Friday, August 31, 2007

Fo Guang Shan, 佛光山 Taiwan

Fo Guang Shan; literally Buddha's Light Mountain, located in Kaohsiung is the largest Buddhist Monastery in Taiwan, where hundred of gilded Buddha images stand in line.

Sunday, August 26, 2007


BND$688.00 O.N.O

Friday, August 24, 2007

Forbidden city 故宫, Beijing, China

Our tour group at the Forbidden City
The Forbidden City covers 74 hectares (183 acres), which is called the Palace Museum now, was the imperial palace of Ming and Qing dynasties. Its construction began in 1406, so it has a history of nearly 600 years and 24 emperors ruled the whole country from here for nearly 500 years. It was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1987.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Korean Drama & Artists

Jung Suh (Choi Ji Woo) of Winter Sonata – wish she is the real one :)

Myeong-dong Street - Shooting location of Winter Sonata

This was the dating place for Ujin (Choi Ji Woo)and Jun Sang (Bae Yong Joon) but Jun Sang gets into an accident, and UJin waits for Jun Sang whom never shows up. Ten years later, they revisit this place to remember some old times, and Jun Sang regains his memory under the falling snow.

Song Joo (Kwon Sang Woo) of Stairway to Heaven – you can find him also at the Face Shop, Mall, Gadong.

Hwajinpo Beach was the set of the Autumn in my Heart where the two lovers Jun-suh (Song Seung-heon) and Eun-suh (Song Hye-kyo) spent their last moments together where young and handsome Jun-Seo carried the beautiful yet dying Eun-Suh on his back down the beach.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Chengde, 承德 China

Chengde is a city approximately one hundred miles northeast of Beijing in Hebei province which is best known as the summer residence of the early Qing Dynasty emperors that features Mountain resort and temples.

Our tour group at the entrance of the Mountain resort

The Chinese words which translate to the English as "The Imperial Mountain Resort For Escaping The Heat - a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

One of the beautiful scenery at the mountain resort

Cultural performance at the Mountain resort

The Putuozongsheng Temple (The Small Potala or Potaraka Palace in Lhasa, Tibet)

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Seoul Land, South Korea

Seoul Land is Korea’s first theme park. There are five theme based areas that make up Seoul Land. Seoul Land has up to 40 roller coasters such as Space Cruise, Black Hole 2000, Galaxy Train, Rapid Current Ride, Magic Carpet, as well as Adventure Theater, Movie Theater, Story Land, and many more.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Martyr's Shrine 忠烈祠, Taipei

A landscaped garden with graceful pavilions and placid ponds where tourists can witness the elaborate and graceful changing of guards' ceremony.

Republic of China Navy honor guard
at the Martyr's Shrine
One of the many Chinese pavilions at the Martyr's Shrine

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Mega Web, Toyota City, Tokyo

Mega Web, one of the world's largest auto showrooms, run by Toyota Motor Corporation, is proving popular among car enthusiasts. This 24,000 square meter showroom has about 150 vehicles on display, including 70 different models. Though it has been open for less than eight years, it has already attracted more than 50 million visitors. The centerpiece of this facility is the Toyota City Showcase, where new Toyota models are displayed before they can be seen anywhere else.


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