Category Archives: China

The Great Wall with two watch towers

The Great Wall roughly divides China from the Inner Mongolia. If was very useful not just to protect China from the Mongolians  but also as a border control and allowing impositions of duty on transports along the Silk Road.

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The Great Wall of China

 

 

The Great Wall of China consists of many fortifications made of stone, brick and wood. It was built  to protect the Chinese empire against the Mongolian tribes.  The Great Wall stretches from Shanhaiguan in the east to Lop Lake in the west and is about 8850 km long.

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Buddha in Hong Kong

Tian Tan Buddha at the Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island  (Hong Kong) is a large bronze statue of the Buddha Amoghasiddhi. The Po Ling Monastery symbolises the harmonious relationship between men and nature. The Monastery offers for small money a fantastic vegetarian meal to all that visit the place.

One can take the cable car to go up the mountain… you get a stunning view of the mountains and the sea. It is absolutely breathtaking. If you take the bus you will get the most amazing glimpses of the imposing mountains and pass by small, old and original-looking villages. Lantau Island is one of the real original places in Hong Kong.

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