking the 2nd speedy elevator to have a magnificent bird's-eye view of Taipei City ...

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  • 15 Jiuzhai Valley

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    A valley and lake in Jiuzhaigou(Jiuzhai) Valley.
    Tucked away in the mountains of the northern part of China's Sichuan Province is the Jiuzhai Valley (or Jiuzhaigou National Park). It is a haven for nature lovers and birdwatchers. Its 72,000 square kilometers of forests, lakes, waterfalls, and springs are home to rare animals and birds, such as the panda and the Sichuan takin ...

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    The exterior of the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai, India.
    The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel is an immense 6-floor luxury hotel constructed in 1903. It is located near the Gateway of India in Mumbai. It has 560 rooms and 44 suites available and 1.5 thousand staff ready to serve its guests.  The hotel later added a 20-story tower to its complex in 1973 ...

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  • 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.

    It begins on the 1st of May down by the Han River basin (main stage), and will spread to the entire metropolitan area of Seoul until the 9th of May ...

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  • 42 Heian Shrine

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    The Heian Jingu Shrine.
    Let's take in a little bit of history. Back in 794 A.D. Kyoto stood as Japan's capital. It served as such until 1867 when the capital was moved to Tokyo. As a commemoration of Kyoto's glory days and to celebrate the 1100th anniversary of Kyoto's establishment, the people built the Heian Shrine in 1895 ...

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  • 43 Ancient Dali

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    An old fortified structure in Old Dali.
    Dali's Ancient City is also called the Backpackers' Paradise. The Bai culture draws tourists in to observe the fascinating culture of the Bai people. It was a walled city when it was first established over 600 years ago ...

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  • 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. Namdaemun is a historic city gate, one among the four belonging to the old city walls ...

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  • 45 N Seoul Tower

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    The N Seoul Tower through colorful tree leaves.
    No matter where you are in Seoul, look to the horizon and you will be sure to find the Seoul Tower. This landmark stands at the top of Mt. Namsan. This broadcasting tower is 370 meters tall (above sea level) and was erected in 1969. The digital observatory features cutting edge digital equipment such as a high powered telescope ...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 47 Spot-Taipei

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    Spot-Taipei is a very popular theatre in Taipei, Taiwan. It is well known for it's international and romantic cinema. ...

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  • 48 Kiyomizu-dera

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    The Kiyomizu-dera temple in Kyoto.
    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 ...

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  • 49 Asakusa Shrine

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    The Asakusa Shrine in Tokyo.
    Paying respect to the gods. The pursuit of true happiness. Pitching coins for good luck. These are the main elements that come into place at the Asakusa Shrine and Complex in Tokyo, Japan ...

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  • 50 Meiji Jingu

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    The Myojin Torii arch of the Meiji Jingu shrine.
    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). It is built in the middle of the Yoyogi Park, making it a tranquil oasis amidst the urban sprawl that is Tokyo ...

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  • 51 Nijo Castle

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    Part of the Niko Castle attraction.
    Experience history as you walk along Nijo Castle's nightingale floors. With every few steps, the floors squeak, announcing to everyone that someone is on the prowl. The nightingale floors also tell a story – about power and history – that revolves around the castle and those that built it ...

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  • 52 Kinkaku-ji

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    The Zen Buddhist temple of Kinkaku-ji by the lake.
    Here's one perk of being a shogun: When you retire, you get to do it in style. Take, for example, the retirement villa that Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu built. Kinkakuji (or Kinkaku-ji), Yoshimitsu's famous Golden Pavilion, literally shimmers and shines ...

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  • 53 Silk Road

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    An ancient Silk Road post near Dunhuang.
    Follow the path that Marco Polo once trod. Travel on the Great Silk Road. This trading caravan is a veritable feast of historical and cultural delights that will provide you with deeper insights into China and its connection to the Western world ...

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    The Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China.
    The Temple of Heaven is considered 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 Chinese royalty (primarily of the Qing and Ming dynasties) go to the temple to pray for a good harvest via elaborate ceremonies and sacrifices ...

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  • 55 Yangtze River

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    Gorges in the Yangtze river.
    The Yangtze River is Asia's longest river. Only the Amazon River and the Nile River are longer. Its 6,300 kilometers stretches from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau's snowy height in Western China. It is commonly called Chiang Jiang ('Long River') but, because it spans quite many towns and regions, it also has several local names ...

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  • 56 Dunhuang

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    At the western end of the Gansu's Province Hexi Corridor, there lies an oasis of tranquility and beauty – the Dunhuang. This ancient town used to be a major point in the Great Silk Road of China. Its name is a combination of two words – grandness (dun) and prosperity (huan) ...

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  • 57 Changdeokgung

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    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.

    The design of the palace was based on the specification from the Three Kingdoms Period ...

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  • 58 Gyeongbokgung

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    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. It is massive and awe-inspiring – with its 330 buildings and over 5,000 rooms ...

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  • 59 Deoksugung

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    Standing proudly at a busy intersection in downtown Seoul is Deoksugung (Toksukung) Palace. It is known for its stately stone-wall road. It was built during the rule of the Choson dynasty.

    Its features include the Taehanmun Gate, which is the palace's main gate ...

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  • Straddling the border between South and North Korea is the "truce village" – Panmunjom. It is a relatively small village, only 800 meters in diameter. It lies in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that divides the two sides ever since the end of the Korean War in 1953 ...

