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Photos marked as were added from 1 March 2017.


Country
Province
State
Place
Location
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Chile
Easter Island
Hanga Roa
Museum
 The yet-to-be translated Rongo Rongo script.
Chile
Easter Island
Hanga Roa
Museum
 Stone heads are the oldest carvings on the island.
Chile
Easter Island
Hanga Roa
Museum
 Wooden carved figures displaying protruding ribs.
China
Guangdong
Guangzhou
 The Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall (1931) is dedicated to China's first president.
China
Guangdong
Guangzhou
Garden of the Martyrs
 Shrine to the martyrs.
China
Guangdong
Guangzhou
 Zhenhai Tower is all that remains of the Ming city walls.
China
Guangdong
Guangzhou
 Etched glass window at the Orchid Garden.
China
Yunnan
Kunming
Green Lake Park
 Green Lake Park was created in 14th century from swamps near Kunming.
China
Yunnan
Kunming
Yang Tong Temple
 The gate at the entrance of the Yang Tong Temple.
China
Yunnan
Kunming
 An 8th century pagoda.
China
Yunnan
Kunming
 The Bamboo Temple dates from 1280.
China
Yunnan
Kunming
Western Hills
 The Western Hills are dotted with temples like the Mongol period Sanqingge Temple.
China
Yunnan
Kunming
Western Hills
 The Taihua Temple was built during the Ming Dynasty.
China
Yunnan
Kunming
Western Hills
 Temple guardian at the Huating Temple.
China
Yunnan
Kunming
Western Hills
 Clay figures on the walls of the 11th century Huating Temple on the Western Hills overlooking Lake Dian.
China
Yunnan
Kunming
Western Hills
 The Dragon Gate was carved out of solid rock between 1781 and 1835.
China
Yunnan
Dali
 The North Gate.
China
Yunnan
Dali
 The thinnest of the three pagodas.
China
Tibet
Sakya
Sakya Monastery
 The monastery is inside a walled complex which covers an area of 18,000 square metres.
China
Tibet
Sakya
Sakya Monastery
 Sakya Monastery was built in the 13th century.
China
Tibet
Sakya
Sakya Monastery
 Painted doors and windows.
China
Tibet
Sakya
Sakya Monastery
 The monastery has Mongolian elements.
China
Tibet
Sakya
Sakya Monastery
 Prayer wheels.
China
Tibet
Sakya
Sakya Monastery
 Traditional Tibetan wall painting.
China
Tibet
Xigatse
Tashilhunpo
 Mountains tower over the red and white monastery buildings.
China
Tibet
Xigatse
Tashilhunpo
 The red part of the monastery building is the religious area.
China
Tibet
Xigatse
Tashilhunpo
 Wooden doorway.
China
Tibet
Xigatse
Tashilhunpo
 One of the many wall paintings in the monastery.
China
Tibet
Xigatse
Tashilhunpo
 Buddhist calendar.
China
Tibet
Xigatse
Tashilhunpo
 Wall painting depicting Buddhas.
China
Tibet
Xigatse
Tashilhunpo
 The guilded bronze roof.
China
Tibet
Xigatse
Tashilhunpo
 Decorated door and window.
China
Tibet
Gyatse
Pelkor Chode Monastery
 The walls of the Pelkor Chode Monastery.
China
Tibet
Gyatse
Pelkor Chode Monastery
 The nine level Pango Chorten was built in 1410.
China
Tibet
Gyatse
Pelkor Chode Monastery
 Painted eves and Tibetan script.
China
Tibet
Gyatse
Pelkor Chode Monastery
 The extensive walls of the monastery.
China
Tibet
Gyatse
Pelkor Chode Monastery
 The Kumbum dates from 1427.
China
Tibet
Gyatse
Pelkor Chode Monastery
 Prayer wheels.
China
Tibet
Gyatse
 The 14th century Gyatse Fort dominates the town.
China
Tibet
Yamdrok Tso
 Small shines overlooking Yamdrok Tso.
China
Tibet
Brahmaputra Valley
 Painted rock Buddha near Lhasa.
China
Tibet
Lhasa
Potala Palace
 The 17th century Potala Palace. The red part is religious, the white area is the palace.
China
Tibet
Lhasa
Potala Palace
 The Potala Palace is 117m high and contains 1000 rooms and 10,000 shrines.
China
Tibet
Lhasa
Potala Palace
 Entrance to the White Palace.
China
Tibet
Lhasa
Potala Palace
 Decorated windows.
China
Tibet
Lhasa
Potala Palace
 The guilded roof.
China
Tibet
Lhasa
Potala Palace
 Detail of the red part of the palace.
China
Tibet
Lhasa
Potala Palace
 The Dhvaja (victory banner).
China
Tibet
Lhasa
Jokhang Temple
 The Jokhang Temple dates from the 7th century and has an area of 25,000 square metres.
China
Tibet
Lhasa
Norbulinka Palace
 The Norbulinka is the summer palace from where the Dalai Lama fled into exile in 1959.
China
Tibet
Lhasa
Norbulinka Palace
 The guilded roof of the palace.
