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Highest lake in the world?, Tibet, China

Possibly the highest lake in the world -- 5670m / 18700 feet.
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Shaolin Temple

Shaolin Temple

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.

official site:http://www.shaolin.org.cn/
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Khunjerab Pass (4760m), Pakistan - China

Khunjerab Pass (4760m), Pakistan - China

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.
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The Alcobaca Monastery

The Alcobaca Monastery

(Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Alcobaša) is a mediaeval monastery located in the town of Alcobaša, 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...
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National Museum of China

National Museum of China

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.
http://www.nationalmuseum.cn/default1024.htm
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Cerro Ojos del Salado, Chile

Cerro Ojos del Salado, Chile

South America┤s (6.880m = 22.572ft.) second highest mountain and considered the world┤s highest volcano.
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Antvorskov Monastery

Antvorskov Monastery

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.

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Office of the President, TAIWAN

Office of the President, TAIWAN

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Worlds 10 Tallest Buildings 2004

Worlds 10 Tallest Buildings 2004

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Emei shan  sacred mountain,China

Emei shan sacred mountain,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...
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K2 (Mount Goodwin Austen)

K2 (Mount Goodwin Austen)

K2 is the second highest mountain in the world. At 8,611 metres, it is only surpassed by Mount Everest. K2 is located in the Karakoram segment of the Himalayan range.

The summit is in the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang, China. It borders the Northern Areas of Pakistan.
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Batalha Monastery

Batalha Monastery

Mosteiro Santa Maria da Vitˇria, more commonly known as the Batalha Monastery, is a Dominican monastery in the Portuguese town of Batalha, in the District of Leiria, Portugal.
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