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  • 61 Purana Qila

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    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. Sher Shah, who was in power briefly after displacing Humayun, built the former in 1541 in Afghan style ...

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  • 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. This marble tomb was built for Sheikh Nizamuddin Auliya, the fourth saint of he Chishtiya order, in 1325 ...

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  • 63 Humayun's Tomb

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    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 ...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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.D to supply water to Alauddin Khilji's capital, Siri ...

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  • 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. Steeped in tales of conspiracy, curses and political unrest, this fort built by Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq to protect his people from the Mongols, is one of the most captivating sights in the city ...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 76 Ximen Redhouse

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    The Ximen Redhouse is new building and young fashion spot that is near the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. ...

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  • 78 Maokong

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    The most popular spot in the Wenshan District of Taipei is Maokong (貓空). The name is from the special full of kettle holes terrain formed by water erosion. Take metro to Taipei zoo and transfer to Maokong Gondola, it will bring you into an unknown area inside the green ...

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    The facade of Santo Thomas University in Manila.
    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. Finding this university is quite easy as it is located along with one of Manila's national highways ...

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  • 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. It was found and built Hot Spring area during Japanese colonial age ...

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  • 81 Mount Taishan

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    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. Taishan Mountain sits majestically at the heart of Shandong Province in China, across the cities of Zibo, Tai'an and Jinan ...

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  • 82 Ueno Park

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    Cherry Blossoms in Ueno Park.
    Museums and cherry trees galore! These are what await you at Ueno Park. It offers a veritable smorgasbord of visual delights – art, architecture, nature – all rolled into one. Ueno Park is a large park found at the Ueno section of Taito-ku in Tokyo ...

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  • 83 Jongmyo Shrine

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    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. It is well preserved – what you see goes as far back as the 16th century ...

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  • 85 Jama Masjid

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    The Jama Masjid mosque.
    Jama Masjid is the principal and largest mosque of Old Delhi. It is also arguably the most famous one in India. This impressive and elegant structure was built on the Bho Jhala hill.  Jama Masjid's mosque rises on the west side of a walled courtyard, accessible via a flight of steps ascending from three sides and three double-story gateways ...

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    Part of the exterior of the Digambar Jain Temple.
    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. A bird hospital is attached to it where sick and injured birds are taken care of, though the odors can be quite overwhelming! The Gauri Shankar Temple, fringed with heaps of marigolds sold to people going in to pray, has an 800-year old lingam, a stylized phallus worshipped as a symbol of the Hindu Lord Shiva ...

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    The exterior of the Rashtrapati Bhavan presidential residence.
    Built between 1921 and 1929, this palatial structure, designed as the Viceroy's official residence but now home to the Indian President, incorporates its distinctly British style Indo-Islamic, and Buddhist design elements. The most visible feature is the drum-mounted Buddhist-style dome. The building contains 340 rooms and is built on 330 acres of land, including a private garden ...

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  • The Geumjeongsanseong(or Geungjeong or Kumjongsansong) Mountain Fortress is all about size and the spirit of patriotism. Located south of Beomeosa, on Mt. Geumjeongsan in Busan, it stands as a symbol of the glory of Korea. If it is hiking and nature tripping you like, coupled with some history and culture, Mt ...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 93 Tokyo Tower

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    Looking up at the Tokyo Tower.
    The Tokyo Tower is Japan's answer to the Eiffel Tower in Paris. It soars above the Tokyo metropolis, a symbol of Japan's reemergence as a major economic power after the devastation of World War II. The Tokyo Tower is located at Minato-ku, Tokyo, and serves two purposes – landmark and broadcasting antenna ...

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  • 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. It is shaped like a lotus with 27 marble petals, emerging from nine pools and walkways, which symbolize the nine Bahá'í spiritual paths ...

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  • 95 Casa Manila

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    Above the main entrance door at Casa Manila.
    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 Spanish colonial era's remnants, which can be quickly toured without any problems. You have to visit Manila's Intramuros, where you can leisurely walk around numerous ruins, churches, schools, and mansions such as the Casa Manila ...

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    Terracotta Army warrior statues.
    Imagine life-sized statues of magnificent warriors by the thousands, all lined up to accompany the emperor to the afterlife. The sight of over 8,000 terracotta figures of the army is simply awe-inspiring and unforgettable. It was discovered by farmers in 1974 and is considered the 20th century's most important archeological excavation ...

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    The entrance facade of the San Agustin Church in Manila.
    The San Agustin Church is one of the old buildings located inside the walls of Intramuros in Manila. It was founded by the Augustinians and was constructed between the years 1587 and 1604. Inside the church is a beautiful ceiling designed using the Trompe-l'œil art technique, which involves a very extreme realistic imagery that creates the optical illusion that objects depicted are not just paintings but that they really exist ...

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    Part of the Taal Volcano crater by the lake.
    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 formed by four large volcano eruptions earlier, 100,000 to 500,000 years ago. Eruptions that succeeded in forming the caldera have resulted in the formation of another island within the caldera that consists of 47 overlapping craters and cones ...

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  • 100 Tiananmen Square

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    Part of the Tiananmen Square in Beijing.
    Tiananmen Square is not just your ordinary park. It is replete with history, history that shook not only China but the whole world. Tiananmen Square (which literally means 'Gate of Heavenly Peace') sits right at the heart of the city of Beijing and is an important tourist spot ...

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