The Leshan Giant Buddha was built during the Tang Dynasty (618-907). It is carved out of a cliff face that lies at the confluence of the Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi rivers in the southern part of Sichuan province in China, near the city of Leshan. The stone sculpture faces Mount Emei, with the rivers flowing below his feet. It is the largest carved stone Buddha in the world.
Cheyenne Mountain, North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) headquarters.
View includes the Cheyenne Mountain Airforce Station (CMAFS, NORAD) entrance tunnel. On any given day, approximately 1,400 people work in the base inside the Mountain (they enter through the tunnel you can see, or other tunnel entrances). Note several "blacked out" areas around the base and the mountain i...
Nanga Parbat, whose name means Naked Mountain, is the ninth highest mountain in the world, and the westernmost mountain of the Himalayas. Its vast snowy face is a powerful spectacle when seen from the arid Indus Valley, approaching the mountain from the west. Here the mountain towers in isolation over 22,000 feet from the valley floor.
Shambhala Mountain Center is a mountain valley retreat located on 600 acres in northern Colorado. Since 1971 the Center has offered hundreds of programs on Buddhist meditation, yoga and other contemplative disciplines. Tamed by thirty years of use as a contemplative retreat, Shambhala Mountain Center is a place where one of the basic truths of Buddhism—t...
Heart Mountain near the Montana-Wyoming border once moved 100 kilometres in a half-hour in a catastrophic scenario during the early Eocene .
The Mountain originally formed with the Absaroka Range, to the West, about 50 million years ago.
However, lava from deep underground slid the mountain to its present position.
The Heart Mountain block slide of northwestern Wyoming a...