In the sheltered coastal waters of the Bohai Sea, the Yellow Sea, the East China Sea and the South China Sea, there are large fish farms where marine crustaceans such as shrimps, and molluscs such as oysters, are raised in artificial enclosures. Continue reading
Graham Gercken is an award winning Australian landscape painting artist who was born in 1960. He is a self-taught artist who loves to paint with oil paint. Continue reading
Grand Bouddha Sakayamunee. Ang Thong, Thailande. 92 m (301 ft). Built in 2008.
“Who were these people? And why did they feel the need to commemorate themselves in stone?”
You may have not heard of Nasreddin Hodja, but in the Middle East, Central Asia, and parts of Europe, Nasreddin Hodja is a famous folk character. Continue reading
Deep in the mountains of northwestern Sichuan in China, on the Tibetan plateau, there exists a town in an isolated, beautiful and clean valley that is actually an entire monastery itself – the Yarchen Monastery. Continue reading
A 600-year-old Buddha statue has emerged from the Hongmen Reservoir when 30 feet (10 m) of water was drained because of the nearby hydropower gate renovation. Archeologists think that this 12.5 feet (3.8 meters) tall statue could date back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Continue reading
Shanghai Tower, China’s tallest building, world’s fastest elevator that travels at a record-breaking 42.8mph. In December, Shanghai’s Tower elevator was awarded the Guinness World Record for speeds of 42.8 mph (69 km/h). Continue reading