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Luxor

an ankh and another where she precedes a Horus hawk wearing the double crown of united Egypt, representing the pharaoh whom she protects. thumb 150px right One of the two Luxor (Image:Louxor obelisk Paris dsc00780.jpg) obelisks in the Place de la Concorde in Paris right thumb Tip of Hatshepsut's fallen obelisk, Karnak Karnak Temple Complex (Image:Obelisk5.jpg), Luxor, Egypt Image:Hippodrome Oblisk.jpg right thumb The Obelisk of Tuthmosis

of the Voortrekker Monument, architect Gerard Moerdijk visited Egypt, including the Karnak Temple Complex in Luxor (Thebes (Thebes, Egypt)). In Thebes, the pharaoh Akhenaten, Nefertiti's husband, had erected three sun sanctuaries, one of which was called the Hwt-benben ('mansion of the Benben'). thumb Sun disc illumination on encrypted stone. (File:Sun on stone.JPG) Whilst finalising the design of the Voortrekker Monument

in 1936, ) has been one of Egypt


Chengde

Temple complex, completed in 1771 during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor. The project of building Chengde Mountain Resort started in 1703 and finished in 1790. The whole mountain resort covers an area 5,640,000 square meters. It is the largest royal garden in China. The wall of the mountain resort is over 10,000 meters in length. In summers, emperors of Qing Dynasty came to the mountain resort to relax themselves and escape from the high temperature in Beijing. The whole Resort can be divided into three areas which are lakes area, plains area and hills area. The lakes area, which includes 8 lakes, covers an area of 496,000 square meters. The plains area covers an area of 607,000 square meters. The emperors held horse races and hunted in the area. The largest area of the three is the hills area. It covers an area of 4,435,000 square meters. Hundreds of palaces and temples were built on the hills in this area. The elaborate Mountain Resort (Chengde Mountain Resort) features large parks with lakes, pagodas, and palaces ringed by a wall. Outside the wall are the Eight Outer Temples (外八庙), built in varying architectural styles drawn from throughout China. One of the best-known of these is the Putuo Zongcheng Temple, built to resemble the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. The resort and outlying temples were made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. The nearby Puning Temple, built in 1755, houses the world's tallest wooden statue of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara. Chengde's older name of ''Rehe'' (or ''Jehol'') came from the name for the local river (热河; Pinyin: Rèhé) which translates as "hot river." The river was so named because it did not freeze in the winter. Most sections of the river are currently dry because of a new damming project. Another popular attraction of the Chengde area is Sledgehammer Peak (磬锤峰), a large rock formation in the shape of an inverted sledgehammer. A variety of other mountains, valleys, and grasslands lie within the borders of the city. Gallery File:Chengdeview1.JPG Downtown Chengde, seen from the Mountain Resort (Chengde Mountain Resort). File:Chengdestreet.JPG A city street. File:Rehebridge.JPG Bridge across the Rehe, with new housing development and Sledgehammer Peak visible in the background. File:Saihanba3.jpg Saihanba National Park, in northern Chengde, near the border with Inner Mongolia. Sister cities Chengde has city partnerships (town twinning) with the following locations: *


Anshan

. Avalokitesvara) Buddha has been carved. The jade stone was found in 1960 in Xiuyan County. It was declared a treasure of the State and listed as a protected property by Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai. Anshan city government commissioned the carving which took a team of 120 sculptures 18 months to complete. The temple complex was opened on the 3rd of September 1996. The building that houses the Jade Buddha statue is 33 metres tall, representing the 33 layers of heaven in Buddhism. It claims to be one

phone tollfree fax hours price ¥60 content Claiming to be the worlds largest Jade statue of the Buddha and carved form the worlds largest single piece of Jade stone, at almost 8 meters high and weighing in at 260.76 tons, this is an impressive sight. The statue is housed within a large temple complex in the Dongshan section of 219 park. * WikiPedia:Anshan, China

Municipal Government - Jade Buddha Park publisher Anshan Municipal Government accessdate 2008-10-03 Another major tourist location is "219 Park". The name of the park commemorates the liberation of Anshan by the People's Liberation Army on the 19th of February 1948. The park contains the Dongshan (East Mountain) scenic area as well as numerous lakes. Of particular note is the Jade Buddha Palace. This large Buddhist temple


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Baalbek

(reign of Augustus) and over a period of two centuries (reign of Philip the Arab), the Romans had built a temple complex in Baalbeck consisting of three temples: Jupiter, Bacchus and Venus. On a nearby hill, they built a fourth temple dedicated to Mercury (Mercury (mythology)). The city, then known as Heliopolis (there was another Heliopolis in Egypt (Heliopolis (ancient))), was made a ''colonia'' by Septimius Severus in 193, having been part of the territory of Berytus

from the rubble and the dreary condition. Within a month, the German archaeological team he dispatched was at work on the site. The campaign produced meticulously presented and illustrated series of volumes. thumb right The layout of the temple complex of Baalbeck (File:Baalbek-Layout.jpg) 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict On August 4, 2006, as part of the 2006 Lebanon War, Israeli helicopter-borne soldiers supported by bombs from aircraft entered

within the Arab walls, as well as the southwestern extramural quarter between Bastan-al-Khan, the Roman site and the Mameluk mosque of Ras-al-Ain. Lebanon's representative gave assurances that the committee's wish would be honored. Wikipedia:Baalbek Commons:Baalbek


Luang Namtha


Roman Catholic Diocese of Sion

sarcophagi were buried on St. Peter's Island (St. Petersinsel) next to a Roman temple complex. A wooden monastery was built over the complex in the 8th-9th century. -valign top Schwery, Henri (Henri Schwery) Bishop emeritus of Sion (Roman Catholic Diocese of Sion), Switzerland. -valign top thumb left Bertholod tower and surrounding vineyards (File:BertholodTurm.JPG) Lutry was a royal estate


Ulan Bator

Education Ulan Bator has six major universities: * National University of Mongolia * Mongolia University of Science and Technology * Mongolian State University of Agriculture * Health Science University of Mongolia * Mongolian State University of Education * Mongolian University of Art and Culture There are a number of other universities in the city, including Humanities University, Institute of Finance and Economics and Raffles International Institute .


Kanchanaburi

cemetery 2 km out of town. *

have slept. Also displays a section of the first wooden bridge, recreations of the POW barracks and miscellaneous military paraphernalia. Downstairs is a somewhat incongruous exhibit of prehistoric Thailand complete with semi-erotic murals. The temple complex next door is interesting, although a cross-river boat departing from the riverside is the best attraction. The museum is time-worn, with many of the exhibits rusty or damaged by insects and the weather. Overall it is tatty and amateurish


Kyakhta

with the Russians. (Amursana died there of smallpox. In the spring of 1762 his frozen body was brought to Kyakhta for the Manchu to see. The Russians then buried it, refusing the Manchu request that it be handed over for posthumous punishment. G. Patrick March,'Eastern Destiny: Russian in Asia and the Pacific, 1996, Chapter 12 ) To commemorate his military victory, Qianlong established the Puning Temple Complex of Chengde in 1755. In 1782, Bentham travelled along


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