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    Posted: 19 Jul 2010 at 12:08
In our quest to explore the historical wonders of the world we will travel to some of the best ancient sites like Roman Colosseum, Stonehenge. tell me some of the places you have visited and experienced.
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The American Express Card...never leave home without it! However, when undertaking your pergrinations for land's sake avoid the canned tours like the plague!
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Malacca - the 'centre' of town is nearly entirely historical and inhabited by tourists. At least until you discover there are huge underground malls where all the locals spend their time.
 
Great Wall - At least at the section I went to, its a wall built ontop of a mountain. You'd struggle to get an army up there if it was undefended and had no wall. But, thanks to wasted defense budgets we now have some specy monuments.
 
Xian - Great city, forgot about drainage in the design plans. 2,200 years after the current city centre was laid out, they still didn't think about drainage when they built the complex around the Terricotta army. Must be a regional failing.
 
Broken Hill Mosque - Don't need to worry about drainage in Broken Hill
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Originally posted by Omar al Hashim Omar al Hashim wrote:

Xian - Great city, forgot about drainage in the design plans. 2,200 years after the current city centre was laid out, they still didn't think about drainage when they built the complex around the Terricotta army. Must be a regional failing.
 
Perhaps they were afraid of disturbing the giant turtle that rests beneath the city, guarding the underwater river that flows somewhere down there. They nearly awoke it when they should do some construction work below the clock tower.
 
 
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Originally posted by Carcharodon Carcharodon wrote:

Originally posted by Omar al Hashim Omar al Hashim wrote:

Xian - Great city, forgot about drainage in the design plans. 2,200 years after the current city centre was laid out, they still didn't think about drainage when they built the complex around the Terricotta army. Must be a regional failing.
 
Perhaps they were afraid of disturbing the giant turtle that rests beneath the city, guarding the underwater river that flows somewhere down there. They nearly awoke it when they should do some construction work below the clock tower.
 
 
What??
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Originally posted by Omar al Hashim Omar al Hashim wrote:

Malacca - the 'centre' of town is nearly entirely historical and inhabited by tourists. At least until you discover there are huge underground malls where all the locals spend their time.
 
Great Wall - At least at the section I went to, its a wall built ontop of a mountain. You'd struggle to get an army up there if it was undefended and had no wall. But, thanks to wasted defense budgets we now have some specy monuments.
 
Xian - Great city, forgot about drainage in the design plans. 2,200 years after the current city centre was laid out, they still didn't think about drainage when they built the complex around the Terricotta army. Must be a regional failing.
 
Broken Hill Mosque - Don't need to worry about drainage in Broken Hill
I've been to Xi'an. It was a lovely place with the traditional tombs of Tang Emperors, the pagodas, the Beutiful gardens, and my favorite place in Zhenggong, The Lanting, where the best calligraphy was written. The copies are all that remain, but the Lanting Xu by Wang Xizhi is arguably the best piece of Xu Fa in running script. I even went to the stone table where it was written.
在財富的害處,而是一件好事永遠不持續。我在和平中仅居住在新的風下。 Wei Jia Hong No harm in wealth, but a good thing doesn't last forever. I live only among peace under
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PS: I agree with Carcharodon. The story of that turtle has been known throughout many Taoist texts in not only Changan (Xi'an), but other places aswell.
在財富的害處,而是一件好事永遠不持續。我在和平中仅居住在新的風下。 Wei Jia Hong No harm in wealth, but a good thing doesn't last forever. I live only among peace under
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Originally posted by Lao Tse Lao Tse wrote:

Originally posted by Omar al Hashim Omar al Hashim wrote:

Malacca - the 'centre' of town is nearly entirely historical and inhabited by tourists. At least until you discover there are huge underground malls where all the locals spend their time.
 
Great Wall - At least at the section I went to, its a wall built ontop of a mountain. You'd struggle to get an army up there if it was undefended and had no wall. But, thanks to wasted defense budgets we now have some specy monuments.
 
Xian - Great city, forgot about drainage in the design plans. 2,200 years after the current city centre was laid out, they still didn't think about drainage when they built the complex around the Terricotta army. Must be a regional failing.
 
Broken Hill Mosque - Don't need to worry about drainage in Broken Hill
I've been to Xi'an. It was a lovely place with the traditional tombs of Tang Emperors, the pagodas, the Beutiful gardens, and my favorite place in Zhenggong, The Lanting, where the best calligraphy was written. The copies are all that remain, but the Lanting Xu by Wang Xizhi is arguably the best piece of Xu Fa in running script. I even went to the stone table where it was written.


Man it must have been so exotic and unique..
did you go on the walls of Chang'an?
Every ideology has a kernel of truth and sea of whitewash.
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Yes, it was very interesting. Me and my niece were able to see the entire city while we were walking along the top. But at that time, the only sky-scrapers were in the west. Although we did see some very beutiful Pagodas. My favorite building was in the Lanting. It was the memorial Orchid Pavilion near the goose pond. I can still remember the red walls around the stele. Those walls at the Pavilion had not been repainted since 367 to build the stele for Wang. Big smile
在財富的害處,而是一件好事永遠不持續。我在和平中仅居住在新的風下。 Wei Jia Hong No harm in wealth, but a good thing doesn't last forever. I live only among peace under
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