Changu NarayanTemple Kathmundu

Changu Narayan is considered to be the oldest temple of Nepal. It remains a milestone in Nepali temple architecture with rich embossed works. The two-storey roofed temple stands on a high plinth of stone.

Childers Queensland

The township is set on a ridge overlooking fields of rich volcanic soil. Childers is renowned for its heritage character and is classified a National Trust town. The historic colonial buildings of the main street (Bruce Highway) are set amongst large, shady leopard trees.   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Childers,_Queensland Europeans first arrived in the area in the 1850s. PastoralistsContinue reading “Childers Queensland”

Maritime Museum at Southbank

http://www.maritimemuseum.com.au/ Lighthouses and navigational beacons are built on solid ground, even those in shipping channels. The Light Ship evolved from the need for a beacon to be located on the edge of shoal waters where it was impossible to construct a permanent structure. Two such vessels were located off the Queensland coast, one off SandyContinue reading “Maritime Museum at Southbank”

JuYong Pass ..Great Wall China at JeYongshan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juyongguan Juyongguan or Juyong Pass (simplified Chinese: 居庸关; traditional Chinese: 居庸關; pinyin: Jūyōng Guān) is a mountain pass located in the Changping District of Beijing Municipality, over 50 kilometers (31 mi) from central Beijing. The Great Wall of China passes through, and the Cloud Platform gate was built here in 1342 CE. The pass hadContinue reading “JuYong Pass ..Great Wall China at JeYongshan”

Ming Tombs Beijing China

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ming_Dynasty_Tombs The Ming Dynasty Tombs (Chinese: 明十三陵; pinyin: Míng shísān líng; literally “Thirteen Tombs of the Ming Dynasty”) are located some 42 kilometers north-northwest of central Beijing, within the suburban Changping District of Beijing municipality. The site, located on the southern slope of Tianshou Mountain (originally Mount Huangtu), was chosen on the feng shui principlesContinue reading “Ming Tombs Beijing China”

Chinese Opera at Liangjiazhai Shanxi Province China

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanxi Shanxi Opera (晋剧 Jinju) is a popular form of Chinese opera in Shanxi. It was popularized during the late Qing Dynasty, with the help of the then-ubiquitous Shanxi merchants who were active across parts of China. Also called Zhonglu Bangzi (中路梆子), it is a type of bangzi opera (梆子), a group ofContinue reading “Chinese Opera at Liangjiazhai Shanxi Province China”

Great Wall at Yangquan China…Niangziguan

There is a section of the great wall of China that goes through Yangquan…the gateway from Shanxi to Hebei province, Niangziguan (Women’s Pass) is 45 kilometers away from Pingding County town center, located to the northeast of Yangquan. Originally called Weizeguan Pass, during the Sui Dynasty, Niangziguan is well-known as the ninth pass of theContinue reading “Great Wall at Yangquan China…Niangziguan”

Great Wall of China at Yangquan Shanxi Province

This is the end of the Great Wall after it travels over 5,000 kms through 7 provinces in China. This part is well maintained and has a beautiful Temple at one point on the mountain, which links to the final climb which ends the wall. We went by car and the turnoff to Nazhighen PassContinue reading “Great Wall of China at Yangquan Shanxi Province”

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