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  1. Famous Landmarks in Asia By: Erin Voigt

  2. Northern China • Construction of the Great Wall of China began in the fifth century B.C. • The Ming Dynasty extended it in the 1400s to defend against the Mongolian armies to the north. • The Great Wall of China one of the few manmade objects visible from space. • It is 5,500 miles long. The Great Wall of China

  3. It is located in the middle of Beijing, the Chinese capital • The Imperial Palace is the center of the Chinese dynasties from Ming to Qing. It is the largest surviving palace complex and contains the largest collection of ancient wood structures in the world. • Outside the palace is the world’s largest square- Tiananmen Square • Tiananmen Square is famous for its role in significant moments in Chinese and world history. Tiananmen Square & The Forbidden City The Forbidden City Beijing, China Tiananmen Square

  4. The “City of Temples” with more than 100 buildings, is the largest religious complex on Earth. • Relics of the Khmer Kingdom, including brick rubble dating back to the ninth century and the Angkor Wat of the 12th century demonstrate the Hindu and Buddhist culture. Temples of Angkor Siem Riep, Cambodia Angkor Wat

  5. The Taj Mahal is a tomb. • In 1631, Emperor Shah Jahan built a tomb in honor of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died after giving birth to their 14th child. • Afterward, the emperor was arrested and according to the lore, could only see the Taj Mahal from a small window. • Admission price for tourists is 970 rupees (about 22 dollars) and for locals is 20 rupees (about 45 cents). Taj Mahal Agra, India Taj Mahal

  6. Potala Palace is on the Red Hill in central Lhasa. • Potala named after a holy hill in South India is a Sanskrit word meaning “Buddha of Mercy”. • Potala Palace is made of 2 parts, the Red Palace as the center, and the White Palace as two wings. • The Red Palace is the highest part in central Potala Palace this is completely devoted to religious study and Buddhist prayer. Potala Palace Lhasa, Tibet Potala Palace

  7. The Tokyo Tower (333 meters) is 13 meters taller than its model, the Eiffel Tower. • The tower was completed in 1958 as a symbol for Japan’s rebirth as a major economic power. • The tower serves as a television and radio broadcast antenna and tourist attraction. • Visitors can go to the main observatory at 150 meters and the special observatory at 250 meters high. Tokyo Tower Tokyo, Japan Tokyo Tower

  8. The Shwedagon Pagoda was built in the early sixth and seventh century. • Around the Pagoda there is animal structures of elephants, lions, various spirits, serpents, ogres, kneeling men, and yogis. • This Buddhist shrine is topped with 5,448 diamonds and 2,317 rubies, sapphires, and other gems. It is also covered with gold plates. Topped with a 76- carat diamond. Shwedagon Pagoda Rangoon, Burma Shwedagon Pagoda