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freemug: An alleyway in Hampton Court, home of King Henry VIII. You might recognise it from the TV programme ‘The Tudors’ which is filmed here.


Daxu Old Town, a 2000-year-old town with well preserved traditional Chinese architectures and shiny stone streets in Nanning, Guangxi, China.


Maijishan Grottoes. Located Southeast of Tianshyui City in Gansu Province on a 142 meters high hill named Maijishan, meaning "Wheat-pile Hill". Work on the grottoes started in the late 4th century and continued through successive North Wei (386-534 A.D.) and Song (960-1279 A.D.) dynasties until the 19th century. There are 194 existing caves, in which are preserved more than 7,000 sculptures made of terra cotta and over 1,000 square meters of murals.


Luohan Unidentified Artist Period: probably Song dynasty (960–1279) Culture: Japan Medium: Ink and color on silk Dimensions: 36 x 14 7/8 in. (91.4 x 37.8 cm) Classification: Painting

Shaolin Temple is located in the region of Song Mountain, Dengfeng city, China's Henan Province. It was founded in 496 AD during the Northern Wei Dynasty to honor an Indian monk named Bodhidharma. As one of the oldest temples in China, it has enjoyed a reputation of 'The First Temple of China'. []