China
Tibet
Lhasa
Drepung Monastery
 The monastery once housed 10,000 monks.
China
Tibet
Lhasa
Drepung Monastery
 The monastery dates from 1416.
China
Tibet
Lhasa
Drepung Monastery
 One of the many wall paintings inside the monastery.
China
Tibet
Lhasa
Drepung Monastery
 Wall painting of a musician.
China
Tibet
Lhasa
Drepung Monastery
 The walls and roof of the monastery are ornately decorated and guilded.
China
Tibet
Lhasa
Drepung Monastery
 The Dhvaja.
China
Tibet
Lhasa
Drepung Monastery
 Decorated doorway and window.
China
Tibet
Lhasa
Drepung Monastery
 Carved wooden binding for Buddhist scriptures.
China
Sichuan
Leshan
 2nd century Han tombs at Leshan.
China
Sichuan
Leshan
 The 1200 year old Wuyon Temple is made completely of wood.
China
Sichuan
Leshan
Dafu
 Dafu is the world's largest Buddha at 71m high. It was started in 713 AD and took 90 years to complete.
China
Sichuan
Leshan
Dafu
 The head of Dafu. The statue's ears are 7m long.
China
Sichuan
Leshan
Dafu
 People on the foot of Dafu. The big toe is 8.3m long.
China
Sichuan
Chengdu
 The Monastery of Devine Light dates from the 9th century.
China
Sichuan
Chengdu
Wenshu Monastery
 The interior of the monastery.
China
Sichuan
Dazu
 Buddhist rock carvings on Dazu's Northern Hill. They date from the 9th to 11th centuries.
China
Sichuan
Dazu
Baoding
 The Baoding carvings are set on a cliff near Dazu. These are figures of sages, preachers and historical figures.
China
Sichuan
Dazu
Baoding
 Scenes of hell at the Baoding carvings. They were completed in 1249.
China
Sichuan
Dazu
Baoding
 Scenes from hell overlooked by judges.
China
Sichuan
Dazu
Baoding
 Figures carrying offerings.
China
Sichuan
Dazu
Baoding
 Buddhist carvings.
China
Sichuan
Dazu
Baoding
 Religious figures.
China
Sichuan
Dazu
Baoding
 Demons.
China
Sichuan
Dazu
Baoding
 8m high priests.
China
Shanghai
 The Jade Buddha Temple.
China
Shanghai
 Meeting room where the Chinese Communist Party was founded in 1921.
China
Shanghai
Shanghai Museum
 Part of a poem sent to Chen Jiru showing fine Ming Dynasty calligraphy.
China
Shanghai
Shanghai Museum
 Close up of a Qing Dynasty vase with a hundred deer from 1715.
China
Shanghai
Shanghai Museum
 White glazed gourd, Qing Dynasty.
China
Shanghai
Shanghai Museum
 Belt tail piece made of jade from the Ming Dynastry with a dragon design.
China
Shanghai
Shanghai Museum
 Funerary face coverings made from jade, 8th century BC.
China
Shanghai
Shanghai Museum
 Part of Eight Scenes of Autumn by Dong Qichen.
China
Shanghai
Shanghai Museum
 Jade belt plaque with a carved lion from the 13th century Song Dynasty.
China
Shanghai
Shanghai Museum
 Part of Flowers by Xu Gu, Qing Dynasty.
China
Shanghai
Shanghai Museum
 Three sheep carved from jade from the Qing Dynasty.
China
Shanghai
Shanghai Museum
 Ming Dynasty jade carving of three boys.
China
Shanghai
Shanghai Museum
 Jade deer from the Song Dynasty.
China
Shanghai
Shanghai Museum
 Sightseeing of Autumn Mountain by Wen Boren from the Ming Dynasty.
China
Shanghai
Shanghai Museum
 Jade belt plaque with dragon from the 13th century Yuan Dynasty.
China
Shanghai
Shanghai Museum
 Spring in South of Yangtze River by Wen Zhengmins from the Ming Dynasty.
China
Shanghai
Shanghai Museum
 Qing Dynasty colour screen on the back of a chair.
China
Zhejiang
Hangzhou
Tomb of Yue Fei
 The entrance to the Tomb of Yue Fei.
China
Zhejiang
Hangzhou
Tomb of Yue Fei
 Stone figure at the tomb of Yue Fei, a Song Dynasty general.
China
Zhejiang
Hangzhou
Linyin Temple
 The stone pagoda dates from 960 AD.
China
Zhejiang
Hangzhou
Temple of the Golden Dragon
 The Temple of the Golden Dragon is set in hills overlooking the city.
China
Zhejiang
Hangzhou
Temple of the Golden Dragon
 Detail of thhe golden dragon.
China
Zhejiang
Hangzhou
Feilai Feng Caves
 One of the 300 carvings at Feilai Feng Caves overlooking the city.
China
Zhejiang
Hangzhou
Feilai Feng Caves
 The carvings at Feilai Feng Caves date from 10th to 14th centuries.
China
Zhejiang
Hangzhou
Feilai Feng Caves
 Stone carving in a mix of Chinese and Indian styles.

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