A Chan Buddhist temple at Song Shan near Zhengzhou City Henan Province in Dengfeng China. Founded in the 5th century, the monastery is long famous for its association with Chinese martial arts and particularly with Shaolin Kung Fu, and it is the Mahayana Buddhist monastery perhaps best known to the Western world.
This is the world´s highest border crossing at 4760m between Pakistan and China on the spectacular Karakorum Highway. The actual Immigration to China is 70k down the road in Tashkurgan, but there are Chinese and Pakistani officials right there on the Pass.
(Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Alcobaça) is a mediaeval monastery located in the town of Alcobaça, in central Portugal. It was founded by the first Portuguese King, Afonso Henriques, in 1153, and maintained a close association with the Kings of Portugal throughout its history.
The church and monastery were the first Gothic buildings in Portugal, and, together with the Monastery of S...
The National Museum of China flanks the eastern side of Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China. The mission of the museum is to educate about the arts and history of China. It is directed by the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China.
It will be the greatest museum in the world after expanding construction in 2007.
Antvorskov was the principal monastery for the order of Brothers Hospitallers of St. John of God, located in the current town of Slagelse on Zealand, Denmark.
It was founded in 1165 by Valdemar the Great. Hans Tausen, who is credited as being a leading catalyst for the Danish Reformation, lived at the monastery and gave a sermon in 1525 that launched the reformation.
Office of the President of the Republic of China is the president and vice president's chief of staff agencies. In 37 years (1948) on May 20, after the Constitution of the Republic of China President Chiang Kai-shek's first official inauguration, the Republic of China was the highest authority of the national government, on the same day as the presidential palace restructuring and became presid...
1. Taipei 101, Taiwan
2. Petronas Towers, Malaysia
3. Sears Tower, USA
4. Jin Mao Tower, China
5. Two International Finance Centre, China
6. CITIC Plaza, China
7. Shun Hing Square, China
8. Empire State Building, USA
9. Central Plaza, China
10. Bank of China, China
Emei means in Chinese 'the eyebrows of Buddha'. One says you can see the 'halo of Buddha' in the clouds when standing on the top and the light is dim enough. Along the way to the summit (many many steep stairs) there are macaw monkeys, which will grab everything and can be quite agressive. There are different monasteries, temples, sacred caves, ... and tea houses(!) on the mountain - you can...
Mosteiro Santa Maria da Vitória, more commonly known as the Batalha Monastery, is a Dominican monastery in the Portuguese town of Batalha, in the District of Leiria, Portugal.
It is one of the best and original examples of Late Gothic architecture in Portugal, intermingled with the Manueline style. It amazes the onlooker with its profusion of gables, spires, pinnacles and buttresses. It...