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Photo Subject : Historical Sites

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Photos marked as were added from 1 March 2017.


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China
Zhejiang
Hangzhou
Feilai Feng Caves
 Maitreya, the laughing Buddha.
China
Zhejiang
Hangzhou
Feilai Feng Caves
 Old style Chinese characters.
China
Jiangsu
Suzhou
 Close up of the North Tower Pagoda in Suzhou.
China
Jiangsu
Suzhou
 The North Tower Pagoda temple complex dates from 300 AD (Suzhou).
China
Jiangsu
Suzhou
Temple of Mystery
 Incense burner at the Temple of Mystery in Suzhou.
China
Jiangsu
Suzhou
Silk Museum
 Qing Dynasty silk Trantric Buddhist quilt.
China
Jiangsu
Suzhou
Silk Museum
 Caligraphy set at the Silk Museum in Suzhou.
China
Jiangsu
Suzhou
Silk Museum
 Rice buckets in traditional house. Silk Museum, Suzhou.
China
Jiangsu
Suzhou
Liuyuan Garden
 Life size diorama at Liuyuan Garden.
China
Jiangsu
Suzhou
The Humble Administrator's Garden
 The entrance to the Humble Administrator's Garden in Suzhou.
China
Jiangsu
Suzhou
The Humble Administrator's Garden
 A pavillion in the Humble Administrator's Garden in Suzhou.
China
Jiangsu
Suzhou
The Humble Administrator's Garden
 Flowers, trees and bamboo fences in the Humble Administrator's Garden in Suzhou.
China
Jiangsu
Suzhou
The Humble Administrator's Garden
 One of the many traditional buildings at the Humble Administrator's Garden in Suzhou.
China
Jiangsu
Suzhou
The Humble Administrator's Garden
 The Humble Administrator's Garden in Suzhou is the largest in the city.
China
Jiangsu
Suzhou
The Humble Administrator's Garden
 Screens for part of the Humble Administrators Garden in Suzhou.
China
Jiangsu
Suzhou
The Humble Administrator's Garden
 Typical architecture at the Humble Administrator's Garden in Suzhou.
China
Jiangsu
Suzhou
The Humble Administrator's Garden
 The Humble Administrator's Garden in Suzhou.
China
Jiangsu
Suzhou
The Humble Administrator's Garden
 White walled stone building and bridge at the Humble Administrator's Garden in Suzhou.
China
Jiangsu
Suzhou
The Humble Administrator's Garden
 Model boat in a pond.
China
Jiangsu
Suzhou
 Tiger Hill Pagoda dates from 961 AD and has a 2m tilt.
China
Jiangsu
Grand Canal
 The Grand Canal is 1794km long and is 2000 years old.
China
Jiangsu
Grand Canal
 Entrance to the 317m Precious Belt Bridge dating from 816 AD.
China
Jiangsu
Grand Canal
 Some of the 53 arches of the Precious Belt Bridge which crosses the Grand Canal.
China
Jiangsu
Nanjing
 Memorial commemorating the capture of Nanjing by the Communists in 1949.
China
Jiangsu
Nanjing
 Zhonghua Gate is the largest in Nanjing and dates from 1386.
China
Jiangsu
Nanjing
 Nanjing's city walls are 23km long and required 20 years to build.
China
Jiangsu
Nanjing
 The Bell Tower dates from 1388.
China
Jiangsu
Nanjing
 The ruins of Hong Wu Palace, the model for the Imperial Palace in Beijing.
China
Jiangsu
Nanjing
 Burial suit made from jade rectangles held together with silver thread (Han Dynasty, 25 to 220 AD).
China
Jiangsu
Nanjing
Sun Yat Sen Tomb
 The mausoleum of Sun Yat Sen, the first President of republican China.
China
Jiangsu
Nanjing
Sun Yat Sen Tomb
 The mausoleum of Sun Yat Sen who died in 1912.
China
Jiangsu
Nanjing
Tomb of Hong Wu
 The Tomb of Hong Wu, first emperor of the Ming Dynasty who died in 1398.
China
Jiangsu
Nanjing
Tomb of Hong Wu
 The tomb is reached via the avenue of animals.
China
Jiangsu
Nanjing
Tomb of Hong Wu
 Stone elephant along the Avenue of Animals.
China
Jiangsu
Nanjing
Tomb of Hong Wu
 Bactrian camel.
China
Jiangsu
Nanjing
Tomb of Hong Wu
 A figure from the Avenue of Military and Political Figures.
China
Jiangsu
Nanjing
Tomb of Hong Wu
 The Soul Tower leads to the unexcavated tomb mound.
China
Shandong
Qufu
 The Ming Northern Gate of Qufu.
China
Shandong
Qufu
 Confucius (died 479 BC) burial mound.
China
Shandong
Qufu
 The pyramid shaped mausoleum of a tenth century Song Dynasty general.
China
Shandong
Tai Shan
 Pilgrims climb 6000 steps to reach the summit.
China
Shandong
Tai Shan
 Temple buildings. Tai Shan is sacred to Taoists, Confucians and Buddhists.
China
Shandong
Tai Shan
 Carvings on the cliff face.
China
Shandong
Tai Shan
 The Jade Emperor Temple (1545) on the top of Tai Shan.
China
Beijing
Tienanmen Square
 Revolutionary statue in Tienanmen Square.
China
Beijing
Tienanmen Square
 A hazy Gate of Heavenly Peace at the northern end of Tienanmen Square.
China
Beijing
Tienanmen Square
 The Gate of Heavenly Peace from where the People' Republic of China was proclaimed in 1949.
China
Beijing
Tienanmen Square
 The portrait of former leader, Mao Dze Dong at the Gate of Heavenly Peace.
China
Beijing
Summer Palace
 The Royal Garden at the Summer Palace in Beijing.
China
Beijing
Summer Palace
 Empress Cixi's marble boat in the Summer Palace.
China
Beijing
Summer Palace
 Hilltop glazed Buddhist temple.
China
Beijing
Lama Temple
 Bronze lion at the Lama Temple.
China
Beijing
Temple of Heaven
 Detail from the round Temple of Heaven.
China
Beijing
Temple of Heaven
 The ceiling of the Temple of Heaven.
China
Beijing
Temple of Heaven
 Glazed roof tiles at the Temple of Heaven.
China
Beijing
Temple of Heaven
 Detail of dragons at the Temple of Heaven.
China
Beijing
Temple of Heaven Park
 Decorated buildings and roofs around the Temple of Heaven.
China
Beijing
Ancient Observatory
 One of many bronze astronomical instruments displayed at the Ancient Observatory.
China
Beijing
Ancient Observatory
 Bronze astrolabe at the Ancient Observatory.
China
Beijing
Ancient Observatory
 Star globe at the Ancient Observatory.
China
Beijing
Ancient Observatory
 Map of Chinese constellations.
China
Beijing
Ancient Observatory
 Detail of a bronze astronomical instrument.
China
Beijing
Ancient Observatory
 Astronomical observation of an exploded star from 1054.
China
Beijing
Forbidden City
 View over the Forbidden City which occupies an area of 0.75 sq km.
China
Beijing
Forbidden City
 Moat and watch tower of the Forbidden City, a separate area of Beijing where the Emperors lived.
China
Beijing
Forbidden City
 The Meridian Gate in Beijing's Forbidden City was only used by the Emperor.
China
Beijing
Forbidden City
 A stream shaped like Tartar bow crossed by five marble bridges.
China
Beijing
Forbidden City
 The Gate of Supreme Harmony leads to some 800 buildings in the Forbidden City which was completed in 1420.
China
Beijing
Forbidden City
 The Gate of Supreme Harmony.
China
Beijing
Forbidden City
 Orange roofs over the Forbidden City.
China
Beijing
Forbidden City
 Carved stairs.
China
Beijing
Forbidden City
 A sundial, symbol of imperial justice.
China
Beijing
Forbidden City
 Bronze turtles are symbols of longevity and stability.
China
Beijing
Forbidden City
 General view of the Forbidden City, once the home of China's Emperors.
China
Beijing
Forbidden City
 The Forbidden City contains 800 buildings and is the best preserved collection of ancient buildings in China.
China
Beijing
Forbidden City
 The Hall of Supreme Harmony is the largest structure in the Forbidden City.
It dates from the 15th century and was used for ceremonies and coronations.
China
Beijing
Forbidden City
 The Hall of Supreme Harmony.
China
Beijing
Forbidden City
 Crowds straining to view inside the Hall of Supreme Harmony.
China
Beijing
Forbidden City
 Detail from the 15th century Hall of Supreme Harmony, Forbidden City, Beijing.
China
Beijing
Forbidden City
 The Royal Appartments.
China
Beijing
Forbidden City
 Detail of a carved marble ramp.
China
Beijing
Forbidden City
 Chinese and Mongolian writing in one of the many gates in the Forbidden City.
China
Beijing
Forbidden City
 Bronze vats once used to put out fires in the Forbidden City.
China
Beijing
Forbidden City
 The Palace of Heavenly Purity.
China
Beijing
Forbidden City
 Detail of one of the buildings in the Forbidden City.
China
Beijing
Forbidden City
 Decoration on one of the palace walls.
China
Beijing
Forbidden City
 The Forbidden City has 9000 rooms.
China
Beijing
Forbidden City
 Detail of roofs in the Forbidden City.
China
Beijing
Forbidden City
 Incense burner.
China
Beijing
Forbidden City
 Inside the Palace of Earthly Unity.
China
Beijing
Forbidden City
 The Imperial Gardens.
China
Beijing
Forbidden City
 18th century (Qing Dynasty) twin vase, the Ceramics Gallery.
China
Beijing
Forbidden City
 Late 18th century (Qing) yellow glazed vase in the Ceramics Gallery.
China
Beijing
Forbidden City
 18th century Qing brush holder with butterflies and flower, the Ceramics Gallery.
China
Beijing
Forbidden City
 Yellow vase with peach blossom (18th century, Qing), in the the Ceramics gallery (Forbidden City, Beijing).
China
Beijing
Forbidden City
 Qing (18th century) vase with peach design in the Ceramics Gallery in the Forbidden City.
China
Beijing
Forbidden City
  Vase painted with tale of Hongpu from the early 18th century (Qing Dynasty), the Ceramics gallery in the Forbidden City, Beijing.
China
Beijing
Forbidden City
 Jar painted with carp (Ming, 16th century) in the Ceramics gallery in the Forbidden City, Beijing.
China
Beijing
Forbidden City
 Blue and white 15th century Ming gourd shaped vase in the Ceramics gallery in the Forbidden City, Beijing.
China
Beijing
Forbidden City
 Porcelain vase with monkey and deer (Jin Dynastry, 12th century) the Ceramics gallery in the Forbidden City, Beijing.

All travel photographs © 1973 - 2017 KryssTal

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