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Muang Sing

landmarks The principal temple of some 20 in Muang Sing is the Wat Sing Jai or Wat Xieng Jai, located behind the Muangsing Guest House. The monastery, painted in hues reminiscent of the Caribbean, has a museum, but because its items are of high local value, it is closed to visitors for fear of theft. Another major temple is the Wat Namkeo. The ''wihan'' in the town are typically multi-tired roofed buildings typical of northern Laos, but most houses have corrugated metal roofs and wooden beams, reflecting a lack of wealth in the area. The Buddhas, however, are golden, and typically have large long earlobes, commonly seen in Xishuangbanna (Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture), China and Shan State of Burma. File:MuangSing VatXiengChai2 tango7174.jpg Wat Xieng Jai ''wihan'' File:MuangSing VatXiengChai4 tango7174.jpg Wat Xieng Jai interior File:Muang Sing, Laos7.jpg Wat Xieng Jai main sanctuary File:MuangSing VatXiengChai7 tango7174.jpg Wat Xieng Jai ''sim'' File:MuangSing VatNamKeoLuang1 tango7174.jpg Wat Nam Keo Luang main hall File:MuangSing VatNamKeoLuang2 tango7174.jpg A Wat Nam Keo Luang stupa File:MuangSing VatHomexay1 tango7174.jpg Wat Homexay entrance File:MuangSing VatHomexay2 tango7174.jpg Wat Homexay main hall On the main market in Muang Sing Yunnanese traders sell goods such as Western clothing, fake sports clothing and gear, electrical and household appliances and cooking oil, and local ethnic people sell mostly vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices. Due to the increase in tourism in recent years, a number of small new hotels and restaurants have sprung up in the town, including the Phou Iu Guest House and Restaurant, built 2003, Charmpathong, Muangsing Guesthouse, Danneua, Phou Lu, Saengdeuang and Singcharean, the largest hotel as of 2002 with 22 rooms


Zhoushan

, and nearby islands and water channels. Ciyun Temple is the major temple on Mount Moxin and a popular scenic spot. Lulan-qingsha Beach, measuring a length of 3,600 meters and a width of 500 meters, is the single longest beach of Eastern China . It is an ideal place for camping, flying kites, and movie-shooting. The beach is also the location for yearly worship services or matsuris of the ocean for fishing harvest. Dongsha Ancient Town was once the county seat


Bagan

a bricklayer for his imperfect masonry) and its unfinished construction (work abandoned after he himself was assassinated). Believed to be a haunted temple by some inhabitants. * Commons:Category:Bagan Wikipedia:Bagan


Mexico City

Metropolitan Cathedral and National Palace (National Palace (Mexico)), ancient Aztec temple ruins Templo Mayor ("Major Temple") and modern structures, all within a few steps of one another. (The Templo Mayor was discovered in 1978 while workers were digging to place underground electric cables). The most recognizable icon of Mexico City is the golden Angel of Independence, found on the wide, elegant avenue Paseo de la Reforma, modeled by the order of the Emperor Maximilian of Mexico (Maximilian I of Mexico) after the Champs-Élysées in Paris. This avenue was designed over the Americas' oldest known major roadway in the 19th century to connect the National Palace (National Palace (Mexico)) (seat of government) with the Castle of Chapultepec (Chapultepec Castle), the imperial residence. Today, this avenue is an important financial district in which the Mexican Stock Exchange and several corporate headquarters are located. Another important avenue is the Avenida de los Insurgentes, which extends Dmoz:Regional North America Mexico States Federal District Commons:Category:Mexico City Wikipedia:Mexico City


Tokyo

finest cultural sites, including the Tokyo National Museum, the National Museum of Western Art, and the National Science Museum (National Science Museum of Japan), as well as a major public concert hall. Many Buddhist temples are in the area, including the Bentendo temple dedicated to goddess Benzaiten, on an island in Shinobazu Pond. The Kan'ei-ji, a major temple of the Tokugawa (Tokugawa shogunate) shoguns, stood in this area, and its pagoda is now within the grounds of the Ueno Zoo. Nearby is the Ueno Tōshōgū (Toshogu), a Shinto shrine (Jinja (shrine)) to Tokugawa Ieyasu. Near the Tokyo National Museum there is The International Library of Children's Literature. Just south of the station is the Ameyayokocho, a street market district that evolved out of an open-air black market that sprung up after World War II. Just east is the Ueno motorcycle district, with English-speaking staff available in some stores. layout Front engine (Front-engine design), four-wheel drive assembly Tokyo, Japan successor Mitsubishi Pajero The WikiPedia:Tokyo Dmoz:Regional Asia Japan Prefectures Tokyo Commons:Category:Tokyo


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