Worth the Read: Great Travel Stories

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A catalog of discoveries that have descriptions that fascinated me.
悬空寺, Datong, China悬空寺Datong, ChinaThe HangingMonastery is a temple built into a cliff (75 m or 246 ft above the ground) near Datong / China. Built more than 1,500 years ago, this...Shipton's Arch (Artux Heavenly Gate), Kizilsu, ChinaShipton's Arch (Artux Heavenly Gate)Kizilsu, ChinaDid you know that the tallest natural arch in the world is located in western China, near the border with Kyrgyzstan? Or that this arch is so tall...Tuyoq Village, Turpan, ChinaTuyoq VillageTurpan, ChinaTuyoq village is probably one of my favorite places to visit in Turpan, an ancient Silk Road oasis in China's remote western region of Xinjiang. I...Huangshan National Park, Huangshan, ChinaHuangshan National ParkHuangshan, ChinaInto each life some rain must fall. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow True, and as we are all well aware of, it is the key to life, so would be a bit of...Suzhou, ChinaSuzhouChinaAbout 1.5 hours west of Shanghai, Suzhou is known as the "Venice of China" with its canals and stone bridges. Like in Venice, you can take a...Karamay #1 Oil Well Monument, Karamay, ChinaKaramay #1 Oil Well MonumentKaramay, ChinaChicago, right? Not quite! This monument to the discovery of oil in China's far west region of Xinjiang sure looks similar though. They call it...Apak Khoja Mausoleum, Kashi(Kaxgar), ChinaApak Khoja MausoleumKashi(Kaxgar), ChinaThe green and blue glazed tile of the Apak Khoja Mausoleum is a beautiful contrast to the desert brown dust that covers Xinjiang's ancient Silk...Huashan Mountain, Weinan, ChinaHuashan MountainWeinan, ChinaKnown as the most precipitous mountain under heaven, Mt. Huashan in Huayin City, China is a natural wonder to behold. Standing 2,154 meters tall,...Leshan, ChinaLeshanChinaConstruction on the Giant Buddha began in 713 AD. It was the idea of a Chinese monk named Haitong, who hoped that the Buddha would calm the...Huangshan Mountain, Zhenjiang, ChinaHuangshan MountainZhenjiang, ChinaWe had decided we wanted to visit some place in China a little off the beaten path that is a little less travelled by the typical foreign tourist....Famen Temple, Baoji, ChinaFamen TempleBaoji, ChinaFamen Temple is a major draw for buddhists on a pilgrimage due to it's connections to early Buddhism in China. Legend had long claimed that the...Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Emperor Qin Shi Huang Lantian Yupifa Shopping Mall, Xi'an, ChinaTerracotta Warriors and Horses of Emperor Qin Shi Huang Lantian Yupifa Shopping MallXi'an, ChinaThe army was made to guard the mausoleum of the First Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, who lived more than 2200 years ago. It is part of Qin Shi...The Emperor Beijing Forbidden City, Beijing, ChinaThe Emperor Beijing Forbidden CityBeijing, ChinaThe Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in the center of Beijing,...Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Emperor Qin Shi Huang Lantian Yupifa Shopping Mall, Xi'an, ChinaTerracotta Warriors and Horses of Emperor Qin Shi Huang Lantian Yupifa Shopping MallXi'an, ChinaEmperor Qin wanted to live forever. He spent much of his life and resources searching for immortality and the "elixir of life". He also spent a...
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            I got lost in these for 30 minutes!
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