Baikal Lake, Russia, is the oldest and deepest freshwater lake in the world. It is also the world’s largest freshwater lake by volume. Baikal is home to more than 1,700 species of plants and animals, two-thirds of which can be found nowhere else in the world. The lake was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.
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The Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum is in Pune, Maharashtra, India. It contains the collection of Dr. Dinkar G. Kelkar, dedicated to the memory of his only son, Raja. The three-story building houses various sculptures dating back to the 14th century. Wikipedia
Take Me There:® China is one of the largest comprehensive exhibits on contemporary China ever produced in the U.S. The second in the museum’s series of in-depth Take Me There exhibits, Take Me There: China enables visitors to explore ancient traditions as well as modern-day activities through art, music, food, tea culture, and traditional Chinese medicine. Through changing live performances and demonstrations of martial arts, music, calligraphy, shadow puppetry, and more, families explore the similarities between cultures.
Take Me There: China is made possible by lead gifts from Lilly Endowment, Inc., Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, The Lilly Family, Mrs. Yvonne Shaheen, Sarah and John Lechleiter, the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, Jane and Steve Marmon, Susan and Jim Naus, and Polly Hix. Additional support provided by Randy and Janet Belden, the China National Tourist Office, the Confucius Institute, and The Capital Group Companies.
The Panorama Dead Sea Complex (PDSC) opened in 2006 with the support of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and later in agreement with the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.
The Panorama Dead Sea was built to create a new tourist attraction in the Dead Sea area, with an aim to
provide a visual viewpoint and access to sites with religious and historical significance,
establish a facility for educational excursions for tourist and students alike, and
offer unrivaled dining services right at the edge of the cliffs with a lookout to the extraordinary panoramic view and Jordan’s top breathtaking sunsets.
Al Hidan Tourism Company is a locally owned tourism company which focuses on developing new tourism products in the underdeveloped area of Thiban within the Madaba Governorate. In addition to its operation of Al Hidan Adventures Center (a new product within the adventure tourism sector), Al Hidan Tourism Company began operating the Panorama Dead Sea Complex in October 2017 under a contract from the Ministry of Tourism. With its unique mandate to protect the areas wildlife and natural landscapes, Al Hidan Tourism Company has taken full responsibility for developing, managing and promoting this unique venue as a tourist attraction for travelers to the Dead Sea coast.
“China is a beautiful country with an incredible history. Recently, it has become known for one thing: Coronavirus (COVID-19). We hope this 8K 360 VR experience reminds you of how beautiful China is – the landscapes that take your breath away, the monuments that inspire awe, the power of its natural wonder. This 360 video captured the Dinghu Mountain National Nature Reserve, just one week before the coronavirus outbreak became widespread.” -Hough Hou, CreatorUp
China, officially the People’s Republic of China, is a country in East Asia. It is the world’s most populous country, with a population of around 1.428 billion in 2017. Covering approximately 9,600,000 square kilometers, it is the world’s third-largest country by area. Governed by the Communist Party of China, the state exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four direct-controlled municipalities, and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau. China emerged as one of the world’s first civilizations, in the fertile basin of the Yellow River in the North China Plain. For millennia, China’s political system was based on hereditary monarchies, or dynasties, beginning with the semi-mythical Xia dynasty in 21st century BCE. Since then, China has expanded, fractured, and re-unified numerous times. In the 3rd century BCE, the Qin reunited core China and established the first Chinese empire.(Wikipedia)
New 7 Wonders of the World was a campaign started in 2000 to choose Wonders of the World from a selection of 200 existing monuments. The popularity poll was led by Canadian-Swiss Bernard Weber and organized by the New7Wonders Foundation based in Zurich, Switzerland, with winners announced on 7 July 2007 in Lisbon. Wikipedia
The Taichung World Flora Exposition (also called the Flora Expo) is an international event recognized by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) as an A2/B1 horticulture exposition. This event will display to the world the hard work of Taiwan’s farmers, the thoughtfulness of the architects, the efforts of volunteers, and Taiwan’s hospitality.
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The home of the future is here! SkyDome’s homes are made from natural materials like pine wood, cork, flax, and seaweed, making them twice as strong and twice as efficient! The home’s unique dome shape means the structure needs no internal load-bearing walls, so the layout is fully customizable and features a massive internal space.
With eight auctions that garnered bids from over 37 countries, Asian Art Week realized a combined total of $34,720,750. The Fine Chinese Paintings sale kicked off the series with a total of $3,302,250 and 92% sold by value. The top lot of the sale, Ma Xinle’s Horses from the Collection of Steven C. Rockefeller, sold for $312,500.
The Ruth and Carl Barron Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles: Part VI achieved sell-through rates of 100% sold by lot and by value, continuing the tremendous success of the series.
World auction records were set for Zainul Abedin and Mohammed Kibria in the South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art sale, which realized $8,314,624. A masterpiece by Tyeb Mehta, Diagonal XV, led the auction, achieving $1,392,500.
The Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art sale totalled $2,890,000. The top lot was an important bronze group of seated Shiva and Uma, South India, Tamil Nadu from the late Chola ¬– early Vijayanagra period, which realized $636,500.
Strong results were witnessed for notable private collections, including the Masterpieces of Cizhou Ware: The Linyushanren Collection, Part IV, which totalled $1,230,000, and the Fine Chinese Jade Carvings from Private Collections sale, which totalled $2,710,125.
The continuing demand for Chinese works of art was underscored by strong sell-through rates of over 85% across the sales. We look forward to welcoming you to our FIRST OPEN | Shanghai sale and 20th Century and Contemporary Art Evening Sale in Shanghai on 21 September, as well as our upcoming sales in Hong Kong and London in November.
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The T-34 is a Soviet medium tank that had a profound and lasting effect on the field of tank design. At its introduction, the T-34 possessed an unprecedented combination of firepower, mobility, protection, and ruggedness. (Wikipedia)
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The art of Zurab Tsereteli is difficult to attribute to this or that art direction neither in the scale of domestic, nor world art. He is one of those creators who profess their own “religion”, involving others in it. Tsereteli’s art has already become a classic, not reducible to the unity of style, but expressed by the uniqueness of individual handwriting. (tsereteli.ru)
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Sueojangdae (Defense Commander’s Post) is a two-story military facility used for observation as well as for directing battles. This structure was built on the western side of Namhansanseong Fortress as one of four command posts. During the Manchu Invasion of 1636, King Injo himself helped to direct and encourage the troops from here. They held out for 45 days against a Qing force of 120,000, before finally being forced to surrender and accept vassal status to the Manchu Empire. (Visit Korea)
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Bagan (Burmese: ပုဂံ; MLCTS: pu.gam, IPA: [bəɡàɴ]; formerly Pagan) is an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar. From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Pagan Kingdom, the first kingdom that unified the regions that would later constitute modern Myanmar. During the kingdom’s height between the 11th and 13th centuries, over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan plains alone, of which the remains of over 2,200 temples and pagodas still survive to the present day. (Wikipedia)
This Vietnam War-era bomb shelter is found underneath luxury hotel Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi in Hanoi Vietnam. Although built in the 1960s, this bunker was sealed off in 1975, shortly after the end of the Vietnam War. During the war, the bunker was often used to shelter hotel guests at the time including American actress Jane Fonda. The shelter was re-discovered in 2011 and is now open for viewing to the public. (Matterport) Captured by: Toan Dung Media
This statue of Maitreya is located in the Ninh Binh province of Vietnam. In Buddhist culture, Maitreya is considered to be the successor of the present Buddha, popularly known as Gautama Buddha. This statue is over 10 meters high and weighs 80 tons. (Matterport) Captured by: Toan Dung Media
This corridor found in the Ninh Van region of Vietnam is filled with 500 unique arhat statues. The statues, made by local villagers, were each made out of stone blocks. Each statue features a unique facial expression and posture different from all 499 other statues within the corridor. In Buddhism, an Arhat is a title given to an individual who has achieved spiritual enlightenment, or nirvana. (Matterport)
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Although Christie’s auction house was originally founded in London, Christie’s Hong Kong has been rather instrumental in developing the Asian auction market. Explore the auction house’s 2017 Autumn Auction collection featuring Asian 20th-century and contemporary art, Chinese ceramics, paintings, jewels, watches, and much more. (Matterport) Captured by: Bubble 3D
Sookmyung Women’s University is a private university found in Seoul, South Korea. Originally founded in 1906, the university is Korea’s first royal private educational institution for women. In 2015, Sookmyung has ranked the second-best women’s university in Korea according to JoongAng Daily. (Matterport)
Bait Al Zubair is a heritage and cultural center that opened its carved wooden doors to the public in 1998. It is funded by its founders, the Zubair family. The center displays the family’s collection of Omani artifacts, which is considered to be the finest that is privately owned. With its growing collection, Bait al Zubair now houses one of the largest heritage and permanent art collections in the country and serves as a real window on Oman’s rich heritage and culture. Since it opened the museum has expanded into a cultural complex that continues to evolve and is internationally recognized by museums and art galleries who work as our partners to deliver temporary exhibitions or use us as a learning and research resource on Omani heritage.
Bait Al Zubair is proud to exhibit two magnificent old canons presented by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said to the museum on the occasion of its opening. The museum is one of the country’s architectural icons and in 1999 was the proud recipient of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos’ Award for Architectural Excellence, the first time it was awarded in Oman.
The complex now consists of six separate buildings, as well as a garden with a miniature Omani village, an aflaj system and a selection of indigenous plants and trees which make the complex a calm and beautiful place to visit. The buildings themselves are as much the collection as are the thousands of items on display. (Matterport) Captured by: GreenBird.3D
The Temple of Literature (Vietnamese: Văn Miếu, Hán-Nôm: 文廟) is a Temple of Confucius in Hanoi, northern Vietnam. The temple hosts the Imperial Academy (Quốc Tử Giám, 國子監), Vietnam’s first national university. The temple was built in 1070 at the time of Emperor Lý Thánh Tông. (Wikipedia)
SAC Gallery was founded by Subhashok Angsuvarnsiri, a collector of many decades and an avid supporter of Thai contemporary art. We promote young and emerging Thai and South East Asian contemporary artists to the international audience, with the aim to bring our culture to the global stage.
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The battery numbers six Kane (6-inches guns) and two Nordenfeld (57-mm guns). The fort’s construction was begun in 1898 and completed in 1902.
About 180 thousand rubles were spent on the construction. More than 100 years after, the battery is fully renovated and it is one of the most visited places of interest. The beautiful panoramic view of the bridge opens from here. The route to the battery goes through the Pospelovo settlement. (Russia Travel)
The National Museum is a museum located on Jalan Damansara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The museum is situated in close proximity to the Perdana Lake Gardens and it provides an overview of Malaysian history and culture. (Wikipedia)
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The Songzhu Temple ( Tib. Zong dgon kru’u ;. Chin Songzhu si嵩祝寺) was a temple of Tibetan Buddhism , the Qing Emperor Yongzheng 1733 for the third  Cangkya Qutuqtu (changkya khutukhtu) had built , It is located at the address Songzhu Beixiang in Beijing District Dongcheng . On the temple grounds there is now a luxury hotel. 
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Take a trip to Mudhoji Manmohan Rajwada, an old palace in the city of Phaltan in Maharashtra, India. The palace was once the maternal home of Sambhaji Maharaj, son of the founder of the Maratha Empire, who succeeded the realm after his father’s death. The compound consists of residential buildings, several temples, spacious courtyards, and long halls. The interior reflects the architectural style of the period, from the intricate hand-carved woodwork seen in the columns and arches to the rich color palette in the paintings and tapestries. All of the rooms in the palace open out onto a central courtyard, or chowk, demonstrating a key feature in Indian architecture, allowing cool air to flow throughout the various rooms. The opulence of this royal home along with its architectural wonder makes it a very sought after attraction for tourists visiting the town of Phaltan. (Matterport)
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Bagan (Burmese: ပုဂံ; MLCTS: pu.gam, IPA: [bəɡàɴ]; formerly Pagan) is an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar. From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Pagan Kingdom, the first kingdom that unified the regions that would later constitute modern Myanmar. During the kingdom’s height between the 11th and 13th centuries, over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas, and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan plains alone, of which the remains of over 2,200 temples and pagodas still survive to the present day. (Wikipedia)
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Shittaung Pagoda, which means ‘Temple of the 80,000 pagodas’ in Myanmar, was built by King Minbin, one of the most powerful kings of the Mrauk U dynasty in 1535. This pagoda which lies half a mile north of the palace city has an intriguing maze-like floor plan inside. The central pagoda measures 160 ft. in length and is 124 ft broad and rises to a height of 86 ft. On the north and south walls, there are circular turret-like pagodas at regular intervals. There is one big and 14 smaller ones on the north and an even bigger one accompanied by seventeen smaller ones on the south. Along the other two inner galleries, there are hundreds of Buddha images of various sizes. (myanmarecotours.com)