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is the town of Maba, home of relics and museum of the Maba Man, Chinese Neanderthals. Near Maba is Nanhua Temple, which was founded by Huineng, the Sixth Patriarch of Zen Buddhism. The large Shaogang iron and steel factory is also located near Maba. Near Shaoguan in Renhua county is located the Danxia (Mount Danxia) Mountain which is a famous scenic area. Northwest of Shaoguan, at the town of Pingshi (Pingshi, Lechang), a dramatic stretch of river known as the Nine

-trauma.html title Ancient Human's Head Trauma Points to Foul Play last Welsh first Jennifer publisher Live Science accessdate 17 January 2012 thumb 400px (File:Danxia 0754.jpg) '''Mount Danxia''' (丹霞山) is a famous scenic area near Shaoguan city in the northern part of Guangdong, China (People's Republic of China). The Danxia mountain is formed from a reddish sandstone which has been eroded over time into a series of mountains surrounded by curvaceous cliffs and many unusual


, Kim Jong-suk, is in Chongjin. Famous scenic sites include hot springs and Mt. Chilbosan. It has a zoo with no animals in it. Chongjin's most famous product is processed squid (squid (food)). The city is home to the football (football (soccer)) team, the Ch'ŏngjin Chandongcha. The local newspaper is the ''Hambuk Daily''. Chongjin is featured in the book '' Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea


Hú'') Hangzhou's most famous scenic sight. Technically, there are ''10 Scenes of the West Lake'' and ''10 New Scenes'', but they are overrated, and often seasonal (Snowfall Over Broken Bridge, etc.). Rather than make a checklist and walking back and forth looking for them, simply spend a clear day wandering the circumference of the lake and the causeways, take a ferry to the islands, and you will probably cover most of the sites anyway. The "West Lake" itself can be divided


and history of the fascinating Island of Ruissalo is to be found flanking the Turku estuary. Once the hunting island for the court of Turku Castle, the island is easily accessible by land or by sea. The oak forests, charming 19th Century villas, Ruissalo Spa hotel, Ruissalo nature reserve, Ruisrock rock concert, Honkapirtti restaurant and the Botanical Gardens have all combined to make the island famous. Scenic and well-maintained


and do not represent Germany as a whole. Germany is a vast and diverse country with 16 culturally unique states that only form a political union since 1871. If you're still looking for the cliches, the Romantic Road is a famous scenic route along romantic castles and picturesque villages. With its fairy tale appearance, the Neuschwanstein Castle (Füssen) could be considered the most iconic of German castles. The walled city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber has a beautiful mediaeval centre

long-distance journey by car *'''Romantic Road''' – the most famous scenic route in Germany that starts in Würzburg and ends in Füssen *'''Rheinsteig''' and '''Rheinburgenweg''' – Walk the high level path through some of Germany's most beautiful landscapes with spectacular views of castles above the River Rhine between Wiesbaden and Bonn or Bingen and Bonn-Mehlem. *'''Elbe Radweg''' a cycle-route along the Elbe river that passes by Dresden and Magdeburg before it reaches Hamburg. Due to it being close to a river there are few steep ascents, making this route ideal for novice bikers. Do thumb Berchtesgaden National Park Königssee (File:Kloster St. Bartoloma.jpg) ("King's Lake") near Berchtesgaden, Bavaria Germany offers a wide variety of activities of both a cultural and sporting nature. Many Germans are members of a sports club. Sports Germany is crazy about football (soccer) and the '''German Football Association''' ('''DFB''') is the biggest FA association in the world with 6.35 million members (8% of the German population) in more than 25,000 clubs. Many German football clubs are among the most valuable football brands in Europe, like Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern Munich. Every village has a club and the games often are the main social event on weekends. Keep in mind that due to the nature of (a small minority of) soccer fans, there is often a heightened police-presence during games and violence is rare but not unheard of. Other popular team sports include (olympic) handball (especially popular in the north), ice-hockey ("Eishockey"), volleyball and basketball. Motor sports are a popular visitor attraction, with many famous courses like Hockenheim and Nürburgring ("Green Hell"). During the winter, many people go skiing in the Alps or in mountain ranges like the Harz, Eifel, Bavarian Forest or Black Forest. One of the more popular individual sports is Tennis, although it has declined somewhat since the days of Steffie Graf and Boris Becker, there are still Tennis-courts in many places and most of them can be rented by the hour. Almost every middle-sized German city has a spa (often called ''Therme'') with swimming pools, water slides, hot tubs, saunas, steam baths, sun roofs etc. Cultural events Several theatres in bigger cities play outstanding classical and contemporary plays. Germany prides itself on the wide variety of cultural events and every city works out a cultural agenda. Classical Music Germany boasts several world class opera houses (especially Berlin, Bayreuth, and Munich) and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra is known as one of the top three orchestras in the world. Germany is considered to have one of the strongest classical music traditions in Europe, with many famous composers such as Bach, Handel (called ''Händel'' before he settled in London in 1712), Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms and Wagner originating from Germany. While France and Italy may have a longer history with opera, Germany too has developed its own unique operatic tradition. German, along with Italian and French, is considered to be a main operatic language, with many famous German-language operas having been composed by famous composers like Mozart, Beethoven, Wagner, and Strauss. Musicals thumb Musical Dome in Cologne (File:Musical Dome Gesamtansicht (9300-02).jpg) Musicals are popular in Germany. Although there are some touring productions from time to time, most shows stay in a specific city for a few years. The main 'musical cities' are Hamburg, Berlin, Oberhausen, Stuttgart, Bochum and Cologne. German performances include ''The Lion King'', ''Wicked'', ''Starlight Express'' and ''Rocky''. Shakespeare Rather interestingly, William Shakespeare is adored in Germany like almost nowhere else — the Anglosphere included. This can be attributed in large part to Goethe, who fell in love with the Bard's works. If your German is up to it, seeing a performance can be very interesting. According to some Germans, Shakespeare is actually ''improved'' in translation, as the language used is more contemporary. Judge for yourself. Theatre In General German theatres are plentiful and - compared to most other western countries - dirt cheap, as the government considers them to be "necessary" so they subsidize them in order for everybody to be able to go there, regardless of income. There are often special discounts for students or elderly people. Most plays are performed in German, but there are occsaional events with plays in other languages as well. Festivals There are some well known and large annual festivals in Germany like the Wacken Open Air (heavy metal music festival), Wave-Gotik-Treffen (festival for "dark" music and arts in Leipzig) and Fusion Festival (electronic music festival in the Mecklenburg Lakeland (Mecklenburg Lake District)). Buy Currency Commons:Category:Germany Wikipedia:Germany Dmoz:Regional Europe Germany